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  • Data breach as Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG hit by malware

    NEW YORK: A data breach at 20 United States hotels operated by HEI Hotels & Resorts for Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental may have divulged payment card data from tens of thousands of food, drink and other transactions, HEI said on Sunday...

    The breach follows similar attacks at Hyatt Hotels Corp and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc in recent months...

  • Marriott says up to 500m guests may have fallen victim to hacking

    WASHINGTON: As many as 500 million guests at Marriott International hotels might have been victims of a hack that in most cases pilfered passport numbers or other key identifying data, the company announced on Friday...

    Marriott said it was alerted on September 8 that there had been an attempt to hack their reservation database in the United States...

  • Islamabad Zoo's lonely elephant Kaavan suffering 'mental illness': experts

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Zoo's lonely elephant Kaavan has become the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music icon Cher, but efforts to improve the pachyderm's lot appear limited...

    The 32-year-old Asian elephant is suffering from "mental illness", and without a better habitat his future is bleak even if a long-promised new mate finally arrives, experts told AFP...

  • Elephant escapes from circus, kills man in Germany

    BERLIN: A German man taking his regular morning stroll was killed by an elephant who had escaped from a nearby circus, police said on Saturday...

    The 65-year-old man was walking in the woods near Buchen, a town in southwest Germany, when the African elephant attacked him shortly after 5am, said Heidelberg police spokeswoman Yvonne Schmierer...

  • Top elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania

    A leading conservationist who had worked hard to bring down notorious elephant poachers and stop ivory-trafficking, has been shot dead in Tanzania, his Protected Area Management Solutions (PAMS) foundation said Thursday...

    “We are heartbroken to share the news that PAMS Foundation co-founder, Wayne Lotter was shot and killed last night (Wednesday) in the Masaki District of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,” read a statement...

  • Senate chairman wants Kavaan replaced with ‘younger elephant’

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday directed the Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz and two senators to contact Sri Lankan high commission for replacing Kaavan with a pair or young elephant...

    The Senate chairman issued the directive while chairing a meeting at the Parliament House to discuss the Kaavan- the lone elephant at Marghazar Zoo, whose case was also taken up by animals’ right activists from across...

  • PU claims discovery of age-old elephant tusk

    LAHORE: The Punjab University’s Department of Zoology claims to have found 13-million-year old lower tusk of elephant in Chabbar Syeddan, Sohawa area...

    According to Zoology Department chairman Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, the lower tusk belonged to Protanancus Chinjiensis species of elephant and its family was called Gomphotheriidae...

  • Sri Lanka eyes elephant menace at stadium

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is to deploy game wardens to stop wild elephants straying onto the pitch when the country hosts Zimbabwe for a series of One-day Internationals at the Hambantota stadium...

    Experts will be on hand for all three ODI games at the 35,000-capacity stadium, which is next to an elephant sanctuary, a wildlife official told AFP on Monday...

  • Zoo’s only elephant Suzi dies

    LAHORE: Saturday was a sad day at the Lahore zoo when it lost its most precious elephant, Suzi, after an association of 29 years...

    Suzi -- a female African elephant -- died at the zoo around 7am on Saturday after going through many hard and harsh years of captivity...

  • There is still time to save Kavaan, the lone elephant

    ISLAMABAD: Though it is too late to save Suzy, the African elephant who died aged 33 in Lahore under questionable circumstances last week, as elephants live well into their 80s in captivity, Kavaan the lone elephant at the Islamabad zoo can still be saved...

    The 32-year-old Asian elephant has been kept in chains for more than two decades...

  • CDA chains Kaavan the elephant again

    ISLAMABAD: Kaavan, the lone elephant at the Islamabad Zoo, has once again been chained by the Capital Development Authority (CDA)...

    However, the zoo authorities claimed that they have chained Kaavan so that they can begin construction around his enclosure and moat...

  • Barclays fined $109m over ‘elephant’ deal

    LONDON: Britain’s financial regulator on Thursday fined Barclays bank 72 million pounds ($109m) for failing to carry out proper checks on a vast so-called “elephant” deal for ultra-wealthy clients...

    The Financial Conduct Authority said Barclays rushed through a huge 1...

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