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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Expand Thomas Kwoyelo at the opening of his trial at the International Crimes Division of the High Court in Gulu, Uganda, on 24 September 2018.  © 2018 Patrick Uma An alleged commander in the rebel group Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Thomas Kwoyelo, has been in prison since he was captured by Ugandan forces in 2009. He has been awaiting trial at the International Crimes Division (ICD) of Uganda’s High Court, one of Africa’s first specially created chambers designed to try the most serious crimes, like war crimes or crimes against humanity, in the country they were committed. He has been detained… (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Expand Ethnic Uighurs sit near a statue of China's late Chairman Mao Zedong in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 23, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters/Thomas Peter The United Nations Security Council, which typically only leaves New York City to travel to conflict zones, is heading to China later this month. Beijing, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council, has planned the trip to showcase the cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou and to spotlight its contributions to UN peacekeeping around the world. So far, Council diplomats seem content to take the trip without… (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the way the Tajik authorities are responding to protests by resorting to large-scale Internet censorship and blocking, which is drastically restricti (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
NewsRSF urges Chinese authorities to release two financial journalists sentenced last month to jail terms for the simple act of revealing the existence of an investigation against the chairman of Yili Industrial Group, a powerful dairy company.On October 24, a court in the Chinese Autonomous Province of Inner Mongolia sentenced financial reporters Zou Guangxiang and Liu Chengkun to prison terms of one ye (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
China’s state-run Xinhua News has debuted what it called the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) anchor. But the novelty has generated more dislikes than likes online among Chinese netizens, with many calling the new virtual host “a news-reading device without a soul.” Analysts say the latest creation has showcased China’s short-term progress in voice recognition, text mining and semantic analysis, but challenges remain ahead for its long-term ambition of becoming an AI superpower... (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thousands of firefighters in California are battling deadly wildfires in northern and southern parts of the state. So far 56 people in the state have died as a result of the fires. Many more have lost their homes. The wildfires in Southern California have been sweeping through many affluent communities near Los Angeles. Some residents are now returning home. Among them, celebrities are who posting their thoughts and experiences on social media. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles. (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
With the war in Syria soon entering its eighth year, officials in Washington delivered remarks on the way forward in Syria as U.S.-backed Syrian forces launch new offensives to push the Islamic State out of the region. VOA's Elizabeth Cherneff reports. (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Human rights groups are warning of a pending humanitarian crisis as Bangladesh makes final preparations to begin sending Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, where they had been subjected to extrajudicial killings and other atrocities. As VOA's Bill Gallo reports, the move comes as the United States pressures Myanmar to resolve the crisis. (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
When the sun sets on the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, many activities come to an end because of electricity outages. But that is beginning to change as residents invest in solar panels. The panels have already transformed care at a health clinic in the sprawling camp, which houses 140,000 refugees from across East Africa. Mohammed Yusuf reports. (Full Story)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Office workers often complain that the building is either too hot or too cold. Now, engineers and architects are working on creating "sentient buildings" that can cater to the personal needs and well being of each employee in the hopes of increasing productivity. VOA'S Elizabeth Lee has this report from Los Angeles. (Full Story)
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