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Houston Ship Channel closure halts oil refiners

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By Joe Carroll and Rachel Adams-Heard on 3/24/2019 Photo: Houston Ship Channel. HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — The Houston Ship Channel won’t reopen until the U.S. Coast Guard verifies that a cloud of cancer-causing benzene has dissipated and oily runoff from the region’s worst chemical disaster in 14 years poses no threat to vessels or their crews. Read More

Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned

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New Zealand’s chief censor has banned mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant’s white supremacist manifesto, as well as videos of his violent rampage. The bans have ignited a debate over free speech in the grieving country. Chief censor David Shanks declared the killer’s 80-page manifesto – entitled ‘The Great Replacement’ – “objectionable” on Saturday, and ordered anyone Read More

Exclusive: Telecom equipment provider Avaya considers leveraged buyout – sources

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(Reuters) – Telecommunications equipment and software vendor Avaya Holdings Corp is considering a leveraged buyout offer from a private equity firm that values it at more than $5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The sign at Avaya Inc. offices and lab in Westminster, Colorado is seen January 23, 2007. Read More

Mozambicans look to God as cyclone deaths rise

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Worshippers gathered at battered churches in the Mozambican port of Beira on Sunday, praying for divine protection as the death toll crept up from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa. Congregants pray outside during a service after their church was destroyed by Cyclone Idai, in Beira, Mozambique, March 24, 2019. Read More

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software. Since January, the banking group has begun to offer its business banking customers a product called Thor Foresight Enterprise free of charge. Heimdal Security sells it as “next generation protection” against cyber-threats. Security researchers uncovered a Read More

Philip Morris says Canadian unit RBH granted creditor protection

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FILE PHOTO: Packs of Benson & Hedges cigarettes are on display in a tobacco shop in Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (Reuters) – Philip Morris International Inc on Friday said its Canadian unit, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc (RBH), was granted creditor protection, following a tobacco class action ruling in Quebec earlier this Read More

Trump announces pick for U.S. chief technology officer

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Ride-hailing firm Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports, in one of the most anticipated stock debuts of the year. The decision to opt for the Wall Street exchange over the tech-heavy Nasdaq was first reported by Bloomberg, citing sources. It comes as smaller, ride-shari Using popular Health apps Read More

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

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The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported. Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text. The passwords that were exposed could date back to 2012, he Read More

Nearly 50 dead after explosion at chemical plant

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An explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and left hundreds more injured. The blast at the Tianjiayi chemical plant in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, is one of the worst in the country in recent years. State television said 640 people were being treated for injuries after the blast, which has Read More