Indonesia arrests dozens after IS-linked bombing

Publication date 18 November 2019 | 21:47 | ICT

Dozens of suspected Indonesian militants have been rounded up after a suicide bomber linked to the Islamic State (IS) group killed himself and wounded six others in a police station attack last week, police said Monday.

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  • Facial recognition’s subtle UK advance

    Publication date 18 November 2019 | 20:58 | ICT

    The experiment was conducted discreetly. Between 2016 and 2018, two surveillance cameras were installed in the Kings Cross area of London to analyse and track passers-by using facial recognition technology.

  • ‘Terminator’ storms to poll victory in Sri Lanka

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 23:31 | ICT

    Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of the Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power on Sunday, but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka’s races and religions after a divisive election.

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  • California school shooter dies in hospital

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 21:42 | ICT

    The teenager who gunned down classmates at a California high school before shooting himself died on Friday, leaving detectives baffled over the motive of a Boy Scout with no obvious alarm bells in his background.

  • Aussie man charged for ‘starting fire to save weed’

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:50 | ICT

    An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the country’s east coast.

  • One dead as petrol hike fuels Iranian unrest

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:50 | ICT

    One person was killed and others injured in protests that spread across Iran on Saturday after a surprise decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing in the sanctions-hit country.

  • Obama silent amid hunt for heir as hopefuls duke it out

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:49 | ICT

    Some vying for the Democratic presidential nomination are loud and proud about their friendship with him. Others claim ideological kinship. And still others are taking distance from his record to stand out.

  • Protesters block off private jets in Geneva

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:25 | ICT

    Dozens of climate activists blocked access to the private jet terminal at Geneva airport Saturday, demanding a halt to the “absurd” mode of luxury transportation.

  • Author asylum-seeker celebrates freedom

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:25 | ICT

    A Kurdish-Iranian refugee who penned a book on a mobile phone while held in an Australian detention camp on Friday said he was celebrating life “as a free man” in New Zealand.

  • Britain’s Prince Andrew denies having sex with Epstein accuser

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:24 | ICT

    Britain's Prince Andrew has “categorically” denied having sex with an alleged teen victim of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who claims she was forced to sleep with the royal, in an extraordinary interview broadcast on UK te

  • Myanmar rejects ICC probe over Rohingya as legal pressure mounts

    Publication date 17 November 2019 | 20:22 | ICT

    Myanmar struck back on Friday after a surge of global legal pressure over its alleged crimes against the Rohingya, branding an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) “not in accordance with international law”.