THE WEEK IN STORIES AROUND THE GLOBE

US airstrikes allegedly kill at least 73 civilians in northern Syria

Syria

US airstrikes on a Syrian village have killed at least 73 civilians, a majority of them women and children, activists say, in the deadliest coalition attack on non-combatants since the start of the bombing campaign against the Islamic State.

#WaronTerror #SyriaCrisis #MilitaryIndustrialComplex

If All Lives Matter, Act Like It

Police Baton Rouge LA

The demonization of black victims and the lionization of law enforcement have to end for the rest of America to feel what we feel, and for conditions to change accordingly. Almost no one wants violence, on either side—nor should they. But as long as black lives are continually shown not to matter, some of us will continue to experience the tragedy of fallen officers with a bit less alacrity than our white friends.

#PoliceBrutality #BlackLivesMatter #RaceInAmerica

Myanmar’s military investigates a ‘war crime’ in an era of reform

Women pose while holding portraits of their killed relatives Aik Sai, Aik Maung and Aik Lort after their bodies were found in a grave last June at Mong Yaw village in Lashio
Women pose while holding portraits of their killed relatives (L-R) Aik Sai, Aik Maung and Aik Lort after their bodies were found in a grave last June at Mong Yaw village in Lashio, Myanmar July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

“The first and second bodies pulled from the shallow grave in northern Myanmar didn’t belong to Aik Chin’s missing son. Nor, he prayed, did the third, whose face was unrecognizable from a severe beating.”

‪#‎Myanmar‬‪#‎Burma‬‪#‎HumanRights‬‪#‎International‬

Ants invented farming 60 million years ago after ditching hunter-gatherer lifestyle, scientists discover

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“It seems reasonable, therefore, to expect that large-scale ant farming required a considerable accumulation of adaptive modifications, and that this process accelerated after crops became truly domesticated and no longer exchanged genes with free-living fungi.”

#Ants #ifuckinglovescience #Science

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