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  • Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion

    April 14, 2019

    Bomb disposal experts from Sweden’s Nationella bombskyddet were called in to secure a number of stores in a building in Norrköping after an explosion in the early hours of Sunday. Police barriers remained in place in the area on Sunday but were not expected to affect traffic significantly and have since been lifted, with examination of ...

  • Belfast man linked by fingerprint to explosives find 10 years ago avoids going to prison

    April 13, 2019

    A senior PSNI officer has welcomed the conviction of a north Belfast father-of-five who has been handed a suspended sentence after his fingerprint was found on a blast bomb device almost decade ago. John Paul Magee (39), from Ardoyne, had pleaded guilty to the offences in February. Yesterday he was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, suspended ...

  • UK: Stricter laws to tackle terrorism come into force

    April 12, 2019

    Measures including longer sentences for several terrorism offences and ending automatic early release for convicted terrorists have commenced two months after the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act received Royal Assent. The management of convicted terrorist offenders has also been strengthened with stricter notification requirements. It is now illegal to recklessly express support for, or publish images of flags, ...

  • Passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone as it came into land at Manchester Airport

    April 12, 2019

    A passenger jet came within just 32ft of hitting a drone ‘almost head-on’ as it came into land at Manchester Airport. A pilot described the incident near as a ‘close encounter’, a UK Airprox Board (UKAB) report revealed. The rectangular drone was flown in front of an Airbus A319 aircraft approaching the airport at 3,000 feet on Thursday. Measuring up to ...

  • Russian special forces clash with ISIS terrorists in Siberian city

    April 12, 2019

    Eyewitness footage of the Russian special forces’ raid on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants in the Siberian city of Tyumen shows a house turn into a raging fireball as bursts of automatic gunfire rock the area. In the video filmed by onlookers, apparently from a window in a building near where the anti-terrorist operation took ...

  • New Zealand Customs to use face-to-face checks for eGate inconsistencies

    April 12, 2019

    New Zealand’s customs officers will always conduct face-to-face checks whenever its eGates reject a passenger, Minister of Customs Kris Faafoi announced on Thursday. The decision comes after a review of the nation’s eGate processes, which found the decision review tool (DRT) used to identify inconsistencies between a person and the passport used was flawed. The review was initially created ...

  • Four Sri Lankan terror suspects arrested at Luton Airport

    April 12, 2019

    Four men have been arrested moments after they arrived in Luton Airport on board an international flight. Airport police arrested the men and handed them over to anti terrorism officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command. The men, all Sri Lankan nationals, arrived in Luton on Wednesday evening. They are currently being held in a Bedfordshire police station. They ...

  • UK: Each Police Force Gets Dedicated Cybercrime Unit

    April 12, 2019

    The government has made a multi-million-pound investment to ensure that every police force in England and Wales now has its own dedicated cybercrime unit. The announcement was made by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), as part of its National Cybercrime Programme event in the Midlands this week. Tackling cybercrime has long been on the police’s radar. Indeed, last month ...

  • Two men found guilty of having 167kg of explosives in car

    April 11, 2019

    A man’s denial that he knew anything about 167kg of explosives found inside his “heavily laden” car — including detonators sticking out from the passenger seat — has been found to be “totally incredible” by the Special Criminal Court. Armed gardaí found four bags of explosives in the boot of a black Skoda Fabia car and 18 ...

  • Julian Assange arrested by UK police, charged with hacking in the US

    April 11, 2019

    UK police officers arrested today Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks project that for years leaked state secrets from governments all over the world. London’s Metropolitan Police Service announced the arrest earlier today. “Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy ...

  • Large amount of explosives seized at Turkey-Iran border

    April 11, 2019

    Turkish customs enforcement officers seized a large amount of explosives at the Turkish-Iranian border, officials said Thursday. According to a statement from the Trade Ministry, an Iranian citizen tried to cross the Esendere Customs Gate with a valid passport. He had six sacks and a suitcase with him, which he said, were filled with limes. The officers got ...

  • Venezuela reports collapse in oil supply, tightening global market – OPEC

    April 10, 2019

    Venezuela told OPEC that the country’s oil output sank to a new long-term low last month due to U.S. sanctions and blackouts, deepening the impact of a global production curb and further tightening supplies. Supply cuts by OPEC and partners led by Russia, plus involuntary curbs in Venezuela and Iran, have helped drive a 32 percent ...

  • Project TajMahal – a sophisticated new APT framework

    April 10, 2019

    TajMahal’ is a previously unknown and technically sophisticated APT framework discovered by Kaspersky Lab in the autumn of 2018. This full-blown spying framework consists of two packages named ‘Tokyo’ and ‘Yokohama’. It includes backdoors, loaders, orchestrators, C2 communicators, audio recorders, keyloggers, screen and webcam grabbers, documents and cryptography key stealers, and even its own file ...

  • Body scanners to replace metal detectors at Indian airports

    April 10, 2019

    Starting in April 2020, air travellers will be examined by body scanners at Indian airports,according to the aviation security regulator, which has directed airport operators to replace metal detectors with superior technology. In the directive on Monday, a copy of which was accessed by Hindustan Times, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) asked airport operators ...

  • County Down mortar attack: Police foil plot after launching tube found on farm in Northern Ireland

    April 9, 2019

    A suspected dissident republican plot to attack police has been foiled after a mortar bomb-launching tube was found in County Down in Northern Ireland. The horizontal tube attached to a frame and command wire were left beside a derelict farm building outside the town of Castlewellan earlier this week. A member of the public discovered the items laying unconcealed behind a ...