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Police station 'shooting threat' sparks Sydney raids
Source: BBC

Police station 'shooting threat' sparks Sydney raids

Police have raided two houses in Sydney, Australia, following suspected threats against a police station. One house is the family home of Talal Alameddine who was detained in October over the terror-linked killing of a police worker outside a police station. Mr Alameddine is accused of supplying the gun which Farhad Jabar, 15, used to murder police accountant Curtis Cheng. Police said the...


Australia Bureau of Meteorology 'hacked'

Australias Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has been the victim of a major hacking attack, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation has reported. The ABC said multiple official sources had confirmed the attack, and that it would cost millions of dollars to repair the damage. ABC quoted unnamed officials blaming China for the alleged hack. The BoM said it would not comment on security matters and...


Facebook’s CEO and wife to give 99 pct of shares to their new foundation

SAN FRANCISCO: Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said Tuesday in a letter to their newborn daughter. The plan, which was posted on the Facebook founder and chief executive officers page, attracted more than 570,000 likes, including from singe...


Photo of breastfeeding mom in public ignites online storm in China

Beijing (CNN)A photo of a woman nursing her baby in a crowded Beijing subway train has unleashed a furious -- and some say much needed -- debate over breastfeeding in public in China. A passenger posted the original photo on Weibo, Chinas equivalent to Twitter, with the caption: Let me remind you -- this is a Beijing subway not a bus running in your village. The snapshot went viral after bei...


Israeli military shoots, kills suspected Palestinian stabber

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian who was trying to stab an Israeli pedestrian at a busy West Bank junction. Another Israeli who was nearby was lightly wounded in the shooting. The attack is the latest in a wave of violence that erupted in mid-September over tensions at a Jerusalem holy site. Since then, 19 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian...


Faulty part caused AirAsia crash
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Faulty part caused AirAsia crash

Faulty component major factor in AirAsia crash in Java Sea, in which 162 people died - Indonesian investigators. Details to follow...... ...


Turkey challenges Russia over IS oil trade claim

Turkey has challenged Russia to prove its claim that Ankara shot down a Russian plane in order to protect its oil trade with Islamic State (IS). If you allege something you should prove it, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. He was responding to the accusation by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who also said last weeks downing of the plane was a huge mistake. The Turkish gover...


Russian MP, husband killed in blast while ‘having sex’ inside car
Source: Hindustan Times

Russian MP, husband killed in blast while ‘having sex’ inside car

A glamorous Russian lawmaker and her husband died in an explosion after one of the partners allegedly set off a grenade inside a parked car in which they were reportedly having sex, reports said. The remains of Oksana Bobrovskaya, who was in Vladimir Putins United Russia Party and the regional legislative deputy of Novosibirsk city, and her husband Nikita Bobrovskaya, an ex-military special ser...


Paris attacks: Obama pays respects at Bataclan theatre
Source: BBC

Paris attacks: Obama pays respects at Bataclan theatre

US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attack in Paris, after arriving in the city for the UN climate change summit. Accompanied by French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, he laid a single white rose at the venue where 90 people were killed. Security was stepped up for the visit, with helicopters flying overhead and roads in the area ...


COP21: Poor countries fear being 'left behind' in rush for deal
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COP21: Poor countries fear being 'left behind' in rush for deal

A critical UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change is set to open in Paris. The meeting, known as COP21, will see negotiators from 195 countries attempt to finalise a new treaty over the next two weeks. Political leaders from 147 countries will address the conference throughout Monday. But the poorest countries say they fear being left behind in the push to...


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