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Thursday May 26th, 2022 night edition

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'Appalled': World leaders call for action after hacked files detail Uyghur internment camps.

Show Caption Hide Caption Xinjiang police files reveal details of Uyghur internment in China Beijing's incarceration of ethnic minorities is creating a slow-motion genocide, experts say.

"We are appalled by the reports and the jarring images" of China's internment camps in Xinjiang, the spokesman, Ned Price, said at the State Department's press briefing Tuesday.

The files include more than 5,000 photos of what appear to be Uyghur people taken at police facilities – essentially mug shots – along with images from inside a detention center in Xinjiang.

The hacker then gave the files to Zenz, who analyzed them and shared them with the news organizations.

Visual story: Hacked data and photos offer unprecedented evidence of China's secret Uyghur detention system.

The new disclosures prompted outrage in other world capitals as well – and anguish among the Uyghur diaspora. »

Cosmetic surgery adverts targeting teenagers banned

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Adverts for cosmetic procedures are now banned from targeting under-18s in the UK.

These adverts will not be allowed to appear around television and radio programmes commissioned for, aimed at or likely to appeal to under-18s.

Cosmetic Botox and dermal lip fillers were banned for under-18s in England last year after a spike in youngsters seeking an "Instagram face". »

Take-Two and Zynga merge in the biggest deal in gaming history

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Take-Two and Zynga have merged in what, for the moment, is the biggest corporate deal in gaming history.

The stockholders of each company approved all proposals last Thursday, and shares of Zynga ceased trading after market close on Friday.

Yesterday Zynga shareholders received $3.50 and 0.0406 Take-Two shares for every share in Zynga, adding up to an enormous $12.7 billion, and the deal is done. »

Michigan election bureau says 2 leading Republican candidates for governor filed fraudulent signatures, disqualifying them

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary.

Bureau staff also determined that three other lesser-known GOP candidates — Donna Brandenburg, Michael Brown and Michael Markey — did not turn in enough valid signatures.

The bureau said it discovered the fraud on its own review and did not process the challenges filed by the Michigan Democratic Party and Dixon. »

With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

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Now she has a new worry: Tennessee is about to become the first U.S. state to make it a felony to camp on local public property such as parks .

Several other states have introduced similar bills, but Tennessee is the only one to make camping a felony.

Eldridge, like Sen. Bailey, said he doesn’t expect many people to be prosecuted for sleeping on public property. »