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Seychelles' 2nd National Cyber Drill tests readiness against cyberattacks 

A group of professionals working in cybersecurity are participating in the second edition of the National Cyber Drill 2024, an exercise to test and assess the capabilities of these professionals in Seychelles to ensure the country's readiness against cyberatt
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Seychelles' 2nd National Cyber Drill tests readiness against cyberattacks 

A group of professionals working in cybersecurity are participating in the second edition of the National Cyber Drill 2024, an exercise to test and assess the capabilities of these professionals in Seychelles to ensure the country's readiness against cyberattacks. During his opening speech, the principal secretary for the Department of Information, Communication and Technology (DICT), Benjamin Choppy, emphasised the importance of maintaining vigilance and readiness in the face of evolving cybersecurity threats. «It is crucial for us to test and refine our incident response plans and procedures at a national level in a controlled environment. Exercises like this simulate real-world cyber threats, helping us to identify weaknesses in our defences, improve coordination among different response teams, and enhance our overall preparedness against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks,» he said. The first edition of the National Cyber Drill was held in June last year, and Choppy added that based on feedback they received, this year they improved several aspects of the exercise. «Reflecting on the success of the first National Cyber drill in 2023, DICT has carefully considered the feedback from participants. As such, this year's cyber drill will be a more technical one. We have incorporated more technical exercises to provide you with enhanced hands-on experience,» said the principal secretary. «A successful cyber attack can severely impact our country, which is why safeguarding our critical information infrastructures is paramount. This year, we have ensured that participants come from both the public and private sectors, covering the different critical information infrastructure institutions or providers,» he stressed. The director for policy strategy and research at the DICT, Beryl Payet, told reporters that it was especially important to have professionals who form part of Seychelles' critical information infrastructures, such as banks, telecommunication as well as law enforcement, participate in this exercise. «This exercise will be done in a virtual environment; the participants will be separated into different teams. Then there will be simulations of different types of attacks against them that they will have to defend against,» she said. The cyber drill exercise is being done in collaboration with the Computer Emergency Response Team of Mauritius (CERT-MU), a team led by the head of CERT-MU, Dr Kaleem Usmani. Speaking to reporters, Usmani used the example of ransomware to explain the importance of such exercises. «These scenarios like ransomware, ransomware is very rampant, is very sophisticated. It is very complex. And since we are talking about the critical infrastructures, they are running the essential services in the country. Then in that case, it is best that these kinds of threats should be, in a way, discussed and their solutions and counter majors need to be understood by these critical sectors. So, this is a prominent threat, and that's why it is on board, and not only here around the world, all the different countries, they are building resilience around how to handle ransomware,» Usmani added. Usmani clarified that apart from ransomware, they will also be covering a variety of other kinds of virtual attacks such as malware and phishing, which is a scam through email to trick the recipient into sharing sensitive information, usually by impersonating a company or trusted individual.

Congo-Kinshasa: M23 Says DR Congo Army Ignoring De-Escalation Initiative

[New Times] The M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo blamed the government coalition for the violation of a humanitarian truce that was brokered by the United States and said Kinshasa had held hostage thousands of people displaced by the conflict.
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Congo-Kinshasa: M23 Says DR Congo Army Ignoring De-Escalation Initiative

[New Times] The M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo blamed the government coalition for the violation of a humanitarian truce that was brokered by the United States and said Kinshasa had held hostage thousands of people displaced by the conflict.

Rwanda: Kagame Says Rwanda Built On Unity, Won't Take Peace, Security for Granted

[New Times] President -- elect Paul Kagame, the Chairman of RPF-Inkotanyi, on July 21 stressed that Rwanda has been built by the unity of its people after the bad history that destroyed it, and is now a reliable friend to other countries.
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Rwanda: Kagame Says Rwanda Built On Unity, Won't Take Peace, Security for Granted

[New Times] President -- elect Paul Kagame, the Chairman of RPF-Inkotanyi, on July 21 stressed that Rwanda has been built by the unity of its people after the bad history that destroyed it, and is now a reliable friend to other countries.

