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AI traffic lights to end rush hour jams in Milton Keynes

AI traffic lights to end rush hour jams in Milton Keynes

According to the system's developers, if cameras detect queuing traffic containing a large number of buses, bicycles or ambulances - it gives a longer green light phase than normal. Currently, traffic lights across the United Kingdom run in sequences and do not react to vehicles passing through them. Chief technology officer at Vivacity Labs, Yang Lu, told The Telegraph: "There is very limited intelligence to the current management of urban roads".



Mexican leading investigative journalist in combating drug traffickers is shot dead

The government official in the northern state of Sinaloa said Valdez was killed Monday in the state capital, Culiacan, near the offices of his newspaper, Riodoce . The government recently replaced the special prosecutor tasked with investigating crimes committed against journalists. Its so-called "drugs war" has the armed forces on one side, powerful gangs on the other and corrupt officials in between - and those not wanting to be reported on are getting away with murder.


Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

Korea's Moon warns high chance of clashes with North

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says North Korea is intimidating the global community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks. Microsoft said the attack was a "wake-up call" and identified "nation-state action and organised criminal action" as "the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today".



Concerns over ransomware as working week resumes

The ransomware attack that struck on Friday has now affected more 150 countries around the world. "Although ransomware on a public sector system isn't even newsworthy, systems being hit simultaneously across the country is (contrary to popular belief, most NHS employees don't open phishing emails which suggested that something to be this widespread it would have to be propagated using another method)", MalwareTech wrote .



Jeff Sessions Demands Prosecutors Seek Most Severe Sentences For All Crimes

The change by Sessions doesn't come as a surprise as he came to office promising to be tough on crime. Both states saw a double digit percentage increase in the overdose death rate between 2014 and 2015. Prosecutors who wish to not pursue the most serious charges possible would have to get approval from a US attorney or assistant attorney general. The memo represents a shift from the Obama Justice Department's charging policy, which gave leniency to low-level drug offenders.


Controversial Shahi Imam Barkati sacked

Controversial Shahi Imam Barkati sacked

The termination comes into effect from Wednesday. It is not the job of an Imam and not acceptable, " Shahezada Anwar Ali Shah, Mutawalli of the mosque, told The Echo of India. "In Bengal, no one has removed the red beacon from their vehicle". Barkati off late stirred up a number of controversies, including issuing a fatwa to all Muslims who supported the BJP.