OVER 90 MALICIOUS APPS FOUND IN GOOGLE PLAY STORE ENDANGER MILLIONS OF ANDROID USERS

Thu 30 May 2024: Cloud security firm Zscaler has uncovered more than 90 malicious Android apps lurking on the Google Play store, with unsuspecting users downloading these apps over 5.5 million times. One of the most significant threats identified is the Anatsa banking Trojan, also known as TeaBot. These malicious apps, such as PDF Reader […]

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ISRAEL CANNOT WIN GAZA WAR WITHOUT ‘DAY-AFTER’ PLAN, BLINKEN WARNS

Thu 30 May 2024: The United States has once again issued a strong warning to Israel over its lack of a post-war strategy for Gaza, leaving open questions about how the territory will be governed and stablised. Speaking at a news conference in the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Wednesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said […]

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REPORT REVEALS SEXUAL ABUSE OF NATIVE AMERICAN CHILDREN AT CATHOLIC BOARDING SCHOOLS

Thu 30 May 2024: Native American children who were forcibly taken from their families by the US government and placed in Catholic boarding schools were raped or molested by Catholic priests and religious community members for decades, a report revealed Wednesday.  In putting together its investigative report, The Washington Post interviewed more than two dozen […]

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LOAD SHEDDING & WATER WOES: CAN SOUTH AFRICA FIX ITS AILING INFRASTRUCTURE?

Thu 30 May 2024: “I set up my company several years ago. The power cuts were bad then, lasting up to five hours a day,” said Lezanne Viviers, who works in the fashion industry and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city. Since 2007, electricity cuts have become so common that Eskom – the state-owned […]

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EXECUTIONS WORLDWIDE AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2015: AMNESTY

  A picture obtained from the Iranian Mizan News Agency on December 12, 2022, shows the public execution of Majidreza Rahnavard, in Iran’s Mashhad city. (Mizan News/AFP) Thu 30 May 2024: Human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday that 1,153 executions were recorded worldwide in 2023. The figure represents a 30% increase […]

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WORLD ONLY HALFWAY TO MEETING GLOBAL TARGET FOR ESSENTIAL HEALTH SERVICES BY 2025

Thu 30 May 2024: Despite huge strides in coverage, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief said on Monday that only 585 million more people will be covered by essential health services without catastrophic health spending by 2025, putting the UN’s international public health organization only slightly more than halfway toward its goal of 1 billion.  […]

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NIGERIA REVERTS TO INDEPENDENCE-ERA ANTHEM AMID ECONOMIC TURMOIL

Thu 30 May 2024: Nigerian President Bola Tinubu signed a bill on Wednesday to reinstate the national anthem “We Hail Thee,” composed by a British expatriate and used at independence, replacing “Arise O’ Compatriots.” Critics argue this move is a distraction from the country’s worsening economic crisis. The bill, introduced last Thursday, passed swiftly without […]

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BRAZIL WITHDRAWS AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL AFTER MONTHS OF TENSIONS OVER GAZA WAR CRITICISM

Wed 29 May 2024: Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has withdrawn his country’s ambassador to Israel after months of tensions between the two countries over Israel’s war on Gaza. The move was announced in Brazil’s official gazette on Wednesday. There was no immediate response from Israel. Lula has been a frequent critic of […]

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