China's state-run press agency has welcomed its first female AI anchor who will join its growing team of virtual presenters.
The female AI newsreader will make her professional debut during the upcoming meetings of the country's national legislature and top political advisory body in March, according to Xinhua at a press conference on Tuesday.
Modelled after the agency's flesh-and-blood journalist Qu Meng, the AI newsreader was jointly developed by Xinhua and search engine company Sogou.com and can 'read texts as naturally as a professional anchor'.
A 7 second video has been shared on social media in China showing the shocking moment a car driver drags a dog behind the vehicle. The footage, from Changzhou, was widely condemned in the Asian country.
Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean “Diddy” Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario’s likeness so forcefully it lost its head. Investigators were continuing Monday to look for a suspect in the strange episode Saturday night. Madame Tussauds New York says artists will fix the damage as quickly as possible to get the figure back to the museum’s A-List Party Room.
A passenger luckily survived after being thrown out the window of a crashing car. The car that he was in crashed into six parked cars in Los Angeles. It's believed that the driver was going 100 MPH and was drunk.
This is the eye-watering moment a grandmother had to be rescued after falling off a balcony why she was cleaning - and being impaled on iron railings. Benja Khamkha, 66, was standing on the ledge on the second floor while reaching up to wipe the side of the building in Bangkok, Thailand, last Friday. But the housewife lost her footing and tumbled onto the red metal railings below. Miraculously, the spiked railings missed her vital organs - with two of them piercing the area below her armpits and the one in the middle going into her chest. Neighbours heard the pensioner's cries for help and called the emergency services who arrived at the home on the busy Sukhumvit Road where they spent an hour freeing Benja.
A lorry driver travelling along a rural road in central England was surprised by a small car coming the other way around the bend, that lost control and smashed into him head on.
Dashcam footage of the shocking crash that took place on February 14 on Kegworth Road near Gotham, Nottinghamshire, shows the smaller car rounding the bend at speed before losing control and swerving into the oncoming truck, being completely smashed in the collision.
The truck driver was unharmed by the crash, and the driver of the smaller car, didn't suffer any life-threatening injuries.
This lady collapsed suddenly due to heart attack while delivering her speech as incoming president of a social club. She was immediately sent to hospital but unfortunately was pronounced dead on arrival.
So sad. Pay attention at the 1:13 mark when she was rubbing her hands (due to lack of blood circulation). Doctor said that when you experienced coldness in extremities such as hands and shortness of breath, you have only 4 to 5 seconds before onset of heart attack. You have to quickly sit down and start taking very deep breaths to try saving yourself while getting medical help.
A science teacher in Australia conducted an experiment revealing the sugar content of a fizzy soda sold at his school canteen.
New South Wales-based teacher Jacob Strickling showed that 50 grams of sugar are in the 600ml Creaming Soda drink, which was measured by weighing sugar left behind after evaporating water.
The liquid from the red fizzy drink takes two hours to evaporate after being placed on the Bunsen burner, which leaves black, carbonized sugar.
Explains Strickling: "After about two hours and once all the water had evaporated, the sugar caramelised into toffee. With further heating, the sugar carbonised, turning black and puffing like a dragon.
"By using the before and after weights, [I] was able to determine that there was at least 50 grams of sugar in the 600 ml drink. To provide a further visual stimulus, 50 grams of sugar was then poured into the bottle."
This 42-year-old man is dubbed as the "human conductor of electricity" in northern India for his ability to withstand 11,000 volts passing through his body.
Naresh Kumar first discovered his strange skills while repairing an electric stove at home in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh state, a decade ago.
Kumar, who works in a mortuary and helps doctors with postmortem procedures in Muzaffarnagar town, said: “I can withstand 11,000 volts passing through my body and resist enough electricity to power 500 houses.''
“A wall between the US and Mexico won’t stop the drug trafficking,” investigative journalist Anabel Hernández told Euronews.
The Mexican reporter said that tonnes of drugs and a significant amount of money were transported by commercial airlines and private planes, which landed at airports in both cities in Mexico and the United States.
Hernandez has worked as an investigative journalist looking into government corruption in Mexico for the last 20 years. Her book "Narcoland" claims to show connections between the Sinaloa Cartel, headed by "El Chapo" Guzmán and high-ranking Mexican officials.
Hernández claimed during her investigations, the Sinaloa cartel operated with impunity at Mexico City airport under the protection of the Mexican government.
"If the corruption is at the airports, both in Mexico and at the airports of the receiving country, then there will be no wall that can reach the height at which an aeroplane flies," she said.
US President Donald Trump has said he wants to build between his country and Mexico to stop criminals from entering the United States.
America is divided over the construction, with the US federal government recently shut down for a month over the quarrel.
Now President Trump has declared a national emergency which has been met with threats from Democratic critics for another heated court debate.
'El Chapo is no longer dangerous'
Hernández had been looking into Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera’s case when he was found guilty by US prosecutors at a federal court in Brooklyn, New York.
"El Chapo is no longer dangerous, what is dangerous is the system that he's created," she said.
Guzmán’s smuggling exploits made him the world’s most notorious drug baron since Colombia’s Pablo Escobar, who was shot dead in 1993 by police.
The Sinaloa Cartel leader was found guilty on Tuesday of all 10 counts in a US trial, including charges of drug trafficking, money laundering, weapons charges and murder conspiracy, and now faces life in prison at his sentencing hearing, scheduled for June 25.
Prosecutors said he had pocketed nearly €12 billion ($14 billion) through these activities.
The 61-year-old was accused of operating a drug-smuggling empire over the course of two decades and used violence against the Sinaloa cartel’s enemies.
Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma have released dash cam and bodycam footage of the moment two young children were rescued from an alleged carjacker.
According to a post on the police department's Facebook page, officers got multiple calls regarding a stolen car about 7.30pm on January 11. One report came from the female owner of the car who said her children, aged four and five, were in the vehicle at the time it was stolen.
Officer Pablo Zuniga was able to locate the vehicle, confirming the two children were still located in the back seat. He tracked the stolen car from a distance until more officers could assist him in apprehending the suspect.
Footage of the incident shows Zuniga and another officer approaching the vehicle with guns drawn, telling the suspect to exit the stolen car.
The carjacker, later identified as Jarrod Gilliam, was pulled from the car before being handcuffed on the ground while more officers search the vehicle.
The children were not harmed and were returned to their mother.
Gilliam was booked on charged with two counts of kidnapping and larceny of a motor vehicle.
A video of U.S. Staff Sergeant Skylar Cooper returning home to his wife who had just given birth to twins, is going viral. Cooper had been expected to return home to Topeka, Kansas sometime in the spring.
San Francisco - "I caught his woman breaking into cars this morning, which she animately denied by telling every lie in the book. Cops were called but they never showed up. I guess this is her wake up call, let's hope she turns it around, but let's not hold our breath. Feel free to share as you see fit."
"Also, in all fairness, I have caught people sleeping in my car as she suggested, but this wasn't that, as I watched her break into a van moments before."
Cram these down you knowledge sponge. Your brain is probably fun of some dumb stuff so why not lean into that and keep cramming it full of these 24 facts of WTF why does anyone know any of these facts and why tf did they remember them enough to put them out on the internet.
This is the moment that Susana Carrera was kidnapped while waiting to collect her friend. She was eventually found decapitated inside a bin bag with a note saying that she was killed because her 'husband was messing around and wouldn't pay the ransom'.
Shocking footage appears to show the moment a bouncer allegedly jumps on a man's head while he's being arrested. The incident happened during a mass fight outside Revolution on Alderley Road in Wilmslow.