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Arts, Culture & Media

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on another brilliantly awkward role as the man who brought computers to the world

Alan Turing launched us on the road to computers when he was breaking codes for the Allies during World War II. He's considered the father of artificial intelligence and theoretical computer science. But his strange story was hidden for decades. Now, Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Turing in the new film, The Imitation Game.

Conflict & Justice

Bill Cosby is unlikely to face rape charges in court, but that wouldn't be the case in other countries

Allegations against Bill Cosby dating from decades ago have stirred a debate in the US over whether legal statutes of limitations should apply to sexual assault cases. Some countries, like Canada and the UK, don't have deadlines for prosecuting such cases, which has allowed prosecutors to open high-profile "historic cases" of assault with some success.

Global Scan

Will a new strain of cacao tree save us from the coming chocolate shortage?

Chocoholics beware: What would you do if you couldn't buy chocolate — or if the price suddenly went through the roof? We may soon find out, unless science can save the day. Meanwhile, there's no looming shortage of human waste, and Britain is using it to fuel a passenger bus. Also, the Mafia's secret initiation rite is now on video for all to see. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.