• Ransomware attack hit 200000 in at least 150 countries
Ransomware attack hit 200000 in at least 150 countries

Cyber security experts say the spread of the virus dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" which locked up computers in auto factories, hospitals, shops and schools in several countries - has slowed, but that any respite might be brief. "Ransomware is traditionally their topic", he said. Among the other victims is a Nissan manufacturing plant in Sunderla...

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  • Taiwan to Attend UN Health Meeting Without Invitation
Taiwan to Attend UN Health Meeting Without Invitation

China views democratic Taiwan as a renegade province to be retaken with the use of force if necessary, and says other countries and global organisations should not recognise it or treat as a separate country. Taiwan says health should not be politicised and that leaving Taiwan out of dialogue puts the world's health safety-net and health of people ...

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  • Cyber Attack Hit 200000 People in 150 Countries, Says Europol
Cyber Attack Hit 200000 People in 150 Countries, Says Europol

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Saturday that the problem was largely resolved but that "there's always more" that could be done to protect against computer viruses. The tools appeared stolen by hackers, who dumped them on the internet. It has also urged organizations to beware email-borne threats, on the heels of reports that Telefonica's Wan...

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  • Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest
Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

Microsoft swiftly announced that it had already issued software " patches " to fix those holes, but many users haven't yet installed updates or still use older versions of Windows. Ms Rudd said: "Of the 48 that have been impacted, a lot of them are back to normal course of business". Speaking after an emergency Cobra meeting, Ms Rudd said "there'...

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  • Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC oil output deal
Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia to extend OPEC oil output deal

According to both the ministers, the deal aims to rebalance the supply and demand globally with an aim to bring down global inventories to the levels of the 5-year average. Combined, the two produce around 20 million barrels of crude per day, equivalent to around a fifth of total global demand. The price of oil continues recovering.

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  • Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card
Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card

His age was not given. He was transported to the hospital for an evaluation and was later released. Shontrell Murphy's daughter told police that her mother hit her brother because he made a Mother's Day for their grandmother, Tracey Murphy, but not one for their mother.

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  • Ole Miss softball to host regional, MSU in Salt Lake City regional
Ole Miss softball to host regional, MSU in Salt Lake City regional

The double-elimination regional will conclude May 21 and the victor of the 2017 NCAA Auburn Regional will take on the victor of the Norman Regional in the NCAA Super Regional round, May 25-28. Michigan, which has made 12 World Series appearances, including the last two years, was the Big Ten tournament host and No. 2 seed. Texas is one of 64 ...

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  • Bacteria may be behind mysterious illness cluster in Liberia
Bacteria may be behind mysterious illness cluster in Liberia

In a statement circulated here to update on the situation in the African country, WHO recalled that on May 8, the Ministry of Health was informed that four of the samples taken to deceased patients gave positive C meningitis ( Neisseria menigitidis ).

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  • Feyenoord crowned Eredivisie champions
Feyenoord crowned Eredivisie champions

They loudly cheered as Ajax took a 2-0 lead over Willem II Tilburg, hoping that Feyenoord would drop some points. No need to fear though, especially not when Dirk is around. Those days the likes of Jerzy Dudek, Julio Cruz and Jon Dahl Tomasson were playing for Feyenoord , but the current squad has a much more homegrown look to it.

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  • First Australian business infected in global cyber attack
First Australian business infected in global cyber attack

This is already believed to be the biggest online extortion attack ever recorded, disrupting computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in nations as diverse as Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and the U.S.

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  • Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others
Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

Kirkersville police Chief Steven Eric Disario, 36, died after responding to a call regarding a man with a gun, Thorp said. 'I don't know if there was an exchange of gunfire '. Police say a gunman killed Kirkersville Chief Steven Eric Disario and two female employees at Pine Kirk Care Center. "We have a lot of great people in this town", res...

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  • Local polls boost May five weeks before UK general election
Local polls boost May five weeks before UK general election

Of the 2,006 adults interviewed by ORB, nearly six in 10, or 59 per cent, said Mr Corbyn should stand down immediately if he loses the general election. That seems implausible - especially since what most Labour MPs want to talk with me about is what may happen after the party loses (their assumption, not mine), and whether Corbyn would immediately...

