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Experts judge ‘$1bn bank hack’ claim

Experts judge ‘$1bn bank hack’ claim

​A leading security company says it has uncovered an “unprecedented” cyber-attack on up to 100 banks, which could result in $1bn (£648m) of losses. But security experts are split over the severity of the alleged breaches, and on how much cash was stolen. Russian company Kaspersky Lab said the hackers had accessed the banks’ networks by [&hellip

Sound barrier broken for deaf children

Sound barrier broken for deaf children

Hearing experts are breaking sound barriers for children born without hearing nerve with auditory brainstem implants. Launched in March 2014, the research is being carried out during a three-year clinical trial by a multi-institutional team of communication and hearing specialists led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). The [&hellip

Houthis to UN: We won’t cede power

Houthis to UN: We won’t cede power

The Houthi movement in Yemen has rejected the UN Security Council demand to relinquish power. The rejection came a day after the 15-member council adopted a resolution that called on Houthis to cede power and free President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi as well as his cabinet from house arrest. The revolutionaries were also urged to [&hellip

‘S Sudan, rebels recruiting children’

‘S Sudan, rebels recruiting children’

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) says South Sudanese government forces and rebels have been “actively recruiting” children as young as 13 to fight in the ongoing war between the two sides. The HRW said in a report released on Monday that both sides had committed a war crime. “Despite renewed promises by both government and [&hellip

Cameroon kills 86 Boko Haram militants

Cameroon kills 86 Boko Haram militants

At least 86 militants of the Takfiri terrorist group Boko Haram have been killed in an operation carried out by Cameroon’s army in the country’s Waza region near the border with Nigeria. Defense Ministry spokesman Didier Badjeck said Monday that five Cameroonian soldiers also lost their lives in the operation. A military official also said [&hellip

Egypt airstrikes kill 50 ISIL in Libya

Egypt airstrikes kill 50 ISIL in Libya

A Libyan commander says about 50 ISIL militants have been killed after the Egyptian military bombarded the positions of the Takfiri terrorists in Libya.  Saqer al-Joroushi told Egyptian state television that the airstrikes were carried out on Monday, a day after the Takfiri group released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians. “There are [&hellip

‘Gaza to respond to fresh Israeli war’

‘Gaza to respond to fresh Israeli war’

Palestinian resistance groups say they will respond to any potential new war against the Gaza Strip by Israel amid a rise in threats by Israeli political figures preparing for upcoming elections, Press TV reports. Palestinian resistance factions, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), said they were taking the fresh anti-Gaza rhetoric by the Israeli politicians [&hellip

‘Libyans must unite to fight ISIL’

‘Libyans must unite to fight ISIL’

The interior minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government says the warring factions in the North African country must form a united front to combat the rising threat of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group. The ISIL “is a big, big threat,” said Omar al-Zanki on Sunday, urging the warring sides in Libya not to ignore the imminent danger [&hellip

Bomb blast kills 16 in NE Nigeria

Bomb blast kills 16 in NE Nigeria

​A bomb explosion at a crowded bus station has killed 16 people and injured over 30 others in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu. According to witnesses’ reports on Sunday, a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a crowded bus station at Damaturu’s central motor park, after she got through the security check at [&hellip

Telescope fixed inside contact lens

Telescope fixed inside contact lens

Swiss scientists have developed groundbreaking new contact lenses with a built-in telescope that could help many patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) regain full sight. The 1.55-milimeter thick lens, developed by researchers at Lausanne-based École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), contains an extremely thin, reflective telescope. The pair of contact lenses work in conjunction [&hellip