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WhatsApp co-founder urges users to delete their Facebook accounts

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton appeared as a speaker at a class at Stanford University earlier this week, where he spoke about the decision to sell the company to Facebook, and urged students to delete their Facebook accounts.
R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month.

R. Kelly denies sex abuse charges

R&B superstar R. Kelly denied allegations he sexually abused women and girls in his first public comments since being indicted last month.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller disputes report claiming Trump directed Cohen to lie

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate".
US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen leaves US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018 after his sentencing after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, illegal campaign contributions, and making false statements to Congress. – US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his former boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on December 12, 2018 for multiple crimes. “It was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” Cohen said as he pleaded for leniency before US District Judge William H. Pauley III.Cohen, 52, said he was taking responsiblity for his crimes “including those implicating the President of the United States of America.” (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

Democrat vows to probe Donald Trump lawyer’s alleged lies to Congress

A top Democrat in the US Congress has vowed to look into a report that President Donald Trump ordered his personal attorney to lie to Congress to hide dealings with Russia.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the inaugural meeting of the President’s National Council for the American Worker as Labor Secretary Alex Acosta looks on at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2018. - AFP - NICHOLAS KAMM

Donald Trump plans to give $50 million penthouse to Vladimir Putin in Moscow

The Trump Organisation planned to give a $50 million penthouse in the planned Trump Tower Moscow to President Vladimir Putin while the company was in negotiations in 2016.
Alex Jones

Apple, Facebook, Spotify delete content of US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Apple on Monday deleted most of the podcasts of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, while Facebook removed four of his online pages which the social media platform accused of “glorifying violence.”
Hundreds of commuters and tourists in Paris were left stuck in sweltering Metro trains in tunnels for up to two hours on Tuesday night before being evacuated.

Hundreds evacuated from Paris metro overnight after breakdown

A Technical fault coupled with a boosted summer timetable forced the overnight evacuation of hundreds of passengers from the Paris Metro, City Transport Authority RATP said on Wednesday.

Leaked Facebook memo questions cost of growth

Facebook troubles worsened late Thursday with the leak of a two-year-old memo from a high-ranking executive hinting that the social network was determined to grow despite risks to users.

Donald Trump seeks answers on ‘disturbed’ Florida school shooter

President Donald Trump demanded to know Thursday how a "disturbed" former student with an obsession with firearms slipped through the net to sow carnage at a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people in the latest gun massacre to rock the nation.

Ex-Twitter worker claims responsibility for Donald Trump’s account shutdown

A German man has come forward as the former Twitter Inc employee who shut down the account of U.S. President Donald Trump for 11 minutes this month on his last day of work at the social network.

YouTube removes ads on 2 million inappropriate children’s videos

YouTube has removed more than 270 accounts and over 150,000 videos from its platform, and switched off commenting on 625,000 videos targeted by child predators, according to Vice News.

Another US lawmaker accused of sexual harassment

Powerful Democratic lawmaker John Conyers, the longest-serving US congressman, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint after a former staffer said she was sacked because she would "not succumb to (his) sexual advances," BuzzFeed News reported.

Netflix suspends House Of Cards production over Kevin Spacey child sex assault claims

Netflix has suspended production of House Of Cards after crisis talks about child sex assault allegations against Kevin Spacey.

Kevin Spacey under fire over teen ‘sexual advance’ claim

Kevin Spacey sparked a furious backlash on Monday after being accused, in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, of making sexual advances on a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago.

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey comes out as gay

Kevin Spacey came out as gay early Monday and apologized to actor Anthony Rapp, who accused the Hollywood star of making a sexual advance on him at a 1986 party when he was only 14 years old.

Facebook’s Watch goes up against YouTube for ads revenue

Facebook Inc launched its Watch video service to United States users on Thursday with plans to allow people to submit shows, as the No. 1 social media network vies with Alphabet Inc’s YouTube for advertising revenue.

Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

Facebook Inc made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a safari show and a parenting programme, media reports on Thursday.

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Gunmen kill 10 in Benue community

Gunmen have reportedly killed 10 people in a fresh attack on Tser Uoreleegeb community of Ubabai council ward in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: How I defeated President Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has given a breakdown of the number of votes he allegedly scored in each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Report: Shell knew its $1.1 billion for OPL 245 will go into private pockets

A new report by a non-governmental organisation, Global Witness, has blamed Shell and Eni for their alleged roles in the acquisition of OPL 245 in the oil-rich Niger Delta which is linked to Malabu oil scandal.

FIRS refutes report of 50% VAT increase

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday refuted report of planned increment of Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent to meet up payment of the newly proposed minimum wage.

Policemen allegedly beat civil defence officer to death in presence of wife, children

Ogar Jumbo, Assistant Superintendent of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was on Wednesday allegedly beaten to death by policemen for violating traffic rules.