This subservience becomes especially concerning when machines give lacklustre responses to verbal sexual harassment Unesco report Assigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and
The Brexit party, Change UK and Liberal Democrats on Tuesday held their final rallies before the European election, appealing to voters to back them to send a clear message on either leave or remain. Brexit
Youth Music calls for a focus on ‘Stormzy rather than Mozart’ to engage hard-to-reach pupils A national charity has called for school music lessons to be overhauled to include grime, electronic music hip-hop
Early warning system urgently needed to prevent thousands of deaths, say nurses and parents Thousands of children have died or been left disabled because NHS bosses have dithered for at least a decade
Australian preparations for the French Open have hit a speed bump with Ashleigh Barty injured, John Millman eliminated from a warm-up tournament and only three Australians left in qualifying. Barty pulled
Bong Joon-ho’s bizarre black comedy about a rich Korean family and a poor one in a modern-day Downton Abbey situation gets its tendrils in you Bong Joon-ho has returned to Cannes with a luxuriously watchable
The family of an African American man shot dead by Minneapolis police are demanding a $US20m ($A29m) payout equal to what the family of the Australian Justine Ruszczyk-Damond received. Jamar Clark’s father
Occasionally something comes along that is more ageing than chain-smoking, hangovers, a regular sunbed habit and trying to understand what it means when YouTubers are “at war”. Hot Property (BBC One) so
Fabian Delph is to report early for the England squad following the completion of Manchester City’s record-breaking season in an attempt to prove form and fitness before next month’s Nations League finals.
Eden Hazard is a fantastic player ... but I’m coming here to be my own man Early afternoon at Stamford Bridge and the man who could yet prove to be the only new face in Chelsea ranks next season was still
The Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, has warned of the threat posed by Danny Cipriani in Saturday’s Premiership semi-final, urging his side to cut the Gloucester fly-half off at the source. Saracens
Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English, has won the Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies. Alharthi, the £50,000 award’s first winner to in
The plastic container left overnight on 27 July 2018 in front of a Marriott Bayview hotel in Newport Beach, California bore two handwritten notes. “This belongs to the Santa Ana Zoo it was taken last please
Unlike millions of other US farmers, garlic growers are profiting from the trade war with China and have cheered Donald Trump’s latest economic attack accordingly. Sales of California-grown garlic are
A plan to bring back the Eurasian lynx – Lynx lynx – to Britain has moved a step nearer with research that pinpoints the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland as the place this large carnivore has the best chance
What is it? A pledge to seek another way to solve the Northern Irish backstop conundrum by finding different border plans, most likely involving technology, before the backstop deadline of December 2020.
Quentin Tarantino’s exploitation black-comedy thriller Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood finds a pulp-fictionally redemptive take on the Manson nightmare in late-60s California: a B-movie loser’s state grace.
A confident Eoin Morgan declared England to be “in the best possible place” and simply desperate for the World Cup to start after their 15-man squad and a new retro-looking kit were officially unveiled
US abortion-rights campaigners, including several Democrats running for president in 2020, rallied in front of the supreme court and across the country on Tuesday to protest against extreme new restrictions
It came billed as the prime minister’s “big and bold” offer. What we got was more of a hostage video. Theresa May’s previous major Brexit speeches had taken place in Lancaster House and a Florentine palazzo.
A string of Conservative MPs have said they can no longer back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, in a sign that many could be willing to vote it down in order to hasten her departure as prime minister. At least
Alabama Public Television has refused to air a recent episode of a children’s program that featured a same-sex wedding. An episode of the popular animated series Arthur, titled Mr Ratburn and the Special
In a last-ditch attempt to get her deal through parliament, Theresa May has presented a supposedly fresh 10-point plan to break the deadlock. On closer examination, the changes are at best slight, and
Just as political enthusiasts found themselves casually deploying the lexicon of international trade after the Brexit vote, so football supporters are having to brush up on their international relations.
Boris Johnson is launching a bid to court One Nation Conservative MPs in the group of centrist liberals run by Amber Rudd, as he tries to pitch himself as a candidate who can appeal beyond rightwing Brexit
Stock market gadflies were predicting a wealth boom to strike San Francisco this year, with several big-name tech companies set to enter the public market. But according to Deutsche Bank, the city is there.
One of the former skating partners of two-time US pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of Facebook posts of sexually assaulting her over a two-year period. Coughlin, who killed himself