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North Korean group 'hacked' S Korean nuclear institute

North Korean group 'hacked' S Korean nuclear institute

Seoul, June 21 (IANS) Cybercriminals from North Korea allegedly hacked into South Korea's state-run nuclear research institute last month, the media reported.South Korea's main opposition People Power Party, claimed that 13 unauthorised IP addresses accessed the internal network of Korea Atomic Ener...

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Bangkok to lift more restrictions

Bangkok to lift more restrictions

Bangkok, June 21 (IANS) From Monday onwards, more Covid-19 restrictions will be further eased in Bangkok, according to Thai authorities.Starting Monday, convenience stores in Bangkok, which previously were allowed to open between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., will be able to operate around the clock, Xinhua n...

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Armenia votes in snap parliamentary polls

Armenia votes in snap parliamentary polls

Yerevan, June 21 (IANS) Armenians went to the polls to elect the country's lawmakers for the next five years.More than 2.57 million registered voters were expected to cast their ballots at 2,008 polling stations across the country on Sunday, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC).A total...

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UK watchdog raises alarm over live face recognition tech

UK watchdog raises alarm over live face recognition tech

London, June 21 (IANS) The chief data protection regulator in the UK has expressed grave concerns over the inappropriate use of live facial recognition (LFR) technology in public places.Unlike CCTV, LFR and its algorithms can automatically identify who you are and infer sensitive details about you. ...

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India records 53,256 new Covid cases, lowest since March 24

India records 53,256 new Covid cases, lowest since March 24

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Covid-19 cases in India continued to witness a declining trend with the country recording 53,256 new cases, lowest since March 24. In the same time span, 1,422 fatalities were reported, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday...

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'Raisi becoming Prez final wake-up call to not renew Iran n-deal'

'Raisi becoming Prez final wake-up call to not renew Iran n-deal'

Tel Aviv, June 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Ebrahim Raisi becoming the new Iranian President is a "final wake-up call" for the world powers not to renew the the 2015 nuclear deal.In a televised statement on Sunday, Bennett said that Raisi's victory is "perhaps a last-mi...

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5.4-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Hokkaido

5.4-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Hokkaido

Tokyo, June 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture, according to authorities.The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the temblor occurred at 8.08 p.m. on Sunday night, with its epicentre at a latitude of 43.5 degrees north and a longitude of ...

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Sri Lanka's Covid-infected lion recovering

Sri Lanka's Covid-infected lion recovering

Colombo, June 21 (IANS) An 11-year-old lion infected with Covid-19 at the Dehiwala Zoo in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo has been recovering, wildlife officials said.According to the Department of National Zoological Gardens, the lion named "Thor" tested positive for Covid after being ill for nearly...

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Samsung unveils upgraded Odyssey gaming monitors

Samsung unveils upgraded Odyssey gaming monitors

Seoul, June 21 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Monday announced the global launch of its upgraded gaming monitors as the South Korean tech giant tries to boost sales amid the stay-at-home trend.The 2021 edition of Odyssey gaming monitors -- G70A, G50A and G30A -- will be available in major markets, in...

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UP: 3 children drown in pit filled with water

UP: 3 children drown in pit filled with water

Badaun (Uttar Pradesh), June 21 (IANS) Three children, aged between 7 and 11, accidentally fell and drowned in a large pit, allegedly dug for illegal sand mining near Sot River in Islamnagar area of Badaun district.The children, hailing from Kunwarpur village, were grazing cattle near the river when...

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