NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'

NHS cyber-attack was 'launched from North Korea'

British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) led the international investigation. Security sources have told the BBC that the NCSC believes that a hacking group known as Lazarus launched the attack. The US Computer Emergency Response Team has also warned about Lazarus. The same group…

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Man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

Man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

A man who has spent 13 years in prison in Sweden charged with murder has been released after new evidence came to light in a true crime podcast. Spar, hosted by journalists Anton Berg and Martin Johnson and released via podcast platform Acast, has been examining the imprisonment of Kaj Linna for the last two years. Mr Linna was initially sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for murder and robbery. Robert Lindberg was killed…

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From Funhouse to Blind Date: Cult TV show comebacks

From Funhouse to Blind Date: Cult TV show comebacks

In this day and age, you haven’t lived unless someone has started a crowdfunding campaign to bring you back from obscurity. Funhouse is the latest cult TV series which could be making a return, which is good news for fans of – *clears throat* – “quizzes, races and really wacky places”. However, the programme’s fans want it to return not as a TV show – but as a live experience which members of the public…

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Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Once upon a time, if you wanted to play multiplayer on a game console, you had to do it with a common television and multiple controllers. This worked plenty well, if you had the right setup — I spent more than a few nights at college slugging it out against friends in Mario Kart — but local multiplayer on a common screen has been superseded by remote multiplayer across multiple consoles in many titles. Whether…

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From Apple to Bear: 8 unusual celebrity baby names

From Apple to Bear: 8 unusual celebrity baby names

Amal and George Clooney welcomed their first children into the world on Tuesday. The twins – a girl and a boy – have been named Ella and Alexander. Congratulations poured in when the announcement of the birth was made, but some were puzzled by their choice of names. “George and Amal Clooney gave their twins nice normal names? Isn’t that a violation of celebrity rules?” asked one of many fans who took to social media…

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From Supermodel to Super Chef: Meet Pascale Naessens

From Supermodel to Super Chef: Meet Pascale Naessens

Photo Credit: Pascale Naessens/Instagram If you ever had the pleasure of meeting the statuesque Pascale Naessens, the first thing you notice is her ease, and effervescent personality. After a career as a model (complete with eating disorder) Pascale decided she would focus her after-modeling career on helping others through nutrition.  As an iconic figure in Belgium, she sold over 1.5 million copies of her seven books. Her latest, Pure & Simple, is the first U.S. release.  We sat…

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Jay Hunt, who bought rights to Bake Off from BBC, resigns from C4

Jay Hunt, who bought rights to Bake Off from BBC, resigns from C4

The woman who helped Channel 4 buy Great British Bake Off is leaving the broadcaster after more than six years. Jay Hunt, who leaves her post in September, said it had been a “thrilling time to be at the helm” as chief creative officer. Hunt, 50, had said that the purchase of Bake Off from Love Productions was to save it for the nation. She had been named as a favourite to take over from…

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Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord

Media playback is unsupported on your device There has been widespread international condemnation of President Trump’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. UN chief Antonio Guterres’s spokesman called it “a major disappointment” while the European Union said it was “a sad day for the world”. However, senior Republicans and the US coal industry backed the move. Mr Trump said the accord “punished” the US and would cost millions of…

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