War Crimes? Third Of Britons Want Tony Blair Tried Over Iraq Invasion

A third of Britons want former Prime Minister Tony Blair to be tried over his decision to invade Iraq alongside the US back in 2003. According to the latest YouGov poll, 33 percent of respondents said the former Labour leader “knowingly misled Parliament and the public” and should therefore be prosecuted as a “war criminal.” The poll comes…

Chemical Leak At YMCA Pool In NC Sends Scores Of Children To Hospital

A chemical leak at the YMCA facility pool in North Carolina has sent 43 people, including 40 children between the ages of six and 12, to hospital. Six of the children were reported as being in a serious but non-life-threatening condition. The Downtown YMCA in Durham reported a leak of sodium hypochlorite in their swimming…

Bangladesh Finance Minister To Revise Country’s Budget

In late June, the Bangladesh parliament passed the Awami League-led government’s 2017-18 national budget. Three weeks later, Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith announced that the budget would probably be revised in February, five months ahead of schedule. Muhith’s decision appears to have been taken in response to criticism from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the…

YouTube Will Isolate Offensive Videos That Do Not Violate Policies

YouTube has been working on ways to manage offensive and extremist content that do and do not violate its policies, and some steps it has taken include AI-assisted video detection and removal as well as input from more experts. Today, in a blog post, the company provided more detail about its ongoing efforts. First, its machine learning video detection has been hard…

Making Police Truly ‘Protect And Serve’

As President Trump suggests police should be rougher with suspects, other voices from the police community say the behavior should go in the opposite direction, treating the public with more respect, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, who laments that many Americans have experienced police as “an…

Pastor: ISIS Flags Adorn Swedish Refugee Centers

An Arab Christian Pastor says that he has seen multiple ISIS flags in numerous different Swedish refugee centers and that staff at the centers are trying to radicalize newly arrived migrants. Speaking to Swedish news outlet Världen Idag, Botros said both ISIS flags and ISIS music were being displayed and played in the migrant centers he…

Nebraska Patrol Accused Of Forcing Female Candidates To Undergo Vaginal Exams

Female recruits for the Nebraska State Patrol were forced to undergo exams that were “medically unnecessary and sexually invasive” before being hired, according to a lawsuit filed by one trooper. State Trooper Brienne Splittgerber, 37, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Nebraska State Patrol, the state of Nebraska, two former patrol heads and various…

Two US Soldiers Killed In Taliban Attack In Afghanistan, Pentagon Confirms

The Pentagon says two US service members are killed in a Taliban attack on a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan. The Taliban maintains the Wednesday attack near the Afghan city of Kandahar killed 15 soldiers and destroyed two armored tanks, but the Taliban routinely exaggerates about the damages and casualty figures and the reports are not…

YouTube Collaborates With The Anti-Defamation League

According to the Guardian, YouTube has stated that it has had begun working with 15 more NGOs and institutions, including the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue in an effort to improve the system’s understanding of issues around hate speech, radicalisation and terrorism to better deal with objectionable content. You may recall last…