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Switzerland gun control: Voters back EU regulations

Voters in Switzerland have backed a tightening of gun laws to conform with European Union regulations. Almost 64% of voters in Sunday’s referendum supported tougher restrictions on semi-automatic and automatic weapons, final results show. Switzerland is not an EU member, but risked removal from the open-border Schengen Area if it had voted “no”. Nearly Read More
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Rocket fired in Iraqi capital, no casualties

A rocket was fired in Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, Reuters witnesses said and two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources also said they heard the blast. “A Katyusha rocket […]Read More
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Boeing admits flaw in 737 MAX simulator software

American aircraft manufacturer Boeing admitted that there were defects in its 737 MAX flight simulators’ software that is used to train pilots, following two deadly crashes involving the aircraft. The company said Saturday that the flight simulator software could not reproduce certain flight conditions such as those at the time of the Ethiopian Airlines crash […]Read More
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Deaths, ashes in wake of Ivory Coast ethnic violence

Nine people have died and at least 84 injured in Beoumi, a small town in central Côte d’Ivoire, following ethnic violence for three days this week between indigenous (Baoulé) and non-indigenous (Dioula or Malinké, northern nationals) populations. An altercation between a taxi driver (Malinke) and a commercial motorbike rider (Baule) on Wednesday turned into a […]Read More
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International cyber-crime gang busted

An international crime gang which used malware to steal $100m (£77m) from more than 40,000 victims has been dismantled. A complex police operation conducted investigations in the US, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The gang infected computers with GozNym malware, which captured online banking details to access bank accounts. The gang was put together […]Read More