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Myanmar journalists’ group to don black T-shirts over arrest of reporters

YANGON: A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair. The Protection Committee for Myanmar Journalists, a group of local reporters who have demonstrated against past prosecutions of journalists, decried the “unfair arrests that affect media freedom”. In a statement on Facebook, the committee said its members would don…

Anti-nuclear weapons group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known international campaign group advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) describes itself as a coalition of grassroots non-government groups in more than 100 nations. It began in Australia and was officially launched in Vienna in 2007. “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has…

Western Digital group to offer $17.4 billion for Toshiba chip unit: sources

TOKYO: A consortium that includes Western Digital is offering 1.9 trillion yen ($17.4 billion) for Toshiba's memory chip business, which the Japanese conglomerate is trying to sell to cover losses from its US nuclear business, sources said on Thursday. Western Digital is set to offer 150 billion yen through convertible bonds and will not seek voting rights in the business, the sources who were familiar with the deal said. The consortium also includes US private equity firm KKR & Co as well as the state-backed…

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON: A group that took credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools - including ones used in the WannaCry global ransomware attack - has said it plans to sell code that can be used to hack into the world's most used computers, software and phones. Using trademark garbled English, the Shadow Brokers group said in an online statement that, from June, it will begin releasing software to anyone willing to pay for access to some of the tech world's biggest commercial secrets. In the blog post, the group said it…

Corps Commanders’ conference expresses confidence on performance of military courts

RAWALPINDI: A Corps Commanders' conference on Thursday expressed confidence on performance of military courts, ARY News reported. However, the forum said, decision for reinstatement of military courts rests with the government. This should be noted that the matter of extension of military courts has not so far reached a conclusive end after the Pakistan Peoples Party expressed reservations and gave suggestions including extension of military courts for one year rather than two or three years. Presiding 200th Corps…