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WhatsApp may face $1.3mln fine in Russia - Court

Moscow, July 6 (UNI/Sputnik) The WhatsApp messenger may face an 80 million rubles fine (
1.3 million) for a repeated refusal to localize data of Russians, a Moscow court told Sputnik on Wednesday, adding that the case will be considered on July 28.
"The magistrate of judicial district No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow received administrative material initiated on the basis of a protocol on administrative offenses drawn up by Roskomnadzor [Russia's media watchdog] in relation to: WhatsApp (WhatsApp LLC) under part 9 of article 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation. The hearing is scheduled for June 28 at 10.30," the court’s spokeswoman said.
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B'desh FM warns against loan from China through the BRI projects

10 Aug 2022 | 10:23 PM

Dhaka, Aug 10 (UNI) Bangladesh Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has warned the developing countries from taking loans through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of China. In an interview to the Financial Times (FT), Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal said the developing countries must think twice before taking BRI loans keeping in mind the global inflation and slowing growth which add to the indebted emerging economies.

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UK launches booster polio vaccination for children aged 1-9

10 Aug 2022 | 9:45 PM

London, Aug 10 (UNI) The United Kingdom is starting a booster polio vaccination campaign for children aged one to nine residing in London after finding poliovirus during a sewage inspection in the UK capital, Health Secretary Steve Barclay said on Wednesday.

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Journalist Ovsyannikova charged with defaming Russian armed forces

10 Aug 2022 | 9:39 PM

Moscow, Aug 10 (UNI) Marina Ovsyannikova, a former journalist with Russian broadcaster Channel One, was charged on Wednesday in Moscow with spreading false information about Russian armed forces, her lawyer told Sputnik.

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US kills 4 Al-Shabab terrorists in Somalia

10 Aug 2022 | 8:56 PM

Washington, Aug 10 (UNI) The US military conducted three airstrikes in Somalia killing four members of the al-Shabab terror group (banned in Russia), the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said on Wednesday.

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Japan's daily Covid cases hit record high of 250,403

10 Aug 2022 | 8:38 PM

Tokyo, Aug 10 (UNI) Japan logged 250,403 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a daily record high, amid concerns over a strain on the medical system due to a new wave of the pandemic.

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