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UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations’ top human rights official has scheduled a trip to Venezuela next week featuring meetings with President Nicolás Maduro and opposit...

UN human rights chief Bachelet to visit Venezuela next week

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| Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit Venezuela has freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet....
15:00, 06/18/2019

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said...
06:48, 06/18/2019

U.N. rights boss Bachelet to meet Maduro, Guaido in Venezuela: U.N. U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet will make a official visit to Venezuela from June 19-21 and hold separate talks with President Nicolas Maduro and his arch-foe National Assembly chief Juan Gu...
17:12, 06/14/2019

UN rights team heading to Venezuela may pave way for official mission led by Bachelet A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the way for an official mission to Caracas by the UN’s t...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ between peacekeeping, development – Bachelet urges strengthened ‘human rights protection’  With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping...
18:48, 04/28/2019

UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan official’s ‘spin’ on Human Rights Council encounter, urges reforms The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, befo...
18:24, 04/28/2019

UN rights chief Bachelet appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations Sudan’s authorities have an “over-arching responsibility” to protect protesters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday, amid reports that 70 people have died in the...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Without tackling ‘gross inequalities’ major issues will go unsolved, warns UN rights chief Bachelet Inequality continues to drive rights violations everywhere, but some countries have made significant progress in tackling the problem, not least in women’s rights, the UN High Commissioner for Human R...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Amnesty International accuses Venezuela of human rights violations Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged "crimes against humanity" committed by the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, especially ...
02:00, 05/15/2019

Venezuela must guarantee judicial impartiality - UN human rights expert As political tensions continue to escalate in Venezuela, a United Nations independent human rights expert has called on the Government to “take all necessary measures to guarantee judicial independenc...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security fo...
22:36, 05/01/2019

Venezuela: At least 20 dead, situation could ‘rapidly spiral out of control’ warns UN rights chief UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Friday that the situation in Venezuela could “rapidly spiral out of control”, amid ongoing deadly violence and uncertainty linked to Wednesday’s decla...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid concerns of a further escalation, UN High Commissione...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Prince William, Kate visit royal baby Archie, Prince Charles to visit this week Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is a hit with royal relatives: The queen met him first; Prince William and Kate followed Tuesday, and grandpa Prince Charles will see him soon.   &#...
01:00, 05/15/2019

Opinion: Human rights come first When it comes to drafting a constitution, the concrete details aren't what's important. What matters is the underlying concept of humankind, which confers dignity on every human being, writes Alexande...
07:24, 05/17/2019

Their Islands Are Being Eroded. So Are Their Human Rights, They Say. A group of Indigenous Australians from low-lying islands in the Torres Strait argue that Australia, by failing to act on climate change, has violated their fundamental right to maintain their culture....
23:36, 05/12/2019

UK to appoint first human rights ambassador New role is likely to put spotlight on UK’s approach to autocratic regimesThe British government is appointing an international ambassador dedicated to the promotion of human rights, in a move that is...
13:36, 05/20/2019

Human rights and the law in Indian-controlled Kashmir Both the United Nations and the International Criminal Court consider the way civilians said they were used by the Indian army to search houses in south Kashmir to be illegal under international law, ...
13:24, 04/30/2019

Crackdown trips up human rights groups Social media platforms, under pressure to block extremists, are sometimes also cracking down on human rights advocates and other legitimate content, according to a new report....
06:36, 06/14/2019

Ottawa announces $11.7M in funding for Journalists for Human Rights The funding, which was announced by International Development Minister Maryam Monsef on Friday, will go towards the expansion of a project called 'Canada World: Voice for Women and Girls.'...
22:00, 05/03/2019

Russia will respond to U.S. human rights sanctions: embassy The Russian Embassy in Washington said on Thursday that U.S. sanctions against a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights violations will be met ...
03:12, 05/17/2019

Labour to be probed by human rights watchdog over antisemitism An investigation into whether the Labour Party "unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised people because they are Jewish" has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (...
17:00, 05/28/2019

Threats to human rights rising in Poland, ombudsman says Poland's crisis over the rule of law also poses a growing threat to human rights in the European Union's biggest ex-communist member, the country's ombudsman for human rights said....
14:12, 06/19/2019

Human rights commission condemns Brazilian governor The head of the human rights commission of Rio de Janeiro's legislative assembly is blaming state Gov. Wilson Witzel for a surge in police killings, which totaled a record 434 in the first three month...
03:00, 05/09/2019

I'm Human Rights Lawyer Becca Heller, and This Is How I Work As co-founder and executive director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, Becca Heller provides legal assistance to refugees trying to emigrate to the United States. Her organization direc...
23:48, 06/05/2019

EU sued by human rights lawyers over migrant deaths A group of lawyers are asking the ICC to investigate the European Union for crimes against humanity, arguing that the bloc's policies are responsible for thousands of migrant deaths in the Mediterrane...
20:48, 06/03/2019

EU criticizes human rights in Turkey, ‘backsliding’ on laws BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Turkey continues to distance itself from the bloc and its values and says sees no reason to unblock the country’s EU membership talks. In a progress repor...
14:00, 05/29/2019

WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups WhatsApp said on Tuesday a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company and may have targeted human rights gr...
17:48, 05/14/2019

TfL Tube chiefs ban adverts from 11 countries over poor human rights Transport for London has suspended new adverts from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates while it carries out a review of countries with poor human rights records, the Standard can reve...
15:24, 05/02/2019

Human Rights Notice To Health Ministry Over Muzaffarpur Deaths The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Monday sent notices to the Union Health Ministry and the government of Bihar over reports of increasing deaths of children due to encephalitis in......
20:12, 06/17/2019

UN human rights expert condemns attacks on Sudan protesters A U.N. human rights expert has condemned attacks on Sudanese protesters that left six killed, including an army officer, earlier this week, calling on the ruling military council to ensure the protect...
17:48, 05/17/2019

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe....
22:24, 05/16/2019

Algerian human rights militant dies on hunger strike ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Algerian human rights militant who went on a hunger strike after being jailed in March in the southern city of Ghardaia has died. The lawyer for Kamel Eddine Fekhar, a docto...
18:36, 05/28/2019

Nature conservation projects marred by human rights violations Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also...
23:00, 05/16/2019

Israeli order against Human Rights Watch director frozen Israel’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing the local director of Human Rights Watch to remain in the country while he fights a deportation order...
15:36, 06/02/2019

Amnesty: Don’t let Azerbaijan hide human rights abuses behind football • Body criticises decision to stage Europa League final in Baku• ‘Azerbaijan is in the grip of a sinister human rights crackdown’Amnesty International has increased the pressure on European football’s...
15:24, 05/22/2019

U.S. sanctions Chechen group, Russians for alleged human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act, including ex...
20:48, 05/16/2019

Colombia army general promoted amid human rights concerns The head of Colombia’s army has been promoted amid an outcry over an order he issued that has stirred fears of a return to serious human rights violations...
05:36, 06/06/2019

With a premature death every five seconds, air pollution is violation of human rights, says UN expert An independent UN expert said on Monday that the failure of governments across the world to ensure clear air, constitutes a “violation of the rights to life, health and well-being, as well as the righ...
21:00, 06/03/2019

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection From drugs control, to indigenous people’s rights and counter-terrorism, the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee is officially known as the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, with ...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Human rights group accuses Egyptian forces of war crimes in Sinai CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in northern Sinai, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. Egypt’s ground and air...
23:36, 05/28/2019

Foiled North Korean Escape Ignites Human-Rights Debate China’s detention of a 9-year-old girl and six other North Koreans who tried to escape their country has triggered a public outcry that South Korea’s president, while pursuing peace talks, must confro...
16:00, 05/12/2019

Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift prote...
03:36, 06/05/2019

Veteran China dissident urges linking of human rights, trade TOKYO (AP) — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan is urging Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China. Wang was speaking Wednesday in Tokyo days ahead of the 30th ann...
11:24, 05/29/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea’s human rights record North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country’s human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to “crimes.” Ambassador Han Tae Song said “human r...
16:48, 05/09/2019

Iran secretly executed teenage boys, human rights group says Iran secretly executed two 17-year-old teenagers, said the rights group Amnesty International, which criticized the country for its "utter disdain for international law and the rights of children."...
18:00, 04/30/2019

WhatsApp Hack Aided by Spyware Linked to Human Rights Abuses Israeli spyware maker NSO Group was in the limelight Tuesday after its software was suspected of being used in hacking the phones of human rights activists through WhatsApp....
08:00, 05/15/2019

Trump should use trade tensions with China to emphasize human rights, Pelosi says President Trump must use ongoing U.S. trade fights with China to move the communist country toward honoring human rights at home, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday....
18:24, 06/04/2019

Human rights group locates North Korean execution sites A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggre...
18:48, 06/10/2019

Diplomats defend, deplore North Korea's human rights record North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations has defended his country's human rights record and likened economic sanctions over its nuclear program to "crimes." Ambassador Han Tae Song said in Genev...
16:48, 05/09/2019

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organization, resolving a dispu...
14:48, 05/17/2019

Firefighter says human rights were violated over lack of vegan food at blaze A Canadian smoke-eater is fired up over the lack of vegan food provided to him while he battled a massive forest blaze. Ontario firefighter and self-described “ethical vegan” Adam Knauff, 40, claims h...
21:48, 05/22/2019

Social justice, human rights feature prominently at this year's Oscars in Hollywood Gender equality, the marginalization of indigenous languages, migration, the refugee crisis, the lives of domestic workers, poverty… All these issues which are at the heart of the United Nations’ work...
18:12, 04/28/2019

UN experts warn Assange arrest exposes him to risk of serious human rights violations Independent UN rights experts on Thursday said the arrest of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange by police in the United Kingdom, after the Ecuadorian Government decided to stop granting him asylum in...
18:48, 04/28/2019

