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'Blatant censorship': Kaspersky Lab demands public explanation from Twitter after ads ban

Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab ads from its platform and, two months on, has failed to explain the decision. The head of the Moscow-based cybersecurity firm is now demanding public answers about an apparent act of censorship. On Friday, Eugene Kaspersky, the head of Kaspersky Lab, revealed in a blog post that Twitter has banned the adverts of the Russian company. ...

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‘Thousands of rotting corpses’ under ruins of Raqqa a public health crisis – Russian MoD

The Russian Defense Ministry has criticized the Western-led coalition for creating a sanitation emergency in Raqqa after it took the Syrian city from Islamic State, but failed to organize a clean-up or rebuild. READ MORE: ‘Go back to Raqqa & bury bodies’: Putin calls for investigation into strikes on civilians in Syria “The epidemiological situation in Raqqa remains very grave. ...

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Parkland teacher arrested for leaving loaded gun in public toilet

A teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the February shooting that claimed 17 lives, has been arrested for leaving his loaded pistol in a public toilet, where a homeless man later fired it. Chemistry teacher Sean Simpson, 43, was using a bathroom stall at the Deerfield Beach pier on Sunday and took out his Glock 9mm ...

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75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has given Nestle permission to extract 400 gallons (1,500 liters) of water per minute for its Stanwood bottling plant, in the face of a sustained protest campaign. “We cannot base our decisions on public opinion because our department is required to follow the rule of law when making determinations,” DEQ Director Heidi Grether said ...

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Russia wants results of OPCW probe on Skripal poisoning made public – envoy to UK (WATCH LIVE)

After a failed OPCW vote on transparency, it is up to the UK to make public all material relevant to the investigation of the Salisbury poisoning affair, the Russian ambassador said. Russia strongly urges the British to do so. Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko called for the investigation into the case of Sergei Skripal to be made as ...

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‘No fair trial’: Teen Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi denied public hearing in Israel

An Israeli court has rejected an appeal for an open hearing by iconic Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi, who was arrested for striking IDF soldiers. Her lawyer claims the decision will deprive her of a fair trial. “The Military Court of Appeals rejected the defense’s appeal and upheld the decision to hold Ahed Tamimi’s trial behind closed doors,” Gaby Lasky, ...

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2 killed, 1 injured in Texas mail bombings, police warn public not to open suspicious packages

Austin police have linked Monday morning’s mail bombing, that killed a teen boy and injured a woman, with another deadly explosion earlier this month. A third explosion left a 75-year-old woman with “life-threatening injuries.” Police Chief Brian Manley has warned Austin residents no to open their mail, following dual mail bombings in the Texas city on Monday. The investigation is ...

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Saudi Arabia to delay public listing of state oil giant until at least next year

The public offering of the world’s most-valuable oil company, Saudi Aramco, is likely to be postponed until 2019 at the earliest, according to British officials, as quoted by the Financial Times. The world’s biggest corporate float was projected to hit the market in the second half of this year. However, advisers of the IPO (initial public offering) are still struggling ...

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Political blow? Italian oral sex star blocked from Instagram for ‘influencing public opinion’

An Italian model says her Instagram account has been suspended over fears she might influence the upcoming general election. This is after she kept a promise to go on tour and perform oral sex to ‘no’ voters in a referendum. “I was browsing on my Instagram normally when all of a sudden the screen disappeared,” 28-year-old model and actress Paola ...

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Angry Birds game-maker hit by worst stock sell-off since going public

Shares in Rovio Entertainment, best known for creating the ‘Angry Birds’ franchise, have plummeted. The dive wiped more than a third off the company’s stock price, after reporting lower-than-expected profits for 2018. The stock dropped nearly 40 percent during trading in Helsinki, marking the company’s worst share plunge since its initial public offering in September. The Finnish software developer said ...

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