The latest international news from the BBC.
Browse content similar to 13/05/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
This is BBC World News Today. I'm Alpa Patel.
After the attack - the investigation.
Europol says Friday's ransomware hack was unprecented in its scale -
and officials round the world say they will hunt down
people at this time but we have a people at this time but we have a
number of lines of enquiry. We'll have the latest on the attack,
plus details on how you can work out if your computer is at risk,
and what you can do Donald Trump says
he could announce his replacement for the man he sacked as Director
of the FBI within a week - with 11 names said to
be on the shortlist. The grand final of the Eurovision
Song test. Stand by for outrageous contest, a live up date from the
Eurovision Song contest. We'll find out which world
leader gave his son a look at what his father does
for a living. Hello and welcome
to World News Today. The global cyber attack
affecting organsiations in almost 100 countries
is on an unprecedented scale. That's the assessment of Europe's
police agency - EuroPol. More than 24 hours after the hack
attack, the authorities say they are getting to grips
with the problem. In the UK for instance,
the government says most hospitals Other high-profile victims include
the US courier company FedEx. Megafon was also affected -
that's the second largest mobile And Spanish Telecoms giant
Telefonica also hacked. The cyber attack which wreaked such
chaos in Britain's health service was a global assault,
affecting Russia worst of all but also countries
as far apart as the US, The two British agencies tackling it
said a complex international investigation would be needed
to catch the culprits. We haven't identified the culprit
at this time but we are deploying all covert and overt means available
to us and we have a number It is important that we pursue those
quickly so we can reassure the public we are taking
this very seriously. At the heart of this attack
was a software worm which spreads itself from computer to computer
using code originally designed by US It encrypts all the files
on infected computers By last night at least,
75,000 computers had been infected At that point, a cyber security
expert managed almost by chance All the data is still unusable
until a ransom is paid. Any modern computer that
had its software regularly updated was safe but some NHS trusts use
old operating systems that were particularly vulnerable
and others may simply have failed to take a security update
released in March. Today, the National Security
Centre had this advice. The first is to make
sure your security software The second is to employ proper good
anti-virus software and the third and most important for ransomware
protection is to back up your data because you cannot be held to ransom
if you have a back-up. It has been a reminder of how
vulnerable organisations are to attack by organised criminals
seeking to raise money or by hostile states and terrorist groups trying
to cause maximum disruption. There are thousands
of vulnerabilities. For example, if we were to look
at a company of 50,000 computers, we might find hundreds of thousands
of vulnerabilities It is also reminder that computers
are not a one-off investment. Well, here in the UK,
hospitals and doctor's surgeries were disrupted as a result
of the hack. Well, as we heard briefly
in Daniel's report, the global cyber attack was halted,
almost by accident, after a 22-year-old in the UK
checked the code and found a reference to an
unregistered website name. The researcher who goes
by the pseudonym MalwareTech then paid ten dollars to register
the domain which caused much of the malicious
programming to stop. He then reached out to the cyber
security expert Darien Huss to confirm that he had indeed found
a way to stop it. Mr Huss joined us earlier
to tell us what happened. My colleague first pointed me to
this malicious cyber attack and I started researching the incident and
immediately discovered there was the domain hard-coded in the militias
sample and the code is so simplistic that I realised that there is a kill
switch functionality in the malware and so I proceeded to tweet about it
and started conversing with other security researchers and that is
when malware tech reached out to me to confirm that by sequencing that
domain that was hard-coded in the malware, they were stopping
infections. He has been called an accidental hero, hasn't he? He
stopped the spread that those computers that were already
infected, it was too late for them? Yes, that is correct. Unfortunately,
many of the computers that were already infected by sequencing the
domain that actually doesn't help those computers and many of those
computers had all of their files encrypted so really the only way to
recover from an attack like that is to either pay the ransom or to
restore from a back-up that was previously made of those computers.
Well, here in the UK, hospitals and doctor's surgeries
were disrupted as a result of the hack.
The BBC's health editor, Hugh Pym looks into how the cyber attack -
affected Britain's huge state-run health sector.
The news shocked staff and patients alike.
The cyber attack shut down key systems.
Ron Grimshaw won't forget it in a hurry.
He was in the middle of having an MRI scan but it was abruptly
I was stunned, obviously stunned, and the nurse said this is the first
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was at a meeting of the emergency
Cobra committee along with the Home Secretary,
who denied there were weaknesses in NHS systems.
I don't believe it is to do with being prepared.
There is always more we can all do to make sure we are secure
against viruses but I think there had already been good
preparations in place by the NHS to make sure that they were ready
In England, hospital and ambulance services have been affected at 48
In Scotland, 11 out of 14 health boards have felt the impact,
including health boards and GP surgeries.
The Scottish Ambulance Service was also affected.
2,000 PCs have been taken out of commission.
It will take a few days but we will be working
round-the-clock to do that as fast as we can.
