Twitter could flag lies by politicians with ‘bright orange’ labels

The Independent | 2020-02-21

Twitter could add bright orange and red labels to tweets that include lies and misinformation. The plan is just one of a range of plans being considered by Twitter to cut down on the spread of false stories, according to a leak. A design mock-up obtained by NBC News shows how verified fact-checkers...

Photoshop at 30: Why bad reviews will never cause Adobe to 'boil the ocean'

The Independent | 2020-02-21

Adobe has a long history of serving its suite of advanced applications to professionals. But as its flagship photo-editing application Photoshop turns 30, one of the most enduring challenges still remains: How does the software giant make its apps accessible to the rest of us? It's a...

Branson launching Virgin Voyages luxury cruises

RTE | 2020-02-21

British billionaire Richard Branson is launching a luxury cruise company Virgin Voyages, at a time when the sector faces headwinds from the...

Wells Fargo close to roughly $3 billion settlement that would end probes into sales practices

The Times of India | 2020-02-21

Wells Fargo is nearing a deal with federal prosecutors that would settle a years-long investigation into the bank's sales practices in its banking, auto lending, and mortgage divisions, The New York Times reported. Though a dollar figure was not disclosed, the bank has set aside $3.1 billion for...

Japan cruise ship coronavirus cases climb to 175, including quarantine officer

TOKYO - Another 39 people have tested positive for the coronavirus on the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined in Japan, with one quarantine officer also infected, bringing the total to 175, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The Diamond Princess was placed in quarantine for two weeks upon...

Coronavirus fears and what it means for SA travellers

Durbanite Candice Soobramoney craved a Brazillian holiday to Rio and Sao Paulo in March. She sat with her travel agent for weeks to make the necessary plans for the trip, even researching the best tours to join. Her plans took a back seat when news of the coronavirus started to surface. Even though...

Dubai Tennis: Simona Halep digs deep to overpower Ons Jabeur

The National | 2020-02-19

The headline match on Day Three of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships lived up to its top billing as top seed Simona Halep recovered from a slow start to beat Tunisian wildcard Ons Jabeur 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 inside a raucous Centre Court Stadium. Read More Dubai Tennis: Garbine Muguruza shows her...

Pliskova, Muguruza restore order to reach Dubai quarters

Supersport | 2020-02-19

Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza re-established order among seeds on Wednesday as both reached the quarterfinals of the WTA Dubai Championships.","content":"Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza re-established order among seeds on Wednesday as both reached the...

Rybakina’s Dubai roll continues

Gulf News | 2020-02-21

Dubai: The highly-talented Elena Rybakina allowed her dream run to continue while making her way to a fourth final this year with a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) win over eighth seed Petra Martic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, on Friday. Losing finalist against Kiki Bertens at the St Petersburg...

Vettel labels Mercedes' DAS system as "weird"

GP Blog | 2020-02-21

Mercedes' new steering wheel has been in action over the last two days of testing leading to many people questioning its legality. The team insisted they had done nothing wrong but reports suggest it may not be the case. Sebastian Vettel has been...

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South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president

Press TV | 2020-02-21

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will on Friday formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the...

World must act fast to contain coronavirus, says WHO’s Tedros

Indian Express | 2020-02-21

The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization warned...

Algerians mark first anniversary of anti-regime protests

Press TV | 2020-02-21

Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets to mark the first anniversary of a protest movement that toppled President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, still...

The 5G rollout is already behind, and coronavirus could slow it even more

Market Watch | 2020-02-21

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Two seemingly different issues — the ongoing 5G network rollout and the coronavirus — are causing confusion and disappointment for many...

Archives on controversial war-time Pope Pius XII set to open

Alternet | 2020-02-21

Vatican City (AFP) – The Vatican’s archives on Pope Pius XII are poised to be unsealed, with historians hoping to uncover previously hidden details...

Thai court orders popular opposition party dissolved

The Oklahoman | 2020-02-21

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law...

Lesotho PM Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor: son

Reuters | 2020-02-21

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor, his son told Reuters, after Thabane missed a court appearance over his former...

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US bars entry to researcher who exposes Israeli rights abuses

US officials have also threatened to impose sanctions or seek to criminally prosecute officials at...

The Intercept | 2020-02-21

FBI Arrests Hacker Linked to Katie Hill Campaign

Federal agents have arrested Arthur Dam in connection with a hacking spree that disrupted the 2018...