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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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Let's Shake On It? Doctor Who Shook Putin's Hand Reveals COVID-19 Test Results [Video]

Let's Shake On It? Doctor Who Shook Putin's Hand Reveals COVID-19 Test Results

Russian doctor Denis Protsenko is the chief of the Kommunarka hospital, and has close ties to President Vladimir Putin. So close, in fact, that he shook the leader's hand when Putin visited the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published
Lord Sumption on ‘manner and approach’ of police [Video]

Lord Sumption on ‘manner and approach’ of police

Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption says there are two “basic problems” with police enforcement of the Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations. Report by Barnetth. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:03Published
Stockport Spider-Men keep kids entertained during lockdown [Video]

Stockport Spider-Men keep kids entertained during lockdown

Two men in Stockport have been delighting neighbourhoods by dressing as Spider-Man while on their daily exercise outdoors. Known as the Stockport Spider-Men, sightings of the superhero during the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published
New ventilators to be delivered to NHS next week [Video]

New ventilators to be delivered to NHS next week

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove has announced that, “this weekend, the first of thousands of ventilator devices will roll off the production line and be delivered to the NHS next..

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Prince Harry and Meghan’s final Instagram post [Video]

Prince Harry and Meghan’s final Instagram post

Prince Harry and Meghan have posted for the last time on their Sussex Royal Instagram account as they prepare to step down as senior royals. Report by Keaneyn. Like us on Facebook at..

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Farmer urges unemployed and students to ‘pick for Britain’ [Video]

Farmer urges unemployed and students to ‘pick for Britain’

The vice president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is calling for a national campaign to recruit workers within the UK to pick food crops. Tom Bradshaw said that the NFU is “really..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:56Published
Peru repatriation flight lands at Gatwick [Video]

Peru repatriation flight lands at Gatwick

A British Airways plane carrying passengers from Peru has landed at London’s Gatwick Airport. The UK’s flag carrier airline also announced on Tuesday that it would be suspending all Gatwick flights..

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Scotland to give £1.5m to help domestic abuse victims [Video]

Scotland to give £1.5m to help domestic abuse victims

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Scottish Government will give £1.5 million to Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland to help women and children subjected to domestic..

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Firefighters killed battling Sichuan blaze [Video]

Firefighters killed battling Sichuan blaze

At least 19 people have died in a forest fire in China’s Sichuan province. Local media reported18 victims are believed to be firefighters. Report by Keaneyn. Like us on Facebook at..

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Grant Shapps: Repatriation will be ‘a bit messy’ [Video]

Grant Shapps: Repatriation will be ‘a bit messy’

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps describes the process of repatriating British citizens as “substantial”, “an enormous effort”, and “a bit messy”. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook..

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Thornberry calls for military support to get Britons home [Video]

Thornberry calls for military support to get Britons home

Emily Thornberry has criticised the Government’s new arrangement with airlines to carry stranded British citizens to the UK. Under the arrangement, airlines are responsible for bringing passengers..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:14Published
North Acton station busy for second day running [Video]

North Acton station busy for second day running

North Acton Underground station remained busy for a second day running, as passengers changed trains on the Central Line on Tuesday morning. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at..

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Government and airlines to bring Britons home [Video]

Government and airlines to bring Britons home

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces a “new arrangement between the Government and airlines to fly home tens of thousands of stranded British travellers where commercial flights are no longer..

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UCL and Mercedes F1 team develop breathing aid [Video]

UCL and Mercedes F1 team develop breathing aid

Engineers from University College London and a team from Mercedes Formula One have redesigned and rebuilt a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) breathing aid to help keep coronavirus (COVID-19)..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:35Published
NHS Nightingale due to open this week [Video]

NHS Nightingale due to open this week

Work continues to transform the ExCeL London into the NHS Nightingale Hospital which will treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens says the facility will be ready..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:16Published
Welsh First Minister announces £500m ‘crisis fund’ [Video]

Welsh First Minister announces £500m ‘crisis fund’

First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has announced a £500 million “crisis fund” for businesses in the principality to help them survive the coronavirus pandemic. Report by Keaneyn. Like us on..