State wants Mwanamveka, Chiunda joined to Kabambe’s K8.3bn corruption case: Hearing on 6th August

The multi-billion corruption case involving former Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Dr Dalitso Kabambe and his former deputy Henry Mathanga returns to the court on 6th August 2024 with the State asking the court to add the then Finance Minister, Joseph Mwanamvek
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State wants Mwanamveka, Chiunda joined to Kabambe’s K8.3bn corruption case: Hearing on 6th August

The multi-billion corruption case involving former Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) Dr Dalitso Kabambe and his former deputy Henry Mathanga returns to the court on 6th August 2024 with the State asking the court to add the then Finance Minister, Joseph Mwanamveka and then Secretary to the Treasury Cliff Chiunda to the case so that […] The post State wants Mwanamveka, Chiunda joined to Kabambe’s K8.3bn corruption case: Hearing on 6th August appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

DPP yasosola mipando yambiri ya mankhasala ku Eastern Region

Wachiwiri kwa mtsogoleri wachipani cha DPP mchigawo chaku mmawa a Bright Msaka wati ndiokondwa kuti chipanichi chatenga mipando yonse ya m’makhonsolo mchigawochi. A Msaka ayankhula izi pambuyo pa chisankho cha wapampando wa khonsolo ya boma la Machinga
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DPP yasosola mipando yambiri ya mankhasala ku Eastern Region

Wachiwiri kwa mtsogoleri wachipani cha DPP mchigawo chaku mmawa a Bright Msaka wati ndiokondwa kuti chipanichi chatenga mipando yonse ya m’makhonsolo mchigawochi. A Msaka ayankhula izi pambuyo pa chisankho cha wapampando wa khonsolo ya boma la Machinga.   Khansala Simplex Diwa wasankhidwa kukhala wapampando ndipo wachiwiri wake ndi khansala Davis Weja.   A Diwa ati […] The post DPP yasosola mipando yambiri ya mankhasala ku Eastern Region appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

I was eight when I realised my parents thought I was too fat - here's how I finally learnt to feel happy about being stout...

I was eight when it became clear to me that my parents thought I was too fat, writes ELEANOR MILLS. In my teens it got worse. Here's how I learned to accept myself as I am.
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I was eight when I realised my parents thought I was too fat - here's how I finally learnt to feel happy about being stout...

I was eight when it became clear to me that my parents thought I was too fat, writes ELEANOR MILLS. In my teens it got worse. Here's how I learned to accept myself as I am.

Kamala Harris cannot use Biden’s election campaign funds – WaPo

Kamala Harris has no authority to use funds raised by Joe Biden’s election campaign, the Washington Post reported, citing lawyers Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kamala Harris cannot use Biden’s election campaign funds – WaPo

Kamala Harris has no authority to use funds raised by Joe Biden’s election campaign, the Washington Post reported, citing lawyers Read Full Article at RT.com

War of the words: How Ukraine broke its promises to Russian speakers

Kiev is trying to kick out the language of Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, used by most of its people every day Read Full Article at RT.com
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War of the words: How Ukraine broke its promises to Russian speakers

Kiev is trying to kick out the language of Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, used by most of its people every day Read Full Article at RT.com

EU wants to remove Hungary from presidency – Erdogan

Brussels wants to abort Hungary’s EU presidency due to PM Viktor Orban’s Ukraine “peace mission,” Turkish President Erdogan has claimed Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU wants to remove Hungary from presidency – Erdogan

Brussels wants to abort Hungary’s EU presidency due to PM Viktor Orban’s Ukraine “peace mission,” Turkish President Erdogan has claimed Read Full Article at RT.com

German Foreign Ministry sets up ‘crisis group’ in case of Trump comeback – FT

The German Foreign Ministry has set up a “crisis group” to prepare for the possible return of Donald Trump to the White House, the FT claims Read Full Article at RT.com
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German Foreign Ministry sets up ‘crisis group’ in case of Trump comeback – FT

The German Foreign Ministry has set up a “crisis group” to prepare for the possible return of Donald Trump to the White House, the FT claims Read Full Article at RT.com

The Simpsons predicted it again! Fans go wild over viral meme comparing Kamala Harris in purple suit to Lisa's presidential look from THAT eerie year 2000 episode

The meme went viral Sunday as President Joe Biden left the race, endorsing Harris to take his slot in the presidential race.
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The Simpsons predicted it again! Fans go wild over viral meme comparing Kamala Harris in purple suit to Lisa's presidential look from THAT eerie year 2000 episode

The meme went viral Sunday as President Joe Biden left the race, endorsing Harris to take his slot in the presidential race.

