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Concerns over ransomware as working week resumes

Concerns over ransomware as working week resumes

The ransomware attack that struck on Friday has now affected more 150 countries around the world. "Although ransomware on a public sector system isn't even newsworthy, systems being hit simultaneously across the country is (contrary to popular belief, most NHS employees don't open phishing emails which suggested that something to be this widespread it would have to be propagated using another method)", MalwareTech wrote .



Jeff Sessions Demands Prosecutors Seek Most Severe Sentences For All Crimes

The change by Sessions doesn't come as a surprise as he came to office promising to be tough on crime. Both states saw a double digit percentage increase in the overdose death rate between 2014 and 2015. Prosecutors who wish to not pursue the most serious charges possible would have to get approval from a US attorney or assistant attorney general. The memo represents a shift from the Obama Justice Department's charging policy, which gave leniency to low-level drug offenders.


Controversial Shahi Imam Barkati sacked

Controversial Shahi Imam Barkati sacked

The termination comes into effect from Wednesday. It is not the job of an Imam and not acceptable, " Shahezada Anwar Ali Shah, Mutawalli of the mosque, told The Echo of India. "In Bengal, no one has removed the red beacon from their vehicle". Barkati off late stirred up a number of controversies, including issuing a fatwa to all Muslims who supported the BJP.



Next challenge for golf prodigy is Kim Jong

The previous youngest champion of The Players was Adam Scott, who was 23 when he won in 2005. Bogeys on the 12 and 18 holes were his unraveling. He is the second Korean, after Choi Kyoung-ju in 2011, to win what's widely regarded as the "fifth major".


Pollution from diesel cars is 50% higher than originally thought, study claims

Pollution from diesel cars is 50% higher than originally thought, study claims

On Monday, the Diesel Technology Forum responded to an article in Nature with a statement that supported "improved real-world testing" of diesel emissions. Southern California has made tremendous progress reducing smog since the 1970s, but the region still doesn't meet federal health standards. Last night Roy Harrison, a professor of environmental health at the University of Birmingham , said: "This is a rigorous study which highlights the serious consequences which have resulted ...


DCC forecasts another year of profit growth after profit beat

DCC forecasts another year of profit growth after profit beat

DCC committed £554m to acquisitions in the past financial year. In January, DCC bought 97% of France's Gaz Europeen. The comments came after the Dublin-based conglomerate reported its operating profit surged by 21 per cent a year ago to £345 million (€405.2 million) as its largest division, DCC Energy, benefited from European filling station and gas firm deals and sterling weakness following the Brexit referendum.