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'Acts of genocide' suspected against Rohingya in Myanmar: U.N.

GENEVA/YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday he strongly suspected that "acts of genocide" may have taken place against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state since August.<p>His comments come as Myanmar's military published a lengthy response to …

North Africa

The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming

Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?<p><b>Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh</b>—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks, slumps over …

Asia Pacific

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Fellow Nobel laureates blame Suu Kyi for Rohingya crisis

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Three peace prize laureates who met with Rohingya Muslims in sprawling refugee camps accused fellow Nobel recipient Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's military of committing genocide in the deadly violence that forced hundreds of thousands to flee into Bangladesh.<p>Suu Kyi does …

Asia Pacific

PHOTOS: Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages

For the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and what authorities describe as a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing, the prospect of returning to their home villages might be more than just daunting. As satellite photographs show, a return home might be simply …

North Africa

U.S., Myanmar called out in human rights report

Rights & Freedoms

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Machine Learning

Germany averaged four anti-Semitic crimes per day in 2017, report says

Police logged over 1,400 crimes targeting Jews in Germany last year, according to a newspaper report. The vast majority of the crimes were carried …


Boris Johnson: let Rohingya return home when conditions are right

UK foreign secretary visits refugee camp and calls for oversight of repatriation<p>Boris Johnson has said Rohingya Muslim refugees should return to Myanmar only of their own accord and when the “conditions are right”.<p>After a visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the British foreign secretary stressed …

North Africa