Children ‘at risk of robot influence’

Children ‘at risk of robot influence’

Image copyright University of Plymouth Image caption The children were asked to compare lines on a screen, with robots offering their opinions too Forget peer pressure, future generations are more likely to be influenced by robots, a study suggests. The research, conducted at the University of Plymouth, found that while adults were not swayed by […]

Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan’s security access

Trump ends ex-CIA head John Brennan’s security access

Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Brennan stepped down as CIA director in January 2017 Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA chief John Brennan, denying the US president’s critic of any access to sensitive information. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the decision by reading a statement from Mr Trump. The […]

Four shot in argument at Walmart checkout near Philadelphia

Four shot in argument at Walmart checkout near Philadelphia

Image copyright Montgomery County District Attorney Four people were shot and several more injured when a gunman opened fire by the checkout of a Walmart during an argument with another customer. Police say Keenan Jones, 30, fired at least 10 shots, some indiscriminately, as shoppers ran for cover during the fracas in the Philadelphia suburbs. […]

Threats to transgender student shut Oklahoma school

Threats to transgender student shut Oklahoma school

Image copyright CBS An Oklahoma school system has reopened after violent threats against a 12-year-old transgender student prompted its closure for two days. Achille Public Schools, near the Texas border, were shut as local police investigated the threats made in a parents’ private Facebook group. Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian said some of the comments […]

US honeymooner stabs three in Irish bar

US honeymooner stabs three in Irish bar

Image caption Nicholas Keith Warner had been due to return to the US from his NI honeymoon on Wednesday An American electrical engineer on honeymoon has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder three men in County Antrim. Nicholas Warner, 31, from Summerville in South Carolina, walked into court using crutches having allegedly broken […]

Sudan boat accident: 24 schoolchildren die near River Nile

Sudan boat accident: 24 schoolchildren die near River Nile

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boat capsized around 750km north of the capital Khartoum At least 24 children on their way to school and a health worker have drowned when their boat sank in northern Sudan. More than 40 children were on the boat, whose engine failed in a strong current as it […]

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. He also said he would make €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds. The regional government […]

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kneissl (left) invited Mr Putin (2nd left) to attend her wedding during his visit to Austria earlier this year, Russian officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday’s wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed. “Yes, he will drop by on […]

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

Mystery Russian satellite’s behaviour raises alarm in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

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