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22/07/2019

Israel Begins Demolition Of Palestinian Homes In Jerusalem

Sur Baher: Israel began demolishing a number of Palestinian homes it considers illegal south of Jerusalem early Monday, an AFP journalist said, in a move which has drawn international concern.Dozens of Israeli police and military sealed off at least four buildings in the Sur Baher area close to the Israeli security barrier cutting off the occupied West Bank early Monday, the journalist said.An earthmover later started demolishing a partially-built two storey building.Reporters were prevented from reaching the area while residents and activists were dragged out of the homes.One man yelled "I want to die here", after being forced out.The buildings...
22/07/2019

"Wizard" Hacked Personal Data Of Practically Entire Bulgarian Population

London: Call it mother of cybercrimes but a hacker has more or less broken into the entire population of Bulgaria -- hacking personal data of more than five million of the total seven million residents.Prime Minister Boyko Borisov though could not help saying Kristian Boykov is a "wizard" hacker and the country should hire similar people to work for the state.Released after charges were downgraded, the 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker hacked details like social security information, addresses, incomes and tax returns chiefly from the National Revenue Agency (NRA) records, npr.org reported on Sunday.Boykov was arrested in Bulgaria's capital Sofia last...
22/07/2019

45 Injured As Hong Kong Protest Escalates, Triad Gangs Seen On Streets

Hong Kong: Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault against pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, in a dramatic escalation of the political turmoil plaguing the Chinese city.The financial hub's roiling unrest took a dark turn late Sunday when gangs of men -- most wearing white T-shirts and carrying bats, sticks and metal poles -- set upon anti-government demonstrators as they returned from another huge march earlier that day.Footage from the attack broadcast live on Facebook showed people screaming as the men beat multiple protesters and journalists in Yuen Long station and...

22/07/2019

Iran Says 17-Member CIA Spy Ring Broken, Some Sentenced To Death

Dubai: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday.State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry as saying it had broken up a CIA spying ring and captured 17 suspects. A ministry official said some of those arrested had been sentenced to death, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Get Breaking news, live coverage, and Latest News from India and around the world on NDTV.com. Catch all the...
22/07/2019

Final Hours Of Voting In Month-Long Contest To Become British PM

London: The voting closes Monday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, with Boris Johnson expected to be confirmed as the winner charged with delivering Brexit.After a month-long contest between former London mayor Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the postal votes of up to 160,000 grassroots Conservatives will decide the governing party's next leader.The voting window slams shut at 5:00pm (1600 GMT).The result will be announced on Tuesday, with the winner immediately becoming the new Conservative leader, the victor taking office as prime minister on Wednesday.Both candidates have had a rocky end to the campaign.Finance minister Philip...
22/07/2019

Zip-Wire Episode, Wild Rugby Tackles: The Comedic Face Of Boris Johnson

London: Dangling helplessly from a zip-wire while waving British Union Jack flags, Boris Johnson and his attempt to publicise a party in one of London's parks became one of the most memorable non-sporting moments of the 2012 Olympic Games."It's going well ... Get me a ladder," the portly then-London Mayor jovially shouted as the crowds below laughed along after he became stuck.For most politicians, such a turn of events would be an humiliating embarrassment that could overshadow their careers. For the man famed for his mop of unruly blond hair and expected to be named as Britain's next prime minister...

22/07/2019

Nearly 100% Turnout In North Korea Local Polls, Kim Jong Un Also Votes

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un voted in nationwide local elections on Sunday that registered the near 100 per cent turnout claimed for every ballot held in the nuclear-armed state.Given the absence of any competition among candidates, elections in the North are essentially a political ritual which, observers say, allows the authorities to claim a popular mandate while reinforcing loyalty to Kim's regime.The 99.98 percent turnout this year was a 0.01 percent improvement on the figures registered in 2015.Only those overseas "on foreign tour or working in oceans" were unable to vote, the North's state-run agency KCNA reported Sunday,...
22/07/2019

How Qatar's Cows Show Growing Resistance To Saudi-Led Boycott

AL KHOR, Qatar: Three times a day, the Holstein cows on this dairy farm north of Doha placidly step onto a circular platform to get hooked up to automated milking tubes.Afterward, they get sprayed with cool water and go back to one of the 40 state-of-the-art barns where misting and cooling systems keep the summer temperature at roughly 82 degrees, well below the brutal 110 degrees it is outside on Qatar's scrubland.The cows, about 20,000 of them, rest on beds of cooled sand. They do everything but yoga, joked Saba Mohd N.M. Al Fadala, the farm's public relations director highlighting...
22/07/2019

UK Warship Tried To Stop Iran From Seizing Tanker, Leaked Audio Reveals

A British warship tried but failed to prevent Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from seizing a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last week, intercepted radio communications show, fueling a wave of recriminations in London on Sunday over who was to blame for the incident last week.In recordings obtained by the shipping consultancy Dryad Global and posted on its website Sunday, a member of the Revolutionary Guard is heard ordering the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker to divert course toward Iran."Alter your course," the man says. "If you obey you will be safe."A British naval officer interrupts, telling the Stena...

22/07/2019

Will Ensure "No Air Conditioning Or TV For Nawaz Sharif" In Jail: Pak PM

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is on a visit to the United States, on Sunday addressed the Pakistani diaspora in Washington. During the address he said that former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif eats home-made food in his air-conditioned jail cell that has a television in it too.His government will ensure that Mr Sharif does not receive such treatment in jail."Nawaz Sharif wants food from home in jail, he wants air conditioning in jail. But in a country where half the population has no air conditioning or TV, what kind of punishment this is?," said Imran Khan in...
22/07/2019

Woman On Hike Dies On Hottest Weekend Of Year In Washington Region

A woman hiking the Billy Goat Trail in Montgomery County, Maryland, died Saturday in what authorities believe was a heat-related medical emergency during the the hottest weekend of the year in the Washington region.Temperatures soared to 97 degrees in the D.C. area, but some spots felt as hot as 115 degrees with humidity. Local governments urged residents to stay indoors or find air-conditioned cooling centers, while extending hours at some swimming pools and other facilities.The death of the hiker, who has not been identified, is the only heat-related fatality reported so far by Washington-region officials.Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services...
21/07/2019

Iran Probes Seized British Oil Tanker, UK Says "Choosing Dangerous Path"

Tehran: Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain rejected Tehran's version of events.Authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.Video footage released by the Guards showed a ship with the oil tanker's markings being surrounded by speedboats, before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be...