International Court Opens Investigation Into Crimes Against Rohingya

Watch Video On Thursday, International Criminal Court judges approved a full investigation into alleged crimes committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims. It’s the second such move made this week against Myanmar, which has faced mounting scrutiny over its alleged abuse of the Rohingya. Thursday’s ruling follows a request by ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, which filed the case on behalf of the 57 member states in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. She said the decision was a “a significant development” that would send “a positive signal to the victims of atrocity crimes in Myanmar and elsewhere.” Since 2017, thousands of Rohingya Muslims have died and at least 700,000 have… Read More

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Taylor Swift provoked fans to go after her rivals and now they’re being doxxed

Photo by Efren Landaos/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Taylor Swift wants the rights to her own music — and she may have just crossed an ethical line to get it. On Thursday afternoon, Swift asked her gigantic army of fans to get in touch with music industry talent manager Scooter Braun and former label boss Scott Borchetta to “let them know how you feel” about their attempts to keep her from performing her old hits on TV or using them in a Netflix documentary. That request, of course, would require Taylor’s fans to know how to get in touch. So they promptly began doxxing the pair, publishing what appear to… Read More

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These are the 5 leaders in the self-driving-car race (GOOG, GOOGL, GM, F)

Tech companies and auto companies are all racing to be the first to roll out self-driving cars onto the road. The stakes are high for everyone involved. The self-driving revolution and the prevalence of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft threatens to reduce individual car ownership, which would eat into a sizable piece of automakers’ core business. Meanwhile, tech companies are jockeying for a piece of the self-driving-car market, which Apple CEO Tim Cook dubbed “the mother of all AI projects.” These companies are all looking to deploy self-driving cars as part of a commercial ride-hailing service that would operate similarly to how Uber and Lyft do now. In… Read More

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B.C. Indigenous Leader Ed John Charged With Sexual Offences

VANCOUVER — A British Columbia Indigenous leader and outspoken advocate for children is facing sex-related charges dating back more than 40 years. The B.C. Prosecution Service says Ed John, a former leader of the First Nations Summit and former B.C. cabinet minister, is accused of having sexual intercourse with a female without her consent in 1974. The service says in a statement released Thursday that special prosecutor Michael Klein was appointed in February to look into allegations of sexual offences in and around Prince George involving one person. Klein has approved four counts against John for incidents are alleged to have occurred between March 1 and Sept. 15, 1974, it… Read More

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