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Samsung electronics apologises for factory cancer cases

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics apologised Friday to workers who developed cancer after working at its semiconductor factories, finally ending a decade-long dispute at the world's top chipmaker. "We sincerely apologise to the workers who suffered from illness and their families," said the firm's co-president Kim Ki-nam. "We have failed to properly manage health risks at our semiconductor and LCD factories." Samsung Electronics is the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturer and chipmaker and the flagship subsidiary of the…

Myanmar army apologises for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis

YANGON: The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim minority were “published incorrectly”. Reuters published an exclusive report on Friday revealing that two of the pictures in the book that aimed at illustrating the army’s account of last year’s events in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine, were in fact archive pictures of different conflicts, and one was posted with an incorrect caption. The erroneous…

Imran apologises from party workers who couldn’t be awarded election tickets

MIANWALI: Launching countrywide election campaign from Mianwali, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday apologised from the party workers who could not be granted party tickets for General Elections 2018, ARY News reported. Excusing from his party workers, Imran said he had received 4,500 applications for tickets and it was impossible to award tickets to all of them as only 500 candidates were to be granted tickets to the maximum.  He said he had awarded tickets to the aspiring candidates on…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg apologises to EU lawmakers over data leak

BRUSSELS: Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologised to European Union lawmakers on Tuesday for a massive data leak, in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world’s biggest social media network. Zuckerberg agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about how political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly got hold of the personal data of 87 million Facebook users, including up to 2.7 million in the EU. In his opening remarks, Zuckerberg said it had “become…