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Nazi-themed goods found on Amazon marketplace

Nazi-themed goods found on Amazon marketplace

Technology
Amazon is helping hate groups profit by letting them sell Nazi-themed goods on its store, a report suggests.The study found many hate groups were selling goods on Amazon's store branded with Nazi imagery, including clothing, jewellery and replica military regalia.Some hate groups were also selling music and books celebrating their views via Amazon, it said.Amazon has now removed some listings and said anyone who broke its guidelines would face "swift action".Slow responseThe report by two US organisations, the Partnership for Working Families and the Action Center on Race and the Economy, looked at the way white supremacist groups used Amazon to fund themselves.It said Amazon's "weak and inadequately enforced" policies gave racis...
Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90

Entertainment
Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died aged 90 in New York, police say.He was found unresponsive at his flat in Manhattan on 29 June and was declared dead by paramedics who attended the scene.Fans, including author Neil Gaiman, have paid tribute to the artist.Ditko rose to fame for his work with Marvel Comics in the early 1960s, working with the company's future CEO Stan Lee on ideas including Spider-Man and Doctor Strange.Lee came up with the idea of a teen superhero with the powers of a spider, says BBC North America correspondent Chris Buckler.But it was Ditko who created Spider-Man's distinctive blue and red costume and the web-shooters he wore on his wrists.Ditko left the company in 1966 after reportedly falling out with...
Dead body found at home of New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

Dead body found at home of New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

Sports
A dead body was found at the New Jersey home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported. New Jersey authorities did not release the name of the male victim, while TMZ reported that Jenkins was out of state when the body was discovered. "The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit and the Fair Lawn Police Department are investigating a death at 14 Van Saun Place in Fair Lawn, New Jersey," the statement read. "The investigation is ongoing, and additional information will be provided when it is available and appropriate for release." Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Brian Metzler said it was unknown if Jenkins was at the residence, but Giants officials believe the cornerback has been living at his home in Florida since the end of the team's...
Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

Science
An ape that is new to science has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in China.The gibbon has already become extinct, suggesting humans wiped out primate populations long before the modern age.Living primates are in peril, with many on the brink of extinction.The new gibbon, named Junzi imperialis, may be the first to vanish as a direct result of human actions, according to scientists led by the Zoological Society of London."All of the world's apes - chimpanzees, gorillas, orang-utans and gibbons - are threatened with extinction today due to human activities, but no ape species were thought to have become extinct as a result of hunting or habitat loss," said lead researcher Dr Samuel Turvey."However, the discovery of the re...
New species of extinct gibbon found in tomb of Chinese emperor's grandmother

New species of extinct gibbon found in tomb of Chinese emperor's grandmother

Science
June 21 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered a new extinct species of gibbon. The ape's skull was discovered inside the tomb of the grandmother of an ancient Chinese emperor. Lady Xia was the grandmother of China's first emperor, Qin Shihuang, who came to power in 221 BC and ordered the construction of the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors. The noblewoman's tomb was first excavated in 2004. Inside the tomb, researchers discovered several animal burial pits. New analysis of a 2,200-year-old ape skull recovered from one of the pits suggests Lady Xia kept as a pet a gibbon unlike any modern species. "Having gibbons as pets appears to have been common among Chinese royals during ancient times," Alejandra Ortiz, a researcher at New York University, told NPR. Though researchers we...