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Singer Rihanna at the GPE Financing Conference. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Snap fell 4% on Thursday after singer Rihanna blasted Snapchat for running an ad mocking her and former boyfriend, Chris Brown, reports Business Insider. The ad asked users if they'd "rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown." Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009 after the two got into an argument in a car.

Snapchat pulled the ad and released a statement to BBC: "The advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines. We immediately removed the ad last weekend, once we became aware. We are sorry this happened."

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

Rihanna reacted to the apology in an Instagram post: "I'd love to call it ignorance but I know you ain't that dumb. You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it."

Go deeper: Kylie Jenner disavowed Snap earlier with criticism on a new update.

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Palestinian Authority announces new COVID restrictions as cases surge

A nurse administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Photo: Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority on Saturday announced fresh coronavirus restrictions, including a partial lockdown, for the occupied West Bank as COVID-19 cases surge.

The big picture: The new measures come as Israel, which leads the world in vaccinations, faces increased pressure to ensure Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip have equal access to vaccines.

Myanmar military fires UN ambassador after anti-coup speech

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Myanmar's military regime on Saturday fired the country's Ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, a day after he gave a pro-democracy speech asking UN member nations to publicly condemn the Feb. 1 coup, The New York Times reports.

Details: State television said the ambassador had "betrayed the country and spoken for an unofficial organization which doesn’t represent the country and had abused the power and responsibilities of an ambassador."