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Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories, US and UK media report. The curating of stories from news organisations and selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently done by journalists. Artificial intelligence will perform these news production tasks, […]

Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre admitted it will be “brutally difficult” to stop Bayern Munich retaining their Bundesliga title after Bayern beat Dortmund on Tuesday. Joshua Kimmich’s wonderful chip from 20 yards just before half-time was the only goal at Signal Iduna Park. Bayern are seven points clear of their second-placed opponents with six […]

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber have defended themselves after rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine accused them of buying the number one spot on the US chart. The rapper claimed the pop stars had bought tens of thousands of copies of their charity duet Stuck With U to boost its position. He also said some streams of his […]

Nearly a million businesses in the UK and around the world can now set up a single online store to sell products, with no fee, on Facebook and Instagram. The initial stage of the Facebook Shops rollout has been brought forward and extended because of Covid-19. The stores will appear on business pages, Instagram profiles […]

Social media platforms have become inaccessible in Burundi as voting kicked off across the east African country on Wednesday. The BBC has confirmed that access to Twitter, Whatsapp and Facebook has been blocked. Only those using Virtual Private Network (VPN), which mask a user’s identity, could access the social media sites. The government has not […]

One player and two staff at Premier League football club Watford, along with Burnley assistant manager Ian Woan, are among six positive tests for coronavirus at clubs in the league. The other two are at a third club, the details of which have not been revealed. Players and staff who tested positive will self-isolate for […]

A Toronto teenager has become the first Canadian ever charged with carrying out an “incel”-inspired terror attack. The 17-year-old boy is accused of fatally stabbing a woman in February. Incel is short for “involuntarily celibate” and describes males, mostly in online groups, who blame women for their sexual frustrations. A 2018 attack in Toronto that […]

Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested on suspicion of rape in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police and an ambulance were called to an address in London at 03:53 BST to a report of an unwell woman. When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. She was taken to […]

Disney’s head of streaming Kevin Mayer is stepping down to become the boss of social media platform TikTok. He has been named the chief executive officer of TikTok and chief operating officer of ByteDance, the platform’s Chinese parent company. TikTok, an app where users post short videos, has seen an explosion of growth since its […]

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) threatening to pull US funding permanently over Covid-19. The letter outlines a 30-day deadline for the body to commit to “substantive improvements” or risk losing millions and US membership altogether. Addressed to WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it […]

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