China says U.S. warship entered its waters 'without permission'


The Chinese government charged on Thursday that a U.S. warship had entered its waters in the South China Sea "without permission", prompting Beijing's navy to warn the vessel to leave. The USS Dewey sailed less than 12 nautical miles from Mischief Reef -- part of the Spratly Islands -- on… Read


Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack


Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? That's the subject of heated debate in cybersecurity circles after analysts found similarities in the "WannaCry" worm to other malware attributed to North Korea, including the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures and a cyberheist of… Read


Police hunt Manchester bomber's network, angered by U.S. leaks


Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent. British-born Salman Abedi, 22, who was known to security services, killed… Read


An estimated 23 mil would lose health insurance under Republican bill


An estimated 23 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under Republican legislation aimed at repealing Obamacare, a nonpartisan congressional agency said on Wednesday in the first calculation of the new bill's potential impact. The report from the Congressional Budget Office also said federal deficits would fall by $119… Read


Suicide bombers in Jakarta kills 3 policemen


Two suspected suicide bombings near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed three policemen and injured 10 other people, including five officers, police said. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said there were two explosions by two suicide bombers. "I expressed my deep condolence, in fact three policemen were… Read


Tillerson expects NATO to join anti-IS coalition

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday he expected NATO to overcome reservations and join the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition at a summit with President Donald Trump. Trump meets NATO leaders in Brussels on Thursday to press them to do much more to combat IS, with the deadly bomb… Read


Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker


Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message. Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the U.S. election campaign last year, received a… Read


Four climbers found dead on Everest


The bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest peak this spring season to 10. The climbers were found at camp four -- at 7,950 meters (26,085 feet) -- on Tuesday by a rescue… Read


Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing


Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in Britain to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of"critical" following a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. Police on Tuesday said they believed British-born Salman Abedi, aged 22, carried out Britain's… Read


Police criticized for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege


Police underestimated the threat posed by a self-styled Islamic cleric during a Sydney cafe siege and took too long to storm the building, an inquest found Wednesday, but it absolved them of blame for two deaths. The findings into the December 2014 tragedy that shocked the nation followed intense scrutiny… Read

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