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A trove of internal documents have revealed how Facebook was concerned children were spending large amounts on in-app payments without parents’ permission - but seemingly chose not to act. Discussions showed the firm decided not to implement certain safeguards as it might affect overall revenues from people paying for games. The documents formed part of a lawsuit that was settled in...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California power company PG&E Corp, which expects to soon file for bankruptcy, said on Wednesday it would cost between $75 billion and $150 billion to fully comply with a judge’s order to inspect its power grid and remove or trim trees that could fall into power lines and trigger wildfires. PG&E said in a filing in...
A Chinese-Australian writer who went missing at the weekend has been detained in China, the Australian government says. Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat, has been held since flying from New York to Guangzhou on Saturday. China informed Australia that the 53-year-old popular blogger was in custody, but it has not clarified why. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne urged China to handle...
The former governor of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, jailed for blasphemy in 2017, has been released early. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, is a Christian and was Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor in 50 years. The blasphemy accusations and his two-year jail sentence were seen as a test of religious tolerance in the Muslim-majority country. At the time, the case had sparked...
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the decider as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova produced a stunning fightback to claim a 6-4 4-6 7-5 quarter-final victory over the American at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Williams, chasing a milestone 24th Grand Slam triumph, also saved two match points in the last game...
Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested and charged over an alleged plot against a small Islamic community in New York state. The suspects are accused of possessing homemade bombs and firearms, and planning to attack Islamberg, founded by a Pakistani cleric in the 1980s. The alleged plot was revealed following a tip-off from a school student. The Islamberg community...
Former Chancellor George Osborne has said delaying the UK's exit from the EU is now the "most likely" option. The UK has to choose between no deal - which he compared to Russian roulette - or no Brexit for now, he told the BBC. MPs are proposing alternative plans to the PM's deal with the EU, including seeking an extension to the...
Two people have been killed and at least 25 injured, four seriously, in a large fire at the Courchevel ski resort in the French Alps, police say. The fire started before dawn on Sunday in a building housing seasonal workers. In all, three buildings were affected. Seventy firefighters battled to bring the blaze under control. The cause has not yet been...
Security forces have fired tear gas at demonstrators in Sudan, as protests against President Omar al-Bashir enter their second month. President Bashir on Sunday reiterated claims that foreign "agents" and Darfur region rebels are fomenting dissent. Officials say 26 people have died in the protests, but rights groups say more than 40 have been killed. Protests about Sudan's economic problems began in...
Australian police say they have arrested six members of an "expansive" criminal gang which has been stealing baby formula for illegal sale in China. Stolen formula valued at more than A$1m (£550,000; $720,000) had been sold in the past 12 months alone, police said. But they said the syndicate...

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