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Planes can be hacked via inflight WiFi

Planes can be hacked via inflight WiFi

In a world where everything from the latest breaking news to “Lost” provides plenty of reasons to worry about your next flight, here’s one more thing to justify your travel neuroses — it’s theoretically possible for a flight to be hijacked using only the in-flight Wi-Fi. I’ll wait while you strongly reconsider that weekend getaway […]

Europe marks war anniversary

Europe marks war anniversary

Former enemies during the First World War have united for ceremonies surrounding the 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict. Representatives from Belgium, France, Germany and Britain stood together at an Allied memorial to commemorate one of the great early battles. In a spirit of reconciliation, Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde welcomed German […]

367 killed in China earthquake

367 killed in China earthquake

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province has toppled thousands of homes, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 277 miles (366km) north-east of Yunnan’s capital, Kunming, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. The magnitude-6.1 quake struck at 4.30pm […]

Atlanta hospital deemed one of safest for Ebola care

Atlanta hospital deemed one of safest for Ebola care

ATLANTA: The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta? The answer, experts say, is because Emory University Hospital is one of the safest places in the world to […]

Ebola death toll surpasses 700

Ebola death toll surpasses 700

The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history has surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa. In Sierra Leone, president Ernest Bai Koroma vowed to quarantine sick patients at home and have authorities conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed as the country struggles with families resisting treatment at isolation centres. Some have kept […]

Ebola virus: What you need to know to protect yourself

Ebola virus: What you need to know to protect yourself

As of July 23, the number of Ebola cases in West Africa reached 1,201, with 672 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. As of July 27, there were more than 1,300 cases of the Ebola virus in the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria and as many as 729 deaths, […]

Last Hiroshima bomber crewman dies

Last Hiroshima bomber crewman dies

The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in the US. Tom VanKirk says his father, 93-year-old Theodore VanKirk, died on Monday in Stone Mountain, Georgia. VanKirk, also known as Dutch, was the navigator of the Enola Gay. The B-29 Superfortress aircraft dropped Little Boy – the […]

Black box found in Algeria crash

Black box found in Algeria crash

French soldiers have secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French president Francois Hollande said. Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather. The black box […]

US Military Planned Spying Base On The Moon

US Military Planned Spying Base On The Moon

The United States military once made plans to build a surveillance station on the Moon, newly declassified documents reveal. A 100-page document compiled in 1959 details Project Horizon, a plan to install a Moon-to-Earth surveillance system used to “facilitate communications with and observation of the Earth”. The US Air Defence Support Program currently operates multiple […]

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: What we know so far

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: What we know so far

Following the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash Thursday — which killed all 298 on board — many questions remain. 247Latest News lists what we know now about the downed plane as the international community seeks answers: What challenges remain at the crash site? Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Saturday he is “deeply concerned” […]

Weapon ‘Moved To Russia After MH17 Shot’

Weapon ‘Moved To Russia After MH17 Shot’

A missile launcher allegedly used to shoot down flight MH17 has been moved over the border into Russia after video emerged purportedly showing it on the back of a truck, Ukrainian officials have claimed. The video appears to show the Buk launcher with one of the four missiles it carries missing. The film was allegedly […]