Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

Friday, 01 November 2019 | AFP | San Francisco

A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older people from offers regarding loans, investments and other financial services. Two law firms have filed a discrimination suit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of a 54-year-old woman living in Washington...

Pompeo on offense against 'truly hostile' China

Pompeo on offense against 'truly hostile' China

Thursday, 31 October 2019 | AFP | New York

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday vowed to ramp up pressure on China on multiple fronts, calling Beijing "truly hostile" to the United States. In the latest hawkish take on China by President Donald Trump's administration, Pompeo said he would deliver a series of speeches in coming months laying out...

ISIS still dangerous, could attempt retribution attack after Baghdadi's killing: US

ISIS still dangerous, could attempt retribution attack after Baghdadi's killing: US

Thursday, 31 October 2019 | PTI | Washington

A top American General has said the Islamic State is still dangerous and it could attempt a retribution attack after the killing of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US raid. The head of US Central Command, General Kenneth McKenzie, speaking to reporters after the Pentagon released video and photos...

Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

Thursday, 31 October 2019 | AFP | Washington

Twitter said Wednesday it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media. Chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted that while internet advertising "is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it...

3rd strong quake this month kills 5 in southern Philippines

3rd strong quake this month kills 5 in southern Philippines

Thursday, 31 October 2019 | AFP | Kidapawan (Philippines)

The third strong earthquake this month killed five people Thursday, injured several others and destroyed buildings that were already damaged by the earlier shaking in a devastated region in the southern Philippines, officials said. Several cities and towns in the quake-hit area suspended school classes and office work due to fear...

SRK saves Aishwarya Rai's manager from fire incident

SRK saves Aishwarya Rai's manager from fire incident

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | IANS | Mumbai

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan came to the rescue of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's long time manager Archana Sadanand, whose lehnga caught fire at Bachchan's Diwali bash. According to a report in Mid-Day, Archana's dress caught fire from a diya lit at the celebration. Shah Rukh, who was present there, quickly saved Archana. It...

Thai king fires royal guards for 'adultery'

Thai king fires royal guards for 'adultery'

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | AFP | Bangkok

Thailand's king has sacked four royal guards, two of them for "adultery", in a fresh wave of palace purges a week after his royal consort was stripped of all titles for "disloyalty". Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 67, ordered the dismissal of two male guards from the "bedroom section", the Royal Gazette...

Timeline of Shakib's chats with suspected bookie

Timeline of Shakib's chats with suspected bookie

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | PTI | Dubai

Following is the timeline of the conversations between Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and suspected Indian bookie Deepak Aggarwal that was released by the International Cricket Council. Shakib has been banned for two years, one year suspended, for failing to report these approaches. #In January 2018, he (Shakib) was selected as...

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