Sep 19, 2015

California police under fire over tackling teen black jaywalker

Police in California are facing intense criticism after a video that shows officers tackling a black teenager for allegedly jaywalking went viral. The video, taken on Tuesday by a passer-by in the town of Stockton in Northern California, shows a police officer scuffling with ...

South Africa's new human relative sparks racial row

Sep 17, 2015

South Africa's new human relative sparks racial row

Some prominent South Africans have dismissed the discovery of a new human ancestor as a racist theory designed to cast Africans as “subhuman,” an opinion that resonates in a country deeply bruised by apartheid. “No one will dig old monkey bones to back up ...

Sep 15, 2015

Thai police chief links Bangkok blast to Uighur trafficking

Police in Thailand say they are now certain that last month’s deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine was related to the trafficking of Uighur Muslims from China to Turkey. National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung’s comments Tuesday marked the first time authorities have publicly linked ...

Thai police seek 'Chinese' man over Bangkok bombing

Sep 13, 2015

Thai police seek 'Chinese' man over Bangkok bombing

Thai police on Saturday said an arrest warrant had been issued for a “Chinese” man over last month’s deadly Bangkok blast, backtracking after they earlier identified the suspect as a member of the country’s Uighur minority. National police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri had earlier said ...

Sep 6, 2015

Lack of diversity in U.S. tech sector fires up start-ups

Too many white men and too few women, blacks and Latinos: While fueling debate, the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley is also inspiring startups focused on improving the mix. The homogeneous workforce in the U.S. technology industry became a hot topic after an ...

Sep 6, 2015

Ousted French far-right leader Le Pen forms new group

French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen announced Saturday the creation of a political association distinct from the National Front (FN) party he cofounded and was recently ousted from after feuding with its current leader, his daughter. The 87-year-old made his remarks in Marseille where ...