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Day: September 23, 2017

One Cyber Attack In The Near Future: UK Security Head Warns
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

One Cyber Attack In The Near Future: UK Security Head Warns

    A Director of the United Kingom’s National Cybersecurity Centre warned that a category one cyber attack the most severe variety of attack possible is likely to happen within the next few years, the Guardian reported. The siren for the potentially devastating attack was sounded by Ian Levy, the technical director of cyber focused branch of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) while speaking this week at an event hosted by cybersecurity firm Symantec. Sometime in the next few years we’re going to have our first category one cyber incident, Levy said, noting that such an event would require a national or international governmental response in order to deal with the fallout and response to the attack. Such an attack has not yet been seen. The National Cyberse...
What would a Hydrogen Bomb do to the Pacific Ocean
Asia, ENGLISH

What would a Hydrogen Bomb do to the Pacific Ocean

    The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations, President Trump said his government would totally destroy North Korea if necessary to defend the United States or its allies. On Friday, Kim Jong Un responded, saying North Korea will consider with seriousness exercising of a corresponding, highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history. The North Korean leader didn’t elaborate on the nature of this countermeasure, but his foreign minister provided a hint: North Korea might test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho told reporters at the United Nations General Assembl...
A bus to push broken down at Finsbury Park bus station
ENGLISH, London

A bus to push broken down at Finsbury Park bus station

    This is the moment a group of commuters clubbed together to push a broken down bus which was blocking up a road in north London. Up to a dozen people helped to move the bus after it broke down in Finsbury Park on Friday evening. Commuter Richard Blaiberg told the Standard: The bus was in the way and everyone clubbed together. I guess people were desperate to get home. I think commuter rage moved that bus. The vehicle broke down at Finsbury Park bus station just after 6.30pm. Oliver Kassman tweeted: Was part of all different kinds of people pushing a broken down #Londonbus out the way of traffic in #FinsburyPark. #metaphor #LondonIsOpen. Brian Douieb wrote: Members of public helping to move broken down bus causing obstruction at Finsbury Park.
Rugby player jailed for killing girlfriend in drink drive crash
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Rugby player jailed for killing girlfriend in drink drive crash

    A rugby player who killed his girlfriend in a drink-drive car accident after being distracted by a kiss has been jailed for two years despite her family’s plea for leniency. Benjamin Hughes, 24, had been drinking pints of beer and shots before driving home with his girlfriend Dominique Wright, a master’s student at the University of Leeds, on 30 October last year. Ms Wright was killed halfway through the journey, near Southwell, Nottingham, when Hughes veered into a ditch and crashed into a tree. Hughes, a self-employed plumber, was later arrested and found to have 141 micrograms of alcohol in 110 ml of blood - almost twice the legal limit. However, at Nottingham crown court yesterday, Ms Wright’s family delivered an emotional plea for Hughes to be spared jail, adding that...
Police close road in both directions on M3 for bomb disposal investigating
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police close road in both directions on M3 for bomb disposal investigating

    The M3 in Hampshire is still closed in both directions after police were called to the scene at 4am this morning. Officers are working alongside the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team to make the motorway safe again. However, the closure caused enormous disruption on Saturday morning. Delays of over three hours were being reported by some motorists, who face miles of tailbacks due to the diversions being put in place. The road closure is expected to cause major problems for thousands of Manchester United fans travelling south for their Premier League match at Southampton, Hants, at 3pm. The M3 is completely closed between junction 9 and junction 11 at Winchester. People were pictured playing golf, walking their dogs and generally trying to pass the time. A spokesman for Hamp...
Buddhist mistrust of foreign aid workers hampers relief for Myanmar’s Rohingya
Asia, ENGLISH

Buddhist mistrust of foreign aid workers hampers relief for Myanmar’s Rohingya

    Htun Aung Kyaw, secretary general of the Arakan National Party, gestures during an interview at the party's headquarters in Sittwe, Myanmar September 20, 2017. Reuters Sittwe, Myanmar: Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who accuse the United Nations and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims. So far, the Myanmar government has only granted Red Cross organisations access to the area. The United Nations suspended its activities and evacuated non-critical staff after the government suggested it had supported Rohingya insurgents. Already battling against bad weather, tough terrain and obstructive bureaucracy, the Red Cross also ra...