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Inflight internet ready to take off

Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say.

Global stocks mostly fall on oil price slump

New York - Global stocks mostly tumbled on Wednesday, with the energy sector taking a beating as worries about excess supply and ineffectual OPEC policy hit oil prices.

Bordeaux's world winefest has WOW! factor

Bordeaux - The world's wine industry will converge Sunday when the prestigious Vinexpo kicks off in Bordeaux, the capital of French viticulture, with Chinese visitors leading the pack of foreign punters.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide

Washington - More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight, fueling a global health crisis that claims millions of lives every year, according to a major new international study released on Monday.

Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide: study

Washington - More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese, with weight-related health problems claiming millions of lives every year, according to a major new global study released on Monday.

Pound dives as Britain thrown into chaos by shock vote

Hong Kong - The pound plunged almost two percent Friday as Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to lose her majority in Britain's general election, fuelling political uncertainty just days before the start of Brexit talks.

Chatting with Shawn Barber: World Champion Canadian pole vaulter Special

Canadian pole vaulter and reigning world champion Shawn Barber chatted with Digital Journal about his win in Beijing, and the 2017 World Championships in London; moreover, he offered advice for aspiring pole vaulters.

World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout

Paris - World leaders react with anger and defiance after President Donald Trump announced that the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Climate accord rejection deals blow to US leadership

Washington - President Donald Trump's dramatic decision to pull out of the 195-nation Paris climate accord deals a dramatic blow to US world leadership and international cooperation.

Global stocks rally at end of volatile week

New York - Global stock markets rebounded Friday, recovering some of the heavy losses sustained earlier this week on worries about President Donald Trump's growth agenda in the wake of burgeoning investigations of the White House.

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.

Which countries have the best healthcare?

Paris - Neither Canada nor Japan cracked the top 10, and the United States finished a dismal 35th, according to a much anticipated ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries, released Friday.

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.

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".
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