Has Islamist extremism arrived in Sri Lanka?

(CNN)More than 48 hours after the Easter Sunday massacre in Sri Lanka, a devastatingly well-coordinated assault that targeted churches and hotels around the country, the shock still lingers. In recent years, similarly complex and well-choreographed mass-casualty assaults across the globe have been carried out by the household names of the terrorism world — al-Qaeda, ISIS, Lashkar-e-Taiba, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, the Taliban, and so on. Accordingly, one would assume, as Sri Lankan officials have suggested, that NTJ received outside help. But this raises perplexing questions. Al-Qaeda and ISIS would be logical partners; both have carried out attacks like Sunday’s in the past. However, these groups have been badly degraded. They do each boast a South Asia affiliate, with some reach beyond …

Government Must ID Thousands More Separated Children Within 6 Months: Judge

The U.S. government must identify how many immigration policy last April, to an three monthsinternal watchdog report found that the Trump administration could have separated thousands more children from their parents even before its highly publicized separation policy took effect. In February, the Office of Refugee Resettlement said it was too much of a “o find the members of these families. Earlier this month, ORR officials  it could methodically keep track ongoing lawsuitCmdr. Jonathan White, the Department of Health and Human Services’ operational lead for the identification process, said in a report Thursday that the department could likely identify family members within a six-month window and explained that its previous issued an injunction The court order is exactly what we …

‘Not all anti-HIV drug users put it about’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘People think using PrEP means you put it about’ “Just because you’re using PrEP, it doesn’t mean you’re putting it about.” For thousands of people like Chris Hicks, a 35-year-old DJ from Cardiff, HIV-prevention drug Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has diminished the fear around sex. New studies are looking at whether the drug could increase “risky behaviour” and infection rates for other STIs. Chris says that, while he’s “not always 100% safe”, he’d like to see some stigma around the drug disappear. “Some people will automatically assume that, because you’re on PrEP, you put it about quite a lot and you’re very promiscuous, when really it’s not,” he said. Ceri Dunstan, of the …

Adidas is making a shoe that never has to be thrown away.

What do you do when the running shoes you wear every day have given up? If you’re like most of us, you first consider the cost of a new shoe — very important — and then toss your old shoes into the garbage. But maybe you also wonder, as I have done many times, whether shoes belong in the garbage or whether they should be recycled. Who knows though? They’re made of so many different materials. And if they can be recycled, all you can really do is hope that the plastic gets recycled correctly and doesn’t end up in the ocean. Unfortunately, as TreeHugger points out, recycling is “a mess.” And despite best intentions, plastic, which is basically indestructible …

15 socially-acceptable things that future generations will see as backwards.

Bo Eide / Flickr There are a lot of things we look back on and cringe. There are gross inhumane injustices such as slavery and war. But there’s also some pretty disgusting, unhealthy things that were routine just a few years ago, such as people smoking in restaurants. Even though we like to think we’re so advanced and enlightened, in 50 years, future generations will look at our behavior and they’ll think we were seriously backwards. Reddit user Doodlebyteas asked the online forum, “What current, socially acceptable practice will future generations see as backwards or immoral?” The responses were pretty eye-opening. 1. So much waste “Using something as strong and durable as plastic to make packaging destined to be thrown …

Ukraine elections: comedian leads polls as final round of voting begins

Little enthusiasm on display for either candidate in final round of presidential contest Voting is under way in the final round of Ukraines presidential election, where winning the first round three weeks ago, Zelenskiy entered a run-off with the incumbent, Petro Poroshenko, who finished in second place. Polling stations across the country, from the Carpathian mountains in the west to the war-torn Donbass region in the east of the country, opened on Sunday morning. Zelenskiy has offered little information about his policies or plans for the presidency, relying on viral videos, standup comedy gigs and jokes in place of campaigning. However, dissatisfaction with Poroshenko, who came to office five years ago after the Maidan revolution, is running high and most …