23 Aug 2014

Big Win for Amazon: First Provider Authorized to Handle Sensitive DOD Workloads in Cloud

Amazon Web Services has become the first commercial cloud provider authorized to handle the Defense Department’s most sensitive unclassified data. via Big Win for Amazon: First Provider Authorized to Handle Sensitive DOD Workloads in Cloud – Nextgov.com.

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23 Aug 2014

Most higher ed malware infections attributed to ‘Flashback’

A security ratings firm found that Flashback – a trojan noted for infecting hundreds of thousands of Mac machines – was the most prevalent malware impacting institutions of higher education. via Study: Most higher ed malware infections attributed to ‘Flashback’ – SC Magazine.

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23 Aug 2014

Exchange of fire on Pakistan-India border

Pakistan and India exchanged fire near the border in the disputed Kashmir region early Saturday, killing at least two people from each country. via Exchange of fire on Pakistan-India border – CNN.com.

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23 Aug 2014

Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit – Esa

The European Space Agency (Esa) says the latest two satellites for Europe’s version of the American GPS satellite navigation system have not gone into the correct orbit. via BBC News – Galileo satellites go into wrong, lower orbit – Esa.

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23 Aug 2014

Colombian military officers meet Farc rebels in Havana

The Colombian military has held its first meeting with Farc rebel leaders at peace talks in Havana. Their talks will focus on ways of implementing a ceasefire and, if a peace deal is agreed, on the laying down of weapons by the rebels. via BBC News – Colombian military officers

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23 Aug 2014

Swedish opposition retains large lead in poll ahead of Sept elections

Sweden’s center-left opposition parties remain well ahead of the governing coalition and the Social Democrats, Green and Left parties would get a combined 48.7 percent of the vote if an election were held now, an opinion poll showed on Saturday. via Swedish opposition retains large lead in poll ahead of

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23 Aug 2014

U.S. protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane

The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a “dangerous intercept” of a Navy patrol plane in international air space this week, flying a few yards (meters) from the U.S. jet and performing acrobatic maneuvers around it. via U.S. protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese

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23 Aug 2014

Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

Unidentified war planes attacked positions of an armed faction in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, residents and local media said. via Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again | Reuters.

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23 Aug 2014

Yemen government offers to resign within a month to end Houthi protests

Yemen’s government offered on Saturday to resign within a month and to review an unpopular decision to cut fuel subsidies in an attempt to end protests by the Shi’ite Houthi movement, a government source told Reuters. via Yemen government offers to resign within a month to end Houthi protests: source

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23 Aug 2014

Boat with 170 Africans on board sinks off Libyan coast

A wooden boat with around 170 African migrants on board trying to reach Europe has sunk off the Libyan coast, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said on Saturday. via Boat with 170 Africans on board sinks off Libyan coast | Reuters.

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