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Into The Grey Zone: China’s new technologies could ‘over-match’ the West’s strength, armed forces chief says

Into The Grey Zone: China’s new technologies could ‘over-match’ the West’s strength, armed forces chief says

Technology
The UK needs to understand and deal with the risk of China developing new technologies that could "over-match" the West's military strength, the head of the armed forces has said.General Sir Nick Carter also talked about how the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force are adapting to operate in the "grey zone" between war and peace. He was speaking on Sky News' Into The Grey Zone podcast.Asked whether there is a risk a country such as China could develop a technological advantage over the West's military dominance, General Carter said: "China is an extraordinary country for innovation and technological innovation, for that matter."And of course, there is always, in the character of warfare, a constant competition between opposing technologies to try and get match or over-match. ...
Lady Gaga’s dogs found safe after armed robbery

Lady Gaga’s dogs found safe after armed robbery

Entertainment
Getty ImagesLady Gaga's two stolen French bulldogs have been found safe and handed in to police, according to officials.The two dogs, stolen in an armed robbery, have been "reunited" with the singer's representatives, police said.Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot by two men who abducted the dogs in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Wednesday.He is in hospital and his family said on Friday that he was expected to make a full recovery.Details of how the dogs were recovered are unclear. The Associated Press said a woman had brought them to the Olympic Community Police Station in LA and the singer's representatives had confirmed they were hers. The woman appeared to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the robbery, a police spokesman said.Lady Gaga had offered $ 500,000 (£359,000) for t...
Coronavirus: Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong

Coronavirus: Armed robbers steal hundreds of toilet rolls in Hong Kong

World
Armed robbers in Hong Kong made off with hundreds of toilet rolls worth more than HKD1,000 ($ 130; £98).Toilet rolls are currently in short supply in Hong Kong due to shortages caused by panic-buying during the coronavirus outbreak. Knife wielding men robbed a delivery man outside a supermarket in the Mong Kok district, police said.Police have arrested two men and recovered some of the stolen loo rolls, local media reports said.The armed robbery took place in Mong Kok, a district of Hong Kong with a history of "triad" crime gangs, early on Monday. According to local reports, the robbers had threatened a delivery worker who had unloaded rolls of toilet paper outside Wellcome Supermarket. An Apple Daily report said that 600 toilet ...
UN says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders

UN says armed attacks in eastern Congo kill Ebola responders

Health
Rebels killed four Ebola response workers in an overnight ambush in eastern Congo, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that the attack will give the waning outbreak new momentum in what has been called a war zone. “We are heartbroken that our worst fears have been realized,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. It was by far the deadliest such attack in the second-worst Ebola outbreak in history, the United Nations health agency said. The dead included a member of a vaccination team, two drivers and a police officer. Many of the six others wounded were with Congo’s health ministry. Mai-Mai fighters attacked a camp housing scores of aid workers overnight in Biakato, local official Salambongo Selemani told The Associated Press. Warnings had been posted demanding that ...
New Zealand creates armed police units in response to Christchurch mosque attacks

New Zealand creates armed police units in response to Christchurch mosque attacks

World
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- New Zealand's national police force announced Friday a pilot program to create "armed response teams" that are designed to minimize public threats -- a response to two mosque attacks in Christchurch last spring. Commissioner Mike Bush said the squads will have "enhanced tactical capabilities" and support regular police units in high-risk conflicts. They will be on 24-hour call for a trial period of six months. New Zealand police officers are not armed while on general duty, but store weapons in their vehicles in case of emergency. Because normal officers must seek permission to use the weapons, the new units offer a quicker response in threatening situations, Bush said. "The [NZP] mission is that New Zealand is the safest country," he added." Following the events of Marc...