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Pangu Jailbreak Successfully Showcased Running On The New iPhone XS – Here’s What You Need To Know

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Sep
30

With every iOS release, there’s a glimmer of hope that a new jailbreak will be achieved. However, the chances of that happening have become scarce as Apple has bumped up its security game. However, we’re still not prone to the idea that a new jailbreak is impossible to achieve. With that said, the Pangu team has successfully jailbroken the new iPhone XS running on its latest A12 Bionic chip. Let’s see some more details on it.

Pangu Team Successfully Showcases A Jailbreak On iPhone XS

iOS researcher Min Zheng posted an intriguing tweet on Thursday morning which appears to point at a working jailbreak on the latest and greatest iPhone XS. The jailbreak seems to be running on the smaller 5.8-inch iPhone XS model which houses the powerful 7nm A12 Bionic chipset. However, since the bigger 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max features the same chipset powering the device with near-identical specifications, we reckon the jailbreak would work on it as well.

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Previously, an untethered jailbreak was demoed on iOS 12 but it was showcased on last year’s flagship, the iPhone X. Pangu’s latest conquest showcases the jailbreak on the new iPhone XS. The shared tweet also points at how the jailbreak encompasses a function PAC mitigation which allows the tool to complete the process.

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While Pangu is pretty credible in its news judging on past trends, we don’t see the team release the product to the general public. However, we never know when the team decided to release it after further tinkering with vulnerabilities and exploits. Nonetheless, the jailbreak on iPhone XS is pretty solid news. So possibly, the iOS 12 jailbreak will potentially be released to the public in the near future.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the possibility of the new jailbreak on iPhone XS by Pangu? Let us know in the comments.

Callum Ferguson’s century studs South Australia win

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Sep
30

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South Australia 265 for 7 (Ferguson 133, Lehmann 44, Fawad 2-53) beat Victoria (White 81, Handscomb 64, Mennie 3-38) by eight runs

A fine century by South Australia’s senior batsman Callum Ferguson bankrolled a total of 265 that proved beyond the reach of Victoria in the domestic limited-overs match at the Junction Oval in Melbourne, and allowed the Redbacks to squeak to victory after three successive losses.

Having made three starts in four innings prior to the game, Ferguson was able to go on to a match-shaping score with assistance from the captain Jake Lehmann and Tom Cooper after the early losses of Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey, the former in a wasteful run out when the ball was still new.

Ferguson and Lehmann played with notable patience, unworried by a run-rate that stayed below four runs an over for a sizeable proportion of the innings. With wickets in hand the late acceleration that followed was dramatic, as no fewer than 92 runs being ransacked from the final 10 overs of the Redbacks innings.

The erstwhile Australian representatives Joe Mennie and Adam Zampa then played key roles in damaging the Victorian chase, after the hosts had seemed well and truly on course for the win at 2 for 178 with Cameron White and Peter Handscomb in firm occupation. Handscomb tried to cut a Mennie delivery too close to him and dragged onto the stumps, before White was run out the very next over in a mix-up wth the new batsman Glenn Maxwell.

Zampa’s spell featured a trio of contrasting wickets, bowling Mackenzie Harvey on the pull shot with a quicker ball, cornering Seb Gotch with a googly that zipped off the pitch, and then taking a return catch when Scott Boland closed the face of the bat on a leg break. The critical wicket of Maxwell was earned by the Redbacks debutant Luke Robins, who snuck under the allrounder’s bat with a yorker that swung back just enough to strike the base of the off stump.

While the last pair of Fawad Ahmed and Jackson Coleman made a brave effort to close the gap, they always appeared to be a big hit or two short – the sorts of runs Ferguson was able to make as he moved up the gears in the closing stages of his hundred. The result moved SA up the table while also keeping NSW in last place – albeit with the Test bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins set to resume after rehabilitation from injury. All teams can advance to the tournament final irrespective of the results of the qualifying rounds.

Insight: Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese ‘Silk Road’ projects

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Sep
30

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – After lengthy delays, an $8.2 billion revamp of a colonial-era rail line snaking from the Arabian Sea to the foothills of the Hindu Kush has become a test of Pakistan’s ability to rethink signature Chinese “Silk Road” projects due to debt concerns.

The rail megaproject linking the coastal metropolis of Karachi to the northwestern city of Peshawar is China’s biggest Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project in Pakistan, but Islamabad has balked at the cost and financing terms.

Resistance has stiffened under the new government of populist Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has voiced alarm about rising debt levels and says the country must wean itself off foreign loans.

“We are seeing how to develop a model so the government of Pakistan wouldn’t have all the risk,” Khusro Bakhtyar, minister in Pakistan’s planning ministry, told reporters recently.

The cooling of enthusiasm for China’s investments mirrors the unease of incoming governments in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Maldives, where new administrations have come to power wary of Chinese deals struck by their predecessors.

Pakistan’s new government had wanted to review all BRI contracts. Officials say there are concerns the deals were badly negotiated, too expensive or overly favoured China.

But to Islamabad’s frustration, Beijing is only willing to review projects that have not yet begun, three senior government officials have told Reuters.

China’s Foreign Ministry said, in a statement in response to questions faxed by Reuters, that both sides were committed to pressing forward with BRI projects, “to ensure those projects that are already built operate as normal, and those which are being built proceed smoothly”.

Pakistani officials say they remain committed to Chinese investment but want to push harder on price and affordability, while re-orientating the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – for which Beijing has pledged about $60 billion in infrastructure funds – to focus on projects that deliver social development in line with Khan’s election platform.

China’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing, told Reuters that Beijing was open to changes proposed by the new government and “we will definitely follow their agenda” to work out a roadmap for BRI projects based on “mutual consultation”.

“It constitutes a process of discussion with each other about this kind of model, about this kind of roadmap for the future,” Yao said.

Beijing would only proceed with projects that Pakistan wanted, he added. “This is Pakistan’s economy, this is their society,” Yao said.

Islamabad’s efforts to recalibrate CPEC are made trickier by its dependence on Chinese loans to prop up its vulnerable economy.

Growing fissures in relations with Pakistan’s historic ally the United States have also weakened the country’s negotiating hand, as has a current account crisis likely to lead to a bailout by the International Monetary Fund, which may demand spending cuts.

