Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than was previously known, inspector general says
Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border than were previously known, but it's unclear precisely how many, a federal watchdog announced Thursday. The family separations sparked by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" border policy last spring were previously pegged at 2,737 children. In June, a federal judge ordered the administration…
Forget FANG — a $135 billion investor says a new group of stocks is poised to dominate the market going forward
Way back in the halcyon days of early to mid-2018, the mega-cap tech cohort known belovedly as "FANG" was the king of the stock market. For years, the group — which consists of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google— seemed like an unstoppable freight train incapable of weakness. Investors hungry for returns piled in to already…
Falz: The Nigerian rapper rebelling through music
Lagos, Nigeria - When Fela Anikulapo Kuti died, so too did the flavour of Nigeria's music scene. At the time, music in Nigeria was more than a lyrical lush, it was also about people power and activism. Fela's Afrobeat from the 1970s to 90s helped those to flourish. There was always entertainment though, but far more vitality…
How to use this time-saving feature Apple added to the iPhone
Do you ever find yourself completing the same couple of actions on your phone every day? It's so annoying to do the same thing over and over again. A little-used feature in iOS 12 means you don't have to be an app developer to create something useful for your phone. The new Shortcuts app can…
‘Abandoned, forgotten’: Syrian refugees plead for help in Arsal
Arsal, Lebanon - A tyre weighs down the roof of Ahmed Bareesh's tent as a new winter storm hit the Lebanese border town of Arsal in the Bekaa Valley, home to at least 65,000 Syrian refugees. The plywood-and-tarpaulin structure is one of the 110 makeshift homes that are covered by a blanket of snow in…