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Barbados becomes a republic and honors Rihanna as a hero

Randy Brooks/AFP via Getty Images Sandra Mason, President of Barbados, greets the New Colors during the country’s proclamation of a republic in Bridgetown on Tuesday. Barbados declared itself the world’s newest republic on Tuesday, officially cutting ties with Queen Elizabeth II and the British royal family. in a midnight party In its capital, Bridgetown, the …

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Clearview AI faces $23 million fine over facial recognition in the UK

The UK’s national privacy watchdog warned Clearview AI on Monday that the controversial facial recognition firm faces a potential fine of £17 million, or $23 million, over “alleged serious breaches” of the country’s data protection laws. The regulator also required the company to delete the personal information of people in the UK. The images in …

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FIFA tests semi-automated VAR offside in Arab Cup | football news

A camera system is installed on the surface of each stadium and the information is transmitted to a video assistant who can then alert the referee. FIFA, the governing body of world football, will use the Arab Cup in Qatar to experiment with semi-automatic intrusion detection using specialized cameras and a dedicated intrusion video assistant. …

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Why Iran might become a potential nuclear state | nuclear weapons

As negotiations to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resume in Vienna, it is back up again. The US warns of crippling sanctions, Israel threatens war, Europeans beg and urge, Arabs watch from the sidelines, while Iran prolongs talks and accelerates uranium enrichment. Except this time, diplomacy appears doomed to failure, leaving the door open …

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Trump’s defense secretary sues the Pentagon over revision of memos | Donald Trump News

Mark Esper says the administration “arbitrarily” redacted the manuscript, which details his time in the Donald Trump administration. Former Pentagon chief Mark Esper has accused the Defense Department of unnecessary censorship of his “candid and frank memoirs” detailing his time in the administration of former President Donald Trump, according to a new lawsuit. Esper’s diary …

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Ethiopia denies attack on Sudan, blames rebels for violence News

An Ethiopian government spokesman denied Sudanese allegations that the army had attacked Sudan, describing them as “baseless”. Ethiopia denied it launched an offensive over the weekend along its shared border with Sudan, blaming the unrest in the disputed region on rebels in the war-ravaged region of Tigray. in a. Saturday, Sudanese army said “Several” soldiers …

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India Uses Online Volunteers to Silence Critical Voices: Report | censorship news

The group that runs the Hindutva Watch Twitter page – which has cited cases of violence and intolerance from Hindu nationalist groups – has long been in the habit of being abused and trolled for content critical of the Indian government. But even they were surprised when the account, which has nearly 26,000 followers, was …

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Are US-led sanctions exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan? | News

International aid organizations and experts say US-led sanctions on the Taliban government are harming the Afghan people, and have called for “explicit humanitarian exceptions” to aid deliveries to prevent a “disaster”. After the Taliban seized Afghanistan on August 15, the aid-dependent country was cut off from international financial institutions, while the United States froze nearly …

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