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Pakistani court orders gov't to block Facebook

LAHORE, Pakistan - (AP) A Pakistani court ordered the government Wednesday to block Facebook because of a page that encourages users to post images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, a senior legal official said. The page on the social networking site has generated criticism in Pakistan and elsewhere...

Nations pledge crackdown on online alcohol ads

GENEVA - (AP) Countries around the world are pledging to get tough with companies that market beer and liquor on social media networks such as Facebook, warning that such promotions threaten to entice a new generation into harmful drinking patterns. The crackdown is part of a strategy endorsed Thursday...

Pakistan lifts Facebook ban after page removed

LAHORE, Pakistan - (AP) Pakistan lifted a ban on Facebook on Monday after officials from the social networking site apologized for a page deemed offensive to Muslims and removed its contents, a top information technology official said. The move came almost two weeks after Pakistan imposed the ban...