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Pokemon craze challenges Rio Games for popularity

Pokemon craze challenges Rio Games for popularity

Published 14/08/2016

By Anthony Boadle | RIO DE JANEIRO RIO DE JANEIRO Forget beach volleyball, soccer or tennis, not to mention the steeplechase or discus. Pokemon Go [more…]

Dutch man’s 10 day-wait at Chinese airport for woman ends in hospital

Dutch man’s 10 day-wait at Chinese airport for woman ends in hospital

Published 05/08/2016

A Dutch man spent 10 days at an airport in China waiting for a woman he met on the internet but ended up hospitalized after the stay took a [more…]

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

Ice Bucket Challenge credited with ALS breakthrough

Published 28/07/2016

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral two years ago, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, has helped identify a new gene behind the neurodegenerative [more…]

Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants

Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants

Published 25/07/2016

RIO DE JANEIRO The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and [more…]

Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Twitter, Facebook move quickly to stem celebrations of Nice attack

Published 18/07/2016

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Twitter Inc moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said on Friday, in [more…]

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after launch of local version

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after launch of local version

Published 19/01/2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan said on Monday it had removed a three-year ban on YouTube after the Google-owned video-sharing website launched a local version that allows the [more…]

Facebook begins Europe-wide campaign against extremist posts

Facebook begins Europe-wide campaign against extremist posts

Published 18/01/2016

BERLIN Facebook Inc (FB.O) began a Europe-wide campaign on Monday to thwart extremist posts on social media, after German politicians in particular raised concerns about [more…]

Facebook struggles to sell advertising in India

Facebook struggles to sell advertising in India

Published 12/08/2015

SAN FRANCISCO/MUMBAI, August 12 Facebook is trying to lure skeptical advertisers in India with features such as free email support for questions about advertising and [more…]