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Islamic State: What happened to all the foreign fighters?

Washington - An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014.

Robots can now see into the near future

A leap forwards in robotic learning has taken place. New technology enables robots imagine the future of their actions. This allows them to determine how to manipulate objects they have never previously encountered.

China unveils three year plan to dominate AI

Bejing - China has unveiled a three year action plan to take the lead in the world's burgeoning artificial intelligence industry. The plan is driven from the top of the Chinese government.

SpaceX first — Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

Cape Canaveral - Elon Musk's SpaceX chalked up another first today, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a supply run to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA.

Making cybersecurity stronger in harsh environments

Remaining protected from cyber attacks is diffiucult at the best of times. It is more challenging in extreme environments, such as a war zone. New research offers some solutions.

Three missing, thousands flee as storm heads for Philippines

Manila - Tens of thousands were driven from their homes by floods and three fishermen were missing Saturday as Tropical Storm Kai-Tak barrelled towards the eastern Philippines, officials said.

Billionaire founder of Canada drug firm in 'suspicious' death

Ottawa - Canada's global pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed the death of its billionaire founder Barry Sherman, after police reported two "suspicious" deaths at the couple's upscale Toronto home.

Op-Ed: Jones win in Alabama aided by a crowd-sourced funding platform

Montgomery - Democrat Doug Jones used online funding to support his campaign and relied on a platform called ActBlue. Crowdfunding is nothing new in politics and specialty platforms such as ActBlue are increasing in number.

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

Paris - It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites.

Polish Holocaust survivor who escaped Auschwitz dies aged 98

Warsaw - Polish Holocaust survivor Kazimierz Piechowski, who spectacularly escaped Auschwitz by stealing the car of a Nazi SS officer, died on Friday aged 98, the state Institute for National Remembrance (INR) said.

Algorithm repairs corrupted digital images

Bethesda - University of Maryland researchers have devised a technique exploits the power of artificial neural networks to tackle multiple types of flaws and degradations in a single image in one go.

Gene therapy and possible cure for hemophilia A

London - In breakthrough scientific research, medics have used gene therapy in an attempt to rid hemophiliacs with one variant of the genetic disease. Eleven of thirteen patients now appear to free of the disease.

Sonia Gandhi: Power behind Congress throne

New Delhi - Sonia Gandhi stepped down as head of India's opposition Congress party Saturday after an extraordinary odyssey that transformed her from a shy housewife into the country's most powerful politician and a torchbearer for the iconic Gandhi-Nehru dynasty.

Boosting student performance with robot learning

Remote learning is a growing means of delivering education. A downside is with student engagement. This can be overcome, according to new research, when robotic assistants are used.

Steep Canyon Rangers to release new album 'Out in the Open'

Steep Canyon Rangers will be releasing their new studio album, "Out In The Open" on January 26, 2018, via Ramseur Records.

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

New Delhi - India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country for much of its independent history.

Microsoft launches "AI for Earth" project

There's plenty of predictions (not to mention dystopian literature) about the threat of intelligent machines. Microsoft have taken a different tract and put forward how artificial intelligence can save the planet.

Toll rises to three dead after Indonesia quake

Jakarta - At least three people have been killed following a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Saturday.

New software allows robots to be operated through VR

Brown University technologists have developed software that enables users control robots over the Internet using standard a virtual reality hardware interface.

Review: Brian Fallon delights on 'If Your Prayers Don't Get to Heaven' Special

Singer-songwriter Brian Fallon is back with his new track "If Your Prayers Don't Get to Heaven," which is off his forthcoming album.
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