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Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly users

Facebook has announced that it now has two billion monthly users. The company reached the milestone today, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealing the news in a post on his Facebook page.  “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” he wrote. Gadgets and tech news in pictures “We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s ...

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UK defence secretary threatens military strikes against hackers

The UK could carry out military strikes in response to cyber attacks, the UK defence secretary has said. Sir Michael Fallon told the Chatham House think tank the UK had the ability to respond to hackers “from any domain – air, land, sea or cyber”. Sir Michael also emphasised the UK’s ability to carry out “offensive” cyber attacks of its ...

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Church of England and Methodists to discuss sharing clergy

Methodists and the Church of England are to discuss allowing ministers and priests to serve in each other’s Churches. The step would in effect end a division in protestant Christianity that has existed in Britain since the 1700s. The plans have been released jointly by the Churches at a time when they have lost worshippers. They require approval from both ...

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Oldham woman who stabbed husband to death jailed

A woman who stabbed her husband of 32 years to death claimed he had collapsed in their flat after drinking at the pub all day, police have said. Anthony Culley, 56, was found lying face down with a stab wound to his chest and a deep laceration on his arm. Lesley Culley, of Unsworth Way, Oldham, told a 999 call ...

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Edir Frederico Da Costa had 'packages in throat'

A number of packages were removed from the throat of a 25-year-old man who died six days after he was stopped by police, the IPCC has said. It has been claimed Edir Frederico Da Costa was “brutally beaten” by Met Police officers earlier this month. Campaigners protesting over his death alleged he suffered serious injuries, including to his head and ...

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Camber Sands deaths: Request for lifeguards turned down

The RNLI turned down a request to provide lifeguards at Camber Sands 16 days before five friends drowned on the beach, an inquest has been told. The request from Rother District Council was rejected by the lifeboat charity because of a lack of resources. Darren Lewis, the RNLI’s senior lifeguard manager, told the hearing in Hastings: “We just physically did ...

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Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal

Judges at the European Court of Human Rights have rejected a plea from the parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard to intervene in his case. Chris Gard and Connie Yates lost their final legal bid to take their son to the US for treatment. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital believe Charlie has no chance of survival. The court agreed, ...

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Pilotless ‘flying taxis’ are coming to Dubai before the end of this year

The electric vehicle charges in just 40 minutes<br />Credit: Volocopter It’s a science fiction vision of the future – a pilotless flying taxi, where travellers ‘hail’ it with an app – then just step in to be whisked to their destination. Girl’s ‘temporary’ black henna tattoo turns into oozing burn that could scar for life That future just became a step ...

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UK National Cyber Security Centre says it is &apos;aware of global ransomware incident&apos;

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre says it is aware of a cyber attack spreading around the world amid fears of disruption to infrastructure including banking and transport. “We’re aware of the global ransomware incident and are monitoring the situation closely,” a spokesperson told The Independent, advising members of the public and businesses to check its website for guidance on ...

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&apos;Petya&apos; cyber attack spreads to US pharma giant Merck after ransomware infects Ukrainian national bank

One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world has been hit by a global ransomware attack, the company says. The so-called “Petya” cyberattack, which started in Ukraine, has spread across the globe over the last 24 hours. The attack hit major companies in countries like Spain, India, and the UK, and now appears to have reached the US. “We ...

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