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20/03/2019

EU regulators fine Google 1.49bn euros for blocking advertising rivals

Last year, the EU competition enforcer imposed a record 4.34 billion euro fine on Google for using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals. This followed a 2.42 billion euro fine in 2017 for hindering rivals of shopping comparison websites.
20/03/2019

Haryana mathematics professor suspended for teaching ‘love formulae’ to women students

Haryana mathematics professor suspended for teaching ‘love formulae’ to women students News Desk, A mathematics professor at a women's college in Haryana's Karnal was suspended after he taught a class 'formulae of love,' reports NDTV. A student recorded the class on camera and showed it to the principal following which the professor, Charan Singh, submitted a written apology to the students. He was subsequently suspended. The video has been widely circulated on social media. In the video, Singh is seen writing three formulae on the blackboard. The first was "closeness - attraction = friendship", "closeness + attraction = romantic love"...
20/03/2019

May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is derailed

May seeks Brexit delay after third vote on her deal is derailed >> Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is seen at Downing Street, in London. REUTERS. Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plan to hold a third vote on her fraught divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of parliament. Nearly three years after Britain voted narrowly to leave the EU, its departure is uncertain and increasingly impatient European capitals are pressing May to spell out how she plans to resolve...

19/03/2019

Saudi prince ran brutal campaign to stifle dissent

Saudi prince ran brutal campaign to stifle dissent>> Mark Mazzetti and Ben Hubbard, The New York Times Images of King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman projected on screens during a conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 28, 2019. The crown prince created a secret team that spied on, kidnapped and tortured Saudi citizens a year before the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed, according to American officials who have read classified intelligence reports about the campaign. (Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times) Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorised a secret campaign to...
19/03/2019

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering to visit Bangladesh in April

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering to visit Bangladesh in April Senior Correspondent, Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering is coming to Bangladesh next month, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque has said. After the second foreign office consultation (FOC) between the countries on Tuesday in Dhaka, he said the meeting laid the ground for the visit in April at the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. A number of bilateral instruments are expected to be signed by both sides related to cooperation on inland waterways for cargo transportation, cooperation in health and agriculture sectors, and cooperation between the Public Administration Training Centres...
19/03/2019

Tech consortium flags more than 800 versions of New Zealand attack video

Tech consortium flags more than 800 versions of New Zealand attack video >> A poster hangs at a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand Mar 19, 2019. REUTERS A consortium of global technology firms has shared on its collective database the digital fingerprints of more than 800 versions of the video of New Zealand's mass shootings that killed 50 people, it said on Monday. While it was not the first internet broadcast of a violent crime, the livestream of the massacre showed that stopping gory footage from spreading online...

19/03/2019

China says played 'constructive role' in reducing Pakistan, India tension

China says played 'constructive role' in reducing Pakistan, India tension >> China played a “constructive role” in reducing tension between Pakistan and India, the foreign ministry said, after the nuclear-armed rivals almost came to blows last month following an attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir. The sparring threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by US officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events have told Reuters.At one stage, India threatened to fire at least six missiles at Pakistan, and Islamabad said it would respond...
19/03/2019

Bangladesh’s GDP growth to cross 8% for first time in FY19

After analysing the data for the first eight months of the year (July-February), the BBS estimates a record economic growth of 8.13 percent at the end of the fiscal year 2018-2019. More to follow
19/03/2019

US Democrats target massage parlour proprietor linked to Trump

US Democrats target massage parlour proprietor linked to Trump >> Democratic congressional leaders have asked the FBI to investigate the founder of a Florida massage parlour chain who is an alleged acquaintance of President Donald Trump, according to a letter released on Monday. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the letter, signed by four other lawmakers. It asked investigators to look into "public reports about alleged activities by Ms Li 'Cindy' Yang and her apparent relationship with the president."A chain of massage parlours founded by Yang is "suspected of involvement" in human trafficking...

18/03/2019

Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing 3 in tram shooting

Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing 3 in tram shooting >> Handout still image taken from CCTV footage shows a man who has been named as a suspect in Monday's shooting in Utrecht, Netherlands, in a still image from CCTV footage released by the Utrecht Police on March 18, 2019 REUTERS/Utrecht Police/Handout via Reuters Dutch police arrested a Turkish man suspected of shooting dead three people and wounding five on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday. Utrecht police announced the suspect, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, had been taken into custody.The city was put into lockdown...
18/03/2019

Dick Dale, king of the surf guitar, is dead at 81

His death was confirmed by Dusty Watson, a drummer who played live shows with Dale. The cause was not immediately known.Dale was a surfer, sound pioneer and guitarist whose unusual, percussive playing style and thick, thunderous music earned him the nickname the Father of Heavy Metal, and influenced the Beach Boys, the Cure, Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix.Sam Bolle, a bassist who played with Dale’s namesake band, Dick Dale, for about 15 years, described him as “an aggressive and ferocious” musician who played like one of the lions he raised at his home.“I played a gig with him about...
18/03/2019

New Zealand police chief says only one shooter involved in Christchurch attack

New Zealand police chief says only one shooter involved in Christchurch attack >> A police officer places flowers at the entrance of Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Mar 17, 2019. REUTERS New Zealand’s police chief said on Monday that they are certain there was only one attacker involved in the mass shooting in Christchurch last week. “I want to definitely state that we believe that there was only one attacker responsible for this horrendous event,” Police Commissioner Mike Bush told a media conference.“That doesn’t mean there weren’t possibly other people in support, and that continues to form...