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Restrain, not Ban: How Twitter’s account suspension policy will change
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Restrain, not Ban: How Twitter’s account suspension policy will change

From Wednesday (1 February), Twitter will take ‘less severe actions’ against accounts that violate its rules, including limiting the reach of such tweets. The development comes as the platform has already reinstated many previously suspended handles like that of Donald Trump and Kangana Ranaut

Scamsters robbed $5.4 billion via government loans citing Covid-19, reveals US watchdog
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Scamsters robbed $5.4 billion via government loans citing Covid-19, reveals US watchdog

The US Labour Department has indicated that fraudsters stole an estimated USD 45.6 billion from the United States’ unemployment insurance program during the Covid-19 outbreak by applying tactics like using Social Security numbers of deceased individuals

Was the Andrea Riseborough Oscar campaign for Best Actress illegal? The rules and regulations, explained
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Was the Andrea Riseborough Oscar campaign for Best Actress illegal? The rules and regulations, explained

British actress Andrea Riseborough’s nomination for her performance in ‘To Leslie’ was a surprise to all. But did the grassroots campaign, which saw other celebrities backing the 41-year-old, break the Academy rules?

'BBC running anti-india cash-for-propaganda scheme funded by China'
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'BBC running anti-india cash-for-propaganda scheme funded by China'

Mahesh Jethmalani's comments came amid a controversy revolving around a BBC documentary on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Pauper Pakistan’s BoP gets out of balance
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Pauper Pakistan’s BoP gets out of balance

Over the past several months, Pakistan has been hit by a severe economic crisis. The Pakistani rupee has hit a record new low at 270 per dollar. Fuel and gas prices have also hit new highs amid soaring inflation

China accuses Washington of wanting ''technological hegemony''
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China accuses Washington of wanting ''technological hegemony''

Huawei Technologies Ltd., China’s first global tech brand, is at the center of conflict between Washington and Beijing over technology and security. U.S. officials say Huawei is a security risk and might facilitate Chinese spying, an accusation the company denies.

Vladimir Putin backs plan to set up military training centres in Belarus
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Vladimir Putin backs plan to set up military training centres in Belarus

In a decree published Tuesday, Vladimir Putin tasked the defence and foreign ministers to conduct talks with Belarus and sign an agreement to establish the facilities

NBA: Banchero-led fightback helps Magic overcome 21-point deficit against Sixers; Nets defeat depleted Lakers
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NBA: Banchero-led fightback helps Magic overcome 21-point deficit against Sixers; Nets defeat depleted Lakers

Paolo Banchero scored 29 points from 11-of-22 shooting and was backed with scoring support from German brothers Franz Wagner and Moritz Wagner as Orlando silenced the home crowd with a second-half scoring blitz.

What is the X-57, NASA's first electric plane designed to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and noise?
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What is the X-57, NASA's first electric plane designed to reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and noise?

The X-57 uses lithium batteries to run electric motors for its propellers. But the energy you get from batteries, relative to their weight, is 50 times less than you can get from aviation fuel

Budget 2023-24 Expectation: Government must provide tax relief for fintech startups
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Budget 2023-24 Expectation: Government must provide tax relief for fintech startups

The fintech sector expects regulations regarding digital currencies

Car mechanics in Ukraine bringing back destroyed Russian tanks to life as country awaits Challenger, Leopard and Abrams
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Car mechanics in Ukraine bringing back destroyed Russian tanks to life as country awaits Challenger, Leopard and Abrams

These mechanics reportedly fixed autos, trucks, railroads, and buses prior to the war. Their attention is currently on the Russian invaders and how to dismantle Russian T-72 tanks and American-made MRAP vehicles that were given to them for repair

'Bhai, ashram hai yeh': Virat Kohli kindly requests fans to stop filming video; watch
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'Bhai, ashram hai yeh': Virat Kohli kindly requests fans to stop filming video; watch

In a video that has gone viral on Twitter, Virat Kohli can be seen signing a cricket ball, while politely requesting fans to film video

ISIS module in India case: NIA chargesheets Bihar man to raise funds and send it to Syria-based handlers
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ISIS module in India case: NIA chargesheets Bihar man to raise funds and send it to Syria-based handlers

Investigations have revealed that Ahmad conspired with an ISIS handler and others for the propagation of the ISIS ideology

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Live Streaming: When and Where to watch IND vs NZ live telecast
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India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Live Streaming: When and Where to watch IND vs NZ live telecast

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Live Streaming: Find out all the details about the 3rd T20I between IND and NZ

Israel's envoy to UK defends call to Israeli citizens to carry guns after Jerusalem terror attack
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Israel's envoy to UK defends call to Israeli citizens to carry guns after Jerusalem terror attack

The message by the Israel government came after a terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Jerusalem last week in which several people were killed

Taliban ban on women aid workers in Afghanistan is 'potential death blow', warns UN
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Taliban ban on women aid workers in Afghanistan is 'potential death blow', warns UN

UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffith said the humanitarian delegation told the Taliban that if they weren't going to rescind the edict 'then we must expand these exceptions to cover all the aspects of humanitarian action'

US, South Korea to step up exercises in response to North Korean threats
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US, South Korea to step up exercises in response to North Korean threats

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup promised a more resolute response to what they described as Pyongyang’s unprecedented level of provocations over the past year.

US military in position to secure expanded access to key Philippine bases
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US military in position to secure expanded access to key Philippine bases

An announcement is expected this week, when Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meets with his colleague and President Ferdinand Marcos Jr in Manila. Negotiations are still ongoing

Azerbaijan to UN court: Armenia must stop sowing land mines
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Azerbaijan to UN court: Armenia must stop sowing land mines

The claim came in hearings at the court’s headquarters in The Hague in a pair of cases brought by Armenia and Azerbaijan alleging breaches of a convention preventing racial discrimination

Here' the teaser of ‘Tere Pyaar Mein’ from ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’; song releasing on February 1
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Here' the teaser of ‘Tere Pyaar Mein’ from ‘Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’; song releasing on February 1

Ranbir & Sharddha’s fresh pairing, vibrant look and chemistry is adding dollops of excitement for the audience