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Rohingya Muslims have always been persecuted in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, forcing them to flee to neighboring nations. The figure marks a sharp escalation in the numbers of Rohingya fleeing a military campaign which rights groups say has been marred by abuses so severe they could amount to crimes against humanity.
  • Cabinet Confirmation Hearings Continue on Capitol Hill

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    While the USA should remain open to working with Russia, Mr Mattis said the prospects for cooperation were narrowing even as areas of disagreement grow larger. He promised the Senate intelligence committee that the CIA wouldn't unlawfully spy on United States citizens, reminding the lawmakers that he's voted for legislation protecting privacy.
  • Girl, 18, attacked by man with machete in North Carolina

    Girl, 18, attacked by man with machete in North Carolina

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    Davis said Kumari suffered wounds to her face, neck and hands and has already undergone at least one surgery at Duke University Hospital. It's like a big blade. Mehta told police that Kumari hadn't been returning Mehta's calls, texts or emails, and Davis said investigators determined that Mehta had been sending her threatening emails and had been planning the attack for several days.
  • Google's New Image Compression Tool Loads HD Images Using 75% Less Bandwidth

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    Thanks to this technology, users will now be able to save nearly 75% of their mobile data without having to compromise on details of any content they watch. In June, Twitter took over an AI startup - "Magic Pony" that provides a similar algorithm and it also applies the same tech for videos. Users who have used Photoshop will be aware of this technology as it is used to shrink an image and consists of fewer pixels, called down sampling and vice versa for up scaling.
  • Trump National Security Adviser Contacted Russian Ambassador Last Month

    Trump National Security Adviser Contacted Russian Ambassador Last Month

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    The Obama administration is aware of frequent contacts between President-elect Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia's ambassador to the United States, including on the day President Barack Obama hit Moscow with sanctions in retaliation for election-related hacking, a senior USA official said Friday.
  • Shields charged with marijuana possession

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    Shields, 29, was charged in Brown County Circuit Court this week with possession of marijuana and of drug paraphernalia, charges stemming from an October 19 incident. He was also charged with refusing to take a breathalyzer test and unsafe lane deviation. Meanwhile, Packers safeties coach Darren Perry is scheduled for a February 23 first appearance in Brown County Circuit Court for first-offense drunken driving .
  • Sanders Fans Furious With Dems Who Voted Against His Amendment

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    The safety excuse has always been a refuge for policymakers who don't want to assist Americans struggling with prescription drug costs. After 13 Democrats voted against an amendment on Wednesday that would have lowered prescription drug prices in the U.S., Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has accused the Senate Democrats of lacking the courage to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Syria: Ceasefire holding despite fighting in Wadi Barada valley

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    Fighting in the Wadi Barada region near Syria's capital has damaged water infrastructure and left some 5.5 million people in the capital and its suburbs facing shortages, according to the UN. Rebels in Wadi Barada have allowed government engineers to maintain and operate the valley's pumping station, the capital's main water source, since they took control of the area in 2012.
  • Teen raises thousands after racist parents disapprove of boyfriend

    Teen raises thousands after racist parents disapprove of boyfriend

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    She added: "I couldn't comprehend how someone could be seen as less because of pigment". Over Christmas, Allie wrote on the site that her parents chose to "no longer support my future" after Michael approached her parents. He said that he and his wife would accept whomever their daughter wanted to date, but that he disapproved of both Michael and a previous boyfriend in part because Allie began dating them in secret.
  • US Man Pays His Tax Bill Using 5 Wheelbarrows Containing 300000 Coins

    US Man Pays His Tax Bill Using 5 Wheelbarrows Containing 300000 Coins

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    His delivery stunt follows a legal row he had with the DMV over contacting its staff to make tax inquiries. Staff members had to work through the night in order to count every last coin. Stafford then decided he wanted direct phone numbers to nine other DMV offices. But when he did so, he was informed that it was not supposed to be used to answer the public's inquiries.