The U.S. federal government should adopt a strategy to manage climate change risks, as their cost to the government may rise as much as $35 billion per year by mid-century, a congressional watchdog office report released on Monday said.
Australia’s immigration head Mike Pezzullo has been accused of joking about the situation asylum seekers face days before the expected closure of the Manus Regional Processing Centre on October 31.In a Senate Estimates hearing on Monday, October 23, Pezzullo was grilled by Greens Senator Nick McKim, who was concerned that water and power would be cut off despite the intention of at least 606 men to stay at the facility. McKim said the refugees would then be denied basic human rights, to which Pezzullo answered “they don’t have human rights to trespass a naval base” – the facility will be returned into a Papua New Guinea (PNG) naval establishment in light of a constitutional ruling from PNG’s Supreme Court.The debate heat up when McKim accused the government for “torturing them for four and a half years” and that officials can “spare us the fake sympathy.” Pezzullo said the “the only torture I am aware of is sometimes when we have to appear here,” making some members of the audience giggle. “I don’t think torture is a laughing matter,” said McKim.The government said local accommodation and support would be provided for asylum seekers before Manus’ closure however the United Nations said the people would be rendered “homeless and destitute” with “no income support and little chance of finding work to provide for their food,” The Guardian reported. Local media said the men could be in danger if they were moved to East Lorengau, PNG, or to another detention centre on the Micronesian island of Nauru.The first group of refugees from Manus arrived in the US in September as part of a resettlement deal Australia struck with the US. Credit: Australian Parliament via Storyful
A well-known journalist for Russia's top independent radio station was stabbed in the throat Monday by an attacker who burst into her studio — the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow.
Read the CNET News article here: http://cnet.co/2yB4p5V Will it ever end? A judge orders a new trial to determine how much Samsung owes Apple for infringing three patents.
JT hilariously announces with Jimmy Fallon he'll be performing at the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show. So, will Ms. Jackson join him on stage too? Find out.
Last year, Vin Scully chatted with SI's Tom Verducci and reminisced about the Dodgers' success in Brooklyn, their move to Los Angeles, and the roar of the crowd during Kirk Gibson's game-winning home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.
Facebook Inc said on Monday it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news in a move that could lead some businesses to increase advertising.
A Chicago community is standing behind a 24-year-old nanny after a hateful, racist letter called her an "infestation," called for more white educated nannies.