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India’s lychee brain virus death toll jumps as 20 children die in just 24 hours

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A further 20 children have died from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in just 24 hours, bringing the total number of child fatalities caused by toxic lychee fruit in the Bihar state of eastern India to 93. “The government will leave no stone unturned to contain it at the earliest,” said Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during Read More

N Korea steps ups measures amid African swine fever threat

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By Tania Snuggs, news reporter North Korea has broken its silence on an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), with claims it has taken emergency measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The virus does not affect humans but it is fatal and highly contagious to pigs and wild boars. South Korea’s agriculture ministry Read More

Ebola claims life of 5yo boy as devastating virus spreads into Uganda

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A five-year-old boy has died of Ebola and two new cases have been confirmed in Uganda as the horrifying haemorrhagic fever spreads from the current outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Health officials say the young child was admitted to hospital in Uganda after he and his family traveled there from the DRC Read More

‘EU strongly backed us amid US spy claims’: Kaspersky Lab boss on friends, hackers & cyber-awareness

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The US crusade against Kaspersky Lab has revealed that the Russian anti-virus company has many friends in the EU, including Germany, France, and Belgium, who value its high-quality cybersecurity products, Eugene Kaspersky told RT. Without providing any proof, the US Department of Homeland Security accused Kaspersky Lab of ties to Russian intelligence in late 2017, Read More

‘Increased mortality’: 1st generation CRISPR babies will likely die young, scientists warn

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It is now six months since the world’s first gene-edited babies were born in China, but researchers in the US warn that, though the twin girls may be more resistant to HIV, they also have “significantly increased mortality.” Geneticist He Jiankui, dubbed the ‘Chinese Frankenstein,’ shocked the world in November 2018 when he announced that Read More

‘They triggered this crisis’: Lawyers suing EU over deaths of Libyan migrants in Mediterranean

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Human rights lawyers are suing the European Union over the deaths of Libyan migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, arguing that EU policies are to blame for the thousands of lost lives. The group of lawyers has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the EU, outlining, in a 243-page document, actions taken by Read More

US faces worst measles outbreak in nearly three decades

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The disgraced British former doctor behind the anti-vaccine movement has defended his recent communications with the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in the US. Andrew Garfield published now widely discredited and condemned research suggesting a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism. In 2010 his licence to practice was revoked and he was struck off the Read More

Google thwarts Baltimore ransomware fightback

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Google has inadvertently thwarted attempts by Baltimore’s city government to fight off crippling ransomware. The cyber-attack struck civil computers in Baltimore on 7 May, blocking email accounts and online payment systems. City officials set up GMail accounts to restore communications between citizens and staff. The mass creation of the accounts triggered Google’s GMail defences which Read More

All snooping is bad but some is worse: Why is Huawei a worry if it’s WhatsApp & Israel who messed up

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In less than a year in the eyes of the West, Huawei has turned from tech innovator into Beijing’s top spy. But it seems it’s not the same for everyone, as WhatsApp, recently caught in a hacking scandal, has nothing to worry about. “No spying, no back doors,” promised Liang Hua, Huawei’s chairman during his Read More

ZombieLoad: New critical flaw affects most Intel processors, exposes keys, browsing history & more

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Researchers have found another security flaw in the Intel processor chips that power most of the world’s computers, one that can compromise users’ private data – and that can’t be fixed without a major performance drop. The exploit, dubbed ZombieLoad, is embedded in Intel’s processor chips themselves, meaning even the best-designed software patches can only Read More