08 Jun 2017

Philippines says fighters on back foot in besieged city of Marawi

“The militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a ‘small resistance’ after troops crippled their logistics and some fighters have fled from the battle, military officials said on Thursday.” Source: Philippines says fighters on back foot in besieged city of Marawi

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08 Jun 2017

Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark: WHO

“The number of suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen has risen to more than 100,000 since an outbreak began on April 27, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.” Source: Yemen cholera cases pass the 100,000 mark: WHO | Reuters

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24 Feb 2017

CIA looks to expand its cyber espionage capabilities

“CIA Director John Brennan is planning a major expansion of the agency’s cyber-espionage capabilities as part of a broad restructuring of an intelligence service long defined by its human spy work, current and former U.S. officials said. The proposed shift reflects a determination that the CIA’s approach to conventional espionage

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27 Jan 2017

Austria arrests 14 suspects over ′Islamic State′ links

“Austrian police on Thursday launched several raids in Vienna and Graz, resulting in the arrest of14 people suspected of membership in the ‘Islamic State’ militant group.” Source: Austria arrests 14 suspects over ′Islamic State′ links | News | DW.COM | 27.01.2017

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14 Jan 2017

SpaceX counts down to first launch after rocket explosion

“SpaceX plans to blast off a rocket on Saturday for the first time since a launch pad explosion in the fall sidetracked the ambitious flight plans of company founder and entrepreneur Elon Musk.” Source: SpaceX counts down to first launch after rocket explosion | Reuters

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21 Dec 2016

ISIS claims responsibility for Berlin truck crash

“German police were still hunting for the terrorist who carried out the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market Tuesday as ISIS claimed responsibility for the atrocity.” Source: ISIS claims responsibility for Berlin truck crash – NY Daily News

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01 Aug 2016

China praises Afghanistan for fight against Chinese separatist group

China’s defense minister met the head of Afghanistan’s army, thanking him for Kabul’s support in fighting what Beijing says is an extremist group that seeks to split off its western region of Xinjiang. Source: China praises Afghanistan for fight against Chinese separatist group

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30 Jul 2016

America uses stealthy submarines to hack other countries’ systems

“The U.S. approach to this digital battleground is pretty advanced. For example: Did you know that the military uses its submarines as underwater hacking platforms? In fact, subs represent an important component of America’s cyber strategy. They act defensively to protect themselves and the country from digital attack, but — more interestingly — they

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27 Jul 2016

Man shot in Swedish mall, no links to militants

An unidentified assailant shot and wounded a man in a shopping mall in the Swedish city of Malmo on Tuesday, but police said the attack had nothing to do with recent Islamist militant violence elsewhere in Europe. Source: Man shot in Swedish mall, no links to militants: police

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15 Jul 2016

Texas woman held in China since 2015 to face security charges

A Houston, Texas, businesswoman held in China since March last year is expected to be charged with violating its national security, Newsweek reported on Thursday, citing a U.S. State Department official. Source: Texas woman held in China since 2015 to face security charges: Newsweek

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