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Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has said it will refund around $425 million of virtual assets lost in a hacking attack.  The firm suspended trading after detecting “unauthorised access” of its digital exchange. In a statement, Coincheck said it would repay roughly 260,000 owners of NEM currency in Japanese yen. According to media reports, Japan’s Financial Services Agency […]

French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol who was stranded on top of Pakistan’s treacherous “Killer Mountain” is safe after an extraordinary rescue attempt. However, the search for her Polish climbing partner Tomasz Mackiewicz was abandoned due to poor weather conditions. An elite climbing team from Poland, who were on nearby K2 rushed to the rescue, after the pair […]

Michigan’s attorney general has promised a thorough investigation into how much Michigan State University officials knew about the Larry Nassar abuse scandal. “We will meet with every victim. We will listen to them,” Bill Schuette said during a televised statement. On Wednesday, Nassar, a former athletic trainer for the university and the USA Gymnastics team’s doctor, […]

At least 14 people have been killed after gunmen stormed a nightclub in northeastern Brazil early Saturday. According to media reports, the shootings could be linked to a rivalry between drug gangs. At least six others were injured in the attack at the Forró do Gago nightclub in the city of Fortaleza. The attackers reportedly […]

Czech Republic’s president has won a second five-year term in office, following a tight run-off vote against rival Jiri Drahos. Milos Zeman took 52 per cent of the vote, while Drahos got about 49 per cent. He’s a veteran politician who is critical of the European Union and supports closer ties with Russia and China. […]

Spain’s top court has ruled that Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont must return to Spain if he wishes to form a government. The court said on Saturday that he must be physically present in the parliament for the swearing-in session, and must have the judge’s permission to attend. Puigdemont, who is wanted on sedition charges in […]



 
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