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Britain’s 5G network security review ongoing: PM May’s spokesman

FILE PHOTO: A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s review of its 5G network resilience is still ongoing, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday after the Financial Times reported that security chiefs had concluded they could manage any risks arising from Huawei’s involvement. The FT said on Sunday that Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre had found that the risks arising from the use of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in…

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BBC asks White House for security review after Trump rally attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Trump supporter shoves a BBC cameraman at the El Paso rally The BBC has requested the White House review security for media attending President Donald Trump’s rallies after an attack on one of its cameramen. The BBC’s Ron Skeans was shoved and sworn at by a man in a Make America Great Again cap during the president’s rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday. On Tuesday the BBC said the press area was unsupervised, and no security tried to intervene during…

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Pentagon to review certification of Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch vehicles

SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (Reuters) – The Pentagon will evaluate the certification for Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch vehicles to determine whether the U.S. Air Force complied with certain guidelines, according to a memo here on Monday. “Our objective is to determine whether the U.S. Air Force complied with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide when certifying the launch system…

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Trustpilot tackles business review cheats

Image copyright Trustpilot Image caption Trustpilot lets users give a score and review to the businesses they have dealt with The business review site Trustpilot is making it easier for the public to detect when companies try to suppress complaints posted to its platform. The service is to reveal how many reviews each company has flagged for investigation over the previous year, which causes them to be hidden. It will also disclose how many of the posts were subsequently returned online and, conversely, how many were deleted. It follows criticism…

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Police car deaths: Review of 999 and pursuit driving

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption PCSO Holly Burke was off duty when she was hit by a car being pursued by police in Bearwood The way police cars are driven for 999 calls and pursuits will be reviewed after four deaths involving patrol vehicles in four days, a watchdog said. Four people died in crashes in Warwickshire, Sandwell, London and Leicester from Wednesday to Saturday. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said it would look for improvements in policy and procedure. The AA welcomed the review and…

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Experts call for review of quake limits on UK fracking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road in Lancashire Limits on seismic activity at fracking sites in the UK should be reviewed and increased, according to scientists involved in monitoring the activity. At present, if fracking induces quakes above 0.5 magnitude then all drilling must cease for 18 hours. Now, researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) say these “traffic light” regulations should be reviewed. They argue that increasing the limit to magnitude 1.5 would pose little risk. Energy firm Cuadrilla resumed fracking in…

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Jeremy Hunt orders review into persecuted Christians’ plight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (centre, front row) are joined by some survivors of Christian persecution Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into the plight of persecuted Christians around the world and how much help they get from the UK. The review, led by the Bishop of Truro, will look at government efforts to help some of the 215 million Christians who faced discrimination and violence last year, according to the Foreign Office. Officials say violence…

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NFL week 16 review: Saints clinch top spot to leave Steelers on the brink

Kyle Rudolph, DeShaun Watson & Larry Fitzgerald star in NFL plays of the week The road to the Super Bowl will go through New Orleans after the Saints won a 31-28 thriller against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are now suddenly on the brink of missing out on the NFL play-offs altogether. In a pulsating game played in a deafening atmosphere inside the Superdome, Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to Michael Thomas with just over a minute to play to put New Orleans ahead. Steelers counterpart Ben Roethlisberger,…

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NFL week 15 review: Philadelphia Eagles shock LA Rams to stay in play-off race

DeAndre Hopkins, Kenny Golladay & Doug Baldwin all feature in NFL plays of the week Could history be repeating itself for the Philadelphia Eagles? There was a serious case of deja vu as back-up quarterback Nick Foles stepped in to lead them to an upset 30-23 victory at the LA Rams. As 13.5 underdogs, Philadelphia’s win was the second-biggest this season and had a familiar ring to it as their starting quarterback Carson Wentz limped out of the same fixture last season with Foles stepping in to ultimately lead them…

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Williams railways review to look at ‘all options’

Image copyright EPA Keith Williams, who is heading a year-long review of UK railways, has refused to rule out nationalisation as a possible recommendation to government. Mr Williams is a deputy chairman of John Lewis Partnership and former chief executive of British Airways. “I am independent, for me all options are on the table. I think we should look at everything,” he told the BBC. “Our job is to come up with a recommendation for government, of whatever persuasion, to take forward.” His review was established to suggest the most…

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