May 23, 2018

Government websites fall prey to cryptocurrency mining hijack

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By Jon Fingas From engadget The US, UK, Australia and other countries were affected. It’s not just private companies’ websites falling victim to cryptocurrency mining hijacks. Security consultant Scott Helme and the Register have discovered that intruders compromised over 4,200 sites with Coinhive’s notorious Monero miner, many of them government websites from around the world. […]

Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law arrested for allegedly raping teen

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By James Cox, The Sun From Page Six Pippa Middleton‘s father-in-law has been held on suspicion of historic rapes of a minor. Millionaire hotel boss David Matthews, 74, faced court on Thursday after cops stopped him at Paris airport. The ‘attack’ is alleged to have happened on the exclusive French island of St Barts — […]

Snow in Paris

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Snow causes major travel disruptions in France By SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated Press From Lancaster Online PARIS (AP) — Heavy snowfall is causing major travel disruptions in the northern half of France and in Paris after the weather conditions caught authorities off guard. Hundreds of people spent the night trapped in their vehicles or in improvised […]

Protection arbitrarily removed from Honduras journalist

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From Caribbean News Now PARIS, France — Press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the arbitrary withdrawal of the protection that Honduran freelance journalist Jairo López had been receiving from the National Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists since February. His protection was withdrawn on 26 November although he continues to be the […]

Hallyday to be buried on Caribbean island

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE From The Jakarta Post The family of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday prepared Sunday to bury him on the Caribbean island of St Barts, a millionaire’s paradise where the singer had a holiday home. The 72-year-old, who died on Wednesday of lung cancer, had asked to be laid to rest there in a […]

Ultimate Christmas trip

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Is this the ultimate Christmas trip? Holiday includes stays at world’s most festive hotels – but it will set you back £45 ByJulie Delahaye From Daily Mirror UK Just wait until you see the gingerbread pirate ship Talk about the Christmas holiday of a lifetime! One luxury travel company has created the festive itinerary of […]

Stunning Moments 3

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50 stunning moments captured by the award-winning Reuters photography team in 2017 Part 3 By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider This year, 600 award-winning Reuters photojournalists worked across the world to document both major historic moments and the human stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. The team won the Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking […]

John Profumo ‘Had Long Relationship With Glamorous Nazi Spy’, MI5 Records Reveal

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By Steven Hopkins From Huffington Post UK Gisela Winegard met Profumo at Oxford in the early 1930s. John Profumo, the Tory minister forced to quit after a notorious 1960s sex scandal, also had a long-running relationship with a glamorous Nazi spy who may have later tried to blackmail him, newly-declassified records suggest. Fashion model Gisela […]

Rugby & US Football in Cuba, Past and Present

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By Jose A. Rodriguez From Havana Times HAVANA TIMES — Rugby, in its different forms, has been played in Cuba for many years, although it still continues to suffer a kind of curse because it doesn’t receive the institutional support it should. Traditional US football was what was most known in Cuba, the kind that […]

Amid wreckage of hurricane-devastated Caribbean, leaders see a climate change opening

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Tribune Media Service From Purduee Exponent SALYBIA, Dominica — In the ruins of his hurricane-ravaged nation, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit sees the homes that have to be razed, the hospital and clinics that collapsed and the power lines that failed. But amid the overwhelming destruction wrought by a powerful Hurricane Maria last month, Skerrit […]