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Facebook freezes Maduro’s page over Covid claim

Facebook freezes Maduro’s page over Covid claim

Technology
ReutersFacebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's page after he claimed without evidence that a herbal remedy could cure Covid-19.He claimed in January that a thyme herb solution could cure the disease. He will be unable to post for 30 days.The company said the leader had repeatedly violated its policies on coronavirus disinformation.Mr Maduro is not the only world leader to face a pushback from social media companies over Covid.US President Donald Trump and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro have also faced action over Covid posts.A Facebook spokesperson told the BBC: "We removed a video posted to President Nicolas Maduro's page for violating our policies against misinformation about Covid-19 that is likely to put people at risk for harm."We follow guidance from the WHO [World Health ...
Financial services space set for disruption over next 10 yrs: K V Kamath

Financial services space set for disruption over next 10 yrs: K V Kamath

Finance
Not just banking but the entire financial services space is set for disruption over the next 10 years, which will lead to reduction in transaction costs, veteran banker K V Kamath said on Friday. He said technology is transforming the way banking is done and bankers need to internalise this. Citing the first wave of change brought about in the banking space 20 years ago, Kamath said it changed the sector in a positive way. "Unless you internalise it's going to be a digital world...we will see a very quick evolution of this space in the next 10 years. It's not just bank but entire financial services space is set for disruption, not necessarily a negative way, it can be also in a positive way," the former president of New Development Bank said. Speaking at the Times Network India Economic Co...
UK protesters scuffle with police during rally over new law

UK protesters scuffle with police during rally over new law

World
Police in the English city of Bristol have arrested 10 people during a third night of protest against a new policing lawByThe Associated PressMarch 27, 2021, 9:49 AM• 2 min readLONDON -- Police in the English city of Bristol say they arrested 10 people during a third night of protest against a new policing law.Hundreds of demonstrators against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill staged a sit-down protest outside a police station in the southwest England city on Friday night, and some scuffled with officers in helmets and shields who tried to break up the protest.The Avon and Somerset Police force said Saturday that eggs, bottles and bricks were thrown at officers and a police horse was daubed with paint.The contentious bill, which is currently going through Parliament, gives poli...
Britney Spears asks judge to end father’s control over her finances and personal life

Britney Spears asks judge to end father’s control over her finances and personal life

Entertainment
Britney Spears has officially asked a judge to permanently end her father's control over her finances and personal life.The singer, 39, has been subject to a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008 after suffering two mental breakdowns. This means her father Jamie Spears, 68, has been in charge of all her financial and personal affairs ever since, temporarily stepping down from the latter role in September 2019 due to health reasons.A care professional called Jodi Montgomery replaced him on a temporary basis, but the star now wants her to be made her conservator permanently.The Los Angeles court documents also show she wants to be able to completely end the controversial arrangement entirely if necessary. ...
EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

EU, U.S. impose new sanctions against Myanmar military over coup

World
March 23 (UPI) -- The European Union and the United States have leveled new rounds of sanctions against Myanmar's military leadership over its February coup and subsequent escalation of violence deployed against protesters. The EU announced the sanctions Monday targeting 11 people, 10 of who are among the highest ranks of the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, including its commander-in-chief, Min Aung Hlaing. The 11th person is the chair of the Union Election Commission over his role in cancelling the results of the 2020 Myanmar parliamentary elections. Advertisement The Tatmadaw seized control of the country Feb. 1 in a coup on accusations that the fall elections were fraudulent, declaring itself the State Administrative Council and arresting Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other members...