American Headline News for 24 May 2022
Documents detailing shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape published as UN human rights chief visits region A new trove of hacked Chinese police photographs and documents shedding light on... the human toll of Beijing's treatment of its Uyghur minority in Xinjiang has been published as the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, visits cities in the region. The data trove - referred to as the Xinjiang police files and published by a consortium of media including the BBC - dates back to 2018 and was passed on by hackers to Dr Adrian Zenz, a US-based scholar and activist, who shared it with international media earlier this year. It includes thousands of photographs of detained people and details a shoot-to-kill policy for people who try to escape.
A veteran Russian diplomat has resigned over his country's invasion of Ukraine as a Kyiv court sentences a Russian soldier to life in prison
He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and criminal mischief last month for the 2020 incident.
A "presumptive" case of monkeypox is being investigated in the Seattle area, local health officials said Monday.
Despite new cases of monkeypox in the U.S., the CDC said there's no need for a mass vaccination campaign for the public.
A man says he lost millions, and then was arrested for trying to talk to crypto boss Do Kwon.
Vegan activist Tash Peterson, from Western Australia, uploaded footage of a semi-nude demonstration she held at Perth's Hay Street Mall to her social media on Monday.
A Texas man dressed up as a police officer to get inside a home to rob the people inside before he was later arrested, authorities said.
Lawyers for Vallow, who has pleaded not guilty, had argued that she was mentally unfit for trial - but she was deemed able to understand the charges against her after spending 11 months in a mental... hospital.
Trump lawyer testified to panel Friday but declined to discuss involvement of Republicans in bid to overturn election Donald Trump's onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani testified to the House select... committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack at length on Friday but declined to discuss the involvement of congressional Republicans in efforts to overturn the 2020 election result, according to sources familiar with the matter. The move by Giuliani to refuse to give insight into Republican involvement could mean his appearance only marginally advanced the inquiry into his ploy to have then-vice president Mike Pence unlawfully keep Trump in office after he lost to Joe Biden.
Dr David Heymann, who used to head the WHO's emergencies department, said monkeypox may have happened been spread at two recent raves in Spain and Belgium.
Fawzia Amini advocates for rights of Afghan women and girls from London hotel room she's been stuck in for nine months One of Afghanistan's top female judges has been honoured with an international... human rights award while she continues her work to advocate for her country's women and girls from a London hotel. Fawzia Amini, 48, fled Afghanistan last summer after the Taliban takeover of the country. She had been one of Afghanistan's leading female judges, former head of the legal department at the Ministry of Women, senior judge in the supreme court, and head of the violence against women court.
Decision, which could breach EU biodiversity law, due to increasing 'conflict' between wolves and humans Sweden's government has said it aims to carry out a significant wolf cull this year,... potentially reducing the current population of about 400 animals by as much as half in a move that could breach EU directives. "We see that the wolf population is growing every year and with this cull, we want to ensure that we can get down to the goal set by parliament," Anna-Caren Sätherberg, the Swedish rural affairs minister, told the public broadcaster SVT.
A Minnesota mother has been charged with fatally shooting her 6-year-old son at least nine times and then driving around with his body stuffed inside the trunk of her vehicle.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travel alert for the spread of monkeypox.
When the government ended free tests, daily case numbers became less reliable. What else can we look at? For almost two years we've been glued to a set of numbers: the grim trio of cases,... hospitalisations and deaths that defined coronavirus in the UK. The daily figures led news reports for more than a year: people watched in horror as the height of the Omicron wave brought the highest ever daily caseload on Tuesday 4 January 2022 when 275,618 people tested positive. And they saw how many people died: a number that peaked on Tuesday 19 January 2021, when 1,366 people died, making it the the worst day of the pandemic*.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warns war against Russia will be "diffiuclt" as fighting continues.
Jens Stoltenberg tells business leaders in Davos that values should matter more than profits Russia-Ukraine war: latest updates The head of Nato has issued a blunt warning of the security risks of... close economic ties with Russia and China as he told business leaders in Davos thatvalues should matter more than profits. Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of the western military alliance, said countries would be making a mistake if they traded short-term economic gain for long-term security.
A 90-year-old Catholic leader has appeared in a Hong Kong court accused of breaking China's national security law.
Spaniard alleged to have conspired with cryptocurrency expert to help Pyongyang evade US sanctions The FBI has issued an arrest warrant for a Spanish man who claims to be a "special delegate" working... for the government of North Korea, accusing him of recruiting a cryptocurrency expert in an attempt to help Pyongyang circumvent US sanctions. Alejandro Cao de Benós, a 47-year-old Spanish national who describes himself as Pyongyang's special delegate for the committee for cultural relations with foreign countries, is alleged to have conspired with Virgil Griffith, a US cryptocurrency expert, to "illegally provide cryptocurrency and blockchain services to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)".
Police open fire on demonstrators as protest organisers detained in fierce crackdown by regime Security forces in Sudan have mounted a fierce crackdown in recent days to crush remaining unrest, six... months after a coup that brought a military regime to power in the unstable strategic country. Police fired teargas and shotguns at protesters as thousands took to the streets in the capital, Khartoum, and twin city of Omdurman on Monday. The violence followed a similarly harsh response to demonstrations over the weekend. In all, 113 people have been injured and one killed in recent days, according to doctors.
A trio of American tourists found dead at a popular Bahamas resort likely died from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to a new report.
Pre-action letter questions Home Office claims that east African country is 'generally safe' Priti Patel's plan to send refugees on a one-way ticket to Rwanda is being challenged in the courts over... the government's alleged failure to identify risks facing vulnerable groups such as LGBTQ+ people. A pre-action letter sent to the Home Office on behalf of the pressure group Freedom from Torture questions government claims that the east African state is "generally a safe country" for refugees. The government's claim that Rwanda is "generally" a "safe third country" is irrational. It relies upon apparent pre-determination or bias. The home secretary has breached her duty not to induce breaches of the European convention on human rights by her agents. Removing asylum seekers to Rwanda is beyond...
A man accused of stabbing a schoolgirl to death 30 years ago has appeared in court charged with her murder.
The coordinated bomber flights were the first such activity the two nations had done together since President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ordered the invasion of Ukraine.