Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election

World Nov 6, 2018

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election

Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the U.S. midterm election. The announcement came shortly after U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies ...

80% of students plan to vote when they turn 18: survey

National / Politics Oct 20, 2017

80% of students plan to vote when they turn 18: survey

Some 80 percent of students polled say they plan to vote after turning 18, the minimum voting age, according to a private think tank. The survey, released Wednesday, collected postal responses from some 11,000 children ranging from fourth grade to high school in summer 2016. ...

National / Crime & Legal Jan 7, 2016

Turkish men arrested over October brawl near embassy

Police on Thursday arrested two Turkish men, one an ethnic Kurd, for allegedly beating two police officers and obstructing their duties during a brawl last October that broke out near the Turkish Embassy in Tokyo. Demolition laborers Bayav Ercan, a 33-year-old from Aichi Prefecture, and ...