22 Jul 2013

Egypt’s Morsi ‘abducted by army’

“The family of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has accused the army of abducting him. His daughter Shaimaa told a news conference in Cairo that the family was taking legal measures against the army.” Source:BBC News – Egypt’s Morsi ‘abducted by army’

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22 Jul 2013

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

“Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card. Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally found encryption and software flaws that

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22 Jul 2013

Lagos kidnap: Briton freed in Nigeria

A British national kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday has been released, the British High Commission says. The man was released on Sunday, two days after he had been seized outside Lagos airport, following his arrival in the country via BBC News – Lagos kidnap: Briton freed

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22 Jul 2013

EU discussing blacklisting Lebanese militants Hezbollah

EU foreign ministers are discussing calls to list the military wing of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. The move requires the agreement of all the EU’s 28 member states. via BBC News – EU discussing blacklisting Lebanese militants Hezbollah.

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22 Jul 2013

Iraqi security forces killed in two prison attacks

At least 37 people, most of them soldiers or police, have been killed in attacks in Iraq. Gunmen attacked two prisons near Baghdad – Taji to the north and Abu Ghraib to the west – killing at least 25 members of the security forces. via BBC News – Iraqi security

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22 Jul 2013

Suicide bomber attacks Iraq army convoy, killing 25

A suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi army convoy in the northern city of Mosul early on Monday, killing at least 22 soldiers and three passers-by, police said. via Suicide bomber attacks Iraq army convoy, killing 25 | Reuters.

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22 Jul 2013

Japan’s Abe vows to keep focus on economy after big election win

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fresh from a strong election victory, vowed on Monday to stay focused on reviving the stagnant economy and sought to counter suspicions he might instead shift emphasis to his nationalist agenda. via Japan’s Abe vows to keep focus on economy after big election win |

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22 Jul 2013

Egypt starts amending constitution despite political divisions

A panel of legal experts started work on Sunday to revise Egypt’s Islamist-tinged constitution, a vital first step on the road to fresh elections ordered by the army following its removal of Mohamed Mursi as president. via Egypt starts amending constitution despite political divisions | Reuters.

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22 Jul 2013

China quake death toll more than doubles to 54, hundreds hurt

The death toll from a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in China’s western Gansu province on Monday more than doubled to 54 people, the municipal government said, with hundreds injured as many homes in affected areas collapsed. via China quake death toll more than doubles to 54, hundreds hurt | Reuters.

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22 Jul 2013

UN group to issue warning about mobile phone hacking

A U.N. group that advises nations on cybersecurity plans to send out an alert about significant vulnerabilities in mobile phone technology that could let hackers attack at least half a billion phones.The bug, discovered by a German firm, lets hackers gain remote control and clone certain types of mobile SIM

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