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Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook mistakes with user data

CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologised on Wednesday for mistakes his company made in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information. The world’s largest social media network is facing growing government scrutiny in Europe and the United States about a whistleblower’s allegations that London-based political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user information to build profiles on American…

Ugandan MP apologises for ‘beat your wife’ remark on women’s day

KAMPALA: A Ugandan lawmaker tendered an apology after encouraging men to beat their wives to "discipline" them, in comments that sparked an outcry in the east African nation. The MP, Onesmus Twinamasiko, wrote in a letter to parliament that he actually "detests all form of violence against women". "Kindly accept my most sincere and unreserved apologies honourable members and the general public and more particularly the women." The apology comes after Twinamasiko gave an interview the day after women's day, March 8,…

Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim hate videos, apologises after three months

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has apologised for the first time for retweeting a British far-right group's videos against Muslims, in an ITV interview aired in Britain on Friday. "If you're telling me they're horrible racist people, I would certainly apologise if you'd like me to do that," he told Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan during the interview, conducted in Davos on Thursday. Trump sparked outrage in Britain in November when he retweeted, in quick succession, three anti-Muslim videos posted by…

VIDEO: Indian air hostess makes man touch her feet to apologise for ‘misbehaving’

An Indian airline Indigo has made headlines after a recent viral video of its staff forcing two men to fall on their knees and touch feet of a female staffer for allegedly misbehaving with her. In a new video that has gone viral on social media, an Indigo staffer is seen making two men, who had allegedly misbehaved with her, touch her feet and seek apology at the Rajiv Gandhi airport in Hyderabad. The two men, who have been identified as Bharat and Kalyan, had allegedly made inappropriate remarks at the Indigo air…

Japan railway ‘deeply apologizes’ to passengers after train departs 20 seconds early

TOKYO: In what is being termed as the ‘most loyal customer care’ service, a Japanese rail company has apologized to its passengers after a train departed 20 seconds ‘too early’ The train was scheduled to depart at 9:44 am on Tuesday morning (local time), but an over-eager conductor let it go instead at 9:43:40. The incident happened at Minami Nagareyama station on the line connecting two towns 60 kilometres apart. "We deeply apologise for causing tremendous nuisance to customers," said the Tsukuba Express company.…

UK minister apologises for Weinstein ‘joke’ on live radio

LONDON: A British minister apologised "unreservedly" on Saturday after making a joke about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on a live BBC radio show. Environment Secretary Michael Gove drew immediate ire after comparing being interviewed by the programme's presenter with "going into Harvey Weinstein's bedroom," adding "you hope to emerge with your dignity intact". Gove, who was facing questions from interviewer John Humphrys in a special edition of BBC Radio 4's "Today" show in front of a live audience, swiftly…

Chelsea apologise ‘to Chinese people’ after Kenedy slur

LONDON: Chelsea apologised "to Chinese people" on Sunday after their Brazilian full-back Kenedy posted two videos on Instagram insulting the Asian powerhouse which is also one of the club's biggest markets. Kenedy, 21, has been disciplined and reprimanded by the Premier League champions after posting the videos, one of which contained a profanity and the other featured a sleeping security guard accompanied by the words: "Wake up China. You idiot". The posts were later deleted from his account. Chelsea said they had…

Saudis apologise over ‘disgraceful’ snub of minute’s silence

SYDNEY: Saudi Arabia football chiefs apologised Friday after the national team was accused of "a disgraceful lack of respect" for failing to observe a minute's silence in Australia in honour of victims of the London terror attack. When the stadium announcer in Adelaide called for silence before their World Cup qualifier against the Socceroos on Thursday evening, the Australian team lined up at the centre circle with arms on their team-mates' shoulders. But most of the Saudis milled around and spread out to various…