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‘Wake up people!’: Cyber expert McAfee warns of US govt 'spying' through presidential alert texts

As the US was subjected to an unexpected nationwide message from President Donald Trump, many were startled and confused by the alert. One man, however, warned of a more sinister element to the public safety test. The alerts were sent out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as part of its Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS), ostensibly ...

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Serbia puts military on high alert over incident involving ‘Kosovo special forces’ – local media

Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic has ordered the country’s armed forces to be on the highest combat readiness, local media reported. All police units have also been placed on high alert. Vucic’s order was handed over to the chief of the Serbian army general staff, Serbian agency Tanjug reported citing the president’s office on Saturday. READ MORE: Balkans shouldn’t be forced to choose ...

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Hong Kong on highest typhoon alert as Mangkhut wreaks havoc, injures 100+ in China (VIDEO)

Terrified residents are holed up inside trembling buildings in southern China, as Typhoon Mangkhut approaches from the Philippines. Winds were seen tearing apart buildings, causing flooding, and flipping over vehicles. More than 130 people were injured and nearly 1,000 fled to temporary shelters, according to Radio Television Hong Kong, as gusts of more than 170 kilometers per hour battered Hong ...

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Tropical Cyclone alert: Gulf Coast states ‘must prepare now’ for powerful storm

The Gulf Coast states, still suffering the after-effects of the 2017 hurricane season, are being warned to prepare for heavy rainfall and powerful winds courtesy of Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued a Tropical Storm watch for the northern Gulf Coast Sunday – from the Alabama-Florida border as far as Morgan City, Louisiana. Last year’s hurricane ...

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Clinton on Life Alert?

Hillary Clinton’s health was again the subject of Twitter speculation, after she appeared at a festival last weekend wearing a necklace that looked suspiciously like a ‘Life Alert’ panic button. Clinton was appearing at OZY Festival, a weekend event of music, food, political discussion and liberal ‘comedy’ in New York’s Central Park. As well as rocking a Homer Simpson-style Hawaiian ...

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Mexico put on alert as truck with radioactive materials gets stolen

Mexico placed its capital and 10 states on alert after thieves stole a vehicle with a container full of radioactive materials. A private company employee left it in the back of his pickup truck. “If you see the container, don’t open it,” the head of the nation’s civil protection agency Luis Felipe Puente tweeted on Sunday as he announced the ...

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Hawaii ‘laze’ alert: Even lava cooling in the sea is horrendously dangerous (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Hawaii residents are facing a new threat from the Kilauea volcano as lava has begun to flow into the ocean, creating an acutely acidic side-product called ‘laze.’ Laze, incorporating the words ‘lava’ and ‘haze,’ is a mix of hydrochloric acid, steam and fine glass particles. It is created when super-hot lava hits the cooler sea water. It can cause lung, ...

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Red alert: Hawaii volcano threatens nearby air traffic (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Ash and fiery projectiles exploding from the Kilauea volcano have forced Hawaii authorities to issue an aviation red alert warning pilots to steer clear of the erupting shield crater. Scores of people living near the volcano’s Halemaumau summit crater have already been evacuated. Now increased volcanic activity and a rising wall of ash has compelled the US Geological Survey to ...

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‘Red Alert’: Democrats file bid to restore net neutrality rule

Senate Democrats have filed a petition to restore the recently repealed 2015 net neutrality rule. The campaign is supported by Reddit, Imgur, Vimeo, Mozilla, Tumblr, Tinder and PornHub, among others. Fifty senators signed the petition to reverse the repeal of net neutrality, including all 48 Democrats, one independent, and one Republican. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted along party lines ...

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IDF issues emergency ‘report for duty’ alert to reservists by accident

Israeli army reservists were likely dealt quite a shock when they received an emergency alert ordering them to report for duty Thursday morning. Luckily for them, the urgent message was sent in error. The automated notice had been sent out during the country’s independence day celebrations, according to reports. The message read: “You are to report immediately to the meeting ...

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