Thursday, 27 February 2020

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Australia’s most wanted Ian John Steele deported from UK

LONDON: An alleged career criminal who is said to have donned disguises to break out of jail and skipped the country after a string of armed hold-ups has been arrested three decades after the alleged crime spree. Ian John Steele, a man with a well-documented history of evading authorities, has been wanted ...

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British Pakistani Saliha wins Masterchef 2017

LONDON: Saliha Mahmood Ahmed wooed judges at the prestigious cookery competition Masterchef with her visually appealing and equally delicious platter in the final round to finally win the competition. The British-Pakistani, who is a medical doctor from Waterford, told media she has been cooking since 12 and has also won ...

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Bakhtawar criticises controversial Ramzan bill

DUBAI: Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari has severely criticised the Ehtram-e-Ramazan (Amendment) Bill which prohibits eating and drinking in public during the month of Ramazan. In a tweet, the daughter of former president Asif Ali Zardari said, “People are going to die from heat stroke and dehydration with this ridiculous law. Not everyone ...

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Major cyber attack hits companies, hospitals, schools worldwide

LONDON: A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system and global shipper FedEx. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails ...

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Britain’s health service hit by massive cyber attack

LONDON: Computer systems in hospitals and doctors’ offices across Britain suffered large-scale failures Friday in a cyberattack likely carried out by ransom-seeking hackers that Prime Minister Theresa May said was part of an international assault on technology networks. “This is not targeted at the NHS,” May told reporters, referring to ...

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Trump warns James Comey to choose words carefully

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump warned James Comey, the former FBI director he fired this week, against leaking anything negative about the president and put the news media on notice that he may cancel future White House briefings. In a series of early-morning posts on Twitter, Trump even seemed to ...

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London police charge three women with terrorism

LONDON: London police on Wednesday charged three women, including a mother and daughter, with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder after a raid during which one of them was shot. The charges were announced followed the April 27 operation at a home in north-west London, during which 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi ...

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UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Two United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs are urging the Indian government to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir. The UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression and the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...

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Women sold for sham marriages to Asian crime gangs in Glasgow

GLASGOW: Revelations that victims of human trafficking have been sold to Asian crime groups in Glasgow have been exposed as part of a report showing that it is now the second most lucrative criminal commodity after drugs. with labour and sexual exploitation the most common reasons for trafficking to Scotland. ...

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