Istanbul Pride March Banned

The Turkish pride march has been cancelled by the Turkish authorities for the third consecutive year. The Istanbul governor’s office has defended the decision, saying it was to keep public order and safety, and that the area around Taksim square is not designated for demonstrations. “There will be no permission for a demonstration or a…

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British Parliament Hit by Cyber Attack

The British parliament has been targeted in a cyber-attack attempting to access MP’s accounts, leaving many locked out. The national cyber security centre and national crime agency are investigating the attack, after reports that passwords to some of the MP’s accounts, including cabinet ministers, were found being sold online. The British parliament has taken precautionary…

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More Than 100 People Buried, Feared Dead in China Landslid

At least 9 people have died, and around 100 more are missing after a landslide in the south-west Chinese province of Sichuan.  So far the only three survivors have been located from Xinmo village- a couple and their one month old baby. The couple are in stable condition, but the baby is suffering pneumonia, likely…

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Pakistan Oil Tanker Explosion Kills At Least 123 People

At least 123 people have died in Pakistan after an overturned and leaking oil tanker exploded when someone tried to light a cigarette nearby, according to officials. Provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmed Khan commented on the blast, saying many who were caught in it had gathered nearby the tanker. “People of the area and…

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