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Facebook’s India policy chief quits after hate speech allegations

Reports earlier this year said Ankhi Das had refused to take down anti-Muslim posts on the social media platform, tirggering a political storm.Facebook’s top...

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C/R: Access to potable water rises to 70% – Regional Minister

The government says access to potable water in the Central Region has increased from 63% to 70%. According to the Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan,...

NDC’s manifesto has ‘aroused sleepy conscience’ of Akufo-Addo government -Mahama

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has said his party’s 2020 manifesto has put the Akufo-Addo government on...

We’ll amend National Pension Act if we win election 2020 – Mahama

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has announced major reforms that would be implemented in Ghana’s pensions sector under...

National House of Chiefs election: ‘My records speak for itself’ – Togbe Afede

With barely 10 days to the election of a President of the National House of Chiefs, the sitting President, <a href="https:// Source: view article source Source...

Nigerian TV stations fined for covering #EndSars protest

The Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined three television stations over their “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests. Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV...

COVID-19: Protests erupt across Italy over anti-virus measures

Violent protests broke out across Italy on Monday over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of Covid. Clashes were reported in several major...

FC Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu steps down after 6 years

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has resigned following increasing fan pressure and a public fall-out with Lionel Messi. Bartomeu, who became president in 2014, was...

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Facebook’s India policy chief quits after hate speech allegations

Reports earlier this year said Ankhi Das had refused to take down anti-Muslim posts on the social media platform, tirggering a political storm.Facebook’s top India public policy executive, who was at the centre of...

Going off on the high seas: Shipping urged to cut food waste

‘Logistical failures’ that waste food during transportation can be solved using IT, Singapore port operator says.One of the largest container port operators is calling on the shipping industry to tackle a growing yet often...

In the UK, young, non-white people likelier to lose jobs: Survey

Resolution Foundation says fewer than half of those who lost jobs during pandemic have been able to find work.Twice as many young and non-white British workers have lost their jobs after going on furlough...

Australia says women on 10 flights subjected to Qatar body search

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says other countries share Australia’s concern as Qatar launches investigation.Female passengers on 10 planes flying out of Doha were forced to endure invasive physical examinations after a newborn was found...

Thai PM Prayuth says he will not resign despite protests

Months of anti-government protests have called for Prayuth’s resignation and reform to powerful monarchy.Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha dismissed calls from opposition parties to resign during a special two-day session of parliament he had...

Walter Wallace: Philadelphia calls National Guard after unrest

Philadelphia will deploy more police officers and has called for help from the National Guard as it braces for further unrest after the police killing of a Black man armed with a knife, authorities said on Tuesday.Hundreds of protesters took to Philadelphia’s streets on...

Democrats, Trump confirm no US stimulus before Election Day

United States Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi slams the Trump administration for having ‘failed miserably’ to pass another round of coronavirus relief aid before Election Day.United States Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi...

American Voter: Mary Shiraef

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden are battling for the presidency in a sharply divided United States.Trump has been focusing on “law and order,” Biden has been trying to strike...

US ballot delivery delays are not illegal, postal service argues

The United States Constitution does not guarantee any particular level of service when it comes to delivering mail-in ballots, the US postal service argued in response to a lawsuit.Delivery delays during an election can’t...

NXIVM ‘cult’ leader Keith Raniere jailed for 120 years

NXIVM humiliated and sexually enslaved women for Raniere, including Hollywood stars and the wealthy.Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years in prison on...