Day: October 14, 2018

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PSL Player Draft to take place in Islamabad on Nov 20

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Pakistan Super League (PSL) Player Draft 2018 will take place on 20th of next month in Islamabad.According to a spokesman of the PCB, the Player Draft has been moved out of Lahore in a bid to make more cities part of PSL activities.He said following th…

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UNA participates in Astana Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

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The Union of OIC News Agencies participated in the 6th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana on October 10-11, under the theme of Religious Leaders for a Safe World.

The gathering, held under the auspices of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, aimed at finding ways to defuse crises and conflicts among peoples and consolidating the culture of peace and tolerance between the followers of faiths, and enhancing intercultural, inter-civilizational and interreligious cooperation.

Director UNA Delegations Program Hazem Elsayed Abdo represented the Union following an invitation received from Kazakh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Bakhit Batyrshaev, who is also Kazakhstan’s permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The meeting was attended by a large number of prominent religious and political leaders from around the world.

Kazakhstan is labeled as a crossroads of civilizations in Eurasia, given the fact that the country has shared a natural border with the world’s major religions � Islam, Christianity and Buddhism � for several centuries.

The Congress was launched 15 years ago by the initiative of President Nazarbayev, with the first gathering of the representatives of world and traditional religions including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and other faiths, held in Astana on 23-24 September 2003, under the theme of “Interfaith and Inter-Civilizational Dialogue”.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Football: Ex-Italy forward Cassano retires for third time

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Veteran former Real Madrid and AC Milan forward Antonio Cassano has announced his retirement for the third time just days after the ex-Italian international returned to training.Antonio Cassano said over the last few days of training he realized that h…

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Facebook purges over 800 spam accounts, pages

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Facebook said it has purged more than 800 U.S. pages and accounts for spamming users with politically-tinged garbage links and click bait just weeks ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

The banned accounts and Facebook sites exhibited coordinated inauthentic behavior such as working together to make the pages appear more popular than they actually are. This, Facebook said, was designed to mislead users about who they are and what they’re doing.

The social network said these accounts spread sensational political content designed to drive people to ad-laden websites outside Facebook. In the past, such spammers have often focused on celebrity gossip, weight loss remedies and fake iPhones.

Pages Facebook removed fell on both sides on the political spectrum, Facebook said, although it declined to say if there were more on the right or the left. The removed pages included the conservative Nation in Distress and the left-wing Snowflakes, among others with names such as Reasonable People Unite, ?The Resistance and Right Wing News.

Facebook said it doesn’t look at the content of the posts and photos that the accounts are spreading, but rather, the behavior of the pages � such as whether they are using fake accounts or sending spam � when deciding whether to remove them.

The turn toward politics suggests that spammers are learning from the Russian playbook on how to get people riled up and clicking. Facebook has been working to weed out misinformation and election meddling since it acknowledged that Russian agents abused its service in 2016.

But while those actors seemed intent on disrupting elections, Facebook says its latest purge was about accounts trying to make money.

Source: Radio Pakistan