EU: Facebook, Google Crack Down On Hate Speech

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BRUSSELS, Jun 1 – Facebook, Google and other US internet giants have sharply boosted efforts to clamp down on online hate speech, a top European Union official said Thursday. The EU joined forces with the companies a year ago to combat online extremism, responding to growing alarm in Europe over the use

US Agency In Greece Hit By Sex Abuse Allegations

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ATHENS, Jun 1 – Greek officials are investigating allegations that two members of a US aid agency sexually exploited refugees, local press reported Thursday. The European Commission said it was taking the allegations against the US agency Mercy Corps “very seriously” and had suspended its funding. Mercy Corps itself said it had

Two New Faces Appointed In Perlis Exco Line Up

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KANGAR, Jun 1 – Two new faces were appointed as the state executive councillors in a minor Perlis state government reshuffle. Nurulhisham Yaakob and Asmaiza Ahmad who were appointed on May 12, will take over the roles of two senior Exco members. Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said Nurulhisham who

Bus Express Accident, Passengers Escape Unhurt

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GUA MUSANG, Jun 1 – An express bus driver sustained injuries to the face while 14 other passengers escaped unhurt in a collision with a trailer at KM27 of Jalan Gua Musang-Kuala Krai, here today. Gua Musang police chief Supt Rajab Ahad Ismail said the incident occurred around 1am, when the bus

Trump And Hillary Trade Jabs In Twitter Skirmish

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WASHINGTON, Jun 1 – President Donald Trump has taken a swing on Twitter at one of his favorite punching bags, Democrat Hillary Clinton — and his former presidential rival has hit back with her own zinger. The trouble started Wednesday when Clinton raised questions over whether Trump’s campaign was linked to the

Passenger Plane Overshoots Runway In Eastern Indonesia

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JAKARTA, May 31 – A Indonesian passenger plane carrying 146 people skidded off the runway as it landed in the eastern Papua region Wednesday, an official said, the latest mishap to hit the country’s aviation sector. No one was hurt after the Boeing aircraft operated by domestic carrier Sriwijaya Air overshot the

Kabul Blast Toll Leaps To 80 Dead, More Than 300 Wounded

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KABUL, May 31 – At least 80 peoplewere killedand hundreds wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital and shattering windows hundreds of metres away. Bodies littered the scene and a towering plume of smoke rose from the

Alor Gajah CID Chief Released On MACC Bail

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PUTRAJAYA, May 31  – A police officer who was remanded for seven days to facilitate the investigation into a corruption case involving collecting of protection money from illegal gambling joint operators and massage parlours in Malacca, was released today. Magistrate Nik Isfahanie Tasmin Wan Ab Rahman allowed the Assistant Superintendent of

Uber Fires Engineer At Center Of Trade Secret Suit

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 31 – Uber on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired an engineer accused in a trade secrets suit involving files he purportedly purloined from Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo. The firing of Anthony Levandowski came just ahead of a date set by a judge for Uber to return files

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