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  • Cyberattack reportedly hits Renault production
Cyberattack reportedly hits Renault production

Renault's spokeswoman told AFP , saying they were assessing the situation to try to find a solution. The attack had forced the company to stop production at sites in France, shortly after it announced that output had been halted for the same reason at a site in Slovenia.

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  • Moustakas has HR, 4 RBIs, Royals finish sweep of Orioles
Moustakas has HR, 4 RBIs, Royals finish sweep of Orioles

All four losses were by one run. J.J. Hardy tripled with one out in the second when the ball rolled past a diving Jorge Soler in right field. Third baseman Mike Moustakas then followed with a three-run home run. "We kept working hard, grinding it out and it's starting to show". They were hitting the ball pretty well today. The Royals' offen...

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  • Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk moons Eurovision wearing Australian flag
Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk moons Eurovision wearing Australian flag

Standing in front of the singer, he whipped down his trousers and wiggled his bare bottom, before being tackled by security. It was initially thought the streaker was an Australian but it was later confirmed the man was Vitalii Sediuk , a self-described prankster known for accosting celebrities on red carpets.

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  • Die as WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in Republic of Congo
Die as WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak in Republic of Congo

We know now that Ebola has been reported in a neighbouring country but this also means that we, as a country, must always be vigilant". Congo has had seven known Ebola outbreaks in the past, including one in 2014 with several dozen cases.

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  • Two more suspected Ebola cases reported in Congo
Two more suspected Ebola cases reported in Congo

There is no approved vaccine to prevent the virus, and there is no approved treatment or cure. Ilunga urged people not to panic and said officials had taken all necessary measures to respond to the outbreak. The vaccine, known as rVSV-ZEBOV, was shown to be highly protective against Ebola in clinical trials published last December. The WHO and ...

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  • Matt Wallace secures first European Tour title at Open de Portugal
Matt Wallace secures first European Tour title at Open de Portugal

The tournament holds shared status with the European Tour and the victor will gain an exemption on the tour until the end of 2018, as well as the lion's share of the €500,000 prize fund, the biggest on the Challenge Tour this year. Wallace birdied the ninth for the third time this week to turn in a level par 36, but both of his gains on the back ni...

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  • Fulham 1 Reading 1: Cairney levels tense play-off tie
Fulham 1 Reading 1: Cairney levels tense play-off tie

Nevertheless, Jaap Stam's Royals remain right in the tie and will now hope to make home advantage count when the teams clash again next week. It nearly brought an early goal for Lewis Grabban , who was clean through on goal after a long forward ball came off a combination of Fulham central defenders Tim Ream and Tomas Kalas but the Readin...

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  • Vijay Mallya's extradition hearing in United Kingdom court postponed to June 13
Vijay Mallya's extradition hearing in United Kingdom court postponed to June 13

The court noted that about $40 million received by Mallya from Diageo Plc was transferred to three trusts whose sole beneficiaries were his son Siddarth Mallya and daughters Leena and Tanya Mallya. They include notes related to clarifications sought by the Crown's counsel and supporting documents like bank details. "The violation by Respondent No...

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  • No need for travel restrictions in Congo Ebola outbreak, WHO says
No need for travel restrictions in Congo Ebola outbreak, WHO says

There have been nine cases of suspected Ebola since April 22, including three deaths in Likati, for a case-fatality rate of 33%. There had been a number of Ebola outbreaks in the Lower Uele region since 2000, he added. Additional laboratory samples are now being tested. But in the meantime, Gavi has an agreement with Merck that requires the com...

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  • Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths
Congo announces 9 suspected Ebola cases, including 3 deaths

According to Reuters , three have died from the fever so far, but only one of those cases has been confirmed as Ebola. The previous outbreak of Ebola in the Central African country was in August 2014 in Boende region where the disease was brought under control where it started in Lokolia, now in Tshuapa province.

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  • Of the 48 affected NHS England hospitals, six remain unoperational
Of the 48 affected NHS England hospitals, six remain unoperational

From Russia to Spain and from Mexico to Australia, tens of thousands of computers were infected Friday with ransom software exploiting a flaw in Windows systems, disclosed in pirated documents from the security agency American NSA. "That means those customers will not have received the above mentioned security update released in March", it said. ...