U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and the...
03:12, 05/17/2019

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of...
18:48, 04/28/2019

UPDATE 1-Canada says it has real concerns over China's human rights, Beijing protests Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift prote...
03:48, 06/05/2019

‘Endemic’ sexual violence surging in South Sudan: UN human rights office A surge in sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state targeting victims as young as eight years old, has prompted a call from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, for urgent Government measures to pro...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Huawei files motion to block U.S. ban, calling it an affront to global human rights The Chinese tech giant filed a legal motion Wednesday in U.S. federal court to have the Trump administration’s efforts to ban its equipment in the United States declared unconstitutional....
19:48, 05/29/2019

U.S. 'gravely concerned' by human rights abuses in North Korea: State Department North Korea's government has subjected its people to "egregious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms" and the United States remains "gravely concerned and deeply troubled" by the abuses...
23:12, 05/06/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Colombia, Myanmar and Nigeria, global displacement, and more On Friday, we cover: the UN calling for an end to attacks against human rights defenders; a record number of displaced due to conflict and disasters; human rights issues in Myanmar; 900 children relea...
21:36, 05/10/2019

Israel plans to deport a U.S. human rights activist. Democrats are pushing back. Democratic lawmakers wrote to Netanyahu about the planned deportation of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir, but the Trump administration has taken little action....
00:12, 05/08/2019

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of thousands of students spend Fridays demanding climat...
12:36, 06/07/2019

Amir Khan defends £7m Saudi Arabia fight despite human rights concerns • Khan faces Neeraj Goyat at King Abdullah Sports City in July• ‘I would be stupid to not take this opportunity’Amir Khan has defended the choice of location for his next fight in the face of human ri...
19:24, 06/06/2019

Human rights group claims to locate North Korean execution sites SEOUL, South Korea — A human rights group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of a...
17:00, 06/11/2019

Hong Kong mass protests are just the start of a wider human rights battle The protesters may have won this round, but the fight is far from over. The mass demonstration that flooded downtown Hong Kong on Sunday — the latest in a string of protests over a proposed new extra...
10:00, 06/18/2019

Venezuela's Maduro may visit Russia next month: RIA Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro may visit the Russian city of St Petersburg next month to attend an economic forum there, Russia's RIA news agency cited Venezuela's foreign minister as saying on M...
13:00, 05/06/2019

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev was granted early release by a Russian court on Monday after being given a four-year penal colony sentence earlier this year, his lawyer and supporters said....
19:36, 06/10/2019

Tiananmen Square protest leader urges West to link human rights, trade TOKYO — Veteran Chinese dissident Wang Dan urged Western nations to restore the link between human rights and trade with China in a speech Wednesday just days ahead of the 30th anniversary of the 1989...
00:00, 05/30/2019

Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues Britain's Amir Khan is to face Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah in July The post Amir Khan must have ‘eyes firmly open’ to Saudi Arabia human rights issues appeared first on Boxing News....
13:12, 06/01/2019

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which g...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Pompeo urges China to release human rights prisoners to mark Tiananmen crackdown U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called on Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square uprising this week by releasing all prisoners jailed for fighting human rights abus...
18:48, 06/03/2019

Adani deal with Myanmar military-linked company raises human rights alarm Australian expert worries Queensland coal may help fund armed forces accused of genocideThe Adani Group has signed a US$290m commercial deal with a holding company controlled by the Myanmar armed forc...
21:48, 05/14/2019

Human rights group accuses Germany of mistreating rejected Afghan asylum-seeker A European watchdog raised concerns after German police allegedly squeezed the genitals of an Afghan deportee. While deportations are professionally conducted, there is room for improvement, the right...
04:48, 05/09/2019

Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and refugees boost hope for human rights: Guterres People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before insisting that he was not “losing hope”, thanks to th...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Croatia denies rights violations ahead of Merkel visit The chancellor and the German center-right candidate for the top EU post head to the Balkans before the European Parliament elections. Croatia plays an important role in keeping displaced people at th...
21:12, 05/17/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congol; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a...
22:36, 05/03/2019

Greater transparency, fairer prices for medicines ‘a global human rights issue’, says UN health agency  While developing countries have long struggled with the price of medicines, today’s costs have rendered it a world-wide challenge, and the key topic of concern at a global medicines forum in South Afr...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Migrants, asylum seekers detained in Hungary ‘deliberately deprived of food’: UN human rights office The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday it was alarmed by reports that migrants and asylum seekers who are being held in Hungarian detention centres are being “deliberately deprived of food ...
18:36, 05/03/2019

Children of ISIL terrorists likely held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns In Syria, it is suspected that children whose fathers fought for terrorist group ISIL are being held in unidentified “settlements” and “secret detention facilities” away from their mothers, the UN hum...
20:12, 05/21/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand’s Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on fighting in Libya and Yemen; the human rights ...
22:00, 05/14/2019

Hong Kong’s struggle is ours too. It’s a wake-up call to defend all basic human rights | Natalie Nougayrède The young activists’ aspirations – to assemble peacefully, to speak freely, to not be persecuted – are a universal causeWhy do the Hong Kong activists matter to us? Because their cause is universal. A...
09:12, 06/19/2019

Independent UN rights expert calls for compassion, not sanctions on Venezuela The crisis in Venezuela will not be solved by sanctions that “can lead to starvation”, a UN-appointed rights expert said on Thursday. Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, who reports to the Human Rights...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Friday’s Daily Brief: human rights in Sudan, sombre anniversaries for Rwanda and Nigeria, and fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya Top news on Friday included: a call for respect for human rights in Sudan’s protests; the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; five years since the Chibok girls were abducted ...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in political culture in Cambodia; and how Swine Fe...
01:36, 05/10/2019

Canada foreign minister to visit Cuba Thursday to discuss Venezuela Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said she will visit Cuba on Thursday to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela and the United States' decision to allow lawsuits for property confiscated...
21:36, 05/15/2019

Prince Harry to visit Netherlands next week - will he be a dad by then? Could it be a clue? Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's royal baby could be arriving before next Wednesday, when Harry goes to the Netherlands for a two-day visit.       ...
20:24, 05/01/2019

Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet cleric abuse victims, rights groups say Pope Francis should visit Argentina to meet victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and intervene on their behalf, said international groups fighting clerical abuse on Thursday....
22:36, 05/02/2019

CBOE Names Pamela Culpepper New Chief Human Resources Officer CHICAGO, IL -- April 19, 2016 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated® (CBOE®) announced today that it has added Pamela Culpepper to its management team as Chief Human Resources Office...
21:24, 05/01/2019

China's President Xi to visit North Korea this week Chinese President Xi Jinping will go to North Korea on Thursday for two days, state media in both countries reported on Monday, making him the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14...
14:36, 06/17/2019

Norway says it will host Venezuela mediation again next week The diplomatic effort reflects recognition in Venezuela that neither the government or opposition have been able to prevail in their struggle for power....
00:36, 05/26/2019

Norway says Venezuela mediation to resume next week Norway says representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have decided to return to Oslo for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country....
23:24, 05/25/2019

Pompeo to meet with Merkel next week at start of Europe visit U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin next week at the start of a trip to Europe and will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel that had been scheduled earlier this month, but were ...
22:00, 05/24/2019

US Navy Chief To Begin 3-Day Visit To India From Sunday US Navy chief Admiral John Richardson will be in India for a three-day visit beginning on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart and other senior officials to further strengthen the strategic......
15:36, 05/10/2019

U.S., others object to U.N. counterterrorism chief visit to China's Xinjiang The United States and other western countries have objected to a visit by the United Nations counterterrorism chief to China's remote Xinjiang, where U.N. experts say some one million ethnic Uighurs a...
04:36, 06/15/2019

Anger boils over Xinjiang visit by UN counterterrorism chief A visit by the UN's counterterrorism head to the Xinjiang lends credibility to the view that Uighurs pose a threat to China, the US and rights groups have argued. Some 1 million ethnic Uighurs are det...
06:12, 06/15/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan Thursday’s top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund t...
18:24, 04/28/2019

No U.S. intelligence gap on Venezuela, acting defense chief says Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed any concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, as he disclosed ta...
19:36, 05/03/2019

U.N. rights chief calls on Sudan to halt attacks on protesters United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Monday for Sudanese security forces to halt attacks on Khartoum protest camps and to allow medical workers access to the wounded after at ...
18:48, 06/03/2019

UN rights chief: Libya fighting endangers thousands of lives The U.N. human rights chief says thousands of lives are at risk in parts of conflict-ridden Libya, decrying an escalation of attacks in residential areas with artillery, rockets and airstrikes....
15:48, 04/30/2019

Immigrants 'detained for years at Heathrow centre in human rights breach' Immigration detainees are being held for excessively long periods in breach of their human rights at a centre near Heathrow blighted by gang crime and drugs, an official report has said....
16:12, 05/30/2019

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to ...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Rahul Gandhi To Visit Wayanad In First Week Of June: Congress Leader Congress President Rahul Gandhi would visit Wayanad in the first week of June to thank the electorate for his record breaking win from this Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, said a Congress leader on Monday....
14:48, 05/27/2019

Japan PM Abe to meet Iran's Khamenei, Rouhani during visit this week: Suga Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Iran on June 12-14 and hold talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesda...
04:24, 06/11/2019

Defense chief's border visit will highlight Trump priority Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what President Donald Trump calls a national emergency, after freeing up $1.5 billion more i...
15:48, 05/11/2019

Defense chief’s border visit will highlight Trump priority WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting head of the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan, is making his second trip to the U.S.-Mexican border to highlight what the Trump administration calls a national emergency. Shanaha...
13:48, 05/11/2019

U.N. chief raises issue of Xinjiang's Uighurs during China visit United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of Muslims in China's Xinjiang region during a visit to Beijing last week, a U.N. spokesman said on Monday....
21:12, 04/29/2019

