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17 African Migrants Loose Their Life While Crossing To Spain.

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At least 17 migrants have died in the past 24 hours while trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Spain.

However, rescuers picked up more than 100 others, the Spanish coast guard said on Tuesday.



Two rafts were found in the Western Mediterranean between the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco and Algeria with 80 people aboard and 13 dead.

They were taken to the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, the coast guard said.

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The coast guard also found four bodies and rescued 22 men in the Atlantic off the southern Spanish city of Cadiz.

Spain has now become the main destination for undocumented migrants and refugees from Africa and the Middle East trying to reach Europe.

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More than 47,000 people made the treacherous journey to Spain, often on flimsy dinghies and rafts from Jan. 1 to Oct. 30, according to the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Almost 600 deaths have been recorded in that same period, the IOM said.

Through 2018, there have been almost 100,000 arrivals throughout the whole Mediterranean, with almost 2,000 missing or dead.

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Facebook suspends thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row

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Facebook Inc said, it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.

The suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers, Facebook said, adding that it is not necessarily an indication that these apps were posing a threat to users.

Earlier this year, the company agreed to pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices.

The FTC privacy probe was triggered last year by allegations that Facebook violated a 2012 consent decree and inappropriately shared information of 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook has since agreed to boost safeguards on user data and has put curbs on the amount of information that third-party developers can request from platform users.

“… We’re making progress. We won’t catch everything, and some of what we do catch will be with help from others outside Facebook,” the company said in a blogpost.

Source: Reuters

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Female robber escaping through a window at the bank

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A female robber trying to escaping through the window after robbing a bank in Adum area of Kumasi in Ghana.

In the video, the lady threw the money down from the window and jumped down to get the money, but she was caught and arrested by the bank’s security operatives.

The details of the lady is still unknown as at the time of filling this report

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