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Trump Signs Order Targeting Social Media Giants’ Legal Protections

Twitter tagged one of Trump’s tweets for the first time with a fact-check notice. (File) Washington: President Donald Trump issued an executive order Thursday seeking to strip social media giants like Twitter of legal immunity for content posted by users. If this was enacted, the likes of Twitter and Facebook would become open to lawsuits …

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Protests, Looting Erupt In US Over Killing Of Black Man By Police

The second day of demonstrations was accompanied by looting and vandalism MINNEAPOLIS: Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on …

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“Very Sad Milestone”: Trump Tweets After COVID-19 Deaths Cross 1 Lakh

Donald Trump expressed his “heartfelt sympathy & love” for the people of US (File) Washington: President Donald Trump sent a Twitter message on Thursday to mourn 1,00,000 people in the United States lost to the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the threshold was reached and his silence noted. “We have just reached a very sad …

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Donald Trump Tweets Describing Coronavirus As “A Very Bad ‘Gift’ From China”

Donald Trump deflected the blame to China for the disastrous US response to COVID-19. US President Donald Trump on Thursday called coronavirus “a very bad ‘gift’ from China, as he marked the milestone of 1 lakh US deaths from the pandemic with Twitter posts, a day after the threshold was reached and his silence noted. …

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UK’s EasyJet To Cut 4,500 Jobs To Stay Competitive After Coronavirus Crisis

EasyJet employs over 15,000 people in eight countries across Europe (File) London: Britain’s easyJet plans to cut up to 4,500 jobs and shrink its fleet to adjust to the smaller travel market which is forecast to emerge from the coronavirus crisis. EasyJet, which employs more than 15,000 people in eight countries across Europe, is moving …

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“The Nation Grieves With You”: Joe Biden On 1 Lakh Coronavirus Deaths

Joe Biden has been highly critical of Republican President Donald Trump’s pandemic response. LOS ANGELES: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released a video message on Wednesday marking the grim milestone of 100,000 American lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic, telling the bereaved: “The nation grieves with you.” Biden spoke after various tallies of COVID-19 deaths, …

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5 Coronavirus Patients Die In Bangladesh Hospital Fire

A makeshift isolation unit for COVID-19 patients in the United Hospital after a fire broke out Dhaka: Five coronavirus patients died in a hospital fire in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday, a fire service official said. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, said Zillur Rahman, a fire service director. Firefighters extinguished …

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp To Stop Printing More Than 100 Australian Papers

The company said the bulk ofpapers would shift to digital-only publishing by June 29. (Representational) Rupert Murdoch’s Australian flagship media group News Corp announced Thursday it will stop printing more than 100 regional and local newspapers, blaming a collapse in advertising made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes after News Corp announced on …

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US Ends Sanction Waivers For Nations In Iran Nuclear Deal

The decision will bring the deal further to the brink of collapse. (File) Washington: The United States said Wednesday it was ending waivers in its sanctions for nations that remain in the Iran nuclear accord, bringing the deal further to the verge of collapse. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he was responding to Iran’s …

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SpaceX Crewed Mission Postponed Due To Bad Weather Just Before Launch

SpaceX’s landmark launch to the International Space Station — the first crewed mission to blast off from US soil in almost a decade — was scrubbed Wednesday due to bad weather. With NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley strapped into the Crew Dragon capsule, the launch pad platform retracted and rocket fueling underway, SpaceX …

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