The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey Shows

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DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'

DNC chair Perez: 'I heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly'Tom Perez suggested he agreed with Barkley’s view that Democrats have taken low-income and African-American voters “for granted.”


Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality CheckHours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.


North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem grows

North Korean 'ghost ship' washes up on shores of Japan as problem growsA new unmanned ship from North Korea washed Japanese shores this week with at least one dead body.


Battlefield researchers uncover ISIS arsenal and weapons factory in Iraq

Battlefield researchers uncover ISIS arsenal and weapons factory in IraqNBC News goes into Tal Afar Iraq with a team of weapons researchers as they discover an ISIS arms cache and munitions factory that reveals the terrorists group’s sophisticated weapons program.


Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital: sources

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital: sourcesFormer Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday. Mugabe left Harare with his wife and aides on Monday evening, a Zimbabwe state security official said this week. Mugabe visited a private hospital in central Singapore on Wednesday with an entourage that included his security guards, the sources who were familiar with the visit told Reuters.


Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill'

Joe Biden Says He Wishes He Had 'Been Able To Do More For Anita Hill'Joe Biden is offering another apology to Anita Hill.


Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch it

Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: What it is, when it's happening and where to watch itThis week, stargazers will witness the peak of one of the year's best shooting star displays in the United States.


Police hold 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and handcuff her

Police hold 11-year-old girl at gunpoint and handcuff her“It made me feel scared and it made me feel like I did something wrong,” Honestie Hodges told local media. COWARDLY COPS DO IT AGAIN! 11- year old Honestie Hodges was handcuffed by the Grand Rapids Police Department for walking out her back door. The incident happened in the city of Grand Rapids as the girl was preparing to leave her home to go to the shops.


GOP seeks excuse for Trump to fire Mueller

GOP seeks excuse for Trump to fire MuellerRep. Eric Swalwell talks with Rachel Maddow about Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee pressing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for a reason for Donald Trump to fire Robert Mueller.


Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfireA firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.


Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


Markets Right Now: Tax plan trouble sends US stocks lower

Markets Right Now: Tax plan trouble sends US stocks lowerThe latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):


Haunting PSA From Sandy Hook Families Predicts 'Tomorrow's School Shooting'

Haunting PSA From Sandy Hook Families Predicts 'Tomorrow's School Shooting'Families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre released a powerful video this week, urging parents and teachers to help prevent another school shooting by taking action now.


Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft

Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraftA team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet.


Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on America

Forget Stealth Fighters: This Is the Plane China Needs to Take on AmericaChina is looking to increase its air tanker fleet after its fighter jets, bombers and surveillance aircraft conducted an “island encirclement patrol” of Taiwan earlier this week. As the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) extends exercises in the Western Pacific, refueling will become a problem for its strike aircraft.


Indian minister warns Bollywood heavyweights over sexual exploitation

Indian minister warns Bollywood heavyweights over sexual exploitationIn a rare rebuke, an Indian minister on Thursday warned the country’s Bollywood film industry to comply with strict measures to combat sexual harassment, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Maneka Gandhi, India’s federal Minister for Women and Child Development, took the unusual step of writing to 24 powerful Bollywood film producers, demanding they comply with Indian sexual harassment legislation to ensure a "safe, secure and inclusive work environment” for all employees. The letter was sent to major industry players, such as actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, as well as director Karan Johar.  “The aim of this law is to ensure that no woman is sexually harassed at her workplace,” Ms Gandhi said in her letter. "It is to be followed in letter and spirit by all organisations in the country," she added. "Bollywood filmmakers are ethically and legally accountable for the safety of not only their direct employees but of all outsourced and temporary staff as well." Britain's Prince William shakes hands with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan Credit: REUTERS/Rafiq Maqbool/Pool It is understood that more letters will be sent to other film producers.  Bollywood remains hugely male dominated, with men making up the vast majority of directors and veteran stars. The small handful of female directors are mostly confined to regional cinema.  After the Weinstein allegations broke, people in the film business in India were unconvinced they would have a #MeToo moment.   "What can we do?" Mukesh Bhatt, who co-heads production house Vishesh Films said. “We cannot keep moral cops outside every film office to see that no girl is being exploited.” Alankrita Shrivastava, director of critically acclaimed film Lipstick Under my Burkha said a women's protest movement was unlikely to happen in conservative Indian society. “The way men are being called out in Hollywood right now, I don’t know if it can happen in India.”  “In terms of how our psychology is, how patriarchy functions, it is much more entrenched,” she added. However, Ms Gandhi's stark warning gives women in Bollywood hope that their concerns will be heard. Last month Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar told a Mumbai tabloid she had been turned down for "several roles" as she did not give in to "unwanted advances" by producers and directors. Ms Bhaskar, 29, urged aspiring actresses to turn down roles rather than resort to the so-called "casting couch" to exchange sexual favours to advance their careers. Thousands of young Indian girls and boys gravitate to Bollywood every year with the aim of becoming actors. Swara Bhaskar complained of Bollywood's casting-couch culture Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images They are vulnerable to sexual exploitation, not only by unscrupulous agents promising them roles which they never get, but also by lesser known stars, producers and directors making similar promises.   Hopefuls are fearful of reporting inappropriate behaviour in case it ruins their chances of breaking into Bollywood. “It is always very subtle,” Ms Bhaskar said this week. “People try to insinuate that there are 10,000 girls for one role – so what can you do?” In the wake of the #MeToo scandal, actresses including Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha called on Bollywood to improve its record in standing up for victims of sexual harassment and exploitation.  Sexual harassment legislation was passed in India in 2013, in response to the fatal gang rape of a 23-year old medical student on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. In November Ms Gandhi launched the online Sexual Harassment electronic-Box (SHe-Box) to register sexual harassment complaints in the workplace and to ensure the implementation of the 2013 law. She also urged all company directors to report sexual harassment cases, but activists said many victims were hesitant to register their complaints, afraid their future careers would be curtailed. Women's rights activists maintain that only 10 per cent of rape and other sexual harassment cases ever get reported in India.


