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Facebook 'intentionally and knowingly' violated data privacy laws, UK says

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 05:56
UK lawmakers have accused Facebook of violating data privacy and competition laws in a report on social media disinformation that also says CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed "contempt" toward parliament by not appearing before them.

ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 03:10
More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have up to $200 million in cash with them, according to a US military official familiar with situation.

Malaysia's racial divide exposed in ugly political battles

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 03:02
In a swanky shopping mall underneath Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Towers, a traditional Chinese lion dance is attracting a crowd of delighted shoppers.

Stores accused of 'watering down' bottle deposit scheme

Science & Nature - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 02:32
Campaigners say retailers want fees to only apply to smaller containers, rather than all plastic bottles.

Clothing conscience

Science & Nature - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 01:15
How sustainable are your fashion habits? Take our quiz.

No medicine, records or equipment: Haiti hospital struggles during protests

World - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:53
The languid whack of a ceiling fan stirs the heat around the Intensive Care Unit. It's the only sound on the ward. Because there is none of the life-saving equipment an ICU should have.

Shark attacks man surfing in Australia

World - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 19:34
A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to local police.

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa calls her detention a 'travesty of justice'

World - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 19:14
An outspoken Philippine journalist who was briefly detained last week says the country's case against her is "ludicrous" and "unconstitutional."

ISIS bride trying to return to UK gives birth

World - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 16:51
A British teenager who left the UK to join ISIS in 2015 and now hopes to return home, has given birth, her family's lawyer said Sunday.

Russian flag spotted on cathedral in Novichok attack UK city

World - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 14:27
A Russian flag has been spotted on Salisbury Cathedral in England, in an apparent stunt making light of the poisoning of former KGB agent Sergei Skripal in the city last year.

US aid lands in Colombia as part of effort to deliver supplies to Venezuela

World - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 02:19
A second wave of US aid arrived Saturday at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in the midst of Venezuela's humanitarian crisis.

Jussie Smollett case: Everything we know so far

Entertainment - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 01:34
It's been two weeks since Jussie Smollett says he was attacked in a Chicago neighborhood and a lot has occurred thus far.

Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

World - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:36
Protesters in Haiti's capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise's resignation.

Missionaries and nurses trapped in Haiti as protests sweep country

World - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 20:00
A group of 24 Canadian missionaries and another of nurses are among visitors stranded in Haiti by ongoing street protests sweeping through the Caribbean country.

Chinese customers accuse Spanish bank BBVA of racism

World - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 17:52
Spain's second-largest bank has apologized after hundreds of Chinese customers accused the group of racism for freezing their bank accounts without warning.

AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

Science & Nature - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 17:29
Techniques used to analyse data are producing misleading and often wrong results, critics say.

A giant scrapheap of A380s is on its way

World - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 14:34
A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 -- the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known -- is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air.
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