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Month: February 2021

North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer vaccine technology

North Korean hackers tried to steal information on coronavirus vaccines and treatments, South Korea's intelligence service said, but denied a politician's claim that vaccine maker Pfizer was the target.Yesterday, Ha Tae-keung, a member of the parliament's intelligence committee, told reporters that the National Intelligence Service (NIS) told him and other lawmakers during a closed-door briefing that North Korea hacked Pfizer to obtain COVID-19 vaccine technology.After Ha's comments made headlines, the NIS said it did not mention any pharmaceutical company by name when it told politicians that North Korean hackers were looking for information on the coronavirus vaccine. In an unusual reprimand, the NIS public affairs office called Ha's comments "incorrect."North Korean hackers tried...

‘No Serious Concerns’ for Recently Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

Australia's newest weapon in the fight against COVID-19, the AstraZeneca vaccine, is unlikely to cause serious side effects, says AstraZeneca Australia President Liz Chatwin.Yesterday the TGA approved the use of the vaccine in Australia, which will be the main prick used by the majority of Australians."The TGA concludes that the vaccine is safe for all adults over 18 years of age. No serious events have been reported with the AstraZeneca vaccine," said Ms. Chatwin. Today.A woman prepares to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine during the first day of the second stage of the vaccination campaign on February 15, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Getty)"What people can experience is the normal kind of reactions that they would get from a flu shot, a little pain in the arm, maybe a little headache....

Donald Trump sued by House Democratic leader for conspiracy to incite riot in the US Capitol.

Former president Donald trump and lawyer Rudy giuliani are being charged with conspiring with far-right groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to incite the Jan. 6 uprising in a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court by the Democratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. of Representatives citing a post-Civil War law designed to combat violence and intimidation by the Ku Klux Klan.The lawsuit, filed by Mississippi Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson in a personal capacity, is the first civil action filed against the former president in connection with the attack on the United States Capitol and comes days after the Senate acquitted Trump in his impeachment.If applicable, it would mean that the former president and others would be subject to discovery and test...

Missing Dubai princess reappears in ‘jail villa’ videos

A daughter of the powerful Dubai ruler who tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos on a ship off India has resurfaced in new videos released Tuesday, saying she doesn't know if she is "going to survive this situation." "The member of the royal family of Dubai, close to the princesses Shamsa and Latifa, is breaking his silence in a desperate attempt to help the princesses, who fear they are in danger. (60 minutes)"I am a hostage," says the sheikh in a video. "This village has become a prison."I can't even go out for fresh air," he said as well.The government's Dubai Media Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.In 2018, the AP reported how a friend and a former French spy helped Sheikha Latifa escape by boat, only...

How a breakdown in a busy Sydney tunnel turns into a crowding

A little mistake turns into a big headache inside one of Sydney's busiest tunnels.A nose-to-tail accident, typical of 70 percent of accidents on our highways, suddenly brings traffic to a stop inside the East Distributor. It seems there are only two cars involved.But at least eight stop with people getting out of their cars to take a look. One guy even crosses lanes with his cell phone, stopping both lanes and causing northbound traffic to pile up where cars should be traveling at 80 km / h.CCTV has shown how an accident in Sydney can escalate quickly and people behave in dangerous ways. (9News)It's a similar story in the Epping-Norfolk tunnel of the M2 motorway, only this time the speed limit is 100 km / h.A group of men get out of their cars to take a sticky peak, narrowly avoiding ...

Kimberley-Clark Australia to pay $ 200,000 for false representation of ‘made in Australia’ deletion

Kimberley-Clark Australia will pay a fine of $ 200,000 for falsely representing that a line of disposable wipes was manufactured in Australia.Today, the Federal Court ordered Kimberley-Clark to pay the fine following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumers Commission (ACCC).Kimberley-Clark falsely claimed that its Kleenex Cottonelle disposable cleaning cloths were manufactured in Australia on its website between October 2015 and February 2016.The wipes as they appeared on the Kimberley-Clark website. (ACCC)The problem was related to the footer of a static website displaying a Made in Australia logo.The product packaging contained the correct information that the wipes were made in Germany, South Korea or the UK.A company spokesperson said the claim came as a result ...

Melbourne Company Develops COVID-19 ‘Breath Test’

Testing is a crucial part of the coronavirus surveillance strategy, but many people find it uncomfortable to have a swab pushed up their nose.Now Melbourne-based company GreyScan is developing a much less invasive test that returns results in just three minutes.GreyScan CEO Samantha Ollerton has likened it to a road breath test."It works by asking someone to breathe into a device that collects a sample, that takes about a minute," Ms. Ollerton told 9news.com.au.A Melbourne company is developing a COVID-19 'breath test'. (Nine)"The sample is then placed in our detector device that illuminates a red screen or a green screen, depending on whether the virus is present or not.""By doing a non-intrusive test, you can really have a very comfortable experience."Current PCR swabs detect "any...

Donald Trump faces criminal investigations in two different jurisdictions

The United States Senate may not have had the votes to convict Donald trumpBut the former president is far from out of the woods as a result of his actions after his electoral defeat.Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters in Florida. (AP)Under District of Columbia law, it is illegal for someone to "incite or provoke violence when there is potential for it to occur."The misdemeanor carries a maximum of six months in jail.District attorneys are now deciding whether Trump's actions in the run-up to the uprising on Capitol Hill on Jan.6 meet that burden.But the powers of the DC attorney general are limited by what can be collected under local law. For Trump to face serious felony charges for the riots, the feds must get involved.At this time, the federal Department of Justice is unde...

Nurse injured when stray bullet from nearby shooting hits Auburn Hospital

Police are searching for two men believed to be responsible for a drive-by shooting in western Sydney last night that injured a nurse at a nearby hospital.The two suspects were seen getting out of a car near the driveway of a home on Auburn Road in Auburn and firing multiple rounds in front of the building around 8 p.m. yesterday.Police arrived and found multiple bullet holes in the front of the house, however none of the residents who were inside at the time were injured.A bullet hole in the window where a nurse was injured by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting in Auburn. (9News)A nurse was injured after a stray bullet entered the Auburn Hospital window. (9News)An Auburn Hospital nurse was injured during the incident when a stray bullet penetrated a rear window of the hospital w...

Discovery of a sponge from the Antarctic ice shelf reveals new life forms

The researchers were drilling 900 m of ice on the Filchner-Ronne ice shelf, located in the Southeastern Weddell Sea, when they encountered unexpected creatures "firmly attached to a rock", living in darkness and freezing temperatures.A collection of stationary animals, sponges, and potentially several previously unknown species, are among the discoveries.Geologists, who were drilling into ice on the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea, came across this rock that is potentially home to several previously unknown species. (British Antarctic Survey) (Supplied)Animals like these are not expected to live in these extreme locations, because they are far away from sunlight and any obvious food source.It was "a real surprise to see these animals there," said marine biologist Huw Griffi...