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Twitter hack: Staff tricked by phone-phishing scam

Image copyrightReuters The unprecedented hacking of celebrity Twitter accounts this month was caused by human error and a spear-phishing attack on Twitter employees, the company has confirmed. Spea…

HK delays elections for a year ‘over virus fears’

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam made the announcement on Friday The Hong Kong government has postponed September’s parliamentary elections by a year, saying it…

Maxwell-Epstein emails shown in new court papers

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Ms Maxwell, seen here in 2016, has denied all the allegations against her Emails between UK socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and the late US sex offender Jeffre…

Belarus TV shows arrest of ‘Russian mercenaries’

Belarus TV shows arrest of ‘Russian mercenaries’

Ellen apologises to staff over workplace ‘issues’

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Ellen’s tagline on the show is ‘Be Kind’ Several staff will be replaced on Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime chat show after an investigation uncovered “deficiencie…

Vietnam records first Covid-19 death

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Vietnam had gone three months without any locally transmitted cases Vietnam has recorded its first Covid-19 fatality, in a devastating blow for a country proud …

Coronavirus: Four million hit by new restrictions in England

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, says the tightening of restrictions announced late last night are “modest steps”. “This isn’t a lockdown,” he says. “This is asking people to take extra pr…

Former presidents eulogise civil rights titan John Lewis

Former presidents eulogise civil rights titan John Lewis

Why Hong Kong’s ‘third wave’ is a warning to all

Image copyrightReutersImage caption Infections reached a record high – 149 cases – on Thursday Until recently, Hong Kong was considered a poster child in its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. De…

Canada’s Trudeau grilled in charity ethics scandal

Image copyrightReuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied playing any role in picking a charity with ties to his family to manage a major government programme. Testifying to the Hous…