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Dozens of inmates on run after hurricane breakout

Dozens of inmates on run after hurricane breakout

World
About 100 "very serious" prisoners have escaped from a jail on the British Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.The convicts pose a "serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order" on the islands, according to foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan.Speaking to MPs in the Commons, Sir Alan said marines from RFA Mounts Bay were used to "protect the Governor and everything else about law and order" after the storm hit on Friday.He also revealed that more than 500,000 British nationals have been in the path of the hurricane, and nearly 1,000 British military personnel are now in the Caribbean to help with the relief effort.Image:Among the troops sent to the Caribbean were medics and engineers The announcement came as Boris Johnson travelled to the Caribbean to visit the Briti...
Rohingya raids on Myanmar forces leave dozens dead

Rohingya raids on Myanmar forces leave dozens dead

World
Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A series of attacks on Myanmar government forces claimed by Rohingya fighters left dozens of people dead, Myanmar officials said.The raids took place on 30 posts on the Bangladesh frontier in the Maungdaw district and left a Myanmar solider, 10 police and an immigration official dead, the Office of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said in a statement. Seventy-seven Rohingya militants also died.The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, an insurgent group seeking to create a democratic Muslim state for the ethnic group, said it carried out the attacks in response to "atrocities" and a blockade carried out by the government against Rohingya people. The group said the blockade is starving people to death."Over the last two days, Burmese security forces along with some Rakhine extre...
Dozens of Parliamentary email accounts hacked

Dozens of Parliamentary email accounts hacked

Technology
A cyberattack on Parliament has compromised dozens of email accounts belonging to parliamentarians, according to Sky sources.On Saturday hackers attacked the email server for Parliament. This prompted the digital security team to shut down external access to MPs and peers' email accounts, which are still unavailable.While the attack has now been contained, preliminary investigations suggest that there may have been a compromise of a large number of communications, potentially including those between constituents and their elected officials.Parliament's digital security team is continuing to investigate the attack.But a statement from a parliamentary spokesperson confirmed claims by Sky sources and stated that "significantly fewer than 1% of the 9,000 accounts on the parliamentary network" ...