Pakistan: man sentenced to death for blasphemy on Facebook

June 11, 2017

Taimoor Raza was found guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed during an justification on social media with a counter-terrorism official A Pakistani man has been sentenced to fatality for committing blasphemy on Facebook, the first sentence on bills arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the conclusion in Bahawalpur, around 600 km( 372 miles) south of fund Islamabad, perceiving Taimoor Raza guilty of reviling the prophet Mohammed,…

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At Facebook we get things wrong but we take our safety role seriously | Monika Bickert

May 23, 2017

Our reviewing of difficult posts and images is complex and challenging. We appreciate the Guardian revealing how tough it is to get the balance right Last month, people shared several horrific videos on Facebook of Syrian children in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack. The videos, which also appeared elsewhere on the internet, showed the children shaking, struggling to breathe and eventually dying. The images were deeply shocking so…

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UN panel releases draft treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons

May 23, 2017

States would have to destroy any atomic weapon they have and would be forbidden from transferring them A draft treaty restricting the owned and use of all nuclear weapons. The draft treaty is the culmination of a held expedition, supported by more than 130 non-nuclear regimes annoyed with the sclerotic tempo of disarmament, to proscribe nuclear weapons and urged nuclear-armed the countries to disarm. Nine countries are known or believed…

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Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system

May 22, 2017

A website built on the assertion that most people are honest is struggling. Now at long last there is a promise of more protection, as Anna Tims reports Last November Clive Rose* sold two handmade Japanese swords on eBay, worth a total of 1,940. The purchaser, formerly he had received them, necessitated that the cost of the most expensive sword be lashed. Rose refused to bicker and asked for its…

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Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss

May 15, 2017

Brad Smith alleges Wannacry attack that locked up to 200,000 computers in 150 countries is a wake-up call amid panics more will be pop as week begins The big as people returned to work on Monday. But Brad Smith, Microsoft presidents and prime legal patrolman, said here on Sunday that it was the most recent example of the reasons why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments was such a problem….

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Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels

May 11, 2017

Plummeting wholesale prices articulated the country on track to match renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement Wholesale solar power prices have reached another record low in India, faster than reporters prophesied and significantly undercutting the price of fossil fuel-generated strength in the country. The plummeting cost of solar energy also increases the likelihood that India will congregate renewable energy targets it set at the Paris climate harmonizes…

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Gare du Nord evacuated in Paris after security concerns

May 9, 2017

Police were apparently looking for three husbands thought to be dangerous, following similar sightings in Bordeaux and Marseille The Gare du Nord, one of Paris primary freight hubs, was expelled on Monday evening as police carried out a security operation. Footage posted on social media proved a large police proximity all over the station and local media reported that policemen were looking for three men who were thought to be…

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Trump summons entire Senate to White House briefing on North Korea

April 25, 2017

Extraordinary step taken as administration distress UN security council for full force of existing sanctions and further measures in happen of nuclear test The entire US Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by elderly administration officials about the brewing strife with North Korea. The rare briefing highlights the urgency with which the Trump administration is plowing the threat posed by Pyongyangs persisting development of…

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US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports

April 25, 2017

All travellers from Europe could front ban aimed at outwitting terrorists who want to smuggle explosive devices in consumer items The Trump administration is considering barring fares flying to the US from UK airfields from carrying laptops, roots have told the Guardian. The proposed banning would be similar to one already impose restrictions on travellers from various Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand that their US equivalents are looking at…

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