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China's Chang'e-4 sends video of landing on moon

January 12 2019 | TW News Correspondent

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has released a mesmerizing video from its Chang’e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon’s far side on 3 January.

The craft had to perform the landing autonomously,...
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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie divorce

January 10 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are to divorce after a 25-year marriage.

The pair announced the move in a joint statement on Wednesday on Twitter.

"After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decide...
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Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions

January 10 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Mark Zuckerberg is to hold a series of public discussions on the subject of technology and its future in society.

The Facebook boss plans to tackle issues such as artificial intelligence (AI) and jobs, free speech on the net and the growth of online communities.READ MORE

China Moon mission lands Chang'e-4 spacecraft on far side

January 03 2019 | TW News Correspondent

China says it has successfully landed a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, the first ever such attempt and landing.

At 10:26 Beijing time (02:26 GMT), the unmanned Chang...
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Apple blames China as it cuts forecast

January 03 2019 | TW News Correspondent

Apple has rattled investors with news that its sales have been slowing, blaming economic weakness in China.

In a surprise disclosure, the iPhone maker said it anticipated revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) for the three months to 29 December.

In November it forecast sales of at least $89bn - a prediction that had...
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No mobile internet on election day

December 30 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shut down mobile internet around 10:50pm Saturday night.

 

The decision came several hours after the telecom regulator shut down 3G and 4G services.

 

The move has been taken to “curb the spread of rumors” during the election, said a BTRC spokesperson requesting anonymity.

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8 held in Dhaka for spreading rumors on Facebook

December 29 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained eight people for spreading rumor on social media over Sunday’s national election.

 

They were detained during drives conducted in Maghbazar and Mowchak areas in city on Friday night (December 28).

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Satellites to safety apps: 10 new uses of technology to help people in 2018

December 26 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The year 2018 saw governments around the world utilising information and communications technology, as well as other means, to improve quality of life.

From stopping child trafficking to mapping slums or delivering medicines, governments and co...
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Facebook removes hundreds accounts linked to Myanmar army

December 19 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said on Wednesday, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation.

The social media giant – Myanmar’s most popular and influential site – has been...
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