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Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

Technology
Police say a woman has died in what appears to be New Zealand’s first fatal shark attack in eight yearsByThe Associated PressJanuary 8, 2021, 6:44 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A woman has died in what appears to be New Zealand’s first fatal shark attack in eight years, police said on Friday.Emergency services responded late Thursday afternoon to reports of a woman “injured in the water,” at Waihi Beach, a popular tourist spot 153 kilometers (95 miles) drive southeast of Auckland, a police statement said.“Indications are that she had been injured by a shark,” Police Inspector Dean Anderson said.She was dragged from the water with leg wounds and attempts to resuscitate her on the beach failed, media reported.A vacationing doctor ...
Death toll from suspected militant attacks in Niger rises to 100, PM says

Death toll from suspected militant attacks in Niger rises to 100, PM says

World
At least 100 people are now known to have been killed in attacks by suspected jihadists on two villages in Niger, the country's prime minister has said.Brigi Rafini said 70 people were killed in the village of Tchombangou and 30 others in Zaroumdareye, both near Niger's western border with Mali, on Saturday. During remarks aired on national television during a visit to the area, Mr Rafini did not say who was behind one of the deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by ethnic violence and Islamist militancy. Image: Niger's prime minister, Brigi Rafini, announced the rise in the number of dead as he visited the area Niger has suffered repeated attacks by militants linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State near its borders with ...
North Korea locks down border city over suspected virus case

North Korea locks down border city over suspected virus case

Health
North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un has placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under lockdown over coronavirus concernsBy HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated PressJuly 26, 2020, 10:09 AM5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleSEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under total lockdown after a person was found there with suspected COVID-19 symptoms, saying “the vicious virus” may have entered the country, state media reported Sunday. If the person is officially declared a coronavirus patient, he or she would be North Korea’s first confirmed case. The North has steadfastly said it has had no cases of the virus, a claim questioned by outside experts. The lockdown was declared Friday aft...
Google Search results topped by suspected scam gadget store

Google Search results topped by suspected scam gadget store

Technology
A suspected scam store, featuring hard-to-find gadgets priced below the norm, topped Google search results for days.MyTechDomestic accepted payments via direct bank transfers only - despite indicating support for credit cards and PayPal - and falsely claimed to be owned by a UK-registered company.It was flagged to Google last week but the US company took action only after being contacted by BBC News on Monday.The site's operator did not respond to several requests for comment.However, the platform went offline shortly after BBC News asked for a response to customers' claims it amounted to a "scam".Action Fraud - the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber-crime - is looking into the matter after receiving a complaint f...
Coronavirus: Sir John Houghton dies of suspected Covid-19

Coronavirus: Sir John Houghton dies of suspected Covid-19

Science
A physicist from north Wales who was recognised for his work on climate change has died with suspected coronavirus, his granddaughter said.Sir John Houghton, from Denbighshire, died on Wednesday aged 88.He accepted the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the honour with Al Gore.Sir John spent his final years living by the sea in Wales, his granddaughter Hannah Malcolm said on Twitter.She said it was her grandfather's "favourite place"."He slowly lost a lot of memories and faculties to dementia, but the sea remained with him. A good life," she said. The Denbighshire-born climate change scientist, ...