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Singapore’s worst cyberattack steals personal data of 1.5 million

Hackers have infiltrated Singapore’s government health database in the country’s worst breach of personal data, stealing records on 1.5 million patients including the prime minister’s own personal drug prescriptions, the government said on Friday.

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France sends medical aid to Syria after deal with Russia

France sent 50 tonnes of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria on Friday after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery, raising hopes for future aid efforts, French officials said.

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Election Commission gives army broad election powers at polling stations

The Election Commission of Pakistan has granted broad judicial powers to the army at polling stations during next week’s general election. The July 25 election is seen as a two-way race between parties led by former cricket star Imran Khan and now-jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif, who has accused the establishment of working behind the…

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Missing peace activist Raza Mehmood Khan returns home, friends say

A peace activist who disappeared last year has returned to his home in the eastern province of Punjab, his friends said on Friday. Raza Mehmood Khan, 40, a member of the Aghaz-i-Dosti (Start of Friendship) group that works to build peace with arch-rival India, had not been heard from since Dec.2. His family had filed…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics ticket prices revealed

The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveiled domestic ticket prices for the Games on Friday ranging from less than $18 up to $2,760, the top rate for a place at the opening ceremony.

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After India mob lynchings, WhatsApp to limit message forwarding

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp is launching a test to limit forwarding messages that will apply to all users, the messaging app said on Thursday, after Indian authorities sought curbs on spread of rumors that have led to violent incidents. Mob lynchings triggered by false incendiary messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million…

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Trump slams EU over $5 billion fine on Google

US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union over a record $5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators imposed on Google, saying the bloc was taking advantage of the United States. EU officials on Wednesday also ordered Google to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block its rivals, adding to trade…

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Google slapped with record $5b fine for using Android system to block rivals

European antitrust regulators fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the US tech company said it would appeal. The penalty is nearly double the previous record of 2.4 billion euros which Google was…

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Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor’s abuse unite at ESPYs

Authorities said Nassar abused more than 260 women and girls. Nearly 200 of them gave often emotional testimonies during sentencing hearings earlier this year

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Fearful for decades, major parties now openly campaign in Karachi

For over 25 years, maverick political leader Altaf Hussain had an iron grip on Karachi, able to bring Pakistan’s largest city to a standstill with a single phone call. But much has changed in the last five years, and the transformation is playing out in the run-up to general election next week. The country’s three…

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US intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela made public

South Africa’s first black president was regarded with suspicion by Washington during the Cold War and remained on the US terrorism watchlist until 2008

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Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel’s Arabs number some 1.8 million, about 20 percent of the 9 million population

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Indian parliament to debate no-trust motion against Modi’s government

The opposition is hoping to make political gains by focusing attention on slow job growth and deteriorating law and order

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Building collapse in Delhi suburb kills at least two, more feared dead

A local media outlet earlier reported that at least 50 people were feared trapped

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U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

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Pakistan’s opening batsman Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has joined Somerset for the remainder of their first-class English County Championship fixtures this season, the southwest club said Monday. The 33-year-old replaces Australia opener Matt Renshaw, who made three hundreds at 51.30 in the opening rounds of the Championship before breaking a finger against Surrey at Guildford last month. Azhar…

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Police open criminal cases against 17,000 PML-N workers

Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 workers of the PML-N over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week. The latest 16,868 cases, which the police statement said were registered in Punjab over the past four days. The statement gave no details…

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Britain’s May wins parliament vote after bowing to Brexit pressure

British PM Theresa May has vowed to stick to her plan to negotiate the closest possible trade ties with the EU

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Maradona named chairman of Belarus club

Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona has been named the chairman of Belarus football club Dynamo Brest.

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Ronaldo targets Champions League glory at new club Juventus

Juventus will be looking forward to win their first UEFA Champions League in two decades after completing the signing of Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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