U.S. intelligence on Venezuela 'very good,' acting defense chief says Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan dismissed concerns about a potential intelligence failure on Venezuela like the one that preceded the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, and said top U.S. offi...
21:36, 05/03/2019

Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over increasing criminalization of dissenters While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly hindering a conducive environment for “genuine and ...
21:00, 04/28/2019

UN rights chief ‘deeply concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing in Russia The sentencing in Russia of a Danish Jehovah’s Witness on Thursday to six years in prison on charges of “organising the activity of a banned extremist organisation” has been described as a “dangerous ...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Mexico cannot move forward ‘without addressing the shadows of the past’, says UN rights chief Concluding “five intense, interesting and rewarding working days” in Mexico, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the country was going through a “crucial” period where it ...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote and strengthen the...
18:24, 04/28/2019

London Craft Week 2019: the best shows, workshops and talks to visit in the capital London's craft makers are among the world's most celebrated, and they are joined by international crafts people for this five-day show with events taking place across the city....
16:12, 05/07/2019

Fortnite Season 9 Week 1 Challenges LIVE: Visit all 7 Sky Platforms, Ride the Slipstream Epic has revealed the first set of Challenges for Week 1 of Season 9 of Fortnite - it's an impressive list that makes use of all the new mechanics. Here's what you need to know....
13:00, 05/09/2019

Human rights campaigners hail major change by WHO as transgender no longer recognised as 'mental disorder' Human rights campaigners have welcomed a major change to the World Health Organisation's global manual of diagnoses that means transgender health issues will no longer be classified as mental and beha...
21:36, 05/29/2019

John Oliver Challenges 13 States to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment on Last Week Tonight John Oliver knows that this year has been rough for women, who “judging from restroom signs are just men who have swallowed a trapezoid.” To cheer women up, after the confirmation of a &ld...
13:00, 06/10/2019

U.N. chief urges 'maximum restraint' in Venezuela to avoid violence United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges maximum restraint in Venezuela to avoid violence, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday, after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a ...
20:12, 04/30/2019

Venezuela's Maduro says ex-intelligence chief helped plan 'coup' Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday called his former intelligence chief Manuel Cristopher a "traitor" and said he had helped plan a military uprising called for by the opposition on April 3...
08:36, 05/11/2019

UN rights chief ‘strongly’ condemns ‘shocking’ mass executions in Saudi Arabia Despite repeated appeals by the United Nations human rights system, Saudi Arabia’s decision to go ahead with the beheading of 37 men, drew strong condemnation on Wednesday from UN High Commissioner fo...
18:24, 04/28/2019

UN rights chief ‘strongly condemns’ attack on Indian security forces in Kashmir The top United Nations human rights official has strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack against Indian security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February and has called on aut...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has cau...
12:48, 06/19/2019

‘Ground-breaking innovation’ is needed in cities, where ‘the battle for sustainable development will be won or lost,’ says UN human settlements chief If the battle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to be won or lost in cities, then they need to “achieve a lasting impact on communities and to ensure that no one is left behind,” ...
23:48, 05/29/2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit North Korea This Week, State Media Reports (BEIJING) — Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week, state media announced Monday, as U.S. talks with North Korea on its nuclear program are at an apparent ...
19:12, 06/17/2019

On visit to New Zealand mosque, U.N. chief vows to combat growing hate speech United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres aims to draw up a global plan to fight a rising tide of hate speech, he said on Tuesday, during a visit to a New Zealand mosque where dozens of worshi...
09:36, 05/14/2019

UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politicians to ‘avoid escalation’, end suffering of the people Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, before calling for calm...
21:00, 04/28/2019

LGBT rights movement a threat to Poland, says conservative party chief Jaroslaw Kaczynski Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a parliament member who has tremendous influence as leader of the Law and Justice party, said "everyone must accept Christianity."        ...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Brunei’s new penal code would enshrine ‘cruel and inhuman punishments’ UN rights chief warns Proposed changes to Brunei’s penal code to incorporate punishments under a strict interpretation of Islamic law - including death by stoning - should be halted, the UN’s top human rights official, Mic...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Venezuelan rights group says 4 people died in street clashes this week after opposition call for military uprising CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan rights group says 4 people died in street clashes this week after opposition call for military uprising....
18:24, 05/02/2019

Acting Pentagon chief Shanahan defends US intelligence gathering on the crisis in Venezuela "I don't feel like we have an intelligence gap. I think we have very good reporting," acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters....
23:48, 05/03/2019

Protect women’s rights ‘before, during and after conflict’ UN chief tells high-level Security Council debate Over the course of the past decade, there has been “a paradigm shift” in understanding the devastating impact of sexual violence in conflict on international peace and security, UN Secretary-General A...
18:12, 04/28/2019

Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms With demonstrations expected to take place in various Guatemalan cities on Monday and Tuesday, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urging the Guatemalan Government to guarantee freedom of...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Venezuela's PDVSA trading chief leaves as exports fall, fuel shortages grow The top trade and supply official at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has left the post, according to a recent copy of the government's official gazette, as the OPEC nation's crude exports fall afte...
05:36, 06/18/2019

U.N. food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week United Nations food chief David Beasley warned on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack of independence in Ho...
19:24, 06/17/2019

Venezuela’s needs ‘significant and growing’ UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council, as ‘unparalleled’ exodus continues Over a month after two competing resolutions on Venezuela failed to pass, the UN Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the “very real humanitarian problem” facing the country, where close to se...
18:12, 04/28/2019

China vice premier 'very unlikely' to go to U.S. this week: Global Times editor in chief China's Vice Premier Liu He is "very unlikely" to go to the United States this week following U.S. President Donald Trump's "threat" to hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, editor-in-c...
04:48, 05/06/2019

US trade chief is expected to discuss China with officials from Japan and EU this week U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet with officials from the European Union and Japan at the ministerial meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) i...
03:24, 05/22/2019

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but during a contentious debate, Council members disagre...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Prince William, Kate and Prince Charles to visit royal baby Archie this week Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is racking up visits by royal relatives: The queen met him first; now William, Kate and grandpa Prince Charles will.        ...
04:24, 05/14/2019

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping will make state visit to North Korea this week....
14:48, 06/17/2019

Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, teammates visit police academy as part of National Police Week Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, and two other quarterbacks, spent time at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy as part of National Police Week on Tuesday....
19:24, 05/15/2019

Amending Guatemala ‘reconciliation law’ would lead to unjust amnesty, warns Bachelet A bid to give amnesty to all those found guilty of grave human rights crimes during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, by amending the National Reconciliation Law, could represent a “drastic set-back...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Cameroon: Clear ‘window of opportunity’ to solve crises rooted in violence - Bachelet The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed Cameroon’s willingness to cooperate over finding workable solutions to “major human rights and humanitarian crises”, caused by months of serious unrest and...
00:24, 05/07/2019

Health and Human Services halts federal research using human fetal tissue The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that federal sciences will no longer be allowed to use human fetal tissue to carry out research, a move anti-abortion organizations hailed as...
20:48, 06/05/2019

House passes sweeping legislation to expand LGBTQ civil rights but GOP lawmakers worry it may threaten the rights of women A Republican-backed motion to block the Equality Act, which would provide civil rights protections to gay and transgender people, failed on Friday as the House of Representatives voted to approve the ...
04:48, 05/18/2019

Donald Trump visit: US President compares Brexit backstop issue with US-Mexico border during Ireland visit Donald Trump appeared to compare the backstop issue to the US-Mexico border as he expressed confidence that the Brexit logjam over the Irish border would work out "very well"....
23:48, 06/05/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 9) The hits keep on coming in June as Netflix has another killer selection of new titles dropping this week. The two biggest titles on this list are Ralph Breaks the Internet (the sequel to the surprise ...
19:12, 06/09/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 2) Another busy week for Netflix has begun, as the fifth season of Black Mirror is set to hit the streaming service this Wednesday. Unlike seasons 3 and 4, Black Mirror season 5 will have just three epis...
02:00, 06/03/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of June 16) The week of June 16th looks to be a relatively quiet week for Netflix releases, save for one major addition. No, I’m not talking about Adam Devine’s comedy special, but rather the entire N...
20:48, 06/16/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 5) The comedown after the first week of a new month is always tough for Netflix subscribers, but the good news is that there are a few gems that might pique your interest in this week’s streaming r...
03:12, 05/06/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 26) Just when it looked like this might be another slow week, the first day of the month managed to sneak in on Saturday to inundate us with new content. I won’t bother listing all the highlights of...
06:12, 05/27/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 12) Any week with more Nailed It! — one of the stupidest and most joyous cooking shows ever made — is a good week. Therefore, this is a pretty good week for Netflix releases! In addition to a ...
20:48, 05/12/2019

Everything new coming to Netflix this week, and everything leaving (week of May 19) We’re reaching the end of the month, which means the Netflix release schedule is starting to thin out a bit. Other than the return of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, there aren&rsqu...
18:36, 05/19/2019

Uber's chief operating officer and chief marketing officer are stepping down Now that the company is public, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he has more time to be involved in the day-to-day operations of Uber's core businesses....
22:48, 06/07/2019

The human problem of AI When expectations for AI aren't met, it’s not always the tech that’s to blame. Here are some of the most common human errors in implementing AI.Read More...
22:48, 05/09/2019

AI: More Than Human - review ... but less than art Barbican, London This crowd-pleasing show throws robots, giant playthings and interactive paintings at viewers, but evidence of true creativity in machines is scarceIn 2016, a machine beat the world’s...
17:48, 05/15/2019

AI doesn’t always need to be more human It's time to stop obsessing over making AI seem human and start focusing on how this transformative technology can help consumers, businesses, and society.Read More...
10:00, 05/26/2019

