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Militants release elderly Australian kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou - An elderly Australian woman kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso has been released after mediation by neighbouring Niger, which is leading efforts to secure the release of her husband, officials said Sunday.

Gunmen kill police colonel, four others in Yemen's Aden

Aden - Unidentified gunmen have killed a police officer and four others in Yemen's Aden in a wave of attacks targeting security forces in the violence-plagued port city.

Pakistan's thin red line: Armed teachers in classrooms

Peshawar - Headmaster Naveed Gul walked past the armed guard at the gate into his office. As primary school pupils studied their morning lessons outside, he reached beneath his warm woolly sweater, and pulled out a gun."This is an M20 pistol," he said.

Skype update stops it revealing your IP address to the world

An update to the Microsoft-owned Skype messaging software has finally removed a known issue present for over three years. The flaw makes it easy for outsiders to uncover a user's IP address, allowing them to execute DDoS attacks or other hacks.

Five pupils wounded in Turkey school attack blamed on PKK

Diyarbakir - Five children were wounded on Friday when suspected militants hurled a hand-made explosive device into a schoolyard in majority-Kurdish southeast Turkey, security sources said, blaming the attack on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

Gunmen kill five Egyptian police in Sinai: Ministry

Cairo - Unknown assailants have shot dead five Egyptian policemen in an attack on a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Thursday.

Arrests in Burkina Faso attack probe, Italy lays wreath for boy

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso police were questioning several people on Wednesday, including four seen talking to the jihadist gunmen who killed 30 people after storming a top hotel and a cafe in the capital, a security source said.

Afghan Taliban search for man who cut off wife's nose

Tarin Kowt - The Afghan Taliban said Wednesday they were searching for a man who cut off his wife's nose, condemning the attack as "un-Islamic", after online images of the young woman sparked widespread outrage.

66% of Android devices at risk as zero-day flaw found in Linux

A zero-day flaw found in the Linux kernel has put as many as 66 percent of Android devices at risk of exploit by hackers and malware creators. The bug also affects millions of desktop computers and Linux servers around the world.

Three Burkina Faso attack suspects still at large: French PM

Paris - A jihadist attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel was carried out by six gunmen, three of whom are still on the run, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday.

Afghans revolted after man cuts off wife's nose

Kabul - A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked revulsion across the country, with activists demanding punishment for the "barbaric act".

LastPass users warned of sophisticated phishing attack

A flaw in the popular password manager software LastPass has been discovered by a security researcher. It allows a hacker to design an exceptionally convincing phishing attack and persuade the user to give up the root password protecting their details.

W. Africa to 'fight back' as Burkina hotel gunmen named

Ouagadougou - Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) Monday named three gunmen behind a deadly attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel that has highlighted the growing reach of jihadist groups in west Africa, as French police joined in the probe.

Burkina Faso attack survivors recall night of horror

Ouagadougou - "We didn’t know if we would get out.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar, 'The Uncatchable' desert jihadist

Bamako - Wily one-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose jihadists have claimed the attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso, shot to global notoriety with a spectacular assault on an Algerian gas field in 2013, but had long been known as "The Uncatchable".

Australian couple kidnapped by jihadists in Burkina Faso: Islamist group

Ouagadougou - Two Australians have been kidnapped in Burkina Faso, officials said Saturday, as a Malian Islamist group said the couple were in the hands of Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists.

Siege over at Burkina Faso hotel, separate assault ongoing

Ouagadougou - Security forces in Burkina Faso ended a siege at hotel and a restaurant that were stormed by Al Qaeda linked gunmen, killing three jihadists and freeing 126 people, but another assault was ongoing at second hotel nearby.

Al-Qaeda attack on Burkina Faso hotel kills 20

Ouagadougou - At least 20 people have been killed and others were being held hostage in an ongoing Al-Qaeda attack on a hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso popular with United Nations staff and westerners.

Two Palestinian knife attackers shot dead: Israeli army

Jerusalem - Two Palestinians tried to stab Israeli soldiers manning a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Saturday before being shot dead, the army said. The attack occurred in the north of the Jordan Valley, according to a military spokeswoman.

IS attack on Iraq police trainees 'kills 12'

Tikrit - The Islamic State group killed at least 12 members of the Iraqi security forces Sunday when several suicide attackers infiltrated a base near Tikrit, security officials said.

Three injured in Mogadishu suicide attack: Police

Mugadishu - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring three people, police and witnesses said.

Driver shot as he drives at French soldiers guarding mosque

Lyon - A driver was shot and wounded on Friday as he drove a car at four soldiers guarding a mosque in southeastern France, local authorities said, as the country remained on high alert after the November 13 Paris attacks.

German police lift alert of imminent attack in Munich

Munich - German police Friday lifted an alert of an imminent attack in Munich, hours after two key train stations were evacuated over fears that a New Year suicide bomb assault was being planned.

German police warn NYE 'terror attack' planned in Munich

Berlin - German police said Thursday that they had "indications that a terror attack" was being planned by Islamists for New Year's Eve in the southern city of Munich."Current indications show that a terror attack is being planned in Munich.

34k Steam users saw each other's details in 'Winter Fail' outage

Over five days after users of the Steam PC gaming service were shown private account details of other members, Valve has responded with a statement explaining what went wrong. A configuration error caused the security issue, affecting 34,000 users.

Brussels cancels NYE celebrations as Turkey holds IS 'plotters'

Ankara - Brussels cancelled New Year's Eve celebrations due to terrorism fears as Europe prepared to see in 2016 under tight security, while in Turkey police detained two Islamic State suspects over a plot to attack Ankara.

Networking flaw lets hackers attack companies by sending email

A major security flaw in FireEye networking equipment could have let a hacker gain full access to all the connected devices just by sending an email. The flaw, now fixed, wouldn't even need the recipient to open the mail to be successful.

Mali hotel reopens after deadly Islamist siege

Bamako - Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita hailed the reopening Tuesday of a luxury hotel at the centre of a deadly Islamist attack as a victory over the scourge of jihadist violence.

Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem bus stop, shot dead: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian attacker drove a car into Israelis at a Jerusalem bus stop on Monday injuring eight people before being shot dead, police and rescue services said.

Twitter warns users targeted in state-sponsored cyber-attacks

Twitter has warned some users that they may have been targeted in a recent state-sponsored cyber-attack. The site now issues notices if a government tries to compromise user accounts, following Facebook and Google.
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