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23/05/2019

50 Children Saved After Police Bust Paedophile Website, Says Interpol

Lyon, France: International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online paedophilia ring.More arrests were expected as police in nearly 60 countries pursue investigations stemming from an Interpol operation launched two years ago into a hidden "dark web" site with 63,000 users worldwide.Fifty children were rescued following the arrests. Police are trying to identify an additional 100 in images that had been shared on the internet's uncharted corners.Interpol said its Operation Blackwrist began after it found material that was...
23/05/2019

US, Japan, South Korea Start 'First-Of-Its-Kind' Naval Drill

Tokyo: The United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia have kicked off "first-of-its-kind" naval drills near Guam, the US Navy said Thursday, amid mounting tensions with China and North Korea. The "Pacific Vanguard" drill brings together more than 3,000 sailors from the four countries to "sharpen skills and strengthen practical cooperation at sea," the US Seventh Fleet said in a statement.The drills will focus on "live fire exercises, defensive counter-air operations, anti-submarine warfare, and replenishment at sea," added the statement.Australia has contributed two frigates to the exercise, Japan two destroyers and South Korea one destroyer. The USS Blue Ridge, the...
23/05/2019

Sri Lankan Parliament Approves Committee To Investigate Easter Bombings

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Parliament has unanimously approved the formation of a select committee to look into the factors that led to the Easter Sunday bombings and come up with possible measures to avoid such attacks in future, according to a media report.Nine suicide bombers, including a woman, carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels, killing 258 people and injuring over 500 others.The motion to set up the committee, which will have 12 members, was passed unanimously in Parliament on Wednesday. The Speaker will nominate the committee chairperson and its members.The...

23/05/2019

Amazon Shareholder Tries To Return Purchased Item Directly To CEO Jeff Bezos

San Francisco: Amid Amazon's annual shareholders conference where dozens of people joined to discuss issues like renewable energy use and equal pay, a woman called out to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos trying to return a product that was purchased from the e-commerce platform.Taking advantage of the open question-and-answer round with Mr Bezos, the woman, who is also an Amazon shareholder, tried to return a purchase directly to the CEO."Amazon shareholder attempts to return item at annual meeting, saying she had tried without luck four times," GeekWire reporter Todd Bishop tweeted on Wednesday.Mr Bezos, although surprised, handled the situation with ease...
23/05/2019

Last Known Ship To Bring Slaves To U.S. Discovered In Alabama

The last ship known to smuggle slaves from Africa to the United States has been discovered in Alabama's Mobile River, nearly 160 years after it was deliberately sunk, a historical commission said on Wednesday. The Alabama Historical Commission, in a post on its Facebook page, called the effort to locate the ship, the Clotilda, a "yearlong scientific investigation." The Clotilda was discovered by a company called SEARCH Inc in collaboration with the commission and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.The Clotilda has previously been documented by historians as the last ship known to bring African captives...
23/05/2019

Rain And Flooding Expected In US Southern Plains After Deadly Storms

Oklahoma: Weather forecasters on Wednesday expected drenching rains to roll into the storm-ravaged US southern and central states, where thunderstorms and tornadoes killed at least three people and triggered widespread flooding.More than 30 tornadoes struck a swath from Texas to Iowa since Monday, according to the National Weather Service, and residents in at least three Oklahoma riverfront communities were urged to evacuate due to flooding.One person was killed and another was injured when a tornado struck the rural town of Adair, Iowa, about 50 miles (80 km)west of Des Moines, at about 1:30 a.m. local time, the weather service said.While...

23/05/2019

Pilot Reports Flash Just Before Fatal Mid-Air Alaska Plane Collision

Alaska: The surviving pilot in last week's fatal mid-air plane collision in Alaska saw a flash just before the two planes collided with a "large, loud impact," according to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report issued on Wednesday. Six people died in the May 13 crash near Ketchikan, Alaska. The colliding planes, a De Havilland Otter operated by Ketchikan-based Taquan Air, and a De Havilland Beaver operated by Ketchikan-based Mountain Air Service, were ferrying cruise ship passengers back from a sightseeing trip to Misty Fjords National Monument in the Tongass National Forest.The Otter's pilot was maneuvering his plane to...
23/05/2019

British Prime Minister Theresa May To Resign On Friday: Report

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday to announce her departure from office, The Times reported, without citing a source.May will remain as prime minister while her successor is elected in a two-stage process under which two final candidates face a ballot of 125,000 Conservative Party members, the newspaper said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Election Results for Lok Sabha Election 2019 will be out on May 23. Get the latest election news and live updates on ndtv.com/elections. Catch all the action on NDTV...
23/05/2019

American Climber Dies On Mount Everest

Kathmandu: An American has died on Everest, his expedition organiser said Thursday, as a rush of climbers marked one of the busiest days on the world's highest mountain. Donald Lynn Cash, 55, collapsed at the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak on Wednesday as he was taking photographs. "Our two Sherpas helped him gain consciousness but he died close to the Hilary Step as they were bringing him back," Pasang Tenje Sherpa of Pioneer Adventure told AFP.His death came as more than 200 climbers were heading towards the summit on both sides of Everest Wednesday as the weather cleared, with...

23/05/2019

Man Arrested On Charges Of Threatening To Bomb Trump Tower In New York

A 20-year-old New Jersey man accused of threatening on social media to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march and bomb the Trump Tower skyscraper in New York City was arrested on Wednesday on a string of federal charges, prosecutors said.Jonathan Xie, of Basking Ridge, was taken into custody on charges of attempting to provide material support to Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip and which the United States designates as a terrorist organization, making false statements and transmitting threats over interstate commerce, according to federal prosecutors."Homegrown violent extremists like Xie are a serious threat to national security,"...
23/05/2019

Trump To Get Royal Treatment On Japan Emperor Visit

Washington, United States: Donald Trump is accused at times of acting like a king, but when the US president becomes the first foreign leader to meet Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito next week, he can expect truly royal treatment from eager-to-please allies. The decision by Japan to put Trump at the head of the line for Naruhito illustrates the unique bond between the one-time bitterest of enemies, while delivering rival China a timely reminder that the United States is not alone in Asia.Yes, there could be tension when Trump, who lands in Tokyo with his wife Melania on Saturday, discusses...
23/05/2019

UK Had Warned 16 NATO Allies Of Russia Hacking Attempts: Foreign Minister

London: Britain has shared with 16 NATO allies details of malicious Russian cyber activity in their countries over the last 18 months, foreign minister Jeremy Hunt was to say on Thursday.He will accuse Russia's intelligence services of mounting a "global campaign" targeting critical infrastructure, during a speech at the NATO Cyber Defence Pledge Conference in London, to be attended by the alliance's head Jens Stoltenberg."This global campaign also seeks to compromise central government networks," he will warn, according to extracts of the speech released by his department."I can disclose that in the last 18 months, the National Cyber Security Centre...