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Sophos shares surge after WannaCry cyber security hack

The Kaspersky Lab estimated up to five percent of computers affected around the world could be located in India, due to the number of computers there using older versions of Microsoft's operating system. The initial attack, known as "WannaCry", paralyzed computers running Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies around the world.


Mattis tries to assure Turkey over arming Kurds

Mattis tries to assure Turkey over arming Kurds

Redur Khalil, the spokesman for the Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units, or YPG, on Thursday called on Turkey to let go of its "unjustified" fears of the group, which is battling Islamic State militants with the help of USA -led airstrikes.



South Korea to send special envoys to five countries

If it had been fired at a normal angle, analysts say, it could have flown much farther - estimates vary between 4,000 and 7,000 kilometers (2,500 and 4,350 miles), the upper number putting Alaska and possibly Hawaii within striking distance.


'Fat cats keep the money', angry voter yells at UK PM May

'Fat cats keep the money', angry voter yells at UK PM May

Cathy set out how she was struggling and angrily corrected May when the prime minister responded: "We've got a lot of plans for people with mental health". "They took it all away from me". Cathy, who said she had mild learning disabilities, lambasted the prime minister for pulling support from people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and "wheelchair users".


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un revisits island strike site

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un revisits island strike site

South Korea's intelligence service told CNN they know nothing about the alleged plot. The North Korean statement comes during a period of tension on the Korean Peninsula over concerns that the North is preparing another nuclear test or missile launch, including a possible test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.



Spouses of Belt and Road Forum leaders visit Palace Museum

UN Bodies and regional organisations have embraced it, as multiple projects under the "One Belt-One Road" have complementarity. The TPP, touted by the previous USA administration of President Barack Obama, has effectively been killed by Trump, who has withdrawn US support.