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MoD hit by dozens of cyber security breaches

MoD hit by dozens of cyber security breaches

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Ministry of Defence secrets were exposed in dozens of breaches of military cyber security policy last year, as hostile nations and spy agencies continue to probe the UK's defence sector. Heavily redacted reports obtained by Sky News have revealed that the MoD and its partners failed to protect military and defence data in 37 incidents in 2017.At the time, warnings issued by the MoD and National Cyber Security Centre mentioned a Chinese espionage group known as APT10 hacking IT suppliers to target military and intelligence information.Although espionage is considered an "acceptable" state behaviour and not a reasonable pretext for a forceful response, the theft of military secrets remains a serious threat to national security.The reports of breaches of British military infor...
Pakistan election: Dozens killed as voters go to polls

Pakistan election: Dozens killed as voters go to polls

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Violence has erupted as millions head to the polls in Pakistan, with at least 31 dead in the worst attack, a bomb in the city of Quetta. Elsewhere, minor blasts and clashes between party workers left several injured and two dead. Opinion polls suggest the election battle will be between the parties of ex-cricket star Imran Khan and the disgraced former PM Nawaz Sharif.But the campaign has been overshadowed by concerns of fraud and violence.The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says there have been "blatant" attempts to manipulate the polls.Mr Khan has vowed to tackle corruption but his rivals accuse him of benefiting from alleged meddling by the military, which has ruled Pakistan for nearly half of its history.Mr Sharif, who wo...
Syria war: 'Iranian personnel among dozens dead' in missile attacks

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

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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
Dozens of genetic risk factors found for depression

Dozens of genetic risk factors found for depression

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A major new study which has identified 44 genetic risk factors for depression has the "potential to revitalise treatment", scientists have said. The international study, co-led by King's College London, is the largest carried out into a genetic basis for depression and involved more than 200 scientists.Seven data sets were combined, covering 130,000 sufferers.Among the 44 genetic variants identified, 30 are newly discovered.Previous studies have struggled to identify more than a handful. A significant number were linked to the targets of current antidepressant medications.Researchers said that all humans carry some of the 44 risk factors, and that the genetic basis for depression is shared with other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.A higher body mass index is also linked to an ...
Indian school bus plunges into gorge, dozens of children dead

Indian school bus plunges into gorge, dozens of children dead

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April 9 (UPI) -- A school bus plunged about 25 feet into a gorge in northern India on Monday, killing dozens of students and adults, local emergency officials said.The bus went off the roadway after the driver lost control on a curve near the town of Nurpur in Himachal Pradesh. The vehicle rolled down the embankment, throwing some victims from windows.Himachal Pradesh Transport Minister Govind Singh Thakur told the Press Trust of India that 30 people died -- 27 children, two teachers and the bus driver. Emergency officials transported at least 13 people to nearby hospitals.The victims were as young as 5 years old, and at least one was returning home from his first day at school. The students attended Ram Singh Pathania Memorial School."I had never thought that they would never return," fat...