Sir Alex Ferguson out of intensive care unit

Manchester United confirmed on Wednesday that legendary former manager Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. Ferguson, 76, was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital for the procedure on Saturday after a fall at his home near Manchester. “Sir Alex no longer needs intensive …

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Pop star Chris Brown named in sex assault lawsuit

A Los Angeles woman has filed a lawsuit against Chris Brown and a fellow rapper, alleging she was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted at Brown’s home. Photo: AFP A Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Chris Brown and a fellow rapper, alleging she was repeatedly raped and …

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Artificial intelligence programmes make phenomenal progress with human-like self-navigation

A computer programme modelled on the human brain learnt to navigate a virtual maze and take shortcuts, outperforming a flesh-and-blood expert, its developers said. While artificial intelligence (AI) programmes have recently made great strides in imitating human brain processing — everything from recognising objects to playing complicated board games — …

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