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Saudi oil attack: ‘Looking like’ Iran was responsible, says Trump

Saudi oil attack: ‘Looking like’ Iran was responsible, says Trump

World
By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Donald Trump has said it is "looking like" Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities but has insisted that he does not want war.The US president said he was not looking at retaliatory options until he has "definitive proof" that Tehran was responsible, but added that America is prepared if a response is warranted. Iran has rejected claims it was to blame for Saturday's drone attacks, which damaged the world's biggest crude processing plant in Saudi Arabia and triggered the largest jump in crude prices in decades. Image: Donald Trump has said it is 'looking like' Iran was responsible Global prices surged nearly 20% following the bom...
Oil could rise $10 per barrel after drone attack forces Saudi to cut output in half

Oil could rise $10 per barrel after drone attack forces Saudi to cut output in half

Finance
A trader wipes his eyes as he watches stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.Don Emmert | AFP | Getty ImagesOil prices could jump as much as $ 10 per barrel after a number of drone strikes hit the center of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, forcing the kingdom to cut its oil output in half.Ten drones attacked an oil processing facility at Abqaiq and the nearby Khurais oil field on Saturday, causing a loss of 5.7 million barrels of crude production a day or 50% of the kingdom's oil output. Although it's still too early to tell the extent of the damage and how long the facilities will be shut down, oil analysts and traders told CNBC the impact on the commodity's price could be in the double digits."This is a big deal," said Andrew Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates. "Fearin...
Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’

Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’

Technology
Security researchers at Google have found evidence of a “sustained effort” to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years. The attack was said to be carried out using websites which would discreetly implant malicious software to gather contacts, images and other data.Google’s analysis suggested the booby-trapped websites were said to have been visited thousands of times per week. Apple told the BBC it did not wish to comment.The attack was shared in great detail in a series of technical posts written by British cybersecurity expert Ian Beer, a member of Project Zero, Google’s taskforce for finding new security vulnerabilities, known as zero days. "There was no target discrimination,” Mr Beer wrote. “Simply visiting the hack
Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso gun attack leaves 20 dead

Texas Walmart shooting: El Paso gun attack leaves 20 dead

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Twenty people have been killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in the Texas city of El Paso.Governor Greg Abbott described it as "one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas".Police are investigating whether the attack, which happened a few miles from the US-Mexico border, was a hate crime.A 21-year-old man is in custody. Police said the suspect lived in Allen, Dallas, about 650 miles (1,046km) east of El Paso. He has been named by US media as Patrick Crusius. CCTV images said to be of the gunman and broadcast on US media show a man in a dark T-shirt wearing ear protectors and brandishing an assault-style rifle. ...
Psoriasis therapy may treat coronary inflammation that leads to heart attack

Psoriasis therapy may treat coronary inflammation that leads to heart attack

Health
July 31 (UPI) -- Anti-inflammatory biologic medications that treat psoriasis may also help to reduce coronary inflammation, and prevent heart attacks in the long run, a new study says. These therapies could also help people with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases that elevate the risk of heart attacks and stroke, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology. The researchers made the finding using a novel imaging biomarker -- the perivascular fat attenuation index. It detected coronary artery inflammation, which decreases fat tissue, called known as perivascular fat, around arteries. "Coronary inflammation offers important clues about the risk of developing heart artery disease," Nehal N. Mehta, a researcher at National Heart, Lung, and Blo...