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Wikileaks ‘reveals CIA hacking tools

Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, “Year Zero”, comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated […]

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Sikh Community Calls For Hate Crime Investigation in WA Shooting

March 4, 2017 (Kent, WA) – On the evening of March 3rd, a 39-year-old Sikh man was shot in his driveway after the gunman allegedly told him to “go back to your own country.” The Sikh man, who wishes to remain unidentified, is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries as law enforcement agencies continue their search for […]

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Car ploughs into group of pedestrians in London leaving five people seriously injured

Police are investigating following a collision in Lewisham which left a number of pedestrians requiring hospital treatment. Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Sunday, 26 February to reports of a Mercedes in collision with a wall and pedestrians on Bromley Road in Bellingham. Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended. Five […]

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NOPD Investigates Crash that Injured at Least 28 Parade Goers

The NOPD is investigating a vehicle crash that injured at least 28 victims on Saturday night (Feb. 25) The incident happened at the intersection of North Carrollton and Orleans Avenue. At around 6:42 p.m., a Chevrolet pick up truck was seen traveling eastbound on Carrollton Avenue when he struck two vehicles. The driver then caused […]

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Detection of radioactive iodine at trace levels in Europe in January 2017

Iodine-131 (131I), a radionuclide of anthropogenic origin, has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe. The preliminary report states it was first found during week 2 of January 2017 in northern Norway. Iodine-131 was also detected in Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain, until the end of January. […]

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Hans Rosling has passed away

Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early Tuesday morning, 7 February 2017, his family announces at the Gapminder foundation web site. Hans Rosling suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one year ago. “We are extremely sad to announce that Professor Hans Rosling died this morning. Hans suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one […]

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Australia’s biggest cocaine interception: 1.4 tonnes seized, six charged

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Border Force, the New Zealand Customs Service and the Organised Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand. A long-running Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation supported by the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS), Organised Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ), the Fijian Transnational […]

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Jewish Centers Across U.S. Evacuated Amid New Wave of Bomb Threats

NEW YORK – A wave of bomb threats this morning caused 28 Jewish community centers in 17 states to quickly engage in security protocols to ensure the safety of their participants and facilities. Many have already received the all-clear from local law enforcement, with whom they are working closely, and have resumed regular operations. This […]

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Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world – Oxfam

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam today to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos. Oxfam’s report, ‘An economy for the 99 percent’, shows that the gap between rich and […]

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Libyan plane in ‘potential hijack’ to Malta – Maltese PM

A Libyan passenger plane with 118 people on board has been forced to land in Malta in what the Maltese prime minister called a “potential hijack situation”. The Airbus A320 was flying inside Libya for airline Afriqiyah Airways when it was diverted, local media report. There were two hijackers involved, who threatened to bomb the […]

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74 journalists killed worldwide in 2016: Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today releasing its annual worldwide round-up on journalists who have been killed in the past year. RSF is saddened to report that at least 74 professional and non-professional journalists have been killed in connection with their work in 2016. Some were killed while out reporting. Most were clearly the deliberately […]

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U.S. COAST GUARD REPATRIATES 38 CUBAN MIGRANTS

MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 38 Cuban migrants Thursday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these sea voyages from ending in tragedy. “We discourage anyone from taking […]

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Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has agreed to provide a humanitarian medical evacuation flight for an ailing visitor from its Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast and then to New Zealand. The patient is Buzz Aldrin, who, in 1969, became one of the first men to walk on the Moon, […]

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Almost 300 trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last year

On the occasion of the 18th International Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which is being held on 20th of November 2016 [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 hate crimes against trans and gender-diverse people, and to […]

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Powerful Quake Shakes Christchurch, New Zealand: USGS

A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday just north of Christchurch, New Zealand — the city devastated by a 2011 temblor — the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the latest quake was about 35 miles northeast of Amberley on the country’s South Island, the USGS said. There were no immediate reports about damage or […]

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Julian Assange to Be Questioned About Rape Claim At Ecuador Embassy

Julian Assange will be interviewed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Monday 14 November. Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor. The Swedish assistant prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, and a Swedish police investigator have been allowed to be […]

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Countdown to Calais camp closure: clock is ticking to protect children

With just a short time remaining until the predicted clearing of the Calais refugee camp, robust plans to protect hundreds of children living there are still needed. Today, Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield and Commissioners from France and Belgium visited the camp and met charities working with children there to get the latest information. […]

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Julian Assange’s Arrest Warrant in Rape Case Upheld by Swedish Court

Today the Svea Court of Appeal issued its decision in the case concerning the detention of Julian Assange. The Court of Appeal refuses his request to have the detention order set aside. This means that Julian Assange is still detained in absentia. The Court of Appeal shares the assessment of the District Court that Julian […]

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London police chief warns of UK terror attack risk

The Commissioner reflects on the very real threat from terrorism, but says defeating it is as much about refusing to be afraid as anything else, and by not being cowed terrorists will never win. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: We have all watched the recent terrorist atrocities unfold with a terrifying and depressing sense of horror and […]

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Dutch heighten security at Amsterdam airport, citing threat `indications’

In a joint meeting of the Mayor, Public Prosecution Office, Chief Royal Military Police and the Police of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer (in consultation with the NCTV) it was decided to take additional security measures at and around Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. These measures have been discussed with Schiphol Airport. The decision is based on a […]

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