apology

Facebook down: Zuckerberg apologises for six-hour outage

The billionaire said sorry after an internal technical issue took Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp and Instagram offline at about 16:00 GMT on Monday.

The scramble to bring it back online eventually succeeded at around 22:00.

But it is likely to increase scrutiny of the social media giant's reach.

For hours, potentially billions of people found themselves without the social media tools they relied upon to keep in touch with friends and family. Others reportedly found they could not access services which required a Facebook login.

Micronesia receives unreserved apology from Forum

The dialogue was in regards to the impasse that has transpired from the process of selecting the Pacific Islands Forum secretary general.

Micronesian leaders in attendance - Nauru President Lionel Aingimea and Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo welcomed the sincere words by Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape, Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and Pacific Islands Forum Secretary-General Dame Meg Taylor, in saying “sorry” to Micronesia for what has resulted in a damaged Pacific family.

Sarah Silverman apologises to Paris Hilton for prison jokes

The awards were attended by Hilton just hours before she was jailed for violating probation on an alcohol-related drink-driving conviction.

"I said some very hardcore jokes about her.... Paris, I am really sorry," Silverman said.

Hilton responded by saying she was "shocked... and pleasantly surprised".

She added: "[Silverman] was so genuine and so sweet and it really moved me. I felt emotional hearing it and I could tell she really did mean what she said when she was apologising.

"Thank you, I really, really appreciate you doing that."

China 'Sexy tea' shop apologises for calling women 'bargains'

Sexy Tea shop had referred to women as a "bargain" on one of its mugs, adding that customers could pick up women while waiting for their drinks.

The shop had in the past also sold tea bags with the slogan "Master, I want you" along with images of tadpoles.

The shop later said it had no intention of "disrespecting women".

It added that it would recall its latest range of mugs and was "very ashamed" of its latest creation.

Australia PM apologises to adviser who alleges she was raped in parliament

Brittany Higgins said she had feared losing her job after the 2019 incident, and had little support from her bosses.

Ms Higgins, 26, gave a TV interview on Monday that has prompted shock and outrage over her treatment.

Mr Morrison apologised for the way Ms Higgins' complaint was handled.

The allegations are now under a renewed police investigation.

Mr Morrison said he was "shattered" by her claims, and had called for a review into parliament's environment and culture.

Eminem uses song to say sorry to Rihanna for backing Chris Brown

Eminem raps on his track Zeus: "And wholeheartedly apologies Rihanna for that song that leaked/I'm sorry, Rih, it wasn't meant to cause you grief."

He was referring to a decade-old song that leaked in 2019, on which he said "of course I side with Chris Brown".

Zeus appears on Eminem's surprise album Music to be Murdered By Side B.

The album, which accompanies January's Music to be Murdered By, was released on Friday.

New Orleans mayor to apologise for 1891 lynching of Italian-Americans

Some of the victims had been accused of murdering a police chief, but were acquitted after a trial.

Angry about the verdict, a mob of racist vigilantes in the city attacked and publicly hanged them.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is due to apologise for the killing - believed to be the largest recorded lynching in US history - on 12 April.

She will issue the apology at an Italian-American cultural centre in the city, a spokesman told the Associated Press news agency.

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LeBron James apologises for 'Jewish money' Instagram post

James was called out over the lyric - which comes from a song by US rapper 21 Savage - after he shared it with his 45.8m followers on Instagram.

US journalist Darren Rovell was among those drawing attention to the post, saying it was "offensive".

But James said it was not his intent "to hurt anyone" with Saturday's post.

"Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone," he told sports channel ESPN on Sunday. "That's not why I chose to share that lyric. I always [post lyrics]. That's what I do. I ride in my car, I listen to great music, and that was the byproduct of it.

Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for 'scam artist' comment

Mariah Smith said she took "full responsibility for what I wrote, and I was wrong. I am truly sorry".

The article in The Cut, a New York-based website, has since been taken down.

Many Indians had jumped to Ms Chopra's defence and accused The Cut of racism.

However Ms Smith said she did not "condone racism, xenophobia, or sexism".

It follows an earlier apology from The Cut, which said the article "did not meet our standards".

Ms Chopra and Mr Jonas married last weekend in the city of Jodhpur in India's north-western Rajasthan state.

Chairman sorry for flawed closing ceremony

Organising committee chairman Beattie has apologised for the decision to have athletes enter the venue before the broadcast began, which denied inspirational para-athlete Fearnley the chance to carry the flag in front of a television audience.

The move prompted anger towards organisers, particularly from presenters for broadcast rights holders the Seven Network, while the ceremony has been labelled overall as underwhelming and lacking star power.