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Celebrities voice horror, heartache at UK concert attack

London - The suicide bombing at a concert by Ariana Grande in Britain that killed 22 people, including children, sparked an outpouring of grief and condolences from pop stars and other celebrities around the world.

Deadly attacks in Europe since 2015

Paris - The deadly bombing at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester which killed 22 people including children was the latest attack against targets in Europe, most of them by radical Islamists.

Recent terror attacks in Britain

London - At least 22 people were killed, including children, in a suicide bomb blast at the end of a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Britain's third city of Manchester.

Chronology of terror attacks on Britain

London - After Irish republicans ended regular bombings in 2001, terror attacks in Britain became more rare.

Istanbul demolishes nightclub targeted in New Year attack

Istanbul - Istanbul authorities on Monday demolished the Reina nightclub that was hit by a deadly jihadist gun attack on New Year revellers, saying the venue had violated Turkish legislation.

North Korea denies role in global cyberattack

New York - North Korea on Friday angrily dismissed reports linking its isolated regime to the global cyberattack that held thousands of computers to virtual ransom.

Bitcoin: Hackers' 'anonymous' currency

Paris - The perpetrators of the global cyberattack that caused havoc in 150 countries demanded "ransom" money in bitcoins, but experts believe the anonymity that the virtual currency affords is not necessarily impenetrable.

'Too early' to say who is behind cyberattacks: Europol

Den Haag - The European police agency said Tuesday it was still too early to determine who was behind a massive cyberattack which has caused global computer chaos, as researchers reported signs of a possible North Korean link.

Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

Seoul - More cyberattacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the Wannacry ransomware, South Korean cybersecurity experts warned Tuesday as fingers pointed at the North.

China denies universities hit hard by ransomware

Shanghai - Chinese authorities have said 66 of the country's universities were affected by the global ransomware attack, but have rejected reports of widespread damage in higher-education computer systems as "malicious" hype.

Whiz kid who foiled cyberattack

Paris - They are called white hats -- the good guys in the Wild West of the internet -- and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack.

Who's to blame for ransomware outbreak?

Washington - Questions are swirling over who is responsible for the security flaws exploited by hackers in the world's biggest ransomware attack to date, which crippled thousands of businesses and public organizations around the world.

Cyberattack fuels election row over UK health service

London - Life-saving operations cancelled, treatments delayed, medicine access restricted: Britain's health service struggled for a fourth day Monday with the fallout from a global cyberattack, putting ministers under pressure ahead of next month's election.

Putin says Russia has nothing to do with cyberattack

Bejing - Russia had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, criticising the US intelligence community for creating the original software.

Putin says Russia has nothing to do with cyberattack

Bejing - Russia had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, criticising the US intelligence community for creating the original software.

Putin says Russia has nothing to do with cyberattack

Bejing - Russia had nothing to do with a massive global cyberattack, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, criticising the US intelligence community for creating the original software.

New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided: Europol

Den Haag - European governments and companies appeared early Monday to have avoided further fallout from a crippling global cyberattack, the police agency Europol said.

Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know so far

London - Security agencies are hunting for those behind a crippling cyberattack which has so far hit hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, including at government agencies, factories and health services.

World braces for more cyberattacks as work week begins

London - Governments and computer experts girded Monday for a possible worsening of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries, as Microsoft warned against stockpiling vulnerabilities like the one at the heart of the crisis.

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

Paris - A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

Cyberattack: major cyber attacks over the past 10 years

Paris - A huge range of organisations and companies around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".

Organisations hit by global cyberattack

Paris - A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU's law enforcement agency as "unprecedented".

G7 finance chiefs talk cyber security in wake of attacks

Bari - G7 finance ministers turned their focus Saturday to combating cyber crime in what Italy's Pier Carlo Padoan described as an "unfortunately very timely" discussion.

Renault shuts down sites after being hit by cyberattack

Paris - French carmaker Renault is the latest major organisation to be hit by the massive wave of cyberattacks sweeping the globe, the company's management said on Saturday.

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

Hong Kong - A cybersecurity researcher appears to have discovered a "kill switch" that can prevent the spread of the WannaCry ransomware -- for now -- that has caused the cyberattacks wreaking havoc globally, they told AFP Saturday.

Russia's interior ministry says computers hit by 'virus attack'

Moscow - Russia's interior ministry said Friday that some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" amid reports of major cyber strikes across the globe.

London police charge three women with terrorism

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.

Europol probing IS setting up of social network

Den Haag - European police are probing whether the Islamic State group and other extremists are setting up a social network to spread propaganda, gain funding and avoid security crackdowns, an official said Wednesday.

Belgian MPs demand better help for terror victims

Brussels - Belgian lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that authorities overhaul the way victims of terrorism are treated, after widespread criticism of insensitivity in the wake of last year's attacks in Brussels.

Champs Elysees attacker's father 'threatens' police

Paris - The father of the gunman who killed a policeman in an attack on Paris's Champs Elysees this month was arrested after turning up drunk at a police station and threatening officers, a source close to the case said Saturday.
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