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Image caption Crawford Falconer, right, will begin his new job this week The man in charge of negotiating the UK’s trade deals once Brexit is finalised, starts his job this week. Crawford Falconer will take up the post of chief trade negotiation adviser at the Department for International Trade. Leaving…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Experts have warned that “lethal autonomous” technology could be hacked More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including…

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Image copyright AoC and Which? Image caption Catherine Sezen of the Association of Colleges and Kelly Fenn of Which? University answer your questions If you woke up on Thursday to A-level results that are not what you want or were expecting, we have experts on hand to answer your questions….

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“With everything that’s happened, I just think it shows how strong we are.” Students from Kensington Aldridge Academy, at the foot of Grenfell Tower, were among those receiving their AS-level results on Thursday. Four pupils died in the fire in the London…

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Image copyright Getty Images A forthcoming ban on cold-callers who try to scam people out of their pension savings will include emails and texts, the government has announced. Nearly 3,000 savers have been conned out of an average of £15,000 each since 2014, after fraudsters persuaded them to cash in…

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Image copyright Getty Images Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists. A “hard” Brexit is “economically much superior to soft” argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free…

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Image caption The survey by Queen’s University, Belfast, is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland Almost 170 students at Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB) said they had been sexually assaulted, according to a survey conducted at the university. A further 246 students said that they had been the victim…

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Image copyright Leeds Beckett University Image caption Students can chat to the AI about the options available to them Leeds Beckett University has launched a chatbot to help prospective students find the right course. It follows the publication of A-level results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Using Facebook Messenger’s…

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Continental, a German auto manufacturer, has announced plans to test a “robo-taxi” in Frankfurt. The CuBe (Continental Urban mobility Experience) will be a blueprint for the future development of autonomous shared transport in urban areas. The CuBe will be fitted with driver assistance programs and sensors already embedded into Level…

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