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Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Gianluigi Buffon will leave Juventus at the end of the season, the goalkeeper confirms

Sports
Gianluigi Buffon has announced his decision to leave Juventus at the end of the season.The 40-year-old's last game for the club will be against Verona on Sunday - his 640th in Serie A. "Gianluigi Buffon has been with us all the way on this long rollercoaster ride of a journey, with its lows and then the return to Paradise. We will be forever grateful for his loyalty," president Andrea Agnelli said in a press conference on Thursday morning. "What we now know is that Wojciech Szczesny will be defending our goal next season, as Gianluigi Buffon and so many champions have done before him." Buffon recently captained the side to a seventh consecutive Serie A title and was widely believed to be retiring, but he clearly feels he still has the legs to continue. "Only sure thing at the mom...
Google confirms its tech is used by Pentagon

Google confirms its tech is used by Pentagon

Technology
Google has confirmed that its technology is being used by the Pentagon to analyse footage captured by drones.A program called Project Maven is utilising the technology to automate the analysis of objects in the enormous amount of images that are captured by the Department of Defence's surveillance drones - also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).Gizmodo reported that some Google employees were "outraged that the company would offer resources to the military for surveillance technology involved in drone operations".There have been almost 30,000 coalition strikes against targets in Iraq and Syria since the US-led intervention in 2014, the intelligence behind many of which is developed by analysis of UAV surveillance footage.Video:How do drone strikes happen?Google confirmed that softwa...
Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

Pesticides put bees at risk, European watchdog confirms

Science
Most uses of insecticides known as neonicotinoids represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, the European Food Safety Authority has confirmed. The use of neonicotinoids has been restricted in the European Union since 2013, following earlier risk assessments. Nations will discuss a European Commission proposal to extend the ban next month.Neonicotinoids are the world's most widely used insecticide.The new assessment considered more than 1,500 studies on the impacts of three neonicotinoids - clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam."There is variability in the conclusions, due to factors such as the bee species, the intended use of the pesticide and the route of exposure," said Jose Tarazona, head of the European Food Safety Authority's pesticides unit. "Some low risks have been identi...
Ant McPartlin CONFIRMS split from wife Lisa after 11 years

Ant McPartlin CONFIRMS split from wife Lisa after 11 years

Entertainment
GETTYOVER: Ant and Lisa McPartlin have split The couple had been together over a decade.In a statement released to Daily Star Online, a rep for Ant said: "In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin."Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families.Ant and Dec in pictures  Celebrate this dynamic duo in pictures PA Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly aka Ant and Dec, who have both been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Broadcasting and Entertainment GETTYFLASH BACK: Ant and Lisa had been married 11 years"No further statement will be made."A source added: "This was a tough de...
Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger confirms Alex Iwobi to be fined for 'unacceptable' behaviour

Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger confirms Alex Iwobi to be fined for 'unacceptable' behaviour

Sports
Alex Iwobi Tuesday, January 9, 2018Alex Iwobi will be fined by Arsenal after partying until the early hours of Saturday morning ahead of Sunday's FA Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed. The 21-year-old forward was filmed dancing in central London at 2.37am on Saturday in a video uploaded to Snapchat, according to The Sun.He then played 90 minutes at the City Ground as the holders crashed out, going down 4-2 to Championship side Forest.Wenger said: "That is true. He will be fined. It is impossible to go out 48 hours before a game. It is unacceptable."Iwobi was reported to have attended a party that included people smoking cannabis and inhaling laughing gas.But Wenger said his player was not involved in either taking drugs or drinking alcohol."First of all ...