Twitter could flag lies by politicians with ‘bright orange’ labels

The Independent | 2020-02-21

Twitter could add bright orange and red labels to tweets that include lies and misinformation. The plan is just one of a range of plans being considered by Twitter to cut down on the spread of false stories, according to a leak. A design mock-up obtained by NBC News shows how verified fact-checkers...

Photoshop at 30: Why bad reviews will never cause Adobe to 'boil the ocean'

The Independent | 2020-02-21

Adobe has a long history of serving its suite of advanced applications to professionals. But as its flagship photo-editing application Photoshop turns 30, one of the most enduring challenges still remains: How does the software giant make its apps accessible to the rest of us? It's a...

Feature: Egypt's famed bazaar yearns for Chinese tourists after suspension of flights

China.dot.org | 2020-02-22

CAIRO, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Having lost its typical scene of buzzing foreign tourists, Egypt's centuries-old Khan el-Khalili market in Old Cairo has been hit hard since the suspension of flights to and from China earlier in February over the novel coronavirus outbreak. "We mainly relied on Chinese...

Kuwait Airways under scrutiny after refusal to fly Israeli from London Heathrow

The Jerusalem Post | 2020-02-22

The Lawfare Project has filed a new complaint again Kuwait Airways for continued discrimination after Orna Schneider, an Israeli woman, was barred from traveling from London Heathrow to Bangkok succeeding her presentation of an Israeli passport to airline staff. Kuwait is one of many countries who...

Japan cruise ship coronavirus cases climb to 175, including quarantine officer

TOKYO - Another 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan, with one quarantine officer also infected, bringing the total to 175, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The Diamond Princess was placed in quarantine for two weeks upon...

Coronavirus fears and what it means for SA travellers

Durbanite Candice Soobramoney craved a Brazillian holiday to Rio and Sao Paulo in March. She sat with her travel agent for weeks to make the necessary plans for the trip, even researching the best tours to join. Her plans took a back seat when news of the coronavirus started to surface. Even though...

Dubai Tennis: Simona Halep digs deep to overpower Ons Jabeur

The National | 2020-02-19

The headline match on Day Three of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships lived up to its top billing as top seed Simona Halep recovered from a slow start to beat Tunisian wildcard Ons Jabeur 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 inside a raucous Centre Court Stadium. Read More Dubai Tennis: Garbine Muguruza shows her...

Pliskova, Muguruza restore order to reach Dubai quarters

Supersport | 2020-02-19

Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza re-established order among seeds on Wednesday as both reached the quarterfinals of the WTA Dubai Championships.","content":"Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza re-established order among seeds on Wednesday as both reached the...

French international Rami joins Russia's Sochi

Supersport | 2020-02-22

French World Cup-winning defender Adil Rami has joined Russia's Sochi club, hours after being dropped by Turkey's Fenerbahce, the Russian Premier League website said.","content":"French World Cup-winning defender Adil Rami has...

WATCH: Rishabh Pant left fuming after terrible mix-up with Ajinkya Rahane leads to run out

Indian Express | 2020-02-22

Rishabh Pant was trying to survive the first session of Day 2 of the first Test against New Zealand but was undone by a terrible mix-up with Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday at Basin Reserve, Wellington. Rahane tapped Tim Southee’s delivery square of the wicket and tried to sneak a quick single....

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Turkey threatens major escalation in Idlib if Syria continues deadly attacks

The National | 2020-02-12

Turkey will strike Syrian regime forces “everywhere” if its soldiers come under renewed attack, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday He also...

Prosecutors quit in Roger Stone case after Trump intervention

The Irish Times | 2020-02-12

All four prosecutors who secured the conviction of Roger Stone, a longtime associate and friend of Donald Trump, have withdrawn from the case after the...

Pope Francis set to decide on special exception to priestly celibacy rule

Rome - Pope Francis is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to make a limited exception to the celibacy rule for priests, one of the most controversial...

Venezuela's Guaido returns to resume fight against Maduro

Deutsche Welle | 2020-02-12

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido flouted a travel ban to travel to Washington, Brussels and Davos. After three weeks away he's back, hoping to reignite...

Australia PM says to replace 'failing' Indigenous policy

Gulf Daily News | 2020-02-12

SYDNEY: Australia is on track to meet just two of its targets aimed at improving the lives of its Indigenous people, including increasing life expectancy and...

Nissan seeks $91 million in damages from Ghosn over alleged financial misconduct

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-02-12

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> on Wednesday said it had filed a civil lawsuit in Japan against former Chairman Carlos...

2 patients in Russia with COVID-19 have fully recovered

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-02-12

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Chinese nationals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Russia last month have fully recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals...

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US bars entry to researcher who exposes Israeli rights abuses

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The Intercept | 2020-02-21

FBI Arrests Hacker Linked to Katie Hill Campaign

Federal agents have arrested Arthur Dam in connection with a hacking spree that disrupted the 2018...

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