For almost a decade, Facebook has fretted over an existential problem: it is failing to attract young users in the US.

Internal documents show that the number of US Facebook users under 30 is in decline and that Instagram, which has been phenomenally popular since being bought by Facebook in 2012 for $1bn, appears to be reaching the limits of its growth among younger users in key markets, raising serious questions about the company’s future.

Now, one of the company’s solutions to its growth challenges — encouraging users to open multiple accounts — is causing technical, reputational and legal headaches.

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A couple watch a television report broadcasting the launch of South Korea’s space rocket Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul, at a train station in Seoul Januar


By Josh Smith

GOHEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea’s first domestically built space rocket blasted off on Thursday, but failed to fully place a dummy satellite into orbit, delivering mixed results for a test launch that represents a major leap for the country’s ambitious space plans.

The three-stage KSLV-II Nuri rocket,

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Shares in China Evergrande fell sharply as the company’s stock resumed trading on Thursday after the Chinese real estate developer disclosed that a plan to sell its property services division had collapsed.

Evergrande’s Hong Kong-listed stock closed down 12.5 per cent after the end of the two-week trading suspension, while shares of affiliate Evergrande Property Services, which were also frozen during the same period, fell 8 per cent.

Shares in Evergrande New Energy Vehicle, the developer’s electric vehicle subsidiary which has traded in Hong Kong without interruption in recent weeks, fell as much as 14 per cent but pared losses

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Prices of new homes across China’s biggest cities fell in September, the first month-on-month decline since April 2015 and a sign that sustained weakness across the country’s real estate industry was feeding through into the property market.

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed new home prices dropped in more than half of the 70 cities it surveyed compared with August. Goldman Sachs’ analysis of the figures found a 0.5 per cent decline in prices on an annualised basis after including seasonal adjustments.

The data will add to pressure on policymakers, who have sought to cool the country’s vast

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