25 Aug 2014

Gmail smartphone app hacked by researchers

US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone memory. via BBC News – Gmail smartphone app hacked by researchers.

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25 Aug 2014

China leaders discuss Hong Kong’s political future

China’s top leaders meet this week for talks on Hong Kong’s political future. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress is holding a week-long session to discuss how Hong Kong picks its leader. Beijing says Hong Kong residents can elect their leader in 2017, but critics expect Beijing to

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25 Aug 2014

Thailand king endorses coup leader Prayuth as PM

The Thai general who led May’s coup, Prayuth Chan-ocha, has been officially appointed prime minister following endorsement by the king. via BBC News – Thailand king endorses coup leader Prayuth as PM.

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25 Aug 2014

Ebola outbreak confirmed by DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed that an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in the north of the country has been identified as Ebola. via BBC News – Ebola outbreak confirmed by DR Congo.

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25 Aug 2014

Mozambique rivals agree ceasefire ahead of elections

The government of Mozambique has signed a ceasefire with the Renamo opposition party in a bid to end hostilities ahead of elections in October. via BBC News – Mozambique rivals agree ceasefire ahead of elections.

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25 Aug 2014

NSA and GCHQ agents ‘leak Tor bugs’, alleges developer

British and American intelligence agents attempting to hack the “dark web” are being deliberately undermined by colleagues, it has been alleged. Spies from both countries have been working on finding flaws in Tor, a popular way of anonymously accessing “hidden” sites. But the team behind Tor says other spies are

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25 Aug 2014

Ukraine crisis: Russia ‘to send new aid convoy’

Russia plans to send another humanitarian convoy into eastern Ukraine “in the next few days”, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said. via BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Russia ‘to send new aid convoy’.

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25 Aug 2014

New premier shares Erdogan’s vision of Turkey’s place in the world

By temperament they appear opposites, but Turkey’s softly spoken new prime minister and the man he replaces – firebrand president-elect Tayyip Erdogan – share a deep bond based on a determination to restore Turkey to its former glories. via New premier shares Erdogan’s vision of Turkey’s place in the world

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25 Aug 2014

Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys apartment block

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel flattened a 13-story apartment block in Gaza. via Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys apartment block | Reuters.

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25 Aug 2014

French PM presents government resignation

France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented the resignation of his government to the president on Monday, Francois Hollande’s office said in a statement. via French PM presents government resignation | Reuters.

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