Washington, May 20 (IANS) Iran on Monday dismissed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" and warned him not to threaten the country.
With tensions rising, Trump tweeted on Sunday: "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran."
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the President should look at history. "Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone... Try respect - it works!," the BBC reported.
The US has deployed additional warships and planes to the Gulf in recent days.
But Trump's tweet marked a shift in tone after recent attempts by him to downplay the possibility of a military conflict with Iran. Last week, when asked by reporters if the US was going to war with Iran, he said: "I hope not."
His warning to Iran was issued hours after a rocket was fired into the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and hit a building about 0.5 km (0.3 miles) from the US embassy.
The US recently evacuated non-emergency staff from the mission because of what it called a "serious" threat reportedly linked to Iran-backed forces in Iraq.
Writing on Twitter on Monday, Iran's Foreign Minister said the US President was being "goaded" by what he called the "B Team" - a reference to US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
Trump "hopes to achieve what Alexander (the Great), Genghis (Khan) and other aggressors failed to do. Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. #EconomicTerrorism and genocidal taunts won't 'end Iran'," he added.
"#NeverThreatenAnIranian. Try respect - it works!"
On Saturday, Zarif had insisted that Iran did not want war.
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) In a bid to fight disease outbreaks, Facebook has built new maps that can help its health partners better understand where people live, how they are moving and whether they have connectivity.
"All of these maps, when combined with information from health systems, can improve the way organisations deliver supplies and respond to outbreaks," Laura McGorman and Alex Pompe, Data for Good, Facebook, wrote in a blog on Monday.
The high-resolution population density maps estimate not only the number of people living within 30-meter grid tiles, but also provide insights on demographics, including the number of children under five, the number of women of reproductive age, as well as young and elderly populations, at high resolutions.
"These maps aren't built using Facebook data and instead rely on combining the power of machine vision AI with satellite imagery and census information," McGorman and Pompe said.
"By combining these publicly and commercially available datasets with Facebook's AI capabilities, we have created population maps that are 3X more detailed than any other source," they wrote.
But Facebook used its data on over two billion users to create movement maps.
Public health officials often have challenges predicting where disease outbreaks, like malaria or cholera, will strike.
However, research has found that pairing health system information with data on human mobility can yield valuable insights about diseases spread by human-to-human contact.
"Our movement maps aggregate information from people who are using Facebook on their mobile phones with location services enabled, providing real-time snapshots into mobility patterns," the social networking giant said.
Because the majority of people use Facebook on mobile phones that rely on cellular networks, the social networking giant has also created real-time maps that show health organisations whether people can be reached with an online message in advance of activities like vaccination days or bed net distributions.