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FDA chief plans attack on superbugs in meat supply

“Udall praised the FDA’s actions last year banning meat suppliers from using antibiotics to help livestock grow faster” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Roughly 2 million people every year become infected with “superbugs,” bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.Tom Udall, D-N.M., who has introduced legislation to reduce the use of antibiotics in the meat supply.One of the reasons for the rise in superbugs is the improper or overuse of antibiotics, both in people and in the meat supply. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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How Cities Defend Against Vehicular Attacks

“Vehicular attacks have also occurred in other cities, including Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Nice, and Stockholm” writes Yasmeen Serhan for theatlantic.com. The vehicular attack Monday on a two-kilometer stretch of Yonge Street, which killed 10 people and injured at least 15 others, exposed the vulnerability of these crowded thoroughfares. And in the aftermath of the vehicular attack on the London Bridge in 2017, in which seven people were killed and 49 others injured, the U.K. installed security barriers on eight of the city’s bridges. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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Ukrainian energy ministry website hit by ransomware attack

“Hackers have repeatedly targeted Ukrainian government systems and critical infrastructure such as energy companies” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers took down the website of the Ukrainian energy and coal ministry on Tuesday, posting a message in English demanding a ransom paid in Bitcoin to recover encrypted files.The websites of state-run energy companies have not been affected and the ministry’s email system was working normally, the ministry spokeswoman said by phone.The attack appeared to be an isolated incident with no other government websites or systems affected,…

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Ron Hainsey sends message to Toronto after deadly van attack

“Maple Leafs defenceman Ron Hainsey delivered an emotional message to all those effected by the tragic van attack that claimed the lives of nine people in the north end of Toronto Monday afternoon” writes Kyle Cantlon for yahoo.com. As for tonight — we’re going to play our heart out for this city.” The Maple Leafs held a pre-game moment of silence to honour the victims of the van attack at Yonge and Finch in Toronto which has, as of this posting, left nine dead and another 16 injured. Source: yahoo.com Share…

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Paris attacks suspect gets 20-year sentence in Belgium

“Abdeslam is believed to have been a logistics coordination for the Paris attacks” writes Jennifer Rankin for theguardian.com. Holland described the Paris attack as an act of war.Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been sentenced in Belgium to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of the attempted murder of police officers in a shootout in Brussels in March 2016.Abdeslam, who is being held in a high-security prison in northern France, is expected to go on trial for the Paris attacks in 2020,…

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Labour candidate under 14 civil restraint orders said Jo Cox death ‘bereft of evidence’

“A Labour parliamentary candidate has faced criticism over tweets she sent last year questioning the murder of MP Jo Cox and the terror attacks at Westminster and Manchester” writes Juliet Samuel for telegraph.co.uk. Mandy Richards, who has been selected for the marginal seat of Worcester, tweeted: “Glad someone asking right questions about #terror coverage. #JoCox incident conveniently bereft of evidence too.” Along with this message she posted a video by a conspiracy theorist which suggests footage around the Westminster attack was edited and faked. Ms Richards, a strong supporter of…

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Iran denounces terrorist attack on Kabul as ‘inhuman’

“Last week, a voter registration center was attacked in Ghor province, according to Tolonews, a local news website” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi issued a statement on Sunday condemning a suicide terrorist attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, calling it a “criminal” and “inhuman” act. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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At least 52 Afghans killed in Kabul by suicide bomber, health ministry says

“The attack was claimed by the Islamic State and was a possible sign of bloody times ahead for long-delayed crucial elections set for Oct. 20” reports washingtonpost.com. The attack happened in the Shiite-dominated Dashte Barchi area of the city where the militant network has unleashed a series of deadly attacks in recent months. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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