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Cybersecurity experts have been working around the clock to try to halt the malware attack that is unprecedented in scale. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency.
  • China says Taiwan health not at risk by absence from UN meeting

    China says Taiwan health not at risk by absence from UN meeting

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    China views democratic Taiwan as a renegade province to be taken back with the use of force, if necessary, and other countries and worldwide organisations should not recognise it or treat as a separate country. China on Wednesday told Taiwan that there was no other way to "end the deadlock" between them than to accept the One-China policy. Tsai's DPP said the government would not bow to China's pressure, saying Beijing's actions "seriously undermine peace and stability in cross-Strait ...
  • Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries -Europol

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    LONDON (AP) - As terrifying as the unprecedented global "ransomware" attack was, cybersecurity experts say it's nothing compared to what might be coming - especially if companies, organizations and governments don't make major fixes. The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was supposedly identified by the National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes and was later leaked to the internet.
  • Brent price rises after news on possible OPEC output cut extension

    Brent price rises after news on possible OPEC output cut extension

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    Russian oil minister Alexandra Novak said at the briefing the aim of the cuts is to rebalance the global crude market. "The agreement needs to be extended as we will not reach the desired inventory level by end of June". Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Thursday, as large drawdowns in U.S. inventories and growing support for continued OPEC output cuts boosted confidence that a seemingly insurmountable glut might finally diminish.
  • NHS nurses to stage 'summer walkouts' over pay cap

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    They could be balloted over walkouts unless the next Government pledges to scrap a 1% pay rise cap. "This is an unprecedented show of anger and frustration over the Government's pay policy". "It would be the first time RCN members came out and took industrial action in our 100 year history". "The current conditions in the NHS are driving people out of the profession and putting new people off entering it".
  • Arkansas Softball Receives Bid To NCAA Tournament

    Arkansas Softball Receives Bid To NCAA Tournament

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    The Emporia State baseball team is the number 1 seed and will be hosting the NCAA Central Regional tournament that is scheduled to begin Thursday. Should the seeds hold up through regional play, No. The Tigers have made an NCAA regional every season under 11th-year coach Ehren Earleywine and advanced to the super regionals eight times with three trips to the Women's College World Series.
  • Ebola outbreak declared in Congo, with at least 3 dead

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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo last had an Ebola outbreak in 2014, according to reports from The Guardian , which was less extensive and shorter than the one affecting Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. "This trial, confirming the 100 percent efficacy of the rVSV Ebola vaccine, is a simply remarkable outcome", Dr. Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said of the research.
  • Three deaths linked to new ebola outbreak in Congo

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    The trial took place in the coastal region of Basse-Guinée, the area of Guinea still experiencing new Ebola cases when the trial started in 2015. "We must engage with local communities so they understand that this is a virus unlike any other, it is very contagious and deadly", Kabambi told Reuters .
  • World Health Organisation confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

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    Speaking to LEADERSHIP in a phone Interview, the Director of Communications, Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs Akinola Boade said the federal government has also given a directive to port health officials to step up inspection activities and to report any sick person or suspects to ensure that the State Epidemiologist in the states is immediately alerted and relevant tests conducted.
  • Trump's lawyers: No Russian income in last decade with a 'few exceptions'

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    According to the letter, Trump owes no debts to Russian persons or entities, there are no "equity investments by Russians persons or entities" in Trump-controlled properties, and Trump has no investments in Russian entities. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said in that hearing that he wanted to find out more about Trump's dealings in Russian Federation after James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, said that he could not discuss the issue because it ...
  • Trump's Tax Returns Show No Russian Income, 'With A Few Exceptions'

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    It stated that Trump's tax returns do not show any income, dept or equity investments from Russian sources - with "few exceptions". Republican senator Lindsay Graham said this week he wanted to know "if there are any Trump business ties to Russian Federation that are inappropriate", and White House press secretary Sean Spicer said May 9 that Trump had "charged a leading law firm in Washington " to send a letter to Graham showing he had "no connections" to Russian Federation.