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YouTube removes videos celebrating New Zealand attacks

YouTube removes videos celebrating New Zealand attacks

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter YouTube videos celebrating the New Zealand mosque shootings are easily avoiding the platform's moderation efforts, despite a general clampdown across social media platforms.Sky News identified videos made in support of the killings, including one which recreates the attack in the children's game Minecraft alongside others that splice the attacker's comments into other videos. The uploads follow the attacker calling on supporters in an extreme-right web forum to "please do your part by spreading my message, making memes and s***posting as you usually do".Speaking to Sky News after the attack, experts noted how the memes and references made in the attacker's manifesto showed how the extreme-right was using propagan...
Heart attacks less frequent, less deadly since 1990s

Heart attacks less frequent, less deadly since 1990s

Health
March 15 (UPI) -- Fewer Americans are having heart attacks these days, and those that do are dying less often, thanks to heart attack prevention techniques, a new study says. Since the mid-90s, hospitalizations for heart attack have fallen by 38 percent, according to research published Friday in JAMA Open. The 30-day mortality rate for heart attacks has also decreased to an all-time low of 12 percent. "We are now at historic lows in the rates of heart attacks and deaths associated with heart attacks," said Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist at Yale University and study lead author, in a news release. The study tracked more than four million Medicare patients between 1995 and 2014, which the researchers call the largest heart attack study in the United States ever. The researchers attribute...
Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Wildlife World Zoo: Jaguar attacks selfie-taker

Science
A woman who stepped over a barrier to take a selfie at a zoo in Arizona, US, has been attacked by a jaguar.It happened on Saturday and the woman's injuries were not life-threatening.When she crossed the barrier and approached the enclosure to photograph herself with the jaguar, it swiped out through the fencing, leaving deep gashes on her arms.Wildlife World Zoo director Mickey Ollson said there was "no way to fix people crossing barriers"."They're there for a good reason," he said.He said the same animal had previously attacked someone else who crossed the barrier, but not as seriously. He confirmed that Saturday's incident was the result of "human error" and the animal would not be euthanised. ...
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...