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After survival and escape, missing teen now faces long road to recovery, experts say

After survival and escape, missing teen now faces long road to recovery, experts say

Health
To the joy of her family and supporters throughout the country, Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Oct. 15, was found alive Thursday night. Three months ago, she was declared missing after her parents were shot and killed in their home in Barron, Wisconsin. But Thursday night, she approached a dog walker on the street in the small town of Gordon, about 70 miles and an hour away from her home, asking for help. A suspect, James Thomas Patterson, in a nearby house was taken into custody shortly after police arrived on the scene. The next day, he was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and kidnapping, authorities said. The teenage girl is currently stable and being treated at a hospital before being reunited with the rest of her family. Closs ...
China's Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe's telecom market

China's Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe's telecom market

Technology
The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company's biggest foreign market, where some countries are also starting to shun its network systems over data security concerns. Some European governments and telecom companies are following the U.S.'s lead in questioning whether using Huawei for vital infrastructure for mobile networks could leave them exposed to snooping by the Chinese government. Bans in Europe could significantly increase the financial pressures on Huawei. They would also cost Europe tens of billions of dollars as the region looks to build up "5G" networks, which are meant to support a vast expansion in internet-connected things, from self-driving cars to factory robots and remote surgery. "Europe is still divided over Huawei...
Talking horses and perfect faces: The rise of virtual celebrities

Talking horses and perfect faces: The rise of virtual celebrities

Entertainment
A different kind of internet celebrity is emerging; virtual characters that talk on YouTube or pose on Instagram like living, breathing people. Is this the dawn of a new breed of star?Kizuna AI has 2.3 million YouTube followers. She post videos nearly every day, talking to camera about life, love and video games. But she is also a CGI construct; a fictional character made to look like a young woman, voiced by an actor, claiming to be an advanced artificial intelligence. Her channel is part of a growing trend in Japan for so called virtual YouTubers, or VTubers. Much like regular YouTubers, these personalities speak about everyday subjects - from relationships to TV shows - but under the guise of an animated avatar, created using inexpensive motion-sensing technology.This type of virtual pe...
Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

World
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged breaking of US sanctions on Iran, a Canadian court has heard.Details of the charges were revealed when a publication ban was lifted by a judge in Vancouver. Ms Meng, daughter of Huawei's founder, was arrested in the city on Saturday and faces extradition to the US.The court is deciding whether or not to allow bail.China has demanded Ms Meng's release, insisting she has not violated any laws.What happened in court?On Friday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia was told that Ms Meng had used a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom to evade sanctions on Iran between 2009 and 2014.The court was told that she had publicly mi...
Facebook faces backlash over £7.4m UK tax bill

Facebook faces backlash over £7.4m UK tax bill

Technology
The chancellor is under growing pressure to impose tougher taxes on multinational firms following the publication of Facebook's latest UK accounts. Documents released on Monday showed the company paid a net £7.4m in corporation tax last year after an £8.4m credit for staff share awards cut the total from £15.8m.Facebook had booked a 7.5% increase in pre-tax profits to £62.8m on revenues of almost £1.3bn - up almost a third on 2016.It pointed to damage to profitability from a £759m cost of sales and £444m in "administrative expenses" that were not explained.Facebook - like other US-based international companies - point out that taxes paid are within the legal frameworks of the nations in which they operate.There have been multilateral effor...