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Dissident officer steals helicopter, fires shots...
Posted by Mery Mogollon, Chris Kraul on June 28, 2017 at 5:10 am

Maduro says helicopter fired at Venezuela's Supreme Court […]

Venezuela crisis: Helicopter launches attack on...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 4:56 am

A helicopter reportedly flown by a police officer drops grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court. […]

Shot kangaroo tied to chair holding bottle of ouzo
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 4:43 am

It was shot three times, tied to a chair and posed with an empty ouzo bottle in "appalling" stunt. […]

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 4:38 am

Banks, retailers, energy firms and Kiev airport say they have been targeted by malware attacks. […]

Helicopter 'attacks' Venezuela Supreme Court
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 4:10 am

An apparent gun and grenade attack from a helicopter is condemned as a "terrorist" act by President Maduro. […]

Venezuela crisis: Helicopter 'launches attack' on...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 3:43 am

BBC NewsVenezuela crisis: Helicopter 'launches attack' on Supreme CourtBBC NewsVenezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolas Maduro called a "terrorist attack". Footage on social media shows a police helicopter circling over the city before shots and a loud bang are ...AP News in Brief at 12:04 am EDTWashington PostHelicopter attacks Venezuela court, Maduro denounces coup bidReutersVenezuela's Maduro: Helicopter attacked Supreme CourtCNNNew York Times -USA TODAY -Outlook Indiaall 77 news articles » […]

Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 2:16 am

German pilot Hugo Broch took to the skies over Kent to achieve a long-held ambition. […]

Cyberattack using data-scrambling software causes...
Posted by Chris O'Brien, Sabra Ayres on June 28, 2017 at 2:05 am

A cyberattack that started in Ukraine before rippling across Europe on Tuesday had security experts racing to understand the intent of the latest computer virus to spook global Internet users. The so-called Petya virus bore some resemblance to a growing wave of international ransomware attacks... […]

Who's afraid of Trump? Not enough Republicans...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 1:47 am

Washington PostWho's afraid of Trump? Not enough Republicans — at least for now.Washington PostScrambling to line up support for the Republican health-care bill, President Trump got on the phone Monday with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and urged him to back the measure. The president's personal plea was not enough. On Tuesday, Lee said he would vote ...On Senate Health Bill, Trump Falters in the Closer's RoleNew York TimesInside the GOP's surprise health care flopPoliticoBehind closed doors, tensions in the GOPThe HillCNN -HuffPost -Los Angeles Timesall 2,384 news articles » […]

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 1:24 am

New York TimesCyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads InternationallyNew York TimesSeveral companies have been affected by the Petya cyberattack, including, from left, Rosneft, the Russian energy giant; Merck, a pharmaceutical company; and Maersk, a shipping company. Credit Left, Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters; center, Matt ...Massive cyberattack hits Europe with widespread ransom demandsWashington PostCyberattack Reaches Asia as New Targets Hit by RansomwareBloombergToday's global ransomware attack weaponized software updatesThe VergeBusiness Insider -Boston Herald -New York Daily Newsall 553 news articles » […]

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 12:01 am

The actor's death following a battle with lung cancer will "leave a huge void", his family says. […]

Half a century of conflict in Colombia comes to...
Posted by Chris Kraul on June 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

In a ceremony that once seemed unimaginable, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, finished disarming on Tuesday as part of last year’s historic peace deal. With that, it officially morphed from an insurgent group that wrought violent havoc for more than half a century to a political... […]

Colombia anti-corruption chief arrested on US...
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:33 pm

A US court charges Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera with money laundering linked to bribery. […]

Indianapolis 500: Racing into the history books
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:02 pm

Janet Guthrie speaks to Witness about her pioneering racing career […]

Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 10:12 pm

President Donald Trump's party are divided on their plan to replace Obamacare. […]

Ivanka Trump leads U.S. condemnation of China and...
Posted by Tracy Wilkinson on June 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

Ivanka Trump led U.S. condemnation Tuesday of China and several other countries for failing to fight the scourge of international human trafficking, the 21st century version of slavery, marking a shift for a White House sometimes accused of indifference to human rights. In the State Department’s... […]

Reporter vents fury at White House over 'fake...
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 10:08 pm

