2015.10.24

News Headlines - 24 October 2015

Blue lights for Valletta Palace marking United Nations 70th anniversary

The General Assembly unanimously approved a declaration Friday reaffirming the faith of the 193 member states in the United Nations on its 70th anniversary and the U.N.’s determination “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war”.

UNESCO condemns Israel for attempts to break status quo on Temple Mount - Dispatch Times

The UNESCO resolution, initiated by the Palestinian Authority and sponsored by six Arab countries, condemned Israel for “attempts to break the status quo” on the Temple Mount and for “aggression” regarding Muslim access to the Al Aqsa Mosque.

British telecoms giant held to ransom by hackers putting four million customers at risk | euronews, world news

It is the biggest-ever cyberattack on a British company. Telecoms provider Talk Talk has had the personal details of some four million of its customers stolen and its website frozen after a sophisticated hack critics say could have been prevented.
A ransom demand has been sent to the company, and no-one seems to know from where the attack originated, although the hackers have claimed to have links with extremist Islam.

Japan revokes passport of man accused of vandalizing shrine with oily liquid | The Japan Times

The government said Friday the Foreign Ministry has revoked the passport issued to a New York-based Japanese man who is accused by authorities of vandalizing a shrine near Tokyo with an oily liquid.

Mexico at risk of flash floods and mudslides in wake of hurricane Patricia | The Guardian

Hurricane Patricia battered the west coast of Mexico on Friday night with torrential rains and winds of 165mph, but without causing any major damage or loss of life.
Around 50,000 people were evacuated and electricity supplies were suspended in preparation for the Category 5 hurricane, amid fears of catastrophic destruction in towns along the country’s Pacific coast.


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