Body of British man, 35, is found in Spanish holiday resort with two-inch gash to the head as police probe the 'violent death'

The body of a British man has been found in a Spanish holiday resort, with police investigating the 'violent death'.
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Body of British man, 35, is found in Spanish holiday resort with two-inch gash to the head as police probe the 'violent death'

The body of a British man has been found in a Spanish holiday resort, with police investigating the 'violent death'.

Devastating moment Paralympian Will Bayley suffers lifelong injury on Strictly which left him with daily agonising pain

The British table tennis player, 36, competed on the 2019 series of the BBC dancing show with Janette Manrara.
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Devastating moment Paralympian Will Bayley suffers lifelong injury on Strictly which left him with daily agonising pain

The British table tennis player, 36, competed on the 2019 series of the BBC dancing show with Janette Manrara.

At least 12 Russian soldiers 'killed and 30 more hospitalised after eating poisoned watermelons sent by Ukrainian resistance fighters in occupied city'

Putin's troops based in the Russian-occupied city of Mariupol received the melons from unwitting Russian locals, who received them from the city's partisan groups, according to local media.
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At least 12 Russian soldiers 'killed and 30 more hospitalised after eating poisoned watermelons sent by Ukrainian resistance fighters in occupied city'

Putin's troops based in the Russian-occupied city of Mariupol received the melons from unwitting Russian locals, who received them from the city's partisan groups, according to local media.

Russia is suffering an 'epidemic of erectile dysfunction' with 'crazy' Putin's war leaving people too anxious to have children, top Moscow doctor reveals as he risks jail with rare criticism of Ukraine invasion

Professor Igor Gundarov (pictured) also said that the dictator is 'crazy' and 'doesn't even understand what he's saying' as he is hiding the appalling true figures for losses in the war.
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Russia is suffering an 'epidemic of erectile dysfunction' with 'crazy' Putin's war leaving people too anxious to have children, top Moscow doctor reveals as he risks jail with rare criticism of Ukraine invasion

Professor Igor Gundarov (pictured) also said that the dictator is 'crazy' and 'doesn't even understand what he's saying' as he is hiding the appalling true figures for losses in the war.

'Cynical manipulation of a child's love': Man who raped step-granddaughter gets 20 years' jail

SINGAPORE — A man who sexually abused his step-granddaughter for close to 10 years, starting from when she was three years old, often prefaced his acts by asking her if she loved him. When she was 11, he raped her while she was getting ready for school.
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'Cynical manipulation of a child's love': Man who raped step-granddaughter gets 20 years' jail

SINGAPORE — A man who sexually abused his step-granddaughter for close to 10 years, starting from when she was three years old, often prefaced his acts by asking her if she loved him. When she was 11, he raped her while she was getting ready for school. On July 22, the man, who is now 51 years old, was sentenced to 20 years' jail. He cannot be caned as he is above the age of 50. In sentencing him, High Court Judge Dedar Singh Gill described the man's routine of asking the victim if she loved him as «wicked». «This was a cynical manipulation of a granddaughter's love for her grandfather,» said the judge. Noting that the man had also violated the girl before he took her to school, Justice Gill added: «This is not a way any girl should start her school day.» The man had pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated rape, one charge of aggravated sexual assault by penetration, and two charges of aggravated outrage of modesty.

1,000 tonnes of rice, 300 tonnes of sardines: Singapore sends aid to Gaza to alleviate hunger crisis

Singapore is sending 1,000 tonnes of white rice and 300 tonnes of canned sardines to alleviate the hunger crisis in Gaza.  This will be Singapore's fourth tranche of air to the region, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday (July 22).  The suppli
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1,000 tonnes of rice, 300 tonnes of sardines: Singapore sends aid to Gaza to alleviate hunger crisis

Singapore is sending 1,000 tonnes of white rice and 300 tonnes of canned sardines to alleviate the hunger crisis in Gaza.  This will be Singapore's fourth tranche of air to the region, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday (July 22).  The supplies will be shipped from Singapore to Cyprus, then to Gaza.  Since the outbreak of the conflict on Oct 7, 2023, Singapore has contributed more than $17 million in cash and in-kind donations to support humanitarian relief in Gaza.  The last tranche of aid — comprising of 20 tonnes of food and critical supplies — was delivered in March this year. The delivery involved two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) aircraft and 69 personnel, who flew to Gaza.  During the handover ceremony on July 22, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan noted that the conflict in Gaza is into its ninth month. «Singaporeans are deeply distressed and grieved over the situation, the dire humanitarian situation, in Gaza. The suffering, which we are all aware of and have seen, is deeply heart wrenching,» he said. 

