Twitter could flag lies by politicians with ‘bright orange’ labels

The Independent | 2020-02-21

Twitter could add bright orange and red labels to tweets that include lies and misinformation. The plan is just one of a range of plans being considered by Twitter to cut down on the spread of false stories, according to a leak. A design mock-up obtained by NBC News shows how verified fact-checkers...

Photoshop at 30: Why bad reviews will never cause Adobe to 'boil the ocean'

The Independent | 2020-02-21

Adobe has a long history of serving its suite of advanced applications to professionals. But as its flagship photo-editing application Photoshop turns 30, one of the most enduring challenges still remains: How does the software giant make its apps accessible to the rest of us? It's a...

$110 billion gas project to make Saudi Arabia a gas exporter

Arab News | 2020-02-23

LONDON: A $110 billion project to develop a gas field in eastern Saudi Arabia will turn the global market on its head and make the Kingdom a gas exporter, industry analysts told Arab News on Saturday. The Jafurah field — which lies southeast of Ghawar, the world’s largest conventional oil field —...

Feature: Egypt's famed bazaar yearns for Chinese tourists after suspension of flights

China.dot.org | 2020-02-22

CAIRO, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Having lost its typical scene of buzzing foreign tourists, Egypt's centuries-old Khan el-Khalili market in Old Cairo has been hit hard since the suspension of flights to and from China earlier in February over the novel coronavirus outbreak. "We mainly relied on Chinese...

Australia reopens the door to some Chinese students after coronavirus ban

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-02-22

By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government said on Saturday it will allow the return of some Chinese high school students who have been blocked from entering the country due coronavirus restrictions, reopening the door to a market that is key for the economy. Thousands of Chinese...

China virus cases drop as foreign fears rise

Dawn | 2020-02-22

Fears mounted on Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China from the new coronavirus outbreak, as the World Health Organisation warned of a shrinking window to stem the spread of the deadly disease. The warning came as the first European died from the new COVID-19 strain, which...

Kyrgios out of New York Open with shoulder injury

Supersport | 2020-02-08

Nick Kyrgios, back in the world top 20 after a fourth-round run at the Australian Open, has withdrawn from the ATP New York Open with a...

Federer tops Nadal before 51,000 in S Africa

Taipei Times | 2020-02-08

In a charity event for his foundation that felt more like a homecoming, Roger Federer on Friday beat his great rival, Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at a soccer stadium in Cape Town. It was Federer’s first match in his mother’s country of birth, and the country that he rates as his second home. Almost...

Pascal Ackermann takes opening stage of UAE Tour 2020

The National | 2020-02-23

Stage result 1. Pascal Ackermann (GER) Bora-Hansgrohe, in 3:29.09 2. Caleb Ewan (AUS) Lotto-Soudal 3. Rudy Barbier (FRA) Israel Start-Up Nation 4. Dylan Groenewegen (NED) Jumbo-Visma 5. Luka Mezgec (SLO) Mitchelton-Scott 6. Alberto Dainese (ITA) Sunweb 7. Jakub Mareczko (ITA) CCC 8. Max Walscheid...

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Reuters | 2020-02-23

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Italy coronavirus cases rise to more than 100 - regional chief

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-02-23

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Palestinian killed, others injured by Israeli forces in southern Gaza

China.dot.org | 2020-02-23

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Al Jazeera | 2020-02-12

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Al Jazeera | 2020-02-12

Israel's propaganda war waged through TV shows

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