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Science & Tech

18 Oct
Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, said on Tuesday it will test a new subscription model under which it will charge a $1 annual fee for basic features.
15 Oct
Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe is a scientific icon in DR Congo. He's also an inspiration for the next generation of Congolese biologists. Also across Africa, more than 30% of harvests are lost pests and disease. A team of Ghanaian engineers are coming up with new ways to identify risks early. And Gambian rising star Maryama Cham is carving a path for herself in an industry largely dominated by men.
14 Oct
The European Commission has opened an investigation into X, Elon Musk's social media platform formerly known as Twitter. The move comes after Brussels ordered X, as well as rivals Meta and TikTok, to act quickly to tackle the spread of disinformation, which has surged on each of these platforms since Hamas's deadly attack on Israel.
13 Oct
Meta, the parent company of social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as X, formerly known as Twitter, have responded to a letter from EU Commissioner Thierry Breton urging caution over an increase in disinformation and illegal content. Both social media giants have said they've taken action on social media posts that violate EU law.
12 Oct
A German agency that tackles discrimination and racism says it is quitting the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. It cited a rise in hate speech since owner Elon Musk took over last year.
12 Oct
Google makes passkeys default for all users: 'We've received really positive feedback'
10 Oct
The Spanish company PLD Space launched a reusable rocket in what is seen as a breakthrough for European space ambitions. The blast off occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Andalusia.
10 Oct
The tech behemoth has launched the first pair of prototype satellites meant for its internet-from-space service — Project Kuiper. The service is meant to compete with Elon Musk's Starlink.
6 Oct
Belgian intelligence service scrutinising Alibaba's presence at Liege airport. Oct 5 (Reuters) - Belgian officials are looking into risks around the presence of China's Alibaba Group Holding (9988.HK) at a cargo airport in the city of Liege, the country's intelligence service VSSE said in a statement on Thursday.
29 Sep
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of new AI-powered assistants on its various platforms on Wednesday, in a bid to keep up in the race to produce more accurate and personalised artificial intelligence. The chatbots will be able to answer users' questions thanks to a partnership with Microsoft's Bing. Also in this edition, oil prices edge closer to the $100 per barrel mark. Plus, striking Hollywood actors and studios agree to resume talks.
27 Sep
X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, is not a signatory to the EU-wide code of conduct to crack down on fake news on social media platforms and advertising companies
26 Sep
The rapid development of new artificial intelligence applications seems to be overwhelming politicians and the media. A DW discussion addressed the ethics, dangers and benefits AI presents.


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Victories in key Indian states put Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a strong position ahead of general elections in 2024. It was a blow for the Indian National Congress, leading an alliance hoping to unseat Modi.
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At least 20 people have been killed by floods after heavy rain in the Manyara region of northern Tanzania, the ministry of health said on Sunday, with video released by the Tanzania Red Cross Society showing muddy waters gushing down streets.
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Spotify, a digital music service, could be seeking to boost its profitability with the move. The Stockholm-headquartered company has never posted a full-year net profit.
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There is league football action to look forward to in the next couple of days; Much Maligned Manchester United goes up against an inconsistent Chelsea, Manchester City faces Aston Villa while Juventus locks horns with Scudetto holders Napoli to begin the Serie A weekend. My name is Ayomide Sotubo and here's our preview of these games on the Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
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Born in South Africa during apartheid, Pretty Yende grew up singing hymns with her grandmother on the way to church. This past May she dazzled Westminster Abbey at the coronation of King Charles, cementing her status as one of the world's most sought-after sopranos. Yende says her journey is proof that nothing is impossible.