'At the right place, right time': 39-year-old is Singapore's first female exercise director for Exercise Pitch Black

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - At 39 years old, Colonel Lee Mei Yi of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is leading Singapore's participation in this year's Exercise Pitch Black (XPB), becoming the first woman to do so. «I think it's not so much about g
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'At the right place, right time': 39-year-old is Singapore's first female exercise director for Exercise Pitch Black

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - At 39 years old, Colonel Lee Mei Yi of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is leading Singapore's participation in this year's Exercise Pitch Black (XPB), becoming the first woman to do so. «I think it's not so much about gender, but it's just the opportunity I was given, being at the right place, at the right time,» Lee said in an interview with the media on an airfield at the Royal Australian Air Force's Darwin base on Monday (July 22). «The difficulties I faced along the way to get to where I am today didn't differ too much from the men.» Lee also revealed that she had experienced her first XPB a decade ago in 2014, back when she was still a «young wingman». «It's really heartening 10 years on that I'm back here in Pitch Black, but in the role of an exercise director,» she commented. Now, her role is no longer about flying as a wingman in her formation, but also ensuring that the entire RSAF contingent are doing well and achieving mission success, she said. In 2022, Lee also made history as the first female F-16 squadron commander for the National Day Parade.

$175K settlement comes 9 years after woman filed sexism complaint against Winnipeg manufacturer

After nine years of waiting for a decision in a human rights complaint, a Winnipeg woman has been offered $175,000 in compensation, minus some deductions, by Price Industries, her former employer, after she complained about a sexist atmosphere in the workplac
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$175K settlement comes 9 years after woman filed sexism complaint against Winnipeg manufacturer

After nine years of waiting for a decision in a human rights complaint, a Winnipeg woman has been offered $175,000 in compensation, minus some deductions, by Price Industries, her former employer, after she complained about a sexist atmosphere in the workplace.

Nova Scotia’s justice minister said domestic violence wasn’t an epidemic. He resigned amid an overwhelming response

Dozens of emails expressing outrage, disgust and disappointment poured into the inboxes of Nova Scotia’s premier and justice minister after Brad Johns said he didn’t consider domestic violence an epidemic, and he now says that reaction influenced his resi
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Nova Scotia’s justice minister said domestic violence wasn’t an epidemic. He resigned amid an overwhelming response

Dozens of emails expressing outrage, disgust and disappointment poured into the inboxes of Nova Scotia’s premier and justice minister after Brad Johns said he didn’t consider domestic violence an epidemic, and he now says that reaction influenced his resignation from cabinet. 

Canadian killed near Gaza border after threatening forces with knife: Israeli police

Israeli police say a Canadian citizen was killed Monday after threatening Israeli security forces with a knife near the Gaza border.
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Canadian killed near Gaza border after threatening forces with knife: Israeli police

Israeli police say a Canadian citizen was killed Monday after threatening Israeli security forces with a knife near the Gaza border.

Mom wants quicker reform on disaster preparations, one year after flood took son

The mother of a boy who died a year ago in a Nova Scotia flood says her grief returns daily, along with frustration over what she considers the province's slow pace in reforming its preparations for climate disasters.
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Mom wants quicker reform on disaster preparations, one year after flood took son

The mother of a boy who died a year ago in a Nova Scotia flood says her grief returns daily, along with frustration over what she considers the province's slow pace in reforming its preparations for climate disasters.

A look at one year of strong mayor powers in Ontario

In the year since so-called strong mayor powers were granted to the heads of council in a swath of Ontario municipalities, most mayors have used them sparingly — if at all — though in some corners a sense of unease with the sweeping authority remains.
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A look at one year of strong mayor powers in Ontario

In the year since so-called strong mayor powers were granted to the heads of council in a swath of Ontario municipalities, most mayors have used them sparingly — if at all — though in some corners a sense of unease with the sweeping authority remains.

