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Clinton accuses China of hacking US secrets

Hillary Clinton accused China of stealing 'huge amounts' of government information. Credit: Reuters

Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and "huge amounts" of government information.

She also claimed the country tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America."

Speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire, America's Democratic presidential candidate said she wanted to see China's peaceful rise.

"But we also have to be fully vigilant," she said. "China's military is growing very quickly, they're establishing military installations that again threaten countries we have treaties with, like the Philippines because they are building on contested property."

US officials say China is the top suspect in the massive hacking of a US government agency that compromised the personnel records of at least 4.2 million current and former workers.

China denies hacking into the computers of the US Office of Personnel Management.


'No shots fired' at Washington US Navy Yard

Police remain at the scene of the incident, despite reports that no shots were fired. Credit: ITV News

No shots were fired at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC earlier today, but the base remains in lockdown, according to NBC News.

Officials say that the first sweep by police buildings has found no evidence of an armed individual. A second check by armed officers is being carried out as a precaution.

4 NBC Washington also report that official sources say that the person who made an emergency call that sparked a massive police response is being interviewed by officers.

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