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North Korea has been suffering severe internet outages, with one analyst saying the country's access to the web was entirely cut.The disruption comes days after the US accused North Korea of being behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.US President Barack Obama had promised a "proportional" response, though officials would not comment on any US involvement in the current outages."For the past 24 h...
Source : BBC | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Russia`s government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, as evidence mounted of trouble spreading through the economy.The central bank bailed out its first victim of the collapsing currency, authorities announced a tax on grain exports to protect domestic stocks and a Reuters poll of...
Source : Zeenews | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
BAGHDAD (AP) — Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority endured horrors at the hands of Islamic State group extremists after they were taken as slaves when last summer, leaving them deeply traumatized, an international watchdog group said in a report issued on Tuesday.report based on interviews with over 40 former captives who were among hundreds of women and girls from the Yazidi religious min...
Source : News Times | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
people have been killed and eight others injured in Glasgow, when a garbage truck ploughed into crowds of Christmas shoppers in what appeared to be a tragic accident.One eyewitness described the vehicle knocking people down "like pinballs" as it veered out of control over a distance of around 300 metres, only stopping when it crashed into a hotel."Sadly six people have died as a result of the Geor...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Paris: A driver ploughed into a Christmas market in western France Monday, injuring 10 people before stabbing himself, a day after a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ran down pedestrians in another French city.At least four people were badly hurt in the latest incident in the city of Nantes, the third attack in three days by individuals against civilians or security forces in France, sparking fears of ...
Source : Zeenews | 3 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two explosions in two northeast Nigerian states on Monday killed at least 26 people and injured 79, rescue and health officials said.A car bomb at a bus station in Gombe city killed at least 20 people and injured 60, according toIn neighboring Bauchi state, west of Gombe, an explosion at a market killed at least 6 people and injured 19, said state commissioner of health D...
Source : News Times | 2 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Relatives offer prayers in memory of executed militant Rashid Tipu in Haripur, Pakistan, on Monday. (AFP)Pakistan plans to execute 500 prisoners convicted on terrorism-related charges in the next couple of weeks, officials said.The interior ministry has cleared these prisoners for execution and their mercy petitions have already been rejected by the President.Pakistan has so far executed six milit...
Source : Telegraphindia | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
(Reuters): Cristina de Bourbon, sister of Spain's King Felipe VI, is to stand trial on tax fraud charges as soon as next year, becoming the first Spanish royal to face prosecution.Princess Cristina's father Juan Carlos abdicated in June after a series of scandals, and his son Felipe is riding high in opinion polls. He has tried to modernise the monarchy and has taken away rights and duties from hi...
Source : Telegraphindia | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
share market has opened lower, following falls in commodity prices overnight.At 1015 AEDT on Tuesday, the benchmark SP/ASX200 index was down 13 points, or 0.24 per cent, at 5,429.0, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 13.2 points, or 0.24 per cent, at 5,400.9.On the ASX 24, the September share price index futures contract was down 20 points at 5,389 with 6,178 contracts traded.Canterbu...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Myanmar police fired on protesters near a mine at the centre of a long-running land dispute today, killing one person and wounding 20 others, media reports said.Television station The Democratic Voice of Burma said that one person was killed during the protest near the Letpadaung copper mine in central Myanmar.China's ruling Communist Party announced a corruption investigation into a one-time seni...
Source : Telegraphindia | 4 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged New Yorkers to put aside politics and protests to mourn two murdered police officers as he sought to head off furious criticism of his conduct.Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, were shot in the head through the window of their patrol car in broad daylight in Brooklyn on Saturday following weeks of anti-police protests.Police named the shooter ...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
Security Council is discussing North Korea's human rights record, despite opposition from China and Russia.It comes days after the UN General Assembly voted in favour of referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.It is the first time the UN Security Council has discussed the country's human rights record.by a UN human rights inquiry in Febr...
Source : BBC | 5 Hour(s) AgoCategory : International
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