Day archives: August 21st, 2016

U.S. Justice Department to end use of private prisons

U.S. Justice Department to end use of private prisons by Heather Long @byHeatherLong August 18, 2016: 2:05 PM ET Drones flying contraband into prisonsThe U.S. Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons.They are not as safe or as well run as government correctional facilities, the Justice Department concluded after an extensive review process.Private …

Moscow’s industrial heritage ‘at risk’

Moscow’s industrial heritage ‘at risk’ in rush to redevelop old Soviet sites The former ZiL car factory is the latest to undergo a major redevelopment as part of a city-wide project to transform derelict industrial areas – but campaigners are concerned their unique architectural heritage is under threatThe ZiLArt complex will include upscale apartment blocks, …

Police killings of favela residents continue as Games go on in Rio

  Police killings of favela residents continue as Games go on in Rio 85,000-member security force holds poor communities in state of semi-siege not ‘to protect us, but to segregate us’ from Olympic visitors, neighbours sayA woman walks past an armed police patrol in Rio de Janeiro’s Rochina favela community. Photograph: Barbara Walton/EPA Jonathan Watts …

Turkey wedding blast:

Turkey wedding blast:   Media caption It is not yet known who was behind the attack A blast at an outdoor wedding party in the south Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed at least 30 people and injured 94 more, the authorities say.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said so-called Islamic State (IS) was likely to have …