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    Cyber-attack hits Russia, Ukraine

Cyber-attack hits Russia, Ukraine

A massive cyber-attack has affected Russian and Ukrainian companies and government agencies.The virus known as Petya has affected Rosneft, Bashneft, Mars, Nivea and Mondelez, the International producer of Alpen Gold chocolate - all Russian companies.Affected Ukrainian establishments are Auchan Hypermarkets, Privatbank and local telecommunication operators.Ukrainian state power company and Kiev's main airport, were among the first to report issues.British advertising [...]

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    Trump to Assad: You’ll pay heavy price if you use chemical weapons on civilians again

Trump to Assad: You’ll pay heavy price if you use chemical weapons on civilians again

US President Donald Trump has warned Syrian President Bashar Assad over another plan to use chemical weapons on civilians.According to NAN, Trump issued the warning in a statement released by Sean Spicer, White House spokesman, on Monday.He said intelligence showed that the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack.The US president said Assad will pay a "heavy price" [...]

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    Akinwumi Adesina wins ‘Nobel prize for food and agriculture’

Akinwumi Adesina wins ‘Nobel prize for food and agriculture’

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.NAN reports that Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday in Washington DC, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured.The award ceremony would take place on October 19.Announcing the new laureate, Kenneth Quinn, the president, The World Food [...]

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    Supreme court revives Trump’s travel ban

Supreme court revives Trump’s travel ban

The US supreme court Monday allowed President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries until it reviews it later this year.On March 6, Trump's executive order had halted the issuance of visas to people coming from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 daysIt also halted the issuance of new refugee admissions for 120 days.But [...]

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    South African church bars blacks

South African church bars blacks

The Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk church in Orania, South Africa, on Sunday barred two black journalists from attending service in the church.The journalists, who were on an assignment and decided to attend a Sunday service before returning to Pretoria were intercepted by a church leader, identified Theunis Oukamp and told “the church is only for whites”.Orania is an Afrikaans-only South African [...]

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    Oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, kills 123

Oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, kills 123

At least 123 people were killed and 76 others injured after an oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur city on Sunday.The tanker overturned and spilled oil on the road while trying to navigate a turn in Bahawalpur.Police sources told Pakistani government news agency APP that the tanker had been carrying 25,000 litres (5,500 gallons) of oil and had [...]

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    UK parliament hit by cyber-attack

UK parliament hit by cyber-attack

The UK parliament has been hit by a cyber security attack, according to BBC.The attack is coming about a month after the world experienced its worst cyber-attack in decades.Chris Rennard, a member of the Liberal Democrat party in the upper House of Lords, first announced the attack on Saturday via twitter.“Cyber security attack on Westminster, parliamentary emails may not work remotely, [...]

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    London records fresh fire outbreak

London records fresh fire outbreak

Less than two weeks after a fire outbreak led to the deaths of at least 79 people in London, the city has recorded yet another fire incident.Residents of a block of flats in east London have been evacuated from the building where the fire broke out.London Fire Brigade said flames had engulfed a third floor flat and then spread to the [...]

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    Six pilgrims injured as Saudi security foils attack in Mecca

Six pilgrims injured as Saudi security foils attack in Mecca

The Saudi interior ministry says it has arrested five people who planned to attack the Grand Mosque in Mecca.Mansour al-Turki, security spokesperson of the ministry, said operatives stopped a plot to attack the mosque on Friday.Quoting security operatives, Al Arabiya, Saudi-owned news website, said the operation was planned by three extremist groups, two based in Mecca and the third in [...]

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    Four Arab countries give Qatar 10 days to close Al Jazeera

Four Arab countries give Qatar 10 days to close Al Jazeera

The four Arab countries involved in a diplomatic row with Qatar have given the oil-rich nation a 10-day ultimatum to meet 13 demands, including shutting down Al Jazeera media network, before normalcy can be restored.The four countries are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain.Reuters said the demands are likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst [...]

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