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Sony is launching a robot dog that will live in people's houses

Sony is set to release a robot dog designed to live in your house and control your electronics, a new report says. The device could also learn new tricks and respond to your commands, like a real pet dog. It sounds a lot like a modernised version of AIBO, a robot dog Sony first started selling in 1999. Gadgets and tech ...

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Alyona Zaitseva: Daughter of Ukrainian oligarch could escape jail after killing five people in car crash

Lawyers acting for the daughter of a Ukrainian oligarch who killed five people and injured six in a car crash are reportedly working with the victims’ families on a possible compensation package, which could see the driver avoid jail. Alyona Zaitseva, 20, left five people dead when she allegedly jumped a red light while driving at 60mph before crashing into ...

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Pussy Riot shuts down Trump Tower in New York to protest incarceration of political prisoners

Pussy Riot stormed Trump Tower in New York to voice their opposition to the actions of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladamir Putin. The Russian feminist punk rock group staged the protest in the 58-storey skyscraper, which is the headquarter of The Trump Organisation, to draw attention to the incarceration of political prisoners. Wearing their trademark makeshift balaclavas ...

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Slaves on our Streets: Migrants taking deadly boat crossings to Europe after fleeing forced labour in Libya

“Sometimes they would just come and take you, make you do your work and then go. If you asked for money, you were looking for your death.” Bright, a 29-year-old Nigerian man, laughs bitterly at the thought of challenging the heavily-armed Libyan men who forced him to work in the conflict-ridden country for four years. He is among thousands of ...

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Defence lawyer dies after collapsing during closing argument in murder trial

A defence lawyer collapsed and died as she was delivering her closing argument at a murder trial  Jean Darby was defending her client Alfonso Jarman who is accused of killing a 77-year-old retired prison officer when she lost consciousness and collapsed in Alabama‘s, Lauderdale County Court.  The 64-year-old subsequently passed away at a nearby hospital over the weekend.  Before she collasped, The WHNT news channel reported that Ms Darby had been telling the jury that the trial must have been exhausting ...

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Woman 'set fire to ex-boyfriend's house and stabbed police officer in row over teddy bear'

A woman reportedly burned down her ex-boyfriend’s house in a row over a teddy bear, then chased him with a knife before stabbing a police officer who tried to protect him. Brittany Bonin, 26, flew into a rage when demanding Michael Demalia return a stuffed animal she had given his 18-month-old daughter Natalie, his sister Jacqueline said. After an exchange of words ...

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To solve the housing crisis, we have to end our old-fashioned attachment to owning property

Wanting to attract the young voters it has lost, the Conservative Party is looking to see what it can do about the badly operating housing market.  Home ownership has been declining during the past 10 years. People who would like to own their own homes have all too often had to rent instead. Or else they have simply gone on ...

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Conservative MP demands universities reveal names of lecturers teaching about Brexit

A Conservative MP and government whip has written to all UK universities demanding a list of professors who are teaching students about Brexit, prompting an angry backlash from academics. Chris Heaton-Harris, a staunch Brexit supporter, was accused of “McCarthyism” after sending the letter to university vice chancellors asking that they send him information on what their lecturers are telling students ...

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Leicester decide against taking Adrien Silva case to CAS meaning £22m signing won't play until January

Leicester have decided against going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a bid to get Adrien Silva playing for them before January. Leicester and the FA asked Fifa to ratify the transfer of paperwork for Silva’s £22m deadline day move from Sporting after the paperwork was submitted 14 seconds late. But FIFA rejected the request for Silva to be ...

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Bogotá: Why Colombia's capital is the best place for a foodie to visit

​When was the last time you sampled half the ingredients on a menu for the first time? Your palate will go into overdrive at Bogotá’s Leo Cocina y Cava, where chef Leonor Espinosa brings Colombia’s ecosystems and abundant larder to life. Edible debuts might include Amazonian rainforest-sourced cacay nut and babilla (spectacled caiman), forest-dwelling hormigas culonas (leafcutter ants) or pepino ...

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