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Facebook bug exposed millions of users' photos

Facebook has discovered a bug that gave third-party apps access to the photos of up to seven million users. The glitch was active for 12 days between 13 and 25 September. It was found in software that used Facebook login to give third-party apps permission to access a user’s images. …

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Britons troll US newspaper over London crime article

Britons have trolled a US newspaper after it claimed petty crime is not dealt with in London. A New York Times article by London correspondent Ceylan Yeginsu said that after a decade of austerity, police in the city were “unable to pursue most suspects involved in minor property crimes”. The …

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Flight turns around after human heart left on board

A flight from Seattle to Dallas was forced to turn back after a human heart was left on board. The Southwest Airlines plane was flying over eastern Idaho and 600 miles into its journey when staff discovered the “life critical cargo shipment”. The organ was meant to have been delivered …

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Immigrant girl, 7, dies after US border arrest

A seven-year-old girl has died after being taken into custody at the US-Mexico border, officials have confirmed. The youngster, who crossed the border after travelling with her father from Guatemala, was among a group of 163 people who handed themselves over to patrol agents on 6 December. According to The …

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US schools targeted by nationwide hoax bomb threat

Bomb threats sent to hundreds of schools, universities and government buildings across the US all appear to have been a hoax, authorities have said. Beginning on Thursday morning, emails arrived in the inboxes of staff at city halls, courts and businesses in a number of states, each claiming that a …

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US senate blames Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi's death

The US Senate has passed a resolution stating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The move is a direct rebuke to the Saudi Arabian royal and calls for the country’s government to “ensure appropriate accountability”. It is also a rare challenge to …

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Man survives five hours in car submerged in icy river

A motorist has survived by breathing through a pocket of air for five hours after crashing his car into an icy river. Emergency services were called at around 5:20am on Wednesday after a red Ford Fusion was spotted upside down in the Klamath River in Siskiyou County, California. Highway patrol …

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Virgin launches tourism rocket into space for first time

Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket ship into space for the first time – with Sir Richard Branson hoping a commercial flight will take place by March 2019. The Virgin Space Ship (VSS) Unity took off from the Mojave test centre in California and climbed 51 miles (82km) …

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Russian spy admits conspiracy to infiltrate US gun lobby

A woman accused of being a spy for Russia has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in the US. Maria Butina’s plea comes as part of a deal reached with prosecutors after she indicated her willingness to co-operate with them. The 30-year-old previously denied trying to infiltrate the National Rifle …

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