“We have reservations, but no other country is investing in Pakistan. What can we do?” one Pakistani minister told Reuters.

CRUMBLING RAILWAYS

The ML-1 rail line is the spine of country’s dilapidated rail network, which has in recent years been edging towards collapse as passenger numbers plunge, train lines close and the vital freight business nosedives.

Khan’s government has vowed to make the 1,872 km (1,163 mile) line a priority CPEC project, saying it will help the poor travel across the vast South Asian nation.

But Islamabad is exploring funding options for CPEC projects that depart from the traditional BRI lending model – whereby host nations take on Chinese debt to finance construction of infrastructure – and has invited Saudi Arabia and other countries to invest.

One option for ML-1, according to Pakistani officials, is the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, which would see investors or companies finance and build the project and recoup their investment from cashflows generated mainly by the rail freight business, before returning it to Pakistan in a few decades time.

Yao, the Chinese envoy, said Beijing was open to BOT and would “encourage” its companies to invest.

Rail mega-projects under China’s BRI umbrella have run into problems elsewhere in Asia. A line linking Thailand and Laos has been beset by delays over financing, while Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad outright cancelled the Chinese-funded $20 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL).

Beijing is happy to offer loans, but reticent to invest in the Pakistan venture as such projects are seldom profitable, according to Andrew Small, author of a book on China-Pakistan relations.

“The problem is that the Chinese don’t think they can make money on this project and are not keen on BOT,” said Small.

OFF-BOOKS DEBT

During President Xi Jinping’s visit to Pakistan in 2015, the ML-1 line was placed among a list of “early harvest” CPEC projects that would be prioritised, along with power plants urgently needed to end crippling electricity shortages.

But while many other projects from that list have now been completed the rail scheme has been stuck.

Pakistani officials say they became wary of how early BRI contracts were awarded to Chinese firms, and are pushing for a public tender for ML-1.

Partly to help with price discovery, Pakistan asked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance a chunk of the rail project through tendering. The ADB began discussions on a $1.5-2 billion loan, but China insisted the project was “too strategic”, and Islamabad kicked out the ADB under pressure from Beijing in early 2017, according to Pakistani and ADB officials.

“If it’s such a strategic project then it should be a viable project for them to finance on very concessional terms or invest in?” said one senior Pakistani official familiar with the project, referring to the BOT model.

China’s foreign ministry said Beijing was engaged in “friendly consultations” with Pakistan on the rail project. Chinese companies participated in BRI projects in an open and transparent way, “pooling benefits and sharing risks”, it said.

Analysts say Pakistan will struggle to attract non-Chinese investors into the project, which may force it to choose between piling on Chinese debt or walking away from the project.

In 2017, Pakistan turned down Chinese funding for a $14 billion mega-dam project in the Himalayas due to cost concerns and worries Beijing could end up owning a vital national asset if Pakistan could not repay loans, as occurred with a Sri Lankan port.

Khan’s government chafes at several Chinese intercity mass transport projects in Punjab, the voter heartland of the previous government, which now need hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies every year.

They also fume about the risk of accumulating off-books sovereign debt through power contracts, where annual profits of above 20 percent, in dollar terms, were guaranteed by the previous administration.

With the ML-1 line, there are also those who harbour doubts closer to home, including the previous government’s finance minister, Miftah Ismail, who said his ministry had always had concerns about its viability.

“When people say it’s a project of national importance, that usually means it makes no sense financially,” he said.

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Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Additional reporting by Asif Shahzad in Islamabad and Ben Blanchard in Beijing; Editing by Alex Richardson

Infected hand delays Shakib’s recovery, ruled out for three months

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Sep
30

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Shakib Al Hasan has undergone an emergency operation on the injured little finger on his left hand, after it had become infected during the Asia Cup. The pus had spread quite badly, going up to his left wrist, which was only spotted when he had gone to a Dhaka hospital on Thursday, hours after arriving from Dubai.

Doctors have told him that he will have to wait up to three weeks for the surgery on his injured finger, which will keep him out of competitive cricket for up to three months.

“The moment I arrived in the hospital, the doctors told me that I have to get the pus out as soon as possible,” Shakib said to Prothom Alo. “Any delay would put me in great danger as the infection spread till my wrist. If I had waited another few days, my wrist would have become disabled.

“I feel better after they took out the pus, but the problem is until the infection isn’t gone, there isn’t going to be a surgery on my injured finger. It will take another 2-3 weeks to fix. After surgery I will need eight weeks, which means I am out for three months.”

Shakib first noticed a swelling around his injured finger during the Asia Cup. It is understood that the infection started to form around the base of his little finger. Bangladesh physio Tihan Chandramohan sent Shakib’s X-ray and scan reports regularly to doctors in Australia and England, one of whom suggested that there could be an infection.

Last Monday, Shakib underwent another scan as his pain had became unbearable, forcing him to withdraw from the Asia Cup. Shakib said that Chandramohan should have detected what was wrong when the swelling had increased around his injured finger.

“I have been in this state for the last 14-15 days. The doctor immediately understood what had happened, but our physio couldn’t find out. It is true that the physio couldn’t detect the problem. There was a bit of mistake so he has to take some of the responsibility. But I won’t blame him fully. Nobody knew that it would become infected,” he said.

Shakib added that he had decided to play in the Asia Cup after the physio had told him that there may not be any danger in doing so.

“The BCB president [Nazmul Hassan] asked if I could play the Asia Cup or I could go for the surgery. He told me to take the decision. When I asked the physio about what damage it may have, he told me it won’t be that dangerous. Then I decided that since the Asia Cup is important for us, I will play 4-5 matches with the pain,” said Shakib.

He had been originally injured in January, during the ODI tri-series final in Mirpur. Initially it was a sprain with some tissue damage and he missed the Test and T20I series against Sri Lanka, both of which Bangladesh lost. He then returned to the side, reportedly at the request of Nazmul Hassan during the Nidahas Trophy, which he was slated to miss as he hadn’t recovered sufficiently from the finger injury.

