Vice News YouTube
9 minutes
The war on drugs waged by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has taken more than 7,000 lives since its inception. It took the killing of a South Korean businessman by police to prompt President Duterte to formally apologize. And while he suspended the offensive, the killings have continued. Now, the Catholic church and other faith groups have recently begun to fight back. The initiative, collectively referred to as Rise Up, intends to stand up for human rights, give financial aid to victims, and document the killings. “What we need is a cure and love. Not condemnation. Not execution,” Carmelite Father Gilbert Billena, a spokesman for the Rise Up group, told VICE News Correspondent Seb Walker. The church has a great deal of influence in the Philippines and it has been questioned why it took so long to mount its official opposition. Some clergy members, such as Reverend Jerry Bongcawii, do not object to President Duterte’s initiative.
Voice Of America
10 minutes
" Farmers move herds Laerke said the emergency funds could help more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages. Thousands of farmers who raise livestock in the Somali region already have been forced to relocate their herds in search of water and pasture. The current drought hit Ethiopia before the country had a chance to recover from the effects of a devastating El Nino-induced drought in 2015-16. That disaster left more than 10 million people in urgent need of aid last year. Bettina Luescher, spokeswoman for the World Food Program, said the Ethiopian government and partners helped save countless lives and averted a humanitarian catastrophe. "So the good news is that the numbers of people that this year will need help with food assistance is down from last year," she said. "This year, 5.6 million people will need assistance.
Variety
14 minutes
NBC has renewed daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives for a 52nd season. “We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of ‘Days of our Lives,’” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment.” “We thank Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories... Read more »
Sky News
17 minutes
Who risk their lives daily in order to serve the people. With 100,000 people facing imminent death from starvation, there are fears that the famine will spread, 5.1 million people could die.
Deadline
18 minutes
NBC has successfully concluded negotiations with Sony TV for another season of daytime drama Days Of Our Lives, a record 52nd. There is no indication at least for now that it will be a final one. "We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of 'Days of our Lives,'" said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment." "We thank Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories from Salem that will...
Cnet
19 minutes
Here's a picture of a bunch of people who are about to start running for their lives.
Sky News
20 minutes
Unicef's director has appealed for quick action, saying "we can still save many lives". A famine has just been declared in South Sudan, as our Foreign Affairs Editor Sam Kiley reports After plunging his country into civil war, and now that famine looms, he is asking for help.
BoingBoing
20 minutes
Rules For Dating My Daughter is a slice of life. It gives glimpses into the domestic and professional life of cartoonist and father Mike Dawson, as he navigates earning a living, finding creative inspiration, and raising children (together with his wife). The book intersperses mundane everyday experiences, told in illustrated diary form, with comics where he tackles massive issues: climate change, the scale of history, the ethics of eating meat, gun violence, and modern feminism. The shifts arent jarring because ultimately this is a collection about parenthood. Global issues like environmental change are made to feel personal, now that Dawson is responsible for two young lives. The central questions — how to be a good person, and how to raise good people — are universal. Dawson tackles these with disarming honesty and attention to detail, whether he’s teaching his daughter how to play Minecraft or wrestling with making his kids do something he’s not willing to do himself.
Daily Mail - Australia
26 minutes
Voice Of America
28 minutes
They would also have to go on obeying the so-called non-refoulement principle, which means ensuring that people deported by the EU are not pushed further towards places where their lives might be at risk. Safe zones Specifically, the proposal also includes an option to recognize certain regions - rather than whole states as is the case now - as fit for people, including asylum seekers, to be sent back to. EU officials acknowledge they are considering this "safe zones" concept, which could mean sending people back to certain areas of countries otherwise deemed too dangerous. "These plans are overturning the international law on refugees... This is an utter betrayal, inhumane," Ska Keller, a Green member of the European Parliament, said of the document. The European Union's executive had no comment on the proposal paper. The document said: "This is not about building a 'Fortress Europe'.
WebProNews
42 minutes
I believe we are at the beginning of yet another such revolution. I call that the Cognitive Era." "I think that we as human beings are now getting overwhelmed with respect to our cognitive capabilities," commented Dr. Banavar. "Just trying to understand all of the data around us, all of the knowledge around us and trying make the right decisions about our daily lives, about our jobs, is getting really hard. We need to augment our cognition with the cognition of machines." Dr. Banavar gave the example that we all know that doctors can often be years behind the latest research and data. "What if your doctor had the benefit of a machine that could help do this kind of analysis before they make their final decision?" View Dr. Banavar's lecuture in its entirety starting at the 18:10 mark: The post The Cognitive Era is the Next Societal Revolution That Will Change the World appeared first on WebProNews .
