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Trump signs executive order targeting Twitter after fact-checking row

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms. It gives regulators the power to pursue legal actions against firms such as Facebook and Twitter for the way they police content on their platforms. President Trump accused social media platforms of having "unchecked power" while signing the order. The order is expected to face legal challenges. Critics and ... Full story

Men hired for sexual fantasy break into wrong house

Image caption When they realised their mistake, one man said "Sorry mate" before visiting the correct address. In a sex fantasy gone wrong, two men bearing machetes entered the wrong house in New South Wales, Australia before quickly leaving upon realising their error. One of them has now been acquitted of entering a home armed with a weapon in July 2019, reports Australian media. They had been hired to carry out a client's fantasy of being ... Full story

Italy records 70 new coronavirus deaths, 593 new cases

Medical staff fixes the thermoplastic mask on a patient's face before undergoing CT at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center San Pietro FBF, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rome, Italy May 25, 2020. The center didn't stop its activities during the pandemic, but increased them following the reduction of treatments in other local hospitals. REUTERS/Yara Nardi. ROME (Reuters) - Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by ... Full story

Donald Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday targeting tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google and the pivotal internet law that provides them broad legal immunity over content posted by their users. “We’re fed up with it,” Trump said in the Oval Office Thursday before signing the order, according to the Los Angeles Times . The official executive order has not been released, but a draft order circulated earlier this ... Full story

Islamic State calls COVID-19 God's punishment for foes: tape

A discarded mask is seen on the ground, as the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson. CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) said the coronavirus pandemic was divine punishment for its enemies, according to an audio broadcast on Thursday, where the jihadists also vowed more attacks. The person on the tape, which was posted on one of the militants’ ... Full story

Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health? Being concerned about the news is understandable, but for many people it can make existing mental health problems worse. When the World Health Organization released ... Full story

Unlikely animal friendships |

THE BLUE FOREST OF BELGIUM. Wild bluebells form a carpet of blue in the Hallerbos, also known as the 'Blue Forest', near the Belgian city of Halle. THE GAUCHOS OF URUGUAY. Cowboys converge on Montevideo to show off their skills during Creole week celebrations. Full story

Dubai hits the ski slope as coronavirus restrictions lift

DUBAI (Reuters) - Adnan Mayasi’s first move after Dubai lifted coronavirus restrictions on leisure activities was to hit the emirate’s indoor ski slope - with the added protection of surgical mask and plastic gloves. People wearing protective face masks ski at Ski Dubai during the reopening of malls, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed ... Full story

S&P cuts Rolls-Royce credit rating to junk on COVID-19 hit

FILE PHOTO: A Rolls Royce jet engine is seen on Boeing 787-10 on the static display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol. LONDON (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s cut engine maker Rolls-Royce’s ( RR.L ) credit rating to junk on Thursday, citing the disruption caused to global air travel from the COVID-19 pandemic. S&P cut its rating for the British company to ... Full story

Mexican farmworkers crammed into border tunnel despite contagion risk

MEXICALI, Mexico (Reuters) - Every night, hundreds of farm workers in Mexico crowd for hours in a cramped tunnel to a border station to reach day jobs in Imperial Valley, California, with no social distancing enforced despite coronavirus cases saturating hospitals in the region. Mexican agricultural workers queue early morning at the U.S.-Mexico border to enter Calexico, California from Mexicali, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ... Full story