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 2022-08-14 15:38 

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Five die in Ecuador blast officials blame on crime gangs...

Interior Minister Patricio Carrillo said "organized-crime mercenaries," long involved in illicit drug traffic, were "now attacking with explosives."";It is a declaration of war against the state," Carrillo added on Twitter.Eight hou...

 2022-08-13 17:08 

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Tigray rebels deny 'direct engagements' with Ethiopia govt...

Getachew Reda, spokesman for the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), said an AFP story that cited an AU statement was "pure fabrication".4;Such engagement simply didn't happen!" he said on Twitter. In a statement dated August 4...

 2022-08-12 12:42 

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Tyson Fury announces intention to retire from boxing...

"Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long hard conversations I've finally decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say Bon voyage," Fury posted on Twitter.The announcement has been greeted with s...

 2022-08-10 09:30 

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Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares...

The Tesla boss sold some 7.9 million shares between August 5 and 9, according to filings published on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website on Tuesday."In the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close and some eq...

 2022-08-10 04:36 

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Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares: document...

The Tesla boss sold some 7.9 million shares between August 5 and 9, according to filings published on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website."In the (hopefully unlikely) event that Twitter forces this deal to close and some equity partne...

 2022-08-09 22:46 

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Jury finds ex-Twitter worker spied for Saudi royals...

Ahmad Abouammo was pronounced guilty on criminal counts including money laundering, fraud, and being an illegal agent of a foreign government, according to a copy of the verdict.Prosecutors in federal court in San Francisco told jurors that Abouammo sold ...

 2022-08-07 18:24 

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Belarus star Azarenka out of Toronto WTA event after visa issues...

"I have had to withdraw due to my visa not being approved," the 33-year-old wrote on Twitter."It's truly disappointing. It's very sad to miss one of my favorite tournaments. I love to play in Canada with great fans and a place where I ...

 2022-08-07 01:34 

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Flight tracking exposure irks billionaires and baddies...

Flight following websites and Twitter accounts offer real-time views of air traffic - and sometimes major news like Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan trip - but that exposure draws pushback ranging from complaints to gear seizures.Whether Russian air freight firm...

 2022-08-05 16:24 

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Elon Musk accuses Twitter of fraud in buyout deal: court filing...

The Tesla boss lodged the claim late Thursday as he fights back against Twitter's lawsuit seeking to force him to close the deal, which he has tried to cancel.Musk argued in the filing to a Delaware court that the number of users who can be shown adve...

 2022-08-05 13:16 

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Nadal pulls out of Montreal ahead of US Open...

The announcement marks a major blow to the Spaniard's hopes of being fully fit for the US Open which begins in New York at the end of the month. "We have decided not to travel to Montreal and continue with the training sessions without forcing our...

 2022-08-05 01:12 

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Twitter says Musk making up excuses to breach deal...

In a filing, Twitter rejected counter claims made by Musk as he fights to walk away from the deal he inked in April to buy the San Francisco-based company."According to Musk, he - the billionaire founder of multiple companies, advised by Wall Street b...

 2022-08-04 23:44 

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US jury to decide if Twitter worker spied for Saudi royals...

Prosecutors said Ahmad Abouammo sold Twitter user information for cash and an expensive watch some seven years ago, while his defense team contended that he did nothing more than accept gifts from free-spending Saudis for simply doing his client managemen...

 2022-08-04 16:30 

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Up to 30 years in jail for ex-MP, 16 others over alleged hit on Maduro...

The former lawmaker, Juan Requesens, was sentenced to eight years in jail "for the crime of conspiracy," his lawyer Joel Garcia said on Twitter after Tuesday's hearing.Sentences for the other 16 ranged from five to 30 years on charges of terro...

 2022-08-03 15:44 

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Albon to stay with Williams with dig at Piastri...

"I understand that, with my agreement, Williams Racing have put out a press release this afternoon that I am driving for them next year," Albon said in a Twitter post, ironically paraphrasing Piastri."This is right and I have signed a contract...

 2022-08-02 18:48 

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Ronaldo and Maguire most abused Premier League players on Twitter - report...

Analysis by British media regulator Ofcom of 2.3 million tweets in the first half of last season found nearly 60,000 abusive posts, affecting seven in 10 top-flight players.Half of that abuse was directed at just 12 individuals - eight from United.Twitter...

 2022-07-30 20:58 

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Chinese booster rocket makes uncontrolled return to Earth: US officials...

US Space Command "can confirm the People's Republic of China (PRC) Long March 5B (CZ-5B) re-entered over the Indian Ocean at approx 10:45 am MDT on 7/30," the US military unit said on Twitter, referring to China's official name."We ref...

 2022-07-30 02:22 

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Elon Musk fires back at Twitter in court battle...

