The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Trump ‘fear-mongering’ fuels rise of U.S. hate groups to record: watchdog


“The words and imagery coming out of the Trump administration and from Trump himself are heightening these fears,” Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, told reporters on a conference call. “These images of foreign scary invaders threatening diseases, massive refugee caravans coming from the south. This is fear-mongering.”

#HateGroups #SPLC #ThisIsAmerica#TrumpsAmerica


India Just Swore in Its First Robot Police Officer

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“Women empowerment and gender equality were kept in mind while deciding on the gender of the first robot,” said Loknath Behra, the Director General of Police. “Also, the fact that most front office jobs are managed by women was considered.”

#RoboCop #India #Tech #Science


Nepali singer pulls corruption song from YouTube after threats

Nepali Singer

“Expressing one’s views is a right under the Freedom of Expression and we won’t tolerate the infringement of that freedom,” read the statement.

#Nepali #Music #Art #Freedom

The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered after 38 years


Everything about Wallace’s giant bee is Goliath: It reaches an average body length of around 4 centimeters — about the size of a walnut — and has a wingspan of over 7.5 centimeters. Yet despite its eye-popping size, it’s been nearly 40 years since the world’s largest bee (Megachile pluto) was officially sighted in the wild.

#Animals #Bees #Science #Indonesia

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