Tens of Thousands Protest Military Rule in Sudan
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan’s capital and elsewhere in the country on Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir.
The demonstrations came amid a weekslong standoff between the ruling military council and protest leaders. Talks between the two sides over a power-sharing agreement collapsed earlier this month when security forces violently broke up a protest camp in Khartoum.
The ensuing clampdown killed at least 128 people cross the county, according to protest organizers. Authorities say the toll was 61, including three security forces.
The marches, the first since the June 3 crackdown, also mark the 30th anniversary of the Islamist-backed coup that brought al-Bashir to power in 1989, toppling Sudan’s last elected government. The military removed al-Bashir in April amid mass protests against his rule.
Mexico hail: Ice 1.5m thick carpets Mexico's Guadalajara
Six suburbs in the Mexican city of Guadalajara have been left carpeted in a thick layer of ice after a heavy hail storm.
The ice was up to 1.5m (5ft) thick in places, half-burying vehicles.
Civil protection machinery was deployed to clear streets in the city of five million located north of Mexico City.
Local officials also reported flooding and fallen trees, but no-one is thought to have been hurt.
Entangled North Atlantic right whale spotted in Gulf of St. Lawrence
An entangled male North Atlantic right whale has been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The news was reported by the Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station in New Brunswick on its Facebook page. The entangled whale was discovered on Saturday.
新不伦瑞克大马南鲸和海鸟研究站在其 Facebook 页面上报道了这一消息。 这条缠绕在一起的鲸鱼是在周六被发现的。
It is not known how badly the right whale, known by the number 4400, is entangled.
Bitcoin plunges $3,000 in less than 24 hours, showing its volatility once again
The world’s most widely traded cryptocurrency dropped to a low of $10,373.75 Thursday morning — a roughly $3,000 drop from where it was trading Wednesday. The plunge began at the same time as an outage on popular bitcoin trading platform Coinbase.
这种全球交易最广泛的加密货币周四上午跌至10373.75美元的低点，较周三的交易价格下跌了大约3000美元。比特币交易平台 Coinbase 的宕机同时开始暴跌
Analysts say a key driver behind the price whiplash is too much leverage, or borrowing money to make a cryptocurrency trade.
Bitcoin is up more than 200% this year, but prices are still well off of all-time highs near $20,000 reached in December 2017.
Second U.S. city passes ban on facial recognition tech
A second U.S. city is banning its municipal government from ever using facial recognition technologies over fears it'll pave the way for mass surveillance.
On Thursday, the city council of Somerville, Massachusetts voted 11-0 to pass the anti-facial recognition ordinance, which calls out the technology for its potential to "chill" protected free speech.
"The broad application of face surveillance in public spaces is the functional equivalent of requiring every person to carry and display a personal photo identification card at all times," reads the ordinance.
The ordinance also points to how facial recognition technologies can misidentify people, particularly women and non-whites. The ordinance adds that "many of the databases to which face surveillance technology is applied are plagued by racial and other biases, which generate copycat biases in face surveillance data."