News brief: Big stories of the day

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Dec 20, 2018, 08:57 AM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

US government sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica row

Facebook's woes mounted Wednesday as it faced a lawsuit alleging privacy violations related to data leaked to a consultancy working on Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, and as a new report suggested it shared more data with partners than it has acknowledged.

US judge rules in favour of asylum seekers

A US judge on Wednesday struck down Trump administration policies aimed at restricting asylum claims by people citing gang or domestic violence in their home countries and ordered the US government to bring back six deported migrants to reconsider their cases.

Pakistan agrees to take fresh steps to avoid being blacklisted by FATF

Pakistan's government has agreed to take fresh steps to address the money laundering and terror-financing issues, in an effort to avoid being blacklisted by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ahead of its crucial meeting next month, officials said.

2016 presidential polls: US imposes fresh sanctions against Russian intelligence officers, troll farms

The US Treasury hit 15 members of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency with sanctions Wednesday over their alleged roles in interference in the 2016 presidential election and hacking the World Anti-Doping Agency.

League Cup: Tottenham Hotspur's Son, Dele Alli overpower Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur gained sweet revenge over north London rivals Arsenal as goals in each half by Son Heung-min and Dele Alli earned them a 2-0 win on Wednesday and a League Cup semi-final place.

 

 

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