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Cyborgs, Trolls and Bots: A Guide to Online Misinformation

NEW YORK - Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online.

As the 2016 election showed, social media is increasingly used to amplify false claims and …

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Cyborgs, Trolls and Bots: A Guide to Online Misinformation

NEW YORK - Cyborgs, trolls and bots can fill the internet with lies and half-truths. Understanding them is key to learning how misinformation spreads online.

As the 2016 election showed, social media is increasingly used to amplify false claims and …

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Human Rights Conditions Deteriorate in South Sudan

JUBA - U.N. officials say human rights conditions in South Sudan are deteriorating as a February 22 deadline for creating a transitional unity government draws near.

Three U.N. human rights commissioners who wrapped up their eighth mission to South Sudan …

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Police say Lesotho’s First Lady to Be Charged with Murder

MASERU The first lady of Lesotho is set to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the prime minister's former wife, police said Tuesday.

Maesaiah Thabane, who fled the country on Jan. 10 to escape arrest, …

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UN: Millions of Malians In Need as Armed Groups Wreak Havoc

GENEVA - U.N. agencies say humanitarian conditions for millions of people in Mali are deteriorating, as armed groups and extremists wreak havoc and destroy the livelihoods of civilians.

The United Nations reports around 4.3 million Malians need humanitarian aid this …

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UN: Millions of Malians In Need as Armed Groups Wreak Havoc

GENEVA - U.N. agencies say humanitarian conditions for millions of people in Mali are deteriorating, as armed groups and extremists wreak havoc and destroy the livelihoods of civilians.

The United Nations reports around 4.3 million Malians need humanitarian aid this …

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Somalia Declares National Emergency over Locust Upsurge

The Somali government has declared a national emergency over a locust upsurge which is spreading in the East Africa region.

The Somali Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Said Hussein Iid said the desert locust poses a major threat to the …

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US Military Chief in Africa Argues for Vital US Presence

DAKAR, SENEGAL - The head of U.S. military forces in Africa argued Thursday against troop cuts on the vast and booming continent, saying strategic partnerships in combating a growing extremist threat and assertive Chinese and Russian influence cannot be sacrificed. …

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