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Facebook bans US based extremist network 'Boogaloo'

Facebook bans US based extremist network 'Boogaloo'

Washington, Jul 1 (UNI) Facebook banned a violent anti-government network from its platform, the social media giant said in a statement.

"Today we are designating a violent US-based anti-government network as a dangerous organization and banning it from our platform," the release said on Tuesday. "This network uses the term boogaloo but is distinct from the broader and loosely-affiliated boogaloo movement because it actively seeks to commit violence."

Facebook recently removed boogaloo content deemed a threat to public safety and today’s designation means more content will be removed going forward, the release added.

The social media giant said the latest move is part of its commitment to ban people who proclaim a violent mission.

"In order to make Facebook as inhospitable to this violent US-based anti-government network as possible, we conducted a strategic network disruption of their presence today removing 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 Pages and 106 groups that currently comprise the network", the statement read further.

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Lebanon plunges into another crisis post Aug 5 blast, thousands out on streets

Lebanon plunges into another crisis post Aug 5 blast, thousands out on streets

09 Aug 2020 | 7:23 PM

Beirut, Aug 9 (UNI) Four days after the massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing at least 160 people and
wounding thousands others, Lebanon plunged into yet another crisis, with people in thousands coming out on streets here, demanding punishment to officials responsible for the blast and the country's political and economic crisis.

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Voter turnout for Belarus presidential election at 45 33%

Voter turnout for Belarus presidential election at 45 33%

09 Aug 2020 | 6:31 PM

Minsk, Aug 9 (UNI) The voter turnout for the presidential election in Belarus was at 45.33 percent as of 700 GMT on Sunday, according to Lidia Ermoshina, the chairwoman of the Belarusian Central Election Commission.

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One killed, 9 injured in Washington DC shooting

One killed, 9 injured in Washington DC shooting

09 Aug 2020 | 5:08 PM

Washington, Aug 9 (UNI) At least one people was killed and nine others wounded in a shooting in Washington DC on Sunday.

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Magnitude 5 1 quake shakes west of Iran

Magnitude 5 1 quake shakes west of Iran

09 Aug 2020 | 4:50 PM

Tehran, Aug 9 (UNI) A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Guilangharb county in Iran's western Kermanshah province on Sunday, official IRNA news agency reported.

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B’desh: 'Deaths in crossfire' in name of anti-drug campaign galore

09 Aug 2020 | 4:32 PM

Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNI) Many people allegedly died in crossfire in the name of anti-drug campaign, though the government of Bangladesh has always claimed that its law enforcers do not work outside the law.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), an elite force, is one of the law enforcing agencies in the country.
A 35-year-old man named Suleiman (pseudonym) lived in a slum in Dhaka with his eight-year-old daughter. According to his family, he struggled to collect his daily meal.
Suleiman's family told Amnesty International, a UK-based human rights group, that he had called a family member before he was killed in a so-called gunfight, that police had demanded a bribe of BDT 20,000 in exchange for his release.

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