China's facial recognition measures increasingly extend not only to shops and public spaces but also homes and now mobile phones.
While the number of hate crime incidents is down slightly from 2017, so are the number of reporting law agencies. Murders are at a 27-year high, totalling 24, and blacks, Hispanics, Jews and Muslims are still victimised, as are LGBTQ persons.
Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters, many wearing banned face masks, who had converged on the Kowloon harbour-front tourist district to denounce perceived police brutality over months of unrest.
Palestinian teen's deportation at US border shows how America's vision of a free internet has collapsed.
How white supremacist mass murders have become an organised transnational security threat.
In its harshest warning yet Beijing says the immense strength of the central government should not be underestimated as police in the semi-autonomous city announced they had arrested 148 people in connection with Monday's violence.
President Donald Trump calls for urgent action to prevent gun violence after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio killed 29 people and wounded dozens. He says the US "must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy."
Virginia Beach police say the suspect, who opened fire at the city's municipal centre, was a longtime current municipal employee and described him as "disgruntled." The shooting is the 150th mass shooting in the US this year.
The religious seminaries educating more than four million students, often from poor backgrounds, have long been accused of links to extremism. But there is more to meet the eye.
The shutdown has meant that the deeply flawed and problematic surveillance programs that target Muslims have not been able to operate - and this is a good chance for the government to reevaluate their effectiveness.
Official estimates of the Afghan Taliban's manpower are wildly off the mark and the Taliban is likely as strong now as it was at the start of the Afghan war in 2001.
After destroying relations with the military brass, Trump is now politicising the cops. Why will this change everything and what's at stake for America's rule of law?
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