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Former Hollywood producer Weinstein convicted of sexual assault, rape, held in custody

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 18:02
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape by a New York jury on Monday and handcuffed in court, a milestone verdict for the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men.

Merkel's crisis-hit CDU sets April 25 congress to pick new leader

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:59
Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday they would hold a congress on April 25 to pick a new leader who they want to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel, scrambling to resolve a crisis shaking the party's hold on power.

Malaysia's Mahathir quits at 94 but agrees to stay as interim PM

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:57
Mahathir Mohamad unexpectedly quit as Malaysia's prime minister on Monday, leaving the country in political turmoil, but agreed to a request by the Southeast Asian nation's king to stay on as interim premier until a successor is named.

Islamic Jihad says it has ended rocket fire after two days of Gaza-Israel hostilities

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:55
The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Monday it had ended its "military response" to Israel after two days of firing rockets from Gaza at its neighbour, which responded in turn with air strikes.

Trump administration weighs emergency funds to combat coronavirus

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:53
The Trump administration is considering asking lawmakers for emergency funding to ramp up its response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, a White House spokesman and an administration source said on Monday, though they did not say how much money was needed.

Murder 24/7: Life inside the Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall Drive flats where Courtney Valentine-Brown murdered

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:52
One resident said: "You have got to be wary because you don't want to get stabbed"
Categories: Local News

EU-UK trade talks could start next week - diplomat

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:46
The 27 European Union countries expect to adopt on Tuesday their negotiating mandate for talks about their relationship with Britain after Brexit, paving the way for the launch of talks as early as next week, a senior EU diplomat said on Monday.

Murder 24/7: Detective reveals how police catch dangerous murderers on Essex's streets

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:41
The public can play a vital role in catching suspects
Categories: Local News

Coronavirus kills 12 in Iran, 61 infected- health ministry

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:37
Twelve people have died and 61 have been infected with the coronavirus in Iran, Tehran's health ministry said on Monday.

With mask and hashtags, Ukraine minister fights coronavirus rumours from quarantine

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:32
When Ukraine Health Minister Zoriana Skaletska felt her messages about the coronavirus epidemic were not cutting through, she decided to join nearly 100 people in a quarantine facility to stop panic from spreading among the general public.

$474 billion erased from European stocks as virus fears reach fever pitch

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:27
A rush of coronavirus cases outside China wiped nearly $474 billion (365.6 billion pounds) off the value of European stock markets on Monday, as investors reassessed the likely impact of the outbreak turning into a pandemic.

Car drives into German carnival parade, around 30 injured - police

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:26
A driver ploughed his car into a carnival parade in the western German town of Volkmarsen on Monday injuring 30 people, including children, some of them seriously, police said on Monday.

Carnival incident was attack but no clues it was politically motivated crime - police to media

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:25
Germany's Bild newspaper cited a police spokesman as saying he assumed an incident in which a car drove into a carnival parade on Monday was an attack but there were no indications that it was a politically motivated crime.

Intel Debuts 5G Server and Base Station Chips, Plus a PC Network Card

Slashdot - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:21
Intel's sale of its consumer 5G modem unit signaled its exit from the smartphone business last year, but the company remains heavily committed to participating in the growing 5G marketplace -- primarily on the carrier and enterprise sides. Today, the company announced three chips built for various types of 5G computers, plus a 5G-optimized network adapter for PCs. From a report: Up first is an updated second-generation Xeon Scalable processor, now at a top speed of 3.9GHz and bolstered by additional AI capabilities to aid with inference applications. The new chip promises up to 36% more performance than the first-generation version, with up to 42% more performance per dollar, though early second-generation chips were introduced in April 2019. Intel says the Xeon Scalable is the "only CPU with AI built in" -- a pitch that's not exactly accurate, given the range of existing laptop and mobile CPUs with AI features, but one Intel further explains means "the only CPU on the market that features integrated deep learning acceleration." Xeon Scalable's Deep Learning Boost feature set promises up to 6 times more AI performance than AMD's Rome processors, though Intel won't quantify the number of TOPS available for AI processing, calling the metric "theoretical." Regardless, Intel says Xeon Scalable will support the cloud AI needs of Alibaba, AWS, Baidu, Microsoft, and Tencent, as well as other major companies. Network-optimized "N-SKUs" of the new Xeon Scalable will also be available, offering up to 58% more performance for network function virtualization workloads compared with the first chip. Customers such as China Mobile, SK Telecom, Sprint, and T-Mobile Poland are all using Xeon Scalable in their 5G networks. The boosted Xeon Scalable chips are officially available starting today. Intel is also introducing the Atom P5900, billed as the first Intel architecture SoC for base stations and designed from the ground up for radio access network (RAN) needs. Itâ(TM)s a 10-nanometer chip with hardware-based network acceleration features, including integrated packet processing, ultra low latency, and a switch for inline cryptographic acceleration.

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Categories: Technology

Teenage boy charged after incident 'involving weapons' in Clacton-on-Sea

This Is Total Essex - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:17
He is due to stand trial at Southend Youth Court
Categories: Local News

A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:16
The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck into the glare of a sunny courtyard and a phalanx of cameras. Some clutched another's hand, as if for comfort. They lined up on wooden benches in the dirt, almost all of them trying to hide their faces, and not succeeding.

France blocks passengers on board bus from Italy after one falls ill

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:13
France on Monday blocked the passengers of a coach that had travelled from the Italian city of Milan to Lyon over concerns one Italian on board might be suffering from the coronavirus, local health authorities said.

Sixth person dies in coronavirus outbreak in Italy - state broadcaster RAI

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:13
A sixth person has died in the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, state broadcaster RAI reported on Monday.

Austria says it will stop suspected coronavirus cases at its borders

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:13
Austria said on Monday it would stop suspected coronavirus cases from crossing its border, a day after it held up a train from Italy for four hours to wait for test results on two passengers.

'Too early' to speak of pandemic, WHO says virus can be contained

Reuters - Mon, 24/02/2020 - 17:13
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the novel coronavirus outbreak was not out of control globally nor causing large-scale deaths and it was "too early" to speak of a pandemic.

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