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Transparency cry at Google

Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company's decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their work.
Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

US sanctions in Myanmar

The US on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units, accusing them of "ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims and widespread human rights abuses across the Southeast Asian nation.
Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Imran PM by big margin

Imran Khan was on Friday elected the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan with a big margin, defeating his rival Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League (N).
NASIR JAFFRY Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Adani relief

An Australian court on Friday quashed an indigenous group's bid to block Adani Enterprises Ltd from developing its controversial Carmichael coalmine, clearing one of the final legal hurdles to its development.
Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Sikh man killed in US

A Sikh man has been stabbed to death at his store in New Jersey, the third incident targeting the community in the US in three weeks.
Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Vatican calls child abuse criminal

The Vatican responded on Thursday to the horrors of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse, saying it felt shame and sorrow over the findings that more than 1,000 children had been abused by hundreds of priests over decades while bishops covered up their crimes.
Sharon Otterman and Elisabetta Povoledo Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Swede wins handshake bias case

A Muslim woman in Sweden who said she was discriminated against in a job interview for refusing to shake hands on religious grounds has been awarded financial compensation by a labour court.
Christina Anderson Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

US media speak truth to power

Hundreds of US newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defence of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media organisations as enemies of the American people.
Reuters Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

'Queen of Soul' no more

Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools", died on Thursday at the age of 76.
Reuters Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Security cloud on CIA ex-boss

President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former CIA director under President Barack Obama, on Wednesday in a striking act of retaliation against an outspoken critic.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cop-killer IS member arrested

US federal authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested an Iraqi national and longtime member of al Qaida and the Islamic State who fled after killing an Iraqi police officer in 2014, eventually settling in Sacramento as a purported refugee.
Matt Stevens and Gabe Cohn Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

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