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Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Twitter has been under pressure to block bot accounts used to spread disinformation The hashtag #TwitterLockout has trended after an apparent purge of suspected malicious bots on the social network. Dozens of users report having had their accounts suspended until they provided a telephone number which they then had […]

Where to eat in London's Chinatown

Where to eat in London's Chinatown

(CNN) — The lanes around Gerrard Street in London’s Soho are crammed as tightly with Asian restaurants as fillings in a Chinese dumpling, with the results just as delicious. This is London’s Chinatown, an Asian community hub since the 1950s, and one of the most fun and diverse places to eat in central London — […]

Netanyahu aide 'agrees to turn state's witness'

Netanyahu aide 'agrees to turn state's witness'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Schlomo Filber (L) reportedly alleges the PM pressed him to help the Bezeq telecoms giant A close aide to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to testify against him in one of several corruption cases, Israeli media report. Schlomo Filber is said to have turned state’s witness in what […]

How Football Changed Titans Kicker Ryan Succop's Life – Titansonline.com

How Football Changed Titans Kicker Ryan Succop's Life – Titansonline.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As a kid, Ryan Succop didn’t dream of playing in the NFL. Growing up in Hickory, N.C., Succop played soccer, basketball, baseball and golf. As he got older, he spent his summers cutting grass, spreading mulch and pulling weeds for a landscaping business in town. It was at the start of Succop’s […]

Spain: Madrid art fair removes 'political prisoners' exhibit

Spain: Madrid art fair removes 'political prisoners' exhibit

Image copyright EPA Image caption The exhibit pixelated the features of individuals jailed in Spain for politically controversial issues. An art fair in Spain has removed an artwork which features photographs of jailed Catalan politicians. The operator of the ARCOmadrid art fair said it took the decision as the work risked becoming a distraction. The […]

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: More than 100 missing after school attack

Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis: More than 100 missing after school attack

Image copyright Yobe State government Image caption The number of missing girls is being disputed by parents More than 100 Nigerian schoolgirls are missing after an attack on a boarding school by Boko Haram jihadists, Nigerian police say. Militants raided their school on Monday evening, but many of the students and staff had fled before […]

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han 'tries to flee by sea'

Singapore City Harvest megachurch leader Chew Eng Han 'tries to flee by sea'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chew Eng Han and five others were convicted of misappropriating millions of dollars from the megachurch. A Singaporean man convicted in a megachurch fraud case was caught trying to escape by sea before starting his prison sentence, police say. Chew Eng Han was found in a small boat heading towards […]

Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis

Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYoung children have been found buried in the rubble The UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing the rebel enclave as a “hell on earth”. “My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate suspension of […]

Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif banned from leading his party

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nawaz Sharif (centre) denies any wrongdoing Pakistan’s Supreme Court has disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of his party. Mr Sharif was ordered to step down as prime minister last year amid corruption allegations that he denies. The court ruled that his earlier dismissal from office made him […]

Peru coach plunges off Pan-American Highway killing dozens

Peru coach plunges off Pan-American Highway killing dozens

Image copyright COEN Image caption Peru’s National Emergency Operations Centre tweeted a picture of the site of the accident A coach travelling along the Pan-American Highway in Peru has plunged off the road, killing at least 35 people, local police say. The accident happened at 01:30 local time (06:30 GMT) near the Ocoña bridge in […]

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