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Civil rights groups call for Facebook board overhaul

The 32 groups signed to the letter included Arab American Institute; Bend the Arc Jewish Action; Freedom From Facebook, Media Matters for America; MomsRising; MoveOn NAACP; National LGBTQ Task Force,

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UK business groups plead for deal to prevent no-deal Brexit

In an unusual expression of unity, the groups that represent hundreds of thousands of businesses employing millions told the nation's leaders to put their political party affiliations aside and preven

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Donald Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

US President Donald Trump took a swipe Tuesday at tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing them of being biased in favor of opposition Democrats.

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With final jabs at FBI, Michael Flynn heads to sentencing

He's shown continued sympathy for Flynn, though, calling him a "great person" and asserting erroneously last week that the FBI said he didn't lie.

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UN affirms ‘historic’ global compact to support world’s refugees

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Chief, Filippo Grandi, said the pact was "historic" and noted it was the first time the assembly has seen an agreement between and beyond States, that acknowledges the ne

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‘Zero-tolerance’ immigration policy hits snag in California

The scene played out every day for several weeks in San Diego — another example of judges challenging President Donald Trump's moves on immigration in ways large and small.

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US eager to work with restored Sri Lanka Prime Minister

"Sri Lanka is a valued partner in the Indo-Pacific, and we look forward to engaging with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and his cabinet to advance cooperation on bilateral and regional issues of common

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Google to pump in $1 billion to build new offices

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Google's director of public policy and government relations, William Floyd, noted that his company's talk about increasing its payroll in New York over th

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Former FBI chief lashes out at Donald Trump, Republicans

In the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people... believe that nonsense," Comey told reporters in the halls of the US Senate.

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Peshawar attacks: ‘Murderer of school children a state guest in Pakistan’

On a day when Pakistan united to observe the 4th anniversary of the ghastly Peshawar attacks that left around 150 including school children dead, a Pakistani politician has attacked the government say

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Canada mulls cancelling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Kashoggi murder

Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Ja

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Dissident Pakistanis call for choking of funds of militant groups

A group of dissident Pakistanis, mostly living in self-exile, has called on the country's government to "choke funding and support" of militant groups, including Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz

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Nuclear-powered ‘tunnelbot’ to search for life on Jupiter’s moon Europa

Several findings from observations of the moon pointed to evidence of a liquid ocean beneath Europa's icy surface.

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Lion Air plane crash: Hunt for jet’s black box delayed by bad weather

A renewed search for the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29 has been delayed for two days due to bad weather hampering the arrival of a specialised ship

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Facebook blocked Netanyahu’s son for anti-Muslim posts

Yari also posted a screenshot of the original post along with new posts criticising Facebook.

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US praises Pakistan for promoting Afghan talks

The US has said that it welcomes Pakistans efforts to promote peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a media report said on Monday.

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HQ Trivia app co-founder Colin Kroll found dead in New York home

The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

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Donald Trump calls SNL ‘Democrat spin machine’

Last week's episode of "Saturday Night Live" opened with a sketch featuring Alec Baldwin, impersonating Trump, in a parody of the classic holiday film "It's a Wonderful Life".

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Australian minister resigns over alleged website date on Hong Kong trip

Amy said she agreed to meet Broad at the Hong Kong Restaurant for dinner but left because she did not like his behaviour, New Idea reported.

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North Korea warns US sanctions may ‘block path to denuclearisation’

The warning from the North on Sunday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses.

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North Korea condemns US sanctions, warns denuclearization at risk

North Korea on Sunday condemned the U.S. administration for stepping up sanctions and pressure on the nuclear-armed country, warning of a return to "exchanges of fire" and that disarming Pyongyang cou

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UK would have to delay Brexit for an entirely new proposal, says Simon Coveney

Britain would likely have to delay its departure from the European Union or rescind its exit notification "for the moment" if it wanted to put an "entirely new" Brexit proposal forward, Irish Foreign

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Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on Sunday, ending a 51-day power tussle in the island nation that had crippled the government.

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Climate change conference shows Paris Agreement’s resilience, says UN chief Antonio Guterres

He said his ambition will be at the centre of the Climate Summit that he will convene in September 2019.

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‘Almost every part of Donald Trump’s life is under investigation’

Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the practices of his late father.

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UN Climate Summit: 200 nations back rulebook to implement Paris treaty

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who made three trips to Katowice over the course of the talks, said the world's climate fight was just beginning.

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Donald Trump says interior secretary Ryan Zinke to leave in latest high-profile departure

Donald Trump said that his interior secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving soon, the latest in a series of high-profile departures from the US president's turnover-plagued administration.

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