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January 15, 2017 10:10 AM German plane lands in Kuwait over hoax bomb threat

The aircraft operated by Eurowings had been travelling from Salalah in Oman to Cologne in Germany when the captain requested an emergency landing. KUWAIT CITY: A German plane carrying 299 passengers made an emergency landing in Kuwait on Sunday (Jan 15) over a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax, authorities in the Gulf emirate said. The aircraft 15

January 8, 2017 1:19 PM Cops detain teen linked to hoax bomb scare at Kelantan court, airport

The police have detained a teen in connection with a telephone call involving a hoax bomb threat to the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport (pic) and Kota Baru Court Complex. — Picture via Google MapsKOTA BARU, Jan 8 — The police have detained a teenager in connection with a telephone call involving a hoax bomb threat, to the Kota Baru Court Complex and the Sultan 22

January 5, 2017 6:43 AM Global Warming 'Hiatus' Never Happened, New Study Confirms

Several times over the past decade, climate change deniers have pointed to a so-called "hiatus" in global warming between 1998 and 2014 and used it to argue that climate change is a hoax. After all, the existence of a hiatus — or, more accurately, a slowdown in global mean surface temperature over the past 15 years — was acknowledged even by the Intergovernmental 88

December 29, 2016 11:52 AM IGP: Viral report on police uniform theft a hoax

According to Subang Jaya police chief, the viral report about the uniform theft at a laundry shop in Subang Jaya is an old story. KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar yesterday confirmed that the news about 30 pairs of police uniforms stolen from a laundry shop in Subang Jaya, which went viral over social media since yesterday 14

December 28, 2016 4:23 PM Viral report of police uniform theft a hoax, says IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that the news about 30 pairs of police uniforms being stolen from a laundry shop in Subang Jaya, which went viral over social media since yesterday, was a hoax. Subang Jaya Police chief ACP Mohammad Azlin Sadari, in the official Subang Jaya Police's Facebook page, said that the report 7

December 19, 2016 7:45 AM Germany plans tougher measures against hate speech, fake news

BERLIN: Top officials in Germany's ruling coalition said they planned legislation to crack down on "hate speech" and fake news on Facebook and other social media platforms, and impose stiff penalties if such messages were not quickly removed. Politicians are worried about how hate speech and fake news could sway public opinion ahead of elections next year in which 14

December 16, 2016 8:42 AM Facebook to roll out new tools to tackle fake news

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc said it will introduce tools to prevent fake news stories from spreading on its platform, an about-face in response to rising criticism that it did not do enough to combat the problem during the US presidential campaign. The social network company stressed that the new features are part of an ongoing process to refine and test how it deals 9

December 13, 2016 4:26 PM Energy Department balks at Trump request for names on climate change

The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers. The response from the Energy Department could signal a rocky transition for the president-elect's 15

December 13, 2016 9:54 AM Bomb threat on Lufthansa plane found to be hoax

A Lufthansa flight bound for Germany from Texas was diverted to New York City yesterday due to a bomb threat – but a subsequent search of the aircraft found no explosive device, officials said. Flight 441 destined for Frankfurt from Houston landed safely at John F. Kennedy International Airport at about 8:30pm local time, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman 22

December 11, 2016 3:23 AM Trump poised to pick an oil tycoon with ties to Russia as secretary of State, reports say

In a decision that could alter U.S. relations with one of its principal rivals, President-elect Donald Trump is expected to chose Rex Tillerson, a powerful oil tycoon with close ties to Russia’s president, as Secretary of State, according to media reports. Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp., one of the largest companies in the world, is likely 10