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Facebook knew about, failed to police, abusive content globally – documents

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Oct 25 (Reuters) – Facebook employees have warned for years that as the company raced to become a global service it was failing to police abusive content in countries where such speech was likely to cause the most harm, according to interviews with five former employees and internal company documents......

Latest Russian cyberattack targeting hundreds of U.S. networks -Microsoft

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Smartphone is seen in front of Microsoft logo displayed in this illustration taken, July 26, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The Russian-based agency behind last year’s massive SolarWinds cyberattack has targeted hundreds more companies and organizations in its latest wave of attacks on U.S.-based computer systems,......

Babar leads from front, ruthless Pakistan break India jinx

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DUBAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Captain Babar Azam led by example as Pakistan beat India in a World Cup match for the first time ever with a 10-wicket romp in a Super 12 blockbuster at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday. Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock of 57 to......

New Zealand rout United States 104-14 in Washington test match

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Oct 23, 2021; Washington, DC, USA; Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks advances the ball while Eagles defenders give chase during the 1874 Cup Rugby Autumn Internationals rugby match at FedEx Field featuring the New Zealand All Blacks vs the USA Eagles. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports Oct 23......

World Championship bronze medallist Quinonez killed in Ecuador

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Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Men’s 200 Metres Heats – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – September 29, 2019 Ecuador’s Alex Quinonez reacts REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Oct 23 (Reuters) – Sprinter Alex Quinonez, Ecuador’s World Championship bronze medallist, has been killed in his home city of Guayanquil......

New migrant caravan in Mexico pushes past blockade to head north

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TAPACHULA, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Several thousand migrants from Haiti, South America and Central America set off from southern Mexico headed north on Saturday, clashing with law enforcement trying to hold the caravan back. Some people among the latest mass movement of migrants trying to pass north through Mexico said......

Slain Kenyan Olympian Agnes Tirop buried in her home village

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NANDI COUNTY, Kenya, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Slain long-distance Olympic runner Agnes Tirop, a rising star in Kenya’s highly competitive athletics scene, was buried on Saturday at a funeral attended by over 1,000 mourners. Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in the Rift Valley town of Iten......

PSG’s Neymar back in squad for Marseille trip

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Soccer Football – Champions League – Paris St Germain Training – Ooredoo Training Centre, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France – October 18, 2021 Paris St Germain’s Neymar during training REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain’s Neymar has recovered from a groin injury and could be reunited with Lionel Messi......

Epic Games opposes Apple’s effort to pause antitrust trial orders

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Smartphone with Epic Games logo is seen in front of Apple logo in this illustration taken, May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Oct 22 (Reuters) – “Fortnite” creator Epic Games on Friday opposed Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) efforts to put on hold orders handed down in an antitrust trial as a......

Injury forces Federici to retire ahead of A-League season

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Oct 23 (Reuters) – Former Australia goalkeeper Adam Federici has announced his retirement due to injury less than a month before the start of the new A-League season. The 36-year-old had been named captain at Macarthur FC following the retirement of Mark Milligan at the end of last season, but......

Wall St Week Ahead Tech giants’ earnings may be another test for markets at new highs

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People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Investors are homing in on a flood of earnings reports from Wall Street’s tech and Internet giants, as the high-growth......

No ‘Squid Game’: South Korea’s real-life debt trap

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Passengers wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk at Seoul railway station in Seoul, South Korea, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files SEOUL, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Many small business owners in South Korea recognise themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix (NFLX.O) drama ‘Squid......

U.S. House holds Trump ally Bannon in contempt, seeks prosecution

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WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon could face criminal prosecution for refusing to cooperate with a probe into the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol after the House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold him in contempt of Congress. The Democratic-led chamber voted......

Intel shares sink as chipmaker predicts lower margins in years ahead

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Visitors are seen at the Intel booth during the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, also known as ChinaJoy, in Shanghai, China July 30, 2021. Picture taken July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files Oct 21 (Reuters) – Intel Corp (INTC.O) on Thursday forecast lower profit margins for years to come as......

One U.N. peacekeeper killed, four wounded in Mali

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UN peacekeepers patrol in the northern town of Kidal, file. REUTERS/Stringer BAMAKO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – One U.N. peacekeeper was killed and four more were severely wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations’ force in Mali said. The bloodshed near......

Late Locatelli strike hands Juventus win over Torino in Turin derby

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TURIN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Manuel Locatelli struck late to earn Juventus a 1-0 win over Torino in the Turin derby on Saturday, as the Old Lady stretched their winning run to four games in all competitions and kept a Serie A clean sheet for the first time in seven......

Somali militia, former government ally, captures two towns from federal forces

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MOGADISHU, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A militia previously allied to the Somali government in its fight against militant group al Shabaab has captured two towns in central Somalia from federal forces, saying it was taking control where the government had failed to end the insurgency. On Thursday, Somali federal forces......

Biden administration asks judge to halt strict Texas abortion law

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday urged a judge to block a near-total ban on abortion imposed by Texas – the strictest such law in the nation – in a key moment in the ferocious legal fight over abortion access in the United States. The U.S.......

China marks national day with mass air incursion near Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Friday to warn away 25 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, the defence ministry in Taipei said, the same day as China marked its national day, the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has......

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