(LONDON) BBC Denies they ‘ Omitted ‘ Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mention from Pak minister interview on hard talk and its ‘ not an act of censorship ‘ after Human rights minister Shireen Mazari criticised the BBC for deleting the part about Jadhav, terming it “typical bias” on the part of the broadcaster they said in a tweet they have replaced the section #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: British public broadcaster BBC has defended the omission of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mention in Pakistan from its interview with Pakistan’s finance minister  #AceNewsDesk reports 

BBC says omission of Jadhav’s mention from Pak minister interview ‘not an act of censorship

BBC HARDtalk (@BBCHARDtalk)
His name was omitted from the TV version. This was not an act of censorship, but clearly confusion has been caused, so we are happy to restore that short section to the TV broadcast and we’ll give the new programme an extra airing tonight as well as tomorrow morning. 2/2 twitter.com/BBCHARDtalk/st…

Asad Umar

, saying it was “not an act of censorship”. 

In an interview to BBC’s 

Stephen Sackur

for the ‘

Hardtalk

‘, the finance minister answered questions on various issues of national importance, including the state of Pakistan’s economy and China–Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The TV version of the interview, however, did not contain his mention of Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in 2017 by a Pakistani military tribunal on alleged spying charges.

Human rights minister 

Shireen Mazari

criticised the BBC for deleting the part about Jadhav, terming it “typical bias” on the part of the broadcaster.

“Shameful how BBC censored and chopped off Asad’s mention of Indian spymaster Jhadav! Typical bias of BBC!,” she tweeted…………BBC ‘Hardtalk’ on Twitter, however, clarified that Jadhav’s name had been omitted from the TV version of the interview and not the radio version, and that it was not done to censor the minister’s words.

“The reason Kulbhushan Jadhav’s name was deleted from the TV version of the HARDtalk interview with Asad Umar has a simple technical explanation. The recorded interview was too long for our broadcast slot and so had to be edited. This was done separately for radio and TV,” it tweeted.

“His name was omitted from the TV version: This was not an act of censorship, but clearly confusion has been caused, so we are happy to restore that short section to the TV broadcast and we’ll give the new programme an extra airing tonight as well as tomorrow morning,” the broadcaster said.

On BBC’s clarifictaion, the human rights minister said, “As pathetic an explanation as any! BBC’s bias has always been there and then there are mega bucks to be earned from India!” . 

Pakistan alleges that its security forces arrested Jadhav from Balochistan province in March 2016 after he reportedly entered the country from Iran: India denies all the charges and maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy and that he has no links with the government…………..After Jadhav was sentenced to death, India moved the International Court of Justice against the verdict in May 2017.

The world court has halted Jadhav’s execution on India’s appeal pending the final verdict by it: In October, the ICJ said it will hold hearings from February 18 to February 21 in the Peace Palace at The Hague in the Netherlands, the seat of the court.

Source: Times of India Online – BBC News Published: December.15: 2018: 

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(U.S. N.Z.CANADA) Fake Bomb Threats Spammers Emailed Businesses, Schools and Government Offices Demand 20,000 in Bitcoins to be Paid by the End of the Business Day on Thursday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: A massive number of businesses, schools, government offices and individuals across the US, New Zealand and Canada on Thursday received bomb threats via emails that caused nationwide chaos, forcing widespread evacuations and police response: The bomb threat emails were apparently sent by spammers, threatening people that someone has planted bombs within their building that will be detonated unless a bitcoin payment of $20,000 is paid by the end of the business day #AceNewsDesk reports 
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“Pay $20,000 worth of bitcoin, or a bomb will detonate in your building”

“I write to inform you that my man has carried the bomb (Tetryl) into the building where your business is located,” one of the emails posted to social media read.……………“It was assembled according to my instructions. It can be hidden anywhere because of its small size, it cannot damage the supporting building structures, but there will be many victims in case of its explosion.”……………..”You must pay me by the end of the working day, and if you are late with the transaction the bomb will explode.”………….”This is just a business, if I do not see the bitcoins and a bomb detonates, other companies will transfer me more money, because it isn’t a single case,” the message continued.

