Mereana Hond

Mereana Hond

United States

Killer robots: Scientists concerned over ethics of military AI

Google employees rebelled last year, signing a petition saying Google should not be in the business of war.

Killer robots: Scientists concerned over ethics of military AI

Science & Technology

Scientists campaign to ban lethal robots production

28 countries sign up to ban on developing robots that could kill humans but some states are choosing to opt out.

Scientists campaign to ban lethal robots production

Health

China gene editing case triggers calls for regulation

Gene editing is a breakthrough technology that may be able to help fix faulty DNA.

China gene editing case triggers calls for regulation

Asia Pacific

New Zealand mosque attacks: Social media comes under attack

Why was it so difficult for social media giants to contain the spread of videos of New Zealand mosque attacks?

New Zealand mosque attacks: Social media comes under attack

Social media

Global outrage over Facebook service outage

More than two billion people, around a quarter of the world's population, use Facebook.

Global outrage over Facebook service outage

Vaccination

Why are there still anti-vaxxers?

Many people continue to resist vaccinating their kids despite small chance of adverse reactions.

Why are there still anti-vaxxers?

Global Warming

Five things we can do to combat climate change

Climate scientists say if we don't act there will be irreversible damage to our planet within decades, so here are five ways we can change our own lives to help create change.

Five things we can do to combat climate change

Africa

Burkina Faso: Fuel workers go on strike over price rise

Government says it needs money normally used for fuel subsidies to fund operations against armed groups.

Burkina Faso: Fuel workers go on strike over price rise

Middle East

Mauritania: Mbera refugee camp’s only hospital to close

Fears a refugee camp will be left without medical care after Doctors Without Borders pulls out.

Mauritania: Mbera refugee camp’s only hospital to close

Africa

DRC candidates form alliance, hope to unite opposition

Felix Tshisekedi and Vital Kamerhe have formed a united front in the run-up to elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo to replace long-time leader Joseph Kabila.

DRC candidates form alliance, hope to unite opposition

Middle East

Thousands of Tunisian workers strike for better salaries

Nearly 650,000 workers stopped work, leading to biggest nationwide strike over wages in decades.

Thousands of Tunisian workers strike for better salaries

Africa

France's fuel protests stretch to Reunion Island

Protests on the island of Reunion are bringing the French territory to a standstill.

France's fuel protests stretch to Reunion Island