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FBI arrests over 800 criminals in a global sting using an encrypted messaging app called An0m
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FBI arrests over 800 criminals in a global sting using an encrypted messaging app called An0m

On Tuesday, FBI revealed the unprecedented scope of the three-year operation, saying they had intercepted over 20 million messages and arrested at least 800 people, in more than a dozen countries.

Watch: This isn’t cereal, it’s how people in China are dealing with a heat wave
World

Watch: This isn’t cereal, it’s how people in China are dealing with a heat wave

Hundreds of people crowd in a giant pool, creating what looks like a massive bowl of breakfast serial 'Fruit Loops', for a respite from soaring temperatures as Chinese meteorologists renewed a yellow alert on Saturday with a heat wave persisting in most parts of the country.

Kabul bombings: Afghanistan's media remain defiant after attacks that killed 10 journalists
World

Kabul bombings: Afghanistan's media remain defiant after attacks that killed 10 journalists

Afghan journalists were shaken but defiant, vowing to continue reporting on the bloody conflict after the deadliest attack on the country's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001

World Press Photo of the Year 2018: Photos of burning Venezuelan protester win top spots
World

World Press Photo of the Year 2018: Photos of burning Venezuelan protester win top spots

The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year award and a runner-up in another category were photographs taken at the same moment, when a motorcycle caught fire and a person was set ablaze | #FirstCulture

Indian national among two journalists ordered to leave Maldives, police says no legal action will be taken
India

Indian national among two journalists ordered to leave Maldives, police says no legal action will be taken

Two foreign journalists, including an Indian national, working for French news agency AFP who were arrested by the Maldivian police for violating immigration rules, have been ordered to leave the island nation facing political turmoil

Australian police arrest agent selling missile parts in black market to raise money for North Korea
World

Australian police arrest agent selling missile parts in black market to raise money for North Korea

The 59-year-old naturalised Australian citizen of Korean descent was attempting to broker illicit deals that could have generated "tens of millions of dollars" for North Korea, the Australian Federal Police said

Myanmar Army says mass grave of 28 Hindus killed by Rohingya discovered in Rakhine State
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Myanmar Army says mass grave of 28 Hindus killed by Rohingya discovered in Rakhine State

Myanmar Army said that a mass grave of 28 Hindus had been discovered in violence-wracked Rakhine State, blaming the killings on Muslim Rohingya militants.

Australian Open 2017: Venus Williams powers into semi-finals with win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Sports

Australian Open 2017: Venus Williams powers into semi-finals with win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Venus Williams powered past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and into her third Australian Open semi-final, becoming the oldest woman to make a Grand Slam last four in 23 years.

Venezuela prez Maduro takes charge of food distribution and key ports amid mounting unrest
Politics

Venezuela prez Maduro takes charge of food distribution and key ports amid mounting unrest

Venezuela's military has been put on the frontline of a worsening national economic crisis by taking charge of food distribution and key ports amid dire shortages and mounting unrest.

Paris terror attacks: French Inquiry commission recommends intelligence overhaul
World

Paris terror attacks: French Inquiry commission recommends intelligence overhaul

A French inquiry into the terror attacks that rocked Paris in 2015 on Tuesday recommended the fusion of the country's intelligence services after the "global failure" of the country's myriad agencies.

NATO cannot stop Russian invasion of Baltics, says US commander
World

NATO cannot stop Russian invasion of Baltics, says US commander

NATO would currently be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the of US commander in Europe, General Ben Hodges, said in a news report.

Panama papers: Americans do not have to go abroad to hide funds, they can do it at home
World

Panama papers: Americans do not have to go abroad to hide funds, they can do it at home

From Russia to China, and Britain to Iceland, the revelations of the "Panama Papers" have tarnished officials and the wealthy over the implication that they hide riches offshore.

'Haunting' image of baby at barbed wire fence wins World Press Photo Award
World

'Haunting' image of baby at barbed wire fence wins World Press Photo Award

Snapped by Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson, the winning image at the World Press Photo Award captures the plight of migrants

Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat, says official
World

Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat, says official

Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat bringing 208 people to shore, an official told AFP on Friday, after mounting international pressure on the nation to tackle a regional migration crisis.

Nepal Earthquake: Survivors' tales from Everest avalanche horror
World

Nepal Earthquake: Survivors' tales from Everest avalanche horror

AFP Nepal bureau chief Ammu Kannampilly was at Everest base camp on Saturday when an avalanche cascaded down the mountain, flattening everything in its path.

AFP and Getty have to pay $1.2 million to photographer for using image off Twitter
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AFP and Getty have to pay $1.2 million to photographer for using image off Twitter

A freelance photojournalist has been awarded $1.2 million by a federal jury over the weekend after Agence France-Presse (AFP) and...

AFP, Getty to pay $1.2 mn for unauthorised use of Twitter pics
World

AFP, Getty to pay $1.2 mn for unauthorised use of Twitter pics

A federal jury on Friday ordered two media companies to pay $1.2 million to a freelance photojournalist for their unauthorized use of photographs he posted to Twitter.

AFP, Getty to pay $1.2 mn for unauthorised use of Twitter pics
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AFP, Getty to pay $1.2 mn for unauthorised use of Twitter pics

A federal jury on Friday ordered two media companies to pay $1.2 million to a freelance photojournalist for their unauthorized use of photographs he posted to Twitter.

International news agencies boycott first India-England Test
Sports

International news agencies boycott first India-England Test

After BCCI withheld accreditation for Getty and Action Images, other international agencies—Thomson Reuters, Agence France-Presse and Associated Press decided to suspend reports from the tour as well as pictures.

India vs England: Media threaten boycott after BCCI bars photo agencies
Sports

India vs England: Media threaten boycott after BCCI bars photo agencies

NMC members include Thomson Reuters, Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, the international photo agency Getty Images and Britain's Press Association.