Facebook Inc will lift its ban on political advertising in the United States on March 4, the company said in a blog post here on Wednesday. The social media giant placed a temporary ban on political, electoral and social ads in November as part of an effort to crack down on misinformation and abuses around… Read More Facebook set to lift ban on political ads in U.S.
Social media app Parler has dropped its federal case against Amazon.com Inc for cutting off its web-hosting services and filed a separate lawsuit against the company and its web services unit in a Washington state court, according to court documents from late Tuesday. The new lawsuit filed by Parler, which was first reported by NPR,… Read More Parler files new lawsuit against Amazon over hosting issues
Ten rockets landed on Wednesday at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S., coalition and Iraqi forces, the Iraqi military said. There were no reports of injuries among U.S. service personnel but an American civilian contractor died after suffering a “cardiac episode” while sheltering from the rockets, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a… Read More Ten rockets land at air base hosting U.S. forces in Iraq
The man charged with plowing a rented van into dozens of people in Toronto in 2018, killing 10, is guilty of all 26 counts — 10 of murder, 16 of attempted murder — a judge ruled on Wednesday, dismissing the defense argument that the suspect’s mental disorder left him with no idea how horrific his… Read More Canadian judge convicts suspect in 2018 Toronto van attack
Ghana launched its coronavirus vaccination drive on Tuesday with doses from the global COVAX vaccine-sharing programme, which delivered shipments to other African countries as its vaccine rollout to developing nations accelerates. The start of vaccinations in Ghana, and in neighbouring Ivory Coast on Monday, along with the expected delivery of millions of vaccines from the… Read More Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination programme
Nigeria received its first COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday to kick off an inoculation programme in Africa’s most populous nation, delivered under the international COVAX scheme. The West African nation of 200 million people took delivery of 3.92 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. Nigeria is the third West African country to receive COVAX shots, after… Read More Nigeria receives coronavirus vaccines under COVAX scheme
A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area that has come under repeated militant attacks, the government said. The ambulance was carrying the woman, her husband, a girl and two other women between the towns of Gaskindé and Namissiguia,… Read More Pregnant woman, five others dead as ambulance hits land mine in northern Burkina Faso
Kenya received over a million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, while Rwanda said it was the first in Africa to secure shots from Pfizer, as efforts to inoculate the world’s poorest nations accelerated. With fewer resources and tougher logistics than other regions, African nations are racing to secure the doses needed to… Read More Kenya receives over a million doses of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine