France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

France acid attack: US tourists assaulted in Marseille

Two US tourists have had hydrochloric acid thrown in their faces at Marseille train station, French media say. The victims in their early 20s have been taken to hospital for treatment, La Provence newspaper reported. Two other members of their group were also attacked at Saint-Charles station, but did not get acid in their faces. The incident is not believed to be terror-related. The attacker, described by police as a mentally unstable 41-year-old woman, has been arrested. The report says she remained at the site after the attack, and showed photographs…

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Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

Parsons Green: UK terror threat lowered to severe after Tube bomb

The UK terror threat level has been lowered to severe after being raised to critical, its highest level, following Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. A second man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the attack. The 21-year-old was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London. An 18-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of a terror offence over the Parsons Green explosion. The “severe” terror threat level means an attack…

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Trump and the Fox & Friends show. Think ego, not news

Trump and the Fox & Friends show. Think ego, not news

Television can be a welcome relief for a president. Ronald Reagan liked to watch Family Ties in his spare moments. George HW Bush was said to enjoy Murder, She Wrote. Barack Obama loved The Wire. But the show Donald Trump most enjoys isn’t fiction. At least, not strictly. Trump’s favorite program is Fox & Friends – Fox News’s flagship breakfast show. Fox News, which gave Trump a platform for his conspiracy theories about Barack Obama long before he ran for president, has always been a platform for the right. When it launched…

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The Worst Nightmare For A Business

The Worst Nightmare For A Business

The digitalization of data is the most common way to store it. This digital form is prone to many risks throughout its use. These risks can damage or totally delete the data from the device. The risks include viruses, hacking, crashes, malware etc. which are very dangerous to the privacy and accessibility of data. There has to be safety of data to prosper the business as it can be very dangerous for the growth of business if it is lost that easily. The privacy of data should be the utmost…

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Venezuela’s Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul

Venezuela’s Maduro claims poll victory as opposition cries foul

Electoral officials in Venezuela say turnout in the controversial election for a constituent assembly was 41.5%, a figure disputed by the opposition. The opposition coalition said 88% of voters abstained and it refused to recognise the election. It also called for more protests on Monday. Sunday’s election was marred by violence, with widespread protests and at least 10 people killed. President Nicolás Maduro hailed the poll as a “vote for the revolution”. Image copyrightEPAImage captionPresident Maduro hailed the vote as a victory Vote highlights polarisation – Katy Watson, BBC South…

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Passchendaele: Ceremony honours ‘bravery’

Passchendaele: Ceremony honours ‘bravery’

The “courage and bravery” of those who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of World War One has been remembered, 100 years after it began. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May were among those who paid tribute to soldiers who fought at Passchendaele, in Belgium. Some 4,000 relatives attended the ceremony at Tyne Cot cemetery, Ypres. In the three months of fighting, half a million Allied and German soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing. Prince Charles addressed the service, saying: “We remember it not only…

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Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday. “There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered,” said IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati. Tension is high as the presidential election is expected to be a close race between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and long-time opponent Raila Odinga. Africa Live: More on this and other stories Eight things about Kenya’s elections Uhuru Kenyatta: The ‘digital president’ Raila Odinga –…

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Ask Dr Bruce Chard: Should the hairs on my shih tzu’s eyes be removed?

Ask Dr Bruce Chard: Should the hairs on my shih tzu’s eyes be removed?

My 2-year-old shih tzu called Bess has recently had an eye discharge in her left eye, which I cleared with saline wipes. While treating this I noticed there were hairs on the eye surface coming from the inner corner of her eye. Should I have these removed? Good detective work on your part for seeing the hairs on the eye surface, or cornea, of Bess. There is a condition of shih tzu where hairs grow from tissue in the inner corner of the eye and lie across the cornea. They…

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Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump?

If anything has been predictable in the chaos of the early Trump presidency, it’s the unstinting support he has received from Breitbart News. Until now. In recent days, Trump has attacked the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Twitterand in an interview with the New York Times over his recusal from oversight of the investigation into Trump’s possible Russian connections. As a result, there has been widespread speculation that Trump might fire his attorney general, or that, faced with an untenable position, Sessions might resign. Trump’s public attacks on Sessions seem to be alienating…

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Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel

Top Republican drafting bill to protect special counsel

v US Senator Lindsey Graham has said he is drafting legislation to stop any attempt by the Trump administration to fire Russia investigator Bob Mueller. President Donald Trump has questioned the neutrality of Mr Mueller, who was appointed to investigate Russian interference in the US election. He has also blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for Mr Mueller’s probe. Mr Graham warned Mr Trump that firing Mr Mueller “would be the beginning of the end” of his presidency. “Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end…

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