All but five of the English trusts have restored their networks.
There could be more cancellations of routine surgery
Well, so serious was the attack that finance ministers -
meeting at the G7 summit - have called on banks around
the world to test their systems and ensure they're protected.
You can find much more on this story on our website,
including how you can check if your computer is vulnerable
and what you can do to protect yourself.
President Donald Trump says he could announce a replacement
for fired FBI Director James Comey by late next week.
He told reporters on board Air Force One he could name
Lucy Grey has been looking at the possible nominations.
The sacking of the director of the FBI sent shock waves through
Washington. President Trump accused James Kobe of being a showboat and
Grandstand. Trump says the decision could be made quickly. People love
every well-known, the highest level, we can make a decision. US media
reports that around 11 people in all are being considered for the role
but four people are expected to meet the Attorney General Jeff Sessions
and his deputy. They include acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, he has
worked in the FBI for over 20 years, running the Washington yield of
before coming deputy director. He defended his former boss and cast
out White House claims that Mr Comey had lost the confidence of his
staff. I hold Mr Comey in the highest regard, I have the highest
respect for his considerable abilities and his integrity and it
has been the greatest privilege and honour of my professional life to
work with him. Also reported to be in the frame is Republican Senator
John Corning, he is now the Senate Jo Riches whip. Alex Fisher,
lawyer who previously read -- let lawyer who previously read -- let
the just this department criminal division. Also, Michael Garcia, a
judge on the New York State Court of Appeal. He has worked on
high-profile terrorism investigations and was chairman of
an investigation committee on at Fifa.
One man following this story closely is Callum Borshures
Thank you for being with us. We saw some of the candidates there. Who do
you think front runners? Certainly the biggest names are John Corning
and Andrew McCabe and Mike Rogers. They all represent different types
of candidates. John Corning is loyal to Trump, and we know he prizes
loyalty. McCabe is the incumbent. He was perfectly willing to consider
the White House this past week. Mike Rogers is the pick of the union that
represents FBI retired and current agents. Agents really like him
because he used to be an FBI agent himself. They are probably the front
runners. John Corning, tell us about him and what the reaction would be
if he were to get the job? Well, I think that pig would be viewed
sceptically by Democrats and others because he is so loyal to Trump.
There is this ongoing investigation of Russian tampering in the election
last fall and whether there was any collusion with the Trump campaign.
So, putting John Corning in that role would have the appearance of
trying to shutdown or stalled Gatt investigation, it might look as if
Trump were trying to put somebody in the role who would make sure that
nothing bad happened to him. This has been such a fast and fear this
week in Washington politics, Democrats are furious, what has the
response been from Republicans and Trump supporters? Well, they have
said it is that about time and they have said Democrats are being
hypocritical by objecting and they have a point, quite frankly, because
Democrats were very critical of James Comey and the way he handled
the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation during the campaign.
But Democrats have said we didn't like the way he handled the
investigation but we don't believe that is why the Trump administration
is why they fired him, we think they fired him because he was trying to
get him off his tail. So, this sort of act and forth is doubly
complicated. Mr Comey wasn't very popular at times in either party. He
was due to testify, we now know he isn't on Tuesday, will we hear from
him any time soon? I suspect we will. We have had James Clapper who
has been called to testify a couple of times, so there is a precedent
for bringing in these folks who works in various intelligence
leadership roles to hear what they have to say. It certainly was
probably a bit too fresh for Mr Comey to come in and testify on
Thursday of this week. Andrew McCabe went in his place but I suspect we
will be hearing from Mr Comey at some point down the line. Thank you
for being with us. Still to come, all the sport, including Manchester
City's push for a Champions League place as Pep Guardiola sends out an
unchanged team for the first time as a Premier League manager.
The Pope was shot, the Pope will live. The man they called the
Butcher of legal went on trial today in the French town where he was the
Gestapo chief in the Second World War.
Winnie Mandela had been sentenced to six years in jail. The judge told
her there was no indication she felt remorse.
It is the worst earthquake to hit the country for years.
A machine has defeated Garry Kasparov.
America's first legal same-sex marriages have taken place in
Massachusetts. The police agency Europa League has
described the cyber attack on security systems around the world as
unprecedented. Donald Trump says he could announce the replacement for
the EI direct in a week. The Eurovision Song Contest
is under way in Ukraine. Italy's entry, an act involving
a man dressed as a gorilla, The BBC's Steve Rosenberg
is in Kiev for us and he's Over to you, Steve.
