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Top News

  • Peshawar: Blast injures two traffic wardens, one shopkeeper

    May 11, 2020

    At least three people including two traffic police officers on Monday have sustained severe wounds in a blast on Peshawar’s Ashraf Road. According to Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Shafqat Malik, 2kg improvised explosive device (IED) was placed along the road side. The law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the entire area and launched an operation. Read ...

  • More than 20 killed in attacks in west of Niger

    May 10, 2020

    Bandits riding motorbikes killed 20 villagers in a string of attacks in Niger’s western region of Tillaberi, the governor there told AFP on Sunday. An unknown number of “armed bandits” attacked three villages on Sunday at around 5:30 pm local time (1630 GMT), said governor Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella. He said that the assailants “pillaged shops” and looted ...

  • Spanish police and FBI foil suspected radical Islamic terror plot to attack Barcelona

    May 8, 2020

    The FBI and the Spanish police arrested a “lone wolf” radical Islamist suspect on Friday who was believed to be planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Barcelona. The Moroccan man, who was not named, was detained in the Mediterranean city in a dawn raid by armed police after a surveillance operation. The Spanish Civil Guard, who ...

  • A Broadband Engineer Who Was Spat on by a 5G Conspiracy Theorist Is Infected With Coronavirus

    May 7, 2020

    The attacks on network workers are getting more frequent, brazen, and violent. It was the second week of April, and Michael Demetroudi, an apprentice network engineer based in Wood Green in north London, was having a bad week. He had already endured two attacks from conspiracy theorists who believed 5G was connected to the spread of coronavirus. ...

  • What does the Virgin Media-O2 merger mean for the UK?

    May 7, 2020

    O2 and Virgin Media have announced they are to merge to create a new media and telecoms giant. Here is a look at what the deal could mean for businesses and customers in the UK. What is happening? The parent companies of O2 and Virgin Media have confirmed they are in discussions over the tie-up, which would create ...

  • India gas leak: At least 13 dead after Visakhapatnam incident

    May 7, 2020

    At least 13 people have been killed by a massive gas leak at a chemical plant in southern India, with 800 others taken to hospital. The leak from the LG Polymers plant in the city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh state came as people slept. Doctors say patients have been complaining of a burning sensation in the ...

  • Afghan Special Forces bust major network led by ISIS, Haqqani Network in Kabul

    May 6, 2020

    The Afghan Special Forces busted a major network of terrorists led by ISIS and Haqqani Network in Kabul, killing at least 5 terrorists during the raid. The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), in a statement said the Special Forces of the directorate conducted the raid in Shakar Dara district and 11th district of Kabul ...

  • Heathrow airport will trial thermal imaging facial recognition cameras, ultra-violet sanitation and contactless security measures

    May 6, 2020

    Heathrow airpot is set to trial thermal imaging facial recognition cameras in a bid to spot passengers carrying coronavirus. It is one of a raft of measures the airport is trialling to ensure passenger safety and will be trialled in the next two weeks in Terminal 2. Not only will the technology be able to detect signs ...

  • UK: Far-right extremist, 25, inspired by the Christchurch massacre admits having explosives and bomb-making manual

    May 6, 2020

    A far-Right extremist inspired by the Christchurch atrocity today pleaded guilty to having explosives and instructions on how to make bombs. Filip Golon Bednarczyk, 25, of Luton, Bedfordshire, was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism unit on December 11 last year. Police had suspected him of being a terrorist due to his interest in firearms ...

  • ISIS eyes Covid-19 weakness in Indonesia

    May 6, 2020

    With battered Islamic State (ISIS) urging its followers to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic’s disruption and launch renewed attacks around the world, Indonesian counter-terrorism police have seized a startling amount of ammunition in raids at opposite ends of Java. Terrorism experts say the 2,300 rounds of ammunition, all of it for assault rifles and other ...

  • DASA awards £2.3m to develop novel sensor technology

    May 5, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has awarded 13 contracts worth a total of £2.3 million to develop improved Electro-Optics and Infrared (EOIR) sensor capability, it was announced today . The Advanced Vision 2020 and Beyond competition, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), sought innovation and novel approaches from industry, including ...

  • Coronavirus present in France in December – a month earlier than thought, test indicates

    May 4, 2020

    Coronavirus was present in France in December – a month before the country’s first confirmed cases, according to an intensive care chief who tested old samples. Yves Cohen said negative tests for flu and other coronaviruses on 24 patients in hospital with respiratory problems during December and January had been checked. And in a development experts say would be ...


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