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Day: June 15, 2020

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform. The US tech giant said in a submission to Australia’s competition watchdog that news represents a “very small […]

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Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund corruption trial fees

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on trial for accepting gifts from wealthy friends. But that has not stopped him from seeking another gift from a wealthy friend to pay for his multimillion-dollar legal defense. The awkward arrangement opens a window into the very ties with […]

Atlanta police shooting of black man was a homicide, coroner says

The death of Rayshard Brooks, a black man killed by a white police officer in Atlanta on Friday, was a homicide caused by gunshot wounds to the back, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said on Sunday. Brooks’ death reignited protests in Atlanta after days of worldwide demonstrations […]

Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

MANILA – Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose website has put President Rodrigo Duterte under tough scrutiny, was convicted of libel on Monday and faces up to six years in jail, in a ruling widely seen as a blow to media freedom. Ressa, chief executive of Rappler (www.rappler.com) […]

Sushant Singh Rajput found hanging in Bandra home

Mumbai, Jun 14: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 34. His last screen appearance was “Chhichhore”, directed by Nitesh Tiwari. He has committed suicide at his residence in Bandra. He was found hanging today. We are investigating,” […]

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