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Facebook can recognise you without your face

Facebook can recognise you without your face

​Facebook already collects information from your photos to suggest tags for your friends when they upload new pictures. Now it looks like the social networking site could be taking things up a level. Researchers from Facebook’s artificial intelligence team have been working on technology that aims to recognise someone even if their face isn’t clearly [&hellip

Obama OKs ransom for hostage families

Obama OKs ransom for hostage families

US President Barack Obama has ordered the government not to threaten the families of American hostages held abroad with criminal prosecution if they want to pay ransom to release their loved ones. “It is United States policy to deny hostage-takers the benefits of ransom, prisoner releases, policy changes, or other acts of concession,” said the [&hellip

Greek PM in Brussels for debt talks

Greek PM in Brussels for debt talks

​Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a trip to Brussels to hold important talks with the country’s international creditors over a new proposal Athens has made in a bid to reach a debt deal with the creditors. Tsipras is scheduled to meet the leaders of the troika of Greece’s international lenders – European Commission [&hellip

Liverpool seal Firmino deal

Liverpool seal Firmino deal

​Liverpool have completed the signing of Brazil forward Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim in a £21.3m deal. Formerly with Figueirense in Brazil, Firmino can play anywhere across the front three, and is currently on Copa America duty with Brazil. Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Chile to get the deal done, and did so in [&hellip

Pakistan heatwave toll tops 700

Pakistan heatwave toll tops 700

​The death toll from a severe heatwave hitting Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province has risen to over 700, with medics struggling to treat patients as a state of emergency is in place in hospitals. Local media outlets quoting Pakistani officials say the figure has climbed to over 740, adding that the number of fatalities may rise [&hellip

US deploying heavy weaponry near Russia

US deploying heavy weaponry near Russia

​The Pentagon chief says the United States will deploy heavy military equipment in several Eastern European countries to boost NATO presence there, amid standoff with Russia over Ukraine. Speaking at a joint press conference with three Baltic defense ministers in Tallinn, Estonia, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday Washington will spread about 250 [&hellip

‘Russia urges enforcement of Ukraine deal’

‘Russia urges enforcement of Ukraine deal’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the agreement reached on the Ukrainian crisis in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk in February must be fully implemented. “The whole package of measures from February 12 [the Minsk agreement] remains in force exactly as a package,” Lavrov said early on Wednesday, following a meeting of foreign ministers [&hellip

‘NSA spied on 3 French presidents’

‘NSA spied on 3 French presidents’

​The US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the last three presidents of France from 2006 until 2012, according to newly released documents from the WikiLeaks whistleblower website. The NSA wiretapped former French presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy as well the current leader Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a press statement published on Tuesday, [&hellip

Europe and Greece inch forward on debt deal

Europe and Greece inch forward on debt deal

​EU leaders were meeting in Brussels for a last-ditch attempt to save Greece from leaving the eurozone. While largely welcoming Greece’s commitments, there seemed to be little enthusiasm for its debt repayment plans. Eurozone leaders said they hoped to finally seal a Greek bailout deal this week to save Athens from default and from a possible exit from [&hellip

Saudis warned on sharing ‘faked’ docs

Saudis warned on sharing ‘faked’ docs

​Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens against sharing possibly “faked” documents, after whistleblower website WikiLeaks published a trove of over 60,000 purported secret diplomatic communications of the oil-rich monarchy. The Saudi Foreign Ministry issued the warning in a Saturday statement posted on its Twitter account, without directly disputing the authenticity of the documents. The statement [&hellip