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Facebook Inc's decisions to allow controversial posts by US President Donald Trump established a "terrible precedent" that could allow the platform to be "weaponized to suppress voting", an external civil rights audit has found.

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A judge in London has said the UK government had "unequivocally recognised" opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president, in a battle over gold bullion held at the Bank of England.

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A handful of companies have pulled advertising from Facebook Inc in support of a campaign that called out the social media giant for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms.

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The United States Treasury says it has agreed on terms for government loans with five US carriers, including American Airlines Group Inc.

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Bayer AG agreed to pay as much as $10.9bn to settle thousands of United States lawsuits claiming that its widely-used weedkiller Roundup caused cancer. The agreements come after a year of talks aimed at resolving legal disputes it inherited with its $63bn takeover of Monsanto in 2018.  

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Shares in the electric carmaker touched $1,134 on Wednesday morning before falling back, leaving it with a market value of $209.47bn (£165bn).

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A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after selling two rough Tanzanite stones - the biggest ever find in the country.

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Twitch, the video streaming service popular with online gamers, has suspended an account belonging to the Trump campaign, becoming the latest tech platform to take action against President Donald Trump.

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In less than two months, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has amassed more than $15 billion in investments to fuel his technology ambitions from the likes of Facebook and top Silicon Valley investors Silver Lake and TPG.

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It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say.

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