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Boy survives Peshawar school attack due to a faulty alarm clock

A ninth-grader who attended the school in Peshawar that was the scene of a brutal Taliban attack earlier this week survived because of the faulty alarm clock used by his family, it has emerged.

Australia terror attack prompts worldwide travel warning

Washington, D. C. - Tuesday's counterattack on a Sydney cafe that freed 15 hostages has prompted the United States to issue a worldwide travel alert advising its citizens traveling abroad to extra careful.

Armed group seizes and beats Mexican reporters

- An armed group briefly seized about 60 Mexican reporters and their families and beat some of them for supposedly showing disrespect towards 43 missing students, a local journalist organization said Tuesday.

Malware infects hundreds of thousands of WordPress sites

Hundreds of thousands of websites and blogs powered by content management platform WordPress have been infected by malicious malware via a plugin.

Israel arrests American man planning anti-Muslim attacks: Police

Jerusalem - A US man has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of preparing attacks on Muslim holy sites, police said Tuesday.

Worshipper stabbed at NY synagogue

Washington - A Jewish worshipper was stabbed in the head while praying early Tuesday at a synagogue in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, police said.The attacker was later shot by police and died on arrival at a hospital.

Palestinians kill four in attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Jerusalem - Four Jewish worshippers were killed Tuesday when two Palestinians attacked their Jerusalem synagogue before being fatally shot by Israeli police.

Israel vows crackdown after Palestinian car attack

Jerusalem - Israel pledged Thursday a tough response to any further attacks in Jerusalem as police flooded flashpoint Arab neighbourhoods after a Palestinian rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and killed a baby.

Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem crowd, killing baby

Jerusalem - A Palestinian rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and injuring six other people in what Israeli police said was a "hit-and-run terror attack".

Dropbox breached, 6 million usernames and passwords stolen

Four hundred usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts gathered from users have been posted online in plain text format with an assurance that over 6 million more have also been collected.

Disgruntled employee shot Americans in Riyadh: Diplomat

Washington - The gunman who shot and killed an American and wounded another in Riyadh on Tuesday was a disgruntled former employee of defense contractor Vinnell Arabia and a US-Saudi citizen, a US diplomat said.

Civilian dead in Taliban suicide attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

Kabul - A Taliban suicide bomber targeted an NATO convoy in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, killing an Afghan civilian but causing no casualties among foreign troops, officials said.

Unpatchable USB-stick infecting malware now in the wild

An unpatchable malware infecting the firmware powering USB drives is now available in the wild, giving hackers undetectable abilities to use the sticks as hosts to malicious software that is automatically loaded when connected to a new computer.

Australian police shoot dead 'known terror suspect'

Melbourne - Police in Melbourne have shot dead a "known terror suspect" who stabbed two officers, a day after the Islamic State group called for Muslims to indiscriminately kill Australians, officials said Wednesday.

White tiger kills youth at New Delhi zoo

New Delhi - A white tiger on Tuesday attacked and killed a youth who appeared to have jumped or fallen into its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital, witnesses said.

Kenya grieves one year after Westgate mall attack

Nairobi - Thousands of mourners gathered in Kenya's capital on Sunday for emotional commemorations marking a year since Somali Islamist gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall and massacred at least 67 people.

Solemn commemorations in Kenya one year on from mall massacre

Nairobi - Kenya began emotional commemorations on Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Nairobi's Westgate mall massacre, remembering the 67 people killed by Somali Islamist gunmen and those who risked their lives to stop them.

Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting 'imminent attack': US

Kampala - Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

Somali 'Shebab' attack ends with four militants killed

Mogadishu - Somali security forces said Sunday they had killed at least four Shebab militants, ending a coordinated car bomb and gun attack against the national intelligence headquarters and a detention facility in the capital Mogadishu.

Russian troops cross border into Ukraine to aid rebel fighters

Kiev - As many as 1,000 Russian soldiers in tanks and armored personnel carriers swept into southern Ukraine on Thursday in what a top Kiev official called a "full-scale invasion" in support of anti-government rebels.

Major online games providers hit by DDOS attacks

Many major gaming services were forced offline yesterday by what is suspected to be a targeted DDOS attack on the companies involved.

Real-life Cookie Monster almost asphyxiates roommate

Decatur - In a story so bizarre it's hard to believe, a 23-year-old Illinois man — Allen Hall — has been charged with attempted murder as well as assault and battery after attacking his female roommate.

Afghan president's cousin killed in 'turban bomb' attack

Kandahar - A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.

Norway partially closes Bergen airspace over terror alert

Oslo - Norway closed part of the airspace over its second city Bergen and tightened border checks on Saturday, police said, two days after the country upped security following a terror alert.

Norway on alert over feared terrorist attack

Oslo - Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria, the country's security officials said Thursday.

Taiwan student facing firing squad over subway massacre

Taipei - Taiwanese prosecutors on Monday said they were seeking the death penalty for a man accused of killing four people and wounding nearly two dozen others in a stabbing spree on the Taipei subway that shocked the island.

Gaza death toll surpasses 300 in latest Israeli incursion

Jerusalem - As Palestinian deaths rose Saturday to well over 300, Israeli officials said their stepped-up bombing attack had destroyed 95 rocket-launching sites and 13 tunnels under the borders of the Gaza Strip.

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

Cairo - Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years.

Pope seeks justice 20 years after attack on Argentine Jews

Buenos Aires - Pope Francis called Friday for justice to be done in the unsolved bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded 300 others two decades ago.
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SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airpo...
SAFER TIMES: A Pakistan International Airlines-leased jetliner arrives at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in 2005. Photo: Waqas.usman/Wikimedia Commons
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The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
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U.S. President Barack Obama  First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yo...
U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban in 2012, in the White House last year.
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Fascists attack Madrid s Catalan center on Catalonia Day  September 11  2013.
Fascists attack Madrid's Catalan center on Catalonia Day, September 11, 2013.
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A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
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A doctor in Russia brutally attacked a heart surgery patient  causing him to die.
A doctor in Russia brutally attacked a heart surgery patient, causing him to die.
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The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor  7 December 1941.
The USS Arizona (BB-39) burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
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Adam Sander attacked by a cheetah while on safari in South Africa.
Adam Sander attacked by a cheetah while on safari in South Africa.
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Chad Fortune s leg after bear takes a bite and hospital stitches it up
Chad Fortune's leg after bear takes a bite and hospital stitches it up
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Deer attacks dog in defense of her fawn in a residential neighborhood in British Columbia. The dog a...
Deer attacks dog in defense of her fawn in a residential neighborhood in British Columbia. The dog and the deer both escaped without any life threatening injuries.
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Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine  which are instantly attacked...
Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine, which are instantly attacked by a seagull and crow.
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AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Pl...
AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
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An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
An explosion after an air attack by one of the Gripen warplanes.
John Chelminiak is recovering from a  horrendous fight  with black bear
John Chelminiak is recovering from a "horrendous fight" with black bear
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Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine  which are instantly attacked...
Pope Francis releases two white doves in a prayer for peace in Ukraine, which are instantly attacked by a seagull and crow.
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Victim Steve Utash
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A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.
A Denel Rooivalk begins a bombing run at an air show in Pretoria.