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Is it possible to ‘safely’ Facebook anymore?

But for those who can’t quite quit Facebook, there are ways to at least minimise the site’s ability to monetize your personal information without entirely losing the ability to see what cute thing your cousin’s baby gurgled this hour or what your co-worker thinks of his sandwich.

South Africa and the fable of the Guptas

At the same time, an increasingly uncomfortable spotlight is being shone on prominent politicians who, it is alleged, either partnered the Guptas, or turned a blind eye to their alleged misdeeds.

Myanmar president Htin Kyaw resigns

The statement posted on the presidency’s Facebook page said Htin Kyaw wanted to “take a rest”.

Vladimir Putin re-elected as the Russian president

“It’s very important to maintain this unity. We will think about the future of our great Motherland,” said Putin.

Maldives to lift state of emergency, charge ex-president, chief justice with bribery

Under the emergency, Yameen’s administration arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the chief justice, another Supreme Court judge, and a Supreme Court administrator on allegations of attempting to overthrow the government.