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1 hour 2 minute

Over Half A Million People March In London Seeking Another Brexit Vote

London: EU flag waving Britons rejecting a future outside Europe packed the heart of London on Saturday for an anti-Brexit protest organisers said drew more than half a million people.The police gave no figures for how many showed up for the massive march and rally outside parliament aimed at pressing the government into holding a second Brexit vote.But the 570,000 turnout figure reported by campaigners would make the demonstration the largest since 750,000 showed up against the war in Iraq in 2003 according to police figures."This feels like a party," said Liverpool university student Lucy Dogget as she squeezed past...
1 hour 12 minute

Germany's Merkel condemns Khashoggi's killing, demands Saudis explain

Germany's Merkel condemns Khashoggi's killing, demands Saudis explain >> German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul and said explanations so far given of the circumstances of his death were inadequate. "We condemn this act in the strongest terms," she and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a joint statement issued on Saturday. "We expect transparency from Saudi Arabia about the circumstances of his death ... The information available about events in the Istanbul consulate is inadequate."Expressing deep sympathy to Khashoggi's friends and relatives, they said those responsible for his death...
1 hour 13 minute

UAE, Egypt and Yemen hail Saudi decisions on journalist's death

UAE, Egypt and Yemen hail Saudi decisions on journalist's death >> The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Yemen on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia's statement about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Gulf Arab state "commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi," the official news agency WAM said on Twitter.Saudi Arabia has said that Khashoggi, a prominent journalist, died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate - after two weeks of denials that it had anything to do with his disappearance - and dismissed five officials over the incident.Yemen praised decisions made by...

1 hour 14 minute

Scepticism deepens after Saudis’ explanation for journalist’s death

Scepticism deepens after Saudis’ explanation for journalist’s death>>David D Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard, The New York Times News Saudi Arabia’s explanation of why its agents had strangled the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul was met with a flood of international scepticism on Saturday, even as President Donald Trump said this new account that he was killed after a fistfight sounded credible. A Saudi official offered the kingdom’s first explanation for the involvement of a doctor of forensic medicine specialising in autopsies — a critical detail adding to international doubts about the kingdom’s story. The doctor...
1 hour 16 minute

North Korean hacker group steals $571 million in crypto attacks

Amid growing crypto-jacking episodes, a North Korean hacking group called Lazarus has stolen cryptocurrencies worth more than half a billion dollars.According to The Next Web that cited findings from the annual report of cybersecurity vendor Group-IB late on Friday, Lazarus was behind 14 hacking attacks on cryptocurrent exchanges since January 2017 -- stealing $571 million.Lazarus is a hacking group which has been linked to a string of attacks against everything from banks to government agencies across the world. Hackers targeted cryptocurrency exchanges with spear phishing, social engineering and malware."Spear phishing remains the major vector of attack on corporate networks. For...
1 hour 20 minute

Afghans vote in crucial parliamentary elections, amid attacks, major irregularities reported

KABUL: Afghans cast their vote on Saturday for a new parliament despite numerous attacks in several parts of the country, including Kabul, and amid reports of widespread irregularities.Initial results of the vote, delayed by more than three years because of a power struggle in the government, will be released in three weeks’ time.Final results will be published after two months.The ballot is regarded as crucial for the stability of Afghanistan, wracked by more than four decades of war, foreign interventions and tribal rift.The latest poll is the third for choosing a legislative body since the ouster of the Taliban in...

1 hour 21 minute

Pakistan gets six more months to ‘fix’ anti-money laundering laws : Ministry of Finance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has got six more months from the Asia Pacific Group (APG) — an arm of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) — to “fix” its anti-money laundering laws and take effective measures to curb terror financing and illegal remittances. “The APG delegation has pointed out lacunae in our different laws and we will plug them all soon through proper legislation,” Noor Ahmed, special secretary Ministry of Finance, told Arab News.“Our institutions have explained their positions and actions taken so far to curb money laundering in their meetings with the APG delegation,” he said. “We have noted their...
1 hour 31 minute

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures. "I am delighted to be joining Facebook. After almost 20 years in European and British politics, this is an exciting new adventure for me," Clegg wrote on his Facebook page. Clegg said Facebook was "at the heart of some of the most complex and difficult questions we face" such as "privacy of the individual", "integrity of our democratic process", and "the balance between free speech and prohibited content". "I...
2 hour 1 minute

Thousands in a migrant caravan are waiting to cross the Guatemalan-Mexican border amid sweltering heat

Tapachula, Mexico (CNN)Thousands of Central American migrants fleeing poverty and violence packed a bridge connecting Guatemala and Mexico in sweltering heat Saturday as part of a politically charged, US-bound caravan. At one point, several dozen migrants trying to make their way north sang the Honduran national anthem on the edge of the muddy Suchiate River between Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and Tapachula, Mexico. Their journey continued one day after defiant caravan members rushed passed border gates only to be stopped by rows of Mexican riot police who dispersed tear gas and smoke canisters into the crowds. The slow procession north has...

2 hour 2 minute

Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok dies at 80

Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80. Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that Kok, who died Saturday, "was a man to look up to — if only for his long service and great importance for our country." Labor Party leader Lodewijk Asscher called Kok a "model of integrity." Kok hitched his Dutch Labor Party to the right-wing Liberal Party and to the centrist Democrats 66 to form two ruling coalitions that steered the...
2 hour 6 minute

Woman seen on video leaving toddler on stranger's doorstep speaks out: 'I just feel destroyed'

A woman who is facing child abandonment charges after she was seen on surveillance video leaving a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's doorstep in the middle of the night in a suburb of Houston claims it was all a misunderstanding. "I just feel destroyed," Keairra Woods said in a recent telephone interview with ABC owned-and-operated station KTRK-TV in Houston. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning released the 23-second video, which was recorded the night before by a doorbell security camera outside a home in Spring, Texas, some 25 miles north of Houston. The shocking footage garnered nationwide attention...
2 hour 6 minute

Payton Summons: Girl at centre of life support battle in Texas dies

A nine-year-old girl at the centre of a life support battle in Texas has "passed naturally", her parents say.Payton Summons, said by doctors to be brain dead, had been on life support following a heart attack in September.Doctors had wanted to remove her from her ventilator but her parents obtained a court order forcing the Fort Worth hospital to keep her alive.Under Texas law, a person is considered dead when they have lost all brain function. Payton's parents' lawyer, Justin Moore, said she had not been taken off life support. Report Report This week, a judge ruled that a temporary...