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  • Kaspersky internet security software banned on US government computers over Russia links

    14 September 2017 3:18 AM 12

    The US Government has just ordered its federal agencies to stop using any internet security software provided by Kaspersky Lab. With more than 400 million customers worldwide, Kaspersky is a huge cybersecurity company and one of the top anti-virus software providers globally. Let's take a look at why the US is worried and what it means for you if you have the software

  • 24 dead in fire at KL tahfiz school

    14 September 2017 2:11 AM 58

    KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-two pupils and two wardens are confirmed killed in a fire that broke out at a religious school in Jalan Keramat Hujung, Dato Keramat, here today. The authorities are still counting the number of casualties. City police chief Commissioner Datuk Amar Singh said the city Fire and Rescue Department was alerted of the incident at about

  • Woman arrested at Prince George's school

    14 September 2017 12:59 AM 10

    London: A woman has been arrested in London on suspicion of attempted burglary at a primary school attended by Prince George, the great-grandson of Queen Elizabeth, police say. The four-year-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton started last week at Thomas's Battersea, a private school in southwest London. The event was widely publicised in Britain

  • Martin Shkreli 'Pharma Bro' has bail revoked, heads to jail over Facebook post about Hillary Clinton

    14 September 2017 12:24 AM 12

    Former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli has had his bail revoked over a threat made against Hillary Clinton and will sit behind bars ahead of sentencing for securities fraud. In a Facebook post last week Shkreli encouraged people to grab samples of Hillary Clinton's hair and said he would pay them $US5,000 ($6,262) per sample. "The Clinton

  • North Korea sanctions: A show of unity

    12 September 2017 11:04 PM 35

    The United Nations Security Council’s unanimous vote to widen sanctions on North Korea is a welcome signal that world powers are united in their exasperation with Pyongyang but still hold out hope of bringing Kim Jong-un to the negotiating table. The sanctions will limit oil exports and ban textile exports entirely. In an attempt to curb smuggling, the resolution

  • The problem with the 2018 U.S. News rankings: Junk in, junk out

    12 September 2017 6:51 PM 27

    The rankings allow you to compare at a glance the relative quality of U.S. institutions based on such widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention and graduation rates and the strength of the faculty. And as you check out the data for colleges already on your shortlist, you may discover unfamiliar schools with similar metrics

  • Family die falling into volcano crater

    12 September 2017 3:51 PM 41

    THREE members of the same family have died after falling into a 1000C volcanic crater near Naples, Italy. The Sun reports that one of the children - a boy aged 11 - is believed to have crossed a safety barrier and tumbled into the Solfatara Crater at Pozzuoli. The three who died were named as Massimiliano Carrer, 45, his wife Tiziana Zaramella, 42, and Lorenzo

  • State's second-level education completion rate among highest in OECD

    12 September 2017 9:00 AM 40

    Ireland has second highest completion rate for boys at upper-second level, report finds Ireland has one of the highest completion rates of upper second-level education, according to the latest OECD report. Ireland has the third highest completion rate for girls (92 per cent) and the second highest for boys (90 per cent), at upper-second (Leaving Cert cycle)

  • UN Security Council votes to step up sanctions on North Korea

    12 September 2017 8:15 AM 40

    Council imposes ban on textile exports and caps crude oil imports after US waters down resolution The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3rd, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil. It was the ninth

  • Ted Cruz sparks Twitter hilarity after appearing to 'like' porn video

    12 September 2017 7:43 AM 18

    Conservative Republican politician Ted Cruz has been lampooned on social media after his Twitter account liked a pornographic video. The Texas senator's Twitter account liked a post from the account @SexuallPosts, which contained a two-minute clip from a pornographic film. Although he has since deleted it, the post was live on his page for half an hour — and @SexuallPosts