‘Twitter Files’ released by Elon Musk detailing censorship and suppression of information at Twitter

WASHINGTON: Twitter CEO Elon Musk released the internal ‘Twitter Files’ on Friday that showed the company responded to a request “from the Biden team” during the 2020 election — shortly after the company cracked down on Hunter Bidenson of US President Joe Biden’s laptop story. Musk tweeted a link to the account of independent journalist […]

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Biden Has “No Intentions” To Meet Putin Now: White House

White House said that Putin did now show his willingness to talk with Joe Biden. Jaipur: The White House poured cold water Friday on President Joe Biden’s conditional offer to sit down with President Vladimir Putin, saying he has “no intentions” at present of holding a meeting. “He’s got no intentions to talk to Mr […]

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WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says new Covid variant of concern could emerge

NEW YORK: The World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that gaps in surveillance, testing, sequencing and vaccination for Covid-19 continue to create “the perfect conditions for a new variant of concern to emerge”. Source link

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Issei Sagawa, Set Free After Killing, Raping, Eating Dutch Woman In 1981, Dies At 73

Sagawa wrote a memoir titled “In the Fog” in which he reminisced about the murder in vivid detail. (File) Tokyo: Issei Sagawa, a Japanese murderer known as the “Kobe Cannibal” who killed and ate a Dutch student but was never jailed, has died aged 73. Sagawa died of pneumonia on November 24 and was given […]

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Elon Musk warned by EU official to keep Putin propaganda off Twitter

BRUSSELS: Elon Musk risks giving a helping hand to Russian President Vladimir Putin if Twitter Inc’s recent staff cuts prevent the platform from rooting out propaganda about the war in Ukraine, one of the European Union’s top officials warned. Failing to take on fake or misleading content online could “lead to the very quick abuse” […]

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US President Joe Biden Says He Is Ready To Speak To Putin “If He’s Looking For Way To End War”

Joe Biden said he had no immediate plans to contact Putin but left open the possibility. Washington: US President Joe Biden said Thursday he would be willing to speak to Vladimir Putin for the first time since the Ukraine invasion if the Russian leader truly wants to end the war. Biden was speaking during a […]

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Kim Jong Un’s ‘precious child’ shows world regime here to stay

North Korea hasn’t said whether she has any siblings. Her age remains a mystery. The world doesn’t even know her name. The important thing is that she’s the “most beloved” daughter of Kim Jong Un. The young girl, who South Korean authorities believe is named Ju Ae and about nine years old, has suddenly been […]

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Indonesia Families Sue Government Over Deaths Linked To Cough Syrup

Families are seeking compensation of around 2 billion rupiah for every person killed. (Representational) Jakarta: A dozen Indonesian families whose relatives died or were injured after consuming tainted cough syrups have sued the government and companies accused of supplying the products, according to a lawsuit. The Southeast Asian country has seen a spike in cases […]

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‘Come to Ukraine’, Zelenskyy tells Musk after controversial peace proposal

KYIV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday criticised US billionaire Elon Musk‘s proposal to end Russia’s offensive in Ukraine and invited him to visit his war-scarred country. In October, Musk sparked controversy on Twitter by proposing a peace deal involving re-running under UN supervision referendums in Moscow-occupied Ukrainian regions, acknowledging Russian sovereignty over the Crimean […]

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Twitter Must Obey Disinformation Rules, EU Warns Elon Musk

“There is still huge work ahead,” EU top official told Elon Musk in a video chat. Brussels: Europe’s top official for enforcing digital regulation warned Twitter boss Elon Musk on Wednesday that he must do more to fight disinformation in order to comply with EU law. The EU commissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, […]

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Taliban: 10 killed in bombing of Afghan religious school

ISLAMABAD: A bomb blast hit a religious school in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 10 students, a Taliban official said. The explosion went off at around the time of afternoon prayers at the Al Jihad Madrassa in Aybak, capital of Samangan province, a resident of the city who heard the explosion told The […]

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Woman Tried To Open Plane Door At 37,000 Feet Because “Jesus Told Her”

The woman also began hitting her head on the plane floor. A woman was arrested after a flight in the United States had to make an emergency landing because she tried to open the side door of the aircraft at 37,000 feet. According to documents released by US District Court for the Eastern District of […]

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US is weighing a terrorism label for Russia’s Wagner Group mercenaries

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration is weighing whether to label Russia’s Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization, two people familiar with the matter said, as part of efforts to handicap the privately owned military company’s involvement in Ukraine and its growing presence in Africa. The administration has made no final decision on the designation, said […]

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Ukraine Receives French Long-Range Rocket Systems: Report

It has a range of around 70 kilometres (43 miles). (Representational) Kyiv: Ukraine said Tuesday it had received a multiple rocket launcher system from France adding to the arsenal of long-range artillery credited with changing dynamics on the battlefield against Russia. “LRU from France have arrived in Ukraine! The Ukrainian army is now even more […]

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China police out in force after anti-lockdown protests

SHANGHAI: Security services were out in force across China’s major cities Tuesday, which for the time being appeared to have quelled nationwide protests calling for political freedoms and an end to Covid lockdowns. The country’s leadership faced a weekend of protests not seen in decades as anger over unrelenting lockdowns fuelled deep-rooted frustration with its […]

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Researchers Create “Invisible Fibre” To Make Food Healthier Without Altering Its Texture, Colour

The amount of fibre in food can be increased thanks to this innovative technology. A satisfying meal can brighten your day, and wholesome nourishment can keep you happy and in excellent health. In the era of widespread fast food consumption, scientists have developed a method to transform common fast foods like pizza, cakes, and burgers […]

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Ukraine war: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far

WASHINGTON: A communications line created between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the United States initiated a call through the “deconfliction” line to […]

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Elon Musk After Apple Stops Ads On Twitter

Apple and Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Billionaire Elon Musk said in a tweet on Monday that Apple Inc has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Apple and Twitter did not immediately respond to requests for comment. “Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?” Elon […]

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Japan births at new low as population shrinks and ages

TOKYO: The number of babies born in Japan this year is below last year’s record low in what the the top government spokesman described as a “critical situation.” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno promised comprehensive measures to encourage more marriages and births. The total of 599,636 Japanese born in January-September was 4.9% below last year’s […]

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China Reacts After BBC Says Its Reporter Was Detained, “Kicked By Cops”

Zhao Lijian said BBC reporter did not identify himself as a journalist. Beijing: China’s foreign ministry said Monday that a BBC reporter arrested at a protest in Shanghai over the weekend had not identified himself as a journalist, after the British broadcaster said one of their staff had been arrested and beaten by police. “Based […]

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