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Train carriages converted into coronavirus isolation units [Video]

Train carriages converted into coronavirus isolation units

Indian authorities are converting train carriages into isolation units in the fight against COVID-19. Report by Keaneyn. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:52Published
Glasgow’s SECC to be converted into hospital [Video]

Glasgow’s SECC to be converted into hospital

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the Scottish Exhibition Centre (SECC) in Glasgow will be converted into a temporary NHS hospital. The First Minister of Scotland said that the centre could have..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 00:54Published
Testing ‘most important thing’ for NHS staff [Video]

Testing ‘most important thing’ for NHS staff

President of the Royal College of Physicians Andrew Goddard has spoken of his “concern” that NHS staff who have developed coronavirus symptoms are unable to go to work, saying: “The most..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:17Published
London Underground busy despite lockdown [Video]

London Underground busy despite lockdown

Many Londoners continue to use the Underground network, one week on from Boris Johnson’s announcement of a UK-wide lockdown. This was the scene at North Acton station in west London on Monday..

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CNO grateful to cabin crew NHS volunteers [Video]

CNO grateful to cabin crew NHS volunteers

Chief Nursing Officer for England Ruth May says she is “very grateful” to airline cabin crew who have volunteered to support NHS staff in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19). Report by Blairm...

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Care minister pays tribute to Amged El-Hawrani [Video]

Care minister pays tribute to Amged El-Hawrani

The Minister for Care has paid tribute to NHS consultant Amged El-Hawrani who died at Leicester Royal Infirmary on Saturday evening aged 55. Helen Whately stressed the importance of getting personal..

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Deputy CMO says normal life will not resume for six months [Video]

Deputy CMO says normal life will not resume for six months

Dr Jenny Harries, deputy chief medical officer for England has said normal life will not resume for at least six months. Her warning at today’s coronavirus press conference came as the government..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:54Published
Coronavirus testing takes place in Chessington car park [Video]

Coronavirus testing takes place in Chessington car park

Testing for the coronavirus is taking place for NHS workers at a temporary drive-through location in the car park of Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey. Report by Ahmedr. Like us on Facebook at..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:31Published

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'Humor is healing': Laughter soothes nerves during COVID-19 trauma

Americans are employing humor as a balm to soothe nerves during the coronavirus pandemic, flocking to new Instagram stars like Quentin Quarantino and sharing Facebook memes about taking off bras and..
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Facebook video calls soar 1000% during Italy's lockdown

The social media platform has seen usage rocket in countries hardest hit by coronavirus lockdowns.
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Coronavirus: Walsall couple live stream wedding on Facebook

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Facebook says coronavirus hits advertising sales

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday its business was being hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with weaker sales of advertising that make up nearly all the social network's revenue even as more users spend time..
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Coronavirus: Spondon ex-landlady's 'virtual pub' is Facebook hit

People post snaps of "beer gardens" and selfies with drinks, while a team of "bar staff" run the page.
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Coronavirus: Matt Hancock claims 'biggest public health campaign in history' – despite no adverts on Facebook or Instagram

Health secretary sarcastically offers to 'send a poster' to MP who warns 'social distancing' message is not being broadcast widely enough
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Boeing worker at Everett plant dies from coronavirus: Seattle Times

A worker at Boeing Co's Everett factory outside Seattle who had the coronavirus has died, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday, citing co-workers, a union official and a Facebook post by the man's..
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With songs, screams and recipes, Americans find emotional balm six feet apart

It's more than 10 months until Christmas, but as the global coronavirus pandemic takes hold in the United States, Margaret Haskell put out a call on her community Facebook group in New Jersey for..
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Coronavirus: Facebook to give staff $1,000 bonuses

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Coronavirus pandemic hands Big Tech a chance to burnish its image

Google, Facebook and Amazon are using their size, reach and technology prowess to help Americans cope with the coronavirus crisis, an opportunity for Big Tech to counter a drumbeat of criticism in..
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Facebook to award $100 mln in cash grants, ad credits to small businesses

Facebook Inc said Tuesday it plans to award $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses in over 30 countries to address the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
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'Life continues,' says Brazil's Bolsonaro after negative coronavirus test

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who met with President Donald Trump in the United States less than a week ago, has tested negative for coronavirus, a post on his Facebook page said on Friday.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro, who met with Trump last week, tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who was recently in the United States and met with U.S. President Donald Trump, has tested negative for coronavirus, according to a post on his Facebook page on..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus - president's Facebook page

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for coronavirus, according to a post on his Facebook page on Friday.
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Facebook, Twitter remove Russia-linked accounts in Ghana targeting U.S.

