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The cameras that know if you're happy - or a threat
BBC
20 min. ago

The cameras that know if you're happy - or a threat

Facial recognition tech is becoming more sophisticated, with some firms claiming it can even read our emotions and detect suspicious behaviour. But what implications does this have for privacy and civil liberties?...

 
The 'great-grandmother of all scandals' comes to China
BBC
39 min. ago

The 'great-grandmother of all scandals' comes to China

There is a new twist in the multi-billion-dollar financial scandal surrounding the Malaysian investment fund 1MDB - possible Chinese involvement. Malaysia's new government - which took office only in May - has...

 
AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report
BBC
39 min. ago

AI will create as many jobs as it displaces - report

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will create as many jobs in the UK as it will displace over the next 20 years, a report has claimed. The analysis by accountancy giant PwC found AI would boost economic growth, creating...

 
Google's job hunting service comes to UK
BBC
39 min. ago

Google's job hunting service comes to UK

Google has secured several of the UK's largest recruitment services for a local version of its jobs-hunting tool. Reed, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket and Totaljobs.com are among those providing listings, in addition to...

 
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The Week
39 min. ago

What happened to the Christian women kidnapped by Islamic State?

The release and return of a number of Christian women taken as slaves by Islamic State in Iraq has prompted questions about those still being held. In August 2014, Isis militants swept through a cluster of Christian...

 
Amazon website crashes on Prime Day in US and elsewhere
BBC
yesterday, 23:09

Amazon website crashes on Prime Day in US and elsewhere

Shoppers in the US and elsewhere are struggling to access Amazon's website as one of its biggest annual sales, Prime Day, gets underway. Many reported the e-commerce platform had crashed, showing them only an error...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 23:11

Theresa May narrowly escapes defeat after caving in to Brexiteers

Theresa May suffered a tenth resignation in less than a fortnight as the government scraped through a crucial vote forced on ministers by Brexiteers angry at her plan for negotiations with the EU. Downing Street has...

 
Scottish Government asks eight-year-olds to reveal their Brexit views
The Courier
yesterday, 19:37

Scottish Government asks eight-year-olds to reveal their Brexit views

The Scottish Government is appealing to children as young as eight to share their views on Brexit. Critics branded the Twitter plea for youngsters to “work with” the government on a Europe panel “creepy”. But the SNP...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 18:51

Secret service agent suffers stroke during Donald Trump visit to Turnberry

One of the US President’s Secret Service agents suffered a stroke during Donald Trump’s visit to his Turnberry golf resort. Officials said the agent fell ill on Sunday and was receiving “much needed critical care” in...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 18:51

Election meddling: Donald Trump sides with Russia against FBI

Donald Trump has sided with Vladimir Putin against his own intelligence agencies by denying Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. At a summit between the two leaders in Helsinki yesterday, Mr Trump...

 
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Scotsman
yesterday, 18:51

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Why Putin is the only person Trump respects

Donald Trump doesn’t have friends – only competitors. At the weekend, he dropped his latest bombshell, describing the EU as a “foe”. Given that he had just accused Germany of being in Russia’s pocket, trashed the UK...

 
Dozens of rabbis say Labour chooses to ignore UK Jewish community
Guardian
yesterday, 18:51

Dozens of rabbis say Labour chooses to ignore UK Jewish community

More than 60 British rabbis have written a joint letter saying Labour has “chosen to ignore the Jewish community,” as the party’s ruling body prepares for a meeting on its antisemitism code of conduct. Some of the...

 
'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum?
BBC
14 min. ago

'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum?

On the morning of 16 December 2015 Qatar's ruling family got bad news: 28 members of a royal hunting party had been kidnapped in Iraq. A list of the hostages was given to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, who...

 
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BBC
yesterday, 23:16

Kilauea volcano: Flying lava injures 13 in Hawaii

Flying lava has struck a tour boat in Hawaii, injuring at least 13 people, state officials say. An explosion sent rocks and debris hurtling through the air and through the roof of the tourist vessel. One passenger...

 
Russian woman charged with spying in the US
BBC
yesterday, 23:16

Russian woman charged with spying in the US

The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups. Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and...

 
Girlfriend turns up to friend's vow renewal to find it's actually her OWN WEDDING
Daily Record
yesterday, 23:15

Girlfriend turns up to friend's vow renewal to find it's actually her OWN WEDDING

A long-term girlfriend "burst into tears" of joy when a friend's vows renewal - only to discover her boyfriend had secretly planned their wedding. Caring fiance Chris tricked partner-pf-17 years Lesley...

 
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Daily Record
yesterday, 23:15

Majorca and Menorca tourist beaches hit by mini-tsunami as it batters popular destination miles from Love...

A mini-tsunami has hit tourist beaches in parts of Majorca and Menorca - less than 40 miles from the Love Island villa. A 5ft-high wave smashed into Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca early this morning and...

 
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Daily Record
yesterday, 23:15

Banned driver who mowed down pensioner filmed himself doing 140mph in Audi TT

A banned driver who mowed down a pensioner and filmed himself speeding along a motorway at up to 140mph has been jailed. West Midlands Police released video clips of Richard Allen's dangerous driving - showing him...

 

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Danny Welbeck’s Arsenal future under threat as Unai Emery begins to cut squad
Metro
14 min. ago

Danny Welbeck’s Arsenal future under threat as Unai Emery begins to cut squad

Danny Welbeck’s future at Arsenal is in doubt as Unai Emery begins his clear-out at Arsenal, according to reports. The Gunners have strengthened significantly this summer with the signings of Lucas Torreira, Stephan...

 
Liverpool can benefit from Chelsea’s summer deal with Real Madrid - pundit
Daily Star
39 min. ago

Liverpool can benefit from Chelsea’s summer deal with Real Madrid - pundit

Courtois has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer. The 26-year-old has made no secret of his desire to return to the Spanish capital to rejoin his family following his three-year loan spell at...

 
Manchester United sell Daley Blind back to Ajax for £18.1m
Metro
yesterday, 23:30

Manchester United sell Daley Blind back to Ajax for £18.1m

Manchester United have sold Daley Blind back to Ajax in an £18.1 million deal. The midfielder struggled to secure a regular role under Jose Mourinho last season and made just 17 appearances in all competitions. And...

 
N’Golo Kante delivers humble response when told he stopped Lionel Messi at the World Cup
Metro
yesterday, 23:15

N’Golo Kante delivers humble response when told he stopped Lionel Messi at the World Cup

N’Golo Kante has given a typically humble response to suggestions that he stopped Lionel Messi at the World Cup this summer. The Chelsea midfielder has cemented his reputation as one of the world’s best defensive...

 
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Daily Express
yesterday, 23:15

Fantasy Premier League tips: FPL players you must avoid in 2018/19 – 15 overpriced stars

Fantasy Premier League managers have plenty of hidden pitfalls and expensive mistakes they must avoid in order to earn big points hauls. While several premium stars such as Mohamed Salah (£13m) and Harry Kane (£12.5m)...

 
Tee to Green: Europe needs an Open winner
The Courier
yesterday, 23:15

Tee to Green: Europe needs an Open winner

Carnoustie, of course, has not been immune to American domination during its seven previous Open Championships. Ben Hogan, on his historic and only competitive visit to the championship, won with something to spare in...

 
 


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