Siri now sounds more like a human While Siri sounds decent most of the time, it still comes off as a little robotic. With iOS 13, however, Siri should sound a lot more human. At WWDC, Apple said it's taken a "huge step forward" b...
22:00, 06/03/2019

My dog and I tried ‘human-grade’ pet food and this is how it went It’s an uncanny concept! Just Food For Dogs — a California company that makes, in its own words, “human-grade” cuisine for canines from scratch — opened a takeout spot in Union Square earlier this mon...
07:36, 05/22/2019

40,000 human skeletons used to build church Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic is home to a Roman Catholic church decorated with grisly remains exhumed in the 15th century. Find out the strange story of the Sedlec Ossuary, aka the "Church of Bon...
13:12, 06/10/2019

Washington becomes first state ever to allow human composting Gov. Jay Inslee, the Democrat from Washington, signed a bill into law on Tuesday that allows the composting of human bodies as an alternative to burials and cremations....
06:24, 05/22/2019

What's So Special About Human Screams? Ask a Screamologist A better understanding of the acoustics of screaming could help scientists understand how and why humans shriek—and add a new dimension to the surveillance state!...
16:36, 05/15/2019

Human sex treatment threatens seahorses In a row of shops in Sheung Wan, on the western side of Hong Kong Island, the seahorses are stored in plastic boxes and glass jars, their elongated, S-shaped bodies stacked like spoons....
08:36, 06/07/2019

What non-human species is most crucial to our survival? The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsWhat single non-human species are we most depe...
19:00, 05/07/2019

Area Man Craves Human Contact Scott Adams, creator of the workplace “humor” comic Dilbert, has many things: money, fame, an unwavering faith in President Trump, and perhaps most importantly, a big dumb castle shaped like his iconi...
23:48, 05/31/2019

Why this geneticist says we should stop human evolution Measles cases in the US have hit a 25-year high, with 78 new infections in the past week alone. In a sign of the times, a cruise ship with hundreds of Scientologists on board was quarantined in St Luc...
00:12, 05/18/2019

I was used as human guinea pig, Caster Semenya says Caster Semenya says the global athletics governing body has used her as "a human guinea pig" by forcing her to take medication that would limit her testosterone levels. ...
03:48, 06/19/2019

Human or hybrid? The big debate over what a species really is Humans once mated with Neanderthals so are we hybrids? How we see ourselves and the rest of nature is changing, raising the question of whether species even exist...
18:36, 04/28/2019

AI is now better at predicting mortality than human doctors As scientists continue to toil away at creating machine learning algorithms that will one day enslave humanity save us all, artificial intelligence researchers have discovered that computers are outpa...
08:00, 05/14/2019

The Latest: Prosecutor: Human decomposition detected in car HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of 4-year-old Maleah Davis (all times local): 9:50 a.m. A prosecutor says trained dogs detected the scent of human decomposition in the vehicle of a man ...
08:36, 05/13/2019

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies SEATTLE (AP) — Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains....
21:48, 05/21/2019

Washington becomes first state to allow composting of human bodies Washington became the first state to legalize human composting on Tuesday as Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing the “natural organic” method of burying human remains in the dirt. The c...
05:48, 05/22/2019

Human influence on drought started a century ago Enlarge / The expected pattern of human influence on drought (brown is more drought, green is less drought) for regions with long-term records. (credit: Marvel et al./Nature) Droughts are weather ex...
14:12, 05/02/2019

| Scientists seek out limit to human endurance US scientists who studied the performance of myriad athletes have come up with an estimate of the absolute physiological boundary of human endurance....
00:12, 06/07/2019

Washington Becomes First US State To Legalize Human Composting Washington on Tuesday became the first US state to legalize human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations....
06:36, 05/22/2019

Trash and human bodies recovered from Everest Volunteers have removed three tonnes from the world's highest mountain as part of a clean up operation to remove trash that has accumulated at altitude....
19:12, 05/02/2019

German doctors want human egg donations to be legalized A group of doctors in Germany is calling for new reproductive health laws. They say the current legislation is outdated, as the science has moved on. They want human egg donations to be legalized and ...
18:48, 06/04/2019

German scientists create see-through human organs Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants....
19:36, 04/28/2019

Human ancestors ate other humans because they were easier to catch Cannibal human ancestors would kill and eat each other because it was “more cost-effective” than catching animals, a new study claims. Researchers found archaeological evidence in Spain th...
16:48, 05/10/2019

Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a 'human guinea pig' Olympic 800 meters champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a "biological ...
20:36, 06/18/2019

How to combat human trafficking with data science Modern slavery is unfortunately still part of our global reality, with more than 40 million people believed to be victims of human trafficking around the world. It’s up to governments, organizations, ...
14:12, 05/10/2019

China's human-like monkeys spark concerns A computer scientist who is credited as a researcher on a Chinese medical experiment that saw monkey brains implanted with human genes to make them more human, has slammed the project as ethically una...
16:48, 04/30/2019

The Euro 2020 Mascot Is Just A Creepy Human Man Creating a mascot for your international sporting event can be fraught with peril. Izzy, originally Whatizit, was the mascot of the 1996 Olympics and is still mocked today. London’s mascots for the 20...
17:48, 06/18/2019

Human toe cocktail is more than ‘disgusting’ — it’s a health risk, says doc Talk about toe-tal recoil. To drink this classic Canadian cocktail, you’ll need a strong stomach — and immune system. Since 1973, the Yukon’s Downtown Hotel has been serving up the legendary Sou...
01:48, 06/15/2019

| Washington first US state to legalise human composting Washington became the first US state to legalise human composting after its eco-friendly governor signed a bill to that effect in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations....
01:24, 05/23/2019

Bringing human-like reasoning to driverless car navigation With aims of bringing more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles, MIT researchers have created a system that uses only simple maps and visual data to enable driverless cars to navigate routes in...
09:36, 05/23/2019

Man arrested after human torso found in crashed car A human torso reportedly turned up in a Tennessee man’s crashed car after an attempted traffic stop on Sunday. Now, Dorrae Debrice Johnson of Knoxville faces several charges including vehicular ...
16:24, 06/18/2019

Ruby Tandoh: how I was turned into a human cheese Bacteria from my face have been used to make a wheel of stilton. It’s not gross, it’s art – and it is about to go on display at the V&A’s new food exhibitionI am about to be made into a cheese. The de...
16:12, 05/13/2019

Human trafficking victims mostly underage children from within the US The dark trade of human trafficking – in which people are traded or sold for the purpose of forced labor or sexual exploitation -- has been a persistent problem across major cities and idyllic rural c...
09:00, 05/12/2019

Water on Mars Provides Hope for Human Habitation The first sample of dust and soil analysed by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover in August 2012 was found to contain a substantial amount of water. This discovery provided new hope that a manned mission to M...
02:24, 06/19/2019

Human failings are the reason you can't catch a self-driving bus yet It’s a weird vision: I’m speeding down the street, sitting backwards in the front passenger seat of an electric Renault Zoe Cab and nobody's driving the car. However, this isn'...
14:00, 06/03/2019

She Draws Deeply Human Characters. They’re Just Animals. Lisa Hanawalt, the illustrator behind “Bojack Horseman,” has created “Tuca & Bertie,” about two 30-something bird-women. “It was important to me to show that women are gross,” she said....
18:12, 04/29/2019

Washington state legalizes human composting The US state of Washington became the first to legalize human composting as an eco-friendly alternative to burial and cremation. The Catholic Church denounced the process as undignified....
18:36, 05/22/2019

Amazon developing device that reads human emotion Amazon is reportedly developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. The gadget, meant to be worn on a person’s wrist, is reportedly a health and wellness product...
20:48, 05/23/2019

DeepMind AI uses teamwork to defeat human 'Quake III' players After developing an AI system that can beat Go and chess, Google-owned DeepMind started tackling a different class of games: multiplayer ones, which usually require teamwork. In a paper published by S...
13:24, 05/31/2019

Indianapolis police: Suitcase found containing human remains INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a suitcase containing human remains has been found near a creek in Indianapolis. Department spokeswoman Officer Genae Cook tells The Indianapolis Star that several peopl...
17:24, 05/28/2019

Two-million-year-old toothache may have killed an early human A new analysis of a rare hominin specimen has revealed what may be the earliest known dental abscess – a painful mass of pus growing inside the jaw – in the Homo genus...
20:12, 04/28/2019

Exclusive: Controversial skeleton may be a new species of early human A skeleton found decades ago in South Africa may be a new species of Australopithecus, and could help reveal when our ancestors evolved to walk on two feet...
20:12, 04/28/2019

| Semenya accuses IAAF of treating her like 'human guinea pig' South Africa's double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has accused world athletics' governing body the IAAF of treating her like "human guinea pig"....
15:48, 06/18/2019

Hospital staff on front lines of war on human trafficking WILMINGTON, Del.– Dawn Culp has been an emergency room nurse at Bayhealth for more than 25 years but says she never had enough resources to focus on human trafficking — until now. Througho...
23:00, 05/17/2019

How Earth's changing ecosystems may have driven human evolution The most detailed ever look at Earth's prehistoric climate suggests many habitats changed in the past 800,000 years – and this may be why we evolved big brains...
18:36, 04/28/2019

Private banking: Wealthtech 2.0 – when human meets robot If there was ever a risk of client advisers being replaced by robots, that danger has now passed. Today both robo-advisers and large wealth managers see the importance of having humans and technology ...
19:36, 04/28/2019

YouPorn introduces a virtual human brand ambassador YouPorn likes to push the edge with technology. So the porn company is announcing today it has created a virtual ambassador, a computer-animated woman named Jedy Vales. The virtual character is the la...
18:12, 05/07/2019

Three tons of trash and human bodies carried off Everest Volunteers have removed three tonnes from the world's highest mountain as part of a clean up operation to remove trash that has accumulated at altitude....
22:36, 05/02/2019

