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Global #MeToo survey shows one third of female lawyers sexually harassed

The survey looked at responses of 6,980 attorneys from 135 countries & found sexual harassment in the industry is “common” and bullying is “rife.”
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Aviation insiders told Boeing new aircraft has safety flaws

A 2017 report by three unions representing aviation safety inspectors said that new version of the Boeing 737 Max was approved with a vulnerable flight-control system and flaws in its fuel tank.
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WhatsApp hack reveals an uncomfortable truth about encryption

WhatsApp's encryption system was pointless as the Israeli made-spyware had access to messages, camera, microphone and the phone screen.
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WhatsApp reports software glitch after hack attack, urges users to update app

WhatsApp said commercial Israeli spyware was used to hack into people's phones, and has the hallmarks of a private company that works with governments.

4 policemen killed & 11 injured in second terror attack in Balochistan

The attack took place near a mosque in Quetta's Satellite Town area, just when a van of Rapid Response Group officers arrived for extra security.

Sweden reopens rape investigation against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange

The Swedish authorities decided to drop the rape investigation two years ago after Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuador embassy in London.
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Bangladeshis will be richer than Indians by 2030, StanChart Bank says

While demographic dividend will be a boon for India, Bangladesh’s investments in health and education should juice productivity, Stanchart says

Pakistan will decide on 15 May to reopen airspace for Indian flights

Pakistan's science and technology minister however sees no change in status-quo till elections are over in India.
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Why cheese may help control your blood sugar

A growing body of evidence suggests that people who eat lots of cheese do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases.

33 years after nuclear explosion, Chernobyl has become a wildlife paradise

The biodiversity in the Chernobyl exclusion zone shows wildlife is more resistant to radiation than previously thought.

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Chhattisgarh’s draft Bill for mediapersons ticks right boxes, unlike the Maharashtra law

The backbone of the proposed legislation is a Committee for the Protection of Mediapersons to be headed by a high court judge, 3 journalists and a police officer.
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Gold sales this festival season to be India’s worst since 2008

Covid and weak economic growth are likely to push sales below last year’s 194 tons to the lowest quarterly numbers since 2008, according to a consultant at Metals Focus Ltd.


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Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.