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Published: Sunday 15 June 2008

>> The Spanish police have arrested five hackers they describe as being among the most active on the Internet. The hackers, who include two 16-year-olds, are accused of disrupting government websites in the US, Asia and Latin America. Police say they co-ordinated attacks over the Internet and hacked into 21,000 web pages over two years.

>> The UK's Department of Health (DoH) is launching the first stage of a 10 millon (US $ 5 million) drive to tackle binge drinking with a TV campaign about the units of alcohol in different drinks. The country's public health minister, Dawn Primarolo, said that the "Know Your Limits" campaign was the biggest awareness drive the DoH has launched. The TV ads, created by ad agency VCCP, will be backed by radio, billboard and press campaigns.

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