AI programme beats humans in poker game

A poker-playing AI has beaten four human players in a marathon match lasting 20 days. Libratus, an artificial intelligence programme developed at Carnegie Mellon University, was trained to play a v ...

Trump stands firm over travel ban

The Trump administration is standing firm over its ban on immigration from seven countries despite court rulings and mass protests against it. In a statement, President Trump said visas would once ...

Muslim lawyer shot dead in Myanmar

A leading lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has been shot dead at Yangon airport in Myanmar. Ko Ni was shot in the head on Sunday after arriving ...

Brexit: Labour MP Tulip resigns from shadow cabinet

A shadow minister has quit Labour's front bench after being told to back legislation paving the way for the UK's departure from the EU. Tulip Siddiq said she "cannot reconcile myself t ...

Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall

Enrique Pena Nieto said he "lamented" the plans for the barrier, adding that "Mexico doesn't believe in walls". But he made no mention of cancelling or postponing a trip to ...

Donald Trump begins overhaul as first executive orders signed

Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor. His proclamation ordered agencies to ease the eco ...

Tunisia parliament votes to sack PM Habib Essid

Tunisia's parliament has passed a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Habib Essid, effectively dismissing the government of the US-trained economist. A total of 188 MPs voted to sack Mr Ess ...

Turkey's President Erdogan seeks to rein in spy agency after coup

Turkey's president has said he wants to close the nation's military academies and put the spy agency and the military chief of staff under his own control. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the pro ...

IOC to have final say on Russian athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says a three-person panel will have the final say on which Russian athletes can compete at the Rio Games. Last week the IOC said individual sports' gov ...

Did IS use new type of bomb for deadliest attack?

On a Baghdad street once throbbing with life, there is a soft recitation of prayers, a silent lighting of candles, and quiet sobbing at the edges of charred ruins. Sweepers start to clear away debr ...

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