Between 2019 and 2020, the number of gender-related killings increased in Western Europe by 11%; in Southern Europe the increase was 5%. In North America these killings increased by 8%, and by 5% in South America.
Studies show that one in four young women will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties.
In Shanghai, people were seen shouting slogans such as "Xi Jinping, step down" and "Communist party, step down". A female demonstrator told the BBC police officers were asked how they felt about the protests, and the answer was "the same as you". But, she said, "they wear their uniforms so they're doing their job."
Most of us are all too familiar with how, when we come to the end of a squeezy sauce bottle, the smooth flow of liquid can suddenly turn to a messy spatter. But a new mathematical model has shed light onto why this phenomenon occurs and what we could do to stop it.
Scarseggiano le risorse per la prevenzione della pandemia, tra cui cibo, posti letto negli ospedali e luoghi destinati alla quarantena. Le restrizioni stanno provocando problemi anche alle attività di soccorso, cosa che sta creando ulteriore malcontento tra la gente.
Unequal distribution of access to green infrastructure in urban areas primarily occurs because of the higher land and property values new greening has been shown to produce—for the benefits of a few and the exclusion of many. A new study now suggests that cities can and should take action to ensure more socially just impacts of green financing.
Researchers at the MIT used a reinforcement learning approach that is decentralized, which means the agents learn to win the games independently, making the system more scalable. The framework could be used by a group of autonomous drones working together to find a lost hiker in a thick forest, or by self-driving cars that strive to keep passengers safe by anticipating future moves of other vehicles driving on a busy highway.
A report found that Chinese officers visited fields, monasteries, residential neighbourhoods, businesses, and even schools to collect "pin-prick blood samples" from Tibetans. According to Students For Free Tibet, the Chinese government is building the world's largest police-run DNA database with the help of key industry partners in the West.
Companies such as Huawei, ZTE Corps and Hikvision have been heavily criticized by human rights groups for providing surveillance technology not only for authoritarian regimes but also for espionage activities
Workers at the factory in Zhengzhou shared more than a dozen videos that show staff in a standoff with lines of police armed with batons and clad in white protective gear. The videos show police beating workers, with some bleeding from their heads and others limping away from chaotic clashes.