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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 17, 2018, 07.03 PM (IST)

Investors want Zuckerberg to step down after report emerges that Facebook hired PR firm to smear critics

Facebook investors have called on the company's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chairman following reports that the company hired a public relations firm to smear its critics, a media report said on Saturday.

PM Modi arrives in Maldives to attend President-elect Solih's inauguration

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Male on Saturday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who surprisingly defeated strongman Abdulla Yameen in September. 

French protesters block roads over higher fuel taxes, one dead in accident

A motorist accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France on Saturday, as thousands gathered on motorways in a backlash against higher fuel taxes.

Argentine Navy submarine found a year after disappearing with 44 aboard

The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country's Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the Navy announced by tweet on Saturday.

Congress asks Goa governor for special session to prove majority

The Congress demanded Saturday that Goa governor Mridula Sinha summon a special session of the legislative assembly and ask the BJP-led coalition government to prove its majority.