After playing the T20I series against Afghanistan and the full West Indies tour from June to August, Shakib said that he needed the finger surgery before the Asia Cup. But hours later, Hassan suggested that he may as well “play and the endure the pain [as he had done for the past six months].”

At least 384 killed in Indonesian quake, tsunami

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Sep
29

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – At least 384 people were killed, many swept away as giant waves crashed onto beaches, when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Saturday.

Hundreds had gathered for a festival on the beach in the city of Palu on Friday when waves as high as six meters (18 feet) smashed onshore at dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path, following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

“When the (tsunami) threat arose yesterday, people were still doing their activities on the beach and did not immediately run and they became victims,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency BNPB said in a briefing in Jakarta.

“The tsunami didn’t come by itself, it dragged cars, logs, houses, it hit everything on land,” Nugroho said, adding that the tsunami had traveled across the open sea at speeds of 800 kph (497 mph) before striking the shoreline.

Some people climbed six meter trees to escape the tsunami and survived, he said.

Amateur footage shown by local TV stations showed waves crashing into houses along Palu’s shoreline, scattering shipping containers and flooding into a mosque in the city.

Around 16,700 people were evacuating to 24 centers in Palu.

Graphic: Sulawesi map – tmsnrt.rs/2OYa4YD

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DEATH TOLL SEEN RISING

Aftershocks rocked the coastal city until Saturday afternoon following the massive earthquake on Friday, which triggered the tsunami. The series of earthquakes were felt in an area with 2.4 million people.

Nugroho described the damage as “extensive” and said thousands of houses, hospitals, shopping malls and hotels had collapsed. A bridge washed away and the main highway to Palu was cut off due to a landslide.

Bodies of some victims were found trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, he said, adding 540 people were injured and 29 were missing. Dozens of injured people were being treated in makeshift medical tents set up outdoors, TV images showed.

Photos confirmed by authorities showed bodies being lined up along the street on Saturday, some in bags and some with their faces covered with clothes.

Nugroho said the casualties and the damage could be greater along the coastline 300 km (190 miles) north of Palu, an area called Donggala, which is closer to the epicenter of the quake.

Communications “were totally crippled with no information” from Donggala, Nugroho said. More than 600,000 people live in Donggala and Palu.

“We’re now getting limited communications about the destruction in Palu city, but we have heard nothing from Donggala and this is extremely worrying. There are more than 300,000 people living there,” the Red Cross said in a statement, adding that its staff and volunteers were heading to the affected areas.

“This is already a tragedy, but it could get much worse,” it said.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the death toll could rise to thousands.

PRESIDENT TO VISIT DISASTER AREA

Indonesia’s meteorological and geophysics agency BMKG issued a tsunami warning after the quake, but lifted it 34 minutes later.

The agency on Saturday was widely criticized for not informing that a tsunami had hit Palu, though officials said waves had come within the time the warning was issued.

The quake and tsunami caused a major power outage that cut communications around Palu making it difficult for authorities to coordinate rescue efforts.

The military has started sending in cargo planes with aid, authorities said, from Jakarta and other cities, but evacuees still badly need food and other basic necessities.

The city’s airport has been reopened only for relief efforts and will remain closed until Oct. 4 for commercial flights, Nugroho said. The airport’s runway and air traffic control tower were damaged in the quake, authorities said.

President Joko Widodo is scheduled to visit evacuation centers in Palu on Sunday.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

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In August, a series of major quakes killed over 500 people in the tourist island of Lombok and destroyed dozens of villages along its northern coast.

Palu was hit by tsunami in 1927 and 1968, according to BNPB.

Reporting by Reuters stringer in PALU, Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Gayatri Suroyo, Fransiska Nangoy and Kanupriya Kapoor in JAKARTA; Editing by Michael Perry and Neil Fullick

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Pangu Jailbreak Successfully Showcased Running On The New iPhone XS – Here’s What You Need To Know

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Sep
29

With every iOS release, there’s a glimmer of hope that a new jailbreak will be achieved. However, the chances of that happening have become scarce as Apple has bumped up its security game. However, we’re still not prone to the idea that a new jailbreak is impossible to achieve. With that said, the Pangu team has successfully jailbroken the new iPhone XS running on its latest A12 Bionic chip. Let’s see some more details on it.

Pangu Team Successfully Showcases A Jailbreak On iPhone XS

iOS researcher Min Zheng posted an intriguing tweet on Thursday morning which appears to point at a working jailbreak on the latest and greatest iPhone XS. The jailbreak seems to be running on the smaller 5.8-inch iPhone XS model which houses the powerful 7nm A12 Bionic chipset. However, since the bigger 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max features the same chipset powering the device with near-identical specifications, we reckon the jailbreak would work on it as well.

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Previously, an untethered jailbreak was demoed on iOS 12 but it was showcased on last year’s flagship, the iPhone X. Pangu’s latest conquest showcases the jailbreak on the new iPhone XS. The shared tweet also points at how the jailbreak encompasses a function PAC mitigation which allows the tool to complete the process.

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While Pangu is pretty credible in its news judging on past trends, we don’t see the team release the product to the general public. However, we never know when the team decided to release it after further tinkering with vulnerabilities and exploits. Nonetheless, the jailbreak on iPhone XS is pretty solid news. So possibly, the iOS 12 jailbreak will potentially be released to the public in the near future.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the possibility of the new jailbreak on iPhone XS by Pangu? Let us know in the comments.

Kumar Sangakkara urges Angelo Mathews and Chandika Hathurusingha to sort out their differences

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Sep
29

The rift that presently exists between Angelo Mathews and coach Chandika Hathurusingha must be repaired as soon as possible, so that Mathews can return to the ODI side quickly, the former Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has said.

Hathurusingha and Mathews have been at odds in the past week, with Mathews expressing surprise that Hathurusingha would play a part in removing him from the captaincy as well as drop him from the team, only 10 months after Hathurusingha had asked him to take up the limited-overs leadership. The coach, meanwhile, has explained why he and the selectors had chosen to omit Mathews from the side, drawing attention to Mathews’ supposed lack of fitness, and his poor record in running between the wickets.

