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Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine
Washington - 

Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head off famines in developing nations using data analysis and artificial intelligence, a new initiative unveiled Sunday.

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US
Grifton - 

Catastrophic floods raised the threat of dam breaks and landslides across the southeastern United States on Monday, prolonging the agony caused by a killer hurricane that has left more than a dozen people dead and billions of dollars in damage.

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF

Machines will do more tasks than humans by 2025: WEF
Paris - 

Robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks by 2025, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Monday.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

 Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos
Hong Kong - 

Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China.

US vows to respond 'decisively' to attacks in Iraq by Tehran allies

US vows to respond 'decisively' to attacks in Iraq by Tehran allies
Washington - 

The White House on Tuesday warned it would hold Iran accountable for any violence attributed to Tehran-allied militias in Iraq that results in damage to US facilities or injures American personnel.

Residents told to 'get out now' as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Residents told to 'get out now' as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Wrightsville Beach - 

Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4  Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades.

Death toll in Afghan suicide attack soars to 68

Death toll in Afghan suicide attack soars to 68

Jalalabad - 

The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said Wednesday, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and a key Islamic holy day.

Divided America of Trump era challenges ad industry

Divided America of Trump era challenges ad industry

New York - 

Nike's unexpected move this week to feature Colin Kaepernick in a major ad campaign met instant condemnation in some circles, with critics destroying their Nike garb in protest.



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