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Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

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Tens of thousands of people marched through the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday, calling for the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko in the sixth straight weekend of protests.It comes as hackers leaked the personal details of more than 2,000 senior police officers in two batches, pledging that "no one will remain anonymous, even under a balaclava", amid reports of violent crackdowns targeting demonstrators. At least 10 people were detained on Sunday, according to the Russian news agency TASS, which quoted a police spokesperson. Human rights group Spring-96 said at least 196 people were detained across the whole of the county. ...
Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas leak

Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas leak

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A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory this month that killed 12 people and sickened hundredsByThe Associated PressMay 31, 2020, 9:37 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW DELHI -- A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory this month that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds. In its report, accessed and reviewed by The Associated Press, the committee said the tanks from which the gas leaked May 7 at the LG Polymers plant in Vishakhapatnam, a port city in Andhra Pradesh state,

Coder charged in massive CIA leak portrayed as vindictive

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A federal jury in Manhattan has heard closing arguments in the espionage trial of a former CIA software engineer charged in the largest leak of classified information in the agency's historyBy JIM MUSTIAN Associated PressMarch 2, 2020, 10:11 PM3 min readNEW YORK -- A software engineer on trial in the largest leak of classified information in CIA history was “prepared to do anything” to betray the agency, federal prosecutors said Monday as a defense attorney argued the man had been scapegoated for a breach that exposed secret cyberweapons and spying techniques. A Manhattan jury heard conflicting portrayals of Joshua Schulte, a former CIA coder accused of sending the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks a large portion of the agency's computer hacking arsenal — tools the agency had used to conduct
Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

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A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC.Listing the personal details of more than 3,000 individuals from the far western region of Xinjiang, it sets out in intricate detail the most intimate aspects of their daily lives.The painstaking records - made up of 137 pages of columns and rows - include how often people pray, how they dress, whom they contact and how their family members behave.China denies any wrongdoing, saying it is combating terrorism and religious extremism.The document is said to have come, at considerable personal risk, from the same source inside Xinjiang that leaked a batch of highly ...
New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‘to spite Obama’

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Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK's former ambassador in the US.Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of "diplomatic vandalism", according to the Mail on Sunday.The paper says the memo was written after the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to the US in 2018 to stick with the nuclear deal.The latest leak came despite the Met Police warning against publication.The first memos criticising President Trump's administration, which emerged a week ago, prompted a furious reaction from the US president and resulted in Sir Kim resigning from his role.What have we learnt from the latest leak?The Mail on Sunday reports that Sir Kim wrote to Mr Johnson informing him Repu...