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  • BC has first minority government in 65 years
BC has first minority government in 65 years

Weaver wasn't ready to tip his hand on whether he would support the Liberals or NDP in a minority government. If the students had their say, the NDP would have formed government with 60 seats, the Green Party would have been the official opposition with 14 seats and the Liberals would have won just 12 seats.

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  • Nations grapple with huge cyberattack, but more's coming
Nations grapple with huge cyberattack, but more's coming

Private security firms identified the ransomware as a new variant of " WannaCry " that had the ability to automatically spread across large networks by exploiting a known bug in Microsoft's Windows operating system. The central bank's IT attack monitoring centre "detected mass distribution of harmful software of the first and second type", accord...

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  • Ebola is Back. WHO Reports on Outbreak in Congo
Ebola is Back. WHO Reports on Outbreak in Congo

The declaration of a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the DRC came after the country's health ministry officially notified the WHO of a "lab-confirmed case" of the disease from the northeast part of the country. He said the disease was confirmed when blood tests of five people suspected to have the disease were done at National Institute ...

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  • Eurovision: Pop, politics and a dancing ape _ but no Russia
Eurovision: Pop, politics and a dancing ape _ but no Russia

Portugal's entry Salvador Sobral is the most unlikely sensation of this year's competition, but one that the Skybet bookies are giving 15/8 odds of winning. Their song, which translates as For the Both of Us, won top marks from both from the televoters and the countries' professional juries, getting 758 points altogether.

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  • 'Indian misadventures across LoC to be responded with full force'
'Indian misadventures across LoC to be responded with full force'

Bajwa was accompanied by commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza. According to the Inter Services Public Relations, Pakistani troops were aggressively engaging the Indians firing on civilians. After Nakiyal Sector, the Indian troops targeted civilian localities in Baroh Sector where the exchange of fire was continuing till lat...

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  • Gunmen kill 10 labourers at Gwadar construction site
Gunmen kill 10 labourers at Gwadar construction site

The attack on the Pakistani laborers took place some 20 km from the emerging port city of Gwadar in Baluchistan province that forms the southern hub of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Last month, four Sindhi labourers were gunned down by suspected militants in Kharan district. The attack comes a day after a suicide bombing targeted a...

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  • How to watch the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final
How to watch the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final

According to the bookmakers, third favourite is Bulgaria's Kristian Kostov, the youngest entrant at 17 years old. The final stage of the "Eurovision 2017" global song contest has started at the Kyiv worldwide Exhibition Center, APA reports.

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  • UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo
UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

Health authorities are also looking into a total of nine suspected cases. The deployment of rVSV-SEBOV may be warranted in the DRC, because the vaccine is based on the Zaire strain of Ebola that is driving the current outbreak, says Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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  • RWC draw throws up thrills and spills as England face tough ask
RWC draw throws up thrills and spills as England face tough ask

Meanwhile, World Rugby's ruling council, meeting in Kyoto ahead of the draw, agreed to change the worldwide residency criterion for players from three years to five years. "I think the European qualifiers could be Romania most likely - we'll obviously need to be on our mettle (against them)". "Everyone will get excited by it, and we know each o...

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  • Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe
Acting FBI director says will carry on with Russian probe

And again, Comey responded that he would be honest, according to the source. Comey, they said, declined to make such a pledge but told Trump he would always give him "honesty". We had a very nice dinner at the White House.very early on. Following the meeting Mark Warner, the Democrat vice-chairman of the committee, said: "I voted to confirm thi...

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  • Dunne Speaks - Mental Health
Dunne Speaks - Mental Health

A City and Hackney assessment from last April estimated that 53,000 Hackney residents aged 19-64 have at least one common mental health disorder, of whom around half have depression and/or anxiety. Learn about mental health issues. Long enough at one point for me to start living my life according to my anxiety and for it to have felt so huge, and...

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  • China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea
China tests new guided missile in Bohai Sea

A statement by the Chinese defence ministry yesterday said that Chinese rocket forces tested a new type of missile in the Bohai Sea. The missile was created to "raise operational capability" of the armed forces to "effectively respond to threats" to national security, it said, adding that the test had "achieved an expected result".

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