Saturday, 18 January 2020

AP

Pentagon suspends training of Saudis for security review

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon announced it was temporarily suspending operational training for Saudi military students in the United States following a shooting rampage last week by a Saudi air force officer. Saudi Arabian military students in the United States will continue classroom instruction but operational training is halted pending a security ...

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Emma Watson delighted by self-partnered popularity

HOLLYWOOD star Emma Watson is ‘’so happy’’ people feel ‘’empowered’’ by describing themselves as ‘’self-partnered’’. The ‘Little Women’ actress caused a stir last month when she used the phrase to describe her single status and she’s glad her ‘stressful moment’ has inspired other people.   View this post on Instagram ...

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Chile military plane goes missing with 38 on board

SANTIAGO: Chile’s air force lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight on Monday evening to the country’s base in Antarctica, and authorities indicated several hours later that they were not optimistic about the aircraft’s fate. The military said earlier that it had declared an ...

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44 million Microsoft customers using leaked passwords

San Francisco: Microsoft has discovered that over 44 million users of its Azure and Microsoft Services Accounts (MSA) are using leaked credentials to log into their accounts. The Microsoft identity threat research team regularly checks billions of credentials obtained from different breaches to look for compromised credentials in the Microsoft systems. ...

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Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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New Zealand to crack down on foreign political donations

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand will ban foreign donations to politicians and tighten disclosure rules for political advertising, the government said on Tuesday, as concerns over foreign interference intensify ahead of an election next year. The move follows warnings, including from the country’s intelligence agency, of the risk of foreign ...

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Kim Kardashian’s $2 million deal for Uber Eats advert

LONDON: Kim Kardashian West was paid $1.35 million for her Australian Uber Eats advert. The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star stars opposite Magda Szubanski – who is in character as Sharon Strzelecki from ‘Kath & Kim’ – in the commercial, which sees her wear a netball outfit and appear ...

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Sri Lanka’s new president suspends parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, elected president last month in a landslide, issued a proclamation overnight proroguing the legislature and said a new session will begin ...

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Root’s epic 226 gives England 101-run lead over New Zealand

HAMILTON: Joe Root celebrated a timely return to form with a double ton as England forged a 101-run lead over New Zealand in the second Test in Hamilton on Monday. After the tourists had established a respectable total, tireless New Zealand short-ball specialist Neil Wagner ripped through the tail to ...

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