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Scores of countries hit by cyber attack using stolen NSA bug

Affected by the onslaught were computer networks at hospitals in Britain, Russia's interior ministry, the Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and the United States delivery firm FedEx and many other organisations. However, a hacker could change the code to remove the domain name and try the ransomware attack again. Many security firms are already aware of WannaCry in past forms and most are looking at this one right now to see how it might be stopped.



North Korea will have dialogue with US under right conditions: Media report

The Republican-led House overwhelmingly voted May 4 to impose the new sanctions, which target North Korea's shipping industry and use of what the bill called "slave labor". Choe did not specify what conditions would be needed for a dialogue with the Trump administration. Anxious that the crisis was escalating, China's President Xi Jinping called for "restraint" when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with Mr Trump.



S.Korea to attend China's Silk Road summit amid diplomatic rift

Both Moon and Xi agreed that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal". Despite Chinese anger at North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, China remains the isolated state's most important economic and diplomatic backer, even as Beijing has signed up for tough United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang.


We'll reunite released Chibok girls with parents next week - FG

We'll reunite released Chibok girls with parents next week - FG

The deal, mediated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, included the release of five Boko Haram leaders, which led some opposition figures to criticise the exchange. Alhassan said there was need to help the girls forget the trauma they experienced from the bush. A small number of the schoolgirls managed to escape on their own.



North Korea in 'CIA Biochemical ATTACK plot' as elite unit created

Xi officially invited Moon to visit Beijing, Yoon added. In their phone call, Trump congratulated Moon on his election victory and his country's "peaceful, democratic transition of power", a White House statement said. The South Korean leader said he plans to send a special envoy to China to discuss Thaad and North Korea. China also hopes the new South Korean government attaches importance to China's concerns and takes steps to promote the stable and healthy development of ties, Xi said.



China says it tested new missile in north-eastern Bohai Sea

It did not reveal the type of missile or provide other details. While no other country has claims in the busy Bohai Sea, the drills come amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, including Chinese anger at the deployment of the United States anti-missile defence system Thaad in South Korea last month.