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Here’s how Facebook will access trustworthy news on its feed

Devised a way to deal with fake news Date : January 21, 2018 Reporter : BNN CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In a bid to crack down on a problem that has gripped the world’s biggest social network for over a year now, Facebook has now announced that it has devised a way to deal with fake news. According to a statement released by the U.S. company, Facebook will now prioritize news sources that are deemed to be more trustworthy on its News Feed. Facebook said that the social network community will determine which outlets are reliable via the use of ...Full Story

POLITICS

Media, analysts outraged, amused by Trump’s Fake News awards

Date : January 19, 2018 Reporter : BNN Trump’s Fake News awards WASHINGTON, U.S. - After several delays, U.S. President Donald Trump finally released his Fake News Awards, tweeting out a list of winners.  A total of 11 Fake News Awards were handed out by the President, with New York ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in history

Date : January 10, 2018 Reporter : BNN Net worth reached $105.1 billion CALIFORNIA, U.S. - On Monday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth reached $105.1 billion, making him the richest person in history. According to Bloomberg’s billionaire tracker, Bezos’ net worth eclipsed the record ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

WB predicts decline in oil supplies from non-OPEC countries

Date : April 27, 2016 Reporter : Trend WB latest Commodity Markets Outlook April 27 By Elena Kosolapova - Trend: The World Bank (WB) predicts a decline in oil supplies from the non-OPEC countries by 0.7 million barrels per day in 2016 mainly due to a decrease in production at the US onshore fields, said WB ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Thousands mark anniversary of Women’s March across America

Date : January 20, 2018 Reporter : BNN women demonstrated in Washington WASHINGTON, U.S. - A year after millions of women demonstrated in Washington, DC and in cities around the U.S. and the world, a day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president - women again took to the streets on Saturday.   ...Full Story

HISTORY

MLK Day: Protesters criticize Trump as he breaks tradition

Date : January 16, 2018 Reporter : BNN Martin Luther King Jr. Day FLORIDA, U.S. - U.S. President Donald Trump marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day breaking with Presidential tradition, visiting his golf course and spending time at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.  On the other hand, Americans ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Bosnian Croat leader Slobodan Praljak dies after drinking poison in UN war crimes court

Date : November 30, 2017 Reporter : DW Bosnian Croat minister of defense during the Balkans wars Bosnian Croat ex-General Slobodan Praljak drank poison after the Hague war crimes tribunal upheld his 2013 war crimes sentence. Croatia's prime minister has criticized the court for its "unjust" verdict, reports DW ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Sydney burns: Hottest temperature in nearly 80 years

Date : January 7, 2018 Reporter : BNN Hottest temperature in nearly 80 years SYDNEY, Australia - On Sunday, Australian meteorologists announced that Sydney had endured its hottest temperature in nearly 80 years. In the Sydney metropolitan area, the mercury reportedly rose to 47.3 degrees Celsius, or 117.14 ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Here’s how Facebook will access trustworthy news on its feed

Date : January 21, 2018 Reporter : BNN Devised a way to deal with fake news CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In a bid to crack down on a problem that has gripped the world’s biggest social network for over a year now, Facebook has now announced that it has devised a way to deal with fake news. According to a ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Trump boasts of bigger nuclear button than North Koreas

Date : January 3, 2018 Reporter : BNN/ News24 Tuesday evening tweet of Trump Washington - US President Donald Trump boasted on Tuesday that he has a bigger and more powerful "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The president's Tuesday evening tweet came in response to ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Top ten airports in world revealed

Date : September 10, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Beijing remains hot on the heels of Atlanta MONTREAL, Canada - While Middle East carriers such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are making robust inroads into international air travel, the North America region still handles more passengers and cargo than any other ...Full Story

SPORTS

Rio 2016 - Margarita Mamun is the current World Record holder

Date : August 23, 2016 Reporter : The Daily Star/ ANI A win for two countries One of the best rhythmic gymnasts in the world, Margarita Mamun won the individual all-around gold in Rio de Janeiro and helped Russia win the competition for the fifth straight Olympics. A score of 76.483 was enough for her to finish ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Stars shine bright as white takes over at #CriticsChoice awards

Date : January 11, 2018 Reporter : ANI Golden Globes Golden Globes kicked off the 2018 award season in style and it is quickly being followed by another big star-studded event honouring the best in movies and television  - Critics` Choice Awards. The celebs have descended on the ...Full Story

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