‘Killer robots’: Will they be banned?
30 July 2022 | 10:30 am
A United Nations panel in Geneva remains split on whether to ban autonomous weapons, which don't need a human to pull the trigger. The war in Ukraine is complicating the conversation.
24 Aug 2020
Twelve days after his mysterious disappearance from Police custody, suspected serial killer Sunday Shodipe has been rearrested by traditionalists in the Iwo Road area of Ibadan.
DSS officials, IPOB members clash in Enugu, Police rearrest alleged serial killer in Ibadan and more
23 Aug 2020
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4 Sep 2020
Watch Daniel Oriahi (@filmic25) the director of Sylvia break down how Zainab Balogun went from a helpful imaginary friend to a psychotic spirit-spouse in Sylvia on #TheProcess. THE PROCESS is a film-focused series that offers an insight into the process behind films, documentaries, music videos, and TV commercials.
11 Nov 2020
E-commerce giant Alibaba's robotic logistics network, inaugurated in 2018, with claims of being the China's largest robot intelligent warehouse, has some 1000 robots sorting delivery packages ahead of the annual Singles Day, the world's biggest shopping day. Singles' Day, also called "11.11" for the November 11 date, was originally set as an unofficial day for unmarried Chinese. But Alibaba -- which accounts for more than half of China's e-commerce -- commandeered it as a discount sales event akin to the late-November US "Black Friday", which "Singles' Day" now handily surpasses.
16 Nov 2020
The Austrian government is calling for a system of international ethics on the use of killer robots and drones in combat. Vienna says it wants humans, and not algorithms, to decide on matters of life and death.
3 Dec 2020
Slovakia's top court added two years to the killer's 23-year prison sentence for double murder on Wednesday. The victims, one an investigative journalist, were executed in 2018.
15 Jan 2021
In the northern Chinese city of Shenyang, robotic arms, built to collect samples quickly while lowering the risk of cross-infection between people, were used as part of a campaign to suppress a rise in coronavirus cases in the surrounding province.
17 Mar 2021
The new US president is striking a much different tone from his predecessor and markets are already taking notice. Further sanctions are likely imminent.
18 Mar 2021
Russia's ambassador in the US is set to return to Moscow for urgent consultations. The embassy in Washington warned that relations with US President Joe Biden's administration were on the brink of collapse.
24 Apr 2021
We take a look at the new Netflix series which retraces the steps of a true-life, cold-blooded killer in "The Serpent". Yena Lee tells us why actor Tahar Rahim is the major draw in this dramatisation of events in the 1970s that saw French murderer Charles Sobhraj jailed in Nepal. Meanwhile, it's a chilling return to Gilead for the fourth season of "The Handmaid's Tale", as we discuss the twists and turns that led to the rescue of June Osborne in the last season and Elizabeth Moss's critically acclaimed performance as the protagonist.
24 Apr 2021
A Hong Kong professor has developed a programme using role-playing robots to help children with autism improve their social skills, an initiative that has been adopted by other non-profit groups and schools.
1 May 2021
Protesters across France have decried a court decision not to put an alleged anti-Semitic killer on trial. The court believes the man was in a "delirious state" while committing the crime.
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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.
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Berlin trails global powers like China and the US in acquiring lithium, a key component in electric vehicle batteries. German Chancellor Scholz will address the issue on his trip to South America this weekend.
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The Pentagon revealed on Thursday that U.S. forces conducted an assault in northern Somalia the day before and killed Bilal-al-Sudani, an ISIS leader in the country who has played a key role funding operations around the world — including in Afghanistan where 13 US service members were killed in a 2021 ISIS bombing
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The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect.