Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The government has been looking at the extent of the responsibility of platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, for defamatory material published on their sites and comes after the country’s highest… Read More Australia to introduce new laws that compel media platforms to reveal details of cyber trolls

Australia pledges over three million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Cambodia

Australia has pledged more than three million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday, which would help the Southeast nation give booster shots to its people. The assurance came during a visit by Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne aimed at expanding bilateral ties. Cambodia has vaccinated 87% of its more… Read More Australia pledges over three million doses of coronavirus vaccine to Cambodia

World leaders pledge to cut methane emissions, stop deforestation at COP26 climate summit

Leaders at the COP26 global climate conference pledged on Tuesday to stop deforestation by the end of the decade and slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane to help slow climate change. The second day of the two-week summit in Glasgow, Scotland also saw some overdue moves by wealthy nations to provide long-promised financial… Read More World leaders pledge to cut methane emissions, stop deforestation at COP26 climate summit

Australia eases international border restrictions for the first time in pandemic

Australia eased its international border restrictions on Monday for the first time in the pandemic, allowing some of its vaccinated public to travel freely and many families to reunite, sparking emotional embraces at Sydney’s airport. After 18 months of some of the world’s strictest coronavirus border policies that banned citizens from coming back into the… Read More Australia eases international border restrictions for the first time in pandemic

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan orders for expulsion of ten Western ambassadors over call for release of Osman Kavala

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he had ordered the foreign ministry to declare 10 ambassadors from Western countries ‘persona non grata’ for calling for the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. Kavala has been in prison since late 2017, charged with financing nationwide protests in 2013 and with involvement in a 2016 failed coup.… Read More Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan orders for expulsion of ten Western ambassadors over call for release of Osman Kavala

Pope Francis launches two-year global process for deliberations on Catholic Church future

Pope Francis on Sunday launched a two-year worldwide consultative process that could change the way the Roman Catholic Church makes decisions and leave its mark long after his pontificate is over. Proponents see the initiative called “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission” as an opportunity to change the Church’s power dynamics and give… Read More Pope Francis launches two-year global process for deliberations on Catholic Church future

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online following hours of global outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are reconnected to the global internet, nearly six hours into an outage that paralyzed the social media platform. Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps went dark at around noon Eastern time (1600 GMT), in what website monitoring group Downdetector said was the largest such failure it had ever seen. Around… Read More Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp back online following hours of global outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp globally down due to technical issues

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as it worked on restoring the services after being hit by one of its longest outages. The disruption, which hit Facebook’s platforms minutes before noon, comes a day after a whistleblower accused the firm of repeatedly prioritizing… Read More Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp globally down due to technical issues