Disease that can be transferred from dog to human confirmed in Iowa, officials say The zoonotic disease, known as "canine Brucellosis," is spread through reproductive fluids. Instances were found at a small-dog breeding facility.        ...
22:12, 05/12/2019

2 Human Traffickers Arrested In Assam, 3 Girls Rescued Two human traffickers, including a woman, were arrested from the Guwahati railway station and three minor girls rescued, as part of a special drive, officials said on Tuesday....
21:12, 05/21/2019

At last, US dream of resuming human space launches are within reach For nearly a decade the US has relied on Russia to get its astronauts into space. With the test of SpaceX's crew capsule, it looks set to bring launches home again soon...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Florida firefighter arrested in human trafficking probe A Florida firefighter was arrested Thursday in a human trafficking bust following a two-year-long investigation, according to officials. East Lake Fire Rescue Lt. Matthew Doyle, 38, faces several char...
19:36, 05/17/2019

Mexico to target human traffickers in immigration crackdown MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s foreign affairs secretary says the government will not tolerate human trafficking and provided new details of the weekend “rescue” of nearly 800 migrants ...
18:00, 06/17/2019

Self-Driving Cars Have a Problem: Safer Human-Driven Ones The technology that was supposed to give us robo-taxis is making human-driven cars safer at a rate that completely autonomous vehicles may have trouble matching....
00:12, 06/16/2019

90 percent of data breaches are caused by human error A new report from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that security incidents in public cloud infrastructure are more likely to occur as a result of a customer's employees rather than by actions carried o...
22:12, 05/08/2019

This robot learns its two-handed moves from human dexterity If robots are really to help us out around the house or care for our injured and elderly, they’re going to want two hands… at least. But using two hands is harder than we make it look — so...
21:24, 05/29/2019

Google’s Translatotron is an end-to-end model that mimics human voices Google AI today introduced Translatotron, an end-to-end speech-to-speech model capable of retaining the sound of the voice that's being translated.Read More...
23:48, 05/15/2019

Climate change could end human civilization by 2050: report A harrowing new climate change report warns we may be on the way to extinction, claiming there is a "high likelihood" human civilization will come to an end by 2050 unless action is taken on greenhous...
03:24, 06/04/2019

Carbon dioxide levels highest in human history Atmospheric levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide have hit a record high of more than 415 parts per million. The accelerated rise of man-made greenhouse gas emissions has scientists alarmed....
07:24, 05/14/2019

Several Arrested In Derby Weekend Human Trafficking Sting Akula, left; Johnson, center; and James, right. **Photo: WAVE 3 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Several people are in custody after a LMPD string surrounding the Kentucky Derby. Police say four men ...
12:48, 05/07/2019

Eco-friendly ending: Washington state is first to allow human composting Legislation would let facilities offer ‘natural organic reduction’ which turns a body into about two wheelbarrows’ worth of soilAshes to ashes, guts to dirt.Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation Tues...
08:48, 05/22/2019

Fla. governor signs bill allowing AVs with no human operator Under the new Florida law, which takes effect July 1, a fully autonomous vehicle meeting all insurance requirements may operate without a human occupant or operator....
05:24, 06/14/2019

Zoroark Can Trick People With Illusions And Turn Into A Human Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Zo...
01:48, 05/05/2019

Suitcase with human remains retrieved from Cypriot lake A diver has retrieved from the bottom of a man-made lake a suitcase that police officials in Cyprus say contains the decomposing remains of a woman, believed to be one of the victims of a military off...
18:48, 04/28/2019

Remains found in Boundary Waters wilderness are human DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say skeletal remains found in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are human. The remains were found in late April at a campsite belonging to a New M...
16:48, 05/10/2019

I Am Mother envisions a dark future world where AI is almost human A young girl is raised underground by a robot mother (Rose Byrne) following an extinction event on Earth in I Am Mother. A humanoid sentient robot raises a young woman from an embryo in an undergrou...
15:48, 06/13/2019

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases BOSTON (AP) — Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven’t come close to matching the success...
20:12, 05/26/2019

Catch-22 Is "Harrowing, Heartbreaking, Human, and Hilarious" According to the Cast In the mood for a bit of a weird laugh this weekend? Hulu just launched Catch-22, its miniseries adaptation of the classic satirical novel by Joseph Heller. George Clooney is an executive......
02:24, 05/18/2019

How surveillance capitalism is changing human nature forever Firms that turn behaviour into saleable data are reshaping society – and us, says Shoshana Zuboff as she discusses her book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism...
21:00, 04/28/2019

Gay Rights There’s never been a better time to be gay, except in a handful of places where it’s become worse. Gay-rights activists have made historic gains in a fraction of the time it took the movements for civ...
18:00, 05/17/2019

Microsoft’s latest security service uses human intelligence, not artificial Enlarge / Microsoft security experts monitoring the world, looking for hackers. (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has announced two new cloud services to help administrators detect and manage threats to...
15:00, 05/02/2019

Eye transplants? Researchers 3D-print first human cornea in U.S., paving way for advancements The scientific breakthrough could lead to far-reaching advancements, from transplants to testing of new cornea-relief products.        ...
15:48, 06/10/2019

'Pieces of human society': deep ocean may be riddled with microplastics Quantity of particles hundreds of meters underwater off California is on par with Great Pacific Garbage Patch, study findsAnela Choy, a biological oceanographer, had been noticing something odd while ...
16:24, 06/06/2019

North Korea: John Bolton is a 'defective human product' North Korea branded U.S. national security adviser John Bolton a “defective human product” on Monday after he accused the rogue state of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions with recent tests o...
19:12, 05/27/2019

Statistical Date Analysis Concludes That Ancient Human Was Not Our Ancestor One of the great issues in all of science is the search for the direct ancestor of modern humans. Many species of hominin have been put forward down the years and a recently uncovered species Australo...
15:00, 05/09/2019

Sensor-packed glove learns signatures of the human grasp Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, MIT researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. The information c...
20:24, 05/29/2019

Custom-built drone delivers human kidney for transplant A kidney was delivered via drone for a scheduled transplant — in a first-ever technique that medical professionals hope will make future organ delivery faster and safer. The organ — a left kidney — wa...
13:12, 05/02/2019

Tennessee man arrested after police say human torso found in car: report A severed human torso was reportedly found in a Tennessee man's crashed car after an attempted traffic stop on Sunday. Now Dorrae Debrice Johnson of Knoxville faces several charges including vehicular...
05:00, 06/18/2019

Chimp sign language and human communication follow the same rules Gestures used by chimpanzees to communicate with each other follow some of the same rules intrinsic to human language, according to a study of chimps in Uganda...
18:36, 04/28/2019

On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator numbers If you think you’re busy, then spare a thought for the world’s bees; for they, along with other insects and animals, are responsible for pollinating more than 75 per cent of the planet’s favourite foo...
18:48, 05/20/2019

Human remains found inside suitcase near Indianapolis creek Homicide detectives are searching for answers after a suitcase with human remains was found near a creek in Indianapolis. Authorities responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. Monday about the sickening di...
22:12, 05/28/2019

Majority of Britons believe climate-change could end human race: poll A majority of Britons believe that climate-change could end the human race, a poll showed on Wednesday after days of high-profile protests by activists thrust global warming onto the political agenda....
16:48, 05/01/2019

Snail-inspired reversible superglue can hold weight of a human Scientists have demonstrated how the super strong product can hold the weight of an average male with only two postage stamp-sized squares of the substance....
19:24, 06/18/2019

Chilean police break up migrant human trafficking ring Chilean prosecutors are indicting at least 10 people over their alleged links to a human trafficking ring that smuggled hundreds of Chinese migrants into Chile after charging them $5,000 apiece for to...
04:00, 05/26/2019

Washington Governor signs bill to allow composting human bodies Enlarge / Mockup of a future Recompose facility. (credit: MOLT Studios) This week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill to allow the composting of human remains within the state. It is the o...
20:48, 05/26/2019

NASA Selects 11 US Firms to Build Human Lunar Landers NASA has selected 11 companies including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration programme....
14:12, 05/17/2019

Aerial photos show human impact on natural world Viewed from above, the Mediterranean's salt farms take the form of abstract paintings. Piles of crystallized salt, which divide the artificial ponds, appear like lines of white paint between blocks of...
09:48, 05/20/2019

As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines Workers at the some of the retail giant's stores said they had long expected the robots would take their jobs one day. But they hadn’t expected this middle period, during which they have to work side ...
17:00, 06/06/2019

Why human oversight will be essential to the next generation of automated data anaytics We’ve all read the news and heard the scaremongering stories around potential flaws and biases in Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. Despite the scepticism, businesses are undoubtedly using ...
12:36, 05/30/2019

Gene-edited pig organs being tested on monkeys in hopes of human use For George Church, the future is finally now. Back in 2017, the Harvard University geneticist predicted that a startup company he co-founded, eGenesis, would be using animal organs for human transplan...
05:36, 06/13/2019

Stone tools hint that our first human ancestors lived all over Africa We thought the first Homo species evolved in East Africa 2.8 million years ago, but stone tools from Algeria suggest our origins may have spanned the continent...
20:12, 04/28/2019

The first human farmers continued to forage a wide diet from nature We used to think that our pre-historic switch to farming restricted our diets and deprived us of nutrition, but new evidence suggests this wasn’t the case...
20:12, 04/28/2019

Realistic Human Face Coin Purse Is Nightmare Fuel Japan’s DJ Doooo not only makes music but also wraps everyday objects in realistic-looking human flesh. The result is starting, and ghoulish....
19:24, 06/04/2019

Neuromorphic chip has the architecture similar to neurons of the human brain Neuromorphic hardware has been around for a while but is finally gaining traction and is beginning to be applied in exciting new ways.“It’s AI technology on a chip which uses pattern rec...
15:36, 04/30/2019

Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits level never before seen in human history The Earth is dealing with something that it hasn’t faced in at least the last 800,000 years. It’s a dramatic shift in the levels of carbon dioxide present in the planet’s atmosphere and it’s abundantl...
16:24, 05/14/2019

Nxivm leader wanted branding ceremonies to be like human sacrifices Accused sex cult leader Keith Raniere wanted the branding of his female slaves to mimic ritualistic human sacrifice, a Brooklyn jury heard Wednesday. The Nxivm founder’s disturbing fantasies wer...
01:00, 05/23/2019

NeRay exploits human foolishness in an overstuffed Legends Of Tomorrow It is to the great credit of Legends Of Tomorrow that the show’s writers have discovered a very particular sweet spot, one shared by some of TV’s best comedies. One example: The late, lamented America...
12:48, 05/14/2019

Researchers say 6G will stream human brain-caliber AI to wireless devices In the 2G era, storing 1,000 songs in your pocket was a big deal, but with 6G, your pocket device will wirelessly access human brain-caliber AI, anywhere.Read More...
21:00, 06/14/2019

Carbon dioxide levels hit landmark at 415 ppm, highest in human history Data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii showed that carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million on Friday.        ...
22:00, 05/13/2019

Turning loved ones into soil? Washington becomes first state to allow human composting Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday to approve "natural organic reduction," or "human composting." The process turns bodies into soil in weeks.        ...
18:36, 05/22/2019

Seeing SpongeBob SquarePants Actors as Human Versions of Their Characters May Haunt You What happens when SpongeBob SquarePants comes to life? Well, the above picture happens. It's...a little jarring. The voice cast of the long-running animated series will play their......
18:24, 05/22/2019

Human-powered ferry makes a difference for tourists — and the captain Maik Slotta is a man you won't forget. He runs the only remaining manually operated ferry in the German state of Brandenburg, and there's no one to replace him, as DW's Hardy Graupner reports from the...
19:00, 06/12/2019

Climate crisis seriously damaging human health, report finds National academies say effects include spread of diseases and worse mental healthA report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage global heating is already caus...
19:48, 06/03/2019

Tesla's Navigate Is Worse Than Human Driving: Consumer Reports Car buyers have shown that they’re ready to embrace autonomous cars—but are automakers actually equipped to meet that demand? A new Consumer Reports article evaluating the viability of Tesla’s Autopil...
16:00, 05/22/2019

Carbon dioxide levels hit new landmark at 415 ppm, highest in human history Data from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii showed that carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million on Friday.        ...
16:12, 05/13/2019

Reggie Jackson remembers Bill Buckner as 'a great human being' Hall of Fame outfielder Reggie Jackson was among those who recalled playing with baseball great Bill Buckner, days after the former infield died battling dementia....
18:12, 05/31/2019

New research shows human cells mimic computer chips Living cells are wired like computer chips, using direct signals to instruct them how to function, but they can also change behavior rapidly -- something chips can't do, new research by the University...
18:36, 05/24/2019

Women shouldn't have to tell abortion stories to remind lawmakers they're human #YouKnowMe is both powerful and profoundly depressing – women shouldn’t have to justify wanting bodily autonomySign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Satur...
19:00, 05/18/2019

PEN World Voices Festival: Surveillance Capitalism, Human Autonomy, And you Presented with The GuardianThe 2019 PEN World Voices Festival will bring more than 200 writers and artists representing over 50 nationalities to New York City and Los Angeles this month to discuss and...
16:36, 05/03/2019

New Data Platform Illuminates History of Human Environmental Impact The human environmental footprint is not only deep, but old. Ancient traces of this footprint can be found in animal bones, shells, scales, and antlers at archaeological sites. Together, these specime...
00:48, 05/14/2019

Google built an AI that detects lung cancer better than human doctors Science fiction has taught us to fear the inevitable rise of digital brains, and while it’s true that handing too much power to machines of our own creation could end badly, AI is proving itself...
01:48, 05/22/2019

HBO's Chernobyl drama highlights the human cost of nuclear catastrophe An intense new HBO miniseries about the world's worst nuclear accident turns the Chernobyl Soviet scientists into unlikely heroes in its portrayal of a world superpower approaching meltdown...
20:48, 05/03/2019

Amazon reportedly developing a wearable that recognizes human emotions In its latest effort to be involved in every aspect of our lives, Amazon is reportedly working on a new voice-activated wearable device that is capable of recognizing human emotions. According to Bloo...
19:48, 05/23/2019

Pissed-off weatherman reminds viewers to prioritize human life over The Bachelorette Despite what Bob Dylan would have you believe, the vast majority of us do, in fact, need “a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” This is especially true in the case of Dayton, Ohio, whose loc...
23:12, 05/28/2019

In Search For Hiker, Volunteers Checked Boar Intestines For Human Remains The helicopter buzzed over the forest canopy. Three searchers peered into dense foliage and rolling waterfall beds as they watched their fuel dwindle. It would soon be time to turn back and end the......
05:24, 05/27/2019

Oh, brother! NASA twins study shows how space changes the human body An American astronaut experienced multiple biological changes in space but returned to normal - with some exceptions - after coming back to Earth, according to a study involving twin brothers that she...
19:36, 04/28/2019

Grand theft consciousness: How quantum algorithms will backdoor human-level AI The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, as the legend goes, was invented when two oblivious young people walking around eating boring snacks accidentally crashed into each other on a city street. Grab one whil...
05:48, 05/14/2019

Taputapuatea Marae, An Ancient Site of Human Sacrifice and Communing with the Gods French Polynesia is renowned for its beauty and friendly people, but still relatively little is known about its history.  ...
22:12, 05/06/2019

A Study Exposes the Health Risks of Gene-Editing Human Embryos Last year, a Chinese scientist tried to give two babies a mutation to protect them from HIV. But that mutation also seems to shave years off people's lives....
17:12, 06/03/2019

Cave With 25,000 Years of Human History Now Delivers Headless Squatting Woman In China, archaeologists have made an extraordinary discovery from over 13,000 years ago according to the State News Agency. ...
16:36, 05/02/2019

Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth's natural life Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life support systems, the world’s lea...
14:48, 05/06/2019

‘Suddenly he has shown his human side’ – Wiggins on how ‘robot’ Roglic won hearts "Bradley Wiggins picked out Primoz Roglic for special praise following the conclusion of the Giro d\u0027Italia. Subscribe to The Bradley Wiggins Show podcast!"...
16:24, 06/03/2019

A Texas man went fishing on the Brazos River. He caught a prehistoric human bone While fishing along a Texas river, a man found a 800-year-old human femur bone believed to belong to a Native American between 1286 and 1398 A.D.        ...
03:48, 05/07/2019

Buzz Aldrin calls for human 'migration' to Mars: ‘We explore, or we expire’ Buzz Aldrin argued that the U.S. should be working towards “the great migration of humankind to Mars,” as a matter of the “ultimate survival” of humanity, in an op-ed for The Washington Post....
01:12, 05/03/2019

Target of first human gene editing cuts life expectancy short Enlarge / Chinese geneticist He Jiankui speaks during the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong days after he claimed to have altered the genes of the embr...
15:24, 06/05/2019

Human remains found in suitcase identified as missing Indianapolis man, police say Human remains that were found in a suitcase in southeast Indianapolis were identified as Larry Terry, 56, who was reported missing in March.        ...
00:12, 05/29/2019

Veganism? His ‘creed.’ Access to vegan food? This firefighter claims it’s his human right. In a complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Adam Knauff argues that the government discriminated against him by ignoring his dietary needs....
21:36, 05/22/2019

The 2019 Wellcome photography prize: close focus on the human condition The annual awards celebrate the best images of science around the worldA human face lies inert on a surgical tray as if staring up at the team of doctors hovering over it. It has taken them 16 hours o...
18:48, 06/01/2019

Ted Cruz Admits to Savoring the Taste of Human Flesh As a Joke, I Guess I try not to judge people for their bizarre and frequently incorrect food opinions. If my Splinter colleague Hamilton Nolan wants to do weird shit with peanut butter, what do I care? What people put ...
03:12, 06/07/2019

Leader of La Luz del Mundo Church Charged With Human Trafficking and Child Rape (LOS ANGELES) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human traf...
01:12, 06/06/2019

First Neanderthal Remains Discovered in Serbia Reveals Human Migration History In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal bones.  ...
13:12, 05/02/2019

Hawaii warns tourists of parasitic worm that can burrow into human brains Enlarge / Male Angiostrongylus cantonensis (credit: Punlop Anusonpornperm) Hawaii’s health department has released fresh warnings about a parasitic worm that can infest human brains after officials ...
03:12, 05/31/2019

Revenge of the nerds: Facebook is developing human-level AI to fight bullying Facebook might be taking its bullying problem a lot more seriously than you think. Rather than hire more humans to flag troubling content, it plans on developing AI with human level intelligence to do...
01:48, 05/02/2019

Human Services claimed people wouldn't pay debts if informed about its IT systems The risk management plan, a project progress report, and two open issues summaries for the controversial Centrelink-ATO data matching project must be released within 28 days....
10:48, 06/07/2019

Surprising ways the changing Earth shaped human evolution and society From the development of our remarkable brains to the geographic divides in the way we vote, our shape-shifting planet has guided the path of humanity...
18:36, 04/28/2019

Deadly Seattle crane collapse was likely caused by human error, experts say Human error may be to blame for the Seattle crane collapse on Saturday that killed four people and injured another four, experts said based on videos.        ...
10:24, 04/30/2019

Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year record high, new UN report shows The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in New York, shows a record-high number of cases dete...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Human remains recovered from December midair crash of U.S. military planes A salvage operation after a midair collision of military planes off Japan's coast ended with the recovery of human remains, the U.S. Marines said on Monday....
02:00, 06/11/2019

