ISRAEL LAUNCHES FRESH AIRSTRIKES ON GAZA STRIP

Sat 17 April 2021: Israeli warplanes conducted airstrikes in the blockaded Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said on Saturday. No casualties were reported following the attack, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter. The Israeli army claimed on Twitter that it hit targets belonging to the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, including a training facility, an anti-aircraft […]

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RUSSIA: PROSECUTORS SEEK TO OUTLAW NAVALNY’S ACTIVIST NETWORK

Sat 17 April 2021: State prosecutors in Russia have asked a court to label groups linked to jailed opposition leader Alexey Navalny as “extremist organisations”, a move that would ban them and expose activists to long prison terms. Friday’s move, if approved, would mark one of the most serious steps taken by authorities yet to […]

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BRAZIL ASKS WOMEN TO DELAY PREGNANCY OVER NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT FEARS

Sat 17 April 2021: Brazil asked women on Friday to delay getting pregnant until the worst of the pandemic passes, saying the virus variant that is devastating the South American country appears to affect expectant mothers more than earlier versions of the coronavirus. The recommendation comes as Brazil continues to be one of the global […]

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PM MODI: KUMBH MELA “SHOULD NOW ONLY BE SYMBOLIC” AS INDIA RECORDS OVER 234,000 NEW COVID CASES

Sat 17 April 2021: India on Saturday recorded a new high of more than 234,000 daily coronavirus cases, according to Health Ministry figures.  The figures show 234,692 cases were registered, which pushed the total to 14.5 million. There were 1,341 new deaths, taking the number of fatalities to 175,649. Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning […]

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AUSTRALIA: GOOGLE FOUND GUILTY OF MISLEADING CONSUMERS ON PRIVATE DATA

Fri 16 April 2021: The Australian Federal Court has found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd (together, Google) misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018, in a world-first enforcement action brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Google misled Android users into […]

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KEEP KIDS UNDER 13 OFF INSTAGRAM, ADVOCACY GROUP TELLS FACEBOOK CEO ZUCKERBERG

Fri 16 April 2021: An advocacy group on Thursday urged Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to cancel plans to launch a version of the popular photo-sharing app Instagram for children under 13, saying that it would put the preteens at “great risk”. “Instagram, in particular, exploits young people’s fear of missing out and desire […]

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