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Facebook says it suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal

The probe came after revelations that data mining firm Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence U.S. elections.

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Donald Trump calls new border wall a ‘world-class security system’

Before construction began, the border in Otay Mesa was protected with low fencing. "It was like a sheet metal and people would just knock it over like just routinely," Trump said, standing with construction workers and top Cu

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Donald Trump names hostage envoy Robert O’Brien national security adviser

The announcement of O'Brien's selection on Wednesday comes a week after Trump ousted John Bolton from the post, citing policy disagreements.

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Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor

Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to US technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers.

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Bill Gates to honour PM Modi for Swachh Bharat Mission during his US visit

The Gates Foundation's annual event focusing on global inequality on September 24 and 25 coincides with the UN General Assembly gathering and has drawn big-name politicians and celebrities, from Barack Obama to Ed Sheeran.

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Blackout hits 4 nations in Central America, affects millions

A failure in Central America's electrical grid left millions of people without power for hours in at least four countries Monday.

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Asian markets mixed as oil prices surge after Saudi Arabia plant attack

Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility.

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu convenes Cabinet in West Bank ahead of election

Netanyahu has promised to extend Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and to annex Jewish settlements.

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Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate

The protests were triggered in June by an extradition bill that many saw as an example of China's increasing intrusion and a chipping away at Hong Kong's freedoms and rights, many of which are not accorded to mainland China.

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Drone attacks strike major Saudi Aramco facility, oilfield

Online videos apparently shot in Buqyaq included the sound of gunfire in the background and flames shooting out of the Abqaiq oil processing facility.

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Google advertising practices targeted in antitrust probe

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to Google seeking more information about how Google acquired and integrated advertising platforms such as DoubleClick and AdMob.

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US to commemorate 9/11 as its aftermath extends and evolves

Former President George W Bush, the commander-in-chief at the time of the 2001 attacks, is due at an afternoon wreath-laying at the Pentagon.

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Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off US-Taliban talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America's longest war.

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Apple Event today: iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11R to launch echoing last year’s models

iPhone 11 launch: Apple is also getting ready to roll out a Netflix-like video service that will feature a slate of original programs

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Video appears to show Tesla driver asleep in moving car

Teslas have an autopilot function, but the company says drivers are expected to remain alert at all times.

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North Korea fires 2 projectiles hours after offering nuclear talks with US

North Korea is widely believed to want the United States to provide security guarantees and extensive relief from U.S.-led sanctions in return for limited denuclearization steps.

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British PM Boris Johnson suspends UK Parliament after latest Brexit defeat

Parliament was then suspended — or prorogued— at the government's request until October 14, a drastic move that gives Johnson a respite from rebellious lawmakers as he plots his next move.

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Rafale Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Grand Slam trophy

The No. 2-seeded Rafale Nadal managed to stop Daniil Medvedev's surge and hold off his historic comeback bid, pulling out a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory.

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Ashes 2019: Australia beat England by 185 runs in 4th Test to retain trophy

Australia held on to the Ashes in England for the first time in 18 years. It thrashed England by 251 runs in the opening test at Edgbaston, the second test at Lord's was drawn before England won at Headingley by one wicket to

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In the Amazon, indigenous debate how to save their lands

At one point, a group of women and children lined up to perform a call and response tribal dance that they said would help give participants strength and understanding.

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Surveys show China manufacturing demand weak amid trade war

A separate survey released Saturday by an industry group, the China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing, showed activity declining to 49.5 from July's 49.7.  It said market demand was "relatively weak".

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US envoy meets Afghan leader over US-Taliban talks: Official

Ghani spokesman Sediq Sediqqi confirms that the meeting took place Sunday night at the presidential palace shortly after Khalilzad arrived from Qatar, where the ninth round of talks ended without a final deal.

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In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices

The administration had largely avoided hitting consumer items in its earlier rounds of tariff increases. But with prices of many retail goods now likely to rise, the Trump administration's move threatens the US economy's main

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Amazon forest fire: Brazil accepts four planes from Chile to fight blaze

Fears over health impacts have been growing with the surge in fires, with more than 83,000 blazes documented by the country's National Space Research Institute since the start of the year.

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Brazilian firefighters toil in Amazon region hazy with smoke

The smoke-shrouded scene near the lush Jacunda national forest in the Amazonian state of Rondonia, witnessed by an Associated Press team, showed the enormity of the challenge ahead: putting out a multitude of blazes and safeg

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One empty chair: Donald Trump skips G7 climate meet but claims ‘know more about the environment than anyone’

G-7 countries pledged USD 20 million on Monday to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest, which threaten its ability to capture carbon released into the atmosphere by cars and other emitters. It's a small sum overall but G

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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro causes global outrage over Amazon forest fires

The country's National Space Research Institute, which monitors deforestation, has recorded more than 77,000 wildfires in Brazil this year, a record since the institute began keeping records in 2013.

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