Thank you very much indeed. I'm in the press centre which is full of
journalists and fans and loggers. This is what the United Nations
should be like. Lots of different countries and cultures joking and
chatting, and having a good time. We've got Poland suitably dressed
for the occasion. Wonderful costumes. It is almost as if this
was the Eurovision Song contest in this room. When the musicians appear
cheers. I think we've got Spain cheers. I think we've got Spain
singing now. You look around here, with got Spanish fans waving their
flags. It really is a big party. People knock the Eurovision Song
contest a lot but the idea behind it is a very noble one, in other words,
bringing people together, bringing different countries together,
knocking down borders and using music to do it. Who is the
favourite? Well, bog area, Italy, Portugal, they are the front
runners. We should be hearing from Lucie Jones initial while. It is the
Eurovision Song contest, it is so unpredictable, I have never been
able to edit a winner in my life and I don't know who is going to winds
this year's contest. Steve Rosenberg, thank you very
much. Here was the sport. Hello, we start with football news -
Manchester City are up to third in the Premier League table
after a 2-1 win against Leicester Pep Guardiola's side are now three
points ahead of Arsenal in the race for a Champions League spot but can
count themselves fortunate after Riyad Mahrez's penalty
was disallowed after his slipped - making a 'double
contact' with the ball. In the second half, wouldn't know if
we defend the attack. It is not easy, to be in Europe next season,
sometimes it is not easy to play this kind of game.
Arsenal are now just 1 point behind fourth placed Liverpool
after their 4-1 win away at Stoke City.
It means Arsene Wenger's side have now won 6 of their last 8 league
games and were increase the pressure on Jurgen Klopp's team,
France international Olivier Giroud got 2 of their goals
as they also go level on goal difference with Liverpool.
We had a difficult week, we played Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday, and we
had three winds, in a very convincing way, over the three
games. The desire to play together, the fighting spirit is there, and we
are very pleased. There was a huge win for Swansea City, they have a
real chance for survival with a 2-0 win away at Sunderland. They are now
unbeaten in their last four league games and Paul Clement' site will
stay up if Crystal Palace can beat Hull City tomorrow. A great effort
today. We will watch the game tomorrow and see what happens. The
season is not finished, absolutely not. They could still beat with an
terms, we did a good job today, we've got a good cushion going into
the final week but we have to be mindful that they could get a result
there, and we have to be ready and well-prepared to finish the job next
week. Elsewhere, Bournemouth moved
into the top half with a 2-1 win over Burnley Middlebrough lost
for the 8th time in their last 10 games, beaten 2-1
at home by Southampton Saracens have beaten the French side
Clermont. Chris Ashley scored with his 37th try in the competition.
Clermont edged to within a point but Alex Gould was sealed -- sealed win.
Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position in the Spanish Grand Prix
after edging out Sebastian Vettel by the smallest of margins.
Hamilton couldn't improve on his first lap in his final
attempt but it proved enough, beating Ferrari's Vettel by just
0.051 seconds after the German locked up in the final chicane.
Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas took third ahead
The third round of the players championship is underway. It is
considered as the unofficial fifth major.
Simona Halep has defended her title and she is now up to number four in
the world. That is all the sport. Back to you.
Think drought and Africa comes to mind.
But years of low rainfall - due to climate change -
have left 3.5 million people across Central America in need
In Guatemala - one of the worst-affected countries,
hundreds of thousands are at risk of malnutrition, as
Clamshells and an abandoned boat, the last vestiges of this leak which
once supported many livelihoods and helped feed local communities. After
five years of below-average rainfall and high temperatures, the two
rivers which fed the lake no longer reach it. This is all that remains
the body of water which once covered five and a half square kilometres.
Formerly a tourist attraction, the local council used this image of the
lake on its Twitter account, idle since 2012. It makes you want to cry
to see the whole lake dry. We will have to see whether it fills up
again with the rain that falls. The outlook for rainfall remains bleak.
This is the so-called strike corridor extending from southern
macro 3/ southern Guatemala to Nicaragua. It is likely to feel the
effects of drought. Wells and springs have also dried up, along
with any hope of a corn or bean harvest. We have children dying for
a lack of food, it isn't visible, that aren't pictures highlighting
the problem but we should be in Paris to. In many communities
achieved malnutrition is being staved off by hand-outs. Campaigners
say climate change is here to stay, it may not be a case of weathering
the storm. And longer term solutions are needed.
Michelle Obama has launched a strong defence of the healthy eating
initiative she championed as First Lady. At her first public appearance
since leaving the White House, she had back at the Trump administration
which has lowered the drizzle standards. The former First Lady who
has been a standard aerofoil fighting childhood obesity asked why
anyone would want to deny children healthy food.
He's a world leader and already an internet favourite
so just who could outshine Canadian Prime Minister
Well, his adorable toddler, that's who.
Three-year-old Hadrien Trudeau has melted hearts around the world
and stolen the limelight after a day of work experience with his dad.
The prime minister finding time for a game of hide-and-seek
with his son before the duo were photographed handling
45-year-old Trudeau has proved before he has knack for grabbing
global attention on the internet and not surprisingly,
these photos shared on his Facebook page have also gone viral.
Thank you for being with us. Goodbye.
Good evening. There is some much needed