Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …


Cleveland Killing Prompts Facebook To Review Handling Of Violent Posts

April 18, 2017

Three posts to the suspects Facebook page a video announcing his intent to commit a murder, a graphic video of the killing, and a live video of his confession stayed online for about two hours, the social network said. Facebook said it was reviewing its reporting flows to be sure people can report videos and other material that violates standards as easily and quickly as possible. The company noted it is constantly exploring ways to harness advanced technologies, such as artificial …


Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More videos … MUST WATCH …


Terrifying Video Shows 2 Bullets Narrowly Missing 4-Year-Old Girl’s Head

April 14, 2017

Surveillance video released on Wednesday shows the girl sitting in a barbershop chair on Monday when a bullet suddenly crashes through the window, just inches from her head.Seconds later, a second shot pierces the window on the other side of the girls head, sending her running away screaming. Investigators said the shots were Tattoo parlor employees quickly identified 23-year-old Michael Hart as the suspect. They said he was a regular at the business. she said in an interview with …


Seriously?! Officer Appears To Stomp On Handcuffed Suspects Head

April 13, 2017

… with resisting arrest, obstructing official business, aggravated menacing, possession of controlled substances, and having weapons under disability. Really, we dont know enough yet, Jacobs said after stressing that the video captured only one angle. Still,she said,using force against handcuffed prisoners is an issue. Green had been walking with another man when he crossed paths with Rosen and fellow Officer Jason Bare, who were patrolling in an unmarked vehicle and wearing civilian …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… time the U.S. struck a Syrian government position since the country’s civil war broke out six years. (BEGIN video CLIP) DAVID PETRAEUS, FORMER CIA DIRECTOR: It certainly sends a message to friends and foe alike that this president will take action when lines are crossed and that is again potentially very significant. (END video CLIP) AZUZ: Syria denied carrying out the chemical attack last week and Russia and Iran, two countries that support Syria’s government say the U.S. strike …


CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… this majority or the next majority, Democrat or Republican, from instituting it on legislative matters? And at that point, the Senate fully becomes the House. (END videoTAPE) (BEGIN video CLIP) AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia: What nation sees more tornadoes than any other country on Earth? Is it China, Russia, Saudi Arabia or the United States? The U.S. is far and away the world leader in tornadoes. They’ve been recorded at some point in every state. (END video CLIP) AZUZ: But …


What we know about Syria’s chemical weapons

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Horrifying images and video show civilians — including children — struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday. Syria’s military has denied using chemical weapons and blamed rebels for the carnage, but activists say the regime is responsible for a chemical attack which killed at least 70 people. Russia, meanwhile, has blamed the deaths on a Syrian …


Vanessa White on life after The Saturdays – BBC News

April 4, 2017

Inside, Vanessa’s producers are ready and waiting, sorting through various tracks they’re hoping she might choose for her forthcoming EP. But first, the singer has a confession: “I’ve got a sore throat and I’m a bit hung over.” It doesn’t seem to matter. If anything, the consensus is that a husky voice is better for the material – a sultry and sumptuous serving of downtempo R&B; all heavy breathing and soaring harmonies. Image copyright …


Why China is banning beards and veils in Xinjiang

April 1, 2017

(CNN)No long beards. No veils in public places. No home-schooling. The latest measures — outlined in a sweeping new anti-extremism legislation — take effect Saturday and come on the heels of a series of steps to increase surveillance in the region that include the surrender of passports and mandatory GPS trackers in cars. “They’re doubling down on security in Xinjiang,” said James Leibold, an associate professor at Australia’s Le Trobe University, whose …


In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes

March 23, 2017

(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head coach at UConn, Auriemma said that recruiting “enthusiastic kids is harder than it’s ever been.” In the video, he said that …


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March 21, 2017

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Uber President Jeff Jones Quits Amid Company Controversies

March 20, 2017

… cam video chewing out one of his own drivers and bragging about the companys hard-nose culture. The embarrassing video prompted the 40-year-old to release a statement saying, I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. The post prompted Ubers early investors to called on Kalanick to change what they said was the companys destructive culture. Prior to that, Uber endured the first of two #DeleteUber campaigns after users protested the company. The company deliberately turned off surge …


The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

GermanyNetherlandsproposalbarred the barbarian. attacked I came across an article about a video of a group of men in Switzerland dressed as terrifying Ottoman Turkstone. But for me, this terrifying bogeyman seemed eerily familiar. Dylan Martinez / Reuters right-wing politics I dont like murderers, but I dont like European politicians telling me I will be perceived as one of those nasty people if I act too Turkish. On the day I arrived in Amsterdam in 2004, a Dutch-Moroccan extremist …