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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......

China will uphold world peace, Xi says, despite others’ concerns

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BEIJING, Oct 25 (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping vowed on Monday that China would always uphold world peace and international rules, amid concerns expressed by the United States and other countries over the nation’s increasing assertiveness globally. The comments come after Taiwan said this month that military tension with China......

Exxon Mobil keen to build carbon storage hubs in SE Asia, similar to Houston project

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An Exxon gas station is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) wants to build carbon capture storage (CCS) hubs in Southeast Asia, similar to its project in Houston, Texas, and has started talks with some countries with......

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......

India reports 15,906 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

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A woman walks past a coronavirus-themed graffiti, amidst the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, on a street in Mumbai, India, October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas NEW DELHI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – India reported 15,906 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to government data on Sunday. The nationwide......

Exxon looks to buy stake in ONGC’s Indian deep sea fields

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The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. . REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Global oil major ExxonMobil Corp (XOM.N) is looking at buying a stake in some......

Labour union urges European authorities to widen Amazon antitrust probe after Reuters story

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, October 6, 2021 REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol NEW DELHI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – A global trade union for the services sector on Friday urged European authorities to widen their antitrust investigation of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) to assess if......

Big nations must stretch further to limit climate change – U.S. envoy Kerry

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MILAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world’s major economies must “stretch to do more” at next month’s U.N. climate talks to show they are serious about wanting to tackle global warming, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said on Saturday. The COP26 conference in Glasgow aims to secure more ambitious climate......

Biden says he’ll ‘work like hell’ to pass infrastructure, social spending bills

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WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday he was going to “work like hell” to get both an infrastructure bill and a multi-trillion-dollar social spending bill passed through Congress and plans to travel more to bolster support with Americans. Biden visited the Capitol on Friday......

Global COVID-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

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Oct 1 (Reuters) – Worldwide deaths related to COVID-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated people particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. The variant has exposed the wide disparities in vaccination rates between rich and poor nations, and the upshot of vaccine hesitancy......

EXCLUSIVE Some Afghan evacuees leaving military bases in U.S. before resettlement

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WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Something unexpected is happening at U.S. military bases hosting Afghan evacuees: Many hundreds of them are simply leaving before receiving U.S. resettlement services, two sources familiar with the data told Reuters. The number of “independent departures,” which top 700 and could be higher, has not......

China power crunch slams factories as coal lobby warns woes could stay until winter

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SHENYANG, China, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Small firms caught in China’s prolonged energy crunch are turning to diesel generators, or simply shutting shop, as coal industry officials voiced fears about stockpiles ahead of winter and manufacturing shrank in the world’s no. 2 economy. Beijing is scrambling to deliver more coal......

U.S. bars flight from landing with Americans from Kabul – activists

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security emblem is pictured at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang/ WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday denied U.S. landing rights for a charter plane carrying......

Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise,’ U.S. defense secretary says

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WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army’s sudden collapse caught the Pentagon “by surprise,” as military leaders confronted a contentious Senate hearing about how and why America lost its longest war. Republican lawmakers accused President Joe Biden of lying......

China energy crunch triggers shutdowns, pleas for more coal

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Governor of Jilin province urges more coal imports Environmental checks, surging prices sap electricity generation Fears as power cuts hit traffic lights, 3G networks, factories State Grid Corp seeks to reassure residents on winter heating SHANGHAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – China faces mounting pressure to ramp up coal imports and......

APPEC Colombia’s Ecopetrol sees crude export share to Asia rising -CEO

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The entrance of Ecopetrol’s Castilla oil rig platform is seen in Castilla La Nueva, Colombia June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo SINGAPORE, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Asia will increasingly be a strategic market for Colombia’s majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol (ECO.CN), its president and chief executive officer Felipe Bayón said......

‘Quad’ leaders meet at White House as China looks warily on

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WASHINGTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia presented a united front on Friday at their first summit and stressed the need for a free and open Indo-Pacific region amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad,......

Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India

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The logo of streaming service Amazon Prime Video is seen in this illustration picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) launched in India on Friday eight global and local streaming services on its video platform, in a move aimed at......

U.S. court orders Facebook to release anti-Rohingya content records for genocide case

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge has ordered Facebook (FB.O) to release records of accounts connected to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down, rejecting its argument about protecting privacy as “rich with irony”. The judge in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday criticized Facebook......

Exclusive: Echoes, uncertainty as Afghan pilots await U.S. help in Tajikistan

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A member of the Afghan air force marshals in an A-29 Super Tucano at Hamid Karzai International Airport near Kabul, Afghanistan, January 15, 2016. Picture taken January 15, 2016. To match Special Report USA-AFGHANISTAN/PILOTS U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A U.S.-trained......

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