This photo taken on Saturday shows Myanmar refugees, who fled a surge in violence as the military cracks down on rebel groups, rest after crossing the Moei river into Mae Sot in Tak province. Hundreds of monks fled two major towns in Myanmar, a witness said on Sunday. (AFP) Hundreds of monks fled two major towns in Myanmar, a witness said Sunday, among thousands recently displaced by intense fighting between the military and rebel groups opposed to last year's coup. A military power-grab 11 months ago expelled civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's government with mass protests and subsequent crackdowns killing more than 1,400 -- as dozens of rebel groups sprang up to oppose the regime. Loikaw town -- in eastern Myanmar's Kayah state -- saw intense fighting last week and the United Nations estimates that almost 90,000 people have fled, with local NGO's placing that figure far higher at 170,000. "More than half the population of Loikaw township has been internally displaced," the … [Read more...] about Monks flee temples in eastern Myanmar amid intense fighting
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5 WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's decision to charge Oath Keepers with seditious conspiracy last week makes clear that prosecutors consider the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol part of an organized assault to prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power. But so far the department does not appear to be directly investigating the person whose desperate bid to stay in office motivated the mayhem - former president Donald Trump - either for potentially inciting a riot or for what some observers see as a related pressure campaign to overturn the results of the election. The House select committee on Jan. 6 is investigating both matters, separate from the Justice Department, and has aggressively pursued information about Trump and those closest to him. But FBI agents have not, for example, sought to interview or gather materials from some of Trump's most loyal lieutenants about their strategy sessions at the Willard hotel on how to … [Read more...] about The Justice Dept. alleged Jan. 6 was a seditious conspiracy. Now will it investigate Trump?
There's an obvious push for electrification on a global scale. In fact, Green Car reports that global EV sales are up by 26 percent in 2021 versus the previous year, or over 6.4 million units sold worldwide. And while several automakers, such as Lotus and Renault , have already pledged to go full electric in the next decade or so, BMW isn't just done yet with internal combustion engines. BMW Development Director Frank Weber went on record to confirm this, courtesy of an interview with Auto Motor und Sport . According to Weber, the German company is "working on a new generation of engines: petrol, diesel, six-cylinder, eight-cylinder." Gallery: 2023 BMW 7 Series new spy photos 10 Photos To effectively reduce BMW's CO2 emissions globally, Weber said that BMW will need a "state-of-the-art combustion engine" for a few more years. This will be the purpose of … [Read more...] about BMW Isn’t Done With Internal Combustion, New Engines In Development
A resurgent Ferrari enjoyed a much more competitive 2021 season after finishing a lowly sixth the year before and challenged McLaren to third place, which the Woking team claimed in 2020. A tight battle between McLaren and Ferrari ebbed and flowed for most of the season until the Scuderia surged clear in the final third of 2021 to secure third. It proved an enjoyable next chapter in one of F1's most traditional rivalries spanning several decades. Famous McLaren-Ferrari bouts include duels between James Hunt and Niki Lauda in the 70s, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in 1990 and more recently battles between Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen , or Lewis Hamilton versus Felipe Massa in 2008. Ricciardo, who had a low-key first season of adaption with McLaren, enjoyed his team's battle with the Maranello squad and thought it was "a cool story" for F1. "That it's Ferrari, from the outside it's a cool story that these two teams have had a few low years and two of the … [Read more...] about Ricciardo: McLaren-Ferrari battle was a “cool story” for F1