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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Singapore imposes $740,000 fines

Singapore: Singapore´s privacy watchdog on Tuesday imposed fines of Sg$1 million ($740,000) on a healthcare provider and an IT agency over a cyber-attack that saw health records of about quarter of the population stolen. In the city-state´s biggest ever data breach, hackers last year gained access to a government database and made off with the records

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM White House sought military strike against Iran

WASHINGTON: The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The report said the move came after a mortar attack launched by an Iran-linked group on the Baghdad diplomatic quarters home to the US embassy

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Polish mayor dies of stab wounds

GDANSK, Poland: The centrist mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday, a day after a man stabbed him in the heart in front of hundreds of people at a charity event. "Despite all our efforts, we failed to save him," Doctor Tomasz Stefaniak, director of Gdansk University hospital, told Polish media. Anti-violence rallies are being planned

January 14, 2019 2:17 AM HRW calls for sanctions against Afghan minister

KABUL: International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations 4

January 13, 2019 6:53 AM APS survivor becomes first Pakistani to receive 'Points of Light Award' in UK

Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, has been given "Points of Light Award" from 10 Downing Street, the headquarters of the government in United Kingdom, to honor his services aimed at encourage people to unite and fight extremism through anti-radicalization talks. "It’s an honour to be recognised by the Prime Minister 2

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM 12 civilians killed in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU: Twelve civilians were killed on Thursday during a jihadist attack in the north of Burkina Faso, which has been battling a wave of Islamist violence, officials said on Friday. The west African country declared a state of emergency in several provinces at the end of last year and on Thursday replaced its army chief as it struggled to put a stop to a spate 2

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Bracewell, Kuggeleijn set up New Zealand’s T20 win

AUCKLAND: The recalled Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn starred with bat and ball for New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off Twenty20 match in Auckland on Friday. It ended a dismal tour for the Sri Lankans with the drawn first Test followed by a succession of losses in the second Test, three one-dayers and the Twenty20. New Zealand 2

January 11, 2019 12:39 PM India aided terrorist attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi: police

KARACHI: The attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi was 'planned in Afghanistan and carried out with the help of Indian intel agency', City Police Chief Dr Amir Shaikh said Friday. Briefing media on the investigations made in the attack that took place on Nov 23, Shaikh said that five terrorists involved in the attack on the foreign mission have been arrested 5

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Fund launched for Assange

A British charity helping whistleblowers around the world on Thursday launched a legal aid fund for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, warning his expulsion from Ecuador’s embassy in London "may be imminent". The Courage Foundation said Assange’s position in the embassy, where he has been living since seeking refuge there in 2012, was "under increasingly

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Lippi says China facing striker crisis

AL-AIN, United Arab Emirates: Marcello Lippi said an influx of foreign forwards had decimated China’s striking stocks and could damage their Asian Cup campaign after an unconvincing start in the United Arab Emirates. “This shows our situation in China. In China, nearly all the foreign players are forwards,” said Lippi, who led his native Italy to the 2006 World