How rumors on WhatsApp led to a mob killing in India | The Fact Checker

On July 13, 2018, five friends took a road trip to visit the Indian countryside village of Handikera, which is in the southern state of Karnataka. The five men, Salham Al Kubassi, Mohammed Salman, Mohammed Azam, Mohammed Afroz and Noor Mohammad, traveled to the outskirts of town for a picnic. But what was set to … Read more How rumors on WhatsApp led to a mob killing in India | The Fact Checker

Macron bids for votes with pledge to fight French Islamic separatism

Paris will clamp down on imams from Muslim countries that arrive in France to push worshipers into violating the law, the country’s President Emmanuel Macron said, warning Turkey it can’t “feed separatism” on French soil. MORE: https://on.rt.com/abaj Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on … Read more Macron bids for votes with pledge to fight French Islamic separatism

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Donald Trump’s longtime Adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in a case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn the US president’s ire. Stone was convicted on charges including lying to a congressional panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. Claire Finkelstein, faculty director of the Centre for … Read more Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

There is a gloabl race for technology leadership, with the U.S. and China in the lead. Europe now says it wants to catch up and reinforce its position on the digital scene. Its leaders are concerned about the reliance on foreign-owned tech companies including Microsoft, Apple and Huawei. They say they want to develop Europe’s … Read more How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

France and Muslims: What will Macron’s declaration change?

France is digesting the controversial recommendations made by President Emmanuel Macron. Essentially the president is calling to combat Islamist separation in France. The sense that a religion can separate a person from the lifestyle and values of France, where church and state are separated by law. But will Macron’s words in Mulhouse, in eastern France, get to the heart … Read more France and Muslims: What will Macron’s declaration change?

Iranian authorities deny purging reformist candidates ahead of elections

Iranian authorities have barred 90 sitting law-makers and thousands of applicants from this year’s elections. Most are moderates who have pushed for wider reforms and rapprochement with the West. A spokesman for the Guardian Council, the country’s hardline vetting body, says the vetting process is in accordance with the constitution. How voters will react to … Read more Iranian authorities deny purging reformist candidates ahead of elections

Trump falsely declares himself ‘the chief law enforcement officer’ of the US

Donald Trump has falsely claimed he is ‘the chief law enforcement officer’ in the US. The chief law enforcement officer in the country is actually the attorney general, William Barr. Barr recently requested that Trump stop tweeting about about the justice department because it makes it ‘impossible for me to do my job’.

Jury begins deliberating in Harvey Weinstein rape trial | ITV News

Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial have started deliberating on charges in the landmark MeToo case that could put the once-powerful Hollywood mogul behind bars for the rest of his life. The panel of seven men and five women received instructions in the law from the judge before beginning to weigh charges that the film … Read more Jury begins deliberating in Harvey Weinstein rape trial | ITV News

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy to put sex-abuse lawsuits on hold

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection following hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits in hopes of working out a victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organisation to carry on. Tens of lawyers in the United States are seeking settlements on behalf of several thousand men who say they were molested as … Read more Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy to put sex-abuse lawsuits on hold

Will AI take over the world? I Inside Story

Many of us interact every day with Siri, Apple’s voice-activated digital personal assistant. Siri can find information, gives us directions, send messages, play music, one example of how AI is becoming a bigger part of everyday life. Chances are it’s on all your devices, can mimic areas of human behaviour and could soon learn about … Read more Will AI take over the world? I Inside Story