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John McCarthy: the story of the computer scientist known as the father of artificial intelligence begins, like the best such stories, with a young man bringing a cow to market. Photograph: AP

Kerry cows have long horns, according to the proverb. But as I learned this week, at least one of them has a long story too – a saga that moves from K(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag outside the burning church of Asuncion, set on fire by protesters, on the commemoration of the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago, on October 18th, 2020Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left more than 30 dead(...)

An image grab  allegedly shows Azeri artillery strike towards the positions of Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. (Photograph: Azerbaijani defence ministry/AFP via Getty Images

What is happening? Early on Sunday, Armenia announced it was declaring martial law, mobilising its army and ordering civilians to shelter. It claimed(...)

Ren Zhiqiang speaking at an event in Beijing in 2013. He has been jailed for 18 years  for corruption, bribery and embezzlement of public funds. Photograph:  China News Service/AFP via Getty Images

A Beijing court sentenced a prominent property tycoon to 18 years in prison for alleged corruption on Tuesday in a verdict that will finally silence o(...)

A successful deal would allow Mr Trump to drop his threat of shutting down TikTok and avoid alienating its army of young users ahead of the November 3rd US election. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

ByteDance and Oracle issued conflicting statements on Monday over the terms of an agreement they reached with the White House over the weekend to allo(...)

Former European commissioner for trade Phil Hogan, who resigned from the position on Wednesday,   with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen earlier this year. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Phil Hogan’s departure as EU trade commissioner weakens Ireland just as trade becomes a crucial issue in the changing geopolitics of global economics.(...)

Former United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the Republican National Convention via live feed at the Mellon Auditorium on Monday. Photograph: EPA

President Donald Trump’s family members and allies launched a fervent defence of the president on the first night of the Republication National Conven(...)

A man walking next to the still-closed Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, Hubei province, where the global coronavirus outbreak is believed to have begun. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Trump administration officials have tried taking a political sledgehammer to China over the coronavirus pandemic, asserting that the Chinese Communist(...)

 TikTok allows you to create a short 15-second video, usually set to a snippet of music, and then share it with the TikTok community. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Are you on TikTok? The short-form video app has been growing steadily in popularity in the past year or so, creating a whole new generation of app cel(...)

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