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U.S. fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

New York - An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York was escorted by two U.S. fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and US officials said.

Microsoft threatened UK government over open source plans

Microsoft reportedly threatened the UK government over its plans to promote more open-source software standards instead of the company's products last year. Microsoft apparently even went so far as to consider closing its UK research facilities.

Israel warns of terror attack threat against Jews in Tunisia 

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had learned of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.The Tunisian government quickly denied the claims, saying no such threats existed.

The Apple Watch is "not a threat" to mechanical watches

Lead Apple designer Jony Ive has said that the Apple Watch should not be viewed as a threat by luxury watch manufacturers in a filmed interview designed to uncover Apple's aims with its new wearable device.

Ecuador president says 'seriously threatened'

Quito - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa abruptly pulled out of a public lunch on Tuesday because of what he called "a serious threat" of attack against him.The threat was being investigated and one person had been arrested.

98% of UK firms have no cyber-attack insurance

A new UK government report has found that nearly all large firms do not possess any form of insurance that would help them to recover from a major cyber-attack, despite 81% of those surveyed having experienced a security breach in the past 12 months.

Panda antivirus update causes software to flag itself

An update to Panda's antivirus software programs has led to the software recognising some of its own core files as malicious malware. It then quarantined them, leaving itself unable to run and preventing computers from starting up.

'Komodia' software behind Superfish found in 12 more programs

The dangerous code that allowed the Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo laptops to spoof secure SSL certificates has now been found inside another twelve programs online. All are capable of getting around the security mechanisms in the HTTPS protocol.

French economy minister says received death threats over reforms

Paris - France's economy minister said on Monday he had received death threats from "certain officials" furious over his plans to reform parts of the closed-shop economy.

Fourth grader suspended for using magic from the Hobbit

A parent of a fourth-grade student at the Kermit Independent School has said that his son was pulled out of lessons for making a terroristic threat when he was actually repeating magic from the Hobbit.

Ukraine's Poroshenko warns of global threat from Russia

Washington - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday warned of a threat to "global security everywhere" posed by the Russian aggression against his nation.

Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark to witness

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius allegedly made a "very sinister" remark to a state witness and friend of the late Reeva Steenkamp in court Tuesday, a lawyer for the woman said.

Dozens of people tweet 'joke' bomb threats to American Airlines

Dozens of people are now known to have tweeted joke 'humorous' bomb threats to American Airlines after the incident on Sunday night when a Dutch teenager tweeted the company.

SABC bans DA television commercial critical of ANC

The South African Broadcasting Commission (SABC) has banned and refuses to show a Democratic Alliance (DA) political television commercial critical of current ANC government, ahead of the coming May elections.

Facebook's San Francisco-area HQ secured after threat made: police

Police searched and secured the headquarters of social media giant Facebook Inc on Tuesday evening after receiving a threat against the company, which San Francisco-area authorities said turned out to be "totally not credible".

France's Hollande 'vigilant' after Islamist death threats

Paris - President Francois Hollande Tuesday said France was on guard after a militant Islamist website called for his assassination in revenge for intervening militarily in Mali and the Central African Republic."This is not the first time that there have been ...

Spain says still a target 10 years after train bombs

Madrid - A decade after Al-Qaeda-inspired bombers blew apart four Madrid commuter trains, killing 191 people, Spain's government warned the country remains a target.On the eve of the 10th anniversary of Spain's worst terrorist attack, Interior Minister Jorge Fe...

Two Austrians get kidnap threats on eve of Games

Two Austrian competitors have received kidnap threats on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics, heightening security concerns at the Games and triggering an investigation by

Global poll: U.S. is regarded as greatest threat to peace

In a world opinion poll the U.S. is regarded as the biggest threat to world peace. The poll was conducted by Win/Gallup International. The survey was first started in 1977.

Man arrested after calling sister with hoax bomb threat

San Diego - Traffic in Southern California was brought to a halt on Thanksgiving after a man anonymously called his sister, who was driving on I-15, to jokingly tell her that there was a bomb in her car.

Embassies shut down worldwide in fear of Al Qaeda terror threat

A global travel alert has been issued by the U.S. department following terror threats from Al Qaeda. U.S. embassies have been ordered to close today as a preventative measure. High risk is said to be in the Middle East and North Africa.

UN Official: Israel threatens to attack Syrian military vehicles

In recent weeks, the Israeli military has threatened to attack Syrian tanks and armored personnel carriers along the border between the two countries.

French mayor receives threat after marrying gay couple

The French mayor Helene Mandroux received countless threats, including one with feces, over her part in the marriage. One of the packages mailed to the French official also contained feces, municipal officers discovered.

Latin America under cancer threat

Experts, who have written in Lancet Oncology, have said that cancer is threatening to overwhelm countries throughout Latin America.

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Paris - The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated after a bomb threat, according to several local media reports. A person may have called from a pay phone.

North Carolina teen says 'a Sandy Hook' will happen at his school

Charlotte - Police in Charlotte, North Carolina have arrested a 16-year-old after he allegedly left a threatening note on his calculator that referred to the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Obama campaign saw former Gov. Jon Huntsman as 'tough candidate'

Washington - At a breakfast organized by Politico, President Barack Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina said the campaign saw former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's bid for the White House as a threat and viewed him as a "tough candidate."

The Taliban says Prince Harry is still in danger

Last week the Taliban attacked the base where Prince Harry is stationed in Afghanistan. According to the Taliban, the latest threat comes from fellow UK citizens, who have been trained as "turncoat fanatics" to kill Prince Harry.

Video: Marquese Scott in 'Robot Love Story' and 'Need Your Heart'

YouTube sensation Marquese "Nonstop" Scott is back again with two new dance to dubstep videos after his 2011 video featuring him moving to Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks" that went insanely viral with 61 million views in 10 months.

UK threatens to storm Ecuadorian embassy over Assange (update)

London - As the decision over Julian Assange's asylum looms near, the U.K. is threatening to raid the Ecuadorian Embassy unless Assange is handed over for extradition to Sweden.
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INTRUDER ALERT: U.S. Secret Service officers began searching the White House grounds at dawn Monday after an apparent drone aircraft crashed on the lawn during the middle of the night. No injuries or damage was reported.
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