Over a million people evacuated as Cyclone Fani slams Indian east coast

India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Friday, with thousand of villagers piling household possessions on to trucks before fleeing their homes. Severe cyclonic storm Fani was churning up the Bay of Bengal about 275 km (171 miles) south-southwest… Read More Over a million people evacuated as Cyclone Fani slams Indian east coast

3M set to acquire medical device maker Acelity in $6.7billion deal

3M Co said on Thursday it would buy privately held medical device maker Acelity Inc in a deal valued at $6.7 billion, including debt, as the U.S. industrial conglomerate looks to expand its business in medical dressings and related products. The maker of Post-it notes and Scotch tape is buying the company and some of… Read More 3M set to acquire medical device maker Acelity in $6.7billion deal

Ugandan pop star and lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi released on bail

Bobi Wine, a Ugandan pop star and lawmaker who is seeking to challenge veteran leader Yoweri Museveni for the presidency, was freed on bail on Thursday after spending two days in jail on charges of staging unlawful protests. Magistrate Esther Nahirya granted bail after hearing Wine’s application, but told him he would be returned to… Read More Ugandan pop star and lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi released on bail

Researchers say thousands of companies using SAP software are highly vulnerable to hacking

Up to 50,000 companies running SAP software are at greater risk of being hacked after security researchers found new ways to exploit vulnerabilities of systems that haven’t been properly protected and published the tools to do so online. German software giant SAP said it issued guidance on how to correctly configure the security settings in… Read More Researchers say thousands of companies using SAP software are highly vulnerable to hacking

Cyprus justice minister Ionas Nicolaou resigns over serial killings of foreign women

Cyprus’s justice minister resigned on Thursday amid public uproar at how police handled disappearances of foreign women, victims of a suspected serial killer whose actions went undetected for almost three years. Four women have been found murdered in the past three weeks, their bodies dumped in three locations west of the capital Nicosia. Investigations are… Read More Cyprus justice minister Ionas Nicolaou resigns over serial killings of foreign women

UN blacklists founder of Pakistan militant group Jaish-e-Mohamed

A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse. Pakistan’s ally China had repeatedly opposed efforts at the United Nations by Western powers to directly sanction JeM founder Masood Azhar, even though the group… Read More UN blacklists founder of Pakistan militant group Jaish-e-Mohamed

British PM Theresa May fires defense minister Gavin Williamson over Huawei leak

British Prime Minister Theresa May fired her defense minister on Wednesday over a leak of discussions in the National Security Council about Chinese telecoms company Huawei, the latest of her allies to be ousted from government. The sudden dismissal of Gavin Williamson, who strenuously denied involvement in the leak, was another blow for May, whose… Read More British PM Theresa May fires defense minister Gavin Williamson over Huawei leak