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Ramaphosa faces new battles as head of S.Africa's ANC

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Ramaphosa faces new battles as head of S.Africa's ANCSouth African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa faced wide-ranging challenges Tuesday after being elected to lead the country’s ruling party as it grapples with corruption allegations and disunity. Thousands of raucous Ramaphosa supporters sang and chanted in the conference hall as rival backers of defeated candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appeared dejected. “Many doom-sayers had said that this conference was going to collapse,” Ramaphosa told journalists on Tuesday, describing the party as “renewed and stronger” than it was before the conference.

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Facebook to notify users when photos of them are uploaded

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Facebook to notify users when photos of them are uploadedFacebook Inc said on Tuesday it would begin using facial recognition technology to tell people on the social network when others upload photos of them, if they agree to let the company keep a facial template on file. The feature would not immediately be available in Canada and the European Union, Facebook said. Tech companies are putting in place a variety of functions using facial recognition technology, despite fears about how the facial data could be used.

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Saudi says it intercepted Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh

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Saudi says it intercepted Yemen rebel missile over RiyadhSaudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile Tuesday over Riyadh fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Huthi rebels, who announced that the target was the official residence of King Salman. The audacious attack aimed at the heart of Saudi power follows the downing of another missile last month near Riyadh airport that triggered the tightening of a Saudi-led blockade on hunger-stricken Yemen. For the past three years Saudi Arabia has led a military campaign involving air strikes and ground troops against the Huthis, who seized the Yemeni capital from the internationally recognised government in 2014.

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