The President says the measures are to counter intellectual property theft. Later, he sacked his National Security Adviser and replaced him with a right-wing hawk, John Bolton. Also, a landmark ruling in Kenya awarding damages to a mother left to give birth on a hospital floor.
Mark Zuckerberg has spoken for the the first time about allegations of data misuse. Mr Zuckerberg said Facebook had made mistakes that allowed the firm, Cambridge Analytica, to exploit the data of millions of users on behalf of political clients. Also: the President of Peru resigns amid corruption scandal, and New Zealand eradicates mice from a remote island of Antipodes.
The Nigerian government says the majority of the schoolgirls kidnapped by militants in the town of Dapchi last month have been returned. Also: alleged Texas bomber dies and ocean plastic could treble in decade.
The firm accused of misusing Facebook information has suspended Alexander Nix. During an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News in Britain, Mr Nix was recorded explaining how the firm could discredit politicians online. Meanwhile Facebook's founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has been called upon by the British and European parliaments to give evidence to them. Also: President Trump meets the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and President Macron unveils a new plan to spread the French language.
US authorities look at whether parcel-bomb is connected to suspected serial bomber.
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