29 Aug 2014

Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.

Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said. via Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N. | Reuters.

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29 Aug 2014

Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw

Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a ‘humanitarian corridor’ to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. via Separatists say will allow ‘trapped’ Ukrainian forces to withdraw | Reuters.

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28 Aug 2014

Singapore to step up cyber security operations with new monitoring centre

Singapore has announced plans to set up a ‘monitoring and operations control centre’ as part of efforts to safeguard government and public sector systems from cyber attack via Singapore to step up cyber security operations with new monitoring centre.

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28 Aug 2014

FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks. “We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several American financial institutions,” FBI spokesman Joshua

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28 Aug 2014

Bitcoin shows staying power as online merchants chase digital sparkle

itcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power. via Bitcoin shows staying power as online merchants chase digital sparkle | Reuters.

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28 Aug 2014

New American dead fighting for Syria extremists

Dozens of Americans have been among the thousands of foreigners who flocked to Syria to take part in its bloody, messy civil war. Yet for the three years, there was only one known American casualty. But, in a few short days, that death toll may have tripled. via Claim: New

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28 Aug 2014

Australia: Sat phone info gives extra detail on MH370

It’s another small sliver of information in the expanse of mystery surrounding Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. A failed satellite phone call suggests the missing passenger jet may have turned south slightly earlier than previously thought during its enigmatic journey, Australian authorities said Thursday. via Australia: Sat phone info gives extra

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28 Aug 2014

France’s Hollande says Assad cannot be ally in fight against Islamic State

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should have more Western support, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could not be an ally against jihadists. via France’s Hollande says Assad cannot be ally in fight against Islamic State | Reuters.

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28 Aug 2014

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. via U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet | Reuters.

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28 Aug 2014

France says Libya needs ‘exceptional’ U.N. support

French President Francois Hollande on Thursday called on the United Nations to organize “exceptional” support for Libyan authorities to restore order there because there was a risk the country could fall into chaos. via France says Libya needs ‘exceptional’ U.N. support | Reuters.

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