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Top News

  • PKK roadside bomb kills 5 civilians in SE Turkey’s Diyarbakır

    April 8, 2020

    Five civilians were killed after PKK terrorists attacked a group of agricultural laborers heading to collect wood in the southeastern Diyarbakır province, the governor’s office said in a statement Wednesday. The attack took place on the road between Kulp and Hazro districts near Güleç neighborhood when PKK terrorists detonated a roadside bomb, the statement read. Ambulances were ...

  • ‘No skull and crossbones’: Here’s how the six services are implementing military face mask guidance

    April 8, 2020

    Balaclavas may be OK, but ski masks may not be, depending on which uniform a service member wears, under service-specific guidance on the Pentagon’s new facial covering requirements. On Sunday, the Defense Department began requiring everyone on DOD property to wear face coverings in public or work settings, “to the extent practical,” when six feet of ...

  • Cyprus: Thieves use explosives to rob ATM in Limassol

    April 7, 2020

    Thieves damaged an ATM with an explosive device in Ayia Fyla, Limassol and got away with a sum of money early on Tuesday. The perpetrators broke the side window of the bank to gain access at 3.20am. First investigations suggest they were two people who left on a motorbike. Police are looking into the possibility the thieves are ...

  • Bengal: One dead after two groups clash with crude bombs, guns over quarantine centre

    April 6, 2020

    One person died after two groups of villagers clashed with each other and hurled crude bombs over setting up of a quarantine centre at Talibpur village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district. Seven people have been arrested by Panrui police. “There was a clash between two groups in the village last night. One person succumbed to bomb ...

  • DarkHotel hackers use VPN zero-day to breach Chinese government agencies

    April 6, 2020

    Foreign state-sponsored hackers have launched a massive hacking operation aimed at Chinese government agencies and their employees. Attacks began last month, in March, and are believed to be related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Chinese security-firm Qihoo 360, which detected the intrusions, said the hackers used a zero-day vulnerability in Sangfor SSL VPN servers, used to provide ...

  • UK: Bomb squad and police called to Tesco supermarket in Farnworth

    April 5, 2020

    A bomb disposal squad and police were called to a supermarket in Farnworth after a suspected explosives attack. Members of the Army’s Royal Logistic Corps’ Bomb Disposal unit were called to the Tesco superstore in Long Causeway at around 9.30am yesterday morning. A heavy police presence was also reported as crime scene investigators and other ...

  • New Hampshire: Alert issued for person wanted in connection with Dearborn Street explosion

    April 5, 2020

    Police have named a suspect in connection with an early-morning fire on Dearborn Street through a NH State Police BOLO or “Be On the Lookout” order. Meanwhile, Manchester Police and the state bomb squad assisted the Manchester Fire Marshal’s office in sifting through piles of debris left at the scene of the fire at 37 Dearborn ...

  • The remote-working rush is creating a playground for spies and cybercrooks

    April 5, 2020

    Hundreds of millions of people are now working from home as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Most organisations have a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity strategy in place to cope with the more predictable catastrophes, like a main office being unavailable for weeks or months. Far fewer are prepared for a crisis requiring ...

  • Russia: Militant plotting terrorist attack killed in Murmansk

    April 4, 2020

    Law enforcement officers in the Russian city of Murmansk have eliminated a militant who planned to carry out a terrorist attack, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement. “Last night, the Federal Security Service (FSB) located an armed militant in the city of Murmansk who planned to carry out a terrorist attack. When special police ...

  • India’s NIA to launch its first investigation in a foreign soil after Kabul attack

    April 2, 2020

    The National Investigation Agency of India (NIA) has filed a case to investigate the deadly attack on Sikh in Kabul city, it has been reported. In a bid to launch its first investigation regarding a terror attack on foreign soil, the NIA registered its case under criminal conspiracy and terror charges, according to Hindustan Times. An NIA ...

  • WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation report – 72

    April 1, 2020

      Three new countries/territories/areas reported cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours: Botswana, Burundi, and Sierra Leone. WHO has released a scientific brief on the off-label use of medicines for COVID-19. A number of medicines have been suggested as potential investigational therapies, many of which are now being or will soon be studied in clinical trials, ...

  • COVID-19: Why weren’t we ready?

    March 30, 2020

    In May 2009, Alan Johnson, the then Labour health secretary, was questioned by the House of Lords science and technology committee. The committee was, in the midst of the 2009 swine flu outbreak, investigating the threat of pandemic influenza. Swine flu would infect 780,000 people in the UK in 2009, but only 203 died. The ...


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