Nauru detention centre should have an independent monitor, UN inspectors say

UN subcommittee on the prevention of torture says that, given the number of people being held on Nauru, a permanent observer based on the island is needed

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Concrete crash barriers are strong enough to stop almost anything

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If the thought of barreling straight into a concrete barrier sounds… well, frightening, that’s okay, because it is. But it’s less terrifying than plummeting off the side of a bridge, right?

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Mariah Carey Epically Disses Eminem In Not-So-Subtle Slam!

We love a diva who can poke fun at herself!

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The folks over at FunnyOrDie just released the video for Cooking With Mariah Carey — which is exactly what it sounds like — and it is HIGHlarious.

The dish of Mimi’s choice? Frito Lay Pie, a nod to her Infinity lyric “boy you actin so corny like Fritos!”

[ Related: Is Infinity About Mariah's Ex Nick Cannon? ]

The video has everything you expect from Mimi: butterflies, bling, hair flips, and an epic diva diss of her ex — Eminem!

When asked if she writes lyrics about the ingredient M&Ms, Mariah replies:

“It’s just not deep enough subject matter to me.”

BURN! Ch-ch-check it all out in the video (above)!

Did we mention it features a cameo from another one of her other rumored beaus?

[ Related: Which Actor Tried To Hook Up With Mariah? ]

We would totally watch a Mariah Carey cooking show. It would be so much better than say … her judging a music competition!

What you missed on 5.6.15

We spend a week with the BMW X6M, drive the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 and witness the first autonomous semi in the US in today’s recap of auto news.

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Watch the Official Music Video for JME’s “Man Don’t Care” feat. Giggs

Hot on the heels of his newly released album Integrity, Boy Better Know mogul JME drops the video for his latest tune “Man Don’t Care” featuring fellow grime heavyweight Giggs. A low-fi beat produced by Swifta Beater is accompanied by the London MC’s distinctive tongue-in-cheek flow, with some particularly amusing lines threatening the violent use of an HSBC internet banking fob.

Take a look at the video above and for more grime vids, check out “Shut Down” by JME’s brother Skepta.

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Christie Treasury Official: State Revenue Surplus Will Go To Pensions

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — State revenues in New Jersey are on pace to exceed expectations, and Gov. Chris Christie’s administration will put the cash toward the state’s public pensions, his top treasury official said Wednesday.

The development contrasts sharply with last year’s revenue projections, which were below expectations and resulted in the governor’s paying less into the public pension fund than a 2011 law called for. Unions sued, and a lower court ruled Christie and lawmakers are obligated to pay about $1.6 billion.

Christie appealed, and the state Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Wednesday.

The government expects about $200 million more in tax revenue for the current fiscal year, Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told the Assembly Budget Committee on Wednesday.

He said the cash will go toward the state’s outstanding pension payment.

“Gov. Christie is committed to making as large a pension payment as possible while we pursue reforms to fix the pension system once and for all,” Sidamon-Eristoff said.

Democrats who control the Legislature said the development was welcome news but pointed out the payment is still short of what is owed.

Christie regularly says he has paid more into pensions than previous governors combined. For the next fiscal year, he has proposed making a $1.3 billion payment, less than half the nearly $3 billion called for in the 2011 law. Unions have sued over the next fiscal year’s payment as well. The next fiscal year begins July 1.

Sidamon-Eristoff has said it would be very difficult so late in the fiscal year for the state to come up with $1.5 billion and added that the administration will be seeking a special appropriation from lawmakers to direct the $200 million when the payment is made in June.

Last month, Christie slammed Democratic lawmakers for getting involved in the lawsuit over pension payments, saying they were “essentially suing themselves.”

The treasurer is set to testify again about state revenues before lawmakers later this month.

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Boy, 12, Dead After Being Hit By Livery Cab In Hamilton Heights

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 12-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a livery cab in Hamilton Heights Wednesday afternoon.

As CBS2’s Joe Biermann reported, the boy was struck around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard near 149th Street.

The livery cab driver struck the boy — identified as Ervi Secundino — in the middle of the road as he crossed the street, police said. Ervi was rushed to Harlem Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Phillis Miles told 1010 WINS’ Holli Haerr she saw the boy get hit in the intersection.

“He didn’t have the light, he just ran right across the street and that’s when the car just hit him. He flew up and landed on the car. That’s how the car is dented,” she said.

Boy, 12, Dead After Being Hit By Livery Cab In Hamilton Heights

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Authorities said Secundino suffered severe head and body trauma.

Miles said the cab appeared to be speeding at the time.

“The car came zooming and hit him,” she said.

The driver remained on the scene, authorities said.

The NYPD Accident Investigation Squad was on the scene as of 5 p.m. trying to determine exactly how the accident happened.

As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, police were driving the car involved in the accident and conducting brake tests at the scene Wednesday evening, driving down the road at a high rate of speed and slamming on the brakes.

Following Secundino’s death, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña released a statement saying she is “heartbroken by this tragedy.”

“Ervi’s family is in my thoughts as they mourn the unbearable loss of a child so young. I also want to extend my deepest condolences to the entire Frederick Douglas Academy community,” Fariña said in a statement. “We’ll be providing additional guidance counselors and ongoing support for as long as the school community needs.”

So far, no charges or tickets have been issued in the incident.

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Boston Archdiocese, Catholic Parishioners Battle Over Church Eviction

Parishioners in Scituate, Mass., are being sued for eviction after occupying their church for 11 years. The Archdiocese wants to close the church due to declining attendance and financial hardship.

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