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Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions narrow gap on leaders to four points

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions narrow gap on leaders to four points

Sports
Manchester City reignited the Premier League title race as they ended Liverpool's 20-game unbeaten start to the season to reduce their lead at the top of the table to four points.Pep Guardiola's hosts knew nothing less than a win at Etihad Stadium would do on a Thursday night riddled with tension that produced a game that was frenetic if not a classic.Leroy Sane produced the decisive moment 18 minutes from time as he collected Raheem Sterling's pass to fire across Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, after it had seemed like Roberto Firmino's stooping header would maintain the visitors' unbeaten sequence. Sergio Aguero had earlier given City the lead with a rising, near-post drive just before the in...
Bees can count using only four brain cells

Bees can count using only four brain cells

Science
Dec. 21 (UPI) -- New research reveals how bees count using minimal brain power. To better understand bees' mathematic abilities, scientists designed a simple brain model on the computer, featuring just four nerve cells. Simulations showed the simple brain was capable of counting small quantities by closely studying one item at a time. Previous studies suggest bees count the same way. Meanwhile, humans look at the whole group of items and count them together. In lab experiments, bees can count upwards of five and can be trained to select the smaller or larger of two values. Bees can even choose the value of zero, when trained to select the lesser of two quantities. The latest research suggests bees don't need to understand complex math to achieve these feats of quantitative comparison. By...
Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah helps Reds go four points clear

Wolves 0-2 Liverpool: Mohamed Salah helps Reds go four points clear

Sports
Mohamed Salah inspired Liverpool to a victory at Wolves that took them four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.The Reds went ahead when Fabinho played a one-two with Sadio Mane and crossed for Salah, who flicked the ball into the net with the outside of his foot.The Egyptian set up Liverpool's second with a wonderful lofted pass over the home defence, allowing Virgil van Dijk to side-foot a six-yard volley past Rui Patricio. City, the defending champions, play their game in hand on Saturday when they host Crystal Palace, but this victory ensures Jurgen Klopp's side will be top on Christmas Day.Eight of the past nine teams to have led the league on 25 December hav...
X Factor winner Dalton Harris enters chart at number four

X Factor winner Dalton Harris enters chart at number four

Entertainment
Dalton Harris, the latest winner of The X Factor, has entered the UK singles chart at number four with his debut record, a cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power of Love.That's two places lower than 2017 winners Rak-Su managed this time last year with their first single, Dimelo.No X Factor winner's single has gone to number one since Ben Haenow's in 2014.Ariana Grande - fresh from receiving two Grammy nominations - remains the UK's number one with Thank U, Next.What next for X Factor and winner Dalton Harris?An average of 5.3 million people tuned in to the X Factor final on Sunday to see Jamaican-born Harris beat fellow finalists Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee.Harris's cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 1984 chart-top...
Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

World
Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers.Separatist militants who oppose Chinese investment projects in western Pakistan say they carried out the attack.In another incident on Friday, at least 20 people were killed in a bomb attack in north-west Pakistan.The blast occurred in a mostly Shia neighbourhood in Orakzai district. Police say a suicide bomber on a motorbike drove into a crowded marketplace.Pakistan's Shia minority has often been targeted by Sunni extremists. What happened in Karachi?Three gunmen tried to en...