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Ex-UN general: Rohingya crisis clearly genocide

Ex-UN general: Rohingya crisis clearly genocide

World
A world authority on genocide has told Sky News what is happening to Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims is undoubtedly genocide and the international community must intervene to prevent it.As commander of UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda in the early 1990s, Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire warned that genocide was imminent but was ignored.As a veteran witness of the mass killings in Rwanda, he has been warning of mass murder being planned in Myanmar, and now for the first time has told the Sky News World View programme that genocide is underway.History, he says, is repeating itself.Image:Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in MyanmarHe said: "It’s as if they wrote the same book that the hardliners did in Rwanda and how the international community is reacting is follow...
Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case

Georgia attorney general quits defense in server wiping case

Technology
The Georgia attorney general's office will no longer represent the state's top elections official in an elections integrity lawsuit filed three days before a crucial computer server was quietly wiped clean. The lawsuit aims to force Georgia to retire its antiquated and heavily questioned touchscreen election technology, which does not provide an auditable paper trail. The server in question was a statewide staging location for key election-related data. It made headlines in June after a security expert disclosed a gaping security hole that wasn't fixed for six months after he first reported it to election authorities. Personal data was exposed for Georgia's 6.7 million voters, as were passwords used by county officials to access files. The assistant state attorney general handling the cas...
General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle

General Dynamics begins manned live-fire testing of AJAX armored vehicle

Business
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Land Systems U.K. has begun manned live-fire trials for its AJAX armored vehicle program, using the vehicle's CTA International 40mm autocannon, chain gun and smoke grenade launchers.The trials will last five months beginning with static firing positions against immobile point targets and gradually progress to a moving vehicle engaging moving targets. The testing will occur in West Wales, Great Britain."The start of the CT40 cannon manned industry firing phase is a significant milestone in the AJAX programme," Kevin Connell, vice president of General Dynamics Land System U.K., said."This cutting-edge capability that enables AJAX to pack a significant punch, alongside its wide-range of best-in-class sensors that makes it an Information Age platform, ensure...
Jeff Immelt of General Electric quits race to be Uber boss

Jeff Immelt of General Electric quits race to be Uber boss

Technology
General Electric chair Jeff Immelt has ruled himself out of the race to become the new boss of taxi service Uber.In a tweet, Mr Immelt said he had "decided not to pursue a leadership position at Uber".Hewlett Packard Enterprise chief executive Meg Whitman is now reported to be "the most likely candidate".Uber has been searching for a new chief executive since June after previous boss Travis Kalanick resigned following pressure from shareholders.Skip Twitter post by @JeffImmeltI have decided not to pursue a leadership position at Uber. I have immense respect for the company & founders - Travis, Garrett and Ryan.— Jeff Immelt (@JeffImmelt) August 27, 2017End of Twitter post by @JeffImmeltHis resignation came after a chaotic few months at the firm and followed a review of practices ther...
'Holy hell to pay' if Trump fires attorney general

'Holy hell to pay' if Trump fires attorney general

World
Senators have issued stern warnings to Donald Trump not to fire his attorney general or the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the US election.Republican Lindsey Graham said Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Special Counsel Robert Mueller should keep their positions."If Jeff Sessions is fired there will be holy hell to pay," Mr Graham said.He added: "Any effort to go after Mueller could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency - unless Mueller did something wrong."Right now I have no reason to believe that Mueller is compromised"."Some of the suggestions the President is making go way beyond what's acceptable in a rule of law nation," said Mr Graham.Image:Jeff Sessions has said he will not resign despite the President's criticismThe senator is one of three pr...