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US, allies’ military successes drove down terrorism deaths almost everywhere except Afghanistan, report says

US, allies’ military successes drove down terrorism deaths almost everywhere except Afghanistan, report says KABUL, Afghanistan — Military successes by the U.S. and its allies against terrorist groups helped drive down global deaths from terrorism in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, a report released this week said. But even as terrorism deaths […]

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SA hit by longest running cyber attack campaign in July – report

In July this year South Africa experienced the longest running cyber-attack campaign among all the regions monitored by email and data security company Mimecast for its quarterly Threat Intelligence Report. Four major cyber-attack campaigns were detected in South Africa between July and September. The systems of several financial services companies suffered the brunt of the […]

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Campaign to stamp out polio in remaining hot spots has become ‘a horror story’, report warns

“Twenty-five years ago, poliovirus paralysed more than 30,000 children across the entire country. This year, fewer than 100 cases were reported, primarily from a handful of districts. That is tremendous progress, by any objective measure. But not if you are trying to eradicate a virus. Not if you are trying to interrupt person-to-person transmission of […]

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Far-right terrorism has more than tripled over last four years, report warns

Although terrorism-related deaths saw a downward trend for the fourth consecutive year in 2018, widespread activity among right-wing terrorist groups has become a particular cause of concern, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) of 2019 published on Wednesday (20 November). The Global Terrorism Index ranks 163 countries according to the impact of terrorism, based […]

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Number of Nigerian students in US rises to 13423 – Report

’Femi Asu The number of students from Nigeria currently studying in the United States increased to 13,423 in the 2018/2019 academic session, a new report has said. The number of international students in the US set an all‐time high in the 2018/19 academic year, the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students, […]

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Report finds the Taliban were deadlier than ISIS in 2018

The 2019 Global Terrorism Index found that the militant group took significantly more lives than ISIS did last year. Although the overall number of deaths by terrorism declined in 2018, according to the report, 71 countries recorded at least one death by terrorism. Afghanistan was most affected, with more than 7,000 deaths. The index also […]

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Manchester City post record £535.2m revenue in 2018-19 annual report

Manchester City won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield last season Manchester City brought in a record £535.2m last season, the club’s 2018-19 annual report says. It was City’s 11th successive year of revenue growth and closes the gap on local rivals Manchester United, the Premier League’s richest club. The figure […]

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TSB meltdown caused by testing failures, says report

Image copyright Reuters Testing failures of a new computer system were the cause of problems that left up to 1.9 million TSB customers without online banking access, a report by law firm Slaughter and May has said. In April 2018, the bank started moving customers to a new system, but some could not use it […]

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Tory donor calls for Russia interference report to be published

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionConservative Party donor Alexander Temerko speaks to BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera A Conservative Party donor has called for the publication of a report on alleged Russian interference in UK democracy. Alexander Temerko said the paper by the Intelligence Security Committee (ISC) should be published “for democracy reasons”. […]

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Unconfirmed report of Davido’s arrest in Dubai, fans shut down claims

An unconfirmed report claiming that Nigerian singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, was arrested in Dubai has surfaced on social media. The report claimed that the singer was arrested after he injured someone. According to the claims, the person allegedly injured by the singer is the young brother of a prominent figure in Dubai. […]