28 Feb 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland has lost all the £46bn pumped in by the taxpayer

“Royal Bank of Scotland has lost all the money invested in it by the taxpayer six years ago when the lender came close to collapse. The bank has confirmed its total losses since its bailout have now drawn level with the £46bn pumped into it in 2008 in return for

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28 Feb 2014

Hacktivists Disrupt Websites of Ukrainian Parliament and Right Sector

“Hacktivists continue to launch attacks against Ukrainian government websites. The latest targets are the sites of the parliament, or the Verkhovna Rada (rada.gov.ua), the Right Sector nationalist movement (banderivets.org.ua), but also some Euromaidan websites. “ Source: Hacktivists Disrupt Websites of Ukrainian Parliament and Right Sector

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28 Feb 2014

China detains more than 1,000 in baby trafficking crackdown

“Chinese police have detained 1,094 people and rescued 382 infants in a nationwide crackdown on four online baby trafficking rings, state media said on Friday, as criminals prey on citizens yearning to escape strict population curbs.” Source: China detains more than 1,000 in baby trafficking crackdown | Reuters

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28 Feb 2014

China swipes back at U.S. in annual rights report

“China on Friday accused the United States of widespread human rights abuses, including cyber-surveillance and child labor, in Beijing’s annual rebuttal of Washington’s criticism of its rights record.” Source: China swipes back at U.S. in annual rights report | Reuters

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28 Feb 2014

Egypt arrests seven pro-Mursi Facebook activists

“Egyptian police detained seven men accused of using Facebook for inciting people against the security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, clamping down on internet activism by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.” Source: Egypt arrests seven pro-Mursi Facebook activists | Reuters

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28 Feb 2014

Nigerian Islamists kill 12 in village attacks

“Gunmen from Islamist sect Boko Haram shot dead at least 12 people during a four-hour siege on villages in northeast Nigeria overnight, two days after a deadly attack on a school, witnesses said on Thursday. Boko Haram, whose fight for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria has killed thousands and

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28 Feb 2014

World Bank postpones Uganda loan over anti-gay law

“The World Bank on Thursday postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda’s health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that typically avoids wading into politics.” Source: World Bank postpones Uganda loan over anti-gay law | Reuters

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28 Feb 2014

Iraq: Suicide bomber kills prominent tribal sheik

“Iraqi police say a suicide bomber in western Iraq has killed a prominent pro-government tribal sheik as well as six of his militiamen. Police chief of the town of Haditha, Col. Farouq al-Jughaifi, said Friday that the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car late Thursday into the guesthouse of Sheik Saeed

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28 Feb 2014

Three Iranian policemen die fighting drug smugglers

“Three policemen have been killed in operations against drug smugglers in southern and southeastern Iran, local media reported on Thursday. In the first incident, two policemen were killed in fighting with bandits near the town of Kharameh in the southern province of Fars Tuesday evening, the report said. Three members

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28 Feb 2014

Ansar al Sharia Tunisia deputy leader reportedly in Syria

“The deputy emir of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia is reported to have left his home country and traveled to Syria to wage jihad alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Kamel Zarrouk, who is described by Magharebia as Ansar al Sharia Tunisia’s ‘second-in-command,’ fled Tunisia after security forces

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