U.S. judge blocks Commerce Department order barring transactions with TikTok

U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone in Pennsylvania on Friday blocked a U.S. Commerce Department order barring key technical transactions with TikTok set to take effect November 12. The Chinese-owned short video-sharing app had warned the prohibitions could effectively ban its use in the United States. Beetlestone enjoined the Commerce Department from barring data hosting within… Read More U.S. judge blocks Commerce Department order barring transactions with TikTok

Muslims in various nations protest against comments of French President Emmanuel Macron over cartoon row

Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestinian territories on Friday after killings in a French church prompted a vow from President Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on French values and freedom of belief. French Interior Minister Gerald Damarnin said France – home to Europe’s largest Muslim community and hit… Read More Muslims in various nations protest against comments of French President Emmanuel Macron over cartoon row

Armenia, Azerbaijan meet in Geneva to discuss resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met international mediators in Geneva on Friday in the latest round of talks to resolve conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, where hundreds have been killed in more than a month of fighting. The ministers are meeting envoys from France, Russia and the United States, co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group… Read More Armenia, Azerbaijan meet in Geneva to discuss resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

At least seven dead, several missing as heavy rains trigger landslide in El Salvador

At least seven people have been killed in a landslide sparked by heavy rains in El Salvador and more than 30 more are suspected missing under a deluge of mud, the government said on Friday. The mudslide hit the village of Los Angelitos in the municipality of Nejapa, around 17 km (11 miles) north of… Read More At least seven dead, several missing as heavy rains trigger landslide in El Salvador

Hackers gain access to personal information of 1.1 million accounts in security breach of e-commerce platform Lazada

Singapore e-commerce firm Lazada said on Friday that personal information including addresses and partial credit card numbers from 1.1 million accounts had been hacked, a major breach in the city-state of 5.7 million. The Alibaba-owned firm said in an email that the information was taken from a database of its grocery arm RedMart that was… Read More Hackers gain access to personal information of 1.1 million accounts in security breach of e-commerce platform Lazada

Kenyan court sentences two men to eighteen years imprisonment over 2013 Westgate mall attack

A court in Kenya sentenced two men on Friday to 18 years in prison for helping al Shabaab gunmen in a 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall that killed 67 people. Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hussein Hassan Mustafa were sentenced for 18 years apiece on each of two charges, to be served concurrently. Abdi… Read More Kenyan court sentences two men to eighteen years imprisonment over 2013 Westgate mall attack

Fourteen dead, scores injured as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greek islands

Fourteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands. People ran onto streets in panic in the Turkish city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck with a magnitude… Read More Fourteen dead, scores injured as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greek islands

Black franchisees file new discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp was hit on Thursday with a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Black franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for steering them to underperforming stores. The proposed class action led by James and Darrell Byrd, brothers with four McDonald’s restaurants in Tennessee, was filed by the law firm representing 52 Black… Read More Black franchisees file new discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s