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Google offers hackers $1,000 to hack its apps

Image: Google is attempting to improve security on Android apps Google is offering security researchers a $1,000 (£760) bounty if they can successfully hack apps on its Play Store and help fix them. Bug bounty programmes are a popular way for companies to reward hackers who find vulnerabilities in their …

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North Korea ‘rants’ in letter about Trump

Image: Kim Jong Un has carried out a number of ballistic missile and nuclear tests By Alan McGuinness, News Reporter North Korea has warned it will not be intimidated by Donald Trump’s threats in an “unprecedented” letter sent to other countries. “If Trump thinks that he would bring the DPRK, …

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Irishman freed after four years in Egyptian jail

Image: Ibrahim Halawa spent more than four years in prison An Irishman who has spent more than four years in an Egyptian prison has been freed. Ibrahim Halawa, a 21-year-old from Dublin, was released from jail in Cairo – more than four weeks after he was acquitted of all charges …

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Obama and Bush take aim at Trump in speeches

By Mark Austin, US Correspondent It was almost as if he hadn’t been away. In the swing state of Virginia Barack Obama bounced onto stage with the swagger of a veteran orator who knew he had the audience in the palm of his hand. He was back in the political …

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John Kelly: Obama didn’t call when my son died

White House chief of staff John Kelly has defended Donald Trump’s handling of families of US military heroes who died in action. Mr Kelly has remained silent for years over the death of his own son Robert in Afghanistan in 2010 and revealed President Obama did not call him after …

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#ExposeYourPig: French women name harassers online

Image: French minister Marlène Schiappa praised the women for speaking out about their experiences French women have been shaming sexual predators online, replacing the #MeToo campaign with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc – or “expose your pig”. Twitter users have been sharing their stories of sexual harassment following the initiative launched by …

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Islamic State is gone – but Raqqa lies in ruins

Islamic State’s brutal reign of terror in Raqqa may be at an end, but as the liberation of the Syrian city is celebrated in the streets the shadow of the group remains. Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay has travelled into the heart of the extremists’ former capital – where …

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Maltese PM ‘never complained’ about murdered journalist

The Maltese Prime Minister has said he “never complained” about being “under scrutiny” from a journalist who was killed in a car bomb attack. The sons of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have called on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to resign over the killing. Ms Caruana Galizia – who reported …

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‘Ecological Armageddon’ warning over insect loss

Image: Most insect species globally are showing dramatic reductions in population levels The number of flying insects has dropped by up to 75% in less than 30 years, provoking the risk of an “ecological Armageddon”, scientists have said. Research stretching over 63 protected areas in Germany and dating back to …

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Spain to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

Image: Separatists have called for talks with Madrid following the referendum Spain’s government has said it will suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and impose direct rule from Madrid, as the crisis engulfing the country deepens.  The central government said on Thursday it would trigger article 155 of the constitution, allowing it …

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