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Facial recognition to prevent underage gambling

Tabcorp recently completed a trial facial analysis for age estimation to identify when an individual under 18 years old enters a betting facility. The Sydney...

China launches facial recognition 5G-powered glasses

Customs officers in Shenzhen, China, now have biometric facial recognition 5G-powered glasses to scrutinize people crossing the border. The Standard reports that the technology has...

Ghana confirms new banknotes due to inflation

The Bank of Ghana introduced a new 2-cedi coin, as well as new 100- and 200-cedi banknotes. According to the bank, the new coin and...

Saudi Arabia opens up more visas upon arrival

Passport holders with US, Schengen or UK tourist or commercial visas can now obtain tourist visas upon arrival into Saudi Arabia. According to the General...

Indian app helps visually impaired with banknotes

The Reserve Bank of India launched a unique mobile application to assist visually impaired persons to identify the denomination of banknotes. The app – Mobile...

Nigeria has 21% drop in visitors to USA

The United States of America’s travel measures taken against Nigeria in 2019, are starting to have a clear effect. Data from the US travel and...

Trump reduces visa length for Israelis

President Donald Trump’s administration has reduced the periods that Israelis may use visas for investment, work and study purposes in the United States. Ynet reports...

Hong Kong notes to feature tea gatherings, butterflies

Hong Kong will soon launch new HK$20 and HK$50 banknotes. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) says the banknotes will be launched on 14 January;...

Nearly 1 million Irish passports issued in 2019

Almost 1 million Irish passports were issued in 2019. The Guardian reports that the figure is a new record and represents a 7% increase on...

France to drop CFA franc in West Africa

A new common currency in West Africa – known as the ECO – will be launched in 2020. CNN reports that the ECO will replace...