Syria government forces launched chemical attacks, ISIS used mustard gas as weapon: UN report – The Straits Times

The Straits Times Syria government forces launched chemical attacks, ISIS used mustard gas as weapon: UN reportThe Straits TimesUNITED NATIONS (AFP) – A United Nations investigation has established that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces carried out at least two chemical attacks in Syria and that militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) used… Continue reading…

World's first self-driving taxis start taking passengers – CBC.ca

CBC.ca World’s first self-driving taxis start taking passengersCBC.caThe world’s first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software …World’s first self-driving taxis launch in SingaporeMLive.comReporter’s Notebook: Testing… Continue reading…

France, the burkini and a "battle of cultures" – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia France, the burkini and a “battle of cultures”Channel NewsAsiaFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a “battle of cultures” and that the full-body swimsuit symbolised the enslavement of women. Posted 25 Aug 2016 …Burkini ban: Women hold… Continue reading…

WhatsApp to give users' phone numbers to Facebook for targeted ads – The Guardian

The Guardian WhatsApp to give users’ phone numbers to Facebook for targeted adsThe GuardianFacebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp will begin sharing user data with its parent company for advertising purposes, while it tests tools to allow businesses to message users. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian. Samuel Gibbs.WhatsApp relaxes privacy stance, to share phone numbers… Continue reading…

Hours-long attack on Kabul American university kills 16 – Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia Hours-long attack on Kabul American university kills 16Channel NewsAsiaExplosions and gunfire rocked the campus after the attack began Wednesday evening, just weeks after two university professors – an American and an Australian – were kidnapped at gunpoint near the school. Posted 24 Aug 2016 23:30; Updated 25 Aug …Gun, bomb attack on American University… Continue reading…