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Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

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Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack. A suicide bomber blew himself up near a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 18, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the new year. The explosion underlined the threat to the city from militant attacks, despite government promises to tighten security in the wake of an attack in January that killed around 100 people. In Cairo, militant group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, its Amaq news agency said. An affiliate of the group has claimed previous attacks on Shia targets. Kabul had been on alert for attacks over the Nawruz holiday but the bomber was still able to detonate his explosives as people were leaving the Kart-e Sakhi shrine, in the...
Time to delete Facebook, says WhatsApp co-founder

Time to delete Facebook, says WhatsApp co-founder

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Facebook has already suspended Cambridge Analytica from its platform. Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, late on Tuesday asked users to "delete" the social media platform, Facebook, amid alleged data leakage of its users for political purposes. "It is time. #deletefacebook," Brian Acton tweeted to more than 23,000 of his followers.   It is time. #deletefacebook — Brian Acton (@brianacton) March 20, 2018 WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014. Facebook is facing a major backlash after reports emerged that the political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, accessed the data of its 50 million users without their permission. The company received the user data from a Facebook app years ago that purported to be a psychological research tool, however, the fi
Facebook under pressure as US, EU urge probes of data practices

Facebook under pressure as US, EU urge probes of data practices

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The company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users. British privacy regulators are seeking a warrant to search the offices of the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica late Monday following reports that the company may have improperly gained access to data on 50 million Facebook users, according to a Channel 4 television report. The move came as US and European lawmakers demanded an explanation of how the consulting firm, which worked on President Donald Trump's election campaign, gained access to the data. In the US, members of Congress called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about Facebook's actions. Facebook said on Monday it had hired forensic auditors from the firm Stroz Friedberg to investigate and determine whether Cambridge Ana...
Six killed in Florida university footbridge collapse

Six killed in Florida university footbridge collapse

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At least five vehicles are trapped underneath. An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University had been put to a "stress test" and its cables were being tightened when it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said. As state and federal investigators worked to determine how and why the five-day-old span failed on Thursday, one factor may have been the stress test that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said crews were conducting on the span. Two workers were on the 950-ton bridge when it pancaked on top of vehicles waiting at a stoplight. US Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted late Thursday that the cables that suspend the bridge had loosened and the engineering firm ordered that they be tightened. "They were be...
Microsoft women filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints: Court documents

Microsoft women filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints: Court documents

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Microsoft had argued that the number of womens' human resources complaints should be kept secret Women at Microsoft Corp working in US-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010 and 2016, according to court filings made public on Monday. The figure was cited by plaintiffs suing Microsoft for systematically denying pay raises or promotions to women at the world's largest software company. Microsoft denies it had any such policy. The lawsuit, filed in Seattle federal court in 2015, is attracting wider attention after a series of powerful men have left or been fired from their jobs in entertainment, the media and politics for sexual misconduct. Plaintiffs' attorneys are pushing to proceed as a class action lawsu...
Syria War: What the mainstream media isn’t telling you about Eastern Ghouta

Syria War: What the mainstream media isn’t telling you about Eastern Ghouta

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As Syrian government forces battle Jaysh al-Islam to retake Eastern Ghouta, Western media outlets have totally ignored the atrocities of the insurgents, preferring to blame all the violence on the "regime." They're at it again, howling about a town in Syria that’s being retaken by the government. This time it’s Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus and one of the last remaining strongholds of the Islamist insurgency that has torn the country apart over the last seven years. Before Eastern Ghouta it was Aleppo and before Aleppo it was Madaya and before Madaya it was Homs, and so on. All of these places were framed as though there were no armed insurgents present, and the Syrian authorities were just mercilessly massacring civilians out of cartoonishly villainous bloodlust. If the in
27 Countries That Offer Visa-Free Travel

27 Countries That Offer Visa-Free Travel

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Passport Index recently released the list of most powerful passports in 2017, and Germany, with a score of 159, was placed first, followed by Sweden and Singapore, both placed second with 158 points. Looking only at the subcontinent countries, we find the Indian passport to be the strongest, with 48 points, followed by Sri Lanka at 38 points. Bangladesh comes next with 37 points, while Pakistan has only 27 points. The Pakistani passport, in fact, is ranked the second-last in the world, above only Afghanistan with 24 points. However, there are still 27 countries that Pakistanis can visit either without visa or with visa on arrival, according to an article published by Khaleej Times Visa-free entry Dominica Haiti Micronesia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago ...
‘Proof doesn’t matter to West regarding Syria chemical weapons-use allegations… as usual’

‘Proof doesn’t matter to West regarding Syria chemical weapons-use allegations… as usual’

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It’s no coincidence the US is warning against chemical weapons use by Damascus, while the most likely source of an attack would be rebels, to trigger a response against the Syrian government, says former US diplomat Jim Jatras. Amid calls for a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta, Syria, figures in Western media are accusing President Bashar Assad of launching a chemical gas attack. Eastern Ghouta is just outside the capital, Damascus, and has been occupied by various rebel and terrorist groups for years. The violence there recently escalated, with both sides accusing each other of targeting civilians. A humanitarian corridor set up by Russia opened in eastern Ghouta on Tuesday morning to allow civilians to leave the war-ravaged district. However, despite these efforts, it is feared civilia
Cash, Jewellery of Passengers from Dubai Stolen from Baggage

Cash, Jewellery of Passengers from Dubai Stolen from Baggage

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The passengers lost money, branded watches, gold jewellery and documents, including passport. At least six passengers who travelled on a Dubai-Kozhikode Air India Express flight lost valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees at Kozhikode airport, local media reports said. On Tuesday, a video of passengers on Air India Express flight IX344 complaining about the theft went viral on social media. Malayalam media reports said six passengers registered complaints with Air India and the airport manager after they lost money, branded watches, gold jewellery and documents, including passport. In the video, passengers said when they collected their bags after customs checking at the airport, the locks were found to be broken and valuables stolen. Some of the baggages had empty boxes ...
Mother Casually Throws Her Newborn Baby In The Window Because Boyfriend Left Her

Mother Casually Throws Her Newborn Baby In The Window Because Boyfriend Left Her

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PATTAYA, THAILAND – A heartless mother was arrested by police authorities after allegedly throwing her newborn child in the 17th floor of their apartment window. According to reports, the woman devastated after her married Korean boyfriend went back to his wife. The 20-year-old suspect identified as Netchanok Nokyungtong, felt no remorse following the incident. She also admitted that she threw her baby out in the window without hesitation. The baby, who was born healthy, was wrapped in plastic and thrown in the window. The impact from the drop claimed the life of the poor baby. She also admitted that she threw her baby out in the window without hesitation. The baby, who was born healthy, was wrapped in plastic and thrown in the window. The impact from the drop claimed the lif