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Indian Politician Accuses Amnesty International of Conspiracy for Pegasus Leaks Role

Assam state Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has condemned Amnesty International over its report on the Pegasus spyware, which allegedly targets journalists, politicians and activists for surveillance.Amnesty has earlier reported that it was able to access a leaked list through the Pegasus Project, with more than 50,000 phone numbers...

US Senators Propose Bill to Fight Vaccine Misinformation Online

Democratic senators  Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Luján introduced new legislation on Thursday to hold tech companies responsible for allowing health-related misinformation to spread online. The bill known as the Health Misinformation Act would create an exception to the landmark internet law Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which...

Malaysian Police Steam Roll Illegal Crypto Rigs

Malaysian police have crushed 1,069 bitcoin mining computers using a steamroller on Friday in the city of Miri in the coastal Sarawak state. Police seized the rigs from crypto miners in six separate raids between February and April. A court order mandated the police to crush the mining equipment amounting to...

Ecuador Prison Riots Leave 22 Dead

Ecuador's SNAI prison authority has said on Wednesday that at least  22 inmates have been killed and 57 wounded during riots at southern Guayas and Cotopaxi province. Government minister Alexandra Vela said fourteen inmates died in Cotopaxi prison and five police officers were wounded. He added that in Guayas, there...

Cummins Recalls L9 Diesel Engines Due to Faulty Tailpipe Exhaust

Cummins recalled 477 L9 Diesel Engines, with part number D563027BX03 due to potential safety risk. The engine calibration software's management of the injection of Diesel Exhaust Fluid can allow excessive ammonia into the tailpipe exhaust. Exposure to high levels of ammonia can increase the risk of injury. Dealers will recalibrate the engine,...

Taliban Calls for Ghani Resignation for Peace Deal

The Taliban has called for the resignation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani for peace to be achieved, amidst the Taliban’s advances in capturing districts across the country.  Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen in an interview with the Associated Press said, the Taliban will cooperate with a ceasefire when a new government...

China Expands Evacuations as Storm Moves North

China has ordered ten thousands of people to evacuate after floods in central China as the death toll raised to 33 people due to heavy rain that has deluged Henan province for almost a week.Reports said that more cities were flooded and crops were devastated, resulting in direct economic...

Real Flame Recalls Faulty Arroyo and Hideaway Wood Burning Fire Pits

Real Flame of Racine, Wis., recalled about 781 Arroyo and Hideaway Wood Burning Fire Pits due to potential safety risk. Wood stored under the unit can ignite, posing a fire hazard. The firm has received one report of a fire involving minor property damage.  This recall includes Arroyo and Hideaway Wood Burning...

Hundreds of Migrants Get Past Spain’s Melilla Enclave Borders

Hundreds of migrants and refugees attempted to scale fences separating Melilla, Spain's overseas enclave, from Morocco on Thursday, according to the government of Melilla. Authorities said that more than 300 migrants attempted to scale the six-meter (20 foot) barrier early on Thursday morning but only 238 men made it to...

Taiwan to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

Taiwan will be easing its Covid-19 restrictions starting next week, as the number of infections continue to decrease, the government announced on Friday.  The restrictions imposed under the level 3 alert will now be lowered to level 2, starting Tuesday, according to Premier Su Tseng-chang.  "Citizens should still strictly follow all...