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Can you murder a robot?

[ad_1] Image copyright Ryserson University Image caption The road can be a lonely place when you are a little robot Back in 2015, a hitchhiker was murdered on the streets of Philadelphia.It was no ordinary crime. The hitchhiker in question was a little robot called Hitchbot. The "death" raised an interesting question about human-robot relationship - not so much whether we can trust robots but whether the robots can trust
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West Kensington stabbing: Boy, 15, charged with murder

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Ayub Hassan was described as "very kind and handsome" by a family friend A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in west London.Ayub Hassan, 17, was found with stab wounds to the chest in Lanfrey Place, West Kensington, on Thursday and died in hospital.Scotland Yard said the boy was due to appear at Westminster
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Alesha MacPhail murder accused had ‘fantasy’ killing chat

[ad_1] Image caption Alesha was found dead in woodland on 2 July last year The teenager accused of murdering six-year-old Alesha MacPhail once told a friend he "might kill 1 day for the lifetime experience". A 16-year-old girl said he made the comment in a Facebook Messenger chat after she started a conversation about a crime documentary. The witness told police about the post, from 2017, after the 16-year-old boy
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Ko Ni: Gunman get death penalty in murder of Myanmar Muslim lawyer

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ko Ni was one of few prominent Muslims in a country dominated by Buddhists Two men have been sentenced to death in Myanmar for the murder of the Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, in the full public glare of Arrivals at Yangon International Airport in January 2017. Nick Beake reports from Yangon.It's hard to imagine a more chilling photograph. The assassin has crept up
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Jayme Closs: Suspect named in kidnapping and murder case

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, has been arrested over the kidnapping of Jayme Closs Police have named a suspect in the case of a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped in October after her parents were murdered.Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, is being held on two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of kidnapping, police said on Friday.Jayme Closs was located on Thursday evening and
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Hammersmith stabbing: 39 attempted murder arrests

[ad_1] Image copyright Mason El Hage Image caption Eyewitnesses reported seeing about 50 police officers at the scene in Hammersmith Thirty-nine people at a house party were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in west London.The man, thought to be in his mid-30s, was found with life-threatening wounds when police were called to Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, at 01:00 GMT.The Metropolitan Police said the victim
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DNA hope in Birmingham mum’s 1996 murder

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Surinder Kaur Varyapraj was divorced and lived alone Police investigating the 1996 murder of a mum of three say DNA has been found that could help catch her killer.Surinder Kaur Varyapraj, 36, was last seen outside her Birmingham home on 4 January, but her decomposed body was not found in a bedroom until 5 March.Detectives, who have not been able to match the
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Jamal Khashoggi: CIA ‘blames Saudi prince for murder’

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi Arabia says the crown prince knew nothing of plans for the killing The CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media reports.Sources close to the agency said it had assessed the evidence in detail. It is understood there is no "smoking gun" but US officials think such an operation would need