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Facebook has been facing flak over allegations of political bias even as it works with independent third-party fact-checkers certified through a non-partisan international fact-checking network.(Reuters file)

How people, technology help Facebook fact-check posts for accuracy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 02:05 PM IST
In India, the social media company works with eight partners which fact-check in 11 Indian languages and English
At least 23 people were reported dead after ferry capsized in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.(PTI File Photo)
At least 23 people were reported dead after ferry capsized in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.(PTI File Photo)

23 dead, dozens missing as ferry capsizes in Bangladesh’s Dhaka: Report

Dhaka | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Around 50 people were believed to be on board, a fire brigade said after 23 bodies were from the sunken ferry in Bangladesh’s Dhaka.
Feminist advocacy groups are reporting an increase of incidents in broad daylight by aggressors who know their victims are unlikely to be able to summon help.(Unsplash)
Feminist advocacy groups are reporting an increase of incidents in broad daylight by aggressors who know their victims are unlikely to be able to summon help.(Unsplash)

Women face increased risk of sex attacks on France’s deserted streets

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 07:11 AM IST
For many women venturing out during France’s coronavirus lockdown, the absence of crowds has made them easier targets for sexual assault and harassment, a threat that could increase as officials prepare to ease stay-at-home orders.
Dozens of eager surfers jumped railings and hit the water even before the beach officially opened at 7 am, five weeks after police sealed the area off because of large crowds ignoring social distancing orders.(Unsplash)
Dozens of eager surfers jumped railings and hit the water even before the beach officially opened at 7 am, five weeks after police sealed the area off because of large crowds ignoring social distancing orders.(Unsplash)

Surf’s up: Sydney reopens its famous Bondi Beach

Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Hundreds of Sydney-siders rushed into the waves at the city’s famous Bondi Beach on Tuesday as Australia took the first steps in easing coronavirus restrictions.
An oppressive “guardianship” system also gave male relatives the right to object to the women’s professional aspirations.(Unsplash)
An oppressive “guardianship” system also gave male relatives the right to object to the women’s professional aspirations.(Unsplash)

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:36 PM IST
For decades, straitlaced Saudi society offered limited opportunities for women seeking a paid job and the few who did find work were mostly restricted to the health and education sectors.
People not travelling together are seated next to each other, many of them toward the rear of the small plane, while several rows of seats toward the front remain empty.(Unsplash)
People not travelling together are seated next to each other, many of them toward the rear of the small plane, while several rows of seats toward the front remain empty.(Unsplash)

Ghostly airports but easy security checks: Air travel in the time of the virus

Rapid City, United States | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Ghostly airports, countless flight cancellations, shops and restaurants closed: the coronavirus has played havoc with air travel in the United States.
The team is aiming to train the dogs over a six-week period to help provide the “rapid, non-invasive diagnosis” tool.(REUTERS)
The team is aiming to train the dogs over a six-week period to help provide the “rapid, non-invasive diagnosis” tool.(REUTERS)

Can dogs detect Covid-19? Canines in training to sniff out virus

Milton, Keynes | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Medical Detection Dogs, set up in 2008 to harness dogs’ sharp sense of smell to detect human diseases, started working on the project late last month.
Coronavirus has infected almost 3,500 Colombians and killed more than 150.(Unsplash)
Coronavirus has infected almost 3,500 Colombians and killed more than 150.(Unsplash)

The agony of Colombia’s quarantined sex workers

Bogota | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Survival has become a struggle for Colombia’s sex workers during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, as cupboards are bare and bills pile up.
File AFC Asia Cup.(File)
File AFC Asia Cup.(File)

Asian football tournaments to go ahead this year, official says

Kuala Lumpur | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Windsor John, general secretary of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), said he was confident that the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup would both be completed.
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas during the Champions League.(AP)
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas during the Champions League.(AP)

Iker Casillas to run for president of Spanish Football Federation

Madrid | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 08:21 PM IST
The date of the election has not yet been decided but Casillas said he has informed his current club Porto of his decision, with the 38-year-old now expected to retire from playing the game.
Feb 15, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver unveils the Kobe Bryant MVP Award at a press conference during NBA All Star Saturday Night at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Feb 15, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver unveils the Kobe Bryant MVP Award at a press conference during NBA All Star Saturday Night at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)

NBA names all-star award in honor of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Bryant and his daughter, Gigi, were buried in a private funeral service in southern California last week after they were among nine people who perished in a horrific helicopter crash on January 26.
Vehicles move through the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq,(AP FILE)
Vehicles move through the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq,(AP FILE)

Three rockets hit US embassy in Iraqi capital Baghdad, 1 wounded: Report

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 08:20 AM IST
The US embassy did not respond to requests for comment and it was not immediately clear whether the injured person was an American national or an Iraqi staff member working at the mission.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal.(AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal.(AP)

Ronaldo continues scoring streak to put Juve top of Serie A

Milan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Juventus move two points ahead of Inter Milan, who were held 1-1 by Atalanta at the San Siro on Saturday, after going two goals up in just 10 minutes in Rome.
Wildfire has spread all across Australia. Federer and Nadal will play at the Australian Open in January.(AP)
Wildfire has spread all across Australia. Federer and Nadal will play at the Australian Open in January.(AP)

Will bushfires affect Australian Open?

