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Diego Costa punished with 8 match ban.

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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of abusing a referee and will miss all the remaining La Liga fixtures this season.

The Spanish forward, 30, was sent off by official Jesus Gil Manzano during Atletico’s 2-0 loss to Barcelona in La Liga and the referee stated that the attacker “insulted his mother”, a claim Costa denied.

Costa, who can appeal against the ban, received a four game suspension for insults to the referee and a further four for grabbing the official’s arm.

“I asked the referee and he told me Costa said something to him,” Atletico manager Diego Simeone said after the game. “Other players have said things and not been sent off but that does not justify what Costa did.”

The RFEF also fined Costa €6,010 and Atletico €2,800.

Costa’s international teammate Jordi Alba reacted to the incident by stating, an eight match ban would be “excessive” and hopes the punishment will reduced.

 

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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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