BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese telecoms carrier said it had begun closing virtual private networks (VPNs) and other tools that can bypass the so-called Great Firewall, which state authorities use to filter and block traffic between Chinese and overseas servers. A spokesman for Guangzhou Huoyun Information Technology Ltd, which operates in around 20 cities across
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MOSUL (Reuters) – Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight. Intelligence and local officials said that, a few months ago, they noticed a growing stream of commanders
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia has banned the catchy summer dance song “Despacito” from state radio and television broadcasts after critics in the Muslim-majority country complained the lyrics were obscene. The ban was announced on the government’s Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) on Wednesday by Salleh Said Keruak, the communications and multimedia minister, but the song can
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday touted its effort to roll back federal regulations by targeting a range of government rules ranging from a “paperwork burden on outdoor enthusiasts” to plans to regulate oil and gas development on Indian reservations. The White House Office of Management and Budget plans to release a
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