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Monday, February 11th, 2019

 

Ilhan Omar: Congresswoman accused of ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright EPA A new Democratic congresswoman is facing a firestorm of criticism for suggesting US politicians only support Israel because of lobby money. Ilhan Omar suggested in a tweet that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac ) was buying influence to promote US pro-Israel policies. Republicans and Democrats alike said the tweets stoked anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money. The Minnesota lawmaker has previously been accused of anti-Semitism. In response to a tweet on Sunday from a journalist questioning why USRead More


Would you swap your smartphone with a brick phone?

Daily World News Top Stories business politics A school in north-east London is selling “brick phones” to students to stop them from being distracted by the internet. Michaela Community School, in Wembley, sell the mobiles, which can send and receive texts and calls but cannot access social media, at a discounted rate. Students using the devices have reported better quality of sleep and communication with their families. Source link Daily World News


Ricardo Boechat: Brazil news anchor dies in helicopter crash

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ricardo Boechat was described as “a journalist’s journalist” Ricardo Boechat, one of Brazil’s best-known journalists, has been killed in a helicopter crash in São Paulo. The aircraft carrying the 66-year-old news anchor hit a lorry on a ring road on Monday morning. The pilot and the co-pilot are also thought to have died. Tributes have been paid to Boechat, who was an award-winning radio and TV broadcaster with Bandeirantes, or Band. Breaking the news live on TV,Read More


Lloyds customers hit by online banking woes

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s largest current account provider has reported problems with its online banking service. Lloyds Banking Group said some customers with Lloyds’ accounts faced “intermittent issues” when trying to log onto the online system. It has apologised and says it is trying to resolve the problem urgently. App services are working normally. The bank has 10 million account holders, 60% of whom use digital services. The problems do not affect services from Halifax and Bank of Scotland, which areRead More