A Heatwave Turned Tokyo's Olympics Preparations Into a Deadly Nightmare
A 50-year-old worker died this week, reportedly of heatstroke, as temperatures in Tokyo rose to an average of 94 degrees.
Will New Orleans Protect Their Inmates During A Storm? Barry Is A Test After Katrina's Prison Disaster
During Katrina inmates were locked in cells filled with sewage-contaminated water.
Enforcer of Philippines War on Drugs Defends Killing a Toddler: "Shit Happens"
Myka Ulpina was shot dead in a province near Manila last week, during a police sting operation in which her father was also killed.
Google Jigsaw’s CEO ‘Frustrated and Disappointed’ With His Own Team’s Toxic Culture
Here’s the email Jigsaw’s CEO Jared Cohen sent his team after a Motherboard investigation into the team’s mismanagement.
Google’s Jigsaw Was Supposed to Save the Internet. Behind the Scenes, It Became a Toxic Mess
Google’s internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects. But current and former employees, leaked documents, and internal messages reveal a grim reality.
Why We Shouldn't Believe ICE's Promise to Deport Migrants "With Compassion and Humanity"
This isn’t the first time that line has been used.
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UN Slams U.S. Abortion Laws as "Extremist Hate" and "Torture"
"This is gender-based violence against women, no question."
China's Biggest Surveillance Company Could be Next on the White House's Hit List
The U.S. might ban American companies from doing business with Hikvision, the Chinese company that's exporting surveillance technology to the world.
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South Korea Is Lifting Its 66-Year-Old Ban on Abortions
In a landmark ruling, a South Korean court has ordered lawmakers to revise the ban by the end of 2020.
Expensive Pop-Up 'Dome' Restaurant Under Toronto Highway Prompts Protest
The $500-a-table pop-up dinner is being held just a mile away from the site of a former homeless encampment.
Israeli Hacking Company NSO Group Is Trying to Clean Up Its Image
The notorious and controversial Israeli hacking and surveillance tools vendor NSO Group has launched a big marketing campaign with a new website and Google ads.
Japan Upholds Sterilization Law for Trans People Who Change Legal Gender
Law 111 also specifies that in order to receive a change in their legal gender marker, a trans person in Japan must be at least 20 years old, unmarried, and undergo gender reassignment surgery.