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Google to change privacy policy after UK data watchdog probe


Search engine Google has agreed to better inform users about how it handles their personal information after an investigation by Britain’s data protection regulator found its privacy policy was too va

Four charged with assisting Paris gunman

France has charged four suspects with assisting one of the Islamist gunmen who carried out the Paris attacks, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

42 per cent French oppose cartoons

 Pakistani protesters burn an effigy representing French Prez Francois Hollande during a protest against Charlie Hebdo— AFP

Almost half of the French population oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, according to a poll on Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wak

Paris gunman surrenders

A man (left, bottom) who had taken two hostages in a post office is arrested by police officers in Colombes, outside Paris. AFP

A man who holed up in a post office in a suburb northwest of Paris with two hostages on Friday surrendered and has been arrested, a police source said.

Did TV stations endanger hostages?

France’s broadcasting watchdog met with television and radio executives to discuss “failures” in the coverage of last week’s terror attacks after some relatives of hostages accused certain French TV s

US shares France’s pain, says John Kerry

US secretary of state John Kerry (centre) and French foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius lay a wreath of flowers. AFP

US secretary of state John Kerry clasped French President Francois Hollande in a warm embrace Friday and said the US shared France’s pain after its deadliest attack in half a century.

‘Muslims main victims of fanaticism’

Pallbearers carry the casket of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac at the city hall of Montreuil. AP

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that Muslims were the “main victims” of fanaticism, as five of the 17 people killed in last week’s Islamist attacks in Paris were laid to rest.

Comic’s arrest mocks free speech?

Notorious French comedian Dieudonne was arrested Wednesday for condoning terrorism over a comment suggesting he sympathised with one of the Paris attacks gunmen, in a move that sparked a debate about

We ordered Paris attack: Al Qaeda in Yemen

The first issue of Charlie Hebdo after jihadists executed most of its journalists was sold out within hours across France Wednesday, as Al Qaeda issued a video in which it claimed responsibility for l

Charlie hits back with another cartoon

Three million copies of ‘survivors’ issue’ to be printed, will include cartoons by murdered cartoonists

“Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder But may also be in the looking glass; Vanity thinks it will never grow older And yet that judgment will come to pass!”

US President Barack Obama’s visit to India may be over, but controversies swirl ranging from the cost of the pinstripe button-up suit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to what exactly has been the solut