Sports 

NFL roundup: Bears beat Rams, shake up playoff picture

In a marquee matchup of flashy offense against tough defense, it was all defense. Dec 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) is tackled just short of the goal line by by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Aqib Talib (21) at Soldier Field. Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Bears held the Los Angeles Rams to 214 total yards and kept them out of the end zone Sunday night, logging a 15-6 win at Soldier Field that might play a major role in shaping the NFC…

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Technology 

Selfie deaths: 259 people reported dead seeking the perfect picture

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This selfie-taker risked her life on someone’s shoulders at the top of a 180 metre high disused chimney in Romania The quest for extreme selfies killed 259 people between 2011 and 2017, a 2018 global study has revealed. Researchers at the US National Library of Medicine recommend that ‘no selfie zones’ should be introduced at dangerous spots to reduce deaths. These would include the tops of mountains, tall buildings and lakes, where many of the deaths occurred. Drowning, transport accidents and falling were found…

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Football club attendances: Are fans getting the full picture?

Arsenal’s empty seats and near-capacity official figures have been frequently remarked upon For some West Ham fans, it’s not been much fun at London Stadium recently – but at least when the attendances were announced last season many were able to manage a wry smile. It’s a moment replicated in football stadiums across the country as fans hear the attendance, look at the number of empty seats and ask: ‘Really?’ Last season, Arsenal were under scrutiny as supporters appeared to stay away from Emirates Stadium during manager Arsene Wenger’s final…

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Prince George turns five: Official birthday picture released

Image copyright Matt Porteous/PA Wire A new official picture of Prince George has been released as he turns five. The eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was photographed in the garden of Clarence House. The picture, showing the prince grinning at something – or someone – off camera, was taken after the christening of Prince Louis. The photographer, Matt Porteous, had also taken private pictures for William and Kate at the christening of two-month-old Louis earlier this month. In pictures: George’s first five years Royal Family tree…

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‘Don’t swim with wild dolphins’ warning after Cardigan Bay picture

Image copyright Jonathan Evans Image caption Boat skipper Jonathan Evans caught the incident on camera People have been warned to keep their distance from wild dolphins after a woman was photographed swimming with a cow and its calf. Boat skipper Jonathan Evans witnessed the incident at Ynys Lochtyn off the coast of Cardigan Bay in Ceredigion last month. He described the woman’s behaviour as “selfish” and “unsympathetic”. Ceredigion council said people should enjoy coastal activities but not disturb special wildlife and habitats. Mr Evans, from Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips, took…

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US migrant children: The bigger picture explained

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUS child migrants: Five things to know President Donald Trump has signed an executive order seeking to end the separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border. But how did we get to this point and what is the bigger picture? The policy – which the administration initially defended as necessary to deter illegal immigration – sparked outrage in the US and internationally. At the heart of it was the Trump administration’s decision to prosecute all adults who try…

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BP Portrait Award: Mum drinking tea picture wins top prize

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The winning portrait, left, and the third prize winner, right A slightly surreal portrait of an artist’s elderly mother drinking a cup of tea has won the BP Portrait Award. Miriam Escofet said she wanted An Angel at My Table to show “the universal mother”. Judges praised its “constraint and intimacy”. Her mother Alma Escofet is shown taking tea, but a closer look reveals some objects on the table seem to be moving. The artist said winning was “completely amazing and slightly surreal”, adding: “I’m…

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Lifestyle 

Reuters photographers pick their best royal wedding picture

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Patience, meticulous preparation and a big dose of luck were among the elements that Reuters photographers were counting on when they took up their positions to cover the UK royal wedding. BritainÕs Prince Harry and his wife Meghan wave as they ride a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding ceremony at St GeorgeÕs Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018. Damir Sagolj: “It’s all about a couple of beautiful, happy people on their big day, and the picture of them smiling and waving to…

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Technology 

Sleepy pupils in the picture at high-tech Chinese school

BEIJING (Reuters) – High school students in one Chinese school may want to think twice before dozing off in class. Artificially intelligent cameras with facial recognition tools will be watching. Visitors are seen at a booth of security camera supplier Hikvision Digital Technology during an expo at the National Convention Center in Beijing, China March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer A The Hangzhou No. 11 Middle School has installed a “smart classroom behavior management system”, which captures students’ expressions and movements, analyzing them with big data to make sure they’re paying attention,…

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