Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape following days of protests- Tempemail

Bangladesh’s Cabinet on Monday approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests on streets and in social media. Cabinet spokesman Khandaker Anwarul Islam said President Abdul Hamid is likely to issue an ordinance amending Continue Reading

Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape following days of protests- Tempemail

Bangladesh’s Cabinet on Monday approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests on streets and in social media. Cabinet spokesman Khandaker Anwarul Islam said President Abdul Hamid is likely to issue an ordinance amending Continue Reading

Pamela Hutchinson death: Tributes to The Emotions singer after her death at 61- Tempemail

Pamela Hutchinson, a member of the The Emotions, has died at the age  of 61.  The news was confirmed on the group’s official Facebook page. Hutchinson was the younger sister of bandmates Sheila, Wanda and Jeanette Hutchinson. The group’s most famous single was 1977’s “Best of My Love”, on which Continue Reading

Facebook blocks livestream of assisted dying campaigner’s death | Society- Tempemail

Facebook has blocked a terminally ill French campaigner for assisted dying from livestreaming his own death. Alain Cocq, who has been suffering for 34 years from a rare and incurable degenerative disease, has stopped taking food, drink or medicine, and says he wants his death to be seen to help Continue Reading

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat by Jenny Kleeman review – the future of food, birth and death? | Science and nature books

In a plain factory building in the San Marcos hills, north of San Diego in California, a technological revolution is under way. There, a team of AI experts are developing a new brand of woman that can smile, flutter her eyelids, make small-talk and remember the names of your siblings. Continue Reading

Big four banks join NSW govt’s death notification service pilot – Finance – Strategy- Tempemail

All of the big four banks have now linked up with the NSW government for its new digital service that allows citizens to notify multiple organisations when a family member or friend passes away. The Australian death notification service (ADNS), which the state government began piloting with ANZ Banking Group Continue Reading

Furore in Texas as Republican leaders post racist memes that suggest George Floyd’s death is a hoax- Tempemail

One Facebook post falsely claimed that the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month was a “staged event”, meant to rile up opposition to Donald Trump. Another showed a quote from Martin Luther King Jr next to a banana – an established racist trope. And a third claimed Continue Reading

As responses to George Floyd’s death go, #BlackOutTuesday was embarrassing | Fatima Bhutto | Opinion- Tempemail

On Monday, Donald Trump threatened to deploy the US military on domestic soil, against his own people, and ordered the teargassing of peaceful protesters near the White House so that he could conduct a 17-minute photoshoot holding an upside-down Bible. At the same time, major cities including New York and Los Angeles declared curfews to stem the protests burning Continue Reading

Trump focuses on social media regulation as US coronavirus death toll passes milestone – live | US news- Tempemail

Good Morning, US live blog readers, there’s a busy day ahead in coronavirus and politics news, so please stay tuned for all the developments in the US. Here’s where things are this hour: Donald Trump has not yet spoken out about the US reaching yesterday the grim milestone of 100,000 Continue Reading

‘You lot can’t rattle me’: John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death | Film- Tempemail

John Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for Boyega’s hard-hitting Continue Reading