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Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack 'overdosed on drugs'

<b>A world-renowned hacker, who died in San Francisco in July, overdosed on a mix of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, a coroner's report shows.</b><p>New Zealand-born Barnaby Jack was found dead in his bed a week before he was scheduled to give a talk at an event.<p>An autopsy revealed that "acute mixed drug …

San Francisco

NSA 'developing code-cracking quantum computer'

<b>The US National Security Agency is building a quantum computer to break the encryption that keeps messages secure, reports the Washington Post.</b><p>The NSA project came to light in documents passed to the newspaper by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.<p>The spying agency hopes to harness the special qualities …

Quantum Computing

Kanye West-inspired currency 'to launch soon'

<b>A new Bitcoin-like virtual currency inspired by rapper Kanye West is set to be launched, and has been dubbed "Coinye West".</b><p>Kanye West is not involved and has yet to comment on its inception.<p>It will follow in the footsteps of "Dogecoin", another virtual currency based on the popular Doge meme.<p>The …

Bitcoin

Facebook sued over alleged private message 'scanning'

<b>Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it monitors users' private messages.</b><p>The lawsuit claims that when users share a link to another website via a private message, Facebook scans it to profile the sender's web activity.<p>It alleges that Facebook systematically intercepts …

Internet

Snapchat to release updated app after hack

<b>Snapchat said it will release an updated version of its app after hackers downloaded usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts.</b><p>It said the update will allow users to opt out of appearing in its feature, Find Friends, after they have verified their phone number.<p>Find Friends allows users …

Apps

Alicia Keys to end Blackberry creative role

<b>Alicia Keys will end her partnership with Blackberry at the end of January after a year as serving as its global creative director.</b><p>The singer-songwriter was hired by the smartphone maker last year when it launched its BlackBerry 10 devices.<p>Since then Blackberry has seen a drastic fall in profits …

BlackBerry

FireEye acquires Mandiant in $1bn deal

<b>Cyber security company FireEye has acquired Mandiant, a firm known for responses to network breaches, in a deal worth more than $1bn (£608m).</b><p>Mandiant rose to prominence last year after it alleged that a secretive branch of China's military had stolen data from more than 100 global firms.<p>The deal, …

Cybersecurity

Ford reveals solar-powered car with sun-tracking technology

<b>Ford has unveiled plans for a prototype solar-powered hybrid car.</b><p>The Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept has a solar panel system on the roof which tracks the position of the sun. The company said it can draw power equal to a four-hour battery charge.<p>Fully charged, the car could travel for up to 21 …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Netflix tests pay-per-user service

<b>The subscription video-streaming site Netflix is testing a new pricing model based on the number of people who can operate an account.</b><p>It means selected customers pay more if increased number of people log in to the account at the same time.<p>Users would pay $6.99 (£4.26) a month to use one screen to …

Televisions

As it happened: Mandela death reaction

Nelson Mandela

As it happened: Reaction to Nelson Mandela's death

Nelson Mandela

South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034531_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524670734_e511addf811d175222419cd254d579ce<p><b>South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.</b><p>Mr Mandela led South Africa's transition from …

South Africa

Typhoon Haiyan: The search for bodies

<b>Hundreds of bodies are still being retrieved from the rubble of Typhoon Haiyan, every day. For the volunteers who help with this, it is a grim but vital task.</b><p>On the seafront at Tacloban city, the gentle lapping of the waves is broken by the whirring of a chainsaw.<p>A group of men are standing on the …

Natural Disasters

China establishes 'air-defence zone' over East China Sea

<b>China has outlined an "air-defence identification zone" over an area of the East China Sea, covering islands that are also claimed by Japan.</b><p>China's defence ministry said aircraft entering the zone must obey its rules or face "emergency defensive measures".<p>The islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and …

China

Australia's governor-general Bryce in republic call

<b>The Queen's representative in Australia has reportedly become the first serving governor-general to publicly back the country becoming a republic.</b><p>Quentin Bryce, 70, made the comments during a speech in Sydney in which she outlined a future vision for Australia.<p>"Perhaps one day, one young girl or …

Australia

Ashes 2013-14: England in disarray against Australia

Mobile scorecard<p><b>Blistering centuries from captain Michael Clarke and opener David Warner punished England's weary bowlers on day three as Australia moved to within touching distance of winning the first Test.</b><p>Warner's 124 off 154 balls - his first ton in Ashes cricket - and Clarke's 113 off 130 …

