WhatsApp to Drastically Limit Forwarding To Stop The Spread Of Fake News

WhatsApp to Drastically Limit Forwarding To Stop The Spread Of Fake News

WhatsApp will drastically limit forwarding across the globe to stop the spread of fake news, following violence in India and Myanmar The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information. Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes it hopes will drastically curtail the ability of users to spread fake news […]

UK MPs Want Social Media Regulated

UK MPs Want Social Media Regulated

The UK faces a “democratic crisis” due to the spread of “pernicious views” and the manipulation of personal data, a parliamentary committee is set to warn. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake news following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. In its first report it will suggest social […]

Facebook Suffers Biggest One-Day Rout Ever as Shares Tumble 19%

Facebook Suffers Biggest One-Day Rout Ever as Shares Tumble 19%

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook faced a day of reckoning Thursday as its shares plunged in the biggest one-day drop in stock-market history. The 19 percent drop vaporized $119 billion of the company’s stock-market value; CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth fall by roughly $16 billion as a result. It was Facebook’s worst trading […]

First Malaria Drug In 60 Years Given Approval

First Malaria Drug In 60 Years Given Approval

A drug to treat malaria – the first such pill to get approval in 60 years – has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria, which makes 8.5 million people ill each year. This type of malaria is a particular challenge […]

UNAids: HIV Rates Rising In 50 Countries

UNAids: HIV Rates Rising In 50 Countries

A new global report says HIV infections are rising in about 50 countries. The report, launched by UNAids, says half of the people who are newly infected with the virus are not receiving the treatment they need to prolong their lives. Nearly 37 million people across the world are living with the virus that causes […]

India Eyes Third Position In World Economy By 2030

India Eyes Third Position In World Economy By 2030

THE economy is on a stage of take off where Indians can legitimately hold their heads high, India’s economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra said on Saturday of the world’s sixth largest economy. The country is now targeting the third position with a $10 trillion gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030. “Good days are ahead and […]

Trump Arrives in Scotland Amid Protests

Trump Arrives in Scotland Amid Protests

Donald Trump has arrived in Scotland as thousands of people gathered to protest against his visit. The US president touched down at Prestwick Airport shortly after 20:20 after completing his two-day working trip to the UK. Mr Trump, whose mother was Scottish, will spend the weekend at his Turnberry golf resort in Ayrshire in what […]

Fiat Workers Strike Over Ronaldo Signing

Fiat Workers Strike Over Ronaldo Signing

Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Italy are to strike after its main investor decided to pay €112m (£99.2m) to sign footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus. Both the football club and the carmaker are controlled by the Agnelli family through their holding company. For the USB union, the decision means Fiat is missing out […]

NATO Summit: Leaders To Focus On Afghanistan Conflict

NATO Summit: Leaders To Focus On Afghanistan Conflict

Nato leaders plan to turn their attentions to the conflict in Afghanistan, on the second day of a summit so far dominated by demands from President Donald Trump. Mr Trump on Wednesday urged Nato allies to commit 4% of their annual output (GDP) to military spending. He also singled out Germany for criticism over its […]

Former Pakistan PM Given 10-year Jail Term For Corruption

Former Pakistan PM Given 10-year Jail Term For Corruption

A Pakistani court has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison on corruption charges related to four luxury London flats. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court handed down the verdict after a series of delays. His daughter and son-in-law were also convicted. Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London and was […]