Sangakkara, who has been a long time advocate of Mathews and has also repeatedly stated his admiration for Hathurusingha as a coach, says the two need to patch things up as soon as possible, for the good of the Sri Lanka side. Dinesh Chandimal, the new ODI captain, may have a role to play as well.

“I think this breakdown of communication needs to be sorted quickly,” Sangakkara told ESPNcricinfo. “It needs to be sorted through direct, honest and clear conversations between captain, the management and the player concerned. They need to make sure, also, that the public also has the right idea of why this decision has been taken, especially at an emotional time. What they have to be careful is that it’s not a knee-jerk reaction to the team’s performance at the Asia Cup, but it’s actually a worthwhile decision for the side.

“But I really think that with Hathurusingha’s strategy, Angelo will find himself back in the side very soon.”

Mathews has not been omitted from Sri Lanka’s Test squad, so will need to work with Hathurusingha in November when Sri Lanka play England in three Tests, in any case. But for Sangakkara, Mathews is vital to Sri Lanka’s ODI side as well. Though Mathews has temporarily given up bowling in limited-overs matches, due to a slew of leg injuries, he should resume his role as an allrounder, said Sangakkara.

“Angelo’s performances in the past suggest that he’s a player of great value to the side. I think it’s very important to get Angelo bowling again. I think it does his confidence a lot of good. It does the Sri Lankan side a lot of good. And whoever is captain – whether it’s Angelo or Dinesh Chandimal – it gives them a lot of options to use a multi-skilled cricketer in different situations. All of that is going to be absolutely vital to their chances at the World Cup.”

Mathews’ running between the wickets has especially come into focus, after Hathurusingha suggested the number of run-outs Mathews had been involved in was a “world record”, though perhaps what he meant was that Mathews had run out too many of his batting partners. Sangakkara, however, who frequently batted with Mathews during his own career, said he did not consider Mathews to be a poor runner between the wickets, but suggested Sri Lanka would reduce the number of run-outs they suffered if they fielded a consistent top order.

“The running is not a stat that I’ve really looked at – I wasn’t the best runner between the wickets either,” Sangakkara said. “I think that in a batting line-up where you’ve batted in the same positions consistently, communication improves between batsmen. They understand each other’s games, and understand how the other batsman runs, and how they react to quick singles or turning back for a second or a third. One of the things you seen when you have bad running between the wickets is bad communication – maybe a player doesn’t know what his partner is looking for in terms of gaps and singles. That’s another reason I think Sri Lanka needs to very quickly settle down with a consistent batting line-up.”

If Mathews does eventually make it back into the Sri Lanka ODI side, Sangakkara would prefer to see him in a different batting role. “For me, looking at the World Cup, I think Angelo needs to be batting higher up the order, at No. 4. I think he should take a lot of responsibility in defining innings, especially with two new balls in play. He has the ability to do that.”

Amal Clooney calls on Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters reporters

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Sep
29

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The families of two Reuters reporters imprisoned in Myanmar have asked for a pardon from the country’s president, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney told a press freedom event at the United Nations on Friday as she pressed Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to agree to the request.

“The president can grant a pardon anytime after a conviction. He does so following a consultation with Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi,” said Clooney, who is a member of the legal team representing Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28.

“The journalists’ families have already submitted a pardon request,” Clooney said. “This case began with authorization from the government at the highest level, all the way up to the president’s office. And the government can, if it wants to, end it today.”

The Myanmar mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The reporters were convicted on Sept. 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar. The reporters, who pleaded not guilty and have been detained since December last year, were sentenced to seven years in prison.

They had been working on a Reuters investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys by security forces and local Buddhists in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state during an army crackdown that began in August last year. The operation sent nearly 700,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh.

A U.N mandated fact-finding mission said Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and called for top generals to be prosecuted. Myanmar rejected the findings.

Suu Kyi said at a forum in Vietnam this month that the case had nothing to do with freedom of expression. She said the reporters had been sentenced for handling official secrets and “were not jailed because they were journalists.”

“Aung San Suu Kyi knows better than anyone what it is like to be a political prisoner in Myanmar. She has slept in a cell at the prison in which Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo now sleep,” said Clooney, who was speaking for the first time about the case.

Clooney said Suu Kyi held “the key to their liberty” and “the key to a more democratic and prosperous Myanmar. History will judge her response.”

The U.N. event hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) also focused on the cases of imprisoned journalists in Egypt, Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh.

The CPJ said a record 262 journalists were jailed worldwide in 2017, with Turkey, China, and Egypt responsible for imprisoning 134 of those journalists.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier this month called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release the Reuters journalists as soon as possible.

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Representatives for the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Lebanon and other countries attended the event on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Grant McCool

Pangu Jailbreak Successfully Showcased Running On The New …

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Sep
28

With every iOS release, there’s a glimmer of hope that a new jailbreak will be achieved. However, the chances of that happening have become scarce as Apple has bumped up its security game. However, we’re still not prone to the idea that a new jailbreak is impossible to achieve. With that said, the Pangu team has successfully jailbroken the new iPhone XS running on its latest A12 Bionic chip. Let’s see some more details on it.

Pangu Team Successfully Showcases A Jailbreak On iPhone XS

iOS researcher Min Zheng posted an intriguing tweet on Thursday morning which appears to point at a working jailbreak on the latest and greatest iPhone XS. The jailbreak seems to be running on the smaller 5.8-inch iPhone XS model which houses the powerful 7nm A12 Bionic chipset. However, since the bigger 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max features the same chipset powering the device with near-identical specifications, we reckon the jailbreak would work on it as well.

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Previously, an untethered jailbreak was demoed on iOS 12 but it was showcased on last year’s flagship, the iPhone X. Pangu’s latest conquest showcases the jailbreak on the new iPhone XS. The shared tweet also points at how the jailbreak encompasses a function PAC mitigation which allows the tool to complete the process.

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While Pangu is pretty credible in its news judging on past trends, we don’t see the team release the product to the general public. However, we never know when the team decided to release it after further tinkering with vulnerabilities and exploits. Nonetheless, the jailbreak on iPhone XS is pretty solid news. So possibly, the iOS 12 jailbreak will potentially be released to the public in the near future.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the possibility of the new jailbreak on iPhone XS by Pangu? Let us know in the comments.

