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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia not expected to attend Queen’s funeral

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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman not expected to attend the Queen’s funeral

After days of speculation, it is now believed the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman will not attend the Queen’s funeral service.

The decision follows growing backlash and comes as world leaders and dignitaries from around the globe descend on the UK for the historic event. A source told Reuters the call was made by the Saudis.

Human rights organisations were appalled Mohammed Bin Salman, known as MBS, may be in attendance given the allegations which hang over his head.

MBS is accused of ordering the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, allegations he firmly denies.

The royal hasn’t returned to Britain since the death of Khashoggi and tensions remain high.

Sources close to the Saudi Embassy say the Crown Prince will still visit London this weekend.

The UK’s Foreign Office says Prince Turki al-Faisal, another senior Saudi royal, is expected to go instead.

Human rights groups say the invitation to Mohammed Bin Salman is appalling. They argue it represents a “whitewashing” of a questionable human rights record.

Meanwhile, invites sent to Chinese dignitaries have also sparked controversy.  This is largely due to Beijing’s treatment of Muslim Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province.

China has confirmed it will send Vice-President, Wang Qishan, to pay respects on behalf of the nation.

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Google’s AI-powered search engine goes wild

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Google’s AI-powered search engine has been suggesting unconventional combinations, leaving users bewildered and even concerned at the results.

Users have taken to social media platforms to express their astonishment and amusement at the unusual search results.

Dr Karen Sutherland from UniSC joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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Tim Cook eyes a worthy successor to the Apple empire

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As Apple CEO Tim Cook’s tenure at the company enters its later years, speculation swirls regarding who will succeed the tech giant’s iconic leader.

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Canva makes a break for Broadway, AI has been likened to a ‘demigod’, astronomers develop new tech to counter asteroids and has Apple found its next successor? #featured

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Netflix CEO is confident AI will not replace writers

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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos reassured writers that artificial intelligence won’t replace them or jeopardize their jobs.

While acknowledging AI’s role in content recommendation and production efficiency, Sarandos emphasised the importance of human creativity in crafting compelling narratives.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss.

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