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China pressures South Korea on missile system

The likely victor could be Moon Jae In of the Democratic Party. Moon also has said he would reconsider the deployment of a controversial US missile defense system known as THAAD, which was installed on the divided peninsula based on an agreement with ousted President Park Geun-hye. Read More »

Dinosaurs may have survived if asteroid hit Earth differently


A BBC documentary titled " The Day The Dinosaurs Died " shows that the result might have been very different with even a slight change in the time of impact. Ben Garrod, an evolutionary biologist who presents a BBC programme on the discovery this week, said: "Our blue planet turned grey". Ben Garrod spent time on the drill rig that was stationed 30km off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in April/May a year ago, to better understand the aims of the project; Alice Roberts visited widely ... Read More »

ZeniMax sues Samsung over VR technology in Gear goggles


Because of this, ZeniMax thinks that the Gear VR was built using technology that did not belong to them in the first place. But the lawsuit alleges that Carmack owed much of his success at Oculus to software he developed as part of a team at ZeniMax. Read More »

Henderson Island: One of the most polluted places on Earth


However, the extent of plastic pollution on Henderson's beaches was such that the researchers made a decision to document it, in a study now published in the journal PNAS . In some places, there were nearly 700 pieces of debris in a square meter of beach, although the average was a few hundred per square meter on the surface. Read More »

Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments

These include the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for all central and state government systems; Reserve Bank of India, National Payments Corporation of India and Unique Identification Authority of India for protection of the digital payments ecosystem; the Department of Telecommunications to alert Internet service providers for security of the telecommunications network; and Data Security Council of India and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing to circulate advisories to their ... Read More »

Ten-year-old girl pregnant raped stepfather abortion


The incident occurred on May 9 and came to light when the victim's body was found in the city's IMT area. Although, the two accused men, who have been taken into police custody claim that they did not have any accomplices, the autopsy conducted on the victim seems to suggest otherwise. Read More »

North Korea says missile it tested can carry nuclear warhead

North Korea said it will prepare for more tests. Trump later appeared to hold open the door to negotiations, saying he would be "honoured" to meet Kim and called him a "smart cookie". A jubilant leader Kim Jong Un promised more nuclear and missile tests and warned that North Korean weapons could strike the U.S. mainland and Pacific holdings. Read More »

Ransomware cyber-attack: Who has been hardest hit?

Brad Smith criticized US intelligence agencies, including the CIA and National Security Agency, for "stockpiling" software code that can be used by hackers. Monday was expected to be a busy day, especially in Asia which may not have seen the worst of the impact yet, as companies and organizations turned on their computers. Read More »

'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know


Organizations around the world have spent the weekend trying to recover after being hit by a virus that seeks to seize control of computers until victims pay a ransom. "While this protected newer Windows systems and computers that had enabled Windows Update to apply this latest update, many computers remained unpatched globally", Smith wrote . Read More »

India Asks World Court to Bar Pakistan From Executing Alleged Spy


Following India's arguments, Pakistan, in its submission before the UN's highest judicial body, said India's application on Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and subversive activities last month, was "unnecessary and misconceived" and must be dismissed. Read More »

Former AG Barr: Trump Right to Make 'Fresh Start' at Federal Bureau of Investigation

The White House has denied that Comey's firing Tuesday had anything to do with the FBI's continuing investigation into Russia's interference in the USA election, including the possible role of Trump campaign aides and associates. The New York Times said Comey told associates he declined to make a pledge of loyalty to Trump when the president requested it while they dined just seven days after his inauguration. Read More »

Global cyberattack: A simple explanation

The enterprise-security division of Qihoo 360, one of the country's leading suppliers of anti-virus software, said 29,372 institutions ranging from government offices to universities, ATMs and hospitals had been "infected" by the outbreak as of late Saturday. Read More »

Global Ransomware Cyberattack Is 'Under Control' in the US, Trump Adviser Says


Because hackers exploited a security hole in some Windows versions discovered by the National Security Agency, Microsoft says the intelligence agency bears some responsibility. "We're working side by side with partners in the private sector and worldwide partners", Bossert said. Saturday morning at 9 a.m., after it had become clear the world was dealing with a unique digital ambush of unprecedented scale, Bossert also chaired a meeting of the NSC principals committee, which is composed of ... Read More »