Musk's counter-suit was submitted along with a legal defense against Twitter's claim that the billionaire is contractually bound to complete the deal he inked in April to buy Twitter, the Chancery Court in the state of Delaware said in a notice.Th...

 2022-07-29 14:44 

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Musk, Twitter get Oct. 17 trial in buyout fight...

The trial is due to open in a court in the eastern state of Delaware and is set to last five days to decide whether Musk can walk away from the deal.The Tesla boss wooed Twitter's board with a $54.20 per-share offer, but then in July announced he was ...

 2022-07-27 08:10 

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Protesters against Panama's soaring costs end roadblocks: authorities...

Security minister Juan Manuel Pino told AFP in a short message that the roads were "all open" for the first time since the protests began.Earlier, police had announced on Twitter that "the roads that had been kept closed by protests have been ...

 2022-07-26 23:24 

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Twitter shareholders to vote on Musk buy in September...

The firm is locked in a legal battle with the mercurial Tesla boss over his effort to walk away from the agreement, and a judge has called for a trial to begin in October."Twitter believes that Mr. Musk's purported termination is invalid and wrong...

 2022-07-25 23:14 

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Ecuador prosecutor investigates ex-president over missing artifacts...

The public prosecutor's office said on Twitter it was searching Moreno's home "in the context of an investigation into the alleged crime of embezzlement related to the alleged disappearance of heritage pieces" from the government building....

 2022-07-22 12:40 

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Twitter reports earnings miss, cites Musk buyout uncertainty...

The firm is locked in a legal battle with the mercurial Tesla boss over his effort to walk away from his $44 billion deal to purchase the platform, leaving the company in limbo.Twitter missed expectations with revenue of $1.18 billion, due to "adverti...

 2022-07-21 13:10 

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Facebook removes Afghan media pages controlled by Taliban...

The Taliban have made liberal use of Facebook and Twitter since seizing power in August last year, and have a firm grip on state-owned media in the country -- including radio and TV stations, and newspapers.While Facebook parent Meta did not list the bann...

 2022-07-20 21:04 

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Tesla profits top estimates despite China production hit...

In recent weeks, Musk has made headlines over his withdrawal from a $44-billion acquisition of Twitter, which has spurred a lawsuit from the social media giant.Although Tesla profits topped estimates, they lagged behind those in the first quarter, the fir...

 2022-07-20 20:44 

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Tesla profits top estimates despite China production hit...

In recent weeks, Musk has made headlines over his withdrawal from a $44-billion acquisition of Twitter, which has spurred a lawsuit from the social media giant.Although profits topped estimates, they lagged behind those in the first quarter, the first seq...

 2022-07-20 16:58 

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Mali expels spokesman of UN peacekeeping mission...

MINUSMA spokesman Olivier Salgado has been given 72 hours to leave over "tendentious and unacceptable" posts he made concerning a controversy involving Ivorian troops, it said in a statement received by AFP.The expulsion comes amid mounting fricti...

 2022-07-20 00:34 

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Police arrest 17 US lawmakers at abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court...

The US Capitol police said on Twitter that the demonstrators had blocked traffic on a nearby road and were been given three warnings before officers made the arrests."We made a total of 35 arrests for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding," the pol...

 2022-07-19 20:28 

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Delaware: small US state is the stage for Musk, Twitter battle...

Yet it's also the legal home for many corporations, drawn by its reputation as a tax haven and expertise in settling business disputes.Here's a closer look at Delaware:Fortune 500Twitter chose in 2007 to incorporate in Delaware, less than two hour...

 2022-07-19 15:30 

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Court battle opens in Musk, Twitter buyout fight...

The first hearing was centering on Twitter's push to set a trial date for as early as September in a case focused on Musk's move to walk away on allegations the platform misled him about its tally of fake accounts.Billions of dollars are at stake,...

 2022-07-19 15:06 

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Biden highlights decline in US gasoline prices...

President Joe Biden, who has seen his approval rating tumble amid the worst pricing pressures in decades, took to Twitter to point out that prices at the pump have fallen for more than a month, saving the average driver about $25 a month."I know those...

 2022-07-19 10:04 

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Rare twin giraffes born in Kenya...

"This is an extremely rare occurence," Najib Balala said on Twitter in a post accompanied by a picture of the mother watching over her offspring.The world's tallest species was listed as "vulnerable to extinction" on the International ...

 2022-07-19 06:06 

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Court battle to open in Musk, Twitter buyout fight...

Twitter wants a judge to force Musk to complete the purchase, which he is trying to scrap over his allegations the social media platform misled him about its tally of fake accounts.Billions of dollars are at stake, but so is the future of the platform tha...

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