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Facebook faces record fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal

It also said it would send warning letters to 11 political parties to compel them to audit their data protection practices. In March 2017, the ICO began looking into whether personal data had been misused by campaigns on both sides of the UK's 2016 European Union referendum. Read More »

Israel Intercepts Incoming Drone from Syria

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None of the reports have been confirmed, and there was no comment from Israel . The drone was an intelligence-gathering aircraft and belonged to the Syrian government and its remains have already been retrieved just south of the Sea of Galilee, nearly ten kilometers (six miles) inside Israel, an army spokesman told reporters. Read More »

On this Day in 1998, Croatia Won World Cup Bronze

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On both ends of the field, Sime Vrsaljko got the job done. The Three Lions had a tough fixture against Colombia to see out - won on penalties after a 1-1 draw - but it opened the door for a run to the semis thanks to a meet-up with Sweden, which England won 2-0 without too much fuss. Read More »

Rafa Benitez gives his verdict on England's World Cup hopes

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England will also be keen to avoid further penalty drama as they face a side who have won both of their knockout matches, against Denmark and then hosts Russian Federation, via shootouts. "Our country's been through some hard moments in terms of unity and football has the power to do that. It is a special feeling and a privilege". "This team is nowhere near the level they will be capable of, partly because of age and partly because over the years they'll have more big-match experience". Read More »

Captain Safdar likely to be arrested on Sunday

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Sources in the federal government said authorities are considering to arrange access of a NAB team to the airplane so that they could arrest Sharifs from within the plane. Mr Sharif has said that he is not afraid of going to jail. Mushahidullah further said that the caretaker federal government and NAB should allow Nawaz to address the people and urge them to disperse peacefully. Read More »

Slew of resignations in United Kingdom 'a good week for Brexit' - Simon Coveney

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At 3pm on Monday, a statement was issued by Downing Street to say: "This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary". "I think you have to give all the protagonists, whether it's the president or the prime minister, a little bit of leeway here. It should be a chance to do things differently", adding "that dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". Read More »

Moron Harangues Woman In Park For Wearing Puerto Rico Shirt In America

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He then asks her twice if she is a citizen, which she says she is. While not a state, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the USA, and Puerto Ricans are American citizens. Finally, multiple police cars pull up, responding to a separate incident, and a female officer informs the man he's intoxicated. "Then you should not be wearing that". Read More »

Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video

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She was then sentenced to eight years in prison. In the video, Mazbouh claimed she was subjected to verbal sexual harassment in a Cairo street, describing Egyptians as "the dirtiest people in the world". "It is in the context of the law, but the court was applying the maximum penalty", he said . On July 29, an appeals court will hear the case, which represents one more chance for el-Mazboh to get a reduced sentence. Read More »

English Bulldog Named World's Ugliest Dog Dies At Age 9

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Zsa Zsa spent five years at a puppy mill in Missouri before being purchased by the nonprofit Underdog Rescue . Zsa Zsa , who made global headlines when she won the World's Ugliest Dog competition in San Francisco less about two weeks ago, made headlines again with news of her death. Read More »

Supreme Court refuses to adjourn hearing on pleas challenging Section 377

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During the pendency of the curative petitions, the plea was made that an open court hearing should be granted and after the apex court agreed to it, several fresh writ petitions were filed seeking decriminalising of Section 377. During the hearing yesterday, the apex court had observed that colonial laws like Section 377 will have to pass the rigours of the Constitution. Earlier in 2009, the Delhi High Court had decriminalised Section 377, but the order was later set aside by a ... Read More »

EU Chief Warns Trump to 'Appreciate Your Allies'

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Mr Trump appeared to be referring to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would bring gas from Russian Federation to Germany's north-eastern Baltic coast, bypassing Eastern European nations like Poland and Ukraine and doubling the amount of gas Russian Federation can send directly to Germany. Read More »

United Kingdom watchdog ICO fines Facebook £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica

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Media Committee chairman Damian Collins commented: "Given that the ICO is saying that Facebook broke the law, it is essential that we now know which other apps that ran on their platform may have scraped data in a similar way". Facebook's chief privacy officer Erin Egan said in response to the ICO's report: "As we have said before, we should have done more to investigate claims about Cambridge Analytica and taken action in 2015". Read More »