Overwatch: New Art Book and Comic Anthology Due Out this October


You can pre-order both from Amazon now. The deluxe limited edition "comes packaged in a lovely clamshell box with magnetic closure and includes an acetate slipcover featuring the game's most popular hero, Tracer". For lore nerds, the comics thus far explore such questions as how Bastion joined the team, why Ana disappeared, and where Tracer got her catchphrase (you know the one - about the cavalry). Read More »

Moon to send special envoys on THAAD, DPRK to China

Trump said this month that he'd be "honored" to meet with Mr. Kim if the conditions were right. Moon was sworn in as new South Korean president on Wednesday, filling the leadership vacuum prompted by the ouster of Park over a massive scandal. Read More »

Exhibit Featuring Lifelike Dinosaur Fossil Opens In Alberta


The land where the animal died became the bottom of an ancient sea. Museum experts say it is the oldest known dinosaur from Alberta and the most well-preserved of the armored dinosaurs ever unearthed. The fossil that remains is incredibly detailed with remnants of skin still covering the creature's armor plates. Even traces of some of the nodosaur's scales, between the plates, were preserved. Read More »

Cyber experts wary but hopeful that ransomeware attacks subsiding

Cyber security professionals worked round the clock over the weekend, trying to protect corporate clients against what experts are calling the biggest ransomware attack ever, before they open for business Monday morning. Peter SinkambaA global cyber-attack using hacking tools believed to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected tens of thousands of computers in almost 100 countries last week. Read More »

Netflix seems keen to introduce price hikes in Australia

To date, the weekend surcharge has only been trialled with select customers in the U.S., resulting in a price hike of between $1 and $3 a month (depending on membership level). "We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time", he said. "Not everyone will see this test and we may not ever offer it generally". Read More »

China President Discusses Nuclear Issue with New South Korean Counterpart


On Thursday, the USA director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, told the Senate Intelligence Committee that North Korea posed "a very significant, potentially existential threat to the United States that has to be addressed". Despite its anger at North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, China remains the isolated state's most important economic and diplomatic backer even with Beijing signing up for tough United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang. Read More »

Kylie Jenner on Fame: 'I Can't Do It Forever'

Since Caitlyn released her tell-all book, The Secrets Of My Life , which accused Kris of knowing about her struggles with gender, Kris and the Kardashian clan have cut Caitlyn out of their lives. Meanwhile, fans can catch Kylie Jenner on season 13 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians , airing Sundays at 9/8c on E! "I am not totally innocent, because I am keeping up this lifestyle", Jenner said. Read More »

United Nations needs $1.4 billion in help for South Sudanese refugees


A previous joint humanitarian appeal for South Sudanese refugees sought US$ 1.2 billion, but was only 14 per cent funded. By the end of October 2016, no fewer than 1.2 million South Sudanese had fled as refugees to CAR, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, while within the country nearly 1.8 million people had become internally displaced and 6.1 million were estimated to be in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Read More »

Worldwide cyberattack could spark more trouble Monday

The initial attack, known as "WannaCry", paralyzed computers that run Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies worldwide in what was believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme so far. Read More »

Generations Actor Killed Trying To Stop Robbery


Hlatshwayo had earlier in the day attended a Jozi FM fun walk event where he says he was "his usual jolly self". "It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of our beloved brother, friend and colleague, Mandla Hlatshwayo". "May his soul rest in peace and his legacy be an inspiration to the nation and bring comfort to the loved ones he left behind", said the MEC. Minister Fikile Mbalula assures all South Africans that the South African Police will do everything in their power to ... Read More »

SpaceX to launch secretive satellite


SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive USA payload, known as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk, various media reported today. SpaceX will use a new rocket in Monday's mission. Falcon 9 booster lands after NROL 76 launch. SpaceX in 2014 filed suit against the US Air Force, saying it unfairly awarded billions of dollars to a single company for national security launches. Read More »