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Reputation scores are created to help the company identify users who might be abusing Facebook's content flagging systems to report real news as fake, the Post says. Facebook , however, pushed back today on the Post's characterization of the effort. Her hesitation stems from not wanting to tip off bad actors on how the process works as doing so could allow them to easily game the system.
  • Colorado man Christopher Watts charged with murder says wife killed daughters

    Colorado man Christopher Watts charged with murder says wife killed daughters

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    Authorities in Colorado face a Monday afternoon deadline to file formal criminal charges against Chris Watts , who is suspected of killing his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts , and their two young daughters. While she says she can't speak for everyone paying their respects, she says for her family to Shanann's thanks is not needed. Watts has been held without bail since his arrest Wednesday.
  • Russian accused of spying in US faces 'borderline torture': Moscow

    Russian accused of spying in US faces 'borderline torture': Moscow

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    The Russian Embassy in Washington , D.C. confronted state officials over treatment of the Russian native, calling it "inhumane" as she was subjected to both "psychological pressure and humiliation". Butina was suddenly moved from a jail in Washington to a lockup in Alexandria , Virginia a few days ago, although no reason was given for the transfer, according to the Daily Beast .
  • Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

    Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

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    Two million Muslims journey to the Holy City for the fifth and final pillar of Islam. Riyadh has said Qatari pilgrims can arrive on any airline other than Qatar Airways.However, three travel agencies in Doha said they had stopped trying to sell Hajj packages, which can cost up to 120,000 riyals ($33,000).
  • Iran Says Europe Must 'Pay Price' to Save Nuclear Deal

    Iran Says Europe Must 'Pay Price' to Save Nuclear Deal

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    Zarif made the remarks while addressing reporters in Tehran on Monday after attending a session at the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy in which he briefed the lawmakers on the current state of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
  • US Deports Former Nazi Guard, 95, To Germany

    US Deports Former Nazi Guard, 95, To Germany

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    He claimed he worked on a farm and in a factory during the war. Palij admitted to Department of Justice officials in 2003 that he trained at a Nazi camp in German-occupied Poland. He had been living on welfare in Queens , New York , until his deportation, Germany's Bild newspaper reported . Decades later, when he was confronted about his past, Palij told investigators that "everybody lied" on their visas, The Associated Press reports.
  • Afghanistan: Ahead of Eid celebrations, Taliban rockets hit near Kabul presidency

    Afghanistan: Ahead of Eid celebrations, Taliban rockets hit near Kabul presidency

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    TOLO news reported, citing a security source, that insurgents "launched numerous rockets from the Eidgah mosque area in Kabul city and fired on the Presidential Palace". Ghani officials demanded the Taliban publicly take a position on Monday, however, and that position was a "no". "Our leadership feels that they'll prolong their stay in Afghanistan if we announced a ceasefire now", a senior Taliban commander, who declined to be identified, said by telephone.
  • Muslims across the world celebrate Qurban Bayram

    Muslims across the world celebrate Qurban Bayram

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    The Prophet and his wife traveled to Mecca, where they planned to perform the deed. Muslims worldwide celebrate Bakrid by sacrificing a male goat as a symbol of the sacrifice made by Ibrahim. The words can also be translated as "Happy Eid" or "Blessed Celebration". Pilgrims attend noon prayers outside Namirah Mosque in Mecca during the annual pilgrimage.
  • White House counsel Don McGahn not a 'rat' like Nixon's

    White House counsel Don McGahn not a 'rat' like Nixon's

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    Trump confirmed that he gave McGahn and other White House staffers permission to fully cooperate with the investigation, which he has regularly dismissed as unsubstantiated and unfair. " President Trump , through counsel, declined to assert any privilege over Mr. McGahn's testimony, so Mr. McGahn answered the Special Counsel team's questions fulsomely and honestly, as any person interviewed by federal investigators must", Burck said.
  • Nervous Korean families wait to be reunited

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    In all, more than 17,000 South Koreans families have taken part in 20 reunions since then, with a few thousand more taking part in a brief programme of video linkups. But after a rapid diplomatic thaw the North's leader Kim Jong-un and the South's President Moon Jae-in agreed to restart them at their first summit in April in the DMZ.
  • Drive-by shooting at USA embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

    Drive-by shooting at USA embassy in Turkish capital, no casualties

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    The US officials and police confirmed that no one hurt in the attack. "The utmost sensitivity will be shown to ensure their security", said the party spokesman, Omer Celik. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a boycott on USA -made electronic products, with some citizens heeding his call and filming themselves breaking their iPhones.
  • Woman miraculously survives plunge off cruise ship

    Woman miraculously survives plunge off cruise ship

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    The unnamed woman was taken to hospital in the town of Pula on Sunday. The ship's captain, Lovro Orešković, said the woman was exhausted, adding: "We were extremely happy for saving a human life". The company said the woman went overboard as the Norwegian Star was headed to Venice. "We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive and is now in a stable condition", a statement from the cruise liner announced on Sunday.
  • New Zealand minister cycles to hospital to give birth

    New Zealand minister cycles to hospital to give birth

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    Fittingly, Genter's news was paired with several images of her standing beside her bike at the hospital, and another of her actually on the bike. The Green party's co-leader James Shaw said it was very "on-brand" for Ms Genter to have chosen to ride her bike.