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South Korean swaps bitcoins for ‎€2m in fake notes

South Korean swaps bitcoins for ‎€2m in fake notes The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the wealthy buyer would hand over the equivalent sum in cash in a luxury hotel on the French riviera. The seller, a South Korean businessman with a company specialised in the crypto-currency in Singapore,...... more

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake   A Muslim couple has been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, officials say. They confirmed the decision on Friday, further citing the couple's failure to integrate and respect gender equality. The couple, interviewed months ago, also struggled to answer...... more

Prime minister sacked over corruption scandal

Prime minister sacked over corruption scandal Belarus’s strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday sacked his prime minister and other key members of government following a corruption scandal that saw top officials arrested. Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov will be replaced by former development bank head Sergei Rumas, the president’s press office said in a statement. Several vice-premiers as...... more

US husband held after missing family ‘found dead in fuel tanks’

US husband held after missing family ‘found dead in fuel tanks’ The bodies of missing Colorado mother Shanann Watts and her two daughters have been located inside a fuel tank days after she vanished, reports say. Her husband Chris Watts has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his entire family. His arrest came one day after he appealed for their return. Local...... more

Mother hangs children after recording their goodbye messages

Mother hangs children after recording their goodbye messages A 25-year-old Bolivian woman hanged her three children after making them record goodbye messages to their father on video, police reported Thursday. The woman hanged her one-year old baby, and her two other children aged four and seven, late Tuesday after a series of arguments with her husband, state prosecutor Oscar...... more

Woman pushes friend off bridge

Woman pushes friend off bridge Prosecutors in Washington will consider charging an 18-year-old woman who pushed her teenage friend off a bridge, sending her plummeting 60 feet to the river below and leaving her with multiple injuries, officials said Tuesday. Clark County Major Crimes unit investigators wrapped up their probe of the incident that occurred earlier...... more

Naturalised Americans in danger of losing citizenship as Federal officials review thousands of cases

Naturalised Americans in danger of losing citizenship as Federal officials review thousands of cases Federal officials are reviewing the citizenship petition process of more than 2,500 people who became naturalised American citizens, in search of possible fraud committed during the process. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) told EFE news agency on Monday that about 100 of the 2,500 cases “have...... more

Over 1,300 cholera cases reported in Niger, death toll rises to 22

Over 1,300 cholera cases reported in Niger, death toll rises to 22 The death toll in southern Niger from a cholera outbreak has risen to 22, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. According to the ministry, the outbreak has been concentrated in the southern region of Maradi since the beginning of July. Nine people have died in the past two days. At least 1,302...... more

Worst flood in a century kills 67 in India

Worst flood in a century kills 67 in India The death toll brought on by floods, landslides and bridge collapses in India's monsoon-hit state of Kerala has risen to 77 as heavy rainfall threatened new areas. Authorities in the southern state, which is home to 33 million people, have placed local agencies on the highest alert level in what has turned out to...... more

F5 reports rising multi-cloud adoption

F5 reports rising multi-cloud adoption  More and more businesses globally are moving to a multi-cloud situation to deploy or access services. This is according to F5 Networks’ recent report, ‘The State of Application Delivery 2018’ (SOAD), in which more than 50 per cent of the respondents, representing IT professionals from all over the globe, said they...... more

US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking embargo

US blacklists Russian, Chinese companies for breaking embargo The US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian and Chinese companies Wednesday for violating the economic embargo on North Korea as Washington seeks to keep the pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.   The Treasury accused China-based Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co and its Singapore-based affiliate, SINSMS Pte.,...... more

Sudan: 22 children drown as boat taking them to school sinks

Sudan: 22 children drown as boat taking them to school sinks At least 22 children have drowned in Sudan when their boat sank in the Nile while they were on their way to school, according to official media. A woman also died when the vessel went down around 750km north of the capital, Khartoum, with more than 40 children on board, the SUNA...... more

6 Cameroon soldiers arrested over execution video

6 Cameroon soldiers arrested over execution video Cameroon’s government has announced the arrest of six soldiers following a probe into a video released a few weeks ago that documented the abuse of civilians, the privately-owned Cameroon Info news site reports. It marks a U-turn from their previous denials that any arrests had been made over the video which...... more

More questions than answers in murders of Russian journalists in Africa

More questions than answers in murders of Russian journalists in Africa The murders of three Russian journalists investigating the work of private military contractors in the Central African Republic are still shrouded in mystery. But the exiled Russian billionaire who was funding their work says evidence gathered so far indicates they were not the victims of a random attack but a well-planned...... more

Dozens feared dead in Italy bridge collapse

Dozens feared dead in Italy bridge collapse A bridge has collapsed in Italy's northwestern city of Genoa sending vehicles falling nearly 100 metres to the ground and killing at least 30 people, according to local authorities. Many others were seriously injured, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said, after part of the Morandi Bridge on the A10 motorway caved in around...... more

