6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia’s Sulawesi

A shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi Monday, US seismologists said, causing people to panic but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Muhammad Guntur, who lives on the outskirts of the town, said it was felt strongly. A hotel worker in Poso also said that people panicked when the quake struck but that things had returned to normal there.

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Somali Islamist insurgents stone man to death for adultery

By Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali Islamist insurgents stoned a man to death on Sunday as punishment for alleged adultery, they said, a reminder that the militia is still strong enough to carry out public executions despite losing its grip on most towns and cities. Hundreds of witnesses watched the death of 44-year-old Dayow Mohamed Hassan in Ramo Adey village in the south-central Bay region, the regional governor representing …

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Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverse

A Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed “illegally”, authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world’s highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. “Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north and …

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Huge Ransomware Attack Stopped by Accident: What to Do

Update 5/14 5:17 pm PT: Microsoft has criticized the NSA for what it says is the agency’s role in weaponizing a weakness in Windows and allowing it to be stolen by hackers, which was reportedly used to launch the largest ransomware attack in history. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, “This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem,” wrote …

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50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

German police on Sunday evacuated 50,000 people from the northern city of Hanover in one of the country’s largest post-war operations to defuse World War II era bombs. Residents in a densely populated part of the city were ordered to leave their homes for the operation, planned since mid-April, to remove several recently discovered unexploded bombs.

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50,000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

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