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US says number of Muslim minorities in Chinese detention may be 'in the millions'

US says number of Muslim minorities in Chinese detention may be 'in the millions'

World
The U.S. is expressing alarm that China may be detaining "millions" of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in a "worsening crackdown" in the country's inaccessible western region Xinjiang. The new number comes one week after a United Nations panel reported that an estimated 1 million Uighurs are being held in "counterextremism centers" with millions more detained in "reeducation camps for political and cultural indoctrination." The Uighurs are a majority-Muslim, Turkic-speaking ethnic group in western China. While the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has some independence in name, it has increasingly come under strict, police state rule by the Chinese government. The crackdown on Uighur independence goes back to the founding of communist China under Mao Zedong, but analysts say the new...
Tesla whistleblower says company spies on employees

Tesla whistleblower says company spies on employees

Technology
A former Tesla employee has claimed the company spies on its workers and allowed a drug cartel to operate inside of its plant. Karl Hansen made the whistleblower complaint to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to his lawyer Stuart Meissner.Mr Hansen was a member of Tesla's internal investigations team before he was fired.Under US law, whistleblowers can receive up to 30% of the penalties collected by the SEC for revealing regulatory breaches.Tesla stated that it took Mr Hansen's allegations seriously and investigated them.It added: "Some of his claims are outright false. Others could not be corroborated."The SEC has declined to comment.Mr Hansen's complaint comes as the company's chief executive Elon Musk is being scrutinised for a series of tweets h...
Type 2 diabetics can reduce risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

Type 2 diabetics can reduce risk for cardiovascular disease, study says

Health
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- People with type 2 diabetes can significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease with proper treatment and not smoking, according to a study in Sweden. In a study published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at University of Gothenburg in Sweden said the increased risks could be theoretically eliminated. "This is definitely good news. The study shows that patients with type 2 diabetes with all risk factors within therapeutic target range had an extremely low risk of premature death, heart attack and stroke," author Aidin Rawshani, a doctoral student at the Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, said in a press release. Risk factors that can be controlled by medication, and cigarette abstinence, are blood pressure, long-term blood gl...
Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Corporate governance standards at PSBs much better than ever before, says Goyal

Finance
Emphasising that corporate governance standards being followed by public sector banks are much better than ever before, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal today said the government has stopped the "phone-call thing" coming in from Delhi to the banks. In an apparent dig at the previous UPA regime, Goyal said that not a single phone call would go to "give a loan, to address a loan, to restructure a loan or to settle a loan". Against the backdrop of high amounts of stressed assets in the banking system, the ruling BJP had alleged that earlier, banks used to get calls from the higher ups in the national capital to provide loans to various entities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also made references to it while replying to the debate on no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha last month. Goyal told...
Swansea boss Graham Potter says bouncing straight back to the Premier League will not be straightforward

Swansea boss Graham Potter says bouncing straight back to the Premier League will not be straightforward

Sports
Swansea boss Graham Potter insists bringing the club straight back to the Premier League in his first season will not be easy.The Swans were relegated to the Championship last season and appointed Potter as part of a bold restructure of the club. Potter, 43, managed Swedish club Ostersund for eight years, winning three promotions and the Svenska Cupen while playing an attractive brand of football. Potter is not getting ahead of himself at Swansea However, the Englishman knows immediate success with his new club will be difficult. “It’s not so straightforward. We’ve got to go through a transition, a restructure,” he told talkSPORT. “For us, it’s not about worrying what’s going to happen in May. “It’s about trying ...