A reporter had strong words for Sarah Huckabee Sanders over her criticism of "fake news". […]

US policeman in hot pursuit of own car
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm

A police officer in Ohio had to chase his own patrol car after it began rolling away during a traffic stop. […]

Behind the mask
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

A photography project which shows women wearing a cow mask has gone viral in India. […]

Brazilian leader denies bribery charge
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm

In defiant TV speech, Michel Temer says the charge is baseless and an assault on his dignity. […]

Colombia's Farc officially ceases to be an armed...
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 9:15 pm

The president has hailed it as "the day weapons became words", after half a century of conflict. […]

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on...
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm

German Muslim girls say they were racially abused in Poland while learning about the Holocaust. […]

Facebook hits two billion users
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:34 pm

More than a quarter of the world's population now use the social network every month. […]

A father's grief
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 6:27 pm

Muhammad has been looking for his family since an oil tanker blaze killed 150 people in Pakistan. […]

How dinner with a lesbian couple changed Angela...
Posted by Erik Kirschbaum on June 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm

Chancellor Angela Merkel surprised Germans and her own conservative party just three months before the Sept. 24 election by abruptly signaling her support for same-sex marriage — a major shift for the normally cautious leader. Even though Germany, generally considered progressive on social issues,... […]

More Asian, less religious
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm

The country is becoming more Asian and less religious, the latest national survey shows. […]

French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner...
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

An ex-far-right supporter is convicted in France of helping her Iranian partner illegally enter the UK. […]

Coalition investigating whether airstrike killed...
Posted by Molly Hennessy-Fiske on June 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Syrian activists say a coalition airstrike Monday on an Islamic State prison in eastern Syria killed dozens of prisoners. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the country’s civil war through local sources, said the dawn strike killed 42 prisoners and 15 militants... […]

Pregnant Serena Williams poses naked on the cover...
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm

The tennis star, who is six months pregnant, poses naked for photographer Annie Leibovitz. […]

US deportations of Iraqis halted by Michigan judge
Posted on June 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm

The court rules the Chaldean Catholics, Sunni Muslims and Iraqi Kurds faced danger back in Iraq. […]

Teen's jail term eased over 'dehumanising' time...
Posted by Australian Associated Press on June 28, 2017 at 4:09 am

Teenager who killed man at 15th birthday party sentenced to eight years with minimum of four years and nine months The jail term handed to a teenager who fatally stabbed a man at a 15th birthday party in Geelong has been moderated to account for the “dehumanising” time he spent in Barwon adult prison.But the victim’s mother has blasted the non-parole period of less than five years as inadequate. Continue reading... […]

Venezuelan president says supreme court attacked...
Posted by Guardian Staff on June 28, 2017 at 4:05 am

Nicolás Maduro has confirmed that two hand grenades were launched at the supreme court building on Tuesday evening from a helicopter Continue reading... […]

How China changed Hong Kong: views from the city
Posted by Benjamin Haas on June 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

As the 20th anniversary of the handover from the UK to China is marked, the Guardian talks to residents and officials about the shifts since 1997Hong Kong is preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of the territory from the UK to China. The moment will bring thousands on to the streets – some to celebrate and others to protest. Here the Guardian asks six Hong Kong residents about their memories of 1997 and their thoughts on the city’s future. Continue reading... […]

A best and last hope: talks begin over Cypriot...
Posted by Helena Smith in Athens on June 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

Representatives from island’s divided communities – and from UK, Turkey and Greece – are meeting as UN says it will withdraw its troops if talks fail Meeting in the cool of the Swiss Alps, the leaders of Cyprus’ estranged Greek and Turkish communities are to embark on a defining attempt to reunify the Mediterranean island more than four decades afterit was divided by war. The conference on Wednesday brings all the main players to the table – including representatives from Cyprus’ guarantor powers, Greece, Turkey and Britain – in what is being billed as an arena “for big and lasting decisions”. For all, it will amount to an historic […]

Trump lawyer targets poor for donations to fight...
Posted by Jon Swaine in New York on June 28, 2017 at 4:00 am

