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Michael O’Neill finds positives in Northern Ireland’s defeat against Costa Rica

Michael O’Neill insisted there would be no damaging effect to Northern Ireland after they finished their Central American tour with a 3-0 loss to Costa Rica in San Jose. The World Cup-bound Los Ticos joined Germany and Croatia as the only teams to have defeated the Northern Irish by more than one goal since November 2014. Johan Venegas and Francisco Calvo...

Warriors and record-breaking Curry destroy Cavaliers in Game 2 (NBA finals)

Stephen Curry stepped up his game after the Cavaliers gave the Warriors a fright in Game 1. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors were back to their usual selves in Game 2 of the NBA finals, dominating the Cleveland Cavaliers on both sides of the court to win 122-103 and take a 2-0 series lead. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 33 points, scoring an NBA finals-record nine three-pointers. Cleveland’s JR Smith went into Sunday night with a lot...

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred set for Old Trafford medical

Fred scored 10 goals in 53 appearance for Shakhtar after signing for the Ukrainian side in 2013

Manchester United: Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is expected to finalise his move to Manchester United early this week. The Brazilian came on as a second-half substitute in his side's 2-0 win against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday. It is now anticipated 25-year-old Fred will have a medical at United before completing his switch to Old Trafford for a reported £52m. Brazil coach...

The best gadgets are the ones you know how to use

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Sometimes you can’t help what movies stick with you. You end up quoting them to people who are baffled that you think they might possibly share your cultural references. I’m ashamed to say one of those movies, for me, is 1996’s The Ghost and the Darkness. It’s a film so deeply naive in its attempts to address colonialism, Orientalism,...

Wow Impossible : EM drive doesn’t seem to work after all

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Space travel powered by an “impossible” engine that breaks the laws of physics sounds too good to be true, and it probably is. The so-called EM drive – a rocket engine powered by electromagnetic waves – has been touted as a way to eliminate fuel required for deep space exploration. The idea is championed by inventor Roger Shawyer, whose EM...

Self-Driving Cars Find Clearer Paths in Europe

Baidu’s autonomous car. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Cars that drive themselves are finding the clearest paths to showrooms in the U.K., Germany, South Korea and Singapore, where governments have enacted legislation allowing autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads. And China’s not far behind. Those nations are outpacing the U.S., where the absence of national legislation to clarify a “checkerboard of state rules” hampers the deployment...

New Technology Promises to Speed Critical Treatment for Strokes

Dr. Thomas G. Devlin shows a demo screen of the Viz.ai app. The technology uses algorithms and brain-scan databases to quickly provide diagnostic information to doctors. Photo: Melissa Golden for The Wall Street Journal

Several young companies are introducing methods to quickly and precisely address severe blockages in major arteries caused by blood clots. Thousands of stroke victims are disabled every year because the right treatment comes too slowly. Some emerging technologies may change that. The technologies use computer algorithms to cross-reference a stroke patient’s brain scan with a vast database of scans from other...

Bomb Blast Probe Occurred at Rusunawa Sidoarjo, Indonesia

Another bomb explosion reported in Sidoarjo, East Java

The explosion occurred in unit Rusunawa, Sidoarjo, East Java. Allegedly the unit was inhabited by suspected terrorists. "There is another explosion in Sidoarjo, where Rusunawa is suspected that his unit is inhabited by suspected terrorists," said the head of the Public Information Bureau (Penmas) Police Public Relations Division Brigadier General Iqbal on Sunday (13/05/2018). Police according to Iqbal are still checking...

A total of 11 people died in a church bomb attack in Surabaya

A total of 11 people died in a church bomb attack in Surabaya

Suicide bombers have attacked three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya, killing at least 11 people. Around 40 others were injured in the attacks, which occurred within minutes of each other. No group has so far said it carried them out. TV pictures showed debris scattered around the entrance of one church. Indonesia, the most populous Muslim-majority country, has seen a resurgence...

Latest travel advice following deadly church bombings

Indonesia travel advice: Multiple casualties have been confirmed across the three churches

Indonesia church bombings: Latest travel advice and updates following deadly attack Indonesia has been hit by suicide bombings across three churches in the region. Bombers hit Surabaya, the country’s second largest city in the deadliest violence in Indonesia for 13 years. The attacks come just one day after safety fears over the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi as tourists were swept up...