30 Jul 2016

Vietnam airport screens hacked to criticize Vietnam’s South China Sea claims

Flight display screens at Vietnam’s two largest airports are hacked to show messages criticising Vietnam’s claims of territory in the South China Sea. Screens and sound systems at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City airports broadcast anti-Vietnamese and Philippines slogans on Friday. Vietnam’s transport ministry said a Chinese hacker was responsible. Source:

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30 Jul 2016

UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi

The UN Security Council authorises the deployment of a UN police force to Burundi to try to quell violence and human rights abuses. Source: UN Security Council agrees to send police to Burundi – BBC News

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30 Jul 2016

U.S. general denies involvement in Turkish coup attempt

The commander of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, on Friday rejected claims by Turkish officials that he supported a failed coup attempt earlier this month. “Any reporting that I had anything to do with the recent unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey is unfortunate and completely inaccurate,” Votel said, according to

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30 Jul 2016

CIA Director Brennan not optimistic about Syria’s future as one country

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said on Friday he was not optimistic about the future of Syria. I don’t know whether or not Syria can be put back together again,” Brennan told the annual Aspen Security Forum. His comments were a rare public acknowledgement by a top U.S. official that

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30 Jul 2016

Turkey’s Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him

Turkey’s president says he will withdraw all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him, as a gesture to the unity shown since the failed coup. Source: Turkey’s Erdogan to drop lawsuits against people who insulted him – BBC News

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30 Jul 2016

Dutch heighten security at Amsterdam airport, citing threat `indications’

Dutch police conducted security searches around Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport on Saturday in response to “indications” of a threat, an official said, causing traffic jams during the busy summer holiday season. Source: Dutch heighten security at Amsterdam airport, citing threat `indications’

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30 Jul 2016

Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest

A delegation from the Taliban visited China earlier this month to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, where the insurgent movement is fighting the Western-backed government in Kabul, sources in the Taliban said. Source: Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest: sources

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30 Jul 2016

Belgium arrests two men suspected of planning attack

Police arrested two men suspected of planning an attack in Belgium after house searches on Friday evening, federal prosecutors said on Saturday. Source: Belgium arrests two men suspected of planning attack

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30 Jul 2016

Cisco Reports Ransomware Is the Most Profitable Malware Scam Ever

“Cisco Systems has declared ransomware the most profitable type of malware attack in history amid international efforts to stem the global crime wave.” Source: Cisco Reports Ransomware Is the Most Profitable Malware Scam Ever | US News

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30 Jul 2016

Indonesia detains seven after attacks on Buddhist temples

“Indonesian authorities detained seven people in northern Sumatra island on Saturday on suspicion of attacking several Buddhist temples the previous night, officials said.” Source: Indonesia detains seven after attacks on Buddhist temples | Reuters

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