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UK and US blame Russia for ‘malicious’ NotPetya cyber-attack

Image copyright PA The Russian military was directly behind a “malicious” cyber-attack on Ukraine that spread globally last year, the US and Britain have said. The White House said June’s NotPetya ransomware attack caused billions of dollars in damage across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson …

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

Image copyright AFP Image caption The couple were married in August 2015 at a secret ceremony in Los Angeles Hollywood couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are separating after two years of marriage. The pair, who reportedly met on the set of comedy film Wanderlust, said the mutual decision was …

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Is boasting good or bad for business?

Image copyright Maddy Savage Image caption Are, with a population of just 5,000, has become a Swedish start-up hub Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, yet has a business culture that discourages bragging about its success. So is this humility a help or a hindrance …

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Viewpoint: Chemical weapons ‘threat to West’

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A Syrian boy holds an oxygen mask over a baby’s face at a makeshift hospital, after a reported gas attack on the eastern Ghouta region Reports of attacks using chemical weapons in Syria are occurring with alarming frequency, despite international warnings that such acts …

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The ‘black magic’ bank heist

Image copyright Miami Herald One day in August 1995 a man called Foutanga Babani Sissoko walked into the head office of the Dubai Islamic Bank and asked for a loan to buy a car. The manager agreed, and Sissoko invited him home for dinner. It was the prelude, writes the …

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Instagram submits to Russia censor’s demands

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Navalny has criticised Instagram for meeting Russia’s internet censor’s demand Instagram has blocked posts in Russia relating to corruption claims made by the country’s most prominent opposition leader. It follows a demand by the country’s internet censor that the Facebook-owned service restrict access …

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Bannon ‘stonewalled’ congressmen during committee hearing

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Bannon photographed during his arrival at the House intelligence committee earlier today President Trump’s former chief adviser, Steve Bannon, has refused to answer a range of questions posed by a congressional committee. He was being interviewed by the House intelligence committee, which is investigating …

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Immigration effort to protect Dreamers collapses in US Senate

Image copyright Reuters The US Senate has failed to pass any of four proposals on immigration, including protections for young immigrants brought to the US illegally. Support for the most promising bipartisan bill failed after President Donald Trump called it a “total catastrophe” and threatened to veto it. The legislative …

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The transgender teenager who helped change Australia

Image copyright Rebekah Robertson Image caption Georgie Stone started a petition to help other young transgender Australians Trans woman Georgie Stone’s young life has been marked by firsts and achievements. Notably, the 17-year-old Australian led a high-profile petition to end a “discriminatory” legal barrier. Gary Nunn reports from Sydney. The …

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