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    7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico, no casualties reported

    Mexico City: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca reported “only material damage and no loss of human life” during the earthquake on Friday night, reports CNN.

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    Belgian court orders Facebook to stop collecting users’ data

    Brussels: A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data on users or face daily penalty of 250,000 euros. The court found the social media site guilty of breaching Belgium’s privacy laws, www.deredactie.be reported late Friday. The Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy (CPP) had taken Facebook to court. “The judge agreed with the Privacy Commission’s view that Facebook had flouted our country’s privacy legislation,” the report said.

  • Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for three minutes 

    Parkland (US) : The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff’s department report released on Friday.

  • N Korea slams US invite of late prisoners father to Olympics 

    Seoul : North Korea has slammed the US for bringing the father of late former prisoner Otto Warmbier to the Winter Olympics in the South, accusing it of waging a “defamation campaign” against Pyongyang.

  • Ethiopian PM resigns amidst political turmoil

    Addis Ababa : Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn submitted his resignation on Thursday, in a bid to ease political turmoil in the country.

  • Global community concerned over Pak’s anti-terror financing measures: US

    Washington :  The international community has long-standing concerns over deficiencies in the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism measures by Pakistan, the US said today, amid reports that it wants to put Islamabad in an international terrorist-financing watchlist.

  • Pak govt trying to please US, India: Saeed

    Islamabad : Mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed on Thursday said that he would challenge the Pakistan government’s decision of a crackdown on his two charities, adding that the government was trying to please America and India by “taking extreme action against us”.

  • Australian leaders open hostile rift over office affair 

    Canberra : Australia’s prime minister and his deputy have criticised each other in an open and hostile rift over politically damaging revelations that the deputy is expecting a baby with a former press secretary.

  • US slams Russia for ‘most destructive, costly cyber-attack’

    Washington : The US has slammed Russia for “the most destructive and costly cyber attack in history” that crippled computers worldwide and said it “will be met with international consequences”, media reports said.