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Twitter Admits Policy 'Errors' After Far-right Abuse
Twitter's new picture permission policy was aimed at combating online abuse, but US activists and researchers said Friday that far-right backers have employed it to protect themselves from scrutiny and to harass opponents.Even the social network admitted the roll out of the rules, which say anyone can ask Twitter to take down images of themselves p
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Bodyline To Invincibles And Botham - Five Great Ashes Series
England and Australia begin the latest edition of the Ashes at Brisbane on Wednesday with the visitors looking to wrestle back the urn.AFP Sport looks at five of the most memorable series between cricket's oldest enemies, a rivalry which stretches back to 1882:
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Russia Planning Ukraine Offensive With Up To 175,000 Troops: Report
Russia is orchestrating a multi-front offensive involving up to 175,000 troops as soon as next year, The Washington Post reported Friday, as Ukraine warned that a large-scale attack may be planned for next month.Moscow's plans "involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artille
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The Smart Way To Place Bets For The Lottery Jackpot
Powerball jackpot hype is reaching fever pitch again. With the Powerball jackpot for Saturday's night's drawing reaching $278 million, players are rushing to lottery stores to purchase the lucky ticket. That's certainly a large sum of money to make the winner(s) rich.Still, purchasing the winning ticket is a long shot. The odds are extremely low, a
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Gambians Vote In First Presidential Election Since Jammeh Era
Gambians were due to head to the polls on Saturday, in the first presidential election in the tiny West African nation since former dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile.The voting will be closely watched as a test of the democratic transition in the country, where Jammeh ruled for 22 years after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1994.
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Djokovic To Make Australian Open Decision 'Very Soon'
Novak Djokovic ended his rollercoaster season with a Davis Cup defeat on Friday and then promised to make a decision on his Australian Open participation "very soon".The world number one, who captured three of the season's four Grand Slams in 2021 to take him level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20, is still a doubt for January's Australian
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Cook Islands Reports First Case Of Covid-19
The Cook Islands on Saturday recorded its first case of Covid-19 since the pandemic began, as the South Pacific country edges toward reopening its borders to tourists.The nation of around 17,000 people has one of the highest vaccination rates globally, with 96 percent of the eligible population double-dosed.
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Pakistan Teen Climber Confronts Mortality And History On K2 Summit
Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif faced many dangers climbing the planet's tallest peaks, but his toughest moment came when he passed the corpse of his hero on the savage slopes of K2.Kashif was 19 years and 138 days old when in July he became the youngest person to summit both Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, and K2, the second-highest
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Wikipedia Creator's Computer And NFT Of First Edit Up For Auction
The personal computer that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales used when programming the online reference resource 20 years ago is going under the hammer, along with an NFT memorializing his first edit on the platform, auctioneers said Friday.
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Francis Set For First Papal Visit To Greece In Two Decades
Pope Francis on Saturday flies into Greece for the first visit by a pontiff in two decades, with Athens under high security amid anti-papal sentiment among Orthodox hardliners.The pope's two-day trip will see him return on Sunday to the island of Lesbos, which he last visited in 2016 during the early years of the migration crisis.But his visit to A
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Afghans In War-scarred Village Struggle To Rebuild Homes
In the ruins of an Afghan village destroyed by years of war, a deepening economic crisis has left Javid with little hope of rebuilding his home.
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Peru's Fujimori Can't Be Tried Over Forced Sterilizations For Now
A Peruvian judge ruled Friday that former president Alberto Fujimori cannot for now be prosecuted over alleged forced sterilizations that happened during his administration, because the allegation was not included in his extradition request.The disgraced ex-leader who is serving a 25-year prison sentence over human rights violations and corruption
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Maximum Jail Time For Murderous Panama Sect
A court on Friday handed down sentences of up to 50 years for nine members of a sect who killed six children and a pregnant woman in an "exorcism" last year, prosecutors said. In January 2020, investigators unearthed a mass grave with seven bodies in a remote indigenous area near to where they had raided an obscure religious sect the day before. Si
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IMF Chief Warns Omicron Could Slow Global Growth
The new Omicron variant of Covid-19 could slow the global economic recovery, just as the Delta strain did, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Friday."A new variant that may spread very rapidly can dent confidence and in that sense, we are likely to see some downgrades of our October projections for global growth," she said at a Reuters event.
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New Study Suggests Past COVID-19 Infection Not Effective Against Omicron Variant
Scientists in South Africa, where the Omicron variant was first discovered, though the variant first emerged in Europe, issued a warning that reinfection is more common with the Omicron variant.
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US Heaps Blame On Iran For Stalled Nuclear Talks
The United States hit out at Iran on Friday, saying nuclear talks between the Islamic republic and world powers had stalled because Tehran "does not seem to be serious" about returning to the table.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that Washington would not let its adversary prolong talks while continuing to advance its nuclear ambitions,
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VP Harris' Office Faces Uphill Climb After Symone Sanders Departure
Vice President Kamala Harris’ office is facing an uphill battle after her senior advisor and chief spokesperson Symone Sanders announced she will be leaving her office by the end of the year.It is not clear why Sanders is leaving or what she plans to do after she resigns from the Vice President’s staff.  Sanders is the most recent high-profile exit
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A Man Dressed Like A Ninja Attacks French Police Officers
A man dressed like a ninja attacked two police officers with a sword after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Cherbourg in northwestern France, a police spokeswoman said.The man was dressed in black in the style of traditional Japanese ninja fighters. He was shot and captured after wounding one policewoman in the face and the other in the chin when th
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Pegasus Maker Probes Reports Its Spyware Targeted US Diplomats
The Israeli spyware maker in the Pegasus surveillance scandal said Friday it was investigating reports the firm's technology was used to target iPhones of some US diplomats in Africa.Apple has begun alerting people whose phones were hacked by NSO's spyware, which essentially turns handsets into pocket spying devices and sparked controversy this yea
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Omicron Update: Biden Administration To Send Millions Of Vaccines Across The Globe
As countries continue to confirm cases of the concerning Omicron variant, the Biden administration announced Friday that they will ship out 11 million Covid-19 vaccines globally, part of President Joe Biden’s commitment to send out over 1 billion doses around the world.
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