Chile minister resigns four days after appointment

Chile minister resigns four days after appointment Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday accepted the resignation of his Minister of Culture Mauricio Rojas, who spent just four days on the job. Rojas’s resignation came after revelations that he had questioned the role of the country’s Museum of Memory and Human Rights, which honors the victims of the military...... more

US lawmaker in fake certificate scandal

US lawmaker in fake certificate scandal A Republican candidate for a Florida state House seat is facing questions about whether she actually graduated from Miami University in Ohio. After questions arose about Melissa Howard’s academic credentials, the state House candidate posted a photo of what she said was a copy of her transcripts to Facebook. She also...... more

At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city

At least 100 security forces killed in fight for Afghan city At least 100 Afghan security forces have been killed as troops backed by US airpower struggled to push the Taliban from embattled Ghazni city, officials said Monday, while residents reported food and medicine shortages four days after fighting began. The Afghan government said it had sent reinforcements to the strategic city,...... more

100 dead in Taliban offensive

100 dead in Taliban offensive Afghan security forces are engaged in intense fighting with Taliban militants in Ghazni, three days after the start of an offensive on the strategic city that has so far killed more than 150 people, according to a local member of parliament. Mohammad Arif Shahjahan, an MP from Ghazni, told CNN Monday...... more

Kenya president urges citizens to arrest corrupt public officials

Kenya president urges citizens to arrest corrupt public officials President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenya’s young people on Sunday to make citizen’s arrests of those suspected of corruption, a vice that is endemic in the country. Critics have called Kenyatta’s regime the most corrupt of the four leaders that Kenya has had since gaining independence from Britain in 1963. With Kenyatta...... more

Dubai plans for $2B mega mall

Dubai plans for $2B mega mall Plans for a sprawling "high-tech-meets-retail" metropolis have been unveiled in Dubai. The mega mall will be the largest leasable retail space in the world, spanning over 100 soccer fields in size.  Called Dubai Square, the $2 billion project in the Dubai Creek Harbour development will boast over 8 million square feet...... more

Chinese Govt. expels German student for exposing secrets

 Chinese Govt. expels German student for exposing secrets Chinese Government has expelled David Missal, a German student for exposing the plight of jailed human rights lawyers. The 24-year-old Missal was pursuing a master’s degree in journalism and communication at prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. He left for Germany on Sunday, after immigration authorities told him his student visa was...... more

2 earthquakes hit central and northern Alaska regions

2 earthquakes hit central and northern Alaska regions The U.S. Geological Survey says that two earthquakes have hit Alaska. The agency says that at 6:58 a.m. Sunday a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles (551 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The agency says the...... more

10 people injured in Manchester shooting

10 people injured in Manchester shooting Ten people, including two children, were taken to hospital on Sunday with pellet-type wounds after reports of a shooting in Manchester in northern England, police said.   Officers were called at around at 2:30 am (0130 GMT) to the Moss Side neighbourhood of the city, where a party had been held...... more

Head teacher nabbed while writing exam for student

Head teacher nabbed while writing exam for student A head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf. Police officers burst into the exam hall where Benjamin Manirambona took the test after a tip-off. Little did he know that plain-clothes officers had staked out...... more

Al Qaeda terrorists plan brutal comeback

Al Qaeda terrorists plan brutal comeback Terrorist group Al Qaeda is showing signs of resurgence following ISIS’s near-defeat in Iraq and Syria, experts warn. Al Qaeda shares the same long-term goals as ISIS, but appears to be pursuing them more slowly and carefully, Jennifer Cafarella, intelligence planner with the Institute for the Study of War, told FoxNews.com....... more

U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions Aug. 22

 U.S. to hit Russia with new sanctions Aug. 22 Russia-U.S. confrontation is extending to the economic and trade field as Washington is poised to hit Moscow new and powerful sanctions on Aug. 22. Russia views the move as a declaration of “economic war”. The U.S. State Department said that Washington would impose new sanctions on Russia on or around Aug....... more

Israel to stop using coal by 2025-2030

Israel to stop using coal by 2025-2030 Israel will stop using coal between 2025 and 2030, as a result, the country will stop producing coal ash at its power stations, Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection said. The ministry succeeded to promote governmental decision to close four out of eight coal units for electricity generation at Israel’s power stations...... more

NASA postpones ‘mission to the sun’

NASA postpones ‘mission to the sun’ US space agency Nasa has delayed its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The Parker Solar Probe was set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Saturday, but last-minute investigations have delayed it for 24 hours. It is now scheduled to blast off - on...... more

Man awarded record $289 million in cancer lawsuit

Man awarded record $289 million in cancer lawsuit In a groundbreaking case against agricultural giant Monsanto, a jury has awarded $250 million in punitive damages and nearly $40 million in compensatory damages to a former school groundskeeper who said he got terminal cancer from the weedkiller Roundup. Dewayne Johnson was seeking about $400 million in punitive damages and $39...... more

 

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