India to Stop Its Share of Water From Flowing Into Pakistan
On Friday, Pakistan's army spokesman said that the country did not want a war with India but warned that Islamabad would retaliate and “dominate the escalation ladder” if New Delhi authorized any military strikes. “Pakistan's armed forces shall never be surprised by you, but let me assure you we shall surprise you,” Major General Asif Ghafoor said at a press conference in the garrison town of Rawalpindi on Friday. [...]
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Chicago's vast camera network helped solve Smollett case
CHICAGO (AP) — Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the city's high-tech approach to public safety. [...]
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Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged in prostitution and human trafficking ring bust
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in Florida after allegedly soliciting a prostitute, police say. Mr Kraft, 77, was charged by officials after an investigation in the city of Jupiter, where a sex sting operation targeted the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr confirmed the sting on Friday, and said that there is video evidence of all 100 or so men being charged. [...]
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Her father argues that his 24-year-old daughter is an American citizen by birth and should be allowed to come back to the U.S. with her toddler son. [...]
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Apple is looking to get over its sales woes in China but offering prospective customers interest-free financing with a little help from Alibaba. Apple's China website now offers financing packages for iPhones that include zero percent interest packages provided in association with several banks and Huabei, a consumer credit company operated by Alibaba's Ant Financial unit, as first noted by Reuters. The Reuters report further explains the packages on offer: On its China website, Apple is promoting [...]
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Victims testify at child sex abuse conference
Francis convened Catholic leaders from around the world for the four-day meeting to address the scandal that has ravaged the Church's credibility in the United States - where it has paid billions of dollars in settlements - Ireland, Chile, Australia, and elsewhere over the last three decades. "Faced with the scourge of sexual abuse committed by men of the Church against minors, I wanted to reach out to you," Francis told the assembled bishops [...]
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Viber, the messaging app down by Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten, is poised to implement a controversial new strategy that will see it charge companies that run chatbots on its platform. The conventional wisdom is to work with content companies to help bring users to messaging platforms and keep them engaged but Viber, which has struggled to keep up with rivals like WhatsApp and Line, is turning that on its head. Starting April 1, Viber [...]
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Residents of even the tiniest far-flung villages in China may soon be able to pay on their phones to run daily errands as Beijing announced this month that it aims to make mobile payments ubiquitous in rural areas by the end of 2020. The plan arrived in a set of guidelines (document link in Chinese) jointly published by five of China's top regulating bodies, including the central bank, the Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, the Securities [...]
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Saudi Sisters Stranded for Months in Hong Kong After Fleeing the Kingdom, Rights Group Says
They were trying to seek asylum in Australia but were stopped in Hong Kong [...]
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China against forcefully sending aid to Venezuela
China said Friday it was against forcefully sending "so-called humanitarian assistance" to Venezuela, warning it could spark conflict in the crisis-torn country. China has loaned billions to Venezuela and has remained committed to President Nicolas Maduro even as the country has fallen deeper into economic crisis. Foreign aid mostly from the US has piled up on Venezuela's borders as the Maduro government refuses to let it into the country. [...]
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