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Facebook to halt new political ads just before US election

Facebook will continue to allow campaigns and others to run political ads that are already in the system, and will permit them to change spending amounts and user targeting, but will block adjustments to the ads’ content or design.

Belarusian leader Lukashenko replaces security chiefs

Retaining the loyalty of the security forces, who have helped him crack down hard on the protests over his 9 August election visctory, is vital to Lukashenko as he tries to navigate the most serious challenge to his 26 years in power.

Rand slightly firmer in cautious trade

The rand has struggled for momentum in recent sessions, despite global demand for risk currencies spurred by dimming hopes of a quick recovery in the United States economy and some jitters heading into US elections in November.