Nobel laureate's widow is freed from house arrest, allowed to leave China

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China's Foreign Ministry later confirmed her departure , saying she left the country "by her own free will" for medical treatment. Hua provided no further information. He died of liver cancer previous year and his body was buried at sea. After the doctors determined Liu was "fit for travel", the Chinese government restated its previous position that he was too ill to travel overseas for treatment. Read More »

Fine imposed on Facebook over user privacy - United Kingdom lawmaker

Social media giant Facebook was dealt a blow this morning when a prominent United Kingdom watchdog said it planned to impose a maximum fine on the company for two breaches of the Data Protection Act. "We're reviewing the report and will respond to the ICO soon". OAIC is conducting its own investigation into whether Facebook breached the Privacy Act, which obligates organisations to ensure customers are notified about the collection and handling of their personal information. Read More »

UK PM Seeks Unity Amid Turmoil Over Brexit Strategy

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May is due to address Parliament later on Monday to explain her plan for Britain to adopt European Union rules on goods after Brexit , amid anger from members of Parliament in her own party who want a cleaner break and businesses who say it may still cause economic harm. Read More »

RESCUE: More brought out of Thai cave, fears of infection

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Cave rescue experts have said they consider an underwater escape to be a last resort, especially with people untrained in diving. Officials said Monday that despite rain Monday morning, the weather was holding out so far. Medical workers" first assessments will focus on the boys' breathing, signs of hypothermia and an airborne lung infection known as "cave disease' which is caused by bat and bird droppings and can be fatal if it is untreated and spreads to other parts of the body. Read More »

ANP leader Haroon Bilour among 12 killed in Peshawar blast, police say

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Haroon Bilour was the son of senior ANP leader Bashir Ahmed Bilour who was killed when a Pakistani Taliban bomber blew himself up in a party meeting in Peshawar in 2012. Last month, a USA drone strike killed the Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, who had claimed responsibility for most of the attacks against the ANP in the 2013 election on the grounds that it had supported operations against the militants. Read More »

19 injured, 1 dead in South Africa plane crash

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The 1954-built plane was soon to be flown to the Aviodrome air museum, near the central Dutch city of Lelystad, via Egypt, Croatia and Austria. "Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane crash at Wonderboom in Pretoria ", said Russell Meiring, spokesman for the ER24 medical service. Read More »

Woolworths recalls frozen rice over Listeria concerns

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Listeria is found widely in the environment, but is particularly unsafe for pregnant women and their unborn babies, and can cause death in people with compromised immune systems. Countdown supermarkets have withdrawn a frozen vegetables product after concerns it may be contaminated with a risky strain of bacteria. Have you bought any of these frozen vegetables? The latest food scandal to hit the United Kingdom involves supposed nutritional good guys the vegetables, who, instead of being ... Read More »

Trump suggests North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members reimburse USA for defense costs

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When we take cases to the WTO, we win about 90 percent of them. " NATO countries must pay MORE , the United States must pay LESS". He said that of the high-stakes meetings of his trip, "Putin may be the easiest of them all". "We lost $151 billion previous year on trade", the president told reporters. "Charge us big Tariffs (& Barriers)!" he added. During a phone call with Mr. Read More »

Heavy rain lashes Thai cave region where 8 boys are trapped

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The governor explained that a re-evaluation of the boys' situation had led the rescue authorities to conclude that they could not stay in the cave throughout the monsoon season. According to Thailand's interior minister, same divers who rescued 3 students and the coach on Sunday night will conduct the next operation as they are aware of the cave conditions. Read More »

UK PM May appoints Jeremy Hunt as new foreign minister

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Prime Minister Theresa May announced Hunt's new role in a tweet, adding that the queen had approved the change. Simon Dawson - PA Images via Getty Images Jeremy Hunt arrives at the Foreign Office in London after being appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, following Boris Johnson's resignation . Read More »

A quick look at the "final four" Supreme Court candidates

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Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on abortion. But with mere hours left to go before his self-imposed deadline, Trump, who has been consulting with family, friends and advisers this weekend while in Bedminster, New Jersey, has reportedly yet to make a final decision. Read More »

Turkey sacks thousands through emergency decree

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Human rights defenders including Amnesty International have criticized the purges as arbitrary. Incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn in on Monday and announce his new cabinet. Turkey accuses USA -based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen and what the authorities call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization ( FETÖ ) of orchestrating the attempted coup. Read More »