Facebook CEO urges Brazilians to decry WhatsApp block

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, delivers a keynote speech during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaSAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Brazilians to demand his company's WhatsApp messaging service never be blocked again after an appeals court on Tuesday overturned the application's second suspension in five months. In a post in English on his Facebook page, the U.S. billionaire and Facebook founder urged Brazilians to gather outside Congress in the capital Brasilia at 6 p.m. (1700 EDT) on Wednesday to rally in favor of legislation that would prevent Internet services from being blocked. WhatsApp was cut off in Brazil at 2 p.m. (1300 EDT) on Monday after a judge in the remote northeastern state of Sergipe ordered Brazil's five main wireless operators to block access to the app for 72 hours.



The Latest: Sanders avoids making predictions over Indiana

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Jackie O's Production Brewery and Tap Room in Athens, Ohio, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):



Alberta in mass evacuation due to Fort McMurray forest fires: premier

TORONTO (Reuters) - Alberta is undertaking its biggest ever evacuation with 29,000 people ordered to leave Fort McMurray due to a forest fire that has engulfed one exit from the city, the province's premier said on Tuesday. Rachel Notley said Alberta had asked Ottawa to help it airlift people out of Fort McMurray, located in the country's energy heartland. (Reporting by Euan Rocha and Allison Martell; Editing by Sandra Maler)
AP sources: Takata recall could more than double in size

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are in talks with Takata Corp. to add tens of millions of air bag inflators to what already is the biggest auto recall in American history, three people briefed on the matter said Tuesday.
Russia hopes for Syria truce in Aleppo 'within hours'

A Syrian man rides his motorbike past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikesRussia hoped Tuesday a new ceasefire could be announced within hours for Syria's battered city of Aleppo, where fresh fighting including rocket fire on a maternity hospital left close to 30 dead. As the city was struck by some of its heaviest reported clashes in days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said efforts were under way to agree on a freeze in the fighting. "I am hoping that in the near future, maybe even in the next few hours, such a decision will be announced," Lavrov said after meeting UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Moscow.





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