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Clash of the Oil Titians

The two regional rivals are set to butt heads when the oil cartel OPEC meets in Vienna Thursday. Saudi Arabia has been pushing the group’s members to agree to an output freeze to push up prices, but Tehran has refused to participate. However, with prices having doubled to almost $50 …

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Seven worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in June

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in June. Each is open to journalists worldwide. Knight-VICE Innovators Fund Deadline: June 1, 2016 Journalists worldwide can apply for funding from the …

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Breaking: Nigeria to Sign Visa-Free Pacts With Eight Countries

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says plans have been concluded to sign visa-free pacts with eight African countries to promote economic partnership on the continent. Onyeama made the announcement on Tuesday, at a news conference in Abuja, marking one year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The minister, who …

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Tutu’s daughter loses S.African church licence after gay marriage

Johannesburg (AFP) – Desmond Tutu’s daughter has been forced to give up her duties as a priest in South Africa’s Anglican church after she married a woman, she told AFP on Tuesday. Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu-van Furth can no longer preside at holy communion, weddings, baptisms or funerals after handing …

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Privacy of Millions of HTC devices at risk

More than 18 million smartphones and other mobile devices made by HTC are at risk vulnerable to many security and privacy issue. The Federal Trade Commission charged HTC with customizing the software on its Android- and Windows based phones in ways that let third-party applications install software that could steal …

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Tyupkin Malware Hacking ATM Machines Worldwide

Money is always a perfect motivation for cyber criminals who tries different tricks to solely target users with card skimmers that steal debit card numbers, but now the criminals are using specialized malware that targets ATM (Automated Teller Machine) systems to withdraw cash even without the need of a card. …

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Facebook is in trouble once again regarding its users’ privacy.

Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit in Northern California over allegations that the company systematically scans its users’ private messages on the social network without their consent and makes the profit by sharing the data with advertisers and marketers. According to the lawsuit filing, Facebook might have violated federal privacy …

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Minister Fired for drunkenness

President Magufuli of Tanzania fired one of his closest allies, Home Affairs Minister Charles Kitwanga, for responding to official questions under the influence of alcohol. The State House said in a statement that Kitwanga was sacked after he “Turned up at the parliament drunk and responded to a question directed …

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Clinton and Trump: Where Do They Stand on Islamism?

Donald Trump is the all-but-declared Republican presidential nominee and Hillary Clinton on the cusp of winning the Democratic nomination. It is time for voters to begin weighing the national security consequences of each candidate’s potential administration. You can read our full profiles of the candidates’ positions related to Islamist extremism …

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Trump doubles down on call to slow Muslim immigration

Trump doubles down on call to slow Muslim immigration Donald Trump, in a Wednesday interview on “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, doubled down on his previous calls to stem the tide of Muslim immigration – calls that set him at fierce odds with civil-rights activists and pro-Muslim organizations – and said …

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