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How the Internet of Things is disrupting insurance

New technologies are influencing the shape of the insurance sector. This ranges from smart burglar alarms to big data analytics to offer ‘micro-insurance’ solutions. Another area is with connected devices.

Mugabe's end game: How the president could leave power

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has defied expectations by not resigning, but the 93-year-old veteran leader could now face an impeachment process initiated by his own party.

China makes use of AI for healthcare

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.

Nigerian and gay: dodging police and the Yahoo Boys

Lagos - It was a life-changing moment for Daniels when five police officers in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago.

Iraq fires new salvo in political row with Kurds

Baghdad - Iraq's top court on Monday declared the Kurdish north's independence referendum in September to be unconstitutional, firing a new salvo in the political crisis with the autonomous region.

Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta election win

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed two petitions to overturn the country's October presidential election re-run, validating the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

N.Z. PM denies Trump mistook her for Trudeau's wife

Wellington - 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.

Victoria's Secret fashion show struts into Shanghai

Shanghai - Victoria's Secret brings its racy annual fashion show to Shanghai on Monday night, making its debut in China's growing lingerie market in typically brazen style but with added Chinese flair.

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers

Paris - It's November 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school.Sarah doesn't have a car and has no plans to buy one.

Kenya's Supreme Court to issue election ruling

Nairobi - Kenya's Supreme Court is due to rule Monday on whether President Uhuru Kenyatta can be sworn in for a second term or if there must be yet another vote.

Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

Singapore - 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.

Soros blasts 'lies' of Hungary government campaign

Budapest - George Soros spoke out Monday for the first time about Hungary's "survey" on the US financier and philanthropist's views and alleged intentions on immigration, accusing Budapest of "distortions and outright lies".

India's Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress party chief

New Delhi - India's opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said Monday, amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi will take over from his mother as its leader.

Srebrenica massacre haunts UN peacekeeping

New York - UN peacekeeping hit a rock-bottom low when blue helmets in Bosnia failed to prevent the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, a year after peacekeepers pulled out of Rwanda as it was convulsed by mass atrocities.

Angela Merkel, fighting to stay Germany's 'eternal chancellor'

Berlin - Germany's veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel has survived multiple crises and outlasted a string of world leaders but now faces a battle for her political life after the collapse of talks to forge a coalition government.

For Serb defender of Sarajevo, Mladic's forces have won

Sarajevo - As one of very few Serbs to fight on the side of the Bosnian Army, Jovan Divjak cannot take ten steps in Sarajevo without being warmly greeted by people who respect the former general for defending the city and its multiculturalism.

Noon deadline for defiant Mugabe passes as Zimbabwe crisis deepens

Harare - Robert Mugabe faced the threat of impeachment by his own party on Monday, after his shock insistence he still holds power in Zimbabwe despite a military takeover and a noon deadline to end his 37-year autocratic rule.

Essential Science: New skin from gene therapy

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.

Blake Shelton named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People Magazine

Country star and judge on the NBC reality singing competition, "The Voice," Blake Shelton was named "Sexiest Man Alive" of 2017 by People Magazine.

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

Sarcelles - A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.
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