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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

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

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

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

World's oldest man Bob Weighton dies, aged 112 News

Image caption Bob Weighton passed away at his flat in Alton, Hampshire. The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112. Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112. In a statement his family said Mr Weighton was an "extraordinary man" who "died peacefully in his sleep, from cancer" on Thursday morning at the flat where he lived. He was born in ... Full story

'Deficit of hope': Minneapolis police chief apologizes to family of dead black man

(Reuters) - The chief of the Minneapolis police on Thursday apologized to the family of an unarmed black man who died this week after a white officer pinned him down with a knee to the neck, a fatal encounter that has triggered two nights of violent protests. Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said his department had contributed to a “deficit of hope” across the Minnesota city even before the death of 46-year-old George Floyd on Monday. “I am ... Full story

EU recovery is 'no battle between frugal and free-spending' states, says Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - European Union leaders must reach a deal fast on a recovery fund to avoid a long and painful recession for a region shattered by the coronavirus pandemic, Spain’s foreign minister said. Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya reacts during an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Madrid, Spain May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Susana Vera. The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled a 750 billion euro ... Full story

AstraZeneca picks Oxford Biomedica to make potential COVID-19 vaccine

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield, central England May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble. (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has partnered with British cell therapy company Oxford Biomedica to make its experimental COVID-19 vaccine as the drugmaker looks to bolster its manufacturing capacity to produce one billion doses. The vaccine, AZD1222, was developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and licensed to ... Full story