UN agency: Trips across Mediterranean fall, but risks rise

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard intercepts more and more boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die during the Mediterranean journeys. That’s one of the key findings from the latest UNHCR report …

No-deal Brexit: study warns of severe short-term impact on UK | Politics

The short-term impact of a no-deal Brexit on Britain’s economy would be “chaotic and severe”, jeopardising jobs and disrupting trade links, warn experts from the thinktank UK in a Changing Europe. The Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, has said he believes 80% of the work on completing an exit deal with the EU27 is already done, …

M.A.C. Didn’t Edit Out a Model’s Facial Hair and Instagram Had Feelings

Poreless, hairless, and perfect model images are the typical standard for beauty brands on Instagram these days, with editing sometimes landing them in hot water. But M.A.C. Cosmetics decided to leave things natural in a post this weekend, which got their comments section buzzing in divided opinions. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The brand shared …

JD.com’s Liu ‘Richard’ Qiangdong investigated for sexual assault in Minneapolis

Liu Qiangdong. also known as Richard Liu, is the chief executive and founder of the e-commerce giant JD.com. (Bobby Yip/Reuters) Chinese billionaire and tech company executive Liu Qiangdong was arrested Friday night in Minneapolis on suspicion of sexual assault and later released as an investigation continues, authorities said. Liu, the 45-year-old chief executive and founder …

Gillum: DeSantis should be ‘careful’ as racism rears head in Florida campaign | US news

Andrew Gillum “wants to turn Florida into Venezuela”, his Republican opponent claimed on Sunday, before the Democratic nominee for governor in Florida faced insistent talkshow questioning about his leftwing policies. Gillum also called on Ron DeSantis to “rise above” racist attacks on his nomination, the first of an African American for governor in Florida, and …

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ On Track for Biggest Labor Day Weekend Box Office in Over a Decade

Crazy Rich Asians is crazy successful. After a stellar opening weekend, and a strong second week with just a 6% drop, the romantic comedy has won the box office again in its third weekend, bringing home $22.2 million and a projected $30 million by Labor Day, according to Business Insider. This ranks the film as …

Dutch police question suspect in stabbings of 2 Americans

Dutch police officers point their guns at a wounded 19-year-old man who was shot by police after stabbing two people in the central railway station in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Friday Aug. 31, 2018. Police investigators in Amsterdam included an extremist attack as a possible motive for the stabbings of two people at a busy railway …

US Open 2018: Thiem v Anderson, Nadal v Basilashvili and more – live! | Sport

A bullish Serena Williams was in no mood for familial friendliness on Friday, vanquishing her sister at Arthur Ashe Stadium in regal style, just 72 minutes elapsing between the match’s first and final shots. It was imperious, ominous stuff from the No 17 seed and her next hurdle is Kaia Kanepi, the big-hitting Estonian who …

Kylie Jenner and Baby Stormi Hang Poolside to Celebrate 7 Month Birthday

Kylie Jenner shared the latest picture of baby Stormi in a cute poolside snap on Instagram. Jenner, who gave birth to her daughter on February 1st, celebrated 7 months as a new mom in a bright yellow bathing suit, while Stormi wore an adorable straw hat. 💛☀️ A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Sep …

Ukrainian city remembers Jews on Holocaust anniversary

By Vanessa Gera, Randy Herschaft and Yevhen Kravts | AP September 2 at 9:40 AM LVIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what …