Facebook downplayed Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Suryaa | 2019-08-24

San Francisco, Aug 24 (IANS) Facebook in 2015 was aware that UK-based political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica may have been gathering users' personal data but downplayed the whole episode till a newspaper revealed the truth three months later, show new documents. According to a report in...

Facebook injected more ads on Instagram

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-08-24

If you have been seeing more ads on Instagram this year, you are not alone. Parent company Facebook reportedly...

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Tusk says EU will retaliate against new US tariffs

Gulf News | 2019-08-24

Paris European Council President Donald Tusk set up the EU’s position ahead of the G7 summit on Saturday, making it clear that the bloc opposed many of the positions put forward by US President Donald Trump. In a news conference before the start of the summit, Tusk warned the American president that...

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Tai Chi to beat stress

The Times of India | 2019-08-24

Among other martial arts techniques, Tai Chi is one form that is believed to help reduce anxiety and stress in addition to increasing flexibility and balance. It is an ancient Chinese tradition that involves a series of slow and focused movements accompanied by deep breathing. Tai Chi, as a...

UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. Dr. Pedro Alonso, the U.N. health agency's global malaria director, said WHO is "unequivocally in...

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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer placed in same half of US Open draw

The National | 2019-08-22

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals and Rafael Nadal in the final under the US Open draw unveiled on Thursday at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic, who defeated Federer last month in an epic Wimbledon final for his 16th grand slam crown, had the 20-time...

Juventus opens Serie A with win at Parma

TSN Canada | 2019-08-24

ROMECaptain Giorgio Chiellini scored early as Juventus won 1-0 at Parma to kick off its bid for a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title in the league opener Saturday. As Cristiano Ronaldo was involved in a series of near misses, Chiellini...

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford target of racist abuse on Twitter

The Guardian | 2019-08-24

Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford was subject to racist abuse on Twitter after he missed a penalty on Saturday during the club’s narrow defeat against Crystal Palace. The England international had led condemnation of the racial abuse teammate Paul Pogba was subjected to days earlier,...

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German Army Seeks Out Gamers in Hunt for Computer-Savvy Recruits

NDTV | 2019-08-24

With a stand boasting a helicopter simulator and ultra-fast games, the Bundeswehr, Germany's army, has turned to the Gamescom fair in its bid to recruit...

EU's Tusk sees even more reasons to keep Russia out of G7

This is Money | 2019-08-24

BIARRITZ, France, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The president of the European Council on Saturday rebuffed Donald Trump's suggestion that Russia be readmitted to the Group...

Britain’s Prince Andrew denies knowledge of Epstein’s crimes

The Wichita Eagle | 2019-08-24

Britain's Prince Andrew has denied any knowledge of criminal behavior by one-time friend Jeffrey Epstein who killed himself in a New York jail while awaiting...

China firmly opposes U.S. tariff hikes on Chinese imports

China | 2019-08-24

China is firmly opposed to the U.S. announcement that it will further raise the tariffs on about 550 billion U.S. dollars of Chinese imports, said a...

Barricades, info blockade, clashes continue in Kashmir

Deccan Herald | 2019-08-24

Authorities eased restrictions on the movement of the public in most parts of Kashmir on Saturday, a day after tensions ran high due to a reported call for...

Bashir defence asks Sudan court for bail release

Middle East Online | 2019-08-24

KHARTOUM - Sudan's deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir appeared in court Saturday for the second hearing of his corruption trial, during which his defence...

Iran test-fires new missile amid boost of deterrence power: IRGC chief

Press TV | 2019-08-24

The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says that Iran has test-fired a new missile. "Our country is always the arena for testing...

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The Boston Globe | 2019-08-23

What fantasy experts are saying about Tom Brady in 2019

No one challenges Brady's status among the all-time greats, but analysts are skeptical of his 2019...