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After big hack of US government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team

After big hack of US government, Biden enlists 'world class' cybersecurity team

President Joe Biden is hiring a group of national security veterans with deep cyber expertise, drawing praise from former defense officials and investigators as the US government works to recover from one of the biggest hacks of its agencies attributed to Russian spies

Families of Indonesia jet crash victims hold memorial at sea

Families of Indonesia jet crash victims hold memorial at sea

Relatives of 62 people killed when an Indonesian passenger jet slammed into the sea scattered flowers at the crash site Friday, as investigators look for clues to why the plane dropped from the sky minutes after takeoff.

China finds coronavirus cluster in major chicken processing plant

China finds coronavirus cluster in major chicken processing plant

China reported its first cluster of Covid-19 cases among workers in a meat processing plant, raising fears among local consumers who have until now mainly worried about the safety of imported foods.

Three dead in Russian mine blast

Three dead in Russian mine blast

Three people were killed Friday in a gas explosion at a mine in the Russian region of Siberia, prosecutors said.

Privacy fears as Indian city readies facial recognition to spot harassed women

Privacy fears as Indian city readies facial recognition to spot harassed women

A plan to monitor women's expressions with facial recognition technology to prevent street harassment in a north Indian city, will lead to intrusive policing and privacy violations, digital rights experts warned on Friday.

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Before he returned to Russia, opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his supporters had anticipated he would be arrested and planned to force the Kremlin to release him by staging repeated protests, a close ally has said.

A sick couple rushed to marry on UK Covid ward. Now they have a second chance

A sick couple rushed to marry on UK Covid ward. Now they have a second chance

British couple Elizabeth Kerr and Simon O'Brien had been planning to marry in June. Then Covid-19 struck.

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launches mass virus tests as China's daily tally drops slightly

Beijing launched mass Covid-19 testing in some areas on Friday, while Shanghai was testing all hospital staff as China battles its worst outbreak of the disease since March and families fret over reunion plans for the Lunar New Year amid new curbs.

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free Chinese miners

Rescuers say at least two more weeks to free Chinese miners

Rescuers believe it could take at least another two weeks to free miners trapped underground in eastern China, dashing hopes of an imminent retrieval for a group that has already spent 12 days entombed by an explosion.

Five die in Covid vaccine plant blaze; production unaffected

Five die in Covid vaccine plant blaze; production unaffected

Five people died as a fire tore through a building in the world’s biggest vaccine manufacturing hub in India yesterday, but the company insisted that the production of drugs to counter the coronavirus pandemic would continue.

PM: Religious scholars are vital for Pakistan’s future

PM: Religious scholars are vital for Pakistan’s future

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for continued co-operation of religious scholars to thwart the “conspiracies” creating division and discord in the Muslim Ummah.

Biden unveils sweeping US Covid-19 plan

Biden unveils sweeping US Covid-19 plan

US President Joe Biden moved swiftly yesterday on his first full day in the White House to fight the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, his top priority as he turns the page on four years of Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership.

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