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49 mins ago
We investigate AI-generated videos that call for support for the Burkinabe military junta and its leader Ibrahim Traore, just days after the junta ordered French troops to leave the country. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
1 day ago
This new Artificial Intelligence technology, ChatGPT, can answer any sort of questions or write you an essay or news article. But there’s a dark side to it that involves 200 Africans.
3 days ago
3 days ago
You won't see Elon Musk in Davos this year. He says it’s boring on Twitter, which he now owns, and which is still bleeding money. The same big losses are being seen at his electric car maker Tesla. But it would take a lot more for the billionaire to go broke. The truth is that in today's world, tech titans seem unbreakable, even when the likes of Musk face a lawsuit for allegedly manipulating Tesla's share price.
4 days ago
Asteroid 2023 BU is the closest near-Earth object we have ever encountered. At mere thousands of kilometers above Earth, small space rocks like this one have the potential to threaten vital communications satellites.
26 Jan
NASA and the defense research agency DARPA believe they can safely use nuclear energy to power human spaceflight to the red planet.
26 Jan
An unusually mild winter in Europe has had its advantages. It's meant people needed to heat their homes less, and so helped alleviate the pressure on the continent's energy supplies. However, it raises obvious questions about the true pace of climate change - and poses problems for businesses who prefer to keep things cold.
24 Jan
We learn from Abhishek Gupta that artificial intelligence reproduces human bias. Here's how it discriminates against African Americans up for parole.
23 Jan
In China, many legal matters are in the hands of artificial intelligence. Although it streamlines the process for small claims and misdemeanors, there are concerns over automating complicated cases.
22 Jan
"The bird is freed," tech billionaire Elon Musk wrote upon acquiring Twitter in October of last year. EU Commissioner Thierry Breton shot back: "In Europe, the bird will fly by our rules." That early exchange exposed two starkly different views of social media: a haven of free speech, as Musk would have it; or a place where freedom goes hand in hand with protecting users from illegal content – the EU's approach.
15 Jan
Roscosmos says it will send an unmanned spacecraft to the ISS next month to serve as a return vehicle for three crew members. The original return spacecraft is damaged, apparently by a hit from a tiny meteorite.
11 Jan
Our planet has been getting hotter for decades due to climate change. UV levels are also on the rise. How do sunlight and heat affect our bodies? And how can we protect ourselves? This week's In good shape has the answers.
11 Jan
German finance regulator BaFin on Monday warned consumers that the malware known as "Godfather," which records user input, has been attacking 400 banking and cryptocurrency apps, including some in Germany. BaFin said that it was unclear how the malware infected consumers' devices.

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People in Turkey are protesting a Quran burning that occurred in Stockholm last week. The controversy could stall Sweden's NATO bid, which needs Ankara's approval.
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What's left of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement? Since the implementation of the 2020 National Security law, police have been arresting anti-regime activists en masse. Most are now in prison or in exile. Authorities dissuade and crack down on all forms of protest.
1 hour ago
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria’s President over the failure to reverse what it describes as unlawful and unjust increase in electricity tariff.
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American soul and blues singer Lee Fields has worked with some of the biggest artists in music, from Kool & the Gang to Martin Solveig. Now in his seventh decade, he's still releasing fantastic songs with a voice that pulls all kinds of heartstrings.
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Police are searching for two gunmen who opened fire on guests at a birthday party in Gqeberha. There has been a growing number of mass shootings in South Africa in recent years.