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Putin: Patriotic Russians may be involved in hacking

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested “patriotic” Russian citizens might be engaged in hacking. Such individuals might be joining “the justified fight against those speaking ill of Russia,” he said. Like “artists” who get up and paint all day, he added, hackers spend their day attacking adversaries. Mr Putin also denied once again that his administration hacked the US election ...

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Five effects of US pullout from Paris climate deal

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What will the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement mean for the rest of the world? The US withdrawal will hurt the deal and the world There’s no doubt that President Trump’s withdrawal will make it more difficult for the world to reach the goals that it set for itself in the Paris agreement – keeping global temperature rises ...

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Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

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There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. UN chief Antonio Guterres’s spokesman called it “a major disappointment” while the European Union said it was “a sad day for the world”. However, senior Republicans and the US coal industry backed the move. Mr Trump said the accord ...

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Scott Pelley out as ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor

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NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Pelley is out as CBS Evening News anchor, and he’ll be returning to full-time work at the network’s flagship newsmagazine 60 Minutes. Two people familiar with the situation confirmed reports on Wednesday that CBS is expected to announce Pelley’s departure shortly. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss ...

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How an autistic child became world pinball champion

Pinball champion Robert Gagno says having autism has made him a better player. But it’s also true that playing pinball has helped him live with autism. When Robert Gagno plays pinball at his local arcade a crowd usually gathers to watch. The Canadian, who lives near Vancouver in British Columbia, has such control he can make each metal ball last ...

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Indonesian Muslim preacher named as porn case suspect

Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case. Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with a woman. The cleric, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, has denied the accusations. Mr Rizieq heads the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), which led mass protests against Jakarta’s former ...

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Australia plans to deny passports to convicted paedophiles

Convicted paedophiles would be denied passports in Australia under a “world-first” plan proposed by the government. The proposal, to be introduced to parliament, would prohibit registered sex offenders from travelling overseas. Justice Minister Michael Keenan said it would affect about 20,000 offenders who had completed punishments but remained under monitoring by authorities. Sex offenders would be able to apply for ...

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