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'Dark day for internet freedom': EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections. Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern audiovisual content, much to the dismay of many social media users who have Read More

Indonesia says low-carbon plan could spur annual GDP growth

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia plans to adopt a more sustainable economic development plan from 2020 that could deliver annual GDP growth of 5.6 to 6 percent over the next 25 years, its planning minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Heavy traffic is seen on a main toll road as many people leave the city ahead Read More

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attack

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Israel has begun striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack that injured a British-Israeli family. The military confirmed it had started a bombardment of the territory after an overnight blast in the Mishmeret farming community, north of the city of Kfar Saba, which left seven people wounded. An Israeli Read More

Floods kill at least 17 in southern Iran after causing disaster in the north

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DUBAI (Reuters) – At least 17 people were killed and more than 70 others were wounded in flash floods in Iran’s southern province of Fars, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, following devastating floods in the north. The spread of deadly flooding to the south follows days of floods that affected more than Read More

British-Israeli family injured by rocket fired from Gaza Strip

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Benjamin Netanyahu has cut short a trip to Washington after members of a British-Israeli family were among seven people injured by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. The strike destroyed a home in the Mishmeret farming community, north of the city of Kfar Saba. An Israeli government source confirmed to Sky News that six Read More

Record river flooding begins to recede in Kansas City area

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Record flooding along the Missouri River that left death and destruction in three Midwestern states appeared to have crested on Sunday in the Kansas City area without causing major damage and continued to move downstream, local officials said. The Kansas side of the Missouri River is seen in Atchison, Kansas, Read More

Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned

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New Zealand’s chief censor has banned mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant’s white supremacist manifesto, as well as videos of his violent rampage. The bans have ignited a debate over free speech in the grieving country. Chief censor David Shanks declared the killer’s 80-page manifesto – entitled ‘The Great Replacement’ – “objectionable” on Saturday, and ordered anyone Read More

Mozambicans look to God as cyclone deaths rise

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Worshippers gathered at battered churches in the Mozambican port of Beira on Sunday, praying for divine protection as the death toll crept up from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa. Congregants pray outside during a service after their church was destroyed by Cyclone Idai, in Beira, Mozambique, March 24, 2019. Read More