Who Gets the Banhammer Now?

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In banning the Trump’s campaign Twitch channel, the company said that “politicians on Twitch must adhere to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.” Invocations of democratic language, or of legalistic concepts like “policies” or “governance” or “appeals,” distract from an uncomfortable truth about social media companies: Their rules are arbitrary and can be changed … Read more

Five dead after ‘hostage situation’ in SA church

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Image copyright SAPS Image caption Police released images of suspects lying on the ground Five people have been killed after attackers stormed a South African church, reportedly amid an argument over its leadership. South African police said they had rescued men, women and children from a “hostage situation” on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Saturday … Read more

Stocks generate big gains and bigger questions

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By Conrad de Aenlle Consider this opportunity: You can invest in a stock market that is greatly overvalued now but that could be only slightly overvalued next year if a lot of good things happen — during a time when a lot of bad things are happening. Are you in? This isn’t a thought experiment. … Read more

Bosnia marks 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The memorial ceremony also saw a mass burial of recently identified victims World leaders have addressed a ceremony marking 25 years since the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia – Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two. Former US President Bill Clinton, the Prince of Wales and relatives of the thousands of … Read more

Five killed in siege at South African church

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Thirty suspects were detained, they said in a Twitter post, and more than 25 firearms seized in connection with the siege at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, northwest of Pretoria. It was not immediately clear whether hostages or the attackers were killed, or how they died. Police were alerted to the situation in … Read more

Five killed in siege at South African church

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Thirty suspects were detained, they said in a Twitter post, and more than 25 firearms seized in connection with the siege at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, northwest of Pretoria. It was not immediately clear whether hostages or the attackers were killed, or how they died. Police were alerted to the situation in … Read more

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, his wife, CMO officials test negative for Covid-19

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Soren has been in self-quarantine at his Ranchi residence since July 8 after coming in contact with Drinking and Sanitation Minister Mithilesh Thakur and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MLA Mathura Mahato, who have tested positive for Covid-19. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. (Photo: PTI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his wife Kalpna have tested negative for … Read more