Shane Watson

Deadly blasts hit Pakistani city of Karachi

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1030000/1030591_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524850197_50672a15c803bbb8b5f8c1d60c23c737<p><b>At least seven people are reported to have been killed in two bomb explosions in a busy area of Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.</b><p>At least 18 people …

Pakistan

Typhoon Haiyan death toll rises over 5,000

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1030000/1030651_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524850197_33622cb10e35212436b7b6051c28d1ae<p><b>The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has risen above 5,000, officials in the Philippines say, two weeks after the devastating storm hit the country.</b><p>The …

Natural Disasters

China 'flies first stealth drone' - reports

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1030000/1030443_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524850197_a6156e6a39a4ad147bd1d3ad995975bd<p><b>China successfully flew a stealth drone for the first time on Thursday, state media said, citing eyewitness reports.</b><p>A drone, called "Sharp Sword" by …

Drones

China oil pipe blast: Qingdao pipeline blast 'kills 44'

<b>At least 44 people in China have been killed in an explosion after a leaking oil pipeline caught fire in the city of Qingdao, state media has reported.</b><p>Xinhua quoted officials who said workers were trying to repair the pipeline at the time of Friday's blast.<p>Pictures of the scene showed shattered …

China

Unidentified US national held by North Korea

<b>North Korea has acknowledged that it is holding an American national, the US state department has said.</b><p>The captive's identity has not been confirmed as consular access has not been granted, AP news agency reports.<p>The disclosure comes amid concern for Merrill Newman, 85, who was reportedly detained …

North Korea

Bin Laden doctor Shakil Afridi charged with murder

<b>The Pakistani doctor who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden has been charged with murder.</b><p>The latest charges relate to the death of a patient eight years ago at a hospital in the Khyber Agency region.<p>Shakil Afridi's lawyer, Samiullah Afridi, said officials had informed him about the …

Osama Bin Laden

Zimbabwe warns foreign firms of January 2014 arrest

Hairdressing is now reserved for indigenous Zimbabweans<p><b>The owners of foreign firms operating in certain sectors in Zimbabwe after 1 January 2014 will be arrested, a senior official has warned.</b><p>Economic Empowerment Secretary George Magosvongwe issued the warning in parliament, state media …

Africa

Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home: South African papers defy photo ban

<b>South African newspapers have published images of President Jacob Zuma's residence, defying a government warning that this would break security laws.</b><p>Mr Zuma's Nkandla residence is at the centre of a row after it emerged that the government had used $20m (£12m) of taxpayers' money to refurbish …

South Africa

Mauritania holds elections despite opposition boycott

<b>Mauritanians have voted in general and local elections - the first since a military coup five years ago.</b><p>The party of leader Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, the Union for the Republic, is expected to retain power.<p>However, the poll was boycotted by almost all the radical opposition parties. They have …

Africa

Kenya evicts UK diplomats from hotel amid ICC row

<b>Three UK diplomats have been evicted from a hotel meeting in Eldoret in Kenya's Rift Valley by a local politician for "violating protocol".</b><p>They were also suspected of interfering in the International Criminal Court cases of Kenya's leaders at The Hague.<p>Eldoret is the home of Deputy President …

Africa

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: Anger at lecturer Nazeef's arrest

<b>The family of a Nigerian Islamic studies lecturer accused of being a Boko Haram leader has told the BBC that his arrest was a "set up".</b><p>They said it was outrageous to suggest he belonged to the militants behind the insurgency in northern Nigeria.<p>Muhammad Nazeef Yunus was paraded before journalists …

Africa

Brazilian GP: Sebastian Vettel takes pole position in heavy rain

<b>Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beat Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix.</b><p>Vettel dominated in soaking conditions that delayed the start of the final session by nearly an hour.<p>The world champion was 0.623 seconds quicker than Rosberg, with …

Auto Racing

Ashes 2013-14: David Warner critical of 'poor and weak' Trott

<b>David Warner has described Jonathan Trott as "poor and weak" and claims England's batsmen have "scared eyes" after the tourists endured another torrid day in Brisbane.</b><p>England were 24-2 at the close of day three, having been set 561 to win.<p>Analysis<p>"Jonathan Trott has a problem and it was a …

David Warner