Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review

2019-09-20 22:00

Facebook says it suspended "tens of thousands" of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica.

Britain jails Polish teen on terror charges

2019-09-20 20:34

A UK court has jailed for four years on terrorism charges a Polish neo-Nazi who amassed guides on making bombs and setting off attacks, the London police says.

Scenes of destruction at Saudi oil plant hit by attacks

2019-09-20 18:11

The dramatic weekend assault on two Saudi oil facilities saw one of the targets struck four times sparking fires that took five hours to extinguish, the national oil company says.

Explosive find | Cocaine in rocket transport ship

2019-09-20 16:00

A stash of cocaine has been found in a ship used to transport rocket elements to and from the European spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana, South America, officials announced.

Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in US

2019-09-20 12:35

More than 500 people have been sickened in an outbreak of vaping-related illness in the United States, health authorities have said, as Los Angeles became the latest city to take steps to ban flavoured e-cigarettes.

Venezuela calls on US to reopen diplomatic ties

2019-09-19 22:00

Venezuela's socialist government has called on the United States to restore diplomatic ties with Caracas after it opened talks with fringe opposition parties.

UK must give written Brexit proposal this month - Finnish PM

2019-09-19 19:33

Britain must deliver a written proposal for a solution to the Brexit impasse this month to avoid a no-deal Brexit, the Finnish prime minister Antti Rinne's office says.

Non-marital sex hoping to be banned in Indonesia

2019-09-19 18:27

Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by religious conservatism and slammed by rights groups.

Sweeping US sanctions on Iran target leaders, oil and trade

2019-09-19 18:27

Ongoing US sanctions on Iran have targeted Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic republic's top brass, while also seeking to choke trade in a variety of goods from oil to carpets.


Moscow frees actor convicted of role in anti-Putin protests

2019-09-20 22:00

Pavel Ustinov, a 23-year-old actor, will be freed - at least temporarily - after his conviction over an opposition protest sparked public outcry, a Moscow court has ruled.

Non-marital sex ban delayed by Indonesian president

2019-09-20 19:14

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a delay in passing a new law that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry.

Zuckerberg meets Trump, senators; nixes breaking up Facebook

2019-09-20 14:56

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg met with US President Donald Trump and members of Congress on a political reconnaissance mission to Washington, where he rejected calls to break up the world's biggest social network.

WATCH | Curious visitors flock to Nazi design expo, but selfies banned

2019-09-20 10:26

A Dutch museum has banned visitors from taking photos at a controversial exhibition of designs from Hitler's Nazi regime to stop them being "interpreted the wrong way".

Iran's Khamenei approved Saudi strike - report

2019-09-20 05:23

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, CBS News reports, citing an unnamed US official.

Russian prosecutors call to drop prison term for actor over protests

2019-09-19 21:00

Russian prosecutors asked a court to drop a prison sentence for actor Pavel Ustinov whose jailing has prompted protests and a star-studded solidarity campaign following opposition demonstrations.

Gantz says he should be next Israeli PM

2019-09-19 19:33

Benny Gantz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main opponent in the country's general election, says he should be prime minister in a broad unity government.

WATCH | Canada's Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup

2019-09-19 11:06

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised for wearing brownface makeup at a party 18 years ago, as he scrambled to get on top of a fresh blow to a re-election campaign dogged by controversy.

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