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Blazes across the country have torched about eight million hectares (80,000 square kilometres) of land, sending air pollution soaring.
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia January 5, 2020.(REUTERS)
Christmas decorations are seen nearby a destroyed house in Cobargo, as bushfires continue in New South Wales, Australia January 5, 2020.(REUTERS)

Wildlife ravaged by Australia bushfires could take decades to recover

Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Unprecedented temperatures across the continent have made this season’s fires particularly deadly, killing at least 20 people and bringing apocalyptic scenes to an area roughly twice the size of Belgium.
A doctors committee linked to the country’s protest movement said at least 16 people were killed and more than 90 injured.(Photo: PTI)
A doctors committee linked to the country’s protest movement said at least 16 people were killed and more than 90 injured.(Photo: PTI)

16 killed as fire hits Sudan factory: Doctors

Khartoum | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Thick plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky after the blaze broke out at a tile manufacturing unit in an industrial zone in north Khartoum.
A blue plastic bag and a toilet seat hangs from the statue of the Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo.(AP)
A blue plastic bag and a toilet seat hangs from the statue of the Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo.(AP)

Ibrahimovic files ‘hate crime’ complaint after house and statue vandalised

Stockholm | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 11:36 PM IST
A statue of the player in Malmo was attacked with fire and paint while the word “Judas” was daubed across the front door of his residence in Stockholm.
Cartons of White Claw, a flavoured alcoholic fizz in a can are on display at the Round The Clock Deli September 11, 2019 in New York City. - Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calories and carbs than beer and wine. A hard seltzer craze is sweeping the United States as Generation Y and Generation Z pursue healthier lifestyles, influenced by viral trends on Instagram and YouTube. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)(AFP)
Cartons of White Claw, a flavoured alcoholic fizz in a can are on display at the Round The Clock Deli September 11, 2019 in New York City. - Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calories and carbs than beer and wine. A hard seltzer craze is sweeping the United States as Generation Y and Generation Z pursue healthier lifestyles, influenced by viral trends on Instagram and YouTube. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)(AFP)

Health-conscious millennials prefer low-cal, gluten-free spiked seltzer over beer

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:20 PM IST
A 12-ounce can of White Claw contains 100 calories and a maximum two grams of carbs. It is also gluten-free. An average beer usually has 140 calories and five times the carbohydrates.
Clare Tattersall poses with some of her creations her at the Robotic Dress Exhibition on September 9, 2019 in New York. - Perfect for the post #MeToo era, on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week paraded a dress with metal leaves on one shoulder that shake and tinkle when someone gets too close.(AFP)
Clare Tattersall poses with some of her creations her at the Robotic Dress Exhibition on September 9, 2019 in New York. - Perfect for the post #MeToo era, on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week paraded a dress with metal leaves on one shoulder that shake and tinkle when someone gets too close.(AFP)

NYFW 2020: Robotic dresses take on a life of their own

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:37 PM IST
One dress had large futuristic flower petals that open and close mechanically on their own -- the perfect eye-catching cocktail attire. A second dress has a large silver hood that goes up and down with the click of a button.
FIFA headquarters.(Getty Images)
FIFA headquarters.(Getty Images)

FIFA organises Iran visit to ‘assess preparations’ for female fans

Lausanne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 09:55 AM IST
The announcement comes a week after an Iranian football fan set herself on fire outside a court and died after being told she would be jailed for six months for trying to enter a stadium in Tehran dressed as a man.
With 49 elevators moving a floor per second and zumba classes, Amazon’s new Indian headquarters, its biggest building globally.(Twitter: @AmazonNews_IN)
With 49 elevators moving a floor per second and zumba classes, Amazon’s new Indian headquarters, its biggest building globally.(Twitter: @AmazonNews_IN)

