Worldwide cyber outage linked to third-party software upgrade grounds flights, disrupts businesses

Worldwide cyber outage linked to third-party software upgrade grounds flights, disrupts businesses

Microsoft’s cloud unit Azure said it was aware of the issue that impacted virtual machines running Windows OS and the CrowdStrike Falcon agent getting stuck in a “restarting state” amid an ongoing global outage.

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Catholic women in France accuse former beloved priest Abbe Pierre who was regarded as conscience of the nation of assault

Catholic women in France accuse former beloved priest Abbe Pierre who was regarded as conscience of the nation of assault

The Vatican doesn’t usually comment on individual cases of alleged abuse and didn’t immediately respond when asked about Abbé Pierre. In 2021, an independent commission on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church estimated that some 330,000 children were sexually abused over 70 years by priests or other church-related figures in France.

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Interpol nabs 300 fraudsters, blocks 720 bank accounts in sting operation on West African cyber-criminals

Interpol nabs 300 fraudsters, blocks 720 bank accounts in sting operation on West African cyber-criminals

One of the targeted groups was Black Axe, one of the most prominent criminal networks in West Africa. Black Axe operates in cyber fraud, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and is responsible for violent crimes both within Africa and globally, the agency added.

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Gambian legislators uphold ban on female genital mutilation, ensure women’s rights

Gambian legislators uphold ban on female genital mutilation, ensure women’s rights

The procedure, also called female genital mutilation, includes the partial or full removal of girls’ external genitalia, often by traditional community practitioners with tools such as razor blades or at times by health workers. It can cause serious bleeding, death and childbirth complications but remains a widespread practice in parts of Africa.

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How spending long periods watching TV, obesity, diabetes and delinquency lead to early menstruation in girls below 10 years

How spending long periods watching TV, obesity, diabetes and delinquency lead to early menstruation in girls below 10 years

Early periods may be influenced by socioeconomic backgrounds, high body mass index during childhood, low activity levels and electronic screen time.

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Treason in Russia: Scientists, journalist and bakery worker among those convicted of wrongs they didn’t commit

Treason in Russia: Scientists, journalist and bakery worker among those convicted of wrongs they didn’t commit

President Vladimir Putin was asked about Sevastidi at his annual news conference in December 2016. He called her sentence “harsh” and promised to look into it, saying that “she wrote what she saw” in her texts and that it didn’t constitute a state secret. In 2017, Putin pardoned Sevastidi and two other women.

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For Gambian MPs, repealing female genital mutilation ban guarantees them re-election

For Gambian MPs, repealing female genital mutilation ban guarantees them re-election

Rights advocates also worry Gambia’s bill could inspire similar legislation in other African countries with FGM bans. Kenya’s high court rejected a petition to reverse its ban in 2021. Gambia’s President Adama Barrow, whose election in 2016 ended more than two decades of oppressive rule under Jammeh, said his government would continue enforcing the ban while the bill works its way through parliament.

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Black and heartbroken: When Crudup wrote the song that became Elvis’ first rock’n’roll hit, he’d actually invented a new genre but he died poor

Black and heartbroken: When Crudup wrote the song that became Elvis’ first rock’n’roll hit, he’d actually invented a new genre but he died poor

When Crudup and four of his children arrived in New York, they learned the deal was off, according to the book Between Midnight and Day written by Crudup’s final manager, Dick Waterman. They were told a settlement would cost the company more money than a potential lawsuit would yield. And suing meant “going after an old white widow who lives in Florida,” Waterman wrote. “We wouldn’t have a chance.” “It just ain’t meant to be,” Crudup told Waterman. “Naked I come into this world and naked I shall leave it.”

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How a poor father wowed by $40,000 payout worked out a plan that propelled daughters Venus and Serena world’s greatest tennis players

How a poor father wowed by $40,000 payout worked out a plan that propelled daughters Venus and Serena world’s greatest tennis players

On one occasion when he refused to leave the practice court with his daughters, they broke his nose, jaw and fingers, and knocked out several of his teeth. Richard got home with his daughters, opened his diary, and wrote: “After today, history will remember the ‘toothless’ man as a monument of courage.”

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Trump says he can end Russia-Ukraine war in a day if elected US president but Russia’s UN envoy doubts it

Trump says he can end Russia-Ukraine war in a day if elected US president but Russia’s UN envoy doubts it

During last week’s debate with President Joe Biden, Trump claimed, “If we had a real president, a president that knew – that was respected by Putin … he would have never invaded Ukraine.”

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