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Hacker who helped end global cyberattack arrested in US

Hacker who ehlped stop WannaCry arrestedMarcus Hutchins, a young British computer security researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, US authorities said on Thursday.

Hutchins was detained in Las Vegas on his way back to the UK from an annual gathering of hackers and information security gurus. A grand jury indictment charged Hutchins with creating and distributing malware known as the Kronos banking Trojan.


Police acknowledge Netanyahu suspected of bribery, fraud, breach of trust

Neetanyahu suspected of bribery, fraudFor the first time, police investigators explicitly say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, Hebrew-language media report.

The cases in question are called “Case 1000” and “Case 2000,” the former involving expensive gifts to Netanyahu and family members from wealthy acquaintances and the latter an alleged offer by Netanyahu to the publisher of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper to act to limit distribution of the competing Israel Hayom daily in exchange for more favorable coverage in Yedioth.



Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border work

Mexican President Pena NietoMexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is calling into question President Trump's most recent claims that the leader called him to praise his administration's work on the U.S.-Mexico border.  

As Mr. Trump welcomed his new Chief of Staff John Kelly to the Cabinet table on Monday, Mr. Trump took time to applaud the work Kelly had done during his time leading the Department of Homeland Security.


Suicide bomber targets Shia mosque in westerm Afghanistan

Mosque attack afghanistanA suicide attack at a packed Shia mosque in the western Afghan province of Herat has killed at least 30 worshippers and injured 63 more, officials said.

More than 60 people are believed to have been wounded, many of them were brought to the main hospital in Herat city, the capital of the province.

Earlier, the provincial governor's spokesman Jalani Farhad told Al Jazeera that the death toll had gone up to 50.


Crackdown aims to 'silence' Palestinian journalists

Crackdown aims to silence Palestinian journalistsEarlier this month, Jihad Barakat, a journalist with Palestine Today TV, was on his way from the northern West Bank city of Nablus to a village in the Tulkarem area to visit family, when he noticed something unusual at an Israeli military checkpoint.

In contravention of protocol, Israeli soldiers were searching the convoy of Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. Barakat took out his phone and documented the incident; hours later, he was detained by Palestinian security forces.


178 migrants rescued from trailer in Mexico

178 Mexicans rescued from trailerMexican officials on Sunday were attempting to return almost 200 Central American migrants to their home countries after they escaped an abandoned trailer.

The migrants were found Saturday in a trailer in Veracruz state, about 400 miles from the U.S. border, Mexico's National Institute of Migration said. The rescue came a week after 10 undocumented immigrants died in a packed, overheated trailer in San Antonio, Texas.


Venezuelan officials killed as voting starts

Venezuuelan officals killed as voting beginsA candidate in Sunday's assembly elections and an opposition activist have been killed in Venezuela. The killings took place before voting started to elect a new assembly with powers to rewrite the constitution.

The opposition says it is a power grab by President Nicolás Maduro and is boycotting the vote. The government says the constituent assembly is the only way to bring peace back to the country after months of violent protests.

José Felix Pineda, a 39-year-old lawyer running in the election, was shot in his home on Saturday night local time, a senior Venezuelan minister said.


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