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104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland

GENEVA: A 104-year-old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland to end his life committed assisted suicide on Thursday, a Swiss foundation said. David Goodall, who had been barred from seeking help to end his life in his home country, did not have a terminal illness but said his quality of life had deteriorated significantly and that he wanted to die. Goodall "died peacefully" in Basel, tweeted Philip Nitschke, founder of Exit International, the organisation which helped Goodall make the journey from…

Facebook vice president meets Nisar, commits to remove provocative material

ISLAMABAD: Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan on Friday called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and committed to remove fake accounts, explicit, hateful and provocative material that incited violence and terrorism, ARY News reported. Talking to Nisar in Islamabad, the Facebook vice president reiterated to keep the platform safe and promote values that were in congruence to community standards in Pakistan. The two sides discussed steps to remove blasphemous content from social media. Nisar said no one…

Vietnam says Facebook commits to preventing offensive content

HANOI:¬†Vietnam's government said Facebook has committed to work with it to prevent content that violates the country's laws from appearing on its platform. In February, communist Vietnam complained about "toxic" anti-government and offensive content on Facebook and Google Inc.'s YouTube and pressured local companies to withdraw advertising until the social media firms found a solution. Facebook's commitment came during a meeting between its Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert and Vietnamese information and…