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Twitter to alert users who saw Russian propaganda during election

Have you been the victim of Russian tweet trolls? You may soon find out. A representative for Twitter said in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday that the social media company would inform users who were exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 election. When asked by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., what the social media giant would do to disclose to users that they had viewed Russian propaganda, Twitter’s representative claimed the company had begun to develop plans to fulfill that request. “We will be working to identify…

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One of world’s biggest ever diamonds unearthed, sending stocks soaring

London-based Gem Diamonds uncovered the 910 carat, colourless diamond, the fifth largest gem quality one ever found, in the small kingdom of Lesotho. The company said the diamond was the largest found at the Letseng mine in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho. The diamond belongs to a category that represents less than 1 percent of all mined diamonds in the world. Coming in at round the size of two golfballs, its value is also increased because it is colourless, the diamond miner said. The previous largest find at the…

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Doubts over Reuben family involvement in Newcastle takeover

Newcastle United • Uncertainty surrounds bid by Amanda Staveley • Staveley reported to have made £250m offer in November Amanda Staveley attended Newcastle’s match against Liverpool earlier this season. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images A major British family investor, the first to be named by the businesswoman Amanda Staveley as a financial backer of her £250m bid to buy Newcastle United, has said they are not now planning to invest in the club. According to both parties, the Reuben family did agree financial terms to support Staveley’s bid in December,…

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Gay couple was sent Satan pamphlets instead of wedding programs, suit says

On the evening before their wedding in western Pennsylvania, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg sat down together to open up a package they had received from Vistaprint that morning. The package was supposed to contain 100 wedding programs they ordered for their big day. The box’s contents, however, were not what the couple had imagined. “Rather than send Plaintiffs the custom wedding programs they had purchased, Vistaprint instead sent Plaintiffs literature with hateful, discriminatory and anti-gay messages equating their relationship to Satan’s temptation,” a federal lawsuit against the printing company…

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North Korea WARNING: Rex Tillerson warns threat of World War 3 is ‘GROWING’

North Korea has refused to shut down its nuclear development programme despite international condemnation, fueling World War 3 fears across the international community. Secretary Tillerson said the threat of a war with North Korea is now growing despite Pyongyang’s recent diplomatic talks with South Korean officials. He said: “With respect to whether Americans should be concerned about a war with North Korea, I think we all need to be very sober and clear-eyed about the current situation. “We have to recognise that the threat is growing.” Mr Tillerson previously claimed to be…

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Spanish PM’s popularity plummets to historic low as Catalan crisis threatens future

Elections in the region in December handed Mr Rajoy, 62, a humiliating defeat with his People’s Party (PP) picking up just 4.2 percent of the vote, with analysts confident that his decision to outlaw an independence referendum and crack down on the separatist movement were a significant motivating factor for voters. An opinion poll compiled by Metroscopia and published in the Spanish “El Pais” newspaper on Friday suggested that if a general election were held in Spain today, the PP could expect to collect just 23.2 percent of the vote…

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Former High School Classmate Charged With Murder of UPenn Student

(SANTA ANA, Calif.) — A former high school classmate of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park was charged Wednesday with murder and investigators were looking for evidence of a hate crime, a prosecutor said. Samuel Woodward, 20, killed 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein with a knife, the complaint said, while the college sophomore was visiting his parents on winter break. Orange County prosecutors alleged that Woodward used a deadly weapon in the killing — a so-called enhancement that could allow them to seek more prison…

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BREAKING: Police station rocked by huge explosion – area on lockdown

An explosion by a police station in Sweden has caused the area to be in lockdown. The police have released a statement to say they were called by several people due to a loud bang.  The incident happened in the town of Malmo, which is in the south of Sweden, close to the border with Denmark.  Initial reports have said that nobody is injured but some cars have been damaged following the explosion.  Police bomb experts are on their way to the scene.  Police Area Manager Stefan Sinteus is at…

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Apple is investing $350B in the U.S. economy

Apple unveiled a five-year investment plan in the United States on Wednesday that will create 20,000 new jobs and involve opening a second campus, the location of which will be announced later this year. But in classic Apple fashion, there was at least “one more thing” to announce. Apple, which likes to remind people it is the United States’ biggest taxpayer, said it will pay $38 billion in taxes on some of its overseas cash to the United States under the new tax plan. The company did not say how…

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