Philippine military retrieve beheaded civilians in Marawi

Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel “atrocities” could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of the five victims among 17 bodies retrieved would be the first evidence that civilians trapped in besieged… Read More Philippine military retrieve beheaded civilians in Marawi

Largest container shipper Maersk Line experiences cargo delays as it gets hit by cyber attack

The owner of the world’s largest container shipper Maersk Line, said its computer systems were among those hit by the global Petya cyber attack, causing it problems processing orders and delaying cargoes. Denmark’s A.P. Moller-Maersk, which handles one out of seven containers shipped worldwide, could not say when it expects its business to return to… Read More Largest container shipper Maersk Line experiences cargo delays as it gets hit by cyber attack

Ex-police chiefs charged for 1989 UK stadium disaster

Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people including ex-police chiefs over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, Britain’s worst sporting disaster. The charges related to the deaths and also to an alleged subsequent cover-up by police of their own catastrophic mistakes. The victims, all Liverpool supporters, died in… Read More Ex-police chiefs charged for 1989 UK stadium disaster

Canadian Supreme Court rules that courts can force Google to block some results globally

Canadian courts can force internet search leader Google to remove results worldwide, the country’s top court ruled on Wednesday, drawing criticism from civil liberties groups arguing such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet. In its 7-2 decision, Canada’s Supreme Court found that a court in the country can grant an injunction… Read More Canadian Supreme Court rules that courts can force Google to block some results globally

Dozens injured as train derails in New York

A New York City subway train derailed in upper Manhattan on Tuesday, causing minor injuries to 34 people and forcing the evacuation of passengers from dark, smoke-filled carriages, officials and witnesses said. Authorities said the southbound train struck a tunnel wall just before 10 a.m., causing two cars to derail near the 125th-street station in… Read More Dozens injured as train derails in New York

Facebook hits 2 billion monthly user mark; to collaborate with Hollywood in production of original TV shows

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday that the social network had 2 billion monthly users. The company had 1.94 billion people using its service monthly as of March 31, an increase of 17 percent from a year earlier. The social network’s user base dwarfs that of similar companies. Twitter Inc. reported in… Read More Facebook hits 2 billion monthly user mark; to collaborate with Hollywood in production of original TV shows

Ten dead as car bomb attack hit Syria’s Idlib province

A car bomb killed 10 people in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, reported on Sunday. The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana, located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observatory. Three people… Read More Ten dead as car bomb attack hit Syria’s Idlib province