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Richard Branson steps in to help woman on death row

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Singapore is set to execute a 45-year-old woman, Saridewi Djamani, for drug trafficking, marking the first execution of a woman in the country in almost two decades.

She was found guilty of trafficking 30g of heroin in 2018.

This comes just three days after another Singaporean, Mohd Aziz bin Hussain, was executed for trafficking 50g of heroin. Singapore’s strict anti-drug laws impose the death penalty for trafficking over 15g of heroin and 500g of cannabis.

Critics, including British billionaire Sir Richard Branson, have condemned Singapore’s use of the death penalty, arguing that it does not serve as an effective deterrent against crime.

Saridewi’s case has drawn attention from human rights advocates who claim that the death penalty has no unique deterrent effect and that it defies international safeguards.

Singapore’s authorities defend their tough stance on drugs, asserting that it helps maintain the country’s low crime rate and public safety.

However, anti-death penalty advocates dispute this claim, stating that the evidence does not support the idea that capital punishment curbs drug-related offenses.

As one of the few countries actively carrying out drug-related executions, Singapore’s decision to execute Saridewi sparks renewed debate over the use of the death penalty in drug cases.

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AI enters the Big Brother house, raising concerns around the truth of reality TV

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How will the integration of AI into reality TV impact audience engagement and what role will this have on the future of entertainment?

The latest season of Big Brother has left fans scratching their heads with the introduction of Big Brother AI, also knowns as BB AI, taking centre stage.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all the curious AI cases of the week. #featured

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UN initiative aims to set international standards for AI ethics

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The United Nations has launched a comprehensive initiative aimed at establishing international guidelines for the governance of artificial intelligence.

The UN seeks to address ethical concerns, regulatory frameworks, and human rights implications associated with AI advancements.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from the UniSC joins to discuss the latest. #featured

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No console, no problem according to Amazon’s next-gen streaming innovation

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Xbox cloud gaming expands access with Amazon Fire TV Stick compatibility.

Xbox confirmed that the new instalment of Call of Duty—Black Ops 6—will be releasing day one on Xbox Game Pass later this year.

In recent news, 2023’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will also land on Game Pass on July 24th. This marks the first Activision title to be released on Game Pass since Microsoft’s recent acquisition.

Gaming and tech correspondent Emily Leaney joins to discuss all the latest.

 

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