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Interpol sweep nets 25 suspected ‘Anonymous’ hackers in four countries

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Interpol has arrested 25 suspected members of the ‘

‘ hackers group in a swoop covering more than a dozen cities in Europe and Latin America, the global police body said on Tuesday.

“Operation Unmask was launched in mid-February following a series of coordinated cyber-attacks originating from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain,” said Interpol, based in the French city of Lyon.

The statement cited attacks on the websites of the Colombian Ministry of Defence and the presidency, as well as on Chile’s Endesa electricity company and its National Library, among others.

The operation was carried out by police from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain, the statement said, with 250 items of computer equipment and mobile phones seized in raids on 40 premises in 15 cities.

Police also seized credit cards and cash from the suspects, aged 17 to 40.

“This operation shows that crime in the virtual world does have real consequences for those involved, and that the Internet cannot be seen as a safe haven for criminal activity,” said Bernd Rossbach, Interpol’s acting director of police services.

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No entry: British cruise ships barred from Argentinian port as tensions mount over Falklands

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The P&0 Cruises’ ship Adonia and the Princess Cruises’ vessel Star Princess were not allowed to dock at Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina

Two British cruise ships were refused entry to an Argentinian port today as tensions mounted between the UK and South American country over the Falkland Islands.

The P&0 Cruises’ ship Adonia and the Princess Cruises’ vessel Star Princess were not allowed to dock at Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina.

Both vessels, part of the Carnival company cruise fleet, had called at the Falklands on Saturday.

Argentina is known to be upset at the deployment of the Duke of Cambridge on the Falklands as the 30th anniversary of the 1982 Falklands War approaches.

Adonia is now sailing towards Punta Arenas in Chile – the next port of call on its 87-night South American cruise.

The Star Princess is on a 14-night South American cruise which started from Rio de Janeiro on February 18.

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Argentina train crash: 49 dead, at least 600 injured

Forty-nine people were killed and 600 injured after a train crashed this morning while pulling into Once Central station, officials confirmed. A 7-year-old boy was amongst the first reported fatalities as he remained trapped inside one of the front carriages for almost three hours. Emergency teams concluded the rescuing of victims from the wreckage, sending critically injured to local hospitals to be treated. Paramedics were also treating victims at the scene.

The head of the SAME emergency services Alberto Crescenti said that the amount of people injured had increased to “at least 600.”