However, the threat was appeared to be hoax ransom ploys for bitcoin payment, numerous law enforcement departments issued alerts notifying citizens after no actual explosives were found: “We are currently monitoring multiple bomb threats that have been sent electronically to various locations throughout the city. These threats are also being reported to other locations nationwide and are not considered credible at this time,” the New York City Police Department said.

The Hacker News received multiple copies of such emails from its readers, and the Bitcoin address where the ransom money is to be sent is different in each message
It is unclear who is behind these emails, but it’s very similar to recent sextortion strains where scammers sent emails to victims, claiming that they had recorded webcam footage of them watching porn online and demanded ransom payment to prevent the alleged footage from leaking.

The FBI has launched a query into the matter and also released a statement in response, saying “we are aware of recent bomb threats made in cities around the country, and we remain in touch with our law enforcement partners to provide assistance. As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and to promptly report suspicious activities which could represent a threat to public safety.” 

Source: Hackers News Published: December.15: 2018:
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(LONDON) JUST IN: Chester Zoo Large fire has broken out on Saturday around 11:30GMT prompting an ‘ evacuation of visitors ‘ North West Ambulance said it was rung after 11:40 GMT as a precaution, but there were no patients needing help #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: A large fire has broken out at Chester Zoo, prompting an evacuation of visitors: The zoo tweeted the blaze had broken out in its Monsoon Forest habitat………It said teams were working to bring the blaze under control and to move all animals away from the fire………………….North West Ambulance said it was rung after 11:40 GMT as a precaution, but there were no patients needing help…………..The site is one of the most popular tourism venues in the UK #AceNewsDesk reports 

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Some visitors at the zoo tweeted images from the scene including Sophie Flynn, who said zoo staff were “working hard to deal” with the fire, which “happened very quickly”……………….“It started as a little fire […] which we saw but it’s obviously much worse now!”……………David Clough, who lives across the road from the zoo, said: “We first saw signs of the fire shortly after 11.30 GMT.”………………He added: “It was spreading across the roof in strong winds for a while…………“Lots of fire engines arrived quickly.”…………….He said “the main flames had gone, but there’s a smaller fire still burning at the southern end of the roof”……………..“We were very worried for the people and animals that would have been in the building.”

The zoo tweeted it had closed the whole site, adding

Chester Zoo (@chesterzoo)
We can confirm fire services are attending a fire at our Monsoon Forest habitat

Visitors were evacuated. The zoo’s team worked with emergency services to bring the situation under control

We are assessing the area and will update with info as we have it

The zoo remains closed

Visitors have been evacuated and our response team is working alongside emergency services to bring the situation under control.………..The Monsoon Forest building is the UK’s largest zoological building, according to the attraction, and opened as part of the zoo’s islands section in August 2015…………………..The 14-acre section houses Sumatran orang-utans, rhinoceros hornbills, crocodiles and a variety of plant species……….It has its own tropical weather conditions, with temperatures reaching 26.6C to replicate conditions in South East Asia.

Chester Zoo is said to be the UK’s most visited zoo outside London, drawing nearly two million visitors annually……………….It has more than 21,000 animals of 500 different species and has been the subject of many TV programmes including the BBC’s Our Zoo drama in 2014………………….The venue says it plays a significant part in wildlife conservation, helping to save endangered species.

