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Thai king strips consort of titles for ‘disloyalty’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, pictured here piloting a fighter jet, was appointed the king’s royal consort in July Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn has stripped his royal consort of her rank and titles over “misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch”. She was appointed in July, just two months after the king’s marriage to Queen […]

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Russian hackers cloak attacks using Iranian group

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Iranian hackers became unwitting dupes for Russian attacks An Iranian hacking group was itself hacked by a Russian group to spy on multiple countries, UK and US intelligence agencies have revealed. The Iranian group – codenamed OilRig – had its operations compromised by a Russian-based group known as Turla. […]

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Australian newspapers black out front pages in ‘secrecy’ protest

Image caption Australia’s major newspapers ran “censored” front pages on Monday Australia’s biggest newspaper rivals have made a rare showing of unity by publishing redacted front pages in a protest against press restrictions. The News Corp Australia and Nine mastheads on Monday showed blacked-out text beside red stamps marked “secret”. The protest is aimed at […]