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Ed Woodward: Man Utd executive vice-chairman’s home comes under attack

Ed Woodward: Man Utd executive vice-chairman’s home comes under attack

Sports
The Cheshire home of Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been attacked by a group chanting that he was "going to die".A video posted on social media showed an individual throwing a red flare over a large gate, while others sang songs aimed at the 48-year-old.Woodward, who is married with two young children, was not present at the time. Manchester United said anyone committing a criminal offence or trespassing will be banned for life.A club statement added: "Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this."We know that the football world will unite behind us as we work with police to identify...

Market attack kills at least 30 in northern Burkina Faso

World
Authorities say suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market and killed more than 30 people over the weekend as the West African country's security situation deterioratesBy ARSENE KABORE Associated PressJanuary 28, 2020, 10:15 AM2 min readOUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso -- Suspected Islamic extremists attacked a busy market in Burkina Faso and killed more than 30 people over the weekend, authorities said, as the West African country's security situation deteriorates. The death toll could be as high as 50, Burkina Faso's national television reported Monday evening. It was the second attack in northern Burkina Faso in a week that has left dozens dead. Meanwhile, the Norwegian Refugee Council warned that as many as 900,000 people could be displaced in the country by April, up from current e...
Travelex boss breaks silence 17 days after cyber attack

Travelex boss breaks silence 17 days after cyber attack

Business
The boss of Travelex has broken his silence about a cyber attack that forced its staff to use pen and paper and halted travel money sales at some banks and supermarkets.The firm has released a number of short statements since cyber criminals held the firm to ransom on 31 December.But in a video message on the firm's website, boss Tony D'Souza said the IT system used by in-store staff was working again.However, other systems remain offline.In a scripted video that was uploaded to a backup Travelex website, Mr D'Souza said the company had taken its systems down after the cyber attack on New Year's Eve. Travelex customer: My money is in limbo Banks stop currency service after Travelex attack However, while he said the system used by...

Man killed in shark attack off Western Australia state

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A man has been killed by a shark while diving near Esperance off the coast of Western Australia stateByThe Associated PressJanuary 5, 2020, 9:35 AM1 min readPERTH -- A man was killed by a shark Sunday while diving near Esperance off the coast of Western Australia state. The attack happened as the man was diving from a boat at Cull Island off Esperance just after 1 p.m. His body has not been found. The Department of Primary Industries confirmed the attack, saying “a man received fatal injuries after being bitten by a reported white shark.” Police said a woman aboard the boat had been treated for shock. “Esperance Police and Marine Rescue WA volunteers deployed to the area on board the marine rescue vessels. They are still searching the ocean for the victim," a police spokesman said. It was
35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

World
Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Jihadists killed at least 35 civilians, mostly women, during an attack on a military base in northern Burkina Faso, authorities said. The attack on the Arbinda, Soum province, military base was carried out Tuesday morning by dozens of jihadists and lasted several hours before the attackers were driven back by the air force and armed forces, resulting in seven soldiers and 80 jihadists killed, the army said. "A large group of terrorists simultaneously attacked the military base and the civilian population in Arbinda," the army said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. President Roch Kabore has declared 48 hours of national mourning "in memory of the civilian and military victims of this Tuesday's terrorist attack." "I salute the commitment a...