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Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California and a flagship service of the namesake company Facebook, Inc. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

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UK sizzles as heatwave grips the country [Video]

UK sizzles as heatwave grips the country

Health officials are warning Brits to take extra care as a heatwave grips parts of the country with temperatures potentially hitting above 37 degrees Celsius - making it one of the hottest days of the..

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Are travellers concerned about changes to quarantine list? [Video]

Are travellers concerned about changes to quarantine list?

People about to head off on their holidays by travelling on the Eurostar from St Pancras have been asked whether they have any concerns about countries being added to the UK’s quarantine list. Report..

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Sturgeon: ‘Aberdeen players blatantly broke the rules’ [Video]

Sturgeon: ‘Aberdeen players blatantly broke the rules’

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that she was "pretty furious" about the behaviour of some Aberdeen players. Aberdeen FC’s game against St Johnstone on Saturday will not be going ahead after..

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Government’s plan for jobs aims to give public ‘fresh hope’ [Video]

Government’s plan for jobs aims to give public ‘fresh hope’

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that the government’s plan for jobs aims to give the British public “new opportunities and fresh hope during an unquestionably difficult time”. Report by Patelr...

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Sunak asked whether France could be next on quarantine list [Video]

Sunak asked whether France could be next on quarantine list

Rishi Sunak has said that the government “keep everything under constant review” when asked whether France could be added to the UK’s quarantine list. France has seen a spike in coronavirus cases..

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Video of Trump Saying Kids Are 'Nearly Immune' to COVID-19 Removed From Social Media [Video]

Video of Trump Saying Kids Are 'Nearly Immune' to COVID-19 Removed From Social Media

The president shared the video on his Twitter account and Facebook page.

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Sunak: ‘We all want to see these crossings reduced’ [Video]

Sunak: ‘We all want to see these crossings reduced’

Rishi Sunak has said that he “sympathises with people’s frustrations” at seeing migrant boats crossing the English Channel. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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The Queen and Prince Philip - An Enduring Royal Romance [Video]

The Queen and Prince Philip - An Enduring Royal Romance

The Queen and Prince Philip have been married over 70 years. Their enduring royal romance, built on love, respect and duty has stood the test of time. Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Migrants intercepted as they journey across channel [Video]

Migrants intercepted as they journey across channel

A boat carrying migrants across the English Channel has been intercepted by the UK Border Force. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

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Health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead' [Video]

Health experts warn U.S. cities of 'trouble ahead'

White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders..

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British Vogue champions black activism with landmark cover [Video]

British Vogue champions black activism with landmark cover

Misan Harriman has become the first black male photographer to shoot the cover of British Vogue after editor Edward Enninful spotted his shots of Black Lives Matter activists. The Nigeria-born artist..

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PM: 'Too early' to judge Covid-19 economic recovery [Video]

PM: 'Too early' to judge Covid-19 economic recovery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is too early to judge the state of the country's recovery from Covid-19, but says there are signs of strength in the UK economy. The comments come as the Bank of..

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PC Harper family call for mandatory sentences [Video]

PC Harper family call for mandatory sentences

The family of PC Andrew Harper, who was killed in the line of duty, have called for tougher sentences for those responsible for deaths of police officers. 'Andrews law' would impose a "mandatory"..

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PM launches new home building strategy [Video]

PM launches new home building strategy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to cut red tape and accelerate building new homes, while reducing costs for first time buyers. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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PM defends 'world beating' test and trace system [Video]

PM defends 'world beating' test and trace system

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended the government's "world beating" test and trace strategy as a way to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 in the UK. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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PM expresses sympathy for those affected by Lebanon blast [Video]

PM expresses sympathy for those affected by Lebanon blast

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed sympathy for those affected by the explosion in Lebanon on Tuesday and reiterated offers of UK support in helping the country rebuild. Report by Etemadil...

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PM will take Tory rape case 'very seriously' [Video]

PM will take Tory rape case 'very seriously'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is important that the rape allegations made against a Tory MP are taken "very seriously", but it will be up to the police to decide whether to make charges. The MP,..

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Bank of England: Uneven recovery will see job losses [Video]

Bank of England: Uneven recovery will see job losses

The Bank of England has expressed that the downturn in the UK economy could be less severe than was first feared, but a recovery will be uneven. Governor Andrew Bailey said unemployment could rise to..

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Mayor criticises Government test and trace system [Video]

Mayor criticises Government test and trace system

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has criticised the government's national Test and Trace programme, saying it is not up to the job. Andy Burnham also called for a much stronger safety net to be put in..

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Jenrick announces controversial planning overhaul [Video]

Jenrick announces controversial planning overhaul

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a controversial overhaul of the country's planning system which he argues will cut red tape and speed up house building. Report by Etemadil. Like us on..

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'Children handle covid very well': Trump defends video blocked by Twitter & FB [Video]

'Children handle covid very well': Trump defends video blocked by Twitter & FB

Facebook and Twitter have yet again acted against a video shared by accounts linked to U.S. President Donald Trump for violating their policies on coronavirus misinformation. The Trump re-election..

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Trump Defends Video Blocked By Twitter & Fb [Video]

Trump Defends Video Blocked By Twitter & Fb

Trump Defends Video Blocked By Twitter & Fb

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Trump defends claim children 'virtually immune' to coronavirus [Video]

Trump defends claim children 'virtually immune' to coronavirus

President Donald Trump has defended his claim that children are 'virtuallyimmune' to coronavirus. Facebook has deleted a post by US President DonaldTrump for the first time, saying it violated its..

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Facebook, Twitter pull Trump virus posts [Video]

Facebook, Twitter pull Trump virus posts

Facebook and Twitter pulled posts by U.S. President Donald Trump and his campaign Wednesday, alleging the posts violated their rules on sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. Gloria Tso reports.

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France's top court rejects core of law targeting online hate speech

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Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

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Turkish ministers visit Libya, Tripoli government says

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Facebook rejects calls to pay Australian media companies for news content

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U.S. court asked to force Facebook to release Myanmar officials' data for genocide case

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Facebook signs licensing deal with century-old Indian music label

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Australian media companies lose Dylan Voller Facebook defamation appeal

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Media companies lose FB defamation ruling

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Mark Zuckerberg defends refusal to censor Donald Trump's 'looting and shooting' comments

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Life imitates art as Russian group attracts mock-up masterpieces

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Singaporean gets four months jail for COVID-19 Facebook post

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Privacy activist Schrems calls on EU authorities to get Irish watchdog moving

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Australian media could boycott Google and Facebook, says competition watchdog

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Facebook reports spike in takedowns of hate speech, terrorism

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Coronavirus pushes reluctant Aung San Suu Kyi to Facebook

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Ardern's online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown

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