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Facebook Inc’s struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company’s inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as mobile phones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Just weeks after banning several high-ranking Myanmar military officials, Facebook is hiring a director of human rights to address how it could be contributing to human rights abuses.
UN investigators on Monday accused Myanmar’s military of mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent”.
Facebook has been “too slow’’ to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said.
China will banish the “ghosts” of poverty, Chinese President Xi Jinping told villagers in a poor southwestern part of the country during a traditional visit to outlying regions before the Lunar New Year.
Scores of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in 5 mass graves, according to an exclusive investigation by the Associated Press news agency.
With a barbed wire fence on one side and a putrid creek on the other, 6,000 Rohingya Muslims in a strip of land between Bangladesh and Myanmar anxiously wait to see if they will be sent back to homes few want to return to.
Myanmar continued to destroy Rohingya villages just days after signing a refugee resettlement deal, according to a rights group.
In the face of widespread "atrocities" against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on that country's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Fears grow as a cascade of cancellations ripples through Myanmar’s fledgling tourism industry, with shocking images of burnt villages and Muslim Rohingya fleeing army-led violence in western Rakhine state sparking global outrage.
Rohingya militants whose attacks triggered an army crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state unleashing a huge wave of refugees said Saturday their one-month ceasefire would end in two days, but added they were open to peace if the government reciprocated.
The United States says action must be taken against Myanmar's military leaders whose operations have forced 500,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into Bangladesh.
Myanmar's army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting fires in the region to prevent refugees from returning.
Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize winning Aung San Suu Kyi is facing intense scrutiny for her role in the plight of her nation's Rohingya population.
Flying Eagles are battling with the cold weather in Poland as they open their world cup campaign against Qatar on Friday.
The monetary policy committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has agreed to keep the monetary policy rate, which measures interest rate at 13.5%.
The 1st Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi, on Tuesday in Lagos said the body did not expect the Super Eagles to win the African Cup of Nations at all cost.
The National Working Committee of the African Action Congress has set up a three-man committee to investigate the allegations of mismanagement of $1m reportedly paid to adopt the party for the last governorship election in Rivers State.
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country on Tuesday after a five-day visit to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, where he performed Umrah (Lesser Hajj).
Former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has charged government at all levels in the country to see the private sector as the engine for economic development.
A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the release of 40 persons reportedly in the detention of the Nigerian Navy.
A cult clash has claimed 10 lives in Kono-Bowe, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Worried by the security situations in the state and nation at large, a foremost traditional ruler, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has assured the people of the state that the security situation, particularly the spate of kidnappings will soon be nip in the bud in the next few weeks.
Nollywood stars, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Sola Sobowale and two Hollywood stars, have joined in the much-anticipated blockbuster movie, ‘Shadow Parties’.