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Thursday they had taken down a network of Russian-linked fake accounts operated out of Ghana and Nigeria which targeted the United States.
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Facebook removes 203 accounts for foreign interference from Russia

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it removed a combined number of 203 Instagram and Facebook pages and accounts for engaging in foreign interference on its platforms from Russia, which targeted U.S...
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Facebook solves Essex message in a bottle mystery

Artist finds writer of message in a bottle after he pops up as a Facebook friend suggestion.
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Facebook decides to take down Trump 2020 campaign's 'census' ads

Facebook Inc on Thursday removed ads by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that asked users to fill out an "Official 2020 Congressional District Census" because the ads violate the company's..
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Facebook removes 'deceptive' Trump census ads

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U.S. legislation targets online child sexual abuse; threatens encryption on Facebook, Google

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to curb the online distribution of child sexual abuse material and threatens technology companies that offer encryption.
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Twitter, Facebook suspend accounts linked to Indonesian army's Papua campaign

Twitter and Facebook have suspended more than 80 accounts following a Reuters investigation that linked them to a network of news sites backed by the Indonesian army that publish pro-government..
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Twitter testing disappearing 'fleets' in Brazil

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it was testing tweets in Brazil that disappear after 24 hours, similar to the stories feature by Facebook's photo-sharing app Instagram.
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Luton filmmaker warns over over TikTok and Facebook extremism rules

Rizwan Wadan says social media algorithms stop him promoting films designed to deter extremism.
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Facebook 'rethinks' plans for Libra cryptocurrency

The firm had hoped to revolutionise payments with a single digital currency.
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Facebook pulls out of South by Southwest festival over coronavirus fears

Facebook Inc is pulling out of this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) music and tech festival over growing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, a spokesperson for the company said on Monday.
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Facebook removes two Middle East-focused fake account networks

Facebook Inc said on Monday it had removed two networks of fake accounts linked to digital marketing firms in Egypt and India which were pushing dueling narratives about countries in the Gulf on the..
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UK to consider opposition to digital tax in pursuit of U.S. trade deal

Britain said on Monday it would consider opposition to its plan to impose a new digital tax on big tech companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of its ambition to agree a free trade deal..
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Egypt detects second case of new coronavirus: health ministry

Egypt's health ministry announced on Sunday that one foreigner was tested positive for the new coronavirus strain inside Egypt, the ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page.
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Armenia reports first coronavirus infection

Armenia reported its first coronavirus infection on Sunday, in a citizen returning from neighboring Iran, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a post on Facebook.
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Facebook to publicly track political sponsored content after Bloomberg's paid memes

Facebook Inc will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday.
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Shelling stops flights at Tripoli's Mitiga airport - statement

Shelling on Thursday morning forced a suspension of flights at Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, airport authorities said in a statement on Facebook.
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Facebook to ban misleading ads about coronavirus

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would ban advertisements referring to any cures or prevention around the coronavirus outbreak, and those that create a sense of urgency around the situation.
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Thai PM, army deny campaigns on social media to target political opponents

Thailand's prime minister and the army denied on Wednesday opposition accusations in parliament that the military targets political opponents and rights activists with online propaganda campaigns run..
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Facebook would have to pay $3.50 per month to U.S. users for sharing contact info: study

German Facebook users would want the social media platform to pay them about $8 per month for sharing their contact information, while U.S. users would only seek $3.50, according to a study of how..
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Armenia seals Iran border after coronavirus reports

Armenia is closing its border with Iran for two weeks and suspending air traffic after reports of coronavirus cases there, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Facebook post on Sunday.
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