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Israeli Iron Dome firms 'infiltrated by Chinese hackers'

bbc.co.uk — The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole several secret military documents from two government-owned Israeli companies that developed the Iron Dome missile defence system. The breaches were first publicised by security blogger Brian Krebs on Monday. The companies denied their classified networks had been infiltrated.
Jul 31, 2014

Lot of questions still, but really interesting RT @justinjm1: CHINESE HACK IRON DOME bbc.in/WPrQSE

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Casualties in Gaza too high - US

bbc.co.uk — Civilian casualties in Gaza "too high" and Israel needs to do more to protect civilian life, US Defence Dept says
Jul 31, 2014

US says civilian casualties in Gaza are too high, calls on Israel to do more to protect them bbc.in/1n7rifS

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Shelling of UN-run school in #Gaza by Israel "totally unacceptable & indefensible", White House spokesman says http://t.co…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Civilian casualties in Gaza "too high" and Israel needs to do more to protect civilian life, US Defence Dept says bbc.in/WPAxMS

Jul 31, 2014

The Pentagon just told Israel that civilian casualties in Gaza are "too high"... bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…

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South African giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'

bbc.co.uk — South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that was reportedly injured as it was being transported on a motorway. Eyewitnesses say the giraffe, one of two on a truck, hit its head on a bridge on Johannesburg's N1 motorway.

WHO sounds alarm over W Africa Ebola

bbc.co.uk — World Health Organization to launch $100m plan to combat "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa
Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCAfrica: The World Health Organization and West African nations affected by #Ebola are to announce a joint $100m response plan bbc.in/1zzMe84

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: World Health Organization to launch $100m plan to combat "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa bbc.in/1m1CDia

Jul 31, 2014

World Health Organization to launch $100m plan to fight "unprecedented" #EbolaOutbreak in West Africa bbc.in/1m1CDia @BBCBreaking

Facebook launches Africa push

bbc.co.uk — It's the new frontier for the internet - connecting billions of people in Africa and Asia who have yet to sample the delights of the digital world. Through an organisation called Internet.org, Facebook has put itself at the forefront of this mission. Today it unveils a clever plan to get millions of people in Zambia online.

Dark net drugs adverts 'double in less than a year'

bbc.co.uk — The number of listings offering illegal drugs for sale on the "dark net" appears to have more than doubled in less than a year, BBC News has learned. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) closed down the original online illegal drug market, Silk Road, in 2013.

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

bbc.co.uk — Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone declares public health emergency, to quarantine epicentres of the disease
Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Ethiopia and Kenya announce Ebola screening in effort to prevent virus entering their borders bbc.in/1xDxPF6

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCWorld Ethiopia and Kenya announce Ebola screening in effort to prevent virus entering their borders bbc.in/1xDxPF6

Jul 31, 2014

Just in- #SierraLeone has declared Ebola emergency. Epicentres in the east quarantined & security forces to enforce bbc.in/1rKdRH1

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Argentina blames US for debt default

bbc.co.uk — Argentina blames US for default, calling mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent"
Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Argentina blames US for default, calling mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent" bbc.in/1m0GjR5

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Argentina blames US for default, calling mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent" bbc.in/1m0GjR5

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Argentina blames US for default, calling mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent" bbc.in/1m0GjR5

Fire breaks out at Ferrybridge power station

bbc.co.uk — A fire has broken out at Ferrybridge power station, near Pontefract. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews attended the blaze at about 14:00 BST. About 50 firefighters and 10 pumps have been deployed at the coal-fired power station. No people are reported to be trapped.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @YvetteCooperMP: Very concerned about major fire at Ferrybridge. Thankyou to emergency services working on site bbc.in/1oQvgyN pic.twitter.com/EdaUMuBhZy

Jul 31, 2014

BBC News - Fire breaks out at Ferrybridge power station bbc.in/1k98t18

Gaza: Israel 'will destroy' Hamas tunnels - Netanyahu

bbc.co.uk — Israel "determined" to destroy all militant tunnels from Gaza "with or without ceasefire" - PM Netanyahu
Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Deliberate defiance" of international law obligations by Israel in Gaza conflict - Navi Pillay, UN Human rights boss bbc.in/1zysh1q

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Deliberate defiance" of international law obligations by Israel in Gaza conflict - Navi Pillay, UN Human rights boss bbc.in/1zysh1q

Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Deliberate defiance" of international law obligations by Israel in Gaza conflict - Navi Pillay, UN Human rights boss bbc.in/1zysh1q

Goalkeepers 'gambler's fallacy' impacts penalty shoot-outs

bbc.co.uk — Goalkeepers facing penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome say researchers. Psychologists studied videos from World Cups and European Championships between 1976 and 2012. They found that after three kicks in the same direction, keepers were more likely to dive the opposite way on the next shot.

Airline axes baggage handler, after Gatwick chaos

bbc.co.uk — Leisure airline Monarch has terminated its contract with Swissport, one of the baggage-handling companies at Gatwick airport. It follows chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage. Gatwick said Swissport was failing to meet the airports service standards, which was "not good enough".

Nations Cup 2015: Seychelles forced to forfeit

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 13:45 The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Sierra Leone and Seychelles on Saturday is in danger of being cancelled because of fears over the Ebola virus. At Kenya's Nairobi airport on Thursday Sierra Leone were prevented from boarding a plane heading for Seychelles, where the match is to be played.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @BBCVK: Seychelles cancel and forfeit 2015 Nations Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone because of fears over the Ebola virus bbc.in/1nMLh8H

Jul 31, 2014

Sierra Leone's football team stuck in Nairobi as Seychelles forfeits match over #Ebola fears bbc.co.uk/sport/0/footba…

Jul 31, 2014

Sierra Leone's football team stuck in Nairobi as Seychelles forced to forfeit match bbc.co.uk/sport/0/footba…

#BBCtrending: The mysterious woman walking across the US

bbc.co.uk — Some locals have called her a ghost, others have called her a prophet, but regardless of her true identity, a mysterious woman shrouded in black has left Americans spellbound as she travels by foot across the United States.

Glasgow 2014: Weightlifter Francois Etoundi held over Welsh athlete assault

bbc.co.uk — An Australian weightlifter has been detained by police following an assault on a Welsh athlete. Francois Etoundi, 29, is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff court. The alleged assault on the unnamed athlete is said to have taken place at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village in Glasgow at about 06:00 on Wednesday.
Jul 31, 2014

Australian weightlifter fined for head-butting Welsh counterpart @Glasgow2014 athletes’ village bbc.in/1rKg7xP

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