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Canada comes online

Canada comes online

Image copyright University of Toronto Image caption Geoff Hinton is known as the “godfather of deep learning” Canadian researchers have been behind some recent major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. Now, the country is betting on becoming a big player in one of the hottest fields in technology, with help from the likes of Google and […]

12 of Amsterdam's best canalside hotels

12 of Amsterdam's best canalside hotels

But one thing beats, and links, them all: Amsterdam’s canals. Not only do these 17th-century transport routes lend the Dutch capital a certain grandeur, they also provide locals and visitors with a great place to soak up the city’s atmosphere. Staying in a hotel that overlooks one of these elegant canals is one of the […]

Credentials, please

Credentials, please

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mombasa county governor, Ali Hassan Joho is being investigated over his educational credentials In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu looks at why Kenya insists that its senior political leaders must hold a university degree. There is a whirl of activity online at the moment as […]

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Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military campaign in Syria

Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military campaign in Syria

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pro-Turkish rebels have closed in on the town of Al-Bab from the north and east Turkey says it has “successfully” ended its seven-month Euphrates Shield military campaign in northern Syria. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim made the announcement at a meeting of the country’s security council. He did not rule out […]

French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

French artist turns chicken for three-week egg hatching

Image copyright Reuters Image caption French artist Abraham Poincheval pictured in his tank, with the chicken eggs underneath his chair French artist Abraham Poincheval – who has already spent two weeks living inside a stuffed bear – plans to commune with the humble chicken for his latest performance stunt. How? By incubating 10 eggs with […]

‘No turning back’ on Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Media captionTheresa May: “This is an historic moment” Britain’s departure from the EU is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has said. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the two year exit process by handing a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk. A sombre-looking […]

Helicopter carrying five goes missing

Helicopter carrying five goes missing

Image caption HM Coastguard helicopters are searching for the missing aircraft A helicopter with five people on board has gone missing over Caernarfon Bay in north Wales. The privately-owned helicopter is believed to have left Milton Keynes earlier on Wednesday en route to Dublin. The UK Coastguard said radar contact was lost on Wednesday afternoon. […]

Mum of drowned boy Kian Dale ‘stupid’ to leave him alone in bath

Mum of drowned boy Kian Dale ‘stupid’ to leave him alone in bath

Image copyright Google Image caption Kian was found in the bath at his home on 25 September 2015 The mother of a 13-month-old boy who drowned in a bath has told jurors she was “stupid” to leave him unsupervised for 15 minutes. Lisa Passey, 28, and her former partner Wayne Dale, 45, left Kian and […]

Katie Hopkins cannot appeal Jack Monroe libel tweet case

Katie Hopkins cannot appeal Jack Monroe libel tweet case

Image copyright PA Image caption Katie Hopkins had argued that the “relatively trivial dispute” was resolved quickly on Twitter Columnist Katie Hopkins has been told she cannot appeal against a libel action which landed her with a six-figure bill. The pundit and radio host was ordered to pay £24,000 in damages to food blogger Jack […]