Category: World

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Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax ‘to stop gossip’

Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms. It imposes a 200 shilling [$0.05, £0.04] daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook,...

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Pompeii victim crushed by boulder while fleeing eruption

Archaeologists at Pompeii have uncovered the remains of an unfortunate man who was decapitated by an enormous rock while fleeing the volcano. Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, killing many Pompeii residents and...

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ABC drops Roseanne show after racist tweet – BBC News

ABC TV network has cancelled comedian Roseanne Barr’s show after she posted a racist tweet likening an African-American former Obama aide to an ape. ABC said: “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent...

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Liberal activists tweet photo from 2014 in attack on Trump

A former Obama administration official, liberal activists and journalists incorrectly shared pictures of children sleeping in enclosed cages from 2014 to take a swipe at the Trump administration and its zero-tolerance policy toward parents...