15 Oct 2021

Three South African ministers freed after standoff with veterans

Three government ministers held hostage by veterans for compensation for their ole in the fight against apartheid were released by South African special forces. The incident occurred Thursday night in a hotel in the capital of Pretoria after a meeting between veterans and top government officials. The Minister in the

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15 Oct 2021

Afghanistan: Explosion strikes Afghan mosque during prayers

More than 90 people are injured and 30 people are dead after an explosion in a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers. The explosion is suspected to be a suicide bombing, but the cause is still unclear. There were three explosions, one at the maind

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15 Oct 2021

Killing of two Venezuelan youths in Colombia sparks diplomatic row

A diplomatic row between Colombia and Venezuela is rising after the killing of two venezuelan boys in Colombia. The boys, 12 and 18, were accused of intending to rob a store and were tied up in the Colombian town of Tibú. A video shows the two boys surrounded by screaming

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15 Oct 2021

Poland passes legislation allowing migrant pushbacks at border

Poland’s parliament passed legislation on Thursday that aims to legalized pushbacks of migrants across its borders according to human rights advocates. This legislation is contradictory to the country’s commitments under international law. Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have had in increase in migrants from countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq.  Rights

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14 Oct 2021

FreakOut Botnet Turns DVRs Into Monero Cryptominers

According to Juniper Threat Labs, the new Necro Python exploits targets’ Visual Tool DVRs used in surveillance systems. The Necro botnet was developed by the threat group FreakOut and has reportedly learned a new trick that consists of infecting the Visual Tool DVRs with a Monero crypto miner. In late

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14 Oct 2021

Customers On Alert as E-Commerce Player Leaks 1.7+ Billion Records

Hariexpress, a Brazilian e-commerce firm, has accidentally exposed close to 1.8 billion records including customers’ and sellers’ personal information. The leak, which has put customers on high alert, was the result of a misconfigured Elasticsearch server. A team at SafetyDetective discovered the files in June and was able to trace

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14 Oct 2021

Singapore to develop mobile defence systems with Ghost Robotics

Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DTSA) has partnered with Ghost Robotics to identify use cases involving mobile robots for security, defense, and humanitarian applications. Ghost Robotics is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will look to test and develop mobile robotic systems as well as technology enablers that can be

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14 Oct 2021

University of Sunderland Hit by Suspected Cyber-Attack

The University of Sunderland in the UK has suffered from a suspected cyberattack that has resulted in extensive IT issues. The university confirmed the incident on Twitter, saying that its telephone lines, website, and IT systems are down. All online classes were canceled, and staff members were unable to access

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14 Oct 2021

Governments’ Climate Pledges Not Enough to Meet Paris Agreement Targets, IEA Says

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world’s governments are not doing enough to prevent dangerous climate change despite pledges laid out by businesses and lawmakers over the past several months being put into action. On Wednesday, the IEA stated that rising temperatures will exceed the limit global leaders

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14 Oct 2021

Taliban Allow Teenage Afghan Girls Back in Some Provincial Schools—but Not in Kabul

The Taliban has allowed middle and high school girls to resume studies across several provinces in northern Afghanistan. The move may be an indication of how the Islamist group’s policies on key issues such as education for girls and women are being influenced by the international community and cultural differences

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