UK Rights Activists Seek to Prosecute British Expatriate Officers for Torture in Hong Kong

Three senior British expatriate officers in the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) could face a private prosecution over allegations of torture against pro-democracy protesters, an international coalition of activists, lawyers, and organizations announced on Monday. Following their initial investigation, the informal coalition is now seeking to build up the case further before filing the lawsuit […]

Trump Calls on Portland Mayor to Use National Guard Amid Unrest

The city of Portland should call in the Oregon National Guard to deal with months of rioting, protests, and general unrest, said President Donald Trump in a statement on Monday. “Portland, which is out of control, should finally, after almost 3 months, bring in the National Guard. The Mayor and Governor are putting people’s lives […]

Lower Vitamin D Levels May Indicate High Risk of COVID-19 Infection: Doctors

While the world waits for a definitive treatment, cure, or vaccine for COVID-19, studies have shown a significant correlation between a low level of vitamin D in the blood and a greater risk of infection of COVID-19, revealing that more robust data is needed to determine if vitamin D can prevent the disease or be […]

Federal government spent $150K to train staff in “contemplative dialogue”

A notice of the training sessions claims that “select staff [are to] attend four-day intensive training on active engagement,” followed by “coaching and mentoring.”
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A Step Closer: Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Wray In Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

A Step Closer: Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Wray In Crossfire Hurricane Investigation
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Lebanon Government Resigns Amid Outrage Over Beirut Blast

BEIRUT—Lebanon’s prime minister announced his government’s resignation on Monday, saying a huge explosion that devastated the capital and stirred public outrage was the result of endemic corruption. The Aug. 4 detonation at a port warehouse of more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate killed at least 163 people, injured more than 6,000 and destroyed swathes […]

China Claims Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan; India Counters by Offering Road Through It

China recently opened a new front in its ongoing border disputes with Bhutan, which India countered. In June, for the first time, China claimed the 404 square miles of the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, which sits in Bhutan’s southeastern corner. The area is famous for its red pandas and is home to the Brokpas, Bhutan‘s semi-nomadic […]

40 Shot, 4 Dead, in Chicago Over Past Weekend: Police

Four people were killed and at least 36 others were injured in separate shootings across Chicago during the past weekend, officials said on Monday morning. The latest fatal shooting occurred on Monday on the South Side’s Grand Crossing, police told the Chicago Sun-Times. In that incident, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest at […]

Arrest of Media Tycoon ‘Most Outrageous Assault Yet’ on Hong Kong’s Free Press: Patten

The arrest of pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was the “most outrageous assault yet on what is left of Hong Kong’s free press,” the last British governor of Hong Kong Chris Patten has said. Lai, founder of the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper and the Next Digital media group, was arrested Monday morning under the Hong […]