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Facebook to check Indian political ads in build-up to vote

A Facebook logo is pictured at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian advertisers wanting to run political ads on Facebook will have to confirm their identity and location to help prevent abuse of the system in the build-up to national elections, the company said on Thursday. Facebook Inc – under increasing scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica scandal – said it would start verifying ads from Thursday and, from next year, show a disclaimer on all political ads giving…

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Autumn internationals: Home nations begin build-up to World Cup

England coach Eddie Jones’s future could hang in the balance if his side underwhelm in November England’s match against South Africa on Saturday is the highlight of the first round of autumn internationals as the home nations start the build-up to next year’s World Cup. Coach Eddie Jones’ men have won only one match in seven, and face a side who beat them in this summer’s series and who went on to defeat New Zealand. Scotland face Wales at the Principality Stadium – a match you can watch live on…

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Sports 

Woods’ world dominates PGA Championship build-up

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (Reuters) – It wasn’t so much media day at the 100th PGA Championships on Tuesday as Tiger Woods Day. Aug 7, 2018; St. Louis, MO, USA; PGA golfer Tiger Woods addresses the media during a press conference following his practice round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports If there was any question about whether the golf world still revolves around the 42-year-old surgically repaired American without a major title in a decade, one only needed to…

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World Cup 2018: Flies plague England’s build-up in Volgograd

BBC Sports correspondent Natalie Pirks tackles insects in World Cup stadium Of all the problems England fans and players thought they would face in Russia, a plague of flies was not one of them. Gareth Southgate’s side face Tunisia in their opening World Cup game on Monday (19:00 BST) in the south west city of Volgograd. Swarms of the small flying insects have caused chaos for fans, locals and the media, while England players will be doused in fly repellent before taking to the pitch at the Volgograd Arena. “They…

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