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World News Facebook, Twitter Delete Thousands of ‘Disinformation’ Accounts Without Proof
Author: 0 Facebook, Twitter Delete Thousands of ‘Disinformation’ Accounts Without Proof

Facebook said Thursday the accounts spent about $30,000 on advertisements, paid for in US dollars, British pounds, Canadian dollars and euros. "We can not confirm whether any of these events actually occurred". The accounts, some of which had been active since 2010, had garnered about 2 million followers on Facebook and more than 250,000 followers on Instagram.

World News Four pupils killed after walkway collapses at Vanderbijlpark school
Author: 0 Four pupils killed after walkway collapses at Vanderbijlpark school

Meiring said approximately 15 other patients were assessed, their injuries ranging from minor to critical. He called for medical assistance to be given to all learners regardless of whether they have medical aid or not. "Because the structure collapsed, the first thing was to protect the [building]". It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse. Journalists will only be allowed onto the scene once preliminary investigations have been concluded by the relevant authorities.

World News Mystery tunnel found pointing toward Florida bank branch is 'unique'
Author: 0 Mystery tunnel found pointing toward Florida bank branch is 'unique'

The tunnel was discovered after police received a call on Wednesday morning from a motorist who reported what looked like a sinkhole in a street near the bank. The tunnel is approximately 2 to 3 feet in diameter, Leverock said, describing it as "very claustrophobic". But so far the Federal Bureau of Investigation don't know who those diggers are, when the tunnel was built, or exactly where it ends.

World News Loud booms reported in Chicago area could be ‘frost quakes’
Author: 0 Loud booms reported in Chicago area could be ‘frost quakes’

The expanding material puts stress on its surroundings, until the pressure has to be relieved and a small explosion occurs. people report hearing loud booms with these quakes, or in some cases, even feeling the Earth shake beneath them. For a frost quake to occur, at least three conditions are required, according to "Frost Quakes: Forecasting the Unanticipated Clatter", published online in 2015 in the meteorology journal Weatherwise .

World News United Nations expert to probe Khashoggis murder
Author: 0 United Nations expert to probe Khashoggis murder

However, the rapporteur's demand to enter the consulate was denied, forcing her to inspect the grounds while walking around the site. Roth, who said he had spoken to Callamard last week, added: "The CIA has come out, apparently on the basis of intercepts, and said that the crown prince did order this murder".

World News Interim Budget 2019 Tax Calculator: Here is what you got to pay
Author: 0 Interim Budget 2019 Tax Calculator: Here is what you got to pay

Meanwhile, those with gross income up to Rs 6.5 lakh will not need to pay any tax if they make investments in provident funds or prescribed equities. Allocation to MNREGA has been hiked to Rs 60,000 crore for 2019-20, said Goyal , who stepped in as interim finance minister after Arun Jaitley had to fly to NY for medical treatment.

World News Peace with the Taliban? Trump Warned of Afghan Pullout Risks
Author: 0 Peace with the Taliban? Trump Warned of Afghan Pullout Risks

Taliban officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said the two sides had reached an understanding about the withdrawal of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops and that the militant group had made assurances that Afghan soil would not be used again for attacks against the United States or others.

World News Canada halving staff at embassy in Cuba after mystery illness
Author: 0 Canada halving staff at embassy in Cuba after mystery illness

Vidal, the Cuban ambassador, said reducing the embassy staff would "not help find answers to the health symptoms reported by Canadian diplomats". The mysterious health troubles pursuing American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba , which at one point prompted both countries to order employees' families to leave the island, have been the subject of much speculation.

World News Renewed blasphemy petition against Christian rejected
Author: 0 Renewed blasphemy petition against Christian rejected

The deputy commissioner of Islamabad in a letter to the authorities concerned has said that Punjab Rangers should be deployed as part of the efforts to heighten security in Judges Colony, Ministers Enclave and Diplomatic Enclave. Security at the court was high Tuesday, with riot police in full gear around the building and rolls off concertina wire ready to be strung out along main roads.

World News Senate backs McConnell rebuke of Trump military drawdowns
Author: 0 Senate backs McConnell rebuke of Trump military drawdowns

The vote is the latest indication of deepening cracks between the Republican Senate and Trump on foreign policy matters. "It is not a partisan amendment". McConnell poured cold water on House Democrats' proposed H.R. 1 (known as the For The People Act ) which contains a slew of reforms, including the Election Day proposal , which was aimed at making it easier for all Americans to be able to vote.

Author: 0 Record Breaking Fentanyl Seizure In Arizona

Fentanyl is trafficked into the United States largely from China and Mexico but it is not possible to determine which country is a bigger supplier, the DEA said in a report in October. 31, 2019. No other arrests have been made, he said. The vehicle was referred for secondary inspection, where anomalies were observed in the trailer's floor.

World News Sen. Rand Paul awarded $580,000 in suit against neighbor
Author: 0 Sen. Rand Paul awarded $580,000 in suit against neighbor

We now know punching Sen. Baker had conceded a "reasonable award " might be in order for Paul's pain and suffering but said no punitive damages should be awarded. Mr. Boucher, who received a 30-day prison sentence in June and paid a fine of $10,000, will appeal Wednesday's verdict, said his lawyer Matt Baker.

World News Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales
Author: 0 Major travel disruption as heavy snow hits England and Wales

Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk tweeted: "Significant snowfall in Cornwall particularly on the A30 at Temple where around 100 vehicles are now stuck". Dan Holley, of Norwich-based Weatherquest, said the approaching weather system was looking "quite weak" with any snow accumulations "generally small and insignificant".

