2017.09.18

News Headlines - 18 September 2017

Rohingya crisis: Meeting Myanmar's hardline Buddhist monks - BBC News

Six months after they were banned by Aung San Suu Kyi's government the monks are still actively promoting their chauvinist agenda. I was granted an interview with eight leading clergy at the Kim Win Min Gyi monastery in Mandalay... In this view of the world, the brutal crackdown which has sent more than 370,000 Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh is part of a long struggle against Islamic invasion of Buddhist lands.

Ugandan Minister Sarah Opendi disguises as patient, catches hospital workers demanding bribes - The Standard

Uganda's Health State Minister is an agitated woman after she visited a public hospital and caught health workers demanding bribes to attend to patients. Ms Sarah Opendi said on Saturday that she had received many complaints about the corrupt deals that go on in the public health sector and decided to confirm the reports.

Skin patch that melts fat in mice holds promise to treat obesity, diabetes in humans | The Japan Times

U.S. researchers have developed a skin patch that can melt fat in mice, and future tests will reveal whether it can treat obesity and diabetes in people, a study said Friday.
The patch uses nanotechnology to raise the body’s metabolism and transform energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat, according to the report in ACS Nano, a publication of the American Chemical Society.

Nintendo's Switch is secretly hiding a copy of NES 'Golf'

As it turns out, the company's latest console may carry a NES emulator. Hackers have found the system wrapped around an existing game hidden inside the Switch. The title in question is dubbed "FLOG," and it looks just like Golf (the 1984 sports sim for the NES).

Fatberg in London sewer: Monster fatbergs and how to get rid of them | Express.co.uk

This week it was revealed that the world's largest fatberg has been discovered in the sewers of Whitechapel, east London.
At 240 metres long, the monstrous mound of grease, oil, wet wipes and nappies stretches the length of Tower Bridge and weighs 130 tons - the equivalent of 11 double-decker buses, a blue whale, or 520,000 packets of lard.


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