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Sep
28

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James Neesham wants to play all three forms for New Zealand

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Sep
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More than 15 months since his last international appearance, an out-of-favour James Neesham is aiming for the allrounder’s spot – across formats – in the New Zealand side, as the selectors continue to weigh their options for a long-term pick from a pool that also features Corey Anderson and Colin de Grandhomme.

“I’ve put my stake in the ground and said I want to play all three forms for New Zealand, not for the next 12 months but for the next 4-5 years,” Neesham told stuff.co.nz. “What the New Zealand team is crying out for is an allrounder they can rely on day in, day out, and not someone who’s just going to turn up now and then. That’s where I want to put my stake in the ground and say through domestic performances, ‘here I am, I’m ready to go’.”

Neesham, 28, has played 12 Tests, 41 ODIs and 15 T20Is, but none since the ODI against Bangladesh in Cardiff during the 2017 Champions Trophy. A dip in form, particularly with the ball, in the season that followed resulted in him falling out of favour with the selectors.

Neesham was then omitted from NZC’s list of 20 contracted players for the 2018-19 period, with selector Gavin Larsen stating he needed to “demand our attention again through domestic performance.”

Within a fortnight, Neesham ended a seven-year tenure with Otago and signed with Wellington Firebirds for the 2018-19 season. At the heart of this shift of allegiance was Wellington’s coach and former national selector Bruce Edgar. Both Edgar and the Firebirds captain Michael Bracewell are believed to have played a part in giving Neesham the clarity he had been lacking for a while.

His time away from cricket, he said, had been beneficial, and he hoped it will hold him in good stead when the squad for next year’s World Cup is picked. “It [World Cup] is certainly my focus, but at a more basic level than that it’s about enjoying the game again, going out and having fun, which I probably haven’t done since about 2014, “he said. “That was the main goal of my off-season, to get away from the game and enjoy it again at its most basic level. I got a bit too caught up in trying to be perfect and trying to contribute every game and that was probably detrimental.

“I had a moment last season with two-three contracts in front of me that would have required me to cut down what I was willing to play for New Zealand. I looked at the options and decided I wasn’t going to be able to look back on my career at 50 if I’d taken the easy option that early.

A slew of injuries, including a stress fracture in 2015, a rib injury and back spasm in the following two years, thwarted his attempts at maintaining form, but the work over the recent weeks, he said, had strengthened him both physically and mentally.

“Looking at the fitness and strength results, I’m in one of the best spaces I’ve been in,” he said. “That’s allowed me to bowl more in the nets and hopefully get me to a space where my bowling is a point of difference over those other guys.

“After 2015 and having a stress fracture, it took me a couple of seasons to really get fully back into bowling again. Physically I was back to 100% but mentally it takes a while for you to trust your body again and know that bowling 25 overs isn’t going to mean you can’t walk for a week.”

With anger and tears, Trump court pick denies sex assault allegation

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Sep
28

By Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fighting to salvage his U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago and complained about a “political hit” after she told a dramatic Senate hearing she was “100 percent certain” he did it.

Christine Blasey Ford, her voice sometimes cracking with emotion, appeared in public for the first time to detail her allegation against Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge chosen by President Donald Trump for a lifetime job on the top U.S. court.

Ford told the committee she feared Kavanaugh would rape and accidentally kill her during the alleged assault when both were high school students in Maryland.

Kavanaugh testified after Ford finished her appearance, and they were never in the hearing room together.

“I swear today, under oath, before the Senate and the nation, before my family and God, I am innocent of this charge,” Kavanaugh told the Judiciary Committee.

The clash pitted her word against his. Members of the Senate, controlled 51-49 by Trump’s fellow Republicans, must now decide whether to vote to confirm him after the extraordinary nearly nine-hour hearing.

Senate Republicans planned to meet on Thursday night to discuss their next steps. The Judiciary Committee, on which Republicans hold an 11-10 majority, will meet on Friday morning, when several senators said a vote was expected. A senior Republican Senate aide said the first procedural vote in the full 100-member Senate would be held on Saturday.

Four senators who have not taken firm positions on Kavanaugh met separately after the hearing. They were Republicans Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Jeff Flake, along with Democrat Joe Manchin, according to a Senate aide.

The four are seen as swing votes that could decide the outcome of the closely contested nomination.

‘CHARACTER ASSASSINATION’

Calling himself a victim of “grotesque and obvious character assassination,” Kavanaugh, speaking passionately, said he “unequivocally and categorically” denied Ford’s allegation.

“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” Kavanaugh added.

Writing on Twitter after the hearing, Trump said of Kavanaugh: “His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!”

Kavanaugh at times choked back tears, especially when he mentioned that his daughter suggested they pray for Ford, when he spoke of his father and when he mentioned women friends who had rallied to support him.

Kavanaugh sharply attacked Democratic senators, calling himself the victim of “a calculated and orchestrated political hit” fuelled by anger on the left at Trump’s 2016 election win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, his conservative judicial record and revenge on behalf of Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said over four hours of testimony that a drunken Kavanaugh attacked her and tried to remove her clothing at a gathering of teenagers when he was 17 years old and she was 15 in 1982.

The hearing, which has riveted Americans and intensified the political polarization in the United States, occurred against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault.

“With what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?” Democratic Senator Dick Durbin asked Ford.

“One hundred percent,” she replied, remaining firm and unruffled even under questioning by a sex crimes prosecutor hired by the committee’s Republicans.

‘NOTHING SHORT OF HEROIC’

For his part, Kavanaugh testified he was “100 percent certain” none of the alleged incidents of sexual misconduct occurred.

Ford said: “Absolutely not” when Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein asked her if it could be a case of mistaken identity, as Kavanaugh has suggested.

Democrats lauded Ford’s testimony as credible, brave and, in the words of Senator Cory Booker, “nothing short of heroic.”

“I want to thank you for your courage. And I want to tell you I believe you. … And I believe many Americans across the country believe you,” Democratic Senator Kamala Harris said.

While some Republicans and Trump have called the allegations by Ford and the two other women part of a smear campaign, Ford told the committee she had no political motivation, adding: “I am an independent person and I am no one’s pawn.”