Politico
an hour
It led Americans to question the integrity of their government. Even a quarter century after it ended, in his view, the shadow of the war — the 58,000 American lives lost , the billions of dollars spent, the social upheaval it causedhung over American foreign and military policy and the nation itself. Here's a snapshot of some key insights that McMaster drew as a young Army officer from his recounting of the deliberations of the National Security Council and the internal workings of the military leadership at the time. Don't lie A primary theme of McMaster's book is how keeping information from the president that did not support his political aims became institutionalized. His secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, was mostly to blame, by not relaying the military's unvarnished advice to the commander in chief on how the war was going — or more to the point, wasn't going.
BBC News 24
an hour
They ended up having to flee for their own lives to escape arrest territory. There is even an official sort of recruitment paper by so-called IS, which has his Islamic name on it. He changed his name and was then given a kind of nickname.
Sky News
an hour
More than 600 men died. The majority of those who lost their lives were black men from the 5th Battalion South African Native Labour Corps. It has become a forgotten tragedy of the conflict. But now, 100 years on, their sacrifice is being recognised. A little earlier I spoke to Graham Scott, a Marine Archaeologist at Wessex Archaeology, who's written a book about the tragedy.
Sky News
an hour
71 aid workers have been killed in Sudan since December 13. Predominantly, these are nationals, people from South Sudanese. The lives daily in order to serve the people. With 100,000 people facing imminent death and starvation, there are fears that the famine will spread, 5.
Sky News
an hour
4 million severely malnourished children could die this year in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Unicef's director has appealed for quick action, saying "we can still save many lives". A famine has just been declared in South Sudan, as our Foreign Affairs Editor Sam Kiley reports. After plunging his country into civil war, and now that famine looms, he is asking for help.
Derby Telegraph
2 hours
A dying Derby mum has appealed for a wedding venue so she can tie the knot with her fiancé.Sarah Lowndes, who lives in Allenton with her partner David Moore, is calling for the help of Derby businesses to offer the couple a venue, which the pair have been unable to fund themselves due to Sarah's illness.So far the couple have been offered the services of a DJ, a florist and a photographer, as well as offers of a wedding cake and a wedding gown for the big day but are yet to find somewhere...
Channel 4
2 hours
This is a trial held in the media's glare. For many Palestinians, it embodies what they see as the higher value placed on Israeli lives compared with their own. TRANSLATION: This trial is written by the Israeli occupation as a screenplay, written and produced entirely by the Israelis.
Channel 4
2 hours
Neither her mother nor her father have papers, but they say they can't hide away. Jose says they try to keep their routine but he still has to get to work, but now they live their lives in fear.
The Huffington Post
2 hours
Part of the plan involves the construction of military runways in the coral-filled coastal waters next to the base. We were forced to accept these bases, says Kyoko Matayoshi, 66, who lives just over a mile from the Futenma base. She and many local residents say their biggest concerns are noise, pollution and safety. In 1995, the rape of a 12-year-old Japanese girl on the island by U.S servicemen prompted huge protests and ultimately led to the decision to move the Futenma base from a densely populated area to northern Okinawa. Though these incidents are rare, a string of rapes by U.S. servicemen stationed on Okinawa has rattled nerves over the years. Last year, a former U.S. Marine was arrested for the gruesome murder of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman. This sparked a fresh wave of demonstrations against the American military presence on the island.
Politico
2 hours
“I’m concerned about health care and all the issues,” Morris said before Grassley arrived. “We live in a red state. It’s our opportunity to let the world know there are people who are not supporting Trump in Iowa.” Grassley was pressed on a variety of issues: whether he thinks Democrats should protest Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch just as Republicans refused to support Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland. He was chastised for not doing enough to investigate Russian interference in the election. One man who lives in Iowa Falls told Grassley about his trouble getting citizenship after serving as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan; Grassley said his staff would assist him. Some Republicans have declined to schedule public meetings or have heldtelephonetown halls instead, particularly after video circulated of a boisterous confrontation between Rep.
BBC One London
2 hours
Busy the pros outweigh the cons. Most local residents support expansion. We do that because of the benefits coming to London. That includes apprenticeships, eradicating youth unemployment in the area. £61 billion invested in the local area, which will make you feel different to the lives of ordinary Londoners.
BBC News 24
3 hours
To be controlled by someone, to be used as I was is totally degrading. She lives here, in a refuge for trafficked women in the south of the country. But these are schoolgirls, and some already have children of their own. All have escaped their traffickers. She helped to put some of hers behind bars.
BMW Blog
3 hours
It’s also possible to experiment with different interior and exterior colors and a variety of wheel rims. “We know that our customers are busy people and that we need to fit into their lives,” commented Andrea Castronovo, BMW Group Vice President, Sales Strategy and Future Retail. “With the BMW i Visualizer now available on Google Play, we are delighted that customers can now explore our products in a truly interactive and fun way, whenever and wherever it suits them. Our vehicles are emotional products and to get that emotional feeling, you really need to experience them,” he continued. Andrea Castronovo believes that in situations where the desired product isnt available on the spot, this visualization is the next best thing. The quality of the images created is certainly extremely realistic. “During our pilot, people had great fun exploring the car, even ducking down their heads as if there really were a roof there,” Castronovo said.