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    2017-May-17  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

1. Yemen cholera outbreak kills 115

Authorities in Sanaa, which is controlled by Shiite* rebels, have declared a state of emergency over a deadly outbreak of cholera* that has spread rapidly in the Yemeni capital.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday the cholera outbreak has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill between April 27 and Saturday.

The Huthi-run health ministry said cases of cholera had worsened and that it was “unable to contain this disaster,” in a statement carried overnight by the rebels’ Saba news agency.

2. Macron sworn in as French president

Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as president of France on Sunday, becoming the country’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte.

The 39-year-old former investment banker was handed the keys to the country and the nuclear codes by outgoing President Francois Hollande in an inauguration* ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris.

The outgoing president greeted his successor in the courtyard of the Elysee. The two were then scheduled to meet in the president’s office to discuss the most sensitive issues facing the country, before Hollande’s departure.

3. Man, 22, thwarts global cyberattack

A 22-year-old British computer geek* emerged as an accidental* hero whose good fortune and better instincts halted a crippling* global cyberattack.

The anonymous* web savior* was vacationing at his home in southwestern England on Friday when he spent US$10.69 to buy an Internet domain name.

It turned out the site improbably* held the kill switch* that neutralized* the massive malware* strike. “We had in fact prevented the spread of the ransomware* and prevented it from ransoming any new computer since the registration of the domain,” he wrote on Saturday.

4. Four killed as Greek train derails

Four people were killed and five others seriously injured when a passenger train coming from Athens derailed and hit a house near the northern town of Thessaloniki on Saturday, the Greek rail company Trainose said.

No details of the victims were given but Trainose said the train driver was among the injured, after all five carriages of the express train left the track and the engine carriage ploughed* into the house.

Search and rescue operations ended in the evening with no word from the dozens of emergency services workers of any further addition to the toll.

5. S. Korea’s leader willing to visit North

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said as he took office on May 10 that he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about Pyongyang’s aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped* missiles.

Moon’s softer stance on North Korea could create friction* with Washington, which has swung from threats of military action to hints of dialogue as it seeks to formulate* a policy under President Donald Trump.

6. FBI director fired by Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on May 9 fired the director of the FBI, James Comey, abruptly terminating* the law enforcement official leading a wide-ranging criminal investigation into whether Trump’s advisers colluded* with the Russian Government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

The stunning development in Trump’s presidency raised the specter* of political interference by a sitting president into an existing investigation by the nation’s leading law enforcement agency. It immediately ignited Democratic calls for an independent prosecutor to lead the Russia inquiry. (SD-Agencies)

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