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Hackers arrested after hitting Barclays for £1.3million

Scotland Yard arrested eight people this week who they suspect of stealing £1.3 million ($2.1 million) from Barclays Bank customers in April using a physical device to intercept computer communications, police said Friday. Criminals connected a KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) device to a 3G router inside a Barclay’s Bank…

At least 39 dead in Nairobi mall attack, al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab Somali militants claim responsibility

At least 39 people were killed when masked gunmen stormed an upscale Nairobi mall, Kenya’s president said on Saturday. Al Shabaab militants said the attack was retaliation for Kenya’s involvement fighting Islamists in neighbouring Somalia. Masked gunmen killed 39 people when they stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenyan…

Republican congressman tells constituent asking about food stamp cuts: ‘Let him not eat’

A Facebook question from a Bismark, North Dakota resident to his congressman started off rockily yesterday, when the congressman dismissed a religious argument opposed to cuts in the federal food stamp program with a religious quote. “2 Thessalonians 3:10 English Standard Version (ESV) 10 For even when we were with…

Tropical storm kills 100 in Mexico

More than 100 people have been killed and scores are missing in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rain in Mexico, a senior government official said late Friday. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong delivered the grim news from the resort town of Acapulco, in one of the worst-affected regions,…

Cuba and U.S. reach maritime rescue agreement

Cuba and the United States have reached a rare preliminary agreement on working together more closely, in the field of air and maritime rescue, Havana’s state newspaper Granma said. Every year thousands of Cubans leave the country illegally aboard fragile boats to try to reach Florida, which is 145 kilometres…

Egyptian farmer arrested for naming donkey after top general

An Egyptian farmer has been arrested for putting the name of the country’s military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and an army cap on his donkey, state media said Saturday. Omar Abu al-Magd Ali al-Saghir, 31, was arrested late on Friday in the central province of Qena for allegedly insulting…

Thousands march in Edinburgh to support Scottish independence

Thousands of people marched through the Scottish capital Edinburgh on Saturday calling for independence, a year ahead of Scotland’s historic referendum on whether to break away from the United Kingdom. The pro-independence campaign “Yes Scotland” estimated that 20,000 supporters joined the march, turning the city centre into a sea of…

British climber falls to death on way to Mont Blanc

A British mountaineer fell to his death Saturday while climbing on a popular access route to France’s Mont Blanc known as the Gouter corridor, police said. The climber, aged about 30, “probably lost his balance” and fell while he was with four friends in an especially dangerous area dubbed the…

Qantas planes in near miss collision over South Australia

Australian authorities were Saturday investigating how two Qantas passenger planes got so close that it triggered a collision warning alert, forcing them to take evasive action. The incident happened over southern Australia on Friday and involved two Airbus A330s travelling in opposite directions between Sydney and Perth. The Australian Transport…

Some Congressional food stamp critics have their own safety net

“Since 2008, the cost of SNAP has more than doubled from $34 billion to $74 billion,” complained Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in a press release defending his vote for a $40 billion cut over 10 years to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,……

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