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Boy poisoned by E. coli-infected beef in 2011 dies in France

Boy poisoned by E. coli-infected beef in 2011 dies in France

A 10-year-old French boy poisoned in 2011 by contaminated supermarket beef has died in intensive care. Nolan Moittie fell ill along with 14 other children after eating the beef burgers infected with E. coli bacteria. The frozen meat came from a firm called SEB, based in Saint-Dizier, northern France, and was sold by Lidl. In […]

Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 106m people stolen

Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 106m people stolen

The personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One, the company has revealed. The alleged hacker, Paige Thompson, was arrested on Monday after reportedly boasting about the breach online. Capital One said the data included names, addresses and phone numbers […]

US government death penalty move draws sharp criticism

US government death penalty move draws sharp criticism

The US federal government’s move to resume executions after a 16-year hiatus has drawn sharp criticism from rights groups and leading Democrats. Several candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination called for the death penalty to be abolished. On Thursday Attorney General William Barr said five inmates would be executed. They had been convicted of murders […]

Russia expresses regret after South Korean airspace violation – Korean officials

Russia expresses regret after South Korean airspace violation – Korean officials

Russia has said a military jet’s intrusion into South Korean territorial airspace was not intentional, according to Seoul’s presidential office. A Russian military official expressed “deep regret” to the South Korean defence ministry and blamed a technical glitch, South Korea said. On Tuesday, Seoul said a Russian warplane had twice violated its territorial airspace. The […]

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock

Hong Kong protests: Armed mob violence leaves city in shock

Hong Kong has been left in shock after a night of violence on Sunday which saw dozens of masked men storm a train station and attack commuters. Footage posted on social media showed dozens of men in white shirts attacking people on platforms in the district of Yuen Long. This is the first time this […]

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops ‘10% liable’ for Srebrenica massacre

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops ‘10% liable’ for Srebrenica massacre

The Dutch supreme court has upheld a ruling that the Netherlands was partially responsible for 350 deaths in Bosnia’s Srebrenica massacre. The court said the state had 10% liability, as this was the probability that its soldiers could have prevented the killings. Bosnian Serb forces killed a total of 8,000 Muslim men in the town […]

Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst

Brazil dam: How German firm approved Brazil dam before it burst

Six months after a deadly dam collapse in Brazil, new evidence has emerged that suggests the disaster could have been prevented. Investigators believe there’s evidence the German company that certified the structure as safe knew it was vulnerable to collapse. Nearly 300 people died when the collapse triggered a mudslide near the south-eastern town of […]

Kyoto Animation fire: One dead after suspected arson attack

Kyoto Animation fire: One dead after suspected arson attack

At least one person has been killed and more than 30 injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan. Local media quoted police as saying a man broke into the Kyoto Animation Co studio on Thursday and threw an unidentified liquid, starting a fire. The suspect, who has not been […]

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