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How WhatsApp Leads Mobs to Murder in India

False rumors of child kidnappers have gone viral on WhatsApp in India, prompting fearful mobs to kill two dozen innocent people since April

India

Huawei denies storing data after Facebook admitted it shared info with flagged Chinese company | The Star

While Facebook is banned in China, the government could have had access to user profiles elsewhere, including those of Americans with Huawei phones. …

Using data analytics to target human smugglers

Human smuggling is big business.<p>The financial cost can be as high as a few thousand dollars to cross the border from Mexico to the United States, …

Immigration

U.K. Poisoning Inquiry Turns to Russian Agency in Mueller Indictments

LONDON — The same Russian military intelligence service now accused of disrupting the 2016 presidential election in America may also be responsible for the nerve agent attack in Britain against a former Russian spy — an audacious poisoning that led to a geopolitical confrontation this spring …

Russia

Doug Ford is dead right, injection sites are dead wrong

Not all the lunatics are in the asylum. Why? Because federal prison officials are providing needles to prisoners so they can inject themselves with …

Lee Kuan Yew

Air China plane plummets 25,000 feet thanks to vaping pilot

Chances are vaping on an airplane probably isn’t a good idea.<p>The co-pilot aboard a domestic Air China flight from Hong Kong to Dalian on Tuesday …

Subpar

Retired engineer faces disciplinary hearing for speaking out about amber lights

The regulatory body for Manitoba engineers has charged a retiree with professional misconduct for offering media outlets his opinion about the length …

Canada

Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days

Everyone who has seen <i>The Social Network</i> knows the story of Facebook’s founding. It was at Harvard in the spring semester of 2004. What people tend to …

Silicon Valley

Hydro One board resigns, CEO retires as Ont. premier makes good on campaign promise

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he has made good on a key campaign promise, announcing the immediate retirement of the CEO of Hydro One and the …

Canada

Border Patrol’s Last Line of Defense? It Isn’t at the Border

FALFURRIAS, Tex. — Human smugglers now charge vastly more for clandestine journeys into the United States than just a few years ago. Checkpoints like this one in Falfurrias, on the highway north from the border toward San Antonio, help explain why.<p>Migrants coming from Central America regularly pay …

Immigration

U.S. Citizenship agency creates new unit to block foreign agents, police misconduct

The government’s chief legal immigration agency is elevating its internal watchdog, creating a new Office of Investigations to police employee …

Immigration

Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

ZHENGZHOU, China — In the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, a police officer wearing facial recognition glasses spotted a heroin smuggler at a train station.<p>In Qingdao, a city famous for its German colonial heritage, cameras powered by artificial intelligence helped the police snatch two dozen criminal …

facialrecognition

Where’s Black Lives Matter when it matters?

Until Toronto Police discontinued the controversial practice of street checks, Black Lives Matter pressed and protested to end “carding,” along with …

Black Lives Matter

Vice President Pence blasts calls to abolish ICE, calls agents 'heroes'

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday offered unqualified support for the government’s front line officers in the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement efforts in the face of calls for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>“We are with you 100 percent,” Pence …

Donald Trump

ISIS May Be Waning, but Global Threats of Terrorism Continue to Spread

WASHINGTON — In Germany and France, the authorities thwarted terrorists’ plots to attack with the deadly poison ricin. In eastern Syria, the Islamic State continued its retreat under stepped-up assaults by Kurdish militia and Iraqi pilots. And extremists in Yemen, Somalia and Libya were targeted by …

Al-Qaeda

Trump’s Trade War With China Is Officially Underway

WASHINGTON — A trade war between the world’s two largest economies officially began on Friday morning as the Trump administration followed through with its threat to impose tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products, a significant escalation of a fight that could hurt companies and consumers …

Globalization

Trump says he'll offer Elizabeth Warren $1 million to take DNA test

President Trump joked Thursday night that he’ll offer $1 million to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to take a DNA test to determine whether she has …

Donald Trump

DNA tests are in the works for separated migrant children and parents

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether this practice is beneficial or unethical depends on who you ask.<p>DNA tests are being performed on children and parents in an attempt to reunite migrant families separated at the US border, said a federal official with knowledge of the reunifications.<p>"The safety and security is …

Immigration

Canada needs to get out of the immigration detention business

Until recently, many people in Canada were not aware that the Canadian government incarcerates thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants each year. …

Immigration

Ex-minister charged with spying for Iran said to claim he meant to help Israel

Former minister Gonen Segev has reportedly admitted to Shin Bet investigators that he was in contact with Iranian intelligence officials, but claimed …

Israel

2 in U.K. Exposed to Novichok, Nerve Agent That Sickened Ex-Spy

LONDON — Two British citizens have been critically sickened by the same nerve agent, Novichok, that was used to poison a former Russian spy and his daughter four months ago, the British authorities announced on Wednesday.<p>The two victims, a man and a woman, both in their 40s, fell ill on Saturday in …

Nerve Agents

Justin Trudeau Has Little To Say About the Allegation That He Groped A Reporter

The prime minister has finally directly responded to the 18-year-old allegation.<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has built his international brand on being a feminist, had only a vague, brief response Sunday to a question about an allegation that he groped a reporter 18 years ago.<p>“I don't …

Canada

Migrants Are on the Rise Around the World, and Myths About Them Are Shaping Attitudes

Immigrants have often delivered economic benefits to the countries taking them in, but they have also upended the politics of the industrialized world — where the native-born often exaggerate their numbers and their needs.

Myths

Feds to begin distributing grant money to non-sanctuary cities

The Justice Department said Wednesday it has begun distributing hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money that had been tied up in a major court …

Immigration

Biggest immigration fraudster in Canadian history left $900K fine unpaid

The man imprisoned for committing the biggest immigration scam in Canadian history was released on early parole even though he had not paid more than …

Canada

Mao 101: Inside a Chinese Classroom Training the Communists of Tomorrow

BEIJING — Democracy. Is it effective or flawed? Would it work in China?<p>Debate.<p>Those were the teacher’s instructions on a recent Sunday morning when 17 college students met at Tsinghua University in Beijing for “Mao Zedong Thought and the Theoretical System of Socialism with Chinese …

China

Alberta judge dismisses bid to place gay-straight alliance law on hold

A judge has dismissed an injunction that sought to put a hold on an Alberta law blocking schools from informing parents if their children have joined …

LGBTQI

The Maya civilization used chocolate as money

Your Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form of money at the height …

Archaeology

'People Were Ready to Die.' Authorities Swarm JetBlue Plane After False Hijacking Alarm at JFK Airport

Passenger Alexa Curtis, a blogger, told CNN that police surrounded the plane and SWAT officers boarded the aircraft, telling passengers to put their …

JetBlue

Trudeau has boxed himself in with his own zero-tolerance policy on sexual misconduct

If the climate in Canada were different, an 18-year-old allegation of sexual misconduct against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would be swiftly …

Canada