Thursday, 26 April 2018

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Facebook CEO says his own data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday told lawmakers that his own personal data was included in that of 87 million or so Facebook users that was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But he pushed back on congress members’ suggestions that users do not have ...

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Military plane crash in Algeria kills at least 257

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Firefighters and civil security officers work at the scene of a fatal military plane crash in Boufarik, Algeria - AP BOUFARIK: More than 250 people including Western Sahara refugees were killed when a military plane crashed near Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, state media said, with witnesses saying they saw a ...

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Indonesia: 60 dead after drinking bootleg alcohol

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Indonesian police remove a container filled with illegal alcohol from a house in Cicalengka district in West Java province on April 8, 2018.PHOTO: AFP BANDUNG: Over 60 Indonesians are dead and dozens have been hospitalised from drinking illegal homemade alcohol, authorities said Monday, with the toll steadily climbing. Police conducted ...

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Japanese confirmed as world’s oldest living man

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HOKKAIDO: Masazo Nonaka from Japan was recognised Tuesday as the world’s oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: sweets and hot baths. Nonaka, who was born on July 25, 1905, just months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity, received ...

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Prince Harry and Meghan seek charity donations over wedding gifts

Britain's Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London

LONDON: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t want wedding gifts. The couple, requested charitable donations instead. Kensington Palace announced Monday that the couple has “personally selected” seven organizations well-wishers are asked to support. The organizations, the news release said, reflect the pair’s “shared values.” “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are ...

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Hither Green stabbing: Suspect hunted by Met Police

Billy Jeeves

LONDON: Metropolitan Police are hunting a man following an aggravated burglary at a pensioner’s home in which an intruder died.  28 Years old Billy Jeeves, , is being sought by police following an aggravated burglary in South Park Crescent, Hither Green, south-east London, at around 12.45am on Wednesday April 4, ...

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US, Afghan forces expand air strikes on Taliban drug labs

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KABUL: American and Afghan forces have expanded their air strikes against drug labs into western Afghanistan, aiming to choke Taliban revenue. Air strikes in Afghanistan, the world’s main heroin source, also threaten civilians, however, and may not be an effective blow to the Taliban militant group, an expert on the ...

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Police stumped by motives of German van attacker

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Members of the state office of criminal investigation in North Rhine-Westphalia are seen at the crime scene in the inner city of Muenster, Germany on April 8. EPA-EFE BERLIN: German investigators were puzzled Sunday morning by the motives of a man who drove a van into a crowd at an ...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to achieve objectives of regional security

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KABUL: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Friday agreed on achieving the common aim of regional security through connectivity. They agreed during delegation level talks which were held in a very cordial and friendly atmosphere. Afghan president welcomed the prime minister and members of Pakistani ...

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Former South Korean President jailed for 24 years

Park Geun-hye

SEOUL: Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea was sentenced to 24-years in prison on multiple counts of abuse of power, bribery and coercion. The sentence announced on Friday – in the absence of ousted leader – is six years less than the punishment proposed by the prosecutors, however, the ...

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