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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 08, 2018, 06:43 PM(IST)

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CBI begins investigation of data theft by Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research

India's premier investigation agency the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today initiated a preliminary inquiry on data theft of Indians from Facebook by British firms Cambridge Analytica(CA) & Global Science Research.

As trade war escalates, China's trade surplus with US dips marginally

As the US hit China with new tariffs, President Xi's regime in its economic report said exports in July had surged even as its trade surplus with the US dipped slightly.

Watch: Fire breaks out at Bharat Petroleum plant in Mumbai's Chembur, 21 people injured

A Level- III fire broke out at Hydro Cracker plant at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited-RMP in Mumbai's Chembur area on Wednesday.

Watch: Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam arrested for spreading rumours on social media

A photographer has been detained after posting comments related to protests that were sparked by the death of two students two weeks ago.

Republican Troy Balderson leads Demoract Danny O'Connor in Ohio election

A hotly contested race in Ohio for a US House of Representatives seat that has gone Republican for more than 30 years remained too close to call on Wednesday, in an encouraging sign for Democrats heading into the November 6 elections.


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