282-ft tall building, 49 elevators, zumba and more: Amazon’s big bet in India

Hyderabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 04:40 PM IST
The US retail giant launched its first site in the South Asian nation of 1.3 billion people in 2013 and is locked in a fierce battle with Walmart, which bought a 77-percent share in local e-commerce behemoth Flipkart for $16 billion last year.
Dancer and choreographer Silke Grabinger performs with a robot during her performance at the Ars Electronica on September 06, 2019 in Linz, Upper Austria. - Can artificial intelligence (AI) turn out symphonies to match one of the greats of classical music? That was the question posed by one unusual orchestra performance in the Austrian city of Linz in which Gustav Mahler's unfinished Symphony No.10 was played followed by six minutes of "Mahleresque" music written by software. (Photo by ALEX HALADA / AFP)(AFP)
Dancer and choreographer Silke Grabinger performs with a robot during her performance at the Ars Electronica on September 06, 2019 in Linz, Upper Austria. - Can artificial intelligence (AI) turn out symphonies to match one of the greats of classical music? That was the question posed by one unusual orchestra performance in the Austrian city of Linz in which Gustav Mahler's unfinished Symphony No.10 was played followed by six minutes of "Mahleresque" music written by software. (Photo by ALEX HALADA / AFP)(AFP)

AI as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

Linz, Austria | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 04:34 PM IST
The project’s creator says that the two are clearly distinguishable but not everyone in the audience agreed. The performance was part of Linz’s Ars Electronica Festival.
The area also has craters that are “cold traps”, and which would contain a record of the early solar system.(HT image)
The area also has craters that are “cold traps”, and which would contain a record of the early solar system.(HT image)

India’s moon mission: Preparing a pitstop for Mars

New Delhi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 02:58 AM IST
The Vikram lander of Chandrayaan 2, or Moon Chariot 2, is due to land in the lunar South Pole region, a region the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says is “completely unexplored”.
A 2015 paper indicated that Indo-European languages -- the world’s biggest language group that includes Hindi-Urdu, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Gaelic and more than 400 others -- arrived in Europe via the steppes.(Unsplash)
A 2015 paper indicated that Indo-European languages -- the world’s biggest language group that includes Hindi-Urdu, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Gaelic and more than 400 others -- arrived in Europe via the steppes.(Unsplash)

Ancient DNA study illuminates Indo-European language origins

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:09 PM IST
A 2015 paper indicated that Indo-European languages -- the world’s biggest language group that includes Hindi-Urdu, Farsi, Russian, English, French, Gaelic and more than 400 others -- arrived in Europe via the steppes.
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.(Instagram/ onenightread)
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.(Instagram/ onenightread)

Copies of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments, released early by mistake

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 11:41 AM IST
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.
Tourists now are often on the look out for locations featured in the acclaimed drama and can be surprised to discover that certain sites were fictional.(Unsplash)
Tourists now are often on the look out for locations featured in the acclaimed drama and can be surprised to discover that certain sites were fictional.(Unsplash)

Selfies from the disaster zone: How a TV show changed Chernobyl tourism

Chernobyl, Ukraine | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Tourists now are often on the look out for locations featured in the acclaimed drama and can be surprised to discover that certain sites were fictional.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Nepali rendition Private is Political -- Vagina Monologues 4.0 gives life to real stories about harassment in the South Asian nation.(Goodreads)
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Nepali rendition Private is Political -- Vagina Monologues 4.0 gives life to real stories about harassment in the South Asian nation.(Goodreads)

In Nepal, The Vagina Monologues takes on #MeToo

Kathmandu, Nepal | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:53 PM IST
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the Nepali rendition Private is Political -- Vagina Monologues 4.0 gives life to real stories about harassment in the South Asian nation.
The delicate, impeccably detailed miniature paintings of Hasan Kale often require a magnifying glass to be able to see the nuances but can take months to complete. Seen here is Hasan’s take on Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa on a pumpkin seed.(Instagram/hasankale_microangelo)
The delicate, impeccably detailed miniature paintings of Hasan Kale often require a magnifying glass to be able to see the nuances but can take months to complete. Seen here is Hasan’s take on Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa on a pumpkin seed.(Instagram/hasankale_microangelo)

Hasan Kale, Turkey’s ‘Microangelo’ turns tiny objects into artworks

Istanbul | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 12:58 PM IST
The delicate, impeccably detailed miniature paintings of Hasan Kale often require a magnifying glass to be able to see the nuances but can take months to complete.
It’s not clear whether the mini-brains are conscious -- the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not but can’t say for sure -- opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research moving forward.(Unsplash)
It’s not clear whether the mini-brains are conscious -- the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not but can’t say for sure -- opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research moving forward.(Unsplash)

In first, brain waves detected in lab grown mini-brains

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:41 PM IST
It’s not clear whether the mini-brains are conscious -- the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not but can’t say for sure -- opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research moving forward.
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.(Unsplash)
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.(Unsplash)

Alpine climbing routes crumble as climate change strikes

Chamonix, France | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:38 AM IST
High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them.
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