Top geneticist calls for global rules for ethical human genome editing Following the shock announcement of the world's first genome-edited babies, geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge says the world must agree a set of safety protocols...
20:12, 04/28/2019

15 destinations you can visit for under $15 a day These are the top places to go if you’re itching to experience a beautiful travel adventure on a budget.        ...
16:00, 05/07/2019

Forced pregnancy in Italy violated ‘woman’s human right to health’, UN experts rule  The Italian Government violated a woman’s “human right to health” after a law which denied her the right to refuse fertility treatment she had previously agreed to, “led her to undergo a forced pregna...
18:48, 04/28/2019

The Internet’s Dirtiest Secrets review – the human toll of detoxifying social media A masterful edition of Storyville exposed the awful plight of the moderators tasked with purging tech platforms of violent and sexually abusive imagesOne woman wanted to quit her job as a moderator fo...
16:00, 05/01/2019

China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy last year by announcing he had made...
19:36, 04/28/2019

Scientists found the upper limit to human endurance, right before your body starts eating itself Shutterstock A new study says there is a definite limit to human endurance — beyond which our bodies start breaking down. For long-term levels of exertion, that limit is burning calories at 2.5...
03:12, 06/08/2019

NASA teams up with SpaceX, Blue Origin to design a human lunar lander NASA has revealed its efforts to create a human landing system shortly after it announced the Artemis lunar exploration program. The space agency has teamed up with 11 private space companies, includi...
13:48, 05/17/2019

Officials say ‘Human Error’ cause a deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state The Amtrak-operated train derailed during its inaugural run back in 2017. It flew off a curve before crashing onto traffic below. Federal investigators say the curve was dangerous and the engineer did...
14:00, 05/23/2019

Amazon is reportedly working on an Alexa-powered wearable that reads human emotions Amazon might be working on a wearable that can track how you're feeling. It's reportedly an Alexa-powered device. It's unclear how far along it is.        ...
17:48, 05/23/2019

Human hedge fund managers embrace robot-rival tools to amp returns Traditional stock-pickers in the hedge fund world have been struggling to justify their expenses and weak returns in recent years, as low-cost algorithmic funds have done better. Now, human managers ...
22:48, 05/01/2019

Google's DeepMind AI Takes Down Human Players In Quake III's Capture The Flag Mode Google’s DeepMind AI lab has been hard at work creating programs to take on human players across a variety of games these last few years. In 2016 its AlphaGo beat the best Go player in the world. Earl...
23:00, 05/31/2019

The Final Leg of My $500 Postal Jeep Road Trip Was an 1,800 Mile Test of the Human Spirit After taking my $500 Postal Jeep 1,800 miles to Moab, Utah and then on a terrifying trail ride, I faced a daunting task: I had to drive 1,800 miles back to Michigan by myself. There was no support car...
22:12, 05/24/2019

Jason Momoa called out fisherman that mutilated a shark: 'Never have I wanted to hurt a human as much as I did' In true “Aquaman” fashion, actor Jason Momoa called out a pair of Icelandic fishermen after they filmed themselves laughing as they cut off a shark’s tail just to toss it back into the ocean wounded....
19:12, 06/03/2019

Bank of America adds human option to enhance robo investment offerings Bank of America Corp is rolling out a new wealth management product that combines automated portfolios with human advice, becoming the latest brokerage to seek to boost business by blending digital......
17:12, 06/03/2019

Russian "Spy" Whale Refusing To Leave Norway City, Seeks Human Attention An alleged Russian spy whale is refusing to leave a Norwegian port city, in what appears to be a high-profile defection after a week of global attention on the unnamed beluga....
13:00, 05/03/2019

Facebook is mapping demographics, human movement, and network coverage to combat diseases Facebook is partnering with organizations to combat diseases using maps powered by satellite imagery, computer vision, census data, and Facebook's own data.Read More...
17:00, 05/20/2019

Anthropocene review – tough film makes case for human-created epoch From Kenyan children picking through plastic waste to swathes of Germany laid waste for coal mining, a film shows why we are in a new, human-created epoch...
18:36, 04/28/2019

Scientists suggest a nearby supernova may have prompted human ancestors to walk upright For scientists studying the history of human evolution, determining when certain changes happened and what may have prompted those changes are very important questions to answer. It’s only natur...
02:36, 05/30/2019

10-foot-tall 'Jars of the dead' stored human bodies in ancient Laos More than 100 giant stone jars, thought to have been used in burial rituals thousands of years ago, have been rediscovered at ancient sites in forests, on hillsides and along mountain ridges in remote...
20:00, 05/22/2019

Sri Lanka's tourism sector counts the human and financial toll of Easter attacks As Sri Lanka's hospitality industry tries to come to terms with the human and financial costs, the government is under pressure to act decisively to bring restore confidence....
04:12, 05/01/2019

Traces of Crawling in Italian Cave Reveal Ancient Human Social Behavior Evidence of crawling in an Italian cave system sheds new light on late Stone Age human behavior in groups, especially when exploring new grounds, says a study published today in eLife. The Discovery o...
03:36, 05/16/2019

What did the UK get out of President Trump's visit? Adam Boulton and guests assess the political impact of Donald Trump's state visit to the UK this week, after the president enjoyed the lavish hospitality of the Queen against a backdrop of protests an...
19:12, 06/05/2019

Trump’s Celebration of L.G.B.T. Rights Is Met With Criticism He triggered condemnation from activists who said his celebratory words did little to undo the damage his administration has caused to L.G.B.T. people....
00:12, 06/02/2019

Fighting for LGBT rights in Uganda When Ugandan MPs tried to introduce life imprisonment and the death penalty for gay sex, a small group of activists spoke out. Victor Mukasa was one of them....
14:36, 05/22/2019

Buttigieg: Rights and freedom are under assault Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a Chicago audience that you're not free in the U.S. if your reproductive health can be criminalized. (May 16)        ...
03:48, 05/17/2019

On the frontline in the fight for LGBT rights Ruth Hunt joined Stonewall 14 years ago, quickly rising to become the charity’s chief executive. In that time she has seen huge strides made towards equality for LGBT people. As she prepares to step d...
19:12, 05/01/2019

Civil rights 'under serious attack' across the globe More than half of countries use censorship, harassment or violence to repress public debate, warns a reportNearly six in 10 countries are seriously restricting people’s freedoms, according to a new re...
14:12, 05/01/2019

China says will protect rights of its businesses China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the country will take necessary measures to safeguard the rights and interests of its businesses, after the United States hit Chinese telecoms giant Huaw...
11:12, 05/16/2019

Civilization Is Accelerating Extinction and Altering the Natural World at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in Human History’ A dire United Nations report, based on thousands of scientific studies, paints an urgent picture of biodiversity loss and finds that climate change is amplifying the danger to humanity....
14:00, 05/06/2019

Is fair play in running more important than fairness to Caster Semenya as a human? | Gaby Hinsliff All her life, the South African athlete has been portrayed as a freak. Her case is as much about ethics as about sport or scienceWhen she was a girl, growing up in rural South Africa, the runner Caste...
21:48, 05/03/2019

An orphaned otter named Otto died after guests threw human food into his enclosure The Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium began looking after Otto the otter and his sibling after their parents died in a flood.        ...
00:24, 06/01/2019

When Karma Has GPS: Linda Fairstein Dropped By Literary Agency Amid Backlash for Being a Despicable Human Being As society’s “Fuck Linda Fairstein” campaign continues, on Tuesday came the news that Hollywood literary agency ICM Partners has decided to wash its hands of the former New York City prosecutor-turned...
19:00, 06/13/2019

Ocean life faces ‘onslaught of threats’ from human activity, but tools exist to save it Underwater life is severely impacted by an “onslaught of threats,” but we already have the tools to positively influence ocean conservation, the UN said in a statement marking 2019 World Wildlife Day ...
18:24, 04/28/2019

Mexico vows crack down on human traffickers, aims to finish border guard reinforcement Mexico will fully deploy National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week and vowed to crack down on human traffickers after nearly 800 people were found in transport containers h...
19:24, 06/17/2019

Historic deep dive into Pacific's Mariana Trench yields 'obvious human contamination' On the deepest dive ever executed into the Mariana Trench, an American investor-turned-explorer discovered what appeared to be plastic litter nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean....
11:24, 05/14/2019

Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick's animated Facebook series 'Human Discoveries' to debut in July Facebook has announced that its upcoming animated comedy series "Human Discoveries," featuring the voice talents of Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick, will premiere on Facebook Watch on July 16....
01:00, 06/13/2019

Dogs detect human decomposition in car of man arrested in case of missing girl Maleah Davis, 4 Dogs detected the scent of human decomposition in the car of a man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Maleah Davis, 4, outside Houston.        ...
00:48, 05/13/2019

Controversial Study Suggests 15,600-Year-Old Impression Is the Oldest Human Footprint Ever Found in the Americas An apparent human footprint uncovered by archaeologists in Chile has been dated to 15,600 years old, placing it among the oldest prints ever found in the New World. It’s an intriguing discovery that ...
19:36, 04/30/2019

Visit Jersey Zoo – and stay the night It’s easy to sell glamping with animals to the kids but a more sceptical dad is also won over – particularly by the ‘deep connection’ with other speciesAs the sun sets, a perplexing array of sounds wa...
11:36, 05/31/2019

Trump Is to Visit Ireland in June The president will meet with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar during an overnight stay wedged between a state visit to Britain and a D-Day commemoration in France....
13:00, 05/22/2019

DT McCoy to visit Browns on Friday Interest from the Cleveland Browns is being reciprocated by free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who will be in Berea, Ohio, at team headquarters on Friday....
02:48, 05/24/2019

Japan arranging for PM Abe visit to Iran soon Japan is arranging for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Iran in the near future, Japan's government spokesman said on Thursday, although details of the trip are being worked out....
10:48, 06/06/2019