Chester Zoo (@chesterzoo)
For our latest statement please go to our website:

Source: BBC News – @chesterzoo Published: December.15: 2018 

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(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands.) JUST IN: Sarah Papenheim a 21yr psychology student who moved from US has been ‘stabbed to death ‘ in her student complex and was found on Wednesday: Armed police later arrested an alleged suspect in another city #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: A young woman from the US who moved to the Netherlands to study after a family tragedy has been stabbed to death in her student complex in RotterdamSarah Papenheim, 21, was found dying in her lodgings in the city’s Kralingen district on Wednesday, and armed police later seized a suspect in another city #AceNewsDesk reports 

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Tributes have been posted to Ms Papenheim’s Facebook page

She was studying psychology at Erasmus University, having been affected by her brother’s suicide some years ago…………….Ms Papenheim was also a gifted drummer, well known on Minnesota’s music scene…………..Jellybean Johnson, a drummer and guitarist who once played with Prince, told CBS Minnesota he had been so impressed with her playing that he had nicknamed her “Thumper” and become a mentor to her.

BBC mapHe said he was “still numb” over the death of “a great spirit” as other people paid tribute on Facebook.

Ms Papenheim, who lost her brother Josh three years ago when he was 21, had been living in the Netherlands for two years when the attack happened: Police arrested a male suspect believed to have been living in the same student complex, at a railway station in Eindhoven, a city 110km (68 miles) south-east of Rotterdam. His dramatic capture by armed officers was caught on video by a bystander………The victim’s mother, Donee Odegard, said that she had called her last weekend to say that her roommate had been acting strangely………….“I told her she needed to get out of there, that he seemed dangerous,” Mrs Odegard told ABC on Friday………..“But she told me, ‘No mom. I’m his only friend and he won’t hurt me.'”…………She added that she had planned to stay with her boyfriend, who lived down the hall from her, and that she planned to get clothes from her room while her roommate was away in class.

Musicians in Minneapolis have been paying tribute to the talented drummerMusicians in Minneapolis have been paying tribute to the talented drummer

The family believes the attack occurred when she returned for her clothing……….Mrs Odegard told the Star Tribune that her roommate was also a musician, and that he had been “getting more and more angry” in recent weeks……….“They’d talk music all night,” she said. “They kinda clicked on that. Then as time went on, he’d get highs and lows……….Fikret Egeman, who owns a kebab restaurant where Ms Papenheim worked part-time, told the Associated Press that “she was like family.”……………“She always worked with a smile, all day long, no problem. Angel.”

Musicians in Minnesota are planning to play a benefit concert to raise funds to help Ms Papenheim’s mother fly home her daughter’s body, NL Times reports, and a GoFundMe page is being shared by her friends………….“Sarah was a beautiful, vibrant young woman and a talented musician with a smile that could light up a room,” the page says. “She played with some of the best musicians on the scene in the Twin Cities [Minneapolis-St Paul] and had many close relationships with them. Her presence is irreplaceable… We love you, drummer girl.”

Sources: Star Tribune – BBC News – NL Times – ABC News – Facebook Published: December.15: 2018: 

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(LONDON) JUST IN: Westminster Magistrates Court Report: Iranian National Fatah Mohammed Abdullah appeared in court on Friday and denies planning an act of terrorism including searching online for a pressure cooker to make an explosive #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: A man has appeared in court to deny planning an act of terrorism in the UK: Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 33, is alleged to have searched online for components, including a pressure cooker, to make an explosive………He is also said to have bought “explosive pre-cursors” including chemicals, more than 8,000 matches and a number of fuses………..The Iranian national was arrested in the Arthur’s Hill area of Newcastle on Tuesday……….He was remanded in custody after a brief appearance at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and will appear at the Old Bailey on 14 January #AceNewsDesk reports

The court heard Mr Abdullah came to the UK from Iran in 2005 and was granted leave to remain in 2010: Cordons were put in place around several streets in the West End of Newcastle at the time of Mr Abdullah’s arrest

Mr Adbullah, who represented himself, sat with his hands clasped behind his neck for most of the hearing…………….Asked if there was anything he wanted to say, he replied: “I just want to go home.”

