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Iran tanker row: Greece closes out ship after US warnings

Image copyright AFP/GettyImage caption The tanker set sail from Gibraltar on Friday Greece has refused to help the Iranian tanker recently detained in Gibraltar on suspicion of shipping oil to Syria. Deputy foreign minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told broadcaster ANT1 his country was “not willing to facilitate the course of this ship to Syria”. The move […]

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Rio hijack: Police shoot dead bus hostage-taker

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArmed police surround bus with hostages on board Military police say they have “neutralised” a man who held dozens of passengers hostage for more than three hours on a commuter bus in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. In a tweet, police said all hostages had […]

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Texas government organisations hit by ransomware attack

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Ransomware is a type of malicious software that disables a computer and its data until a payment is made Hackers have infected 23 organisations connected to local government in the US state of Texas with ransomware. Officials indicated the attack over the weekend was co-ordinated. The Texas Department of Information […]