CNN Travel's 19 places to visit in 2019 CNN Travel unveils 19 of the best places to visit in 2019 -- including hallowed ground in France, the US Space Coast and the exotic Middle Eastern nation of Oman....
18:00, 05/22/2019

Trump says his UK visit was the most fun Queen had in 25 years President Trump insisted Friday that Queen Elizabeth II had more yucks with him during his state visit to the UK than she’s had in more than two decades. “I have such a great relationship, and we were...
05:00, 06/15/2019

PM Modi To Visit Varanasi Today Preparations are going on in full swing in Varanasi ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to his parliamentary constituency today after getting a landslide victory in the recently concluded......
02:00, 05/27/2019

Turkey says it will protect Turkish Cypriots’ rights to gas ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined to protect Turkish Cypriots’ rights to gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean. Erdogan spoke Friday...
14:36, 06/07/2019

Turkey's top court says journalists' rights violated: NTV Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that authorities had violated the freedom of expression and personal security of two journalists detained on terrorism charges after the 2016 attempted ...
22:36, 05/02/2019

Biden: Congress should protect abortion rights, if necessary Joe Biden would support Congress enshrining abortion rights into federal law "should it become necessary," his presidential campaign said Tuesday, following several other Democratic candidates in prom...
05:36, 05/22/2019

Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients’ Rights, Dies at 71 Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy....
02:00, 05/16/2019

US following deportation case of rights activist in Israel The U.S. State Department says it’s closely following Israel’s case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have called for a boy...
18:12, 05/24/2019

Abortion rights supporters rally across the nation Hundreds of rallies were set across the nation as supporters vented frustrations at actions by several states aimed at restricting access to abortions.        ...
00:00, 05/22/2019

Elizabeth Warren Is Going on the Offensive for Abortion Rights Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren put up a detailed policy proposal on Medium before any of us woke up this morning. This time, Warren is using recent aborti...
08:00, 05/18/2019

Far-right Vox challenges Spain's acceptance of LGBT rights Attacks by the far-right Vox party on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights are testing years of political consensus on the issue in Spain, which in 2005 became only the third country i...
17:00, 05/24/2019

Abortion rights supporters rally in Georgia Supporters of abortion rights rallied at the Georgia State Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions. (May 21)     ...
00:00, 05/22/2019

Alabama’s extreme new law could lead to an end of US abortion rights A wave of extreme abortion laws in the US has started a fight that could end with federal courts overturning abortion protections in place for nearly 50 years...
18:48, 05/16/2019

Biden Reverses His Position on Abortion Rights, Again One day after he was torn to shreds by a righteous Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden decided that maybe he does support repealing the Hyde Amendment after all, according to CNN....
10:48, 06/07/2019

The Supreme Court Just Outlined How It Might Get Rid of Abortion Rights Abortion rights may be in trouble in the United States, according to a new Supreme Court opinion that outlines how conservatives might overturn Roe v. Wade....
23:12, 05/13/2019

Sports Illustrated Operating Rights Sold Authentic Brands and Maven are pursuing discussions with Meredith for it to continue to operate certain aspects of the Sports Illustrated business, but the deal isn’t contingent on reaching an agreeme...
07:24, 06/18/2019

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the breeding of captive animals unless their young a...
11:00, 05/23/2019

Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans Abortion rights supporters protest in New Orleans as lawmakers move to make abortions illegal in Louisiana. (May 23)        ...
02:12, 05/23/2019

Warsaw: Tens of thousands march for gay rights Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said he wanted the city to remain "open" and "tolerant." The LGBT community in Poland has come under sustained attack in recent months by the ruling right-wing Law and Justice ...
06:48, 06/09/2019

San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of San Francisco is suing the Trump administration over its new regulation allowing health care professionals to opt out of providing treatments they oppose. City Attorney D...
13:48, 05/03/2019

The original ‘Tales of the City’ was a gay rights trailblazer When the original “Tales of the City” mini-series (as they were called back in the day) premiered in January 1994 on PBS, NBC’s “Must See TV” (“Friends,” “Seinfeld” and “ER”) was all anybody watched. ...
00:48, 05/10/2019

10 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world Soledad Nunez/AP Last week, Ecuador's highest court issued a ruling, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the South American country. Business Insider created a series of maps to visualize how...
01:24, 06/18/2019

Venezuela in crisis: What you need to know Venezuela is in crisis after an attempt overthrow corrupt dictator Nicolas Maduro. But is this just another proxy war between the U.S. and Russia?        ...
20:12, 05/09/2019

Climate change could end human race, most Brits say in poll, as major report calls for zero emissions by 2050 A majority of Britons believe climate change could end the human race, according to a new poll released after weeks of high profile protests in the capital....
09:36, 05/02/2019

Derion Vence Allegedly Confesses to Killing Maleah Davis; Police Find Human Remains Houston-based Activist Quanell X, leader of the New Black Panther Nation, claims that while visiting Derion Vence in jail Friday morning, Vence confessed to killing five-year-old Maleah Davis then dum...
17:00, 06/01/2019

Trump administration to end human fetal tissue research by government scientists, a victory for abortion foes WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration to end human fetal tissue research by government scientists, a victory for abortion foes....
18:12, 06/05/2019

Tuca & Bertie Creator Lisa Hanawalt Makes Shows About Animals. But at Their Core, They’re Deeply Human Fans of BoJack Horseman, who love their cartoons whimsical, full of puns and served with a side of depression, have cartoonist-designer-producer Lisa Hanawalt to thank. And in a happy turn of events f...
23:24, 05/10/2019

Police investigating Cyprus serial killer recover third suitcase containing human remains from toxic lake A third suitcase containing human remains has been recovered from a toxic lake in Cyprus this week as police continue their investigation into a Cypriot army captain who has confessed to killing at le...
00:48, 06/07/2019

Red Sox clip Orioles in 12, visit with Donald Trump up next BALTIMORE — Andrew Benintendi homered in the 12th inning, and the Boston Red Sox received a masterful pitching performance from Chris Sale and a game-saving catch from Jackie Bradley Jr. in a 2-1 vict...
08:12, 05/09/2019

Trump’s State Visit to the U.K.: Live Updates After repeated delays, President Trump is beginning his state visit on Monday in Britain, which will roll out the full honors, including ceremonies, government meetings and a banquet....
10:12, 06/03/2019

The Latest: Trump, Macron visit D-Day cemetery President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and their wives are paying respects at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach where allied forces landed in a D-Day invasion that help...
14:00, 06/06/2019

PM A Religious Man, Don't See Problem In His Kedarnath Visit: KC Tyagi Amid criticism over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath temples in Uttarakhand, Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi asserted that he does not see anything wrong in it....
06:24, 05/20/2019

7 reasons to visit Hoi An, one of Vietnam's most beautiful towns Here are seven great reasons to pack your bags and head to Hoi An. Set on the banks of the Thu Bon River in central Vietnam, it's easily one of the most beautiful towns in Southeast Asia....
12:48, 06/17/2019

Japan PM Abe considering visit to Iran as early as mid-June: NHK Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Iran as early as mid-June, NHK national television said on Friday, as international concern grows about rising tension between Iran and the U...
09:36, 05/24/2019

Trump on UK visit: 'People had never seen the Queen have a better time' US president claims he had ‘automatic chemistry’ with the British monarchThe US president, Donald Trump, has boasted about having “automatic chemistry” with the Queen during his state visit to the UK....
01:36, 06/08/2019

Can’t Visit Stonewall in NYC? You Can Still Get Get There Via a ‘Living’ Pride Monument Today, New York City’s LGBT Community Center, Google and the National Parks Service launched Stonewall Forever, a “living” monument to 50 years of Pride, to half a century of resilience, and to many ...
18:36, 06/04/2019

Giuliani says cancelled visit to Ukraine 'would have accomplished little' President’s attorney tells Fox News he will not go to KievCites concerns over whom he would be meetingRudy Giuliani has said his controversial planned visit to Ukraine will not go ahead, because of co...
19:48, 05/11/2019

VP Mike Pence To Visit Lexington Friday LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Vice President Mike Pence will be visiting Lexington on Friday. Pence will make a stop at Hallway Feeds on Loudon Avenue, store management confirms. He’s expected ...
12:24, 05/03/2019

Golf: Koepka uses visit to the Big D to prepare for Big Apple Brooks Koepka does not sound too concerned about whether he wins the PGA Tour's Byron Nelson tournament this week as long as leaves the Big D for the Big Apple with his game in good shape....
05:48, 05/08/2019

Trump’s U.K. Visit in Pictures: Honoring D-Day Sacrifice On Day 3 of President Trump’s state visit to Britain, he and other world leaders traveled to southern England for a commemoration of the Allied invasion of Normandy....
15:24, 06/05/2019

| Trump courts May's would-be successors on UK state visit US President Donald Trump has courted candidates to replace Prime Minister Theresa May during his state visit to Britain, calling Boris Johnson and setting up talks with one of his main rivals, Britis...
01:48, 06/05/2019

Trump Arrives In UK On 3-Day Visit, Given A Lavish Welcome By The Queen Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth hailed the bonds between the United States and the United Kingdom on Monday after the U.S. president was feted with a day of pomp designed to bolster an alliance......
10:24, 06/04/2019

Trump's UK state visit: Five things we learned US President Donald Trump returned to the UK earlier this week for a full-blown state visit. Here are five things we learned from his three-day stay....
11:36, 06/07/2019

Trump to Be Greeted by Pomp and Protest on U.K. Visit President Trump’s arrival in Britain for a state visit this week is expected to lay bare some of the uncertainties surrounding both Brexit and the U.K.’s security relations with the U.S....
15:00, 06/02/2019

Trump turns from pomp to business in UK visit Moving from pageantry to policy during his state visit to Britain, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to “stick around” to complete a US-U.K. trade deal...
13:12, 06/04/2019