World News Frustrated Trump says a wall ´is a WALL!´
Author: 0 Frustrated Trump says a wall ´is a WALL!´

The committee of Republican and Democratic representatives and senators met for the first time on Wednesday to begin negotiating a compromise on federal spending. "I don't expect much help!" he said. Politicians on both sides flashed signs of flexibility, eager to demonstrate willingness to compromise in hopes of resolving the standoff with Trump that sparked the 35-day partial government shutdown.

World News Ky. Gov. Bevin criticizes decision to cancel school due to extreme cold
Author: 0 Ky. Gov. Bevin criticizes decision to cancel school due to extreme cold

Postal Service, which ordinarily promises, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom". On Wednesday, Chicago dropped to a temperature reading of minus 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Bevin would later say he was being "slightly facetious" and said it is better to err on the side of caution, but he believes this could set a poor precedent for the youth.

World News Europe sets up scheme to get round U.S. sanctions on Iran
Author: 0 Europe sets up scheme to get round U.S. sanctions on Iran

Europe has been keen to show good faith towards Iran since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal previous year. Iran's deputy foreign minister said Thursday, Jan 31, 2019, that he believes European Union nations soon will announce they've created a program for Iran to continue trade there and avoid re-imposed USA sanctions over its nuclear program.

World News Trump says Afghanistan talks 'proceeding well'
Author: 0 Trump says Afghanistan talks 'proceeding well'

McConnell said an amendment he plans to offer to legislation that would impose new sanctions on Syria and that it would reassure USA allies in both countries. "We are asking the Trump administration to slow down the withdrawal and instead implement a well-studied plan", Ahmed told The National . A U.S.

World News Trump met Putin without staff or note takers present - again
Author: 0 Trump met Putin without staff or note takers present - again

The Democratic groundswell for obtaining interpreter information grew after The Washington Post reported Trump had taken possession of notes on a 2017 conversation with Putin in Hamburg, Germany, from his own interpreter and told the interpreter not to discuss what had taken place in the meeting with other administration officials.

World News At least 12 dead as arctic freeze spreads into U.S
Author: 0 At least 12 dead as arctic freeze spreads into U.S

By Wednesday, one of those pieces will be over the lower 48 states of the USA for the first time in years. Thousands of flights were cancelled at some of the nation's busiest airports, and the US Postal Service took the rare step of suspending mail delivery across much of the region.

World News Joshua Tree may need centuries to recover from government shutdown
Author: 0 Joshua Tree may need centuries to recover from government shutdown

DOE was not affected by the partial government shutdown , but the U.S. Department of Interior, which includes the National Park Service , was. While the park was kept open during the 35-day-long shutdown and the closure came at the slowest time of year for the park and had little economic effect on surrounding communities, nearly all of the park's 80-90 full-time staff, including Superintendent Kevin Schneider, were put on furlough.

World News Iran will not negotiate its ballistic missile program
Author: 0 Iran will not negotiate its ballistic missile program

The launch came amid USA and Israeli regime's threats that the move violated the 2015 nuclear deal and the UNSC Resolution 2231, while Iran has stressed that there is no military aspect to its satellite activity. US President Donald Trump cited Iran's missile programme as one of the reasons why he pulled Washington out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers a year ago.

World News Amy Shark finds stowaways on tour bus while travelling to the UK
Author: 0 Amy Shark finds stowaways on tour bus while travelling to the UK

On Twitter she also said, "I didn't think this stuff happened". Shark told the Gold Coast Bulletin that the pair was discovered after crew on the bus noticed that the lock on the luggage compartment was broken. Her 2018 album Love Monster won her three Aria awards - the Australian equivalent of the Grammy or Brit awards - taking home the prize for album of the year, best female artist and best pop record.

World News Pope says priest celibacy not 'optional'
Author: 0 Pope says priest celibacy not 'optional'

But, speaking to reporters aboard a plane returning from Panama, he restated that he was open to further study of the possibility of ordaining older married men in exceptional circumstances in remote areas with a severe shortage of priests.

World News U.S. returns asylum seekers under 'Remain in Mexico' policy
Author: 0 U.S. returns asylum seekers under 'Remain in Mexico' policy

Announced past year, the policy is meant to stop what Trump calls "catch and release" - allowing migrants who cross the border without papers and claim asylum to remain in the United States while their cases are processed. The head of Mexico's immigration agency said Monday that his country won't accept migrants younger than 18 while they await the resolution of their USA asylum claims.

World News Purported hackers stole U.S. evidence to discredit Mueller probe: filing
Author: 0 Purported hackers stole U.S. evidence to discredit Mueller probe: filing

Prosecutors said in a court filing Wednesday that representatives of Concord Management and Consulting should not be permitted to view additional sensitive evidence outside of the USA because it poses risks to national security. The subsequent investigation has revealed that certain non-sensitive discovery materials in the defense's possession appear to have been altered and disseminated as part of a disinformation campaign aimed (apparently) at discrediting ongoing investigations into ...

World News Facebook To Monitor Threats To 2019 Polls From
Author: 0 Facebook To Monitor Threats To 2019 Polls From "Singapore Hub"

Clegg said a range of electoral integrity measures will be rolled out ahead of the European Union elections in May: "In late March we will launch new tools to make political advertising on Facebook more transparent". Barely had the furore raised by the proposed unification of the hitherto independent platforms died down, investigative reporters and activists have accused Facebook of blocking third-party ad transparency tools .

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