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UN says Facebook is accelerating ethnic violence in Myanmar

The United Nations has warned that Facebook’s platform is contributing to the spread of hate speech and ethnic violence in crisis hit Myanmar. It’s yet another black mark against social media at a time when the tech industry’s reputation as an accelerator of false information is attracting criticism from the highest ...

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Russian spy: UK ‘encouraged’ by support over poison attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: “We are giving Russia until midnight to explain” The “strength of the support” shown to the UK over the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter has been encouraging, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said ...

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Nepal plane crash survivors describe chaos

Image copyright Bishnu Sapkota Image caption The crash is the worst aviation disaster to hit Nepal in years Survivors and witnesses of a plane crash in Nepal have described the chaotic moments when the aircraft went down, killing at least 49 people. The flight, carrying 71 passengers and crew, crashed ...

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How your car could be part of a ‘virtual power plant’

Danish utility company Frederiksberg Forsyning is part of a vehicle-to-grid scheme. Its all-electric vans charge up from the central grid, but at night the roles are reversed. The vehicles’ batteries become an energy store that the grid can draw on to smooth out fluctuations in supply and demand. This is ...

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Mighty Quinn: March 13 – NY Daily News

It’s not often we stump trivia expert Willie Ride at Sportsmania Pub in Rosedale, but we finally squeezed a drink out of him last week after Willie Ride could only name four players in this quiz: “Only seven players have had their number retired by two different ...

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Russian spy: Highly likely Moscow behind attack, says Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: Spy poisoned by “military-grade nerve agent” Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia, Theresa May has told MPs. The PM said the government concluded it was “highly ...

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