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Facebook’s language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism
The documents show the problems are not limited to Arabic. In Myanmar, where Facebook-based misinformation has been linked repeatedly to ethnic violence, the company's internal reports show it failed to stop the spread of hate speech targeting the minority Rohingya Muslim population.

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Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo
The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo.
Russia's Putin hosts Israeli PM Bennett
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope on Friday that new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett would continue in the footsteps of his predecessor in maintaining close and "trusting" relations with his country.
Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally
Asadullah Haroon Gul, 40, was captured in 2007 by Afghan forces, turned over to the United States, and remains one of the last 39 detainees held at the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He is also one of only two Afghans who remain out of 219 sent following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. President Joe Biden formally ended the U.S. war in Afghanistan in August.

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