Ford was seated at a table in the packed hearing room flanked by her lawyers, facing a bank of senators. She told the senators she was “terrified” to testify but felt it was her civic duty to come forward.

“Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes. He had a hard time because he was very inebriated and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothing. I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help,” Ford said, adding that Kavanaugh and a friend of his, Mark Judge, were “drunkenly laughing during the attack.”

Democratic senators sought to score political points during their five minutes apiece of questioning Ford. The panel’s Republican senators, all men, did not question her, assigning that task to Rachel Mitchell, a sex crimes prosecutor.

While Mitchell probed Ford’s account looking for gaps, her questioning seemed disjointed. She took turns with the Democratic senators to ask questions in five-minute segments, disrupting her flow. During Kavanaugh’s testimony, Republican senators sidelined Mitchell and asked their own questions.

The controversy has unfolded weeks before the Nov. 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to seize majority control of Congress from the Republicans.

If he is confirmed, Kavanaugh would cement conservative control of the nation’s highest court, advancing Trump’s push to shift it and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

‘VICIOUS AND FALSE’

Kavanaugh, sitting alone at the witness table, said he wanted to testify as soon as Ford’s allegation emerged last week and was not surprised other allegations followed.

“In those 10 long days, as was predictable and as I predicted, my family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations,” he said.

The delay in scheduling a hearing “has been horrible to me and my family, to the Supreme Court and to the country,” Kavanaugh said.

Looking sombre, Kavanaugh was accompanied by his wife as he entered the hearing room.

A handful of moderate Republican senators, who have not announced whether or not they support Kavanaugh could determine his fate. One of them, Murkowski, told Reuters: “I find Dr. Ford’s testimony to be credible.”

Kavanaugh repeatedly tangled with Democratic senators, interrupting several of them, including Feinstein and Amy Klobuchar, during testy exchanges.

When Klobuchar asked him about his teenage drinking, he threw the question back at her, asking her whether she had ever been blackout drunk. He later apologised for the question.

Kavanaugh was careful not to denounce Ford, noting he wished her “no ill will.” He said he was not questioning that Ford may have been sexually assaulted by someone in some place at some time, but that he had never assaulted her or anyone.

Some Democrats have called on Kavanaugh to withdraw in light of the allegations. At the hearing, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham castigated Democratic senators, seeking to rally Republicans not to abandon the nominee.

“This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics,” Graham said, adding that voting against Kavanaugh would legitimize the attacks on the nominee.

‘UPROARIOUS LAUGHTER’

Ford said Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming during the assault. She added: “This was what terrified me the most, and has had the most lasting impact on my life. It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me.”

Her strongest memory of the incident, Ford said, was the “uproarious laughter between the two (Kavanaugh and Judge) and their having fun at my expense.” She said the laughter had haunted her ever since.

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.

Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself during a drunken dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year when both attended Yale University.

Swetnick said she witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh and others to get girls drunk at parties so they could be raped. She said Kavanaugh was present at a 1982 party where she was raped.

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Trump, who has himself faced accusations of sexual misconduct, chose Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired effective in July.

Reporting by Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker; Additional reporting by Richard Cowan, Makini Brice, Steve Holland, David Morgan and Susan Heavey; Editing by Will Dunham, Kevin Drawbaugh and Peter Cooney

Pangu Jailbreak Successfully Showcased Running On The New iPhone XS – Here’s What You Need To Know

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Sep
28

With every iOS release, there’s a glimmer of hope that a new jailbreak will be achieved. However, the chances of that happening have become scarce as Apple has bumped up its security game. However, we’re still not prone to the idea that a new jailbreak is impossible to achieve. With that said, the Pangu team has successfully jailbroken the new iPhone XS running on its latest A12 Bionic chip. Let’s see some more details on it.

Pangu Team Successfully Showcases A Jailbreak On iPhone XS

iOS researcher Min Zheng posted an intriguing tweet on Thursday morning which appears to point at a working jailbreak on the latest and greatest iPhone XS. The jailbreak seems to be running on the smaller 5.8-inch iPhone XS model which houses the powerful 7nm A12 Bionic chipset. However, since the bigger 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max features the same chipset powering the device with near-identical specifications, we reckon the jailbreak would work on it as well.

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Previously, an untethered jailbreak was demoed on iOS 12 but it was showcased on last year’s flagship, the iPhone X. Pangu’s latest conquest showcases the jailbreak on the new iPhone XS. The shared tweet also points at how the jailbreak encompasses a function PAC mitigation which allows the tool to complete the process.

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While Pangu is pretty credible in its news judging on past trends, we don’t see the team release the product to the general public. However, we never know when the team decided to release it after further tinkering with vulnerabilities and exploits. Nonetheless, the jailbreak on iPhone XS is pretty solid news. So possibly, the iOS 12 jailbreak will potentially be released to the public in the near future.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the possibility of the new jailbreak on iPhone XS by Pangu? Let us know in the comments.

Can spirited Bangladesh overcome full-strength India?

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Sep
27

Big Picture

The organisers and broadcasters may have salivated at the possibility of three India-Pakistan matches in the Asia Cup but the third one, the final, is a non-starter. Instead, Bangladesh, ravaged by the injuries to their top players, have strode into their third Asia Cup final in the last four editions. Their dismantling of Pakistan in the do-or-die Super Four encounter on Wednesday confirmed that come the final, they will be as prepared as India.

Mushfiqur Rahim, who steered Bangladesh’s batting in the absence of Tamim Iqbal in the earlier part of the tournament, once again proved to be their pillar against Pakistan, in which they were also without Shakib Al Hasan. Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun have also supported him, while Mashrafe Mortaza has led the bowling attack quite wisely, particularly with Mustafizur Rahman rising as a bowling leader. Mehidy Hasan has given them good starts too with the new ball. Bangladesh would need their bowling trio to be at their best against a tough as teak India top order.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will be key wickets for Bangladesh, as they are among the top three run-getters in the tournament. Dhawan, who has scored two centuries so far, has looked a completely different batsman than the one who struggled against the red ball in England. Top-order runs have been a given for India in the tournament so far, which is why Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jhadav must remain vigilant if they are required for a bigger role in the final.

