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Activists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country’s treatment of its Rohingya minority, which the U.N. has said may be calledcrimes against humanity.” More than 10,000 people have joined the Facebook group for the campaign, known by the #WeAreAllRohingyaNow, and hundreds have signed on. A letter sent this week to Unilever CEO Paul Polman asked the company to clarify its stance on the Rohingya. “Silence in the face of genocide, whilst doing business, is simply not an option,” said Britain-based campaign organizer Jamila Hanan. “Multinational corporations must start to speak out. They must be obliged to use their power and influence to help bring about a more just society in the regions in which they operate.” Unilever did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Citizenship rights Rights groups accuse the Myanmar army of burning homes, mass killings and rape in their sweeping counterinsurgency campaign in Rakhine state, where most of the estimated 1 million Rohingya live.
Daily Mail - Home
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Low-key lip colours are popular with laid back Londoners while women in Edinburgh are all about finessing the foundation. Here, FEMAIL looks at the most popular products in five UK cities.
Electronics Weekly
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Taiwan led all regions in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity leader, says IC Insights. Taiwan was only slightly ahead of South Korea, which was in second place. IC Insights' Global Wafer Capacity report shows that South Korea accounted for ... Read full article: Taiwan leads in fab capacity
China Daily
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Here, users will still be able to search for hashtags and Twitter accounts as normal. The Moments tab also works just as the feature did in the past; it has now just been intertwined with other elements under Explore. The Explore All section features various categories for users to delve into. Current sections include NFL, Sports, News and Entertainment and Fun. This also gives Twitter a more prominent way to highlight its Thursday night NFL game streams . These tabs are sure to change as the year progresses, for instance now that the NFL is in its off-season it wont be highlighted. Additionally, there is a decent chance that they would vary based on location as well considering that the NFL is not nearly as relevant in other regions of the globe. And much like its NFL broadcasts, Explore gives Twitter a better avenue for promoting live video events as a whole.
Asia Today
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Already a hit in the limited California regions that it serves, doctor-on-demand startup Heal is planning to take its house call service to more cities across the country. Today, the company announced that it would be expanding into cities in Florida, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania by the end of the year. It has been only two years since Heals first doctor made the first house call Read More
Carscoops
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With opulence so common now in certain regions of the world , we shouldnt really be all that surprised to see rare animals mixing it up with rare automobiles. Read more »
The Iran Project
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PBS
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"We are facing a tragedy; we must avoid it becoming a catastrophe. This is preventable if the international community takes decisive action." He said a staggering $4.4 billion is needed by the end of March — just four weeks away. For the entire year, a total of more than $5.6 billion is needed for these four countries. The U.N. is ready to step in, but needs the funds to do it. Worryingly, Guterres said the United Nations has only received $90 million — just two cents for every dollar required. "The lives of millions of people depend on our collective ability to act," he said. "In our world of plenty, there is no excuse for inaction or indifference." Guterres said a combination of factors have thrown these regions into an acute food crisismainly the combination of conflict and severe drought accelerated by climate change. Famine is a technical term that requires certain thresholds to be met before it is declared.
Washington Free Beacon
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The IRGC is a primary backer of Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terror groups that have wreaked violence across the Middle East. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the IRGC, in particular, represents the type of terrorism gripping the Middle East and other regions. "The IRGC sees the world in black-and-white terms, and so it's ironic that Western diplomats and academics want to read nuance into the group," Rubin said after reviewing Neumann's comments. "They can slap themselves on the back and believe they are sophisticated but, in reality, they are becoming useful idiots and legitimizing the bureaucracy of terror." The IRGC not only directly supports terrorism forces but also runs a massive propaganda effort meant to indoctrinate new recruits. "Some analysts say the IRGC isn't monolithic, and some Iranians only join for the privileges," Rubin said.
Washington Free Beacon
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The IRGC is a primary backer of Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terror groups that have wreaked violence across the Middle East. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the IRGC, in particular, represents the type of terrorism gripping the Middle East and other regions. "The IRGC sees the world in black-and-white terms, and so it's ironic that Western diplomats and academics want to read nuance into the group," Rubin said after reviewing Neumann's comments. "They can slap themselves on the back and believe they are sophisticated but, in reality, they are becoming useful idiots and legitimizing the bureaucracy of terror." The IRGC not only directly supports terrorism forces but also runs a massive propaganda effort meant to indoctrinate new recruits. "Some analysts say the IRGC isn't monolithic, and some Iranians only join for the privileges," Rubin said.
Washington Free Beacon
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The Islamic State has faced significant defeats in Africa over the past year but political instability across the northern and western regions could offer a ripe breeding ground for the terrorist group to resurge, according to a new report. ISIS over the past six years has taken advantage of the political vacuum left by the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and the ongoing civil war between two rival governments in Tripoli and Tobruk that has left large swaths of ungoverned territory. ISIS has been losing ground in recent months in the Libyan city Sirte, the terror group's last major command-and-control center for operations in North and West Africa, but the group still maintains a "sizable contingent" of fighters in Libya. Those remaining fighters could be mobilized to perpetuate terrorist attacks in the region, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies wrote in a report released this week.
The Iran Project
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South China Morning Post
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When astronomers eyeball little stars twinkling through their telescopes, they now know for certain that circling around some of them are worlds not unlike our own. On Wednesday, a Dutch-led international research team using both ground and space-based telescopes announced theyd discovered a solar system 40 light-years away with seven Earth-size planets revolving around a small star. Its possible that the innermost three planets have limited regions with conditions...
Futurity
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Like all living things, phages, which attack only single-celled organisms, are constantly evolving. Deem says the rate at which they mutate and change their DNA sequence is one variable that can affect how well CRISPR can recognize and fight them. Another factor that must be taken into account in modeling CRISPR is that the limited space available for storing phage DNA. CRISPR is constantly acquiring new snippets and throwing out old ones. An additional parameter is the encounter rate, or how often the bacteria and phages come into contact. If we plot the results from a simple model that incorporates these parameters, we would see that the results fall into three regions, or phases, one where CRISPR wins out and drives the phages to extinction, one where the phages win and kill off the bacteria and a third phase where the two coexist, Deem says.
Voice Of America
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“And I think the other kind of major trend we have is in the spread of conflict across the region. So civilians have been killed in countries around Lake Chad, regions around Boko Haram, around the Sahel, in Central African Republic, but also in areas we didnt used to see.” With respect to South Africa, Wanyeki argued the country should be leading the way in human rights, but has fallen short. “The political tensions, the xenophobia toward migrant workers, toward asylum seekers is of great concern because basically it is losing its moral authority to provide leadership on the continent,” said Wanyeki. Activist Boniface Mwangi attended the Nairobi launch, paying special attention to the Kenyan report, which discussed the extrajudicial killings of a lawyer, his client and their driver in June, and violations by security agencies during counterterrorism operations, among other issues.
Windows Blog
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This has been the top requested calendar feature , so our team is delighted that we could focus our work on what you want. Categorize events with colors to quickly scan and associate similar events. Interesting Calendars let you follow favorite events and schedules Calendars are useful not only for your personal and work commitments but also keeping up with what interests you. We recently introduced Holiday Calendars, so you can track and plan for holidays, festivals or other public events in your country of choice. We’re now introducing Interesting Calendars, powered by Bing, so you can keep track of TV schedules and your favorite sports teamscalendars. For example – it’s basketball season right now, so add the game schedule for any team you support or a rival team you want to keep track of. Over time we will add interesting schedules from various regions to this feature.
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Flowing Data
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Normal America. I'm not sure what that means anymore, but at some point it had a lot to do with demographics. Naturally, the normal that you look at or want bleeds into policy-making and the like. Jed Kolko for FiveThirtyEight looks into the states most similar to the country overall the one from 1950 and from today. But the places that look today most like 1950 America are not large metros but rather smaller metros and rural areas. Looking across all of America, including the rural areas, the regions that today look most demographically similar to 1950 America are the portion of eastern Ohio around the towns of Cambridge and Coshocton and the Cumberland Valley district in southeastern Kentucky. The states most similar demographically to today's America: Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Virginia. Tags: demographics , FiveThirtyEight , normal
TIME - Top Stories
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According to the data, the hiring rate has declined more than the firing rate, a fact that induces workers to stay put when they have tolerable but perhaps not ideal jobs. To give this some concrete numbers, in 1998, 44 percent of workers had five or more years on the job, but as of 2014, this number had increased to 51 percent. The percentage of workers with less than one year on the job had fallen from 28 to 21 percent. Another factor in the decline of American geographic mobility is the decline in American geographic diversity. That is, different parts of the country are no longer so dissimilar from each other in economic terms. Since the golden age of manufacturing in the postwar era, American regions have lost much of their distinct economic flavor, blurring into a mélange of more or less indistinguishable service sector offerings. Each region has its shopping malls, its hospitals, and its schools in what is now a nationally recognizable sameness.