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China urged to end mass Xinjiang detentions by countries at UN

China urged to end mass Xinjiang detentions by countries at UN

World
More than 20 countries at the UN Human Rights Council have signed a joint letter criticising China's treatment of ethnic Uighurs in the Xinjiang region.UN experts and rights groups say China is holding about one million Uighurs and other Muslims in detention camps. China claims that Uighurs are being educated in "vocational training centres" designed to combat extremism.The unprecedented statement was signed by the ambassadors of 22 countries including Britain, Canada and Japan. Media playback is unsupported on your device The letter cites reports of "large-scale places of detention, as well as widespread surveillance and restrictions, particularly targeting Uighurs and other minorit...
Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters

World
President Trump has told the UK and other European allies to take back and put on trial more than 800 Islamic State (IS) group fighters captured in the final battle against the group. His tweet comes as US-backed Kurdish forces continue an assault on the last pocket of IS territory on the Syrian side of the Iraqi border. The IS fighters are being held by the Kurdish-led forces. Mr Trump added that the IS caliphate was "ready to fall." Islamic State conflict 'Many civilians' still trapped with IS "The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go. We do so much, and spend so much - Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing", he said in a ...
Gatwick airport: How countries counter the drone threat

Gatwick airport: How countries counter the drone threat

Technology
Rogue drones "deliberately" flown over one of the UK's busiest airports caused travel chaos this week.Incoming planes were forced to divert to airports up and down the country as the drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), repeatedly appeared over the airfield at London's Gatwick Airport.The situation was so serious the Army was called in to support the local police in tackling the issue, with the runway finally re-opening on Friday morning.For some time now, governments around the world have been looking at different ways of addressing the dangers of drone use in areas where they pose safety risks. Here we look at some of the solutions - ranging from bazookas to eagles.Radar and 'jamming' systems ...
50 countries vow to fight cybercrime – US and Russia don't

50 countries vow to fight cybercrime – US and Russia don't

Technology
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. The group of governments and companies pledged in a document entitled the "Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace" to work together to prevent malicious activities like online censorship and the theft of trade secrets. The push is supported by EU countries, Japan and Canada as well as tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among others. French President Emmanuel Macron had pushed for the initiative, whose unveiling comes a day after dozens of world leaders gathered in Paris on Sunday for the centenary of the end of World War One. Speaking at the Interne...