News Headlines - 26 August 2017

North Korea launches three missiles into sea, heightening tensions - The Washington Post

North Korea launched three missiles into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan on Saturday morning, reigniting tensions after a month of heated rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington and dispelling President Trump’s assertion that Kim Jong Un had come to “respect” him.

Knife attacks on soldiers, police in Brussels and London | DW

A man armed with a machete has been shot dead after attacking soldiers in the Belgian capital. An hour later in London, two police officers were assaulted by a man with a knife outside Buckingham Palace.

French firm offered spyware to 'find out if your son is gay' - BBC News

A French company offering "invisible PC spy software" has been criticised after it said its product could be used "to find out if your son is gay".
Listing a series of "clues", the company, Fireworld, suggested that "hacking his Facebook account" and seeing if he had visited gay websites could confirm a parent's suspicions.

ESPN Pulls Announcer Robert Lee From Virginia Game Because of His Name - The New York Times

The network announced late Tuesday that the announcer, Robert Lee, a part-time employee who calls about a dozen college football and basketball games a year for ESPN, would no longer participate in the broadcast of the Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville, Va., which became the center of violent clashes this month during a white supremacist gathering.

Far-right smear campaign against Antifa exposed by Bellingcat - BBC News

Far-right activists are using fake Twitter accounts and images of battered women to smear anti-fascist groups in the US, an online investigation has revealed.








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