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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Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann opposes new stimulus

The Irish Times | 2019-08-25

The head of Germany’s central bank has announced his opposition to launching a monetary or fiscal policy stimulus package in response to the recent slowdown in Europe’s biggest economy. Jens Weidmann said it was not time to “panic” even though the German economy was heading for its first recession...

Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine-gov't

Reuters | 2019-08-25

Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic. ......

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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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In-form Rafael Nadal ready for hard court test at US Open

Gulf News | 2019-08-24

New York: Rafa Nadal was forced out of the US Open last year in the semi-finals with a knee injury but the in-form Spaniard on Friday declared himself fit and ready for the punishing hard courts at Flushing Meadows. Nadal’s hopes of defending his 2017 US Open title last year were crushed when his...

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...

Popovich says US now better after shock loss to Australia

Journal Online | 2019-08-25

MELBOURNE, (AFP) - Veteran United States basketball coach Gregg Popovich insists his team are better for their shock loss to Australia, which has thrown the upcoming World Cup in China wide open. The Boomers’ 98-94 upset in Melbourne on Saturday was their first ever victory against the USA and...

Australia beats USA for the first time ever in basketball

The Observer | 2019-08-25

Boomers fans can dare to dream about a basketball World Cup medal after Australia scored a massive upset win over the United States in Melbourne. Australia had never beaten Team USA in 55 years, but shocked the world champions at Marvel Stadium on Saturday with a 98-94 victory. It raises hopes of...

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Trump to re-open US consulate in Greenland after being told it's not for sale

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-08-25

Getty Images The US says it will reopen its consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades - just days after Denmark’s refusal to sell the region sparked...

Two drones downed over Beirut Hezbollah stronghold

The National | 2019-08-25

One drone came down and another exploded early on Sunday in a Hezbollah stronghold in the south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, an official from the Shiite...

"They Messed Up My Life": Man Who Was Jailed For Bringing Honey To US

NDTV | 2019-08-25

Leon Haughton likes honey in his tea. Which is why during his Christmas visit to relatives in Jamaica, he made his regular stop and bought three bottles from a...

Mexican reporter found dead with stab wounds amid escalating violence

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-08-25

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican journalist was found dead with stab wounds on Saturday, authorities said, adding to a growing list of reporter deaths in one...

Newlyweds Killed Only Minutes After Their Wedding In Tragic Car Accident

Inquisitr | 2019-08-25

On Friday, a young couple from Orange County, Texas got married in front of their friends and family. The bride was Rhiannon Boudreaux who...

Colombian Instagram Star Revealed to Be ‘La Madame’ Running Child Sex Trafficking Ring

Sputnik | 2019-08-25

Colombian Instagram model Liliana del Carmen Campos Puello has been accused by prosecutors of being an international underage sex trafficking madame who...

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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...