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Trump attacks media as more mail bombs emerge

Trump attacks media as more mail bombs emerge

World
Donald Trump has launched a new attack on the media - hours after bombs were sent to the offices of CNN and the homes of several high-profile political rivals. The US president, who has labelled many reporters as "enemies of the people", said the media has "a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility".Speaking at a rally in Wisconsin ahead of the mid-term elections, he said "any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself". 0:51 Vid...
Surabaya attacks: Family of five bomb Indonesia police headquarters

Surabaya attacks: Family of five bomb Indonesia police headquarters

World
A suicide bombing at a police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Monday was carried out by a family of five riding on two motorbikes, police say.It came after another family carried out bomb attacks on three churches on Sunday. Police blamed an Islamic State-inspired group.An eight-year-old daughter survived the latest attack, police say.Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. The archipelago, home to 260 million people, has seen a resurgence of Islamist militancy in recent months but the scale of the attacks in Surabaya has raised fresh concerns about the potency of jihadist networks.Video footage of the latest attack on the police headquarters shows two motorbikes approaching a checkpoint...
Syria war: 'Iranian personnel among dozens dead' in missile attacks

Syria war: 'Iranian personnel among dozens dead' in missile attacks

World
Skip Facebook post by محردة الآنفيديو للإنفجارات في ريف حماه .. نسأل الله السلامة للرجال هناك ..🙏 الشفاء العاجل للجرحى .. حتى الآن لم يصرح مصدر مسؤول عن ماهية الإنفجارات .. #محردة_الآنPosted by ‎محردة الآن‎ on Sunday, 29 April 2018End of Facebook post by محردة الآنMissiles hit a number of military sites in northern Syria on Sunday night, state media say, with unconfirmed reports of dozens of fatalities.The Syrian military said facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were struck.It did not immediately report any casualties. But a UK-based monitoring group said 26 pro-government fighters were killed, most of them Iranians.It is not known who was behind the attacks. Western nations and Israel have previously hit sites in Syria.Earlier this month, the US, UK and France bombed three
Macron attacks nationalism in speech to US Congress

Macron attacks nationalism in speech to US Congress

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceFrench President Emmanuel Macron has used his speech to the joint houses of the US Congress to denounce nationalism and isolationism.Mr Macron said such policies were a threat to global prosperity.The speech was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled attack on President Donald Trump's America First agenda.Mr Macron also raised differences on global trade, Iran and the environment, seemingly in contrast to the warm bonhomie of his visit so far.The French president was given a three-minute standing ovation as he took his place in the chamber for his speech.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHe hailed the "unbreakable bonds" of the US and France, forged in "liberty, tolerance and equal rights".What does a Trump-Macron bromance mean for the w...
Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Russia accused of global net hack attacks

Technology
State-sponsored Russian hackers are actively seeking to hijack essential internet hardware, US and UK intelligence agencies say.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security issued a joint alert warning of a global campaign.The alert details methods used to compromise the networking equipment used to move traffic across the net. This could be used be used to mount a future offensive, it warned.Basic weaknessIn a press conference about the alert, White House cyber-security co-ordinator Rob Joyce said the US and its allies had "high confidence" that Russia was behind the "broad campaign". Intelligence gathered by the US and UK suggested that millions of machines directing data around the net were being targeted, he said. Compromised device...