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Day: May 15, 2017

North Korea’s new missile has unprecedented range
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea’s new missile has unprecedented range

    North Korea said Monday it had successfully tested a new type of rocket in its latest missile launch, as analysts said it showed an unprecedented range that brought US bases in the Pacific within reach. Sunday’s launch was of a new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket named the Hwasong-12, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said. Leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the test, it said, and hugged officials in the field of rocket research, saying that they worked hard to achieve a great thing. The isolated North is under multiple sets of United Nations sanctions over its nuclear and missile programmes, which have triggered global alarm. The missile was launched on an unusually high trajectory, with KCNA saying it flew to an altitude of 2,...
Monday morning meltdown expected cyber attack as Europol chief warns of escalating threat
ENGLISH, Europe

Monday morning meltdown expected cyber attack as Europol chief warns of escalating threat

    The threat from the cyber attack that crippled international services will continue to grow as people return to work on Monday, the head of Europol warned. Since Friday's breach more than 200,000 victims - including the NHS - across 150 countries have been infected by the Wanna Decryptor ransomware, also known as WannaCry. Speaking to ITV's Peston on Sunday, Europol director Rob Wainwright said the attack was indiscriminate across the private and public sectors. At the moment we are in the face of an escalating threat, the numbers are going up, I am worried about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn their machines on Monday morning. The latest count is over 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries. Many of those will be businesses includin...
The real reason of Prince Philip stepping down from public life reveled
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

The real reason of Prince Philip stepping down from public life reveled

    A royal butler claims to have shed light on the real reason why Prince Philip has decided to step down from public life. The Duke of Edinburgh 'reassessed his priorities' after two of his closet pals died, a long standing servant claimed in a candid interview with the Daily Star. And when a nasty cold in December saw the 95-year-old pull out of public events over Christmas, his mind was made up, according to the source. The butler told the paper: "That (the death of his friends) hurt him quite bad. He thought: I'm 95, I need to slow down. If you asked two years ago he would not have retired at all. But because of his friends death and what happened at Christmas, he feels this is the right choice. One of the friends is believed to be Sir Brian McGrath, known as Prince Phili...
Bodies of three Bangladeshis to send home from NY Tuesday
America, ENGLISH

Bodies of three Bangladeshis to send home from NY Tuesday

    Bodies of three Bangladeshis, who died in a car crash in the USA, will be sent home from New York on Tuesday night. The namaj-e-janaza of the deceased will be held at Jamaica Muslim Centre (JMC) after the Zuhr prayers on Tuesday, said Shameem Ahsan, Bangladesh Consul General in New York. Consulate’s representatives will also participate in the janaza, he said. He said that Shamim Hossain, first secretary of the Consul General of Bangladesh in New York, has already visited houses of the three victims and met the injured at the hospital. He spent almost whole day with the bereaved members of the families and at the hospital. The hospital authorities were requested to ensure best possible treatment to the injured national, added Shameem Ahsan, adding that the Consulate has ta...
US musician dies after live streaming suicide on Facebook
America, ENGLISH

US musician dies after live streaming suicide on Facebook

    A US man died at a hospital after live streaming his suicide on social networking site Facebook, the media reported on Saturday. According to witnesses, Jared McLemore, 33, a well-known musician in Memphis, ran into Murphy’s bar early Saturday morning seconds after setting himself on fire in a parking lot across the street. The livestream shows McLemore dousing himself with kerosene. The frantic screams of witnesses can be heard in the background. ‘This overwhelming smell of kerosene filled the room,’ Jim Duckworth, a witness was quoted as saying to wreg.com. ‘It looked like a movie, like someone wearing a flame-retardant suit...There were some people who thought that it was a joke,’ Kimberly Koehler, another witness. Koehler said McLemore’s former girlfriend, against whom...