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Unprecedented cyber attacks wreak global havoc

Unprecedented cyber attacks wreak global havoc

Speaking on Saturday after chairing a meeting of the crisis response committee, or COBRA, Rudd said 48 of 248 health service trusts in England had been impacted by Friday's attack, but that all except six were now functioning normally. United States software firm Symantec said the majority of organisations affected were in Europe, and the attack was believed to be indiscriminate.


North Korea missile test was 'new type of ballistic rocket'

North Korea missile test was 'new type of ballistic rocket'

The North fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russian Federation on Sunday in a launch that Washington called a message to South Korea, days after its new president took office pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. ICBM's are considered to have a range of about 6,000km, but analysts believe the missile tested on Sunday would have travelled about 4,000km if it had been fired at a standard trajectory rather than upwards.


Flipkart is offering huge discounts on Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel

Flipkart is offering huge discounts on Apple iPhone 7, Google Pixel

The shopping extravaganza continues until May 18 and provides huge discounts on Flipkart. Starting with the iPhone 7 Plus, the 32GB variant is now available for Rs 54,999, a 23 percent discount from the Rs 72,000 original price. Redmi Note will be available Rs 12,999. Onida 42-inch full HD Smart LED TV is slashed by Rs 3,000 and is now up for Rs. 27,999. So, without further ado, here is the list of top deals on the second day of the Flipkart Big 10 Sale.



Labour to pledge an additional £37 billion of funding for the NHS

Labour said a "big chunk" of the £10bn infrastructure investment would be spent on upgrading the health service's computers, to ensure no repeat of the cyber-attack that has hit dozens of NHS trusts. Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg told a Brexit conference in London: "It is a delight to be here on a Saturday morning in the middle of possibly one of the most listless, soulless and dreary General Election campaigns I can ever remember".


Vodacom net profit up on subscriber growth

Vodacom net profit up on subscriber growth

As this is a related-party transaction, Vodafone , which now owns 65 percent of Vodacom, is precluded from voting on this at this meeting. The acquisition remains subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. Sales rose 1.5 percent to 81.3 billion rand. Based on Friday's JSE closing price of R152.49 per Vodacom share, this values the proposed transaction at R34.6 billion.