India’s bowling has kept most batting line-ups quiet in the tournament. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have looked in control, while the spin from Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Jadhav has claimed 23 scalps at an average of 25.26 and an economy of 4.17. They will pose a big threat to Bangladesh’s batting line-up, particularly the top order that hasn’t contributed much in the tournament.

Any three of Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mominul Haque and Nazmul Hossain Shanto will be playing in the final, although all come with questions attached. Liton has scored the most runs among the five, but he dropped two catches against Pakistan after replacing Mushfiqur as wicketkeeper. Soumya and Mosaddek have been out of the runs for a long time, while Shanto has totalled only 20 in his three innings.

So far, Bangladesh’s senior batsmen haven’t let an unsettled top-order deter them. But in the final, the pressure will be at a different level. How they manage to tackle India’s strong bowling attack will be the major battle within the battle. Also, it will make for interesting viewing should an in-form Bangladesh bowling attack trouble India’s top order.

India might be the higher-ranked team, but, in the final, it seems like a battle of equals is in the offing.

Form guide

India TWWWW (last five completed matches, most recent first)
Bangladesh WWLLW

In the spotlight

Mohammad Mithun‘s calm under pressure against Pakistan saw him reaching his second half-century in the tournament. If presented with the opportunity, Mithun should look to extend his stay beyond the 60s.

Memories of Dinesh Karthik‘s last-ball six in the Nidahas Trophy final in March will be fresh in Bangladesh’s mind. Karthik, who has made 109 runs in four innings so far, will also be keeping that blustery innings in mind while taking the field on Friday.

Team news

A full-strength India means the return of Rohit, Dhawan, Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar and Chahal to the XI. Therefore, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul will have to make way.

India (probable): 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Rohit Sharma (capt), 3 Ambati Rayudu, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jhadav, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Bangladesh are unlikely to change their bowling attack, comprising three seamers, one front-line offspinner and three part-time bowling options. But what will they do about their underperforming top three? Will they give Liton, Soumya or Mominul another game?

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Liton Das 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mohammad Mithun, 6 Imrul Kayes, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Mehidy Hasan, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Pitch and conditions

Keeping their players away from the oppressive heat during the daytime has been one of the reasons for captains to bat first in this tournament. But, in Dubai, the sides chasing have won more games. The weather will be no different in the final, with a maximum temperature of 41 degrees.

Stats and trivia

  • Three more wickets will take Mustafizur ahead of Rashid Khan, who has taken ten wickets, as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.

  • India’s openers have averaged 89.12 in ten combined innings in the tournament, while Bangladesh’s openers average 9.11 in the same number of innings.

Quotes

“Actions are stronger than words, they [Bangladesh] have got better and they are showing it through their performances. They have experienced players, they know their game, they know the strategies and how to play under pressure. They don’t have the dilemma and pressure of playing against a big team, which is very good for cricket.”
India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Bangladesh’s recent progress

“Firstly, I don’t see myself as so cheap that I would judge myself on a trophy. Secondly, I have not played cricket for a trophy. A trophy is very important at one stage, and I believe one day Bangladesh will win one. It’s important because it will boost the young generation coming into cricket. So in that sense you can say that Bangladesh need a trophy, but it’s not that it has to be tomorrow. And from a personal standpoint, if you judge Mashrafe based on a trophy that is up to you, but I don’t see myself as that cheap.”
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza

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South Africa, UAE sign extradition treaty that may target Gupta brothers

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Sep
27

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the justice minister said on Thursday, raising the prospect of the Gupta brothers, friends of former president Jacob Zuma, returning to face corruption charges.

The Indian-born brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – have been accused of using their ties with Zuma to siphon off billions of rand in state funds and of inappropriately influencing cabinet appointments.

The Guptas are believed to be in Dubai where they own property and businesses and police have issued an arrest warrant for Ajay Gupta over a corruption case.

The Guptas and Zuma, who have repeatedly denied wrongdoing, could not be reached for comment.

Justice Minister Michael Masutha told Reuters that treaties on extradition and legal assistance had been signed with his counterpart Sultan Saeed Al Badi on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi.

“I will not at this stage comment on individual matters,” Masutha said when asked about the Guptas.

A long-awaited inquiry into allegations of inappropriately influencing government decisions, known locally as “state capture”, opened last month with witnesses testifying that the Gupta brothers tried to bribe or threaten them.

The Guptas left South Africa earlier this year around the time Zuma resigned under pressure from his own party.

Activists, opposition politicians and members of the ruling African National Congress have been calling for an extradition treaty to be agreed with the UAE so the Gupta brothers can be ordered to return to South Africa.

“This means the infamous Guptas are fast running out of places to hide as they can now face extradition to finally answer for state capture,” said Natasha Mazzone, Democratic Alliance shadow minister on state companies.

Reporting by Joe Brock and Ed Stoddard; Editing by Richard Balmforth

Untethered iOS 12 Jailbreak on iPhone X Shown Off on Video

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Sep
27

Well, this was to be expected that someone would perform an iOS 12 jailbreak. But untethered, that too on an iPhone X? That’s surreal.

Untethered iOS 12 Jailbreak Shown off by Ali Security on Video as a Proof-of-Concept

The jailbreak scene has somewhat cooled down in the past few years thanks to Apple throwing in a number of new features that negate the need to liberate your device. However, occasionally we do end up seeing a jailbreak or two and those of the semi-untethered nature have become pretty common in the past one year. Today though, things are a little too hot.

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While we are accustomed to a semi-untethered jailbreak which requires you to re-jailbreak your device every time you perform a restart, but an untethered jailbreak retains its state no matter what happens. The latter has been shown off on video by Ali Security on an iPhone X running the final version of iOS 12. Basically, if you ever thought that Apple might have made things extremely watertight this time around, it’d be slightly wrong to think that. Check out the video below and see the untethered iOS 12 jailbreak in action:

Now, while this video is great news, definitely. But remember, this is a proof-of-concept showing that the untethered iOS 12 jailbreak is possible in the first place only. If you’re hoping that Ali Security would just go ahead and release the tools for us so that we can jailbreak iOS 12, it’s best to assume that it’s not going to happen. Also, since iOS 12.1 beta is out right now, therefore it’s likely that the vulnerability used here will be patched by Apple immediately as soon as it gets the wind of it, which they have by now probably.

