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Black Lives Matter protests: Where to next?

World Jun 12, 2020

Black Lives Matter protests: Where to next?

The Black Lives Matter protests that erupted across the United States after the killing in custody of African American George Floyd have begun to wane, having chalked up some accomplishments in the fight against racism and police brutality. The four officers involved in Floyd's death ...

North Korea denounces U.S. two years after Singapore summit

Asia Pacific Jun 12, 2020

North Korea denounces U.S. two years after Singapore summit

North Korea criticized President Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the U.S. on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where Trump shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un. It was the latest in a series of vitriolic statements from Pyongyang ...

Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists

Asia Pacific Jun 12, 2020

Zoom says China asked it to censor pro-democracy activists

Zoom Video Communications Inc. said it deactivated accounts of pro-democracy Chinese activists based in the U.S. at the request of China’s government, renewing concerns about the software-maker’s ties to the communist country. Beijing officials reached out to Zoom in May and early June about four ...

Could hibernation be induced in humans?

National / Science & Health Jun 12, 2020

Could hibernation be induced in humans?

Could humans eventually be induced to hibernate to protect them after an injury or preserve them during deep space travel? The idea is a staple of science fiction, but studies published on Thursday build on a growing field of research that experts say is "revolutionizing" ...

The summer of our discontent

Music | Sound Off Jun 12, 2020

The summer of our discontent

by Patrick St. Michel

With the news that this year’s Fuji Rock Festival would be postponed until 2021, summer 2020 became the season of no music in Japan. Organizer Smash Japan’s decision to not hold the annual gathering at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata over COVID-19 concerns officially ...