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Turkey applies strict new social media rules

Turkey applies strict new social media rules

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Thursday enters a new era of tight social media restrictions that threaten to erase the local presence of Facebook and Twitter should they fail to take down contentious posts.

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Nobel prizes in year marked by pandemic

Nobel prizes in year marked by pandemic

STOCKHOLM - Press freedom groups and climate activist Greta Thunberg are making Nobel Peace Prize buzz ahead of next week's award announcements, in a pandemic year that has highlighted the importance of science and research.

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Trump's Proud Boys: US chauvinists who refuse to apologise

NEW YORK: When hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered for a Labor Day rally in Oregon, a man in the signature black-and-gold shirt of the Proud Boys approached the crowd with a welcoming smile.

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Trump's Proud Boys: US chauvinists who refuse to apologise
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Millions on the move as China eyes holiday bounce

BEIJING - Hundreds of millions in China hustled to enjoy their first major national holiday since the country beat its coronavirus outbreak, filling airports and train stations on Thursday.

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Millions on the move as China eyes holiday bounce
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Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

MIAMI - The Los Angeles Lakers manhandled the Miami Heat 116-98 in game one of the NBA Finals on Wednesday in a dominant start to their quest for a 17th championship.

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Lakers power past Heat  in NBA Finals opener
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'Make it safer': calls grow to reform Myanmar's deadly jade trade

HPAKANT (MYANMAR) - A torrent of water, rock and heavy sludge spun Sai Ko as he clung to a corpse to survive -- a memory that still traumatises the young "jade-picker" three months after Myanmar's worst-ever mine disaster.

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'Make it safer': calls grow to reform Myanmar's deadly jade trade
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Tokyo stock trading halted for day by computer glitch

TOKYO - Trading in Tokyo's stock markets, which are among the world's biggest, was halted for the whole day Thursday after the system was hit by one of its worst ever glitches.

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Tokyo stock trading halted for day by computer glitch
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Fire damage to US wine region laid bare as latest death confirmed

CALISTOGA (UNITED STATES) - The scale of wildfire devastation to Napa's world-famous wine region was laid bare Wednesday as firefighters reported minor progress battling the flames and a separate California blaze claimed its latest victim.

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Fire damage to US wine region laid bare as latest death confirmed
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Turkey applies strict new social media rules

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Thursday enters a new era of tight social media restrictions that threaten to erase the local presence of Facebook and Twitter should they fail to take down contentious posts.

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Turkey applies strict new social media rules
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Nobel prizes in year marked by pandemic

STOCKHOLM - Press freedom groups and climate activist Greta Thunberg are making Nobel Peace Prize buzz ahead of next week's award announcements, in a pandemic year that has highlighted the importance of science and research.

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Nobel prizes in year marked by pandemic
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Glitch halts all trade on Tokyo stock exchange

TOKYO: A technical problem forced a halt to all trading on Tokyo's stock exchanges on Thursday, with no information on when activity would resume, the bourse's operator said.

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Glitch halts all trade on Tokyo stock exchange
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Trump backpedals over racist group row, Biden blasts him as 'embarrassment'

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump scrambled Wednesday to quell an uproar over his failure to explicitly denounce white supremacist groups during his debate debacle with Joe Biden, who branded his election rival a "national embarrassment."

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Trump backpedals over racist group row, Biden blasts him as 'embarrassment'