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Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts

Google, Facebook, Twitter face EU fines over extremist posts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Draft EU regulation is being planned to force social media to act more swiftly over terror content Google, Facebook and Twitter must remove extremist content within an hour or face hefty fines, the European Commission’s president has said. In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament, […]

India thieves 'ate from stolen royal gold lunchbox'

India thieves 'ate from stolen royal gold lunchbox'

Image caption The gold lunchbox is worth millions of dollars Thieves who stole a gold, diamond-studded lunchbox that belonged to a former royal family were using it to eat their meals, Indian police say. The lunchbox, stolen last week, was recovered along with a ruby and gold teacup, saucer and teaspoon. Two men from the […]

Skripal suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

Skripal suspects 'civilians, not criminals'

“Nothing criminal” about men named by UK over poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter, Putin says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. […]

Juncker to unveil EU-Africa strategy in annual address

Juncker to unveil EU-Africa strategy in annual address

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jean-Claude Juncker is ringing time on his presidency – this is his last 12 months The European Commission’s president is to deliver his annual state of the union address and will propose a new Africa-Europe alliance. Jean-Claude Juncker will say it is time for the EU to take its place […]

Lynette Dawson: Police begin dig in podcast-highlighted mystery

Lynette Dawson: Police begin dig in podcast-highlighted mystery

Image copyright SUPPLIED Image caption Lynette Dawson, a mother of two, was last seen in 1982 Australian police have begun digging at the former home of a Sydney woman whose disappearance in 1982 has recently attracted global attention. Lynette Dawson, a mother of two, vanished without a trace. Her husband, Chris Dawson, said she had […]

Libya's Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

Libya's Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mitiga was closed until recently amid militia clashes in Tripoli The only working airport in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has diverted flights after it came under rocket fire. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties at Mitiga International Airport after the attack on Tuesday night. The airport had only […]

How Facebook 'became a beast' in Myanmar

How Facebook 'became a beast' in Myanmar

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar Decades of ethnic and religious tensions, a sudden explosion of internet access, and a company that had trouble identifying and removing the most hateful posts. It all added up to a perfect storm in Myanmar, where the United Nations says Facebook […]

Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe's 'enemy of the people' returns home

Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe's 'enemy of the people' returns home

Image copyright Bester Kanyama Image caption Journalist Wilf Mbanga (R) was once friends with Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe In our series of letters from Africa, Zimbabwean journalist Wilf Mbanga reflects on his return home after 15 years in exile – and 10 months after long-time leader Robert Mugabe was ousted from office. The last […]

Brazil's Lula: Saint or sinner?

Brazil's Lula: Saint or sinner?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lula started his political career with the metalworkers’ union Luiz InĂ¡cio “Lula” da Silva is seen as much as a saviour as he is a sinner in Brazil: a man who came to power promising change yet ended up leaving politics with a very different legacy. His life mirrored […]

Controversial EU copyright change faces key vote

Controversial EU copyright change faces key vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The proposed reform has attracted enormous attention and fierce campaigning on both sides EU lawmakers are set to vote on a controversial copyright reform that could change how internet companies treat uploaded content from users. A version of the proposal was rejected in July after a grassroots campaign, and […]