The Best Cars For 2018

The Best Cars For 2018


For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certain

For captured ISIS fighters in Iraq, justice is swift and conviction certainYahoo News gets a rare look inside the courtroom where captured ISIS fighters are being tried in Iraq. The trials last about 20 minutes, convictions are virtually certain, and a lenient sentence is 15 years.


Eric Trump Joins Attack On Kirsten Gillibrand, Says She Asked For Money 'Every 3 Days'

Eric Trump Joins Attack On Kirsten Gillibrand, Says She Asked For Money 'Every 3 Days'President Donald Trump’s son Eric has echoed his dad’s recent attack on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).


Time Is Running Out For Syria's Besieged Communities

Time Is Running Out For Syria's Besieged CommunitiesNearly 745,000 men, women and children in Syria are trapped inside the war-torn country’s 33 besieged communities, living in desolate conditions at the mercy of President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian regime and its armed opponents.


17 Gingerbread Cookies To Spice Up The Holidays

17 Gingerbread Cookies To Spice Up The Holidays


Family of 5-year-old boy shot in Texas church massacre ask public to send him Christmas cards

Family of 5-year-old boy shot in Texas church massacre ask public to send him Christmas cardsThe family of a five-year-old boy who was injured last month in a bloody Texas church shooting is appealing to the public to help them bring a bit of holiday cheer to the boy this Christmas. Ryland Ward, who was shot five times in the First Baptist Church last month, is still in the hospital after the shooting. “You got so many nice people that are sending a card and a dollar to Ryland,” Sandy Ward, his grandmother, told local news.


8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships Differently

8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships DifferentlyMarried divorce lawyers have an interesting perspective on relationships.


The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blazeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV

Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV(Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a five-month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought back Randy Bresnik from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sergey Ryazanskiy from Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Italy's Paolo Nespoli with the European Space Agency. The capsule landed in the windswept and snow-covered steppe in Kazakhstan's central Karaganda region at 2.37 p.m. (0837 GMT). ...


Latest Monsanto GMO seeds raises worries of monopoly

Latest Monsanto GMO seeds raises worries of monopolyThe rapid growth of Monsanto's new GMO seeds resistant to the controversial herbicide dicamba has revived worries about the company's stranglehold over farming during a period of industry consolidation. Long a producer of dicamba, Monsanto last year introduced genetically-modified cotton and soybean seeds that can resist the weed killer. The products took off, amassing more than 20 percent of US soybean fields and 50 percent of US cotton fields in just two years, according to Monsanto data.


11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of Children

11 Congolese Fighters Have Been Jailed for Life For Raping Dozens of ChildrenA spiritual adviser reportedly told the men raping infants would give them supernatural powers


Half Of American Voters Believe The Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual Misconduct

Half Of American Voters Believe The Women Accusing Trump Of Sexual MisconductFifty percent of voters believe that the sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump are “credible,” according to a new survey from Politico and Morning Consult.


Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCainWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's battle with brain cancer on ABC's "The View."


FCC Meeting Takes Recess Following Security Threat During New Neutrality Vote

FCC Meeting Takes Recess Following Security Threat During New Neutrality VoteThe Federal Communications Commission hearing was suddenly suspended on Thursday just as arguments were closing.


Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer EverYou know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.


Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday TraditionPeople around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.


Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide?

Dan Johnson: Who is the Kentucky Republican politician accused of child sexual assault found dead in apparent suicide?A Republican state representative who denied allegations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl has died in an apparent suicide. Dan Johnson died of a single gunshot wound after stopping his car at the end of a bridge in a secluded area of Mount Washington, Kentucky, the Bullitt County Coroner said. Mr Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016, part of a wave of Republican victories that gave the GOP control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly 100 years.


Russia's Putin, on track for easy re-election, laments dearth of rivals

Russia's Putin, on track for easy re-election, laments dearth of rivalsRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he faced no credible high-profile political opponents as he prepared to run for re-election in March, but would work to try to create a more balanced political system. Putin, whom critics have accused of using state TV, the courts and the police to demonize and marginalize the liberal opposition, said earlier this month he would run for re-election in March 2018 - a contest he seems sure to win comfortably and extend his grip on power into a third decade. The ruling United Russia party has traditionally backed Putin and is likely to do so again this time, but Putin clearly wants to generate a higher turnout by styling himself as someone who is above the often grubby fray of Russian party politics.


Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO says

Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO saysA compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions and that it “is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids,” it added. The decision was not an endorsement of medical marijuana.


Americans Don't Really Understand Gun Violence

Americans Don't Really Understand Gun ViolenceThe massacre in Las Vegas this October earned a macabre superlative: the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with 58 innocents killed and more than 500 injured. The outpouring of attention and support was swift and far-reaching. CNN published portraits of all 58 victims. A man from Chicago made 58 crosses to honor the fallen. Zappos offered to help pay for the 58 funerals. An anonymous man even paid for 58 strangers’ dinners in memory of those who died.


Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leaders

Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leadersIstanbul (AFP) - 'Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged world powers to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of the "State of Palestine", as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned that the United States no longer had a role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul, seeking a tough response to the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


Thursday's Morning Email: Why Millennials Are Facing The Scariest Financial Future Since The Great Depression

Thursday's Morning Email: Why Millennials Are Facing The Scariest Financial Future Since The Great DepressionTOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday?


The Latest: McCain receiving treatment at Walter Reed

The Latest: McCain receiving treatment at Walter ReedWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain (all times local):


Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon

Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her HoneymoonSarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Serious About Having Religious Wedding, Church Leader Says

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Serious About Having Religious Wedding, Church Leader SaysSt. George’s Chapel is a stunning, historic place.


A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills Himself

A Kentucky Lawmaker Who Was Facing Sexual Assault Allegations Kills HimselfThe Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman saying Johnson sexually assaulted her in the basement of his home in 2013


Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in SenateSmith, 59, will serve a one-year term concluding in January 2019, Governor Mark Dayton said at a news conference, and will run in a special election for the seat in November next year. Dayton said he listened to the views of many Minnesotans before deciding on Smith. Smith told reporters at the news conference that she will be a fierce advocate on behalf of the state, pushing for economic opportunity and fairness.


Family Grows From 5 Members to 11 After the Birth of Sextuplets

Family Grows From 5 Members to 11 After the Birth of SextupletsThe three boys and three girls are expected to remain in the NICU for the next month.


Texas Mom Allegedly Subjected Her Healthy Son, 8, to 323 Doctor Visits and 13 Surgeries

Texas Mom Allegedly Subjected Her Healthy Son, 8, to 323 Doctor Visits and 13 SurgeriesInvestigators in Texas suspect a Dallas-area mom has Munchausen by proxy and they have charged her with allegedly seeking unnecessary medical care for her 8-year-old son


North Korea: Trump administration contradicts Rex Tillerson's claim US is ready for talks with regime

North Korea: Trump administration contradicts Rex Tillerson's claim US is ready for talks with regimeOfficials in Donald Trump's administration have appeared to contradict Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's claim that the US could open talks with North Korea without preconditions. Mr Tillerson broached the possibility of dialogue with the secretive communist state out of a desire to “just meet”. The pariah state has conducted multiple ballistic missile tests in recent months, boasting after its last one that it could strike the mainland United States, and threatened American allies with annihilation.


Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.

Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.


More than 20 IS killed in southern Syria: coalition

More than 20 IS killed in southern Syria: coalitionSyrian opposition forces backed by a US-led coalition killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and took several others prisoner Thursday, military officials said. According to the coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq, a vetted Syrian opposition group known as the Maghawir al-Thawra detected the fighters early Thursday in an area controlled by pro-Syrian regime forces in southern Syria, in the Al-Tanf border region. Supported by coalition forces, the Maghawir al-Thawra "quickly and professionally conducted an operation," the coalition said in a statement.


Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamationNEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed.