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    Facebook listens to users’ conversations

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 12:57am on August 15, 2019

    Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users’ conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the...

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    New Trump rule targets poor, could cut legal immigration in half

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:54am on August 15, 2019

    US president Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and...

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    US immigration chief under fire for twisting Statue of Liberty poem

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 15, 2019

    Acting US immigration chief Ken Cuccinelli came under fire Tuesday for twisting the words of a famed poem that appears on a plaque at the...

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    Greta sets sail for NYC

    Agence-France-Presse . United Kingdom | Updated at 12:00am on August 15, 2019

    Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg set sail for New York on Wednesday, heading for a UN summit on a zero-emissions yacht skippered by a member...

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    Mexico, US to exchange information on El Paso massacre

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 02:50pm on August 14, 2019

    Mexico said on Tuesday that it had agreed with the United States to exchange information regarding the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, which killed...

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    Trump sees future in fossil fuel, plastic

    Agence France-Presse . Monaca, United States | Updated at 02:31pm on August 14, 2019

    President Donald Trump has seen the future and it is oil and plastic...

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    Six cops suspended in Mexico City as part of rape investigation

    Agence France-Presse . Mexico City | Updated at 01:38pm on August 14, 2019

    Mexico City’s mayor said on Tuesday that six police officers were suspended as part of an investigation into the rape of two teenage girls, after...

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    New Trump rule targets poor, could cut legal immigration in half

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:07pm on August 13, 2019

    US president Donald Trump's administration unveiled a sweeping rule on Monday that some experts say could cut legal immigration in half by denying visas and...

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    Police officer, suspect killed in California shootout

    Reuters | Updated at 11:28am on August 13, 2019

    A California Highway Patrol officer was killed along with the suspect in the shooting and two other officers were wounded during a shootout in southern...

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    Trump says Kim wants to resume nuclear talks

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    US president Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to resume denuclearisation talks after US-South Korean war games end. Trump...

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