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Japan to recognise Ainu as ‘indigenous people’ for first time

After decades of discrimination, the government of Japan has introduced a bill to recognise the country's ethnic Ainu minority as an "indigenous" people for the first time - a move welcomed by activists as a "first step" towards achieving equality. The Ainu people, traditionally a society of hunter-gatherers on the northern island of Hokkaido, have long suffered…

Measles spreads as vaccination rates dip: ‘People don’t realize how sick...

CLOSE A measles outbreak is spreading across a Washington county known for choosing not to vaccinate its children, and health officials have declared a public health emergency. USA TODAYMeasles outbreaks in New York and Washington state have public health officials scrambling to contain a disease that was eliminated in the United States nearly two decades…

Coca-Cola is releasing a new flavor, and people are nervous

You can practically taste the high fructose corn syrup.Image: Pornchai Jaito / EyeEm / gettyBy Jack Morse2019-02-09 18:41:31 UTC When you're feeling risky, but not too risky, Coca-Cola's got you covered.  The brilliant minds that brought us New Coke are back at it again with a flavor concoction that is sure to win hearts, minds, tastebuds,…

Six Nations 2019: Warren Gatland – by the people who know...

BBC Sport finds out what Wales coach Warren Gatland is really like as a father, a coach and a colleague ahead of his final Six Nations tournament in charge of Wales.Watch live coverage France v Wales on BBC One at 19:30 GMT on Friday, 1 February.WATCH MORE: Cabbage patches to wooden spoons: Six Nations quirky…

SC police make millions by seizing cash and property. Most of...

Anna Lee and Nathaniel Cary and Mike Ellis, The Greenville News In South Carolina, civil forfeiture targets black people’s money most of all, exclusive investigative data showsWhen a man barged into Isiah Kinloch’s apartment and broke a bottle over his head, the North Charleston resident called 911. After cops arrived on that day in 2015, they searched…

Facebook doesn’t want to talk about how many people use its...

Facebook will stop sharing usage stats for its main app.Image: carl court / Getty ImagesBy Karissa Bell2019-01-31 02:30:24 UTC Facebook's main app has more than 2.3 billion users. We know this because, each quarter, the company reports its user growth, alongside its business updates.  These metrics are a key signal to investors and others about…

Twitch streamer falls asleep during stream, wakes up to find 200...

By Sage Anderson2019-01-28 15:44:55 UTC For just one day, the internet collectively came together...to watch someone sleep.  Twitch streamer JesseDStreams found that his audience was still willing to hype him up, even when he fell asleep for 3 whole hours during a livestream.  In the clip, you can see him waking up slowly, not sure…

The ‘you may know me from’ meme is for all the...

By Laura Byager2019-01-22 14:27:32 UTC Getting that bread ain't always easy. No matter what your job is, there are bound to be elements of it that other people just don't get.  People on Twitter are now sharing all the annoying misconceptions about their jobs using the  "Hello I'm an X. You may know me from…

Libya migrants scribble on prison wall: ‘People were sold here’

On the walls of Souq al Khamis migrant detention centre in Khoms, a port city in northwest Libya, warnings of new arrivals are scratched on a grey wall."Who comes to this house, may God help you," one says, visible in pictures of the centre sent to Al Jazeera by people currently detained there. "Libya is…

It’s raining in Los Angeles, and people are freaking out!

Commuters drive under heavy rainfall in Los Angeles, on March 21, 2018.(Photo: Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images)It's raining in Los Angeles on Thursday, and people are freaking out. Car accidents due to the rain turned some freeways into parking lots.Authorities in the car-crazed city had to remind folks how to drive in the rain:The California…
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