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Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

Fake Facebook accounts: a never-ending battle against bots

The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks ...

Deadline for conversion of PIO cards is Dec 31

Deadline for conversion of PIO cards is Dec 31

The Indian government has set December 31 as the final deadline for free-of-charge conversion of PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cards into OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) cards, and no further extensions will be considered, the Indian embassy in Qatar has said.

Germany’s Christmas markets return one year after Berlin attack

Germany’s Christmas markets return one year after Berlin attack

On December 19 last year, Max Mueller and his wife were selling pretzels, mulled wine and baguettes at their booth in the Christmas market near Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study

More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

Kerala police ‘bungled actress kidnap probe’

Kerala police ‘bungled actress kidnap probe’

The Congress party yesterday alleged that the Malayalam actress kidnap probe has been bungled by the Kerala Police.

Pakistan 'inflicts heavy losses' on Afghan border forces

Pakistan 'inflicts heavy losses' on Afghan border forces

Pakistan's military on Sunday said it had killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a clash on a major border crossing two days earlier, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul.

Sandstorm lashes Chinese capital

Sandstorm lashes Chinese capital

A putrid, nicotine-shaded mist loomed over Beijing yesterday after a massive sandstorm slammed into the Chinese capital bringing the latest “airpocalypse” to this smog-choked city.

Healthcare activists at Trump tower

Healthcare activists at Trump tower

Healthcare activists lift signage promoting the Affordable Care Act during a rally as part of the national “March for Health” movement in front of Trump Tower in New York City.

Marginal fall in Qatar population

Marginal fall in Qatar population

There has been a marginal fall in Qatar's population, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) compared to those at the end of February.

UN warns west Mosul civilians at 'extreme risk'

UN warns west Mosul civilians at 'extreme risk'

The estimated 750,000 people living in jihadist-controlled west Mosul are in grave danger, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, 100 days into a massive Iraqi operation to retake the city.

Australia opens door to China in push to save TPP

Australia opens door to China in push to save TPP

Australia said on Tuesday it was working to recast the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States and opened the door for China to sign up after President Donald Trump ditched the huge trade pact.

Hosts Gabon exit Cup of Nations

Hosts Gabon exit Cup of Nations

There was agony for Gabon on Sunday as the Africa Cup of Nations hosts were condemned to a group-stage exit following a goalless draw with Cameroon in Libreville.