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Pakistani terrorists carried out 26/11 Mumbai attacks- PM Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) gestures during a news conference in Islamabad.pc:ht

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has virtually admitted the terrorists who carried out the 26/11 attacks came from Pakistan and said he fears that such strikes may happen again.

“Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial?” said Sharif in an interview to Dawn newspaper published on Saturday. His statement is seen as a reference to the trial against Continue reading

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To visit America’s richest zip code, you’ll first need a boat

Ferry boats from Fisher Island are seen navigating Government Cut near Downtown Miami, which can be seen in the background.pc:ht

The richest zip code in America is just as exclusive and elite as the people who live there. Fisher Island, located just off the coast of Miami, is accessible only by ferry or water taxi and is a haven for the world’s richest.

The 216-acre island has diverse residents, representing over 50 nationalities and professions ranging from professional athletes and supermodels to executives and lawyers.

The average income in Fisher Island, zip code 33109, was $2.5 million in Continue reading

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Hackers delete most watched YouTube video Despacito, restore it

Despacito is the most watched video on YouTube.pc:ht

YouTube’s Vevo account which shows official music videos, live interviews and more has reportedly been hacked. Vevo accounts of popular singers have been hacked and the most watched music video on YouTube, ‘Despacito’ was deleted. The video was unavailable on YouTube for over an hour but is back again.

This was first shared on The Hacker News which now has a thread with the latest updates on the YouTube hack. The original link of the music video on YouTube read, “This video has been removed by the user”. Also if you searched for “Despacito” on YouTube, the official music video doesn’t appear.

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Algerian military plane crashes near Boufarik airport, at least 100 dead

A screengrab from the video posted on local channel Ennahar TV. The Ennahar TV reported that more than 100 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport.pc:ht

At least 100 people were killed when a military plane crashed soon after take-off in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, officials said.

The cause of the crash was unclear, and an investigation has been opened, according to a Defense Ministry statement.

More than 100 military personnel were on board the plane when it came down near Boufarik airport, local channel Ennahar TV reported. There was no immediate confirmation from authorities.

“There are more than 100 deaths. We can’t say exact how many at this point,” Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman for the civil protection agency, told Continue reading

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‘I am not Gandhi or Mandela’: Saudi crown prince Salman on his private expenses

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman arrives at Lambeth Palace, London, Britain.image source: HT

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday.

Mutual rival Iran will be high on the agenda, but the 32-year-old strongman prince will also be looking to showcase his sweeping changes to Saudi society and an increasingly assertive foreign policy that includes the war in Yemen and an ongoing diplomatic feud with Qatar.

The following are quotations from an interview he gave to CBS News on Sunday.

The role of women

Prince Mohammed has implemented some reforms on women’s rights, loosening clothing restrictions, pushing for greater participation in the workforce, and, significantly, lifting a ban on women driving.

But guardianship laws, which require women to seek the permission of male relatives for a host of activities, remain in place. Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking, great scientist who wrote of space, time and black holes, dies at 76

Professor of mathematics at Cambridge University Stephen W Hawking discusses theories on the origin of the universe in a talk in Berkeley, California.

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday.

Hawking, whose 1988 book “A Brief History of Time” became an unlikely worldwide bestseller and cemented his superstar status, dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Continue reading

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Russia says hackers stole more than $17 million from its banks in 2017

Russian authorities are now keen to show that Russia too is a frequent victim of cyber crime and that they are working hard to combat itpc: ht

Hackers stole more than 1 billion roubles ($17 million) from Russian banks using the Cobalt Strike security-testing tool in 2017, a central bank official said on Tuesday.

Russia is under intense scrutiny over cyber crime following allegations hackers backed by Moscow have attacked targets in the United States and Europe, accusations the Kremlin has repeatedly denied.

Russian authorities are now keen to show that Russia too is a frequent victim of cyber crime and that they are working hard to combat it. Continue reading

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Trump: Any immigration plan without border wall ‘waste of time’

US President Donald Trump holds a meeting at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's National Targeting Centre in Sterling, Virginia,  February 2, 2018. pc:ht

Any congressional immigration plan that does not provide for his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border ‘is a total waste of time,’ US President Donald Trump said on Monday as two top senators planned to unveil a bipartisan compromise plan.

“Any deal on DACA that does not include STRONG border security and the Continue reading

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Hafiz Saeed dares Pak govt to arrest him, says will not stop fighting for Kashmiris

Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Saeed (C) waves to protesters as they gather in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Lahore on February 5, 2018. pc:ht

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Monday dared the Pakistani government to arrest him if it can and said he will not stop fighting the case of Kashmiri people.

“If the Pakistani government wants to arrest me…come and go for it but I will not stop dedicating 2018 for Kashmiris,” Saeed said while addressing a rally here.

“We will emerge more strongly if you try to suppress us,” said Saeed, who was listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by Continue reading

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Maldives President declares state of emergency for 15 days- Take care Travellers

Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen, center, surrounded by his body guards arrives to address his supporters in Male, Maldives on Saturday.pc:ht

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has declared a 15-day state of emergency, his aide Azima Shukoor announced on state television Monday.

The move gives sweeping powers to security forces to arrest and detain suspects, and comes amid a deepening political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation as Yameen refuses to comply with a Supreme Court order to release political prisoners.

The president has refused to comply with a court order to Continue reading

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