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Moroccan World Cup celebrations turn violent in Brussels

BRUSSELS: Celebrations turned violent in central Brussels on Saturday, minutes after the qualification of the Moroccan national football team for the next World Cup in Russia, police told Belga news agency. Riot police were sent out to control a crowd of about 300 people, at one point firing water canon at revelers. At least one car was burned during the incidents, police said. Videos posted on social media showed tense scenes as riot police tried to block off streets to the fans as other fans chanted joyfully from the…

Facebook hiring 3,000 more workers to monitor content

NEW YORK: Facebook said Wednesday it is hiring an extra 3,000 staff to remove violent content like the gruesome killings and suicides broadcast on its video platform. The move ramps up efforts by Facebook to filter content amid growing criticism of the social media giant for allowing the platform to be used to promote violence and hateful activity. "If we're going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly," chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page. Zuckerberg's announcement came a week…