WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news

WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on fake reports spread via the service. Until More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist

Media playback is unsupported on your device China says the scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies last year acted illegally and in pursuit of fame and fortune, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, January 21st, 2019
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In pictures: 'Super blood wolf moon'

Stargazers have been scanning the skies for sightings of a highly unusual lunar eclipse, which began on Sunday night. During the spectacle, known as a “super blood wolf moon”, the moon appears to More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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China economy: Fourth quarter growth slips to 6.4%

China’s economy continued to slow in the last quarter of 2018, official figures showed, stoking fears about the impact on the global economy. In the three months to December, the economy grew 6.4% from More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria – military

Israel’s military says it has started hitting Iranian targets in Syria. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says its operation is against the Quds Force – a elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. It More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Tony Mendez, the real CIA spy behind Argo dies aged 78

A former CIA agent who inspired the Oscar-winning film Argo has died aged 78. The literary agent for Tony Mendez said in a tweet that he passed away on Saturday and had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. At More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Macedonia and Greece: Clashes in Athens over neighbour's name change

Protesters have clashed with police in the Greek capital Athens at a big rally to oppose the government’s deal with Macedonia on changing its name. Police fired tear gas at some of those attending a protest More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Courchevel: Two killed in fire at French ski resort

A large fire has broken out at the French ski resort of Courchevel, killing two people and injuring 14, four seriously, local officials say. The fire started before dawn on Sunday, in a building housing seasonal More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Skywatchers await 'super blood wolf moon'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Skywatchers are gearing up for a lunar eclipse, which some are referring to as a “super blood wolf moon”. During the spectacular event, the More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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DR Congo court upholds Tshisekedi presidential election win

The constitutional court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has upheld the victory of opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi. The court rejected an appeal by Martin Fayulu, another opposition contender More...