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artificial intelligence

Public’s health privacy at risk from artificial intelligence

A U.S. study published Thursday showed the privacy of people's health data is subject to greater risks as more advances are being achieved in...
NASA

NASA’s New Horizons Mission Found No Satellites in Ultima Thule Region

Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission said on Thursday that initial data collected by New Horizons spacecraft found no evidence of rings or satellites...
box office

U.S., China Box Office Made New Discoveries for 2018

China and the United States, the two largest box offices in the world, displayed divergent viewing patterns illustrating interesting cross-cultural similarities and differences in...
video

Palm Springs International Film Festival Holds Film Awards Gala

The 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) hosted its star-studded film awards gala Thursday, with some 2,500 people showing up. Bradley Cooper received Director...
air

Mexico Suspends Texcoco Airport Construction

The Mexican government officially suspended the construction work of capital Mexico City's new airport in Texcoco, said Transport Minister Javier Jimenez Espriu on Thursday. The...
helicopter

Canada to Conduct Inspection on Crashed Helicopter Engines

Canada will inspect the engines of a helicopter that crashed in western Mexico, killing two prominent members of the opposition, Mexico's government said on...
Trump

U.S. House Moves Bill to Partially Halt Government Shutdown

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending package late Thursday that would end the partial government shutdown, amid a veto threat from the...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Mexico wants Washington to probe use of nerve gas against migrants

Mexico on Thursday asked the United States to investigate the recent use of tear gas against undocumented migrants trying to cross the border. ...
Ronaldinho

Legal advisor clarifies Ronaldinho’s Globe Soccer awards non appearance

The absence of Brazil great Ronaldinho from the annual Globe Soccer awards in Dubai this week had nothing to do with a court-ordered travel...
video

Chelsea fan restricted 3 years for homophobic abuse

A Chelsea fan has been banned from football matches for three years after being ejected from their Premier League match against Brighton for shouting...
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic once again from one set down to achieve Qatar Open elimination rounds

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won another gruelling battle in Doha on Thursday to continue his unbeaten start to the year and progress to...
cars

GM, Ford 2018 car deals down, FCA up

The big three American automakers, General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), reported mixed sales performance in 2018, data released on Thursday...
terrorism

Jan. 3 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit India and Iraq in the coming days for talks on boosting bilateral cooperation, Tasnim...
al-Shabaab

UN Envoy believes Al-Shabaab is still Somalia’s Nightmare

The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia. "Despite the ongoing operations...
Michael Schumacher, pictured here in 2006, was F1 world champion seven times

Michael Schumacher Clocks 50 Today

The family of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has assured fans, shortly before Schumacher 50th birthday on Thursday, that the Ferrari legend...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Fights to Save Her Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May greeted the new year by starting efforts on two fronts, at home and abroad, to breathe life into her...
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Data Firms Partner Up for Data Cloud System

Silicon Valley-based big data unicorn Cloudera Inc. Thursday announced the completion of its merger with software developer Hortonworks Inc. to build the first enterprise...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Boeing grabs contract to streamline Spain’s helicopter fleet

U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company (Boeing) said Thursday it has won an order to upgrade all 17 Spanish CH-47D Chinook helicopters with new...
Real Madrid Cafe

Real Madrid Starts New Year On a Happy Note

Real Madrid kicked off the year 2019 with a 2-2 draw away to Villarreal, who claimed a late winner thanks to midfielder Santi Cazorla....
Somalia

Early funding urged to sustain operations in Somalia

Humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for early funding and support to help sustain aid operation in Somalia in 2019. According to...
dog

Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality Battling Increasing Dog Bite Cases

The Veterinary Services Department in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municiplaity of the Western Region in 2016 recorded 208 dog bite cases as compared to a...
Samples of micro and macro bio gas digester toilet facilities constructed by TESS Ghana.

TESS to commence household toilets construction in UW

Toilet Engineers and Sanitation Service Limited (TESS) as part of its efforts to improve sanitation for residents in the Upper West Region, has started...
National Cathedral

Dr Agyemang Prempeh rallies public support for national cathedral project

Prophet Dr Akwasi Agyemang Prempeh, General Overseer of the Springs of Joy Ministries International, has called on the public to support the vision of...
Ali Mohamed Shein

Tanzania’s Zanzibar to buy modern equipment to save lives from sea disasters

Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar, on Thursday said his government is determined to save its citizens from marine accidents...
accident

29 die on Botswana roads over festive season

A total of 29 people were killed on Botswana's roads during the just ended festive season, a Botswana Police Service spokesperson said on Wednesday...
oil

Zambia invites bids for equity partner in oil refinery firm

The Zambian government has invited bids for companies that would like to have a stake in a state oil refinery firm as a strategic...
President Jacob Zuma

Jan. 12 major South African media outlets

The following are news highlights in South African major news outlets on Thursday. -- African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe says...
Nana Akufo-Addo - NPP flagbearer

12 Heads of State to attend Ghanaian president’s inauguration

Twelve Heads of State from some African and European countries are expected to attend the swearing-in of Ghana's president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on...
Domestic airlines

Domestic airlines in Ghana suffer huge losses due to harsh weather

Airlines operating within Ghana have begun counting their losses due to the harsh Harmattan weather that compelled them to cancel most of their flights...
inflation

Indonesia posts 3.02 pct inflation last year, lowest since 2010

Indonesia posted 3.02 percent inflation throughout last year, or lower than 3.35 percent in 2015 and apparently the lowest figure since 2010 that stood...