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Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users' accounts. The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120...

RBI: What is the Indian central bank’s conflict with the government?

Last week, a senior official of India's central bank fired what appeared to be an explosive broadside at attempts being made to undermine the regulator's independence. "Governments that do not respect central...

Khashoggi murder: Saudi prince ‘said he was dangerous Islamist’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the US he considered murdered writer Jamal Khashoggi to be a dangerous Islamist, media reports say. Prince Mohammed reportedly said this in a phone call...

Asia Bibi: Pakistan Supreme Court’s ‘historic’ ruling

This could have been an open and shut case. The complainants had quarrelled with Asia Bibi, and could be reasonably suspected of having dragged her to the court out of malice. The fact...

Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer’s death

Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder...

‘Don’t be taken in by anti-vaccine myths on social media’

People who believe the myths spread by anti-vaccine campaigners "are absolutely wrong", England's top doctor has said. Prof Dame Sally Davies said the MMR vaccine was safe and had been given to...

Soccer: World Cup expansion possible for 2022, says Infantino

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that football’s governing body is looking into the possibility of increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup...

Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Brazil's far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will merge the ministries of agriculture and the environment, an aide says, in a move which critics say could endanger the Amazon rainforest. Mr Bolsonaro's future chief...

Lion Air crash: Indian pilot and husband of mystery pair among victims

Authorities say there is little chance of any survivors of the Lion Air flight that crashed in Indonesia. This is what we know about the 189 people on board. According to Lion...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley criticises RBI for lending excess

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s finance minister Arun Jaitley criticised the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for failing to prevent lending excess in a speech on Tuesday. “The central bank looked the...