If there’s a slight chance that this jailbreak does make it into the public domain, things are going to take a very awkward turn. Because with every single major iOS release Apple touts better security, and given that an untethered jailbreak was demonstrated on video, I don’t see ‘better security’ anywhere at all. But hey, this is a wind of hope for those who love nothing more than a jailbroken iOS device at their disposal.

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Let’s see how this one turns out.

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Miles’ final blows ensure a winning send-off

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Sep
27

Gloucestershire 163 (Reece 7-20) and 179 for 8 (Howell 58, Ferguson 4-56) beat Derbyshire 184 (Reece 59, Miles 5-50) and 157 (Hughes 55*, Higgins 3-17, Miles 3-46) by two wickets
Scorecard

Craig Miles signed off his Gloucestershire career by hitting the winning runs to secure a two-wicket victory on a pulsating third and final day of the Division Two match against Derbyshire at Derby.

Miles, who is joining Warwickshire next season, danced down the pitch to strike the winning boundary as Gloucestershire survived a late collapse to reach their target of 179.

Benny Howell looked to have won the game with 58 but four wickets went down for 20 runs before Miles settled the contest with boundaries off leg-spinner Matt Critchley.

Derbyshire looked slight favourites at the start of another glorious early autumn morning but nightwatchman George Drissell set the tone for a determined batting display by surviving the first 10 overs.

Drissell showed good judgement and temperament until he drove loosely at Tony Palladino and was lbw for 16 but the quick wickets Derbyshire needed would not come.

The pitch appeared to have eased but Howell batted confidently from the start although Palladino should have removed Miles Hammond when the opener pulled him to midwicket where Lockie Ferguson spilled the chance.

Hammond only made another four runs but crucially, it was eight more overs before Derbyshire removed him and by then, Howell was set and finding the gaps.

He drove Palladino through the covers for four and on drove the seamer for another boundary and the target was below 100 when Hammond edged a drive at Hardus Viljoen to first slip.

Gloucestershire needed only 64 at lunch and Howell started the afternoon session by twice driving Palladino straight to the boundary to reach 50 from 49 balls.

Derbyshire finally turned to the leg-spin of Critchley and he made the breakthrough in his second over when Howell wedged a drive to point where Alex Hughes held a sprawling catch.

Ben Charlesworth lofted Critchley over mid on for four but was lbw playing back to a leg break and Gloucestershire’s nerves were rattling when Ryan Higgins top-edged a pull at Lockie Ferguson and was caught and bowled.

Jack Taylor clipped Ferguson to the midwicket boundary and steered him to third man for four but was brilliantly caught at cover by Billy Godleman with 10 needed.

But Miles fittingly had the last word, pulling Critchley to fine leg for four before driving him back over head to complete a thrilling victory.

Once Iraq’s Venice, Basra’s waters have now turned deadly

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Sep
26

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – Once dubbed the “Venice of the Middle East” for its canals, Iraq’s crumbling port city of Basra is slowly dying of thirst.

Crisscrossed waterways that earned it comparisons with the Italian city are now filthy pools of stagnant water.

Its vibrant freshwater lifeline, the Shatt-al-Arab river that runs through it, is now so polluted it threatens the lives of the more than 4 million inhabitants of Iraq’s second city.

“It now causes death. It is highly polluted. Different pollutants can be found in the river, including germs, chemicals, toxic algae coupled with unprecedented concentrations of salt almost like that of seawater, rather, it is indeed seawater,” said Shukri al-Hassan, Marine Science lecturer at Basra University.

     According to Hassan, contamination levels of Shatt-al-Arab have increased four-fold over the past 10 years and are increasing, putting more and more people at risk.

LETHAL MIX

Daily life also features open sewers and streets filled with fetid piles of garbage. In response, furious residents recently staged some of the biggest protests in years.

Many contrast their impoverishment with the oil wealth the province provides to the federal government’s coffers.

State officials blame a public funding crisis wrought by years of low oil prices for the hardship in a city that was a magnet for Middle Eastern tourists until the early 1980s.

Local resident Raad Shabout Dhahar said the water crisis is just one of many problems that have left his 17-member family, including two wives, his mother and 14 daughters, in despair.

“It has become even harder because if one used to earn 10,000 Iraqi dinars ($8.43) a day, one can spend five thousand on food and save the other five, while now, we really started to feel the pinch,” he said.

“Before a quantity of 500 litres of water was enough for us as we used it for drinking only. We did not use it for washing our faces and clothes and we did not use it for bathing. But now, the 500 litres are used also to wash our faces and bodies, too.”

CESSPOOLS

Located where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers merge near the Gulf at Iraq’s marshy southern tip, Basra is one of the few cities in the Middle East without an effective water treatment system.

It had an advanced sanitary infrastructure in the 1960s but that broke down decades ago, turning waterways into cesspools whose stench is compounded by the hot desert climate.

Residents said the water crisis has added to misery caused by shattered infrastructure because of years of under-investment, first under Sunni leader Saddam Hussein and then successive Shi’ite-led governments.

Much of Iraq suffered destruction in a string of ruinous wars since the 1980s. But Basra was especially hard hit as a city on the front line of the war with Iran, only a few dozen kilometres across the Shatt-al-Arab delta to the east.

The city has yet to recover.

Basra residents say salt seeping into the water supply has made it undrinkable and sent hundreds to hospital.

Some 90,000 people have been admitted to hospital, according to the head of Basra’s health department, Riyadh Abdull Amir, with as many as 4,000 a day seeking treating this month.

Resident Aqeel Shakir Abdul Majeed had little hope for the future as he waited to pay for fresh water.

“How can poor people afford it? How can those who do not have money afford it,” he said. “Will they steal to get money? I do not know what to do.”

To improve water supply, the central government is building a major water treatment plant and a desalination complex thanks to a Japanese loan.

The project was expected to be completed by the end of the year, but the departure of Japanese experts due to threats during protests has delayed the process.

($1 = 1,186.4300 Iraqi dinars)

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Editing by Michael Georgy and Jason Neely

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