The FBI and the law enforcement agencies of four U.S. allies are sounding the alarm about a dramatic increase in so-called "sextortion" schemes targeting minors on gaming apps and other digital platforms, saying it has become a global crisis ... The problem is happening around the world, they said ... More than a dozen victims committed suicide ... .
Longer-range rockets ... But it will take months for the new arms to arrive. Meanwhile, Ukraine faces a Russian force with its manpower replenished by Moscow’s call-up of hundreds of thousands of reservists ... “It remains unlikely that Russia can build up the forces needed to substantially affect the outcome of the war within the coming weeks.” ... .
WASHINGTON -- Another intruder has breached the home of Air Force One, one of the nation's most sensitive military bases, and this time a resident opened fire on the trespasser, Joint Base Andrews said in a statement late Monday. During the incident, which occurred at about 11.30 a.m ... .
Opponents of France's controversial pension reform plan sought to keep up the momentum on a third day of protests and strikes, but the numbers taking to the streets were down on the previous week ... 'If the government keeps on refusing to listen then of course things will have to be ratcheted up,' he said.
BEIJING. As China and the United States tussle over what Washington says was a Chinese surveillance balloon over US territory, dozens of Chinese documents point to surging interest in using balloon technology for military purposes ... China condemned what it called an “over-reaction” and warned of possible retaliation ... .
Civil rights leaders say having those family members in the audience on Tuesday will help humanize the issue of police brutality. ... I did my job. How many more? How many more horrible tragedies? How many more ghastly videos do we have — needless death — do we have to see before Congress steps up and does its job?" Biden said. ... .
JAKARTA – PresidentJoko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, rode to victory eight years ago on the strength of his common-man image, the first of Indonesia’s seven presidents to come from the heartlands of Java instead of the ranks of Jakarta’s civilian and military elite. Still polling at 71%, a result most world leaders...read full story. .
The meltwater fills the depression left behind by the glacier, forming what’s known as a glacial lake ... A recent study, of which Rounce was the lead author, found that up to half of the planet’s glaciers could be lost by the end of the century, even if the world’s ambitious global climate targets, including phasing out fossil fuels, are met ... .
WELLINGTON, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- As rising temperatures shrink glaciers, melt water can collect to form lakes nearby which could put about 15 million people in high mountains at risk of glacial lake outburst floods, according to a study on Wednesday ... Enditem .
Heavy fighting in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland continued into a second day on Tuesday, leaving at least 20 people dead as the UN urged a probe into the clashes ... The violence broke out on Monday between government forces and armed militias in the contested town of Las Anod in the self-declared republic ... ....
In the meantime, The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has called for increased funding for humanitarian aid in Syria, saying that many people in the north-west of the country have already been displaced up to 20 times and that medical care in the region was “strained beyond capacity, even before this tragedy”. .