Heavy shelling has been heard in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk as a Russian convoy approaches the Ukrainian border. via BBC News – Ukraine crisis: ‘Shelling hits’ rebel-held Donetsk.
A court in Azerbaijan has upheld the jailing of top human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, who faces pre-trial detention for at least three months. He was arrested on charges including illegal commercial activity, tax evasion and abuse of power. Similar charges have been brought against other prominent activists in the
Police in the US state of Missouri have clashed with protesters for a fourth night amid growing anger at the fatal shooting of a black teenager by police. Heavily armed riot police fired tear gas as they moved in on demonstrators in Ferguson, St Louis, who had ignored an order
The UN has declared its highest level of emergency in Iraq as a humanitarian crisis follows the rapid advance by Islamic State militants in the north. Kurdish officials said the situation in Dohuk province, with 150,000 refugees, was now critical. via BBC News – Iraq: UN sounds alarm on humanitarian
Security has been stepped up around a prominent Australian Muslim leader after Twitter threats from a Sydney-based militant seen in recent photos clutching severed heads in Syria.In a tweet that’s since been deleted, a man believed to be Mohamed Elomar offered $1,000 for information on the whereabouts of Dr. Jamal
Routers appear to be as insecure as ever, after hackers successfully compromised five popular wireless models during a contest at the DefCon 22 security conference, reporting 15 new vulnerabilities to affected vendors. via Fifteen new vulnerabilities reported during router hacking contest | PCWorld.
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.
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.
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.
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.