13 Aug 2014

Guinea-Bissau shuts border with Ebola-hit Guinea

Guinea-Bissau is closing its border with Guinea, one of the west African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus, Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira said on Tuesday via Guinea-Bissau shuts border with Ebola-hit Guinea | News24.

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13 Aug 2014

‘Most Secure’ Android Phone Hacked at DefCon Hacking Conference

Blackphone, touted as the world’s most secure Android phone, has reportedly been hacked in less than five minutes. This feat was accomplished at the recent DefCon hacking conference, by @TeamAndIRC, who are said to have obtained root access in under five minutes. via ‘Most Secure’ Android Phone Hacked at DefCon Hacking Conference.

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13 Aug 2014

Nigeria and Ivory Coast Restrict Flights From Countries Hit by Outbreak

Nigeria and Ivory Coast on Monday restricted flights from Ebola-infected countries, underscoring fears of the virus in West Africa spreading globally by air travel. via Ebola Virus: Nigeria and Ivory Coast Restrict Flights From Countries Hit by Outbreak – WSJ.

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13 Aug 2014

Nigerian women abandon their Hijab

Women in north Nigeria’s largest city Kano are abandoning their traditional religious dress after a spate of suicide bombings by young girls with explosives under their hijab. via Nigerian women abandon their Hijab | News24.

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13 Aug 2014

Turkey: Aid Flotilla Is Planned for Gaza

An Islamist charity plans to send a new aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip this year to challenge Israel’s naval blockade there, the group announced Tuesday. The organization — the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief, known as I.H.H. — said it would also organize demonstrations at

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13 Aug 2014

School children to be trained in cyber warfare

Teenagers in the UK are being offered the opportunity to learn cyber defence skills from Northrop Grumman, manufacturer of the USAF’s B-2 Stealth Bomber. The defence giant is partnering with the government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK to engage thousands of 12- to 18-year-old Army cadets, scout groups, schools and colleges

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13 Aug 2014

World stocks rise as oil plumbs 13-month low

World stock markets ticked higher on Wednesday, lifted by brighter corporate results and as oil prices plumbed 13-month lows with ample supply offseting output disruption risks posed by tensions in Iraq and Libya. via World stocks rise as oil plumbs 13-month low | Reuters.

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13 Aug 2014

EU’s Ashton ready to call special meeting on Iraq, Ukraine

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is ready to call a special foreign ministers’ meeting as early as this week and is talking to EU governments about it, a spokesman said on Wednesday. via EU’s Ashton ready to call special meeting on Iraq, Ukraine | Reuters.

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13 Aug 2014

Islamic State seizes more territory in Syria

Islamic State insurgents have seized several towns and villages from rival Islamist groups in the Syrian province of Aleppo, opening the way for further westward advances, an organization monitoring the war in Syria said on Wednesday. via Islamic State seizes more territory in Syria: monitor | Reuters.

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13 Aug 2014

Thai military government moves to outlaw commercial surrogacy

Thailand’s military government gave preliminary approval on Wednesday for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a criminal offense, following a spate of dramatic surrogacy scandals in the past two weeks. via Thai military government moves to outlaw commercial surrogacy | Reuters.

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