Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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Major cyber attack hits companies, hospitals, schools worldwide

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LONDON: A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system and global shipper FedEx. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails ...

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Britain’s health service hit by massive cyber attack

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LONDON: Computer systems in hospitals and doctors’ offices across Britain suffered large-scale failures Friday in a cyberattack likely carried out by ransom-seeking hackers that Prime Minister Theresa May said was part of an international assault on technology networks. “This is not targeted at the NHS,” May told reporters, referring to ...

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Trump warns James Comey to choose words carefully

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NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump warned James Comey, the former FBI director he fired this week, against leaking anything negative about the president and put the news media on notice that he may cancel future White House briefings. In a series of early-morning posts on Twitter, Trump even seemed to ...

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London police charge three women with terrorism

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LONDON: London police on Wednesday charged three women, including a mother and daughter, with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder after a raid during which one of them was shot. The charges were announced followed the April 27 operation at a home in north-west London, during which 20-year-old Khawla Barghouthi ...

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UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Two United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs are urging the Indian government to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir. The UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression and the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...

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Women sold for sham marriages to Asian crime gangs in Glasgow

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GLASGOW: Revelations that victims of human trafficking have been sold to Asian crime groups in Glasgow have been exposed as part of a report showing that it is now the second most lucrative criminal commodity after drugs. with labour and sexual exploitation the most common reasons for trafficking to Scotland. ...

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MP Virender Sharma win Pride of Punjab awards

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LONDON: Britain’s Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, MP Sajid Javid, presented the ‘Pride of Punjab Award’ 2017 to NRIs Virendra Sharma, Labour MP from Ealing and Southall, and Surinder Arora, founder chairman of the Arora Hotels, for their outstanding contribution to the communities in the UK. The ...

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Sadiq Khan first 12 months as mayor of London

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LONDON: Sadiq Khan’s win last year was the biggest of any London mayor to date and the greatest personal mandate of any politician in British history. More than 1.3m Londoners voted for him – that’s almost 57% of those voting – and he quit as Tooting MP straight away to ...

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