Congo Is In The Midst Of The Worst Ebola Outbreak In Its History, Officials Say

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak is the worst in the country’s recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said.The deadly virus has killed more than 190 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in the volatile east. Those dead include 163 confirmed Ebola cases. Nearly 100 people have…

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China’s State-Run News Unveils Deeply Creepy New AI Anchor

China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency unveiled a deeply creepy artificial intelligence news anchor on Wednesday at the government’s World Internet Conference tech expo. The AI newscaster is a pure virtual mouthpiece in a country with tight controls on press freedom, and its first report this week featuring fawning coverage of China’s trade show felt distinctly…

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Ryanair Sacks Cabin Crew For Allegedly Faking Photo Of Sleeping On Airport Floor

Ryanair has sacked six cabin crew members who were photographed sleeping on the floor of a Spanish airport last month due to flight disruptions.  The low-cost Irish airline alleges that the image, which has been widely circulated on social media, is a “fake” and the staff had subsequently been dismissed for gross misconduct on Monday. First shared on…

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