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Huge Marriott breach puts 500 million victims at risk

Marriott has taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database.  On November 19, 2018, the investigation determined that there was unauthorized access to the database, which contained guest information relating to reservations at Starwood properties* on or before September 10, 2018. On September 8, 2018, Marriott received an […]

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New Zealand: 1.8 million smuggled cigarettes seized

A Customs investigation has resulted in the seizure of around 1.8 million smuggled cigarettes and cash estimated to be over $2 million. As a result of this investigation, the NZ Police have also restrained multiple properties, luxury cars and bank accounts. An Auckland businessman was arrested by Customs investigators at Auckland Airport last Wednesday 21 […]

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“We will stick with Britain“ says Gibraltar’s Chief Minister

Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar welcomes the unwavering commitment of the United Kingdom that it will negotiate future trade and other arrangements with the EU that work for all of the British family of nations, including Gibraltar. The deep and unbreakable bonds that bind the United Kingdom and Gibraltar […]

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Historic Vote Ties Kilogram and Other Units to Natural Constants

© Rob Bouwman – Dreamstime.com Versailles, France—A convocation of delegates representing 60 countries voted today in Versailles to implement the most significant change to the International System of Units (SI) in more than 130 years. For the first time, all measurement units will be defined by natural phenomena rather than by physical artifacts. The event […]

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Amnesty International withdraws human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi Amnesty International announced today that it has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for. Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, […]

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Investigative Committee of Russia continues to establish circumstances of mass shooting in Kerch

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation continues to work over the probe into the mass shooting in the Kerch Technical College on October 17, 2018. The IC Central Office investigation team completed the initial examination of the crime scene. The exact number of the killed was established – 20 people (including Roslyakov), all of […]

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Alexander Bastrykin expressed his condolences to families of victims of Kerch tragedy

Alexander Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, expressed his deep condolences to the families of the victims of the accident in the Kerch Technical College. “It is an irreparable loss for you, but I promise that the investigation will do its utmost to define in detail the causes of the accident and […]

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In Republic of Crimea, probe launched into blast at college in city of Kerch

The Crimean Regional Office of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation launched a probe into a blast at one of the colleges of Kerch under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of Russia (terrorism). According to preliminary data, today an unidentified explosive device filled with metal items went off in the canteen of the […]

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Illegal waste trafficking: how to make EUR 1.8 million from 200 000 used tyres

The Spanish Guardia Civil, with the support of Europol and Ameripol, dismantled a criminal group illegally trading used tyres in several countries across Africa, America and Europe As part of Operation ROTAMM, the Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal group operating from Spain that acquired used tyres and sold them illegally in Africa, America and Europe. […]

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GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH GROWING RAPIDLY, STUDY SHOWS

Photo: The Ocean Cleanup Delft, the Netherlands, March 22, 2018 – 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic weighing 80,000 metric tons are currently afloat in an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – and it is rapidly getting worse. These are the main conclusions of a three year mapping effort conducted by an international team […]

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Hundreds urged to wash clothes after UK nerve agent attack

Dr Jenny Harries, Deputy Medical Director at Public Health England said: The immediate risk to the general public remains low and this has not changed. Rigorous scientific analysis has been ongoing and we have learnt that there has been some limited contamination in both The Mill pub and Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury. Anyone who visited […]

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25 million child marriages prevented in last decade due to accelerated progress, according to new UNICEF estimates

© UNICEF/UN062021/Vishwanathan Improving trend in child marriage driven largely by significant reductions in South Asia, but problem persists with over 150 million girls likely to marry by 2030 NEW YORK, 6 March 2018 – The prevalence of child marriage is decreasing globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, UNICEF said today. Overall, the […]

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Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder

A man who deliberately drove a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque has been convicted of murder and attempted murder. These were prosecuted as acts of terrorism. Darren Osborne, 48, hired the van in South Wales and drove it to London on Sunday 18 June planning to attack people attending […]

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Tribunal convicts Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

In the final Trial Judgement of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Trial Chamber I today convicted Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. These crimes were committed by Serb forces […]

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Trans Day of Remembrance 2017: 325 trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last year

On the occasion of the International Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which is held on 20th of November 2017 [1], Transgender Europe (TGEU) is publishing the Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) research project update [2] to join the voices raising awareness of this day regarding violence against trans and gender-diverse people, and to honour the lives of those who […]

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California wildfires: 14 720 homes destroyed or damaged, 43 people killed, $3.3 billion loss

Insured losses from October wildfires top $3 billion statewide Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announces new insured claims data from largest insurers SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Fifteen major insurers reported updated claims loss data to Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones revealing the new total of insured losses from the state’s October wildfires now tops $3 billion—a three-fold increase in just two weeks—and […]

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NAACP ISSUES NATIONAL TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES

Calls for Meeting with Airlines to Discuss Troublesome Issues (October 24, 2017) – The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being when patronizing American Airlines or traveling on American Airlines flights: “The NAACP […]

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195 INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AS A RESULT OF GLOBAL CRACKDOWN ON AIRLINE TICKET FRAUD

195 individuals suspected of traveling with airline tickets bought using stolen, compromised or fake credit card details have been detained in a major international law enforcement operation targeting airline fraudsters. Between 16 and 20 October 2017, 61 countries, 63 airlines and 6 online travel agencies were involved in the 10th edition of the Global Airport […]

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Deadly hepatitis A outbreak spreading through California

LOS ANGELES – Today, Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide hepatitis A outbreak in California. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is actively responding to a local outbreak of hepatitis A that includes 13 confirmed cases. These cases have been associated with persons who are homeless and/or use illicit drugs (injection […]

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The United States Withdraws From UNESCO

On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. The decision comes as the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is voting to choose a new director this week, in tense […]

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