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Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Published 23/06/2017

The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

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Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar: minister

Published 23/06/2017

Turkey's defense minister said on Friday his country had no plans to review its military base in Qatar and that any demand for its closure would represent interference in Ankara's relations with the Gulf state.

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Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis: trade minister

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis: trade minister

Published 23/06/2017

Buildings are seen on a coast line in Doha, Qatar, June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon

Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled from their normal levels to $32.5 million since four Arab countries began boycotting the Gulf state on June 5, Turkey's Customs and Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci said late on Thursday.

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Apple adds Virgin to U.S. carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Apple adds Virgin to U.S. carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Published 23/06/2017

A customer views the new iPhone 7 smartphone inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Apple Inc will soon start selling wireless plans from Virgin Mobile USA, the first new carrier offered by the iPhone maker's since 2013, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Sand sculpture festival brings super-heroes to Belgian beach

Published 22/06/2017

Sand carver Sergey Zaplatin from Russia. REUTERS/Yves Herman

A beach in Belgium has been transformed into a giant sandy gallery, featuring larger-than-life super heroes, cartoon characters and Cinderella's castle, for one of the world's biggest sand-sculpture festivals.

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Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC

Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for the third day of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Two holdout jurors prevented comedian Bill Cosby from being found guilty on two of three counts in his sexual assault trial and deliberations were so tense that jurors burst into tears, a jury member told ABC News in a report on Wednesday.

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Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in `The Big Sick`

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in `The Big Sick`

Published 22/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani, recipient of the Comedy Star of the Year Award, and his wife writer Emily Gordon pose on the red carpet during CinemaCon, a convention of movie theater owners, in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

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Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

Pop stars release song to raise funds for London fire victims

Published 21/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Stormzy performs at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, February 22, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville /File Photo

Some of the biggest names in British music, including Stormzy, Robbie Williams and The Who, released a charity single on Wednesday to raise funds for people affected by the fire at a tower block in west London.

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Box Office: `Cars 3` Races Past `Wonder Woman` to No. 1

Box Office: `Cars 3` Races Past `Wonder Woman` to No. 1

Published 18/06/2017

Cast member Armie Hammer poses at the premiere of 'Cars 3' at the convention center in Anaheim, California U.S., June 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

By Seth KelleyLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This weekend featured a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday mornin

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