International  February 23, 2017
Briton arrested over Deutsche Telekom hacking
Around a million of Deutsche TelekomA British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said Thursday.The 29-year-old, who was subject to a European arrest warrant, was detained on Wednesday by officers from Britain's National ...  Full Story
Gunmen kidnap two Germans in northern Nigeria: police
A convoy of soldiers pictured in Kaduna, northern Nigeria on January 17, 2013Two Germans have been kidnapped while working at an archaeological site in northern Nigeria, police said on Thursday."I can confirm to you the abduction of two Germans at Jenjela village in southern Kaduna on Wednesday," state police spokesman Usman Aliyu told AFP. Aliyu said the men had been working at the site in Kaduna state for more than 10 yea...  Full Story
Report 'seriously' on Sweden, king tells global media
Several cars were set ablaze in a riot in a suburb outside Stockholm on the night of February 20, 2017 Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has urged news organisations to report objectively on the Nordic nation, after US President Donald Trump drew attention to the country's immigration challenges.In an interview with the Sydsvenskan newspaper published on Thursday, three days after a riot broke out in a Stockholm suburb with a large immigrant population,...  Full Story
5 dead, 15 injured in bomb attack in Lahore: Pakistan officials
A blast in Lahore comes a day after the military announces the launch of a nationwide anti-terrorist operation in the wake of a series of bloody assaults At least five people were killed and 15 injured after a blast ripped through a building in an upscale shopping area of Pakistan's Lahore Thursday, officials said, the latest in a surge in Islamist violence."It was a bomb attack," Nayab Haider, a spokesman for the provincial Punjab police said. Rescue services spokeswoman Deeba Shehnaz provided the ...  Full Story
Iraq forces attack IS-held Mosul airport
Iraqi security forces moved in convoys towards the disused airport, which lies on the southern approach to Mosul and is still held by the Islamic State groupIraqi forces backed by jets, drones and gunships attacked Mosul airport Thursday, a key step in a renewed offensive against jihadists defending their stronghold on the city's west bank.Forces including federal police and the interior ministry's elite Rapid Response moved in convoys towards the disused airport, which lies on the southern approach to...  Full Story
BBC journalist faces five years jail for Thailand reporting
The BBCA British journalist with the BBC faces up to five years in a Thai jail after a lawyer brought a criminal defamation case against him over an investigation into fraud on a popular tourist island.Rights groups say the case exposes how Thailand's broad defamation and computer crime laws scupper investigative journalism and make it difficult to expose...  Full Story
'Anybody could be a refugee': Ai Weiwei films global crisis
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and his film crews have visited migrant and refugee hotspots across 22 countries for his epic documentary project "Human Flow"Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has a message for US President Donald Trump, Europe's populist right and those who would shut their national borders to migrants and refugees."A refugee could be anybody. It could be you or me," he said, pointing at past wars and an increasingly uncertain world order. "The so-called refugee crisis is a human crisi...  Full Story
Kim killing: Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours
The assassination of Kim Jong-Nam has echoes in Cold War killings The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world.Doan Thi Huong gained notoriety last week after Malaysian police shared CCTV images of the 28...  Full Story