Kenya Forces Battle to End Attack as Death Toll Climbs Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard early on Wednesday morning as security officers engaged the assailants at the Dusit Hotel on the outskirts of the city center, the Nairobi-based Daily Nation newspaper reported.
Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu Turkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. Kanter, a vocal critic of President Tayyip Erdogan, was indicted by a Turkish court last year over alleged membership of an "armed terrorist group" after being contacted repeatedly by people close to Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. Anadolu said on Tuesday prosecutors had sought the issue of a "red notice" for Kanter, an Interpol request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition.
Pence urges US diplomats to promote legal immigration Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged US diplomats to emphasize that the United States still welcomes legal immigrants, amid unrelenting pressure from President Donald Trump to seal off Mexico with a wall. "I urge you to assure our allies this administration will continue to stand for legal immigration, even while we address the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border," Pence told 180 US ambassadors and chiefs of mission abroad who were back at the State Department for an annual meeting.
Pelosi tells Trump to postpone State of the Union over record-long government shutdown The speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has asked Donald Trump to postpone his annual State of the Union address amid a government shutdown now into its 26th day. The move could deny the president the grandeur of the annual platform, which he is likely to use to criticise Ms Pelosi and Democrats over the shutdown. Democrats have said they will not sanction $5.7bn (ÂŁ4.4bn) funding for Mr Trumpâ€™s proposed border wall which the president has made a central demand for reopening the government.
Apple, Amazon called out for "incorrect" Taiwan, Hong Kong references TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said in a report this month that 66 of the world's 500 largest companies had used "incorrect labels" for Taiwan and 53 had errors in the way they referred to Hong Kong, according to China's Legal Daily newspaper.
Fortnite left players exposed to 'massive invasion of privacy' Children playing Fortnite were exposed to a potential â€śmassive invasion of privacyâ€ť thanks to an oversight in the gameâ€™s security, researchers have revealed.Â The popular shooting game enjoyed by more than 80 million people around the worldÂ left users vulnerable to a flaw that if exploited, allowed hackers to steal virtual currency and read private conversations online. The bug was fixed in mid-December, according to researchers who shared their findings with Fortnite's developer, Epic Games. To take control, the researchersÂ sent a message to their victim over social media includingÂ a malicious link.Â Â Once clicked, the userâ€™s Fortnite authentication token - code that confirms a user is logged in -Â could be captured by the attacker without the user entering their username or password.Â â€śFortnite is one of the most popular games played mainly by kids. These flaws provided the ability for a massive invasion of privacy,â€ť said Oded Vanunu, head of products vulnerability research for Check Point, who found they were able to access target accounts.Â Fortnite | Read more It comes as the policeâ€™s fraud arm warned that scammers are using the multiplayer Battle Royale-style game to trick young players into handing over their parentsâ€™ bank details.Â Criminals are increasingly targeting children on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube with adverts claiming to offer free "V-bucks", a currency used to buy extras like character outfits.Â After clicking the link, victims can be asked questions about their account, which the perpetrator uses to log in, and steal credit or debit card details that are stored there. Fortnite fever has gripped the nation since it launched in July 2017, with parents growing concerned that their children have become "addicted" to the multiplayerÂ title.Â Users could protect themselves in future usingÂ by turning onÂ two-factor authentication which prompts the player to enter a security code sent to their email address upon logging in. Epic Games have been contacted for comment.
New York's Gillibrand Takes First Step Toward Presidential Race Gillibrand plans to make stops this weekend in Iowa, where caucuses a little more than a year from now will mark the start of the nominating race. Gillibrand has positioned herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement. â€śIâ€™ll fight for other peopleâ€™s kids as hard as I would fight for my own, which is why I believe health care should be a right and not a privilege,â€ť Gillibrand said, listing her reasons for running.