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  • More than 20,000 customers ditch TSB after IT migration chaos

    October 24, 2018

    Almost 22,000 customers ditched TSB in the wake of the chaos inflicted on them by the bank’s bungled IT migration, according to industry figures. Statistics released by bank body Bacs, which operates the seven-day current account switch service (Cass), showed 21,790 people left the bank in the second quarter of the year – at the height ...

  • Explosion in Kreuzberg bar amid rising criminal gang activity in Berlin

    October 23, 2018

    At around 4:30am on Monday morning, a group of unidentified assailants smashed a hole in the wall of the bar in Oranienstraße, before placing and detonating an explosive device. Although the bar itself was badly damaged, no-one was injured in the explosion. The police’s Organized Crime Department has been assigned to follow up on the case. While Arabic gang ...

  • NI: Lack of executive hindering fight against paramilitarism

    October 23, 2018

    The lack of political decision making in Northern Ireland has had a major adverse impact on efforts to combat paramilitarism, an independent commission has said. Northern Ireland has been without an executive since January 2017. The Independent Reporting Commission says the continuation of paramilitary activity 20 years after the Good Friday Agreement is unacceptable. The commission’s first report ...

  • TSA’s ‘Biometric Roadmap’ may need more funding under new law, former deputy administrator says

    October 23, 2018

    While the recently passed Transportation Security Administration defines clear pathways to improve security, safeguard the nation’s transportation system, and accelerate the speed of action through smart investments and ...

  • Orange Business Services and Telespazio France Combine Forces to Supply SATCOM Services to the French Ministry of Armed Forces

    October 23, 2018

    The French Joint Directorate for Infrastructure Networks and Information Systems (DIRISI) selected Orange Business Services and Telespazio France to provide several satellite communication capabilities and the associated managed services to all military and state entities involved in this framework agreement. These services will facilitate communications when armed forces are involved in field missions, where end-to-end ...

  • U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

    October 23, 2018

    The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that American operatives have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed on the operation. The campaign, which includes missions undertaken in recent days, is the first known overseas ...

  • Morrisons faces ‘vast’ data leak compensation payment

    October 22, 2018

    Morrisons says it will appeal a decision that leaves it facing a “vast” compensation bill for a data leak. The supermarket chain lost an appeal against a ruling that found it partly liable for the data breach, which saw sensitive details about staff posted on the web. The case goes back to 2014, when a senior auditor ...

  • Virgin Atlantic jet in ‘closest ever’ near-miss with drone on approach to Heathrow

    October 22, 2018

    Ten feet was all that separated a Virgin Atlantic jet from colliding with a high-flying drone in what is thought to have been the closest ever near-miss between one of the gadgets and a commercial airliner, a new report has revealed. The Heathrow-bound B787-9 Dreamliner plane – which would have been carrying as many as 264 ...

  • UK Government to introduce new regulations for smart energy appliances

    October 22, 2018

    The government is planning to introduce regulations for smart energy appliances like fridges, electric heating, air conditioning and battery storage in the UK. It is part of its plans to encourage the uptake of smart appliances, to ensure there is “adequate protection” against potential risks associated with smart appliances and – as regulatory approaches are planned internationally – to avoid ...

  • Nigeria: Pipeline Vandalism – Security Operatives Arrest 59, Seizes 391,150 Liters of Petrol

    October 22, 2018

    With the resurgence of vandalism especially around key products holding and distribution infrastructure in the south west, from where petroleum products are distributed across other parts of the country, through pipelines, security agencies have beefed up 24 hour surveillance across critical oil and gas facilities to stop further acts of vandalisation which is likely to ...

  • Rebels in Congo Kill 15 and Abduct Children in Area of Ebola Outbreak

    October 21, 2018

    Congolese rebels have killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack in the center of the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, Congo’s military said Sunday. The violence threatened to again force the suspension of efforts to contain the virus. The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo was declared on ...

  • At least 22 dead and 171 injured as train overturns in Taiwan

    October 21, 2018

    At least 22 people have died and 171 are injured after a train derailed and overturned on a coastal railway in Taiwan. Some of the victims were crushed to death during the accident in Yilan county, which saw all eight carriages come off the tracks and five of them flip over. The Puyuma express train was travelling ...


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