In the slopes overlooking downtown Medellin, Colombia’s second-largest city, gun-toting gangs reign over vast stretches of neighbourhoods, overseeing the local drug trade, demanding extortion fees from businesses and enforcing rules about who comes and goes on their turf ... “We want to start down a different path ... Fredy Builes/Reuters] ... .
In a surprising turn of events, Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis has been accused of using artificial intelligence-generated images in a smear campaign against his rival, former PresidentDonald Trump. This incident highlights the growing trend of AI-generated deep fakes being utilized in political advertisements and movements ... ....
Turkish security forces seized $1 billion of counterfeit money in Istanbul, and arrested six people involved in the operation, including one Ghanaian and three Swedish nationals, the Governor's office said on Friday. Gendarmerie forces tracked...read full story. .
Colombian President Gustavo Pedro on Saturday said four children who survived a plane crash have been found alive in the country's Amazon rainforest after five weeks of an intense search operation ... The siblings, who appear gaunt in the photo, were alone when searchers found them and are now receiving medical attention, Petro told reporters ... ....
UNITED NATIONS — The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is “hugely worse” than before the Kakhovka dam collapsed, the U.N.'s top aid official warned Friday ... “This is a viral problem,” he said in an interview with The Associated Press. “But the truth is this is only the beginning of seeing the consequences of this act.” ... to help flood victims.
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The past 24 hours saw the majority of altcoins crash by a considerable margin and there are no signs of slowing down. However, there’s also a clear discrepancy between the price performance of certain altcoins to that of Bitcoin and Ethereum, both of which have remained relatively resilient. Bitcoin DominanceSoars... This is a major difference ... .
Russian PresidentVladimir Putin said that Ukrainian troops have started a long-expected counteroffensive and were suffering “significant” losses in their efforts to punch through Moscow’s defence lines in Ukraine... “But the Ukrainian troops haven’t achieved their stated tasks in a single area of fighting,” he said ... https.//t.co/ilySwoUjWw ... .
The White House has warned private entities, especially technology companies, about the risks of their products ending up in Iranian hands. Russia has been using drones in its war against Ukraine, attacking cities and destroying infrastructure, and — according to the White House — is working with Iran to produce them from inside Russia ...VOA ... VOA ... VOA ... .