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Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords

San Francisco, April 19 (IANS) A day after admitting it “unintentionally” uploaded emails of nearly 1.5 million of new users, Facebook has now revealed that millions of Instagram passwords were stored on its servers in a readable format. Last month, Facebook said that it fixed a security issue wherein millions[Read More…]

2020 Democratic candidates slam AG over Mueller report

Washington, April 19 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidates have slammed Attorney General William Barr for the way he handled the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, saying that his framing of the probe findings amounted to a partisan attempt to protect President[Read More…]

Skeleton DNA reveals Crusader soldiers’ backgrounds

London, April 19 (IANS) DNA from 13th century remains buried in a pit in Lebanon is shedding light on the lives of Crusader soldiers and how they mixed with the local population, a new study shows. Christians invaded and attempted to claim the Near East during the Crusades, a series[Read More…]

N.Korea didn’t test ballistic missile: US official

Washington, April 19 (IANS) US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has confirmed that North Korea conducted a weapons test, but said that it was “not a ballistic missile”. “I’m not going to go into the detailed intelligence, but the way I’d characterise is it is not a ballistic missile,” Shanahan[Read More…]

Thousands of Peruvians bid farewell to Alan Garcia

Lima, April 19 (IANS) Thousands of Peruvians gathered to say last goodbye to former President Alan Garcia, dead at 69 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, at the headquarters of his party, a site chosen by his family for his wake in lieu of any official honours. Starting early Thursday morning,[Read More…]

Nigerian president signs minimum wage bill into law

Abuja, April 19 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the much awaited National Minimum Wage Bill into law. The bill, which approved 30,000 naira (about $83.33) as the new national wage a month, was passed by both chambers of National Assembly before they went on break for the 2019[Read More…]

US dollar rises amid strong retail sales data

New York, April 19 (IANS) The US dollar increased in late trading on Thursday, as the US economy got a boost by estimated surging retail sales, while the euro dropped due to downbeat eurozone economic data. In late New York trading, the euro fell to $1.1230 from $1.1298 in the[Read More…]

France pays tribute to Notre Dame firefighters

Paris, April 19 (IANS) France on Thursday paid a day of tribute to hundreds of firefighters who had put their lives at risk to douse a blaze which devastated Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the country’s landmark symbols. Thousands of people and many elected officials were gathered in front[Read More…]

Russia meddling probe says no Putin-Trump conspiracy (Night Lead)

By Arul Louis New York, April 19 (IANS) Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Moscow’s interference in 2016 elections did “not establish that members of the (US President Donald) Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities” but left enough ammunition for Democrats to[Read More…]

Libya’s UN-backed regime freezes security ties with France

Tripoli, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Libya’s internationally recognised unity government is suspending all bilateral security accords with France, Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga announced on Thursday. The decision to suspend the accords between France and Libya follows France’s support for rogue eastern general Khalifa Haftar, said the Interior <inistry statement signed by[Read More…]

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