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South Africa police station raid: Seven suspects shot dead

Seven suspects accused of killing South African police have been shot dead in a gunfight at a church, police say. Those killed in the shoot-out are thought to be part of the armed gang that killed six in a raid on a police station in the country’s Eastern

7 memorable moments from the Baftas

Three Billboards was the big winner at the Baftas on Sunday evening. It picked up some of the night’s top prizes – including best film, best British film and best actress (for Frances McDormand). Meanwhile, stars showed their support for the Time’s Up campaign by wearing black on the carpet and pin

Trump India ‘dinner and chat’ property offer criticised

Investors in a luxury property development in India are being offered the chance to have “conversation and dinner” with Donald Trump Jr. The eldest son of the US president is visiting India this week and will promote the Trump Towers development near Delhi. Critics say the Trump

Greg Norman: Trump and Malcolm Turnbull now have ‘incredible relationship’

Greg Norman has described setting up the famously tense first conversation between the then newly-elected Donald Trump and the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, last January, and insisted the two men now have an “incredible relationship”. Norman, the Australian golfer who has been close friends with Trump for

Iran plane crash: Agonising wait continues for relatives

Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news. State media says the Aseman Airlines passenger plane that came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday has been found. All those on board are feared to

Intelligence Committee approves release of Dems’ rebuttal to FISA memo

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday approved the release of the Democratic rebuttal to the highly-publicized GOP memo that alleges government surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign. “We think this will help inform the public of the many distortions and inaccuracies in the majority memo,” California Rep. Adam Schiff, the

Democratic memo to be released, US House committee says

A congressional panel has voted unanimously to release a Democratic rebuttal to a Republican memo alleging bias against President Donald Trump. The Republican president has five days to decide whether to declassify the 10-page document. The House Intelligence Committee released the Democratic memo, which highlights flaws in

CAN’T GET YOUR NEWS FROM FACEBOOK ANYMORE? TRY THESE 6 APPS

YOU MAY HAVE heard about Facebook’s recent pledge to cut back on News Feed traffic coming from brands, businesses, and publishers. The pledge is coupled with Facebook’s 2018 resolution to take more responsibility for the wellbeing of its users—as well as, perhaps, the fake news epidemic of the last few

Italy drive-by attack targets immigrants in Macerata

Italian police have arrested a gunman suspected of a carrying out a drive-by shooting spree that targeted African immigrants. At least six people were wounded in the central town of Macerata. The suspect, named locally as Luca Traini, 28, had an Italian flag wrapped around his neck

Accenture Develops AI-Powered Solution to Help the Visually Challenged

Accenture Friday said it has developed an artificial intelligence powered solution to help visually impaired people improve the way they experience the world around them and enhance their productivity in the workplace. The solution, called Drishti, was developed as a part of Accenture’s focus on Tech4Good, which aims to apply