2018.10.05

News Headlines - 05 October 2018

Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege - BBC News

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to campaigners against rape in warfare, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege.
Ms Murad is an Iraqi Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the Yazidi people.
Dr Mukwege is a Congolese gynaecologist who, along with his colleagues, has treated tens of thousands of victims.

Ex-German Chancellor Schroder to marry Korean girlfriend on Oct. 5

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder, 74, will marry his South Korean girlfriend Kim So-yeon, 47, at a hotel in Berlin on Oct. 5, reports say.
The couple will hold a wedding reception in Seoul on Oct. 28, according to the reports.
If the wedding takes places, Kim will become Schroder's fifth wife. Schroder ended his 19-year fourth marriage in 2016.

Amazon to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Workers - The New York Times

Amazon said on Tuesday that it would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for its United States employees, a rare acknowledgment that it was feeling squeezed by political pressure and a tight labor market. The raises apply for part-time workers and those hired through temporary agencies... The new wages will apply to more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including those at the grocery chain Whole Foods, as well as the more than 100,000 seasonal employees it plans to hire for the holiday season. The change will not apply to contract workers. It goes into effect on Nov. 1.

Scientists Have Connected The Brains of 3 People, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts

Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people share their thoughts – and in this case, play a Tetris-style game. The team thinks this wild experiment could be scaled up to connect whole networks of people, and yes, it's as weird as it sounds.

Fan Bingbing: Missing Chinese actress fined for tax fraud - BBC News

Chinese mega star Fan Bingbing has been fined around 883 million yuan ($129m; £98.9m) for tax evasion and other offences, authorities said Wednesday... Ms Fan, who is one of China's highest paid actors, will escape criminal charges if the fines are paid on time, said state news agency Xinhua.


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