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French prosecutor confirms IS link to factory beheading

Paris - A French prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that the man who beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas factory had a "terrorist motive" and links to the Islamic State group in Syria.

French attacker denies Islamist aim, motivations murky

Paris - A man who beheaded his boss in France has denied any religious motivation, investigative sources said Monday, muddying efforts to pin down the reasons for an attack which bore the hallmarks of a jihadist act.

French beheading selfie 'sent to Syria'

Paris - The gruesome "selfie" taken by a man who has confessed to beheading his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France was sent to Syria, sources close to the investigation said Sunday.

French attack suspect begins to talk as gruesome 'selfie' emerges

Paris - French authorities were transferring the man suspected of beheading his boss in an alleged jihadist attack to Paris on Sunday, as it emerged he sent a macabre "selfie" of the decapitation.

'Wolf in sheep's clothing': Suspect in French attack

Paris - Yassin Salhi was a quiet man with a job, a family and no criminal record before he allegedly launched a grisly assault at an industrial gas factory in France and pinned his boss's severed head to the fence on Friday.

U.S. owners of factory in French attack boost security worldwide

Paris - The US owners of the industrial gas factory attacked Friday in France said they had boosted security at their locations around the world as a precaution.

French prosecutor says no sign attack suspect had accomplice

Paris - A French prosecutor said Friday there was no sign that a suspect held over an attack at an industrial gas factory had an accomplice on site as he detailed how the attack unfolded.

'Decapitated body' found, several hurt in French factory attack

Saint-quentin-fallavier - An attacker carrying an Islamist flag killed one person and injured several others Friday at a gas factory in eastern France, according to a legal source.

Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy

Rome - A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday.

Burundi 'faces catastrophe unless world acts': Exiled journalist

Ginebra - The international community should prepare for a possible military intervention in Burundi, one of the country's top journalists said.

Grenade attacks injure 11 police in Bujumbura

Bujumbura - Eleven Burundian police officers were wounded, one of them seriously, in a string of overnight grenade attacks in the capital of the crisis-hit central African nation, security sources said Saturday.

France terror suspect claims he thwarted church attack

Paris - An Algerian man accused of murdering a woman and planning an attack on a church on the southern edge of Paris claimed in court on Friday he had actually foiled the terror plot, his lawyers said.

Samsung Galaxy phone vulnerability affects 600 million devices

A serious vulnerability in some of smartphone giant Samsung's premium handsets means that hackers could gain remote access to the camera, microphone and email inbox of over 600 million phones because of a flaw in the default keyboard.

LastPass password management service hacked, users warned

Password management service LastPass has advised its users to change the master password for their accounts after noting some suspicious activity on its servers recently. Although it does not believe any data was taken, the firm is taking precautions.

Smartwatches expose contacts, email and health data to hackers

Researchers have found that it is "not very difficult" to access personal data including contacts, emails and sensitive health information from smartwatches made by LG and Samsung because neither brand encrypts the user's data.

70% of people 'have no confidence in passwords'

A study has found that over 70 percent of ordinary Internet users believe that passwords are an inadequate and ineffective method of protecting personal details online. It also found that many are suffering from a chronic case of "password fatigue."

Leaked documents reveal New Zealand planned to hack smartphones

A leaked top secret document has revealed that New Zealand and its spy partners attempted to exploit weaknesses in smartphone browsers to hack into the devices without informing companies or the public. The information was obtained by Edward Snowden.

New hack leaves millions of home WiFi routers open to attack

A major security flaw has been found in software used by millions of consumer WiFi routers. The error could allow attackers to execute code on the router at the kernel level, potentially exposing every device and file on your home network.

FBI issues search warrant after man claims he hacked plane

The FBI has issued a search warrant for a man who claims to have successfully hijacked aircraft during flight. He used his laptop computer to hack the plane's systems and temporarily gain control of the engines, causing it to fly sideways.

Washington Post mobile site hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.

Two of the most popular GTA V PC mods include active malware

Two of the most popular third-party mods for the recently-launched PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V have been found to secretly install malware, prompting a tightening up of registration procedures on several key mod download sites.

What you need to know about 'Venom', billed Heartbleed 2 by some

An "extremely critical" bug has been found in virtualisation software relied on by web hosts across the Internet. Named "Venom", some have been calling it "Heartbleed 2.0" as it could allow an attacker to gain access to the entire contents of a server.

Huge security flaw found in Lenovo laptops and computers

Just months after Lenovo was found to be installing adware on its computers, it has now been revealed that the company has left "massive security risks" in its own software supplied with its machines leaving users vulnerable to attack and exploit.

China blames foreign malware for Internet outage

China has blamed malware originating from "overseas servers" for causing a widespread Internet outage in the country last weekend. The unusual attack resulted in several users being redirected to one of two websites when browsing online.

Kenya admits intelligence ignored ahead of Garissa massacre

Nairobi - Kenya's interior minister on Thursday admitted that intelligence was ignored and the security response botched regarding the Islamist massacre of nearly 150 people at Garissa university.

One policeman killed, two wounded in 'Islamist' attack in Bosnia

Sarajevo - One policeman was killed and two others wounded Monday in the eastern Bosnian town of Zvornik when a man opened fire on a police station shouting "Allahu Akbar", officials said.

Millions of WordPress sites are at risk of hijacking

A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress content management system that makes it possible for hackers to gain complete control of the administration area and even the web server that WordPress is running on.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Paris - An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder after five days of police questioning.

Thwarted French jihadist brought up on terror charges

Paris - An Algerian jihadist sympathiser arrested in connection with a thwarted attack on a church in France was charged with terror-related murder Friday after five days of police questioning.

Sid Ahmed Ghlam: Scholarship student 'drawn to jihad'

Paris - Would-be jihadist Sid Ahmed Ghlam is a scholarship student who spent his adolescence shuttling between France and Algeria, drawing the attention of the French security services with social network postings expressing his desire to join Islamist militan...
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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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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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A primate held in a cage at one research laboratory investigated by PETA
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Tiny shark attacks snorkeler
Tiny shark attacks snorkeler
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Parabats make a mock attack at Tempe Sports Ground.
Parabats make a mock attack at Tempe Sports Ground.
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A doctor in Russia brutally attacked a heart surgery patient, causing him to die.
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For once, flying in circles made sense!
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Rupert Murdoch was hit in the face with a plate of shaving cream while testifying at a hearing before a House of Commons committee in London.
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Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website  replacing the homepage.
Lizard Squad attacked the Malaysia Airlines website, replacing the homepage.
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A picture of the alleged assailant attacking her supposed victim caught on camera.
A picture of the alleged assailant attacking her supposed victim caught on camera.
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A Rooivalk attack helicopter firing at the Roodewal Bombing Range in South Africa.
The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
The Rooivalk attack helicopter in UN Colours.
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John Chelminiak is recovering from a "horrendous fight" with black bear
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83-year-old passenger attacks a bus driver in Tianjin  China causing a 9 vehicle pile up.
83-year-old passenger attacks a bus driver in Tianjin, China causing a 9 vehicle pile up.
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Tiny shark attacks snorkeler
Tiny shark attacks snorkeler
ebaums world
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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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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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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