Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Amazon has defended working with US police forces to provide facial recognition technology, amid concern from civil rights groups. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and others, said the retail giant's Rekognition software guide "read like a user manual for...
"I don't think I will be able to see you again. Sorry. Please raise our children well." Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she was dying from the deadly Nipah virus on Monday in...
US President Donald Trump has said there is a "very substantial chance" a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un next month may not happen. He said the North must meet conditions for the summit to go ahead though if...
One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist's work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included American Pastoral, I...
Former US President George H W Bush has been hospitalised with an infection the day after his wife Barbara's funeral. US media report that he is in intensive care. In a statement, a family spokesman said he had contracted an...
Canadian police are questioning the suspected driver of a rented van that ploughed into pedestrians in northern Toronto on Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15. Alek Minassian, 25, was not previously known to authorities, police said. The incident appeared to be...
There were scenes of jubilation in the Armenian capital Yerevan after protests forced the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan. Opposition supporters accused Mr Sargsyan, who was made prime minister last week after serving 10 years as president, of clinging...
While Facebook desperately tightens controls over how third parties access its users' data - trying to mend its damaged reputation - attention is focusing on the wider issue of data harvesting and the threat it poses to our personal...
A man who ate the world's hottest chilli pepper in a chilli-eating contest ended up in A&E after experiencing "thunderclap" headaches. The 34-year-old man had eaten one Carolina Reaper chilli in the contest in New York State. The "crushingly painful" headaches...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has publicly acknowledged talks with the US for the first time, according to state media reports. US President Donald Trump agreed last month to talks with Mr Kim, but Pyongyang had been silent on the...

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