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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Game of Thrones hackers demand ransom

Hackers who have leaked Game of Thrones scripts and other data from entertainment company HBO have released a note demanding a ransom payment. In a new dump, they also published a script for the as...

Muslim Miss Universe contestant refused to wear bikini

Mana Jama put her chances of winning the competition on life support after announcing that she wouldn’t be competing in the swimsuit portion of the pageant if she had to wear a bikini because...

Thousands march against Guinea’s president

Thousands of opposition supporters have been marching in Guinea's capital, Conakry, in a protest against President Alpha Conde. They are calling on the president to respect an agreement signed last October to organise local elections. The...

Statue of Liberty caught in White House immigration row

The Statue of Liberty was the focus of a monumental exchange between a White House adviser and a reporter after Donald Trump backed an immigration policy favouring the better-educated. "The Statue of Liberty says, 'Give...

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan robbed

Nigeria's former President Goodluck Jonathan says that six televisions and three refrigerators were stolen from his home in Abuja - not 36 televisions and 25 refrigerators as some media outlets had reported. Six policemen guarding...

Teenager exits plane via emergency door and slides down wing

A teenager has been detained after opening the emergency door of a passenger plane and sliding down a wing onto the tarmac minutes after touching down in San Francisco, officials say. The boy, 17, shocked...

How White House officials were ‘fooled by email prankster’

A UK hacker reportedly fooled top White House officials into engaging in fake email exchanges. The self-proclaimed "email prankster" convinced a senior cyber security adviser he was the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, CNN says. He also...

Mass Nigerian arrests for gay sex in Lagos State

More than 40 men have been arrested Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in...

House on sale for £1 – but dare you step inside?

Fancy snapping up a house with three bedrooms and a bathroom for just a quid? A property in Sunderland described as “an ideal investment” is due to go under the hammer with bids starting at...

Chinese police detain ‘female Jesus cult’ members; Watch video

Police in China have detained 18 suspected members of a banned religious cult, state news agency Xinhua said. The group is notorious for some of its members beating a woman to death in a McDonald's...

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