Sunday, 5 July 2020

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Fake news inquiry: Facebook should verify stories

LONDON: Facebook should verify its content to prove to users articles are not fake news, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee chairman has told. It is one of the measures MPs will consider as part of an inquiry into the spread of fake news on the internet which is being ...

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US President sacks acting attorney general

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump begins his 11th day in office shrouded in crisis, roundly criticized for a chaotic unveiling of immigration measures and under new scrutiny after he fired the nation’s top law enforcement officer who refused to enforce them. On an extraordinary night of political drama Monday, the ...

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Trump deflects as backlash mounts over travel ban

WASHINGTON: A defiant President Donald Trump lashed out at protesters, lawmakers and even Delta Airlines on Monday as he struggled to defuse a mounting backlash over a controversial US ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. After a weekend of chaos at airports, mass protests in major American cities and ...

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Queen Elizabeth II closes in on historic milestone

LONDON: On February 6 – the anniversary of the day she became Queen – Elizabeth II will have reigned for 65 years. The Queen’s silver jubilee in 1977 saw her travel 56,000 miles around the world in celebration, journeying from Western Samoa, Australia and New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Tasmania, ...

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Thousands sign petition to stop Trump UK visit

LONDON: More than 1,500 people in East Lancashire have signed a national petition calling for President Donald Trump to be prevented from making a state visit to the UK. The petition was launched after he instigated the so-called ‘Muslim ban’ preventing people from seven countries travelling to the USA and ...

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Malala condemns Trump’s decision to ban Muslim refugees from US

BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai says she is heartbroken by Donald Trump’s decision to ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US. Malala, who is the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, condemned the President’s decision to sign an executive banning immigrants with the purported intent of “keeping radical terrorists ...

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Britain says U.S. immigration curbs do not apply to UK travellers

LONDON: Britain’s Foreign Office said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions only applied to individuals travelling from the seven named countries, so people arriving from other countries, including the United Kingdom, would not be subject to more checks regardless of nationality or place of birth. British Foreign Minister Boris ...

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U.S. tempers part of Trump travel ban amid big protests, criticism

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration tempered a key element of his move to ban entry of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries in the face of mounting criticism even from some prominent Republicans and protests that drew tens of thousands in major American cities. Trump signed the directive on Friday, ...

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Suspect hunted over ‘despicable’ sex attacks on London buses

LONDON: Detectives have released images of a suspect they are hunting over a string of “despicable” sex attacks on girls and young women on buses. At least six people have made complaints about a man matching the same description on buses in Lewisham and Southwark, southeast London. But the Metropolitan ...

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PM May does ‘not agree’ with Trump’s refugee ban

LONDON: Theresa May has been forced to make a hasty U-turn over Donald Trump’s ban on refugees from Muslim-majority countries, issuing a midnight statement saying she does not agree with the policy. The British prime minister said she would appeal to the US if the ban affected British citizens. “We ...

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