Friday, 3 April 2020

Monitoring Desk

Instagram restricts offensive captions to curb hate speech, abusive conduct

LONDON: Facebook-owned Instagram, after giving its users power to restrict bullies on its platform, has now announced to extend its anti-bullying tool to hurtful captions on photos and videos. Instagram is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos, and ...

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France: Massive strikes strangle Paris for 12th day

PARIS: Massive strikes in France continued for a 12th day to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reform, causing serious disruptions in transportation, health and the public sector in the capital Paris and other cities. In Paris, eight metro lines and around 20 metro stations were closed with other lines ...

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Shahid Afridi completed a century of ducks

DHAKA: Pakistan’s legendary former all-rounder Shahid Afridi completed a century of ducks in competitive cricket, while representing Dhaka Platoon against Rajshahi Royals in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). England’s all-rounder Ravi Bopara removed Afridi on his first ball which led to the embarrassing record. The all-rounder has been dismissed for ...

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Female journalist’s groped on live broadcast

A female reporter in the United States was groped by a marathon runner while conducting a live broadcast. The culprit has now apologised for the act after the viral video of the incident garnered outrage on social media. After millions of views of it online a police investigation has begun ...

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Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks. The Brexit divorce represents Britain’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world’s ...

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British-Indian candidates register strong result in UK election

MANCHESTER: All the Indian-origin MPs from the previous Parliament were successful in clinching their seats, with Gagan Mohindra and Claire Coutinho for the Conservative Party and Navendru Mishra for Labour among the first-timers. Indian-origin candidates across both the Conservative and Labour parties on Friday registered strong results in the UK’s ...

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Rain delays third day of historic Pakistan, Sri Lanka Test

RAWALPINDI:  Bad light halted play in Rawalpindi on Friday as conditions continued to play havoc with Pakistan´s first home Test in a decade, against Sri Lanka. After day three´s first session was washed out by wet weather, only 27 minutes of play was possible before the players walked off with ...

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Suu Kyi criticised in court over ‘silence’ on Myanmar rape claims

LONDON: The Gambia condemned Aung San Suu Kyi’s “silence” over the plight of Rohingya Muslims after the Nobel Peace Prize laureate defended Myanmar against genocide charges at the UN’s top court. Lawyers for the mostly Muslim African country said her arguments that Myanmar’s 2017 military crackdown was a “clearance operation” ...

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Bangladesh film about girl surfer faces calls to be banned

DHAKA: Supreme Court lawyer Huzzatul Islam issued a legal notice to the filmmakers and filed a petition in the High Court demanding authorities revoke the censor certificate of film “No Dorai” in Bangladesh where it is unusual for women to swim in public. The film’s producer, Mahboob Rahman, said the ...

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