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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding after India mob lynchings - The Guardian

WhatsApps users will only be able to forward messages to 20 people, as the Facebook-owned messaging service attempts to crack down on the viral spread of hateful misinformation. In India, where false rumours about child abduction spread virally over ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend BRICS Summit in South Africa next week; will also visit Rwanda, Uganda - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will next week visit Rwanda and Uganda before heading to South Africa to attend the BRICS Summit during which key global issues, including international peace and security, are expected to be discussed.

Jewish Americans abandon Israeli Birthright tour to call out propaganda - Middle East Eye

JERUSALEM - Sarah Fadem was standing on the beach in Haifa going through the introduction of the Birthright tour they were about to depart on. At 22, the young American Jew had chosen the Mindfulness and Meditation trip from the dozens of different ...

The mega-machines helping China link the world - BBC News

China is creating a network of ambitious land- and sea-based transport links to connect its booming economy with those of Europe and Africa. And it's wasting no time - designing incredible bespoke construction machines to get the job done fast ...

The most remote places on Earth - WENY-TV

(CNN) -- The problem with exciting destinations is that you're unlikely to be the only one drawn to them. These options provide personal space because they can be -- to put it mildly -- a challenge to reach. (Particularly the ones with "Inaccessibility ...and more »

Ethiopian Airlines says it is in talks for stake in Eritrean Airlines - Reuters

ASMARA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines is in talks to take a stake in Eritrean Airlines and a study will be conducted to determine the size of the acquisition, the Ethiopian carrier's chief executive said in an interview on Thursday. Ethiopian Airlines ...

Opening ancient Egyptian sarcophagus an 'amazing opportunity' — despite rumours of a curse -

Egyptian archeologists opened a 2,000-year-old granite sarcophagus discovered in Alexandria on Thursday despite rumours of mummies and curses. Skeletal remains of 3 people believed to be warriors discovered in 2,000-year-old granite coffin.

From elephants to eagles: the evolving brands of Nigeria's unsuccessful national airlines - Quartz

This week Nigeria launched plans for a new national airline to be called Nigeria Air. It's set to take off in December. Even though there is pent-up demand for more air travel in Nigeria as it is currently an underserved market, the plans have already ...

Egypt Sudan leaders agree to build strategic relations - Sudan Tribune

July 19, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - In a meeting held in Khartoum on Thursday evening, Sudanese and Egyptian, leaders agreed to enhance joint cooperation and build strategic relations in all fields, stressing the importance of overcoming differences. Sudan and ...

Air quality study over Chesapeake Bay seeks to understand pollution - Baltimore Sun

The sky above Hart-Miller Island became a busy laboratory for several weeks this summer as researchers launched balloons, drones and planes to better understand the complex swirl of air pollution over the Chesapeake Bay. State and federal agencies ...and more »