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‘Crime-fighting’ robot taken off the street in San Francisco after its ‘clash’ with locals

SAN FRANCISCO: A security robot tasked with ‘keeping away’ homeless people from outside smart office buildings has been knocked over after torrent of complaints from the locals. The automated guard was hired by an animal charity in San Francisco to deal with growing amounts of crime related to people sleeping on the sidewalks. The K5's presence also angered the local community, who took to social media to complain. Reports claimed that a group doused its sensors with barbecue sauce, knocked it over and veiled it…

US appeals court rules against Trump on travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US court on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump's ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat. The San Francisco federal appeals court's ruling on Trump's executive order -- issued on January 27 with no prior warning and suspended by a lower court a week later -- capped a turbulent first three weeks of his presidency. A defiant Trump quickly pledged to battle on, tweeting within…