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James Franco accused of 'abuse of power'

James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour by five women, including students from his acting school, US media report. Four of the actor-director’s former students and an actress who said Franco was her mentor told the LA Times they were victims of “an abuse of power”. It comes after claims against Franco on social media following his best actor win at Sunday’s Golden Globe awards. The star said the earlier allegations made on Twitter were “not accurate”. On Sunday, Franco attended the Globes ceremony wearing a…

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe 'let wife Grace usurp power'

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, on charges he “allowed his wife to usurp constitutional power.” The motion is now due to be moved in parliament on Tuesday. Party member Paul Mangawana said the process could take as little as two days to complete, and President Mugabe could be removed by Wednesday. The announcement came after a Monday deadline for his resignation passed. Grace Mugabe was seen as a potential successor to the ageing president before the military intervention last week. Zimbabwe’s…

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Artificial intelligence sector 'needs more brain power'

People may worry that robots are coming for their jobs – but the companies making the bots are struggling to find qualified employees, research suggests. According to analysis from jobs site Indeed, there are at least twice as many jobs in artificial intelligence as there are suitable applicants. It says the number of roles in AI has risen by 485% in the UK since 2014. Academics say the “massive” skills gap in education systems is partly to blame for the shortage. Indeed said that the artificial-intelligence sector would benefit from…

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