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Spanish High Court orders detention of 2 Catalan separatist leaders under investigation for sedition

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 19:39 Edited time: 16 Oct, 2017 19:56 Spain’s High Court has remanded two leaders of a Catalan separatist organization on suspicion of sedition. The prosecution alleges them to be the key figures in organizing the recent independence referendum, which was deemed illegal by Madrid. The leader of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Jordi Sanchez, and ...

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Man & machine will be melded into 1 within 20yrs – IBM expert

A senior IBM inventor has predicted that within 20 years humans will be injected with nanomachines that will be able to repair and enhance our bodies and augment our thoughts. In a submission to the Artificial Intelligence Committee of the UK’s House of Lords, John McNamara, who works at IBM’s Hursley Innovation Centre, said that the tiny robots will have ...

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Man-eating bears ‘besieging’ Siberian villages – official

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 17:50 Large bears have killed two people in Russia already this fall with a lack of food, making the animals increasingly aggressive and dangerous. Authorities in the country’s far-east have had to shoot 83 bears as a result – a three-fold increase on previous years. Two men, a hunter and a fisherman, died in September ...

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All WiFi users open to malware attack through WPA2 glitch – study

WiFi users are at risk due to a vulnerability which allows hackers to create malicious networks, decrypt data and even inject malware onto devices. Everything you do online, including your banking and password details, can be spied on. Researchers have discovered a glaring vulnerability in WiFi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) –  a core encryption protocol used by WiFi users to ...

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‘Mad dog’ Trump flyers ‘blown in’ from N. Korea found in Seoul (PHOTOS)

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 15:46 Anti-Trump propaganda leaflets have been found strewn across the South Korean capital, including near the presidential residence. Reportedly blown in from North Korea, the colorful flyers depict the US leader as “a mad dog,” and wish gruesome death to the “old lunatic.” One of the flyers depicts Donald Trump as a dog with a ...

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Saudi Arabia 'planning mass executions'

Saudi Arabia ‘to execute more than 50 convicted of terrorism’ 26 November 2015 From the section Middle East Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Ali al-Nimr – whose case sparked a global outcry – is reportedly among those at risk of execution Amnesty International has expressed alarm at reports that the authorities in Saudi Arabia are planning to execute dozens ...

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Two held over Mali hotel attack

Two held over Mali hotel attack 26 November 2015 From the section Africa Image copyright AP Image caption Malian special forces stormed the building after 20 hostages had been killed Malian special forces have arrested two suspects in connection with the siege at a hotel in the capital Bamako that left 20 people dead, officials say. The suspects’ identity and ...

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Turkish journalists charged with spying

Turkish journalists charged with spying over weapons report By Selin Girit BBC News, Ankara 26 November 2015 From the section Europe Image copyright AP Image caption Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of newspaper Cumhuriyet (R) and Erdem Gul, the papers Ankara correspondent (L) Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey’s secret services sent arms to ...

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Brussels threat level reduced

Paris attacks: Brussels threat level reduced 26 November 2015 From the section Europe Image copyright AP Image caption Soldiers were deployed around Brussels while the city remained on its highest level of alert The Belgian authorities have reduced the threat level in Brussels from its highest level of four to three. The city was locked down for nearly a week, ...

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Ukraine ban and blackout hit Crimea

Crimea hit by power blackout and Ukraine trade boycott 23 November 2015 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Anti-Russian activists were accused of sabotaging four electricity pylons near Crimea Ukraine has suspended deliveries of goods to Crimea, where a power blackout has caused major disruption. Only essential services and government offices are operating in Crimea after key ...

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