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Elizabeth Debicki will play Princess Diana in the final two seasons of ‘The Crown’

Elizabeth Debicki is set to play Diana, Princess of Wales in the final seasons of “The Crown,” makers of the hit Netflix series announced on Sunday. The Australian actress will portray the late British royal in seasons five and six of the period drama, which is expected to cover the 1990s and early …

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Nigeria’s international flights scheduled to resume from August 29

Nigeria’s aviation minister has said the country will reopen its airports for international flights from August 29, introducing protocols to minimise the risk of coronavirus infection. Home to some 200 million people, Africa’s most populous country has registered 49,068 confirmed coronavirus cases and 975 related deaths. Some 36,500 people have …

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Algerians pack beaches after lifting of five-month Covid-19 lockdown

Algerians hit the beaches on Saturday after authorities lifted some restrictions imposed five months ago to stem the spread of the novel Coronavirus, as cafes, restaurants and large mosques also reopened. The third worst affected country in Africa after Egypt and South Africa, Algeria has officially reported a total of more than 38,000 cases of the COVID-19, including …

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Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni Sentenced to 3-years, a Test of Press Freedom

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni received a three-year prison term Monday, a lawyer said, in a trial rights groups have called a test of press freedom in a country recently rocked by anti-government protests.  “It’s a very heavy verdict for Khaled Drareni. We are surprised,” lawyer and president of the Algerian …

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Governments have collected large amounts of data to fight the coronavirus. That’s raising privacy concerns

Technology has enabled the world to respond quickly to the coronavirus pandemic — but solutions through mass data collection have also raised questions about privacy rights. Digital check-in systems, wristband trackers and mobile applications are just some examples of the surveillance technology implemented by governments to monitor and track the …

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Twitter to expand rules against misinformation on mail-in ballots, early voting

Twitter said late on Wednesday it plans to expand its rules against misinformation regarding mail-in ballots and early voting in the U.S. elections this year. The move, reported earlier by Politico and confirmed by a Twitter executive, will involve coming up with new policies “that emphasize accurate information about all …

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Last decade was Earth’s hottest on record, exposing a grim reality of climate change

A new report released Wednesday details how 2019 was another year of extremes for Earth’s climate, adding to a litany of evidence exposing the grim reality of our warming world. Last year saw devastating wildfires burn through Australia; large regions including Europe, Japan, Pakistan, and India experienced deadly heat waves; almost 100 …

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Released tycoon Lai says Hong Kong needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said on Thursday he was overwhelmed by the support he got after becoming the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national security law and urged patience in a “long-term fight” for democracy. Lai, a staunch supporter of the city’s democracy movement, …

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