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Google enhances security for govt officials, political activists & journalists

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 19:47 The giant search engine has introduced a set of its “strongest defense” features, designed to protect the Google accounts of users most vulnerable to hacking attacks, such as journalists, business leaders and political campaign teams. On Tuesday, Google Inc. announced the launch of the “Advanced Protection Program,” tailored specifically […]


‘Girl, boy or ethnic?’ Carrefour faces backlash over baby doll ad

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 16:17 Carrefour, the world’s second-biggest retailer, became the target of a social-media onslaught in France after customers spotted an interactive baby doll in one of its catalogues, which was available in three options: ‘Girl, boy or ethnic.’ Internet users were enraged over the description of the €5.99 ‘Baby Born’ doll. […]


‘Anne Frank’ Halloween costume branded tasteless in online backlash

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 15:00 Online retailers selling a ‘Halloween’ costume of iconic diarist and Holocaust victim Anne Frank have been accused of ‘trivializing her memory’ after images of the outfit sparked fury. The costume contains a long sleeve blue dress, brown shoulder bag and green beret and was for sale on US and […]


Quebec lawmakers pursue ‘burqa ban’ for 3rd time in 10yrs

The provincial government of Quebec, Canada is due to debate a proposed law which would require people to remove any facial coverings while working in the public sector or dealing with government workers. “As long as the service is being rendered, the face should be uncovered,” Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée said Monday, as cited […]


29 French nuclear reactors vulnerable to natural disaster – safety watchdog

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 11:10 A natural disaster could put at risk the cooling systems of almost 30 nuclear reactors at 12 nuclear sites in France, according to the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN). On Monday, the ASN said that 20 nuclear reactors at 8 nuclear plants operated by EDF are potentially at risk of […]


Spanish F18 fighter jet crashes after takeoff in Madrid, pilot killed – Defense Ministry

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 09:50 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 10:08 An EF-18 fighter jet has crashed at the Torrejon military base outside Madrid, according to the Spanish Defense Ministry. The ministry confirmed that the pilot has died. The incident occurred during take-off maneuvers shortly after 11am local time Tuesday. The ministry spokesperson declined […]


Sections of Western Wall, Roman theater unseen for 1,700yrs uncovered in Jerusalem (PHOTOS)

Archaeologists have discovered an eight-meter-high section of the Western Wall and a subterranean Roman theater, which haven’t been seen by human eyes for almost two millennia. The Israel Antiquity Authority announced the discovery on Monday following a two-year excavation of the site. “From a research perspective, this is a sensational find,” archaeologist Joe Uziel said […]

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