GENEVA — Investigators working for the U.N.’s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic crimes against the ethnic minority.
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BERLIN—Whichever way the wind blows, a new satellite launched yesterday will be watching it.
The Aeolus satellite will be the first to directly measure wind speeds and directions all over the globe, allowing scientists to improve worldwide weather forecasts.
“This has not been done before from space,” said project scientist Anne Grete Straume of the European Space Agency.
LOS ANGELES—George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he's not starring in any hit movies.
The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes' list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings.
Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila, which Clooney co-founded in 2013 with two entrepreneurs.
COPENHAGEN—Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said today it will send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as a result of melting sea ice.
Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for the world's biggest shipping company, said the new ice class container vessel, Venta Maersk, would embark on trial journey in the Arctic route over Russia next month.
NEW YORK—Advocates of ordaining women as Roman Catholic priests are citing the church's unfolding sex abuse scandals as powerful arguments for their cause, while acknowledging the high unlikelihood of achieving their goal anytime soon.
STONEHAM, Mass.—Maybe she just had a few babies to deliver.
A Boston-area zoo is looking for a female stork that flew away last week and has evaded experts since.
The Stone Zoo in Stoneham posted on Facebook that the three-foot-tall, white-bellied stork took off Friday during training for the “Masters of Flight: Birds of Prey” show.
HONOLULU—Scientists are touting the first sighting of a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off Hawaii.
But don't call it a “wholphin,” they say.
The melon-headed whale is one of the various species that's called a whale but technically is a dolphin.
WASHINGTON—For birds, understanding neighbourhood gossip about an approaching hawk or brown snake can mean the difference between life or death.
Wild critters are known to listen to each other for clues about lurking predators, effectively eavesdropping on other species' chatter.
HARTFORD, Conn. — The leader of the world’s largest Roman Catholic fraternal group is condemning clergy sex abuse and calling for reforms in the church, including a renewed commitment to celibacy by priests.
NEW YORK — Advocates of ordaining women as Roman Catholic priests are citing the church’s unfolding sex abuse scandals as powerful arguments for their cause, while acknowledging the high unlikelihood of achieving their goal anytime soon.