Making six simple lifestyle tweaks can cut your dementia risk, say experts - as diagnoses hit record high of almost 500,000

Dementia, a condition where the function of the brain is impacted robbing sufferers of the memories and independence, is on the rise with a record number of cases diagnosed in England.
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Making six simple lifestyle tweaks can cut your dementia risk, say experts - as diagnoses hit record high of almost 500,000

Dementia, a condition where the function of the brain is impacted robbing sufferers of the memories and independence, is on the rise with a record number of cases diagnosed in England.

Kremlin cannot yet assess US Vice President Kamala Harris nomination

According to Dmitry Peskov, Kamala Harris's statements were in line with unfriendly rhetoric towards Russia, with no action taken on her part
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Kremlin cannot yet assess US Vice President Kamala Harris nomination

According to Dmitry Peskov, Kamala Harris's statements were in line with unfriendly rhetoric towards Russia, with no action taken on her part

Kremlin not surprised about Biden withdrawing from election — spokesman

According to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin is keeping a close eye on developments in the United States and other large countries of the world
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Kremlin not surprised about Biden withdrawing from election — spokesman

According to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin is keeping a close eye on developments in the United States and other large countries of the world

Russia to be guided by its partnership with China while assessing Kuleba’s visit — Kremlin

«We intend to continue following the path of developing Russian-Chinese relations in all areas,» Dmitry Peskov stressed
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Russia to be guided by its partnership with China while assessing Kuleba’s visit — Kremlin

«We intend to continue following the path of developing Russian-Chinese relations in all areas,» Dmitry Peskov stressed

Kremlin spokesman says he cannot recall Putin ever talking to Kamala Harris

«When Russian President Vladimir Putin met with US President Joe Biden, Mrs. Harris was not in Geneva,» Dmitry Peskov said
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Kremlin spokesman says he cannot recall Putin ever talking to Kamala Harris

«When Russian President Vladimir Putin met with US President Joe Biden, Mrs. Harris was not in Geneva,» Dmitry Peskov said

Over 39,000 people killed in Gaza Strip since tensions escalated — Health Ministry

In the past day alone, the ministry said, 23 Arabs were killed and 93 wounded as a result of Israeli shelling
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Over 39,000 people killed in Gaza Strip since tensions escalated — Health Ministry

In the past day alone, the ministry said, 23 Arabs were killed and 93 wounded as a result of Israeli shelling

Saudi Arabia wins 6 awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad

RIYADH: The Kingdom won six medals at the 65th International Mathematical Olympiad 2024 held from July 15 to 21 at the University of Bath in the UK, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The annual competition had teams of up to six contestants attempt
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Saudi Arabia wins 6 awards at 2024 International Mathematical Olympiad

RIYADH: The Kingdom won six medals at the 65th International Mathematical Olympiad 2024 held from July 15 to 21 at the University of Bath in the UK, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The annual competition had teams of up to six contestants attempting to solve three complex problems in two exams of 4.5 hours each, over two consecutive days. Hadi Al-Aithan from the Al-Ahsa education department won a silver medal. Bronze medals were won by Youssef Bakheet (Yanbu), Mohammed Rabie (Madinah), Muath Al-Qahtani (Eastern Province) and Ahmed Al-Shehri (Riyadh).

Saudi Arabia clears 989 explosive devices in Yemen

RIYADH: Members of Saudi Arabia’s Masam Project removed 989 explosive devices from various regions of Yemen in the third week of July. This included five anti-personnel mines, 46 anti-tank mines, 935 unexploded ordnances, and three explosive devices, the
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Saudi Arabia clears 989 explosive devices in Yemen

RIYADH: Members of Saudi Arabia’s Masam Project removed 989 explosive devices from various regions of Yemen in the third week of July. This included five anti-personnel mines, 46 anti-tank mines, 935 unexploded ordnances, and three explosive devices, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. The Masam Project has now cleared 2,840 mines since the beginning of July in Yemen. In total, it has removed 451,908 explosive devices since it began operations in the country.

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