Sport

Bournemouth win on top-flight return as Lerma and Moore sink Aston Villa

Perhaps Scott Parker’s frank forewarning was a feat of kidology. Bournemouth’s manager did not sugarcoat his words in the buildup to their first Premier League game in two years, saying his squad was under-resourced and weaker than the one promoted from the Championship. The reality is Bournemouth totally outsmarted an Aston Villa team fresh from […]

Lifestyle

Testosterone promotes ‘cuddling,’ not just aggression, animal study finds

Testosterone can foster friendly, prosocial behavior in males, a new animal study finds. “For what we believe is the first time, we’ve demonstrated that testosterone can directly promote nonsexual, prosocial behavior, in addition to aggression, in the same individual,” says Aubrey Kelly, Emory assistant professor of psychology and first author of the study. “It’s surprising […]

Business

SoftBank shares rise 5% on news of trimming Alibaba stake

Shares in SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) rose 5% in morning trading in Tokyo on Friday after the Japanese conglomerate said it would book a $34.1 billion gain by trimming its stake in Alibaba Group Holding (9988.HK), . SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son is moving to shore up his group’s cash reserves and accelerating asset sales […]

Technology

India Seeks to Oust China Firms From Sub-$150 Phone Market

India seeks to restrict Chinese smartphone makers from selling devices cheaper than 12,000 rupees ($150) to kickstart its faltering domestic industry, dealing a blow to brands including Xiaomi Corp. The move is aimed at pushing Chinese giants out of the lower segment of the world’s second-biggest mobile market, according to people familiar with the matter. […]

News

Mystery as man and woman found dead in house after she didn’t turn up for work

A man and a woman have been found dead inside a house when the alarm was raised after she didn’t turn up for work. Officers attended the address in North Shields, Tyneside, after concerns were raised when she was absent from her job. A man in his 60s and a woman her 50s were found […]

Sport

Schär and Wilson strike to give Newcastle winning start against Forest

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for NUFC and we’re feeling good,” read a giant banner unfurled in the Gallowgate End before kick off. Nottingham Forest’s initial obduracy would test the optimism of the legions of Newcastle fans buying into that message but, well before 5pm, Fabian Schär’s superlative […]

Lifestyle

AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities that cause epileptic seizures has been developed by a UCL-led team of international researchers. The Multicentre Epilepsy Lesion Detection project (MELD) used over 1,000 patient MRI scans from 22 global epilepsy centers to develop the algorithm, which provides reports of where abnormalities are in […]

Business

EU, South Korea say U.S. plan for EV tax breaks may breach WTO rules

The European Union and South Korea have raised concerns about proposed U.S. tax credits for purchases of electric vehicles, saying they may discriminate against foreign-made vehicles and breach World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. Under the $430 billion climate and energy bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Sunday, Congress would lift the cap on the […]

Technology

SoftBank to Buy Back Up to 400 Billion Yen of Shares

SoftBank Group Corp. said it will buy back up to 400 billion yen of its own shares, seeking to give its stock support after it reported a record 3.16 trillion yen ($23.4 billion) net loss. The Japanese conglomerate has increasingly turned to repurchasing its own shares after suffering declines in the value of its investments. […]

News

Body found in search for teenage boy, 14, who went missing while swimming in lake

Police have found a body in the search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in a lake on Monday. The teenager is the first person to have drowned in the current heatwave with temperatures set to soar to a blistering 36C this week and a heat health alert for every region of […]