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Software defeats gamers with artificial intelligence

Researchers unveiled a software system on Wednesday which had taught itself to play 49 different video games and proceeded to defeat human professionals — a major step in the fast-developing Artificia

SIM-maker Gemalto says it may have been spy hacked

Gemalto, the world’s largest maker of mobile SIM cards, said a preliminary company probe of sophisticated attacks against it in 2010 and 2011 showed British and US Intelligence services “probably” hac

Suarez nets brace as Barca triumph

 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi goes for a header during the first leg of their Champions League pre-quarterfinal match—AP

Luis Suarez scored a double on his return to England for the first time since a big money move last summer as Barcelona secured a 2-1 win over Manchester City in their Champions League last 16 first l

Kristen becomes 1st US actress to win French Cesar

Kristen Stewart on Friday became the first American actress to win a Cesar, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, while Timbuktu won seven awards, including best film for its portrayal of northern Mali u

France: Government braces for confidence vote

France’s Socialist government braced Thursday for a parliamentary vote of confidence over its economic reforms that could in theory bring it down.

Cristiano Ronaldo guides Real Madrid to record win

Schalke goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther (left) tries to block Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. — AP

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a rare three-game goalscoring drought with the first goal in Real Madrid’s record equalling 10th straight Champions League win on Wednesday beating Schalke 04 2-0 in Germany.

Cavani saves PSG from Blues

 Paris Saint-Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi controls the ball during their Champions League last 16 match against Chelsea—AFP

A first-half away goal by Branislav Ivanovic and some fine goalkeeping by Thibaut Courtois put Chelsea in command of their Champions League last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain as Tuesday’s first leg

Chelsea fans spark racism row

French and British police on Wednesday launched a hunt for self-proclaimed ‘racist’ Chelsea football fans who pushed a black man off a Paris metro train.

Physics of food shows secrets of popcorn

To most people, popcorn may be just a fun food to munch while watching a movie. — AFP

In an unu-sual study, two engineers carried out experiments into what makes popcorn, well, pop

Star of Gigi & Three Coins... dies at 93

A file photo shows French actor Louis Jourdan posing with a cigarette in Hollywood.	— AFP

Veteran French actor Louis Jourdan, who starred in Gigi and Octopussy, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 93, his official biographer said on Sunday.

“It’s always time to say goodbye Said the spider to the fly As he wove his tangled web With a crocodile tear in his eye. It’s easier jumping over the moon Sang the cow to a feline tune

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