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Google has announced it will provide £1m to train U.K. computer science teachers. The grant will support the U.K. government's £100m initiative to improve computer science education in the country, where only 11 percent of school pupils take the subject
He is 93, in failing health and has enemies on almost every side, but President Robert Mugabe used his TV address Sunday to display the survival skills of one of the world's wiliest politicians.
Zimbabwe is locked in one of its worst political crises since independence with strongman Robert Mugabe refusing to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and his dismissal from the ruling ZANU-PF party.
Microsoft has published a series of patents that explore how neurological activity could be used to control a computer. The technology could be used to create a future mind-control system where you use your thoughts to interact with the device.
If you’re in Arizona in the near future and require a cab the chances are the vehicle that turns up to take you to your destitution will be without a human behind the wheel. This is in light of Waymo’s plan to introduce an autonomous service.
-Amazon Web Services introduced Secret Region, a new service specifically for the CIA and the rest of the intelligence community. -It's not really a secret service: It's name just indicates it can handle data that's been classified at the "secret" level.
Semiconductor firm Marvell Technologies has announced it will buy its rival Cavium in a deal valued at $6 billion. The acquisition comes during a time of increased consolidation in the chipmaking business, with several mergers underway or anticipated.
Japan's "Twitter killer", who is suspected of murdering and dismembering nine people he met on social media, was charged with his first count of homicide on Monday.
It was a life-changing moment for David when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.
The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates.
More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said on Tuesday.
Qantas Airlines has announced it will operate the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia early in 2018 in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels, using a jet biofuel made with carinata seeds.
The first ever treatment of a child, suffering with terrible skin damage, has been undertaken using transplants developed from genetically modified stem cells. The treatment was a novel form of gene therapy.
Scientists based at Stanford University have demonstrated how existing optical fiber telecommunications networks, buried under most cities, can be used to detect the seismic events.
German technology giant Siemens has partnered with Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry to invest in the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
Amnesty International and 34 other humanitarian groups on Monday called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
An El Salvador court began proceedings Monday looking into the suspected illegal enrichment of former leftist president Mauricio Funes, his ex-wife and one of his sons.
A new round of talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi will open later this month in Tanzania, but the main opposition alliance will not take part, the UN envoy said Monday.
The head of Syria's umbrella opposition movement announced his resignation Monday, two days before a key conference aimed at forming a new delegation to upcoming peace talks in Geneva.
Three South American former soccer officials were blinded by greed and accepted millions of dollars in bribes, US prosecutors told the FIFA corruption trial Monday as defense lawyers insisted their wealthy clients were innocent.
Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from doctors who fought for the controversial race in the heavily polluted capital to be postponed.
US President Donald Trump credited China's President Xi Jinping Thursday with the release of three UCLA basketball players who had been held on suspicion of shoplifting.
New Zealand football fans lamented the end of their World Cup dream Thursday after a 2-0 defeat to Peru, but said the unfancied All Whites' gritty display had done the nation proud.
Country songstress Sarah Ross delights on her new uplifting single "Doin' Just Fine," which was released on November 17 on Average Joes Entertainment.
British electronic music producer and DJ Gareth Emery headlined New York City's Terminal 5, as part of his laserface show.
Country star and judge on the NBC reality singing competition, "The Voice," Blake Shelton was named "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2017 by People Magazine.
On November 19, it was announced, via a press release, that country legend Mel Tillis passed away in Ocala, Florida. He was 85 years old.
The glitzy Victoria's Secret fashion show stumbled across the finish line Monday night in its first-ever China staging after a run-up marred by setbacks and reports of political interference by Beijing.
The nonprofit research organization Altarum has launched of a new venture called Payformance Solutions. This will be a provider of value-based reimbursement solutions and services for the healthcare sector.
Loblaws is planning to close 22 stores which are unprofitable. At the same time it will begin an Internet-based home delivery service which will start in December.
The business world is mobilizing to convince the Trump administration to save the North American Free Trade Agreement, which corporate leaders say has greatly benefited the world's largest economy for 23 years.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device designed to help U.S. citizens with addictions to prescription drugs ease the addiction and to stop taking the medicines like opioids.
Artificial intelligence has been making headway in healthcare. One country that has embraced the technology faster than any other is China, especially in relation to lung cancer detection methods.
American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has the degenerative neurological disease Parkinson's.
In a first of its kind study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the effectiveness of two treatments for opioid addiction, Suboxone, and naltrexone were compared.
President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday even as his top diplomat said Washington has not given up hope of a negotiated end to its nuclear standoff with Kim Jong-Un's regime.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she was ready to lead her party into snap elections after the collapse of high-stakes coalition talks plunged the EU's top economy into a political crisis.
The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh.
French President Emmanuel Macron is hoping for a "strong and stable" German government to emerge, his office said Monday, following the collapse of coalition talks which risks delaying his ambitious EU reform agenda.
There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to rise to the challenge.
If someone were to ask you to name the most-extracted materials on Earth, you might answer with fossil fuels or biomass. However, by weight, the answer is actually sand and gravel.
In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000.
Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19.
In his long wait to become Britain's king, Prince Charles has pursued his passion for architecture. His latest brainchild is a new neighbourhood in a deprived area of Cornwall in England's southwestern corner.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a device designed to help U.S. citizens with addictions to prescription drugs ease the addiction and to stop taking the medicines like opioids.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday played down suggestions US President Donald Trump confused her with Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s wife at a summit in Asia last week.
Artificial intelligence has been making headway in healthcare. One country that has embraced the technology faster than any other is China, especially in relation to lung cancer detection methods.
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