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With new tools, Facebook aims to avoid election fiasco repeat

San Francisco - Facebook is leveraging its vast resources to help protect the 2020 election against the kind of massive manipulation and disinformation efforts that the platform failed to act on in 2016.

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

Berlin - Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data leak, German media reported.

Salvador government probed over 'negotiations' with crime gang

Sansalvador - Prosecutors in El Salvador are investigating alleged secret negotiations between government officials and a prominent organized crime gang that has long terrorized the Central American nation.

'Killing machines': Charlie Hebdo trial revisits 2015 attack

Paris - A Paris court on Monday sat through a viewing of graphic images of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo newsroom attack scene, prompting horrified members of the audience to leave the room in tears.

'Killing machines': Charlie Hebdo trial revisits 2015 attack

Paris - A Paris court on Monday sat through a viewing of graphic images of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo newsroom attack scene, prompting horrified members of the audience to leave the room in tears.

'Killing machines': Charlie Hebdo trial revisits 2015 attack

Paris - A Paris court on Monday sat through a viewing of graphic images of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo newsroom attack scene, prompting horrified members of the audience to leave the room in tears.

Dead or alive? Charlie Hebdo jihadist widow eludes capture

Paris - Described as France's most wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene has been on the run ever since her partner Amedy Coulibaly killed a policewoman and four Jews in the January 2015 terror attacks that shook the country.

Dead or alive? Charlie Hebdo jihadist widow eludes capture

Paris - Described as France's most wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene has been on the run ever since her partner Amedy Coulibaly killed a policewoman and four Jews in the January 2015 terror attacks that shook the country.

Dead or alive? Charlie Hebdo jihadist widow eludes capture

Paris - Described as France's most wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene has been on the run ever since her partner Amedy Coulibaly killed a policewoman and four Jews in the January 2015 terror attacks that shook the country.

French journalist recounts police violence, racism as undercover officer

Paris - Racial or homophobic insults, gratuitous violence, a colleague's suicide: a journalist on Thursday detailed his undercover experience in France's police force where he said abuse was commonplace, if only among a handful of officers.

France opens racism probe after magazine depicts black MP as slave

Paris - French prosecutors on Monday opened a probe into allegations of racism after a right-wing magazine published images depicting a black woman MP as a slave, prompting a nationwide outcry.

Benin crackdown on online media fuels press fears

Cotonou - Online media in Benin are facing a complete wipeout after the authorities ordered them to shut down, in a move critics say is aimed at stifling journalists ahead of elections next year.

Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

New York - Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.

Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

New York - Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters.

America's love affair with an elderly epidemiologist

Washington - Move over, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There is a new feisty super senior in Washington who is captivating American hearts.

Hunger for 'good news' grows as pandemic woes deepen

New York - Battered by grim headlines, horrifying statistics and deep uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, many people worldwide are trying to lift their spirits by seeking out "good news.

Greta Thunberg puts Africa's climate activists in media spotlight

Stockholm - After a racism debate in Davos on the invisibility of African climate activists, Greta Thunberg held a press conference Friday with fellow eco warriors from Kenya, Uganda and South Africa to stress the importance of their voices.

A photographer's search for his mother in Nazi concentration camps

Paris - Piles of skeletal bodies, the doors to a crematorium, emaciated faces -- an AFP photographer documents the full horror of the Nazi extermination camps in the spring of 1945, as he searches for his deported mother.

EU urges Malta to reform judiciary after botched murder probe

Apo - The new European Commissioner for Justice told AFP Friday he wants to ensure Malta implements the EU's recommendations for judicial reforms following the murder of an investigative journalist, which has rocked the tiny island nation's government.

Trial date finalised for Charlie Hebdo attacks

Paris - Fourteen people will go on trial in Paris next May over the January 2015 attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and other targets that heralded a wave of jihadist strikes on France, judicial sources said Wednesday.

US newspaper sparks controversy by publishing details on whistleblower

New York - Protecting a potentially vulnerable whistleblower versus the public's need to know: a US newspaper's publication of information on the man whose complaint led to an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has sparked controversy and debate.

Italian journalist wins Mackler prize for mafia coverage

New York - An Italian journalist assaulted over his coverage of mafia activity in Sicily and now living under police protection was presented with the Peter Mackler Award for his work on Wednesday.

Haiti senator opens fire outside parliament, wounds photographer

Port-au-prince - A Haitian senator trying to disperse protesters opened fire with a pistol outside parliament on Monday, a photojournalist who was wounded in the shooting said.

Italian journalist evokes Salvini suicide

Rome - An Italian public radio journalist evoked the chances of far-right leader Matteo Salvini committing suicide, local media reported Saturday, prompting Salvini opponents to come to his defence.

Top French journalist questioned by intelligence service

Paris - France's domestic intelligence service on Wednesday questioned a journalist who broke the story of a scandal that shook President Emmanuel Macron, the latest in a growing number of reporters to be quizzed in a trend that has disturbed press freedom act...

Top French journalist questioned by intelligence service

Paris - France's domestic intelligence service on Wednesday questioned a journalist who broke the story of a scandal that shook President Emmanuel Macron, the latest in a growing number of reporters to be quizzed in a trend that has disturbed press freedom act...

Tunisia media magnate announces presidential bid

Tunis - The controversial founder of a major private television channel in Tunisia has said he will run for presidency of the North African nation in November polls.

German govt urges wearing of Jewish kippa

Berlin - The German government has called on people to wear the Jewish kippa ahead of an anti-Israel protest as a demonstration of solidarity and as Jews face a spike in anti-Semitism, withdrawing an earlier warning against wearing the traditional skullcap.

Manning again will not testify on WikiLeaks, risking return to jail

Washington - Former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning said Sunday she again plans to refuse to testify before a grand jury about her leak of classified documents to WikiLeaks -- even if it means returning to jail.

Facebook says it stored 'millions' of unencrypted Instagram passwords

San Francisco - "Millions" of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said Thursday, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands.
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