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Iran plane crash: Demands for justice after admission jet was shot down

Iran plane crash: Demands for justice after admission jet was shot down

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran's admission it "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet has sparked demands for justice for the 176 people on board who were killed.The calls were led by Ukraine's president and the prime minister of Canada, which lost 57 nationals.Social media footage has shown protests in Iran, some of them calling for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign.The plane was shot down on Wednesday, hours after Iran had struck two air bases housing US forces in Iraq. Those missile strikes were Iran's response to the US killing of senior Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. He died in a drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January. Admission an 'important first step', says Boris Johnson What we know about flight ...
UK’s cyber security chief to step down next year

UK’s cyber security chief to step down next year

Technology
The head of Britain's frontline defence against cyber attack warned the challenge of securing technology will become ever more complex as it was revealed he will step down next year.Ciaran Martin, 45, will leave the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the summer, almost four years after founding the organisation, the government said on Friday evening. It said his decision to move on had been a "long-standing" plan."It has been the privilege of a lifetime to set up the NCSC and lead its brilliant people," Mr Martin, a career civil servant, said in a statement."When we created the NCSC we set out to achieve something truly special, and I hope and believe we are leaving UK cyber security in much better shape. Advertisement ...
F-16 shoots down drone at Eglin AFB in cruise missile defense test

F-16 shoots down drone at Eglin AFB in cruise missile defense test

Business
Dec. 27 (UPI) -- An Air Force squadron shot down a subscale drone from an F-16 Fighting Falcon targeting pod in a cruise missile defense test, the Air Force announced. "This proof of concept can have implications for homeland defense missions, combined defense of the Arabian Gulf and beyond," Col. Ryan Messer, 53rd Wing Commander, said Thursday in a statement. "I am exceptionally proud of the efforts of the 85th TES and the units across the 53rd Wing that made this possible." According to the Air Force, on Dec. 19 the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida successfully shot down a subscale drone using an AGR-20A laser-guided rocket. The test represents an adaptation of the AGR-20A -- which was developed as a low-cost, low-collateral-damage air-to-ground weap...
Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from board

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick steps down from board

Technology
Uber's co-founder Travis Kalanick is to step down from its board at the end of the year.The 43-year-old ousted the ride-hailing firm's original chief executive within a year of its creation, but was himself forced to stand down six-and-a-half years later in 2017 after a number of scandals.He had, however, remained involved as one of its nine directors.Mr Kalanick also recently sold off most of his shares in the company.In the past two months he has liquidated about $ 2.5bn (£1.9bn) worth of stock, representing more than 90% of his earlier stake in the business."At the close of the decade, and with the company now public, it seems like the right moment for me to focus on my current business and philanthropic pursuits," said Mr Kalanick in a statement issue
HDFC Bank’s Net banking, mobile app still down. Here’s how to make credit card payments

HDFC Bank’s Net banking, mobile app still down. Here’s how to make credit card payments

Finance
For the third day in a row, many customers are still not been able to access the country's largest private sector lender, HDFC Bank's Internet and mobile banking channels. The bank, responding to customer complaints on social media, attributed the outage to a 'technical glitch' adding that a team of experts constituted by the bank was at work to resolve the breakdown. We apologise that the resolution of the technical glitch is taking more time than anticipated. Our experts are work… https://t.co/OYKf7tQ43g— HDFC Bank Cares (@HDFCBank_Cares) 1575358749000 Though the bank claims to have resolved the issue, many customers are still unable to log in to these channels. According to the bank, normalcy will be restored within the next few hours. A common problem faced by many of i