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The Weekly Focus Edition 39

Australia-Facebook Conflict

Facebook is a multi-billion dollar company and Australia is a free-spirited cricket-loving and animal haven; many might wonder after reading the first line what do Facebook and Australia have in common? Firstly a social media giant Facebook has to be present in Australia, but that’s not the story. The story is about a ban on Australian user’; accounts to share news and links on the platform. This ban occurred when the Australian government announced that they are set to create a new ‘media code’ in their law. The flourishing company has already started cleansing tons of pages. The continent woke up to empty news feeds! Australian Treasurer Josh Freedenberg called it “wrong”, adding that “Facebook’s actions were unnecessary, they were heavy-handed, and they will damage its reputation here in Australia,” He further

exclaimed the CEO of Facebook and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg gave no warning of this act when they spoke about the issue. The reason Australia committed this act is because they argue that platforms such as Facebook should pay News broadcasting companies for the various links that are present on Facebook. They also believe that this will make the deals between Social Media apps and news companies balanced thus leading to slightly more funds for new companies. All in all, the news is vital for the public hence this issue should be resolved sooner rather than later.

By Arhaan Zaveri

Apple-Google Crossover?

Apple has released a new feature that allows users to transfer their iCloud Media to Google photos. They can do this easily now and they do not need to stress about this, this will also take place automatically and you do not need to do much for it. You simply need to go to and log in and then press “transfer a copy of your data”, and then it will process. Apple has said that the transfer would take 3 days to a week. Some things won’t transfer, whatever data is not stored in the iCloud Media will not be transferred but data that is in iCloud will transfer to Google photos. iPhone’s take live pictures and everybody wants to know if we can transfer that or not. As of now, Apple has not confirmed that if you can transfer the video or the live photo. It will be confirmed in a few days. This feature will not remove your data from your iCloud library. It will make a copy of it and transfer it to google photos. This feature is currently only for people in Australia, Canada, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. If you are switching from Apple to Android this is what you can do.

The Gold PS5?

Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) in Gold? This is a fact, respect caviar. The Russian company is also known for producing luxury smartphones, phone cases and audio accessories. Now, it has come to the gaming space and has introduced the luxurious Sony PlayStation 5, the PS5, which, like various caviar products, is made up of earlier components, and that, too, significantly to reach the ultimate premium benchmark. Read on to find out what the new gold Sony PlayStation 5 is all about and how it looks. The PS5, like many other caviar products, is made up of the previous components, which, too, are a significant benchmark to reach the final premium.

By Mitansh Dimani

Other News

  • India downgraded from ‘free’ to ‘partly free’ by a US-based organization, PM calls it ‘misleading.’

  • Pak PM Imran Khan to seek a vote of confidence after suffering a huge political setback.

  • New Zealand released a tsunami warning after being hit by a 7.3 magnitude Earthquake.

  • The US passes a ‘George Floyd bill’ which aims to reduce the discrimination faced by people in the USA.

  • The Myanmar military opened fire on protesters, killing a teenager. And 8 more people, according to witnesses.

  • The US launched an Airstrike in Syria, Iran, making it Biden’s first big move in the middle eastern conflict.

  • Barcelona will face the Athletic club in the Copa del Rey final on 17th April.

  • Akila Danajaya took a hat-trick while Pollard also hit for 6 sixes in the same match.

  • Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan in the first test match of their series.

  • CSK is due to start training early, on 11th March.

  • Rishabh Pant slams a ton to help India gain a healthy lead over England in the second test match.

Football News-

Yesterday, FC Barcelona played Sevilla FC in the second leg of the semi-final of the Copa del Rey. Sevilla had scored 2 in the first leg and Barcelona had to score at least 3 to go through to the finals. An early stunner was scored by French winger Ousmane Dembele Dembele Goal vs Sevilla and 2 late goals in the 90th minute helped the Catalan giant pull off a remontada (Spanish for a comeback).

In the Premier League, Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Liverpool helped them secure 4th place while Liverpool suffered their 4th loss at Anfield Stadium, their home pitch. League leaders Manchester City are now on a 22 game winning streak in all competitions after hammering Wolves 4-1 with 2 goals from striker Gabriel Jesus.


Author: Sophie McKenzie

Rating: ★★★★★

Age: 14+

Review: Being a mother isn’t easy- or fun- but what about a mother who thinks her best friend was murdered and sets on track to find the killer? What about a mother who finds herself in a burning house just for clues? A mother who kills? A mother that fights? Livy Small is that kind of parent. Stuck between the possibility of her husband cheating on her, the death of a close friend, and the still haunting killing of her younger sister more than a decade back, Livy struggles through useless hints, annoying admirers, a pre-teen daughter, fake friends- the list goes on and on and on. However, the reader should be warned of the age limit before reading.

On 28th February 2013, two rats could share information because their brains were connected.

On 1st March 1872, the title of the world’s first national park was given to Yellowstone.

On 2nd March 2016, the longest non-stop flight took place which measured around 14200 km.

On 3rd March 1575, Mughal king Akbar won the Battle of Tukaroi defeating the Bengali army.

On 4th March 1924, the song ‘Happy Birthday To You’ was published.

On 5th March 1949, cricket legend Don Bradman played his last innings of first-class cricket.

On 6th March 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev first presented the periodic table.

Queen Elizabeth the second is a professionally trained mechanic.


Comic by Rishan Shah.

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