Jay Sekulow directed fundraisers for Christian not-for-profit group to push for contributions if people said they could not afford to give money, files showTrump lawyer’s firm steered millions in donations to family members, files showAn attorney to Donald Trump is pressuring hard-up Americans to donate money to the Christian not-for-profit group that pays his family millions of dollars by saying the funds are urgently needed to repeal the Affordable Care Act.Jay Sekulow this month again directed fundraisers for Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (Case) to push people for contributions if they said they could not afford to give money to the group, according to a contract obtained […]

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 3:38 am

MOSCOW/KIEV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. […]

Donald Trump considering China sanctions over...
Posted by Reuters on June 28, 2017 at 3:03 am

Inaction over Pyongyang and trade war thought to have prompted the US president to look at options including tariffs on steel importsUS president Donald Trump is growing increasingly frustrated with China over its inaction on North Korea and bilateral trade issues and is now considering possible trade actions against Beijing, three senior administration officials told Reuters. The officials said Trump was impatient with China and was looking at options including tariffs on steel imports, which commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has already said he is considering as part of a national security study of the domestic steel industry. Continue reading... […]

Japan defense minister under fire before key...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 2:54 am

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, its ratings slipping over suspicions of favouritism, has suffered a fresh embarrassment when his defense minister made politically sensitive remarks just days ahead of a key local election. […]

Helicopter attacks Venezuela's pro-Maduro Supreme...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 2:39 am

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan police helicopter attacked the Supreme Court on Tuesday, ratcheting up a political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro condemned as a "terrorist" attack. […]

Exclusive - China's CNPC suspends fuel sales to...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 1:21 am

BEIJING (Reuters) - China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won't get paid, as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, three sources told Reuters.  &nbs […]

U.S. says needs to work together with China on...
Posted on June 28, 2017 at 1:17 am

BEIJING (Reuters) - Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad said on Wednesday there is a need to work together with China on some pressing issues, such as North Korea and expanding trade. […]

Venezuela's supreme court attacked with grenade...
Posted by Virginia López in Caracas on June 28, 2017 at 12:48 am

President Nicolás Maduro says grenade lobbed by ‘terrorists’ did not explode in incident following months of increasing violence against governmentVenezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has confirmed that two hand grenades were launched at the supreme court building on Tuesday evening from a helicopter. He said the helicopter was piloted by an agent from the country’s intelligence unit who then managed to escape.Videos circulated on social media showed a man piloting the helicopter while holding a banner that read “Liberty. Article 350”, in reference to an article in the Venezuelan constitution that allows for citizens to declare themselves in […]

What is the Petya ransomware attack, and how can...
Posted by Olivia Solon in San Francisco on June 28, 2017 at 12:24 am

Companies have been crippled by an attack dubbed ‘Petya’, the second major ransomware crime in two months. Olivia Solon answers the key questionsMany organizations in Europe and the US have been crippled by a ransomware attack dubbed “Petya”. The malicious software has spread through large firms including the advertiser WPP, food company Mondelez, legal firm DLA Piper and Danish shipping and transport firm Maersk, leading to PCs and data being locked up and held for ransom.It’s the second major global ransomware attack in the last two months. In early May, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) was among the organizations infected by WannaCry, which used […]

Bill Cosby likely won't speak publicly before...
Posted by Associated Press on June 28, 2017 at 12:23 am

Amid rumors that disgraced comedian wanted to hold series of town halls, attorney said she ‘can’t imagine’ his legal team would let him perform or speakBill Cosby’s “town hall” tour is unlikely to happen before his retrial on sex assault charges in Pennsylvania, one of his lawyers said Tuesday. Related: Bill Cosby plans to teach young people how to not get accused of sexual assault Continue reading... […]

Myanmar: Detained journalists to be charged under...
Posted by Reuters on June 28, 2017 at 12:22 am

Arrests have alarmed country’s media community, fuelling fears that freedom of speech has become increasingly restricted under Aung San Suu Kyi Three Myanmar reporters detained at an undisclosed location by the army will be charged under a colonial-era statute against “unlawful association” and face up to three years in jail, government and army officials have said. The military arrested the journalists in Myanmar’s northeastern Shan state on Monday after they covered a drug-burning event organised by the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), an ethnic armed group designated as an “unlawful association” by the Yangon authorities. Continue […]