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Kaspersky researcher Costin Raiu cited 45,000 attacks in 74 countries as of Friday evening. The attack infected computers with what is known as "ransomware", software that locks up the user's data and flashes a message demanding payment to release it.
  • Trump on Comey 'tapes': 'I can't talk about that'

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    During the dinner, the president asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation director to pledge loyalty to him, the Times reported. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweet about the tapes "speaks for itself", when pressed for details.
  • Modi inaugurates multi-specialty hospital in Sri Lanka

    Modi inaugurates multi-specialty hospital in Sri Lanka

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    The prime minister lit a lamp - a traditional practice - initiating the UN "Vesak Day" celebrations, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. Later in the day, PM Modi will address a mass gathering of Indian origin Tamil people in the country. Modi said he firmly believed that Buddhism's message of peace was the answer to growing violence all over the world.
  • Carmaker Nissan says United Kingdom plant hit by cyber attack

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    Targets were sent an encrypted, compressed file that, once loaded, allowed the ransomware to infiltrate the quarry's systems. The demand is for a payment of Dollars 300 in virtual currency Bitcoin to unlock the files. "Our priority is to ensure that boards get all the support required to identify the full extent of any problems, and return IT systems to normal as soon as possible, so there is as little impact on patient care as possible.
  • ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

    ESCALATION IN SYRIA: Erdogan I - The Phantom Menace of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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    Last week, Turkey struck at People's Protection Units positions inside Syria, killing 20 fighters and media activists, according to the group, prompting Kurdish parties to call for a USA -enforced no-fly zone over northern Syria. "We may come overnight, all of a sudden", Erdogan reiterated. The Pentagon has previously reported that hundreds of U.S. troops are positioned on the ground in Syria to help with the Raqqa offensive against Islamic State.
  • The White House Correspondents' Dinner Went On Without President Trump

    The White House Correspondents' Dinner Went On Without President Trump

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    Trump's relationship with the media has always been fractious. "The leader of our country isn't here". And that's because he lives in Moscow. It is a very long flight, it'd be hard for Vlad to make it. Remember, you guys are public enemy number one. The 70-year-old president took time out to take a dig at the dinner. " You know, he could keep beating on us, but he has a 38 percent to 44 percent approval rating which is at a historic low and it's time to kind of put up", he continued.
  • College shooter stalked victim, but she didn't worry about him

    College shooter stalked victim, but she didn't worry about him

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    The college's central campus sits on 276 acres in the Las Colinas area of Irving. Police said the suspect in that attack was suffering from mental health troubles and at one point had been involuntarily committed for treatment. Students say a female in the cafeteria was shot and killed; this has not been confirmed and police have not released any identification or further details.
  • Korea open to USA dialogue under 'right conditions'

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    President Donald Trump told Bloomberg News earlier in May he would be willing to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Choe Son-hui, deputy director general of the Department of US Affairs at the North Korean Foreign Ministry, made the remarks in the Chinese capital, Beijing, on her way back home from Norway, according to the South's Yonhap news agency.
  • 'El Chapo' Waives Conflict of Interest as to Federal Defender

    'El Chapo' Waives Conflict of Interest as to Federal Defender

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    U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan first suggested during a pretrial hearing in Brooklyn that a trial could occur earlier next year, but he settled on April 16 after acknowledging the difficulty defense lawyers are having communicating with Guzman in a federal lockup in Manhattan where he is subjected to solitary confinement.
  • Not just a new president, new faces for France's parliament

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    Nevertheless, most of the 52 percent who came from civil society were completely unknown to the posse of journalists going through the names on Thursday afternoon. The candidates offer a taste of how Macron's grassroots, startup-style movement sought to recruit outside the circle of career politicians. Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon got almost 20 percent of the vote in the first-round vote.