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Twitter has suspended 125,000 accounts “for threatening or promoting terrorist acts,” the website announced on Friday.

Barack Obama Answers jury summons in Chicago

Former US President Barack Obama Answers Call for Jury Duty in Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans. The former leader of the free world was the only juror to arrive by motorcade, however, accompanied by tight security and met by a throng of news media. As a prospective juror, Obama — a former law professor …

Indian-Origin UK Minister, Priti Patel Resigns Over Secret Trip

Britain’s Indian-origin minister Priti Patel has resigned  over her unauthorised secret meetings with Israeli politicians. In her resignation, Patel again apologised and said her actions “fell below the standards of transparency and openness that I have promoted and advocated”.     Patel’s position as international development minister had become increasingly untenable after it emerged that she had two further meetings with Israeli …

Nato expands command centres in Europe

Nato is bolstering its command structures in Europe for the first time since the end of the Cold War amid signs of increasing tensions with Russia. At a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday defence ministers agreed to create two new command centres, both aimed at upgrading the alliance’s ability to respond to a conflict in Europe. One of the two …

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wins second term

Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, easily defeated Republican state lawmaker Nicole Malliotakis and several third-party candidates. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has cruised to re-election after fending off token opposition to win a second term as the leader of the US’s largest city. The Associated Press called the election for Mr de Blasio shortly after polls closed in the …

Snapchat hit by global outage

SNAPCHAT suffered a worldwide outage for at least four hours, prompting a flood of complaints on rival mobile application Twitter a day before posting its third quarterly earnings as a public company. “We’re aware of the issue and working on a fix,” Snapchat said on its support Twitter account, recommending that users stay logged on. Many users tweeted about being …

Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ given death penalty for murders

A ONE-TIME millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow” over the untimely deaths of lovers and a husband was sentenced to death Tuesday, in a high-profile murder case that has gripped Japan. Kyoto District Court condemned Chisako Kakehi, 70, to the gallows for the murder of three men — including a husband — and the attempted murder of another, a court official …

Paradise Papers expose tax schemes of global elite

Some 400 reporters from 67 countries have scoured 13.4 million secret documents and uncovered tax-avoidance techniques used by the super rich and high-ranking politicians, German media reported on Sunday. The leaked data was obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which said that the majority of the documents stem from offshore law firm Appleby, which was founded in Bermuda but has …

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash

A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday (Nov 5) when a helicopter with several officials on board crashed near the kingdom’s southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said. The news channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province and son of a former crown prince. It did not reveal the cause …

Woody Allen To Write Weinstein Scandal Movie

AS Women in the creative industries of America continue to come forward to share their experiences of sexual assault and harassment, a leading team of Hollywood filmmakers has vowed to tell the moving story of an abhorrent abuse of women, by men in power. “The flood of stories emanating from across the world in the wake of the Weinstein allegations …

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