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UK defence forces confirm that Russian Military has been using thermobaric bombs in Ukraine.

The situation for Putin in Russia is changing unexpectedly to him. According to World News, there is a plan to overthrow Putin by means of a coup after it is reported that he is going against humanity in Ukraine opposite to the international law whereas he has no plans to retreat.

This comes after the UK defence forces confirm that Russian Military has been using thermobaric bombs in Ukraine.

These bombs are considered as the most dangerous bombs in the world and act by raising the temperatures of the atmosphere to levels which human lives cannot sustain.

The invasion of Ukraine by armed Russian soldiers has brought about several losses which were greatly unexpected.

Many innocent civilians have lost their lives, property worth billions of shillings have been destroyed, nuclear plants captured making them non-operational as well as displacement of millions of people thus prompting them to flee to neighboring countries as refugees.

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North korea successfully launch it ninth ballistic missile test.

North Korea fired at least one suspected ballistic missile toward the sea to the east of the Korean peninsula on Saturday (Mar 5), militaries in the region said, an apparent test just days before the South’s presidential election.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff and the office of Japan’s Prime Minister said the launch appeared to involve a suspected ballistic missile.

The launch would be the ninth this year. The last was on Feb 27 when North Korea said it tested systems for a reconnaissance satellite.

The South Korean military said Saturday’s launch came from a location near Sunan, where Pyongyang’s international airport is located. The region has been the site of previous tests, including the Feb 27 launch.

This launch comes at a time when international society is dealing with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and also when the Beijing Paralympics is being held and it is not acceptable, Japan’s Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said.

The significant pace at which North Korea is developing its missile-launching technology is not something our country and the surrounding regions can overlook.

Kishi said the North Korean projectile reached a height of 550km and flew a distance of 300km.

South Korea’s National Security Council will convene an emergency meeting, the presidential Blue House said.

The launch underscores the challenges facing whoever wins Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea.

With denuclearisation talks stalled, North Korea conducted a record number of missile launches in January.

It appears to be preparing to launch a spy satellite in the near future, and has suggested it could resume testing of nuclear weapons or its longest range intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) for the first time since 2017.

Analysts say North Korea could use the upcoming presidential transition in South Korea or a big national holiday on Apr 15 to test fire a major new missile or other weapon.

The timing of North Korea’s missile testing may seem odd to us, given the global focus on Ukraine, Jean Lee, a fellow at the Washington-based Wilson Center, said on Twitter.

But it makes perfect sense in North Korea, where scientists are focused on perfect new weapons for Kim to show off at a big military parade in mid-April.

North Korea’s ballistic missile launches are banned by United Nations Security Council resolutions, which have imposed sanctions on the country over its weapons programmes.

The United States has said it is open to talks without preconditions, but Pyongyang says talks are only possible after the United States and allies drop hostile policies.

On Friday, the US-based 38 North project, which monitors North Korea, said the country’s main nuclear facility is in full swing, producing fuel for potential nuclear weapons and an expansion of its nuclear production facilities.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck northern Sumatra in Indonesia

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Saturday (Mar 5), the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 60km, EMSC said.

EMSC revised the magnitude after first reporting the earthquake was of magnitude 6.0.

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Russia media reportedly hacked.

Russian media sites appeared to have been hacked in a cyber attack by Anonymous, with a message warning readers of “certain death” for troops in Ukraine.

The home page for Fontanka, a news outlet based in St Petersburg, was replaced with text reading “Putin makes us lie and urging citizens to “stop this madness.

The apparent attack also temporarily brought down other sites including state-owned news agency Tass and daily newspaper Kommersant.

Fontanka and Tass were running normally again shortly after midday while Kommersant appeared to remain offline.

The message on Fontaka read in full: “Dear citizens. We urge you to stop this madness, do not send your sons and husbands to certain death. Putin makes us lie and puts us in danger.

We were isolated from the whole world, they stopped buying oil and gas. In a few years we will live like in North Korea. What is it for us?

To put Putin in the textbooks? This is not our war, let’s stop it! This message will be deleted, and some of us will be fired or even jailed. But we can’t take it anymore.

It carries the mark of Anonymous, the activist collective known for cyber attacks against some governments and corporations.

It came after a post on the group’s Twitter page declared cyber war against the Russian government following its invasion of Ukraine.

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Cyberstarts said on Monday it raised a new $200 million fund to invest in early stage Israeli cyber security companies.

Venture capital firm Cyberstarts said on Monday it raised a new $200 million fund to invest in early stage Israeli cyber security companies and that it planned a new fund this year for more seed round investments.

Cyberstarts, which started in 2018 and is backed by Sequoia Capital and other investors, said it has invested in some nine cyber startups in its initial $54 million seed fund and six more companies in a subsequent $100 million seed fund.

The new “opportunity” fund would invest up to $15 million per round in companies in its seed funds for Series A and B funding rounds, Cyberstarts founder Gili Raanan told Reuters.

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Taiwan’s exports to Russia are minimal.

Taiwan’s semiconductor companies are complying with government export controls to Russia, put in place as part of sanctions on Moscow for invading Ukraine, the Economy Ministry said on Sunday (Feb 27).

Taiwan, which announced it was joining international sanctions against Russia on Friday, is a major chip manufacturer, home to the world’s largest contract chipmaker and Asia’s most valuable listed company, TSMC.

The Economy Ministry said it was following the Wassenaar Arrangement on export controls for weapons and dual-use goods and technologies, signed in 1996 by 42 countries, to strictly scrutinise products sent to Russia.

“Domestic semiconductor manufacturers have also expressed that they will abide by the laws and closely cooperate with government measures,” it added, without elaborating.

TSMC said last week it would comply with all export control rules. It declined further comment on Sunday.

Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory and so excluded from most international bodies and agreements, is not a signatory to the Wassenaar Arrangement.

But the government likes to show they are a responsible member of the international community in following measures such as United Nations sanctions on North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests.

Taiwan’s exports to Russia are minimal.

Taiwan expects little impact from the war in Ukraine on the supply of key raw materials for semiconductors, the government said on Saturday.

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Some Russia’s website reportedly shut down.

Some Russian government websites continued to be down on Saturday, as the country’s invasion of Ukraine is in its third day.

The websites that are dark notably include the Kremlin and the Ministry of Defence.

The exact reasons for the outages are not immediately clear, but the international hacking group Anonymous has claimed that it is attacking the sites.

Anonymous has ongoing operations to keep .ru government websites offline, and to push information to the Russian people so they can be free of Putin’s state censorship machine,” the group said in a tweet.

On Friday, the same Russian websites appeared offline for a while, but the Kremlin denied it was being attacked by Anonymous, according to state media. It’s the third day in a row Russian websites have been inaccessible, at least for some period of time.

Anonymous said it is also working to keep the Ukrainian people online as best we can.

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China Lenovo report a 62per cent rise in third-quarter profit on Wednesday.

China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, reported a 62per cent rise in third-quarter profit on Wednesday.

Profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31 jumped to $640 million from $395 million in the same period a year earlier.

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Donald trump Truth social media is out.

Donald Trump’s Truth Social app is available for download on Apple Inc’s app store late Sunday evening, according to witness accounts.

The app was also automatically downloaded to Apple device users who pre-ordered the app ahead of the anticipated launch.

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