The defendant faces one count of engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism, contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006, between 9 April and 11 December………………Police said he was was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Source: North East Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) via BBC.Com/ Published: December.15: 2018:

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#AceSecurityReport JUST IN: Facebook’s 6.8-million users photos including those they had not even posted have been had been revealed in September by a software bug it was finally revealed at Bryant Parks pop- up experience on Friday #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: Facebook has revealed that a software bug exposed the photos of up to 6.8 million users, including pictures they had not posted: It made the announcement a day after hosting its pop-up privacy experience “It’s Your Facebook” in New York’s Bryant Park………..It said several third-party apps had access to “a broader set of photos than usual” for 12 days in September…………….The company said it would notify affected users.It is the latest in a series of data breaches at the social network, which has faced scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal #AceNewsDesk

Pop-up cabin in New YorkAFP: Facebook opened a pop-up privacy experience on 13 December

“When someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, we usually only grant the app access to photos people share on their timeline………..”In this case, the bug potentially gave developers access to other photos,” the company said in a blogpost.………………..It said up to 1,500 apps were affected by the glitch…………..As well as letting developers access photos on a user’s timeline, it gave them access to photos posted in Stories and Marketplace, among other features……………..It also let them see photos that people had uploaded but not posted on Facebook, for example if they had started writing a post but not finished it……………..Facebook said it would be working with affected developers to help them “delete the photos from impacted users”.

Sources: Facebook.Com/CNN.Com/ Published: December.14: 2018:

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(LONDON) #Brexit Latest: #NoDeal Scenario as the Swiss government approved on Friday the text of a trade agreement with Britain that aims to maintain economic and commercial relations with its sixth-biggest export market after #Brexit, the cabinet said #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.15: Editor says here’s what we know so far ……..If the transition period between the EU and the UK comes into effect on March 29 next year, the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU will continue to apply between Switzerland and the UK,” a government statement said: Should Britain leave the EU under a “no-deal” scenario, the text of the agreement “makes it possible to replicate in substance the vast majority of trade agreements that currently regulate relations between Switzerland and the UK” Reuters reported on Friday #AceNewsDesk reports

The prime minister said she had been “crystal clear” with the European commission president and other EU leaders on Thursday night about the assurances she needed over the unpopular Irish backstop.………………Giving a lunchtime press conference in Brussels amid an atmosphere of recrimination, May said her discussions with her EU colleagues “have shown further clarification and discussion is in fact possible” and that she would be holding further talks “in the coming days”.

The European Union has confirmed that while Brits won’t need a visa, they will have to buy a ‘travel pass’ to be able to enter the EU: To get this document UK citizens will need to pre-register for a three-year electronic visa waiver in a system, similar to the USA’s ESTA programme…………..It will cost 7 euros – today valued at about £6.30 – but will last for three years: The full information given reads: “The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will apply to United Kingdom nationals once union law on free movement of union citizens ceases to apply to them, as to other visa-free third country nationals”…………….The scheme doesn’t start until 2021 and affects many non-EU countries, including the UK when it leaves.

NAO Reports: Financial Settlement: The United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. The government has agreed with the EU the terms of the UK’s withdrawal, including how it will establish a new relationship with the EU during an implementation period. As part of this agreement, the UK will continue to participate in the EU’s annual budgets in 2019 and 2020 as if it had remained a member state. It will also pay a share of the outstanding commitments and net liabilities that the EU entered into by the end of 2020. This is known as the ‘financial settlement’.

In April 2018, we reported on HM Treasury’s central estimate of the cost of the financial settlement: We concluded that HM Treasury’s estimate that the financial settlement would cost between £35 billion and £39 billion was reasonable given the parameters it had set for the estimate. We noted that future events would determine significant elements of the financial settlement’s cost and that relatively small changes in events could push the cost of the financial settlement outside HM Treasury’s published range. Since April, additional information has become available that means forecasts of the value of some of the financial settlement’s components can be updated.

The government’s agreement with the EU has two major components: a Withdrawal Agreement, setting out the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; and a political declaration on the terms of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. The Withdrawal Agreement includes the terms of the financial settlement. The House of Commons is due to have a ‘meaningful vote’ on the government’s agreement with the EU.

#AceNewsDesk report ……………….Published: December.15: 2018:

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