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Pope urges police to show 'mercy' in traffic stops

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday called on police to show "mercy" during traffic stops while standing firm against those who use the streets as their own Formula 1 race track.

Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software

Washington - Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials.

France says 'go ahead' to African security initiatives

Dakar - France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to "go for it", following the launch of a regional anti-jihad force in the Sahel.

White powder found at US consulate in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Police in hazmat suits entered the US Consulate General in Hong Kong Monday after an envelope containing white powder sparked a security alert at the complex.

Over 110 detained in vast anti-IS raids in Ankara

Ankara - Turkish police detained 111 Islamic State suspects in a vast anti-terror operation in the capital Ankara on Thursday, the latest round-ups in a widening crackdown against the extremist group.

World Cup, Olympics terror threats growing, says Interpol

Doha - Terror and cyber-security threats to major global sporting events, including football's World Cup and the Olympics, are growing, Interpol's secretary general warned on Wednesday.

'Nothing to fear' as Australia plays Honduras on edge of killing field

Tegucigalpa - Australia are to face Honduras for a World Cup playoff in a Central American stadium on Friday located on the edge of a cane field notorious for being where gangs dumped corpses and dismembered victims with chainsaws.

Rare bomb threats in Japan as Trump kicks off Asia tour

Toukyo - Japan was hit by a rare string of bomb threats as US President Donald Trump held talks in Tokyo, kicking off an Asia tour under heavy security, police said Monday.Bomb threats are extremely uncommon in Japan.

Russia faces 'very real' threat of attack at World Cup

Moscow - Russia says it will take extraordinary measures to combat any terrorist threat when it hosts the World Cup next year, as its military campaign in Syria makes the country a prime target for jihadists.

US warns diplomatic staff of 'specific threat' at Mogadishu airport

Mugadishu - The US mission to Somalia on Saturday urged all of its non-essential staff to leave Mogadishu immediately following a specific threat against them at the capital's international airport.

Students trick an AI into misclassifying images

A team of AI researchers have found a way to "reliably" trick image recognition algorithms into misclassifying objects. The technique changes a single pixel in images. The AI is then fooled into detecting different objects within the data.

'Devout terrorist' jailed for Australia plot

Sydney - A 22-year-old Australian man described as a "devout terrorist" was sentenced to 22 years in jail Friday for plotting to attack government buildings in Sydney, as authorities grapple with the rise of homegrown Islamist extremism.

France says 20 under house arrest under new anti-terror law

Paris - French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that about 20 people would be held under house arrest under a controversial anti-terror law that went into effect this week.

Afghans were warned of lax security before 'Green Zone' attack

Kabul - Afghan authorities were warned about lax security at entrances to Kabul's highly fortified diplomatic zone before a suicide bomber struck this week, sources said Wednesday.

Bug in Google bug tracker let hackers exploit unpatched issues

A bug in Google's bug tracking platform allowed external users to view all the issues in the system. The flaw could have allowed attackers to silently monitor unpatched vulnerabilities to exploit them in the wild before fixes were released.

Trump won't go to DMZ during S. Korea visit: White House

Washington - US President Donald Trump will not be going to the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula when he visits South Korea next week, a senior administration official said Tuesday.

Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium gets folded into Office 365

Microsoft has quietly announced the end of its Outlook.com Premium email service less than nine months after it launched. The subscription gave customers their own domain and an ad-free inbox. Some features are now being added to the regular Outlook.com.

France's Macron signs controversial anti-terror law

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron signed a controversial anti-terror law Monday that gives authorities permanent powers to search homes, shut places of worship and restrict the movements of suspected extremists.

Interview: Joe Stuntz on cybersecurity and One World Identity Special

Joe Stuntz was most recently the Policy Lead for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Cyber and National Security unit, now he works with One World Identity. We spoke with Stuntz about cybersecurity threats and solutions.

Heathrow probes how security data found on London street

London - Heathrow Airport said Sunday it has launched an internal investigation after a memory stick containing extensive security information was found on a London street by a member of the public.

Turkey arrests alleged IS members ahead of national holiday

Ankara - Turkey arrested over 50 alleged members of the Islamic State group on Saturday, some of whom were suspected of planning an attack on Turkey's national holiday on Sunday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

Washington - US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in for flights at a number of global airlines beginning Thursday as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world.

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

Washington - US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in to flights at a number of global airlines beginning Thursday as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world.

Interview: How secure is blockchain technology? Special

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) adoption is growing rapidly, but are these blockchain and ledger technologies secure? We spoke with Dr. Leemon Baird, founder and CTO of Swirlds to find out more.

Deadliest ever bombing highlights Somalia's weakness

Nairobi - Last weekend's truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at least 358 people, making it the deadliest in Somalia's history, an attack that analysts say underscores the fragility of the internationally-backed government.

Xi's eyes and ears in Beijing: Red-armband army of 'volunteers'

Bejing - While Chinese President Xi Jinping and his cohorts chart the nation's future at their leadership conclave in Beijing, his citizen army of red-armbanded foot soldiers are keeping an eye out for trouble outside.

Mali extends state of emergency by a year

Bamako - Mali said Saturday it will extend by a year the state of emergency that was first introduced after a November 2015 attack on a Bamako hotel.

12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack: minister

Niamey - Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger's restive southwest, just weeks after a deadly ambush on a joint US-Niger patrol.The region which borders Mali has faced a series of recent jihadist incursions.

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online

Ischia Porto - G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet.

G7 tackles foreign fighters as EU helps shut 'terror' route

Ischia Porto - G7 interior ministers brainstormed Friday on how to tackle one of the biggest security threats facing the West, as the EU promised to help close a migration route labelled a potential back door for terrorists.
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