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  • UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

    UN urges moratorium on use of AI that imperils human rights

    The UN human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track people in public spaces, AP reported. Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, also said Wednesday that countries should expressly ban AI applications which don’t comply with international human rights law.

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  • UK’s PM Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up

    UK’s PM Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demoted his top diplomat and fired his education minister in a major government shakeup Wednesday, as he tried to move on from a series of political missteps and revive his promise to “level up” prosperity across the UK, AP reported. In the biggest move, Johnson demoted Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who has faced criticism for delaying his return from a holiday in Greece as the Taliban took over Afghanistan last month.

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  • Dead Can Dance return to Europe

    Dead Can Dance return to Europe

    Dead Can Dance return to stages across Europe in the coming 2022. They have announced the dates for their new European tour named Europa - 2022, which will take place in April, May and June and will also include Bulgaria. The date for the performance in Sofia is already confirmed for 14 May and the place is Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture.

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  • Apple's new iPhone: familiar design, faster chip

    Apple's new iPhone: familiar design, faster chip

    Apple is giving its iPhones a faster processor, with four new phones from Mini to Pro Max all set to head into the key Christman sales season with smoother performance in a very familiar design. The four iPhone 13 models, unveiled on Tuesday, maintain the sharp edges of their predecessors, while adding a number of incrementally better hardware improvements, news wires reported.

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  • Kosovo ex-rebel denies war crimes

    Kosovo ex-rebel denies war crimes

    A special tribunal in The Hague investigating allegations of atrocities committed by Kosovo rebels during the 1998-1999 conflict with Serbia opened its first case on Wednesday, news wires reported. The first defendant was a commander accused of torturing prisoners.

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  • Swedish citizen found guilty of spying for Russia

    Swedish citizen found guilty of spying for Russia

    A Swedish court on Wednesday sentenced a 47-year-old man to three years in prison for spying for Russia, which involved selling secret information from truckmaker Scania, news wires reported. The court found the man guilty of acquiring and selling the secret information from the truckmaker to a Russian embassy official.

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  • UK recommends Covid-19 booster shots for over 50s

    UK recommends Covid-19 booster shots for over 50s

    The UK will offer a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine to everyone over age 50 and other vulnerable people after an expert panel said the boosters were needed to protect against waning immunity this winter, AP reported. Health Secretary Sajid Javid told lawmakers on Tuesday that the government had accepted the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization and would start offering booster shots next week. The World Health Organization has asked wealthy nations to delay booster shots until every country has vaccinated at least 40% of their populations.

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