U.S. Hospitals Targeted In Rising Wave Of Ransomware Attacks, Federal Agencies Say

U.S. federal agencies sent an alert Wednesday night that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat" to hospitals and healthcare providers.

An alert warns hospitals and health care providers that there is "credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat."

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:23am
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Marise Payne declines to welcome adoption of net zero emissions target by Japan and South Korea

Australia’s foreign minister says ‘it’s a matter for those countries’ after being questioned on the matter five times by Penny Wong

The foreign minister Marise Payne says Australia “acknowledges” decisions by Japan and South Korea to adopt net zero targets for 2050, but she has declined to welcome that development, despite Australia’s status as a signatory to the Paris agreement.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:14am
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US election 2020: Trump and Biden camps rally in Arizona – live

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Hello and welcome to our round-the-clock coverage of the 2020 US election. Five days until election day now – and more than 70 million people, likely about half the total that will vote for a major party candidate, have cast ballots.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:14am
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Girl, 14, arrested in West Sussex murder inquiry

Teenager arrested in south London after 24-year-old man found with serious injuries in Crawley

A teenage girl has been arrested over the murder of a man in West Sussex.

Emergency services were called to Russell Way in Three Bridges, Crawley, at 9pm on Tuesday where they found a 24-year-old man with serious injuries, Sussex police said in a statement.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:16pm
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Philippines local police chief killed by fighting cockerel

Officer was taking part in raid on cockfights when one of the birds severed his femoral artery

The police chief of a Philippine town has been killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight when one of the razor-sharp metal blades worn by the birds cut an artery in his leg and he bled to death.

The incident took place on Monday in Madugang village in Northern Samar province, where police have been cracking down on illegal cockfights because the gatherings have been blamed for helping to spread coronavirus.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:56am
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Seven new charges brought against adult film star Ron Jeremy

He has now been accused by 23 alleged victims and faces a total of 11 counts of rape, eight of sexual battery and 16 other sexual offenses

Porn star Ron Jeremy was charged on Wednesday with an additional seven counts of rape and sexual assault, bringing to 23 the number of his alleged victims, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said.

Jeremy, 67, one of the biggest names in the adult film industry, was initially charged in June with raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth, but more women have come forward to police since then.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:22pm
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Typhoon Molave: hundreds search for missing after landslides in Vietnam

More than 10 dead following torrential rains brought by strongest storm in decades

Vietnam deployed hundreds of soldiers and heavy machinery on Thursday to search for survivors after landslides triggered by torrential rains from Typhoon Molave, one of the strongest typhoons in the region in decades, the government said.

The landslides, which hit remote areas in the central province of Quang Nam a day earlier, killed 13 with 40 missing as rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather at the tail end of the storm, the government said.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 11:17pm
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Steer escapes Sydney private school and goes on the run on city's north shore

One-year-old steer broke through fence at St Ignatius College Riverview on Tuesday night and has been missing since

A steer has escaped from an enclosure at a private all-boys school in Sydney and has been on the run for more than 24 hours.

The one-year-old steer – a castrated bull calf – was brought to St Ignatius College Riverview in Sydney’s Lane Cove as part of the school’s agricultural education program.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 10:30pm
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Hong Kong activist who sought US consulate help charged with secession

Tong Chung, who was arrested on Tuesday as he attempted to shelter in the US consulate, is the second to be charged under national security law

A Hong Kong court has denied bail to a 19-year-old activist who was arrested under the national security law while attempting to shelter inside the US consulate.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 1:00am
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