News – August 2018

 


  • Two injured in stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s main station, police shoot suspect

    August 31, 2018

    Two people have been injured in a stabbing incident at Amsterdam’s central station and police have shot a suspect, the Parool reported on Friday. The two victims and the suspect have been taken to hospital but it is unknown how seriously they have been injured. The incident happened just after midday in the western tunnel ...

  • ‘Well organised’ drone gang ‘flew class A drugs and mobile phones into numerous UK prisons on a fishing line’

    August 30, 2018

    A ‘well-organised’ gang used drones to fly class A drugs and mobile phones into UK jails, delivering contraband straight to inmates’ windows, a court has heard. It is alleged that Lee Anslow, while he was a serving prisoner at HMP Hewell in Worcestershire, conspired to set up deliveries at prisons around the country, flown in by ...

  • West London teenager arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences

    August 30, 2018

    Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of terrorism offences following a raid on an address in west London. He was originally taken into custody on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm and cultivating cannabis after officers found what was believed to be a weapon and a number of plants at the property. Further searches revealed ...

  • Police dog Ernie ‘repeatedly punched’ during arrest

    August 30, 2018

    A man repeatedly punched a police dog as it assisted officers with an arrest following reports of an assault and a theft, Scotland Yard have said. Two officers and police dog Ernie had been chasing a suspect in West Drayton, west London, on Tuesday night when the alleged incident took place. A man was arrested on suspicion ...

  • High-Severity Flaws Patched in Schneider Electric Products

    August 29, 2018

    Schneider Electric has released fixes for a slew of vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely in two of its industrial control system products. The two flaws, which exist in Schneider Electric’s power management system, PowerLogic PM5560, and its programmable logic controller, Modicon M221, can be exploited remotely, according to dual advisories released by ICS-CERT on Tuesday. The ...

  • Soldiers get up to speed on unique command

    August 29, 2018

    More than 50 Soldiers and civilians received first-hand information about a one-of-a-kind Army unit during their onboarding briefings Aug. 24 at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Leaders from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command briefed new teammates who had arrived during the summer rotation season. “I need each of you to understand both our multiple, and ...

  • UK and Nigeria step up cooperation to end Boko Haram threat

    August 29, 2018

    The UK and Nigeria signed their first ever security and defence partnership in Abuja today. The first ever UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership will transform the way we work together to tackle shared threats and keep our people safe, Theresa May said today. The new Partnership will lay the foundations for us to step up efforts to ...

  • Space sector to benefit from multi-million pound work on UK alternative to Galileo

    August 29, 2018

    Government to invest £92 million of Brexit readiness money on plans for independent satellite system 18-month study will look at the design and development of UK programme This will inform the decision to create the system as an alternative to Galileo The UK Space Agency will lead the work with full support from the Ministry of Defence UK industry ...

  • Birling Gap chemical haze stopped helicopters flying

    August 28, 2018

    Helicopters could not be used to investigate a chemical haze on the Sussex coast last summer as it was not known if the gas was explosive. Birling Gap was evacuated and more than 150 people needed hospital treatment. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) were asked for help by Sussex emergency ...

  • Device fitted under police officer’s car ‘had high-grade explosives’

    August 28, 2018

    A bomb planted under an off-duty policeman’s car contained over 300 grammes of high-grade explosives, a court has heard. The details emerged at the trial of Co Armagh man Sean McVeigh who denies the attempted murder of the PSNI officer at his home in Co Londonderry over three years ago. McVeigh, 37, of Victoria Gardens, Lurgan, ...

  • Active shooter simulations increase emergency department staff readiness and confidence

    August 27, 2018

    A new practice improvement initiative and study indicates active shooter training and simulations are vital to ensuring staff is equipped to respond effectively should their emergency department ever become a target for such an act of violence. The goal was to develop and successfully implement a safety strategy that increased the ability of a large pediatric ...

  • Swiss Government reinforces critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

    August 27, 2018

    The Minimum Standard for ICT Resilienceexternal link launched by the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES) on Monday includes 106 concrete actions covering technical measures as well as recommendations on improving internal organisation and prevention systems. It is described as a decision-making guide with advice and instructions for detecting and responding to hacking quickly and decisively. As ...

  • National Centre for Disease Control warns of cholera outbreak in Libya as cases increase in Algeria

    August 27, 2018

    The Monitoring and Investigation Department of the National Centre for Disease Control has raised the level of preparedness to deal with the possibility of the transmission of cholera from Algeria to Libya, especially in border areas. The department called on early warning program coordinators, rapid response teams, and hospital monitors to take care and caution from ...

  • Facial recognition technology catches impostor trying to enter US illegally at airport, officials say

    August 25, 2018

    A man trying to illegally enter the United States this week was tripped up by state-of-the-art facial recognition technology, marking the first instance of the system being used at an airport to help federal officials flag a fraud, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. A 26-year-old man traveling from Brazil entered Washington Dulles International Airport ...

  • Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario: WHO

    August 24, 2018

    A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been identified in North ...