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Philippines' journalist Maria Ressa freed after posting bail

Philippines’ journalist Maria Ressa freed after posting bail

Manila: Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippines journalist and Time magazine Person of the Year, was freed on bail on Thursday after having been detained overnight in connection with “cyber libel” charges against her news website Rappler. The Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor of Rappler posted bail of 100,000 pesos[Read More…]

China-US trade negotiations underway in Beijing

China-US trade negotiations underway in Beijing

Beijing: The third round of negotiations between China and the US to end their trade war began on Thursday here as the parties planned to close their differences before the March 1 deadline, media reports said. Xinhua news agency confirmed the start of the high-level economic and trade consultations following[Read More…]

SpaceX's unmanned Crew Dragon to launch on March 2 to ISS: NASA

NASA declares end of Opportunity rover’s mission on Mars

Los Angeles: NASA announced the end of its Opportunity rover’s mission on Wednesday, 15 years after its arrival on Mars. The announcement was made at a press conference at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, following NASA’s last attempt to communicate with the rover on Tuesday night which[Read More…]

Instagram internally testing Direct Messages for web

Instagram internally testing Direct Messages for web

San Francisco: Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly testing internally a web version of Direct Messages (DMs) that would allow personal chat and sharing of posts between users on the app. If and when the feature rolls out for public, it would enable Instagram users to chat via DMs on[Read More…]

US public debt at record high above $22 trillion

US public debt at record high above $22 trillion

Washington:  America’s public debt has reached a record high of more than $22 trillion, according to data released by the US Treasury Department. The amount of the debt as of February 11 was quoted in a daily statement by the department on Tuesday. “The national debt has now eclipsed $22[Read More…]

Vietnam offers support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: UN

Vietnam offers support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: UN

Rome: United Nations World Food Programme in Bangladesh said it welcomed a new contribution of $50,000 from Vietnam to support operations in Coxs Bazar – home to nearly one million Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar. “We are very grateful to Vietnam for stepping up to assist people living in Cox’s[Read More…]

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