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Robot rights a major threat to humans – AI experts slam EU plan

A group of 150 robotics experts are hoping to short circuit any plans the European Union might have to give machines legal status, suggesting it could dilute human rights. In an open letter, scores of researchers in the field of science and ethics have put their weight behind opposing a European Parliament report, which recommends sophisticated robots be given an ...

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‘Cynical and illegal’: Journalists, activists slam US-led missile strike against Syria

The US-led missile attack against Syria demonstrates Washington’s complete disregard for international law, and its timing, before a proper investigation was conducted, raises serious questions, experts told RT. Describing Saturday morning’s missile attack as illegal, Joe Lauria, an independent journalist and former Wall Street Journal correspondent, told RT that the strike was shocking – but not surprising. “They did not ...

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Virginia Republicans slam gun-control hoaxers who used photo of children’s shoes at Auschwitz

Republican politicians in Virginia Beach scrambled to assure their Facebook followers that a post by an impostor group comparing anti-gun “walkout” protesters to the Nazis was in fact a hoax. A Facebook page claiming to belong to the Republican Party of Virginia Beach published a post on Sunday – riddled with spelling mistakes and accompanied by a photo of children’s ...

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Britain's Trump? Twitterati slam ‘undemocratic’ Rees-Mogg Brexit tirade

Jacob Rees-Mogg has been bashed by tweeters describing him as a “Trump-like” politician as he launched a tirade on the government over its leaked Brexit transition strategy. Rees-Mogg branded it a “perversion of democracy.” The comparison with the US President follows news of the Tory MP meeting Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon. The London meeting took place two months ...

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Derogatory & demeaning: HRW slam Duterte’s ‘shoot female rebels in the vagina’ remark

President Rodrigo Duterte violated international humanitarian law when he ordered soldiers to shoot female communist fighters in the vagina, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. “President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark is just the latest in a series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women,” Carlos Conde of HRW’s Asia Division said in a statement on Monday. “It encourages ...

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'Not just about looking pretty': Grid girls slam F1 decision to ditch female roles at races

Formula 1 has ended its tradition of ‘grid girls,’ but those affected say their job wasn’t just about “looking pretty.” They say they “brought people together,” and that their absence will see fewer people buying F1 tickets. Speaking to RT, former grid girl Sophie Wright said her job was no different from other types of branding and advertisements seen today. ...

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'Double standards': Kurds slam US for not fighting 'Turkish occupation' of Afrin (VIDEO)

As Kurdish fighters look to the US to help in the fight against Turkish troops in Manbij, some are accusing Washington of double standards after it did nothing to protect Afrin from “Turkish occupation.” “With the coalition, especially the US forces, we saw some double standards,” a Kurdish military officer by the name of Khalil told RT’s Ruptly agency. “What ...

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Hypocrisy? Experts slam Tories fake news security unit as govt 'peddles misinformation'

The government has been accused of having double standards after it announced plans to set up a special unit to tackle fake news, despite its own record of “burying bad” stories and “circulating fake dossiers.” Downing Street said on Tuesday that a national security unit combating the spread of misinformation would be set up as part of a wider review ...

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Tory bigwigs slam Channel 4 ‘entrapment’ during Chinese business Brexit sting

A former Tory MP has denied accusations of corruption, allegedly exposed in a Channel 4 sting. Andrew Mitchell alerted authorities after a meeting with ‘Chinese businessmen’ who wanted him to lobby for them post-Brexit. The ex-Conservative MP reported himself to government authorities, believed to be MI5, after meeting with a group of Chinese businessmen purporting to want to make a ...

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‘Offensive & painful’: Abuse victims slam pope over slander accusations

Pope Francis has launched an astonishing attack on the victims of a pedophile priest, saying that those who publicly accused a bishop of covering up sexual abuse are themselves guilty of slander. The pope made the comments on Thursday as he brought his six-day visit to Chile to an end. The trip was seen by many as a bid to ...

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