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Irishman killed on Everest and another missing in huge queues

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By Emily Mee, news reporter An Irish man is among eight people who have been killed scaling Mount Everest in the last week, while another Irish climber is missing Kevin Hynes, 56, died in his tent in the early hours of Friday at a height of 7,000m, after deciding to turn back before reaching the Read More

‘Huge threat to First Amendment’: US seeks to intimidate reporters by indicting Assange – journalist

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The prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is nothing but an intimidation campaign waged by the US to discourage journalists from revealing Washington’s dirty secrets, journalist Cassandra Fairbanks told RT. The US is apparently seeking to lock Assange away for the rest of his life as an example for all other journalists around the world Read More

One Irishman killed on Everest and another missing

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By Emily Mee, news reporter An Irish man is among eight people who have been killed scaling Mount Everest in the last week, while another Irish climber is missing Kevin Hynes, 56, died in his tent in the early hours of Friday at a height of 7,000m, after deciding to turn back before reaching the Read More

Terror charge filed against NZ mosque attacks suspect

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A terrorism charge has been filed against the man accused of killing 51 people during a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques. Brenton Tarrant, 28, was already charged with murder and attempted murder after the 15 March attacks in Christchurch. “The charge will allege that a terrorist act was carried out in Christchurch,” police Read More

German intel cautious about working with Austrian counterparts, because… Russia – reports

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The head of the German domestic security agency, the BfV, has told the parliament he sees “considerable risks” in intelligence cooperation with neighboring Austria, according to Die Welt. And it is all about Russia again. On the heels of a scandal involving Austria’s now-former Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and a supposed “Russian oligarch’s niece,” the Read More

Trump pardons friend who was convicted of fraud

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US President Donald Trump has pardoned former media mogul Conrad Black, who served more than three years in prison after being convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007. The 74-year-old Canadian-born British citizen once ran an international newspaper empire that included The Daily Telegraph, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Jerusalem Post. White House Read More

All for game realism? Russian jailed in US for ‘buying F-16 manuals to help make flight simulator’

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A Utah court has arrested a Russian citizen for conspiring against the US by buying F-16 manuals on eBay. The man insists he needed these and other files, like those for F-35s, to develop an ultra-realistic fighter jet simulator. The Russian, identified as Oleg Tishchenko in court documents including the previously filed affidavit for extradition, Read More

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, which is part of Facebook, said it had notified the U.S. Department of Justice to help with an Read More

WhatsApp points finger at Israeli firm over hack

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WhatsApp has pointed the finger at an Israeli firm after confirming that a sophisticated hacking group had developed a tool which could take control over victim’s phones by sending them a call. The company said the attacks carried the hallmarks of a private surveillance technology firm which reportedly works with governments to deliver spyware that Read More

WhatsApp urges users to act after cyber surveillance attack

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WhatsApp has urged users around the world to update the messaging app after it was targeted by a cyber surveillance attack. Dozens of WhatsApp users, including human rights organisations and a UK-based lawyer, are thought to have been targeted after hackers exploited a major vulnerability in the app in an attempt to take over the Read More