Crisis at google
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Crisis at googleGoogle has fired one of its top artificial intelligence researchers, Margaret Mitchell, escalating internal turmoil at the company following the departure of Timnit Gebru. Both women had campaigned for more diversity at Google and raised concerns about censorship within the company.Covax is a goG7 have pledged billions of dollars to COVAX, a United Nations coronavirus vaccination program for poorer countries. An initial $2bn will be donated in 2021, with an additional $2bn coming over the next two years.Helping TexasPresident Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in Texas, clearing the way for more federal funds. Biden already signed an emergency declaration for Texas on Feb. 14, which authorized the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide the state with critical equipment.Appeal rejectedKremlin critic Alexey Navalny will remain behind bars after a Russian court partially rejected his appeal over a two-and-a-half year jail sentence. Russia has refused to release Navalny despite a ruling from the European court of human rights which has said there is a credible threat to his life in jail.