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Twitter sets crackdown on automated ‘bot’ accounts

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter announced on Wednesday (Feb 21) a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election. The San Francisco messaging platform said the move ...

Late Pope Paul VI to be made saint this year, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY: The late Pope Paul VI, who led the Roman Catholic Church in the 1960s and 1970s during one of its most turbulent modern periods and enshrined its opposition to contraception, will be made a saint this year, Pope Francis has decided. Francis made the announcement on Thursday at a ......

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission amid skepticism

Pope Francis has revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse....