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Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says ‘fake news helping terrorists’

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says ‘fake news helping terrorists’

In her first remarks, Myanmar’s de-facto leader says fake news is helping “terrorists” in Rakhine.

Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has claimed that the crisis in Rakhine state is being distorted by a “huge iceberg of misinformation”.

In her first comments on the latest Rohingya crisis, she said tensions were being fanned by fake news promoting the interests of terrorists. Continue To Post...

Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma

Even intrepid Keys residents ready to evacuate ahead of Irma

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Residents of the Florida Keys are known for riding out hurricanes, but with Irma’s potentially catastrophic wind and rain set to crash through the low-lying island chain this weekend, not many seem willing to risk it this time. Throughout Florida, officials and residents are making preparations, but forecasts indicate the Keys could take the country’s first blow from the Category 5 storm, which was packing 185 mph (295 kph) winds early Wednesday as it crossed Barbuda. From Key Largo south to Key West, residents and officials said Irma is a storm that needs to be fled. Continue To Post...

EPA runs all grants past a political appointee in its PR office

EPA runs all grants past a political appointee in its PR office

Consultant with no science background reportedly on lookout for climate change.

All that started to change in August. That’s when the EPA issued a new policy dictating that all grant programs must be run past a political appointee from the EPA’s public affairs office. Now, a new report indicates that this PR specialist is cancelling individual grants. Continue To Post...

Dreamers left ‘vulnerable’ as Trump scraps DACA

Dreamers left ‘vulnerable’ as Trump scraps DACA

Those who have benefited from DACA say the futures of nearly 800,000 undocumented migrants are now in limbo.

New York City, US – Until recently, Flor Reyes-Silvestre, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, had high hopes for her life in the United States. Her political science degree was going well. And with a little more schooling afterwards, she could have been on her way to a legal career. Continue To Post...

Asteroid Florence buzzes Earth in closest fly-by since 1890

Asteroid Florence buzzes Earth in closest fly-by since 1890

A 4.4-kilometre-wide space rock whizzed past Earth on its closest orbit in over a century. This asteroid won’t get this close again until after 2500

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A huge space rock named Florence, roughly 4.4 kilometres across, whizzed past Earth at a relatively close 7 million kilometres on 1 September. It is the biggest asteroid to fly near Earth in more than a century. Continue To Post...

Brexit: Großbritannien will offenbar Arbeitnehmerfreizügigkeit beenden

Brexit: Großbritannien will offenbar Arbeitnehmerfreizügigkeit beenden

Die Aufenthaltsrechte von EU-Ausländern sollen nach dem Brexit stark beschnitten werden. Das berichtet der “Guardian” unter Berufung auf ein Papier des Innenministeriums.

Ein geleaktes Strategiepapier aus dem britischen Innenministerium gibt erstmals detaillierte Hinweise auf eine mögliche Einwanderungspolitik nach dem EU-Austritt. Laut dem 82-seitigen Dokument, das dem Guardian zugespielt wurde und dort in voller Länge zu lesen ist, könnte das derzeitige Bleiberecht für die meisten EU-Ausländer beendet werden. Alle EU-Ausländer müssten bei der Einreise ihre Reisepässe vorzeigen, bislang genügen Ausweise. Wer mehrere Monate bleiben will, müsste eine Aufenthaltserlaubnis mit biometrischen Daten mitbringen. Continue To Post...