‘#YouTubeIsOver’: Why users and creators are threatening to delete their accounts

Metro UK | 2019-12-12

People are furious about new rules forbidding ‘harassment’ which they fear will shut down freedom of expression (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images) YouTubers are threatening to close their accounts today after the video site made another controversial policy change. The...

Consumer watchdog given new powers to crack down on Google and Facebook

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-12-12

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has announced a crackdown on Google and Facebook, agreeing to new powers and funding for the consumer watchdog to monitor the digital giants. Responding to the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 18-month inquiry into the impact of Google,...

Saudi Aramco reaches $2 trillion value in second day of trading

The Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-12

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Shares in Saudi Aramco gained on the second day of trading Thursday, propelling the oil and gas company to a more than $2 trillion valuation, where it holds the title of the world’s most valuable listed company. Shares jumped in trading to reach up to 38.60 Saudi...

Gold rate today: Bullion gains as Fed keeps rates unchanged

The Times of India | 2019-12-12

Bullion counters gained on Thursday after the US central bank decided to keep rates unchanged and added that more rate changes were unlikely in 2020. The policymakers are now looking at only one rate move in 2021 and another in 2022. As many as 13 officials expect the status quo next year,...

Could talking about football help combat dementia?

BBC News | 2019-12-12

Patients and their carers in Birmingham meet to reminisce about players and the game they love....

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Artesia Daily Press | 2019-12-11

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. One drug showed particular ability to reach tumors in the brain, which are...

Former world No. 1 Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open

The Times of India | 2019-12-06

Paris, Dec 6 (AFP) Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki announced on Friday that she will retire from tennis after next month's Australian Open. The 29-year-old Dane won her only Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne last year in her third major final. "I've accomplished everything I could...

Roger Federer coin proves too popular for Swiss mint’s webshop

Indian Express | 2019-12-04

A commemorative silver coin depicting tennis champion Roger Federer is proving so popular that it’s crippling the website of Switzerland’s mint. Advertising The coin, with a face value of 20 francs ($20), is the first by the federal mint with a living person on it. Featuring the 38-year-old Swiss...

No rest for Tiger Woods as US misfire on day one of Presidents Cup

Gulf News | 2019-12-12

Melbourne: Already shouldering a big burden as playing captain, Tiger WoodsPresidents Cup load grew heavier on Thursday after the United States crashed to a 4-1 deficit after the first round of fourball matches at Royal Melbourne. The first playing captain at the biennial tournament in 25 years,...

Atalanta stun Shakhtar to reach Champions League last 16

Gulf Daily News | 2019-12-12

Atalanta completed an astounding turnaround in their Champions League fortunes with a 3-0 victory at Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday that sent the Italians through to the knockout stages despite having lost their first three Group C games. Timothy Castagne bundled home a finish midway through the...

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France postpones G5 Sahel meeting after deadly Niger attack

France24 | 2019-12-12

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to postpone to early 2020 a meeting of Sahel country leaders due to...

US hits Iran with new sanctions, hopes for prisoner dialogue

Stars and Stripes | 2019-12-12

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its "maximum...

Algerians vote for a new president amid calls for a boycott

The National | 2019-12-12

Polls have opened in Algeria’s presidential election amid large protests calling for the vote to be cancelled. All 61,000 polling stations around the North...

Brexit looms in background of EU Brussels summit

RTE | 2019-12-12

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will join other EU leaders for a two-day summit in Brussels later today. Although Brexit is not on the agenda until tomorrow,...

Nigel Farage Is Winning, Even When He’s Losing

The Atlantic | 2019-12-12

When Britons go to the polls today, Nigel Farage won’t be on any of the ballots. Many of the prospective candidates for his nascent Brexit Party won’t be...

Harvey Weinstein reaches tentative $25M deal with accusers

Gulf News | 2019-12-12

New York: A tentative $25 million settlement revealed Wednesday to end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Harvey Weinstein and his former...

Police report arson attacks, vandalism overnight in Hong Kong

Reuters | 2019-12-12

Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday. ......

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Asserting rights with poetry and paint

In his painting “Target Bank,” Akram Agel offers a potent tribute to Palestinians killed by Israel....