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Man City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bizarre penalty helps set up record Champions League win

Man City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bizarre penalty helps set up record Champions League win

Sports
Manchester City recorded their biggest win in the Champions League as they thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk - but an injury-time goal in the other Group F match meant they must wait to secure qualification for the last 16.Pep Guardiola's side are top of the group and were heading into the next phase, until 10-man Hoffenheim came from 2-0 down and scored a 92nd-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Lyon.But City will qualify as group winners with one game to spare if they beat Lyon in France on Tuesday, 27 November. "Unfortunately we haven't qualified, but we are so close and will try to maintain this level," said Guardiola."The fact it's not done will make sure we will focus on the competition. It was a...
Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again

Health
Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland.An electrical device inserted around the men's spines boosted signals from their brains to their legs. And it also helped damaged nerves in the spinal cord to regrow.The researchers hope that this unexpected bonus will enable some paralysed people ultimately to regain independent movement.BBC News has had exclusive access to the patients in the clinical trial, the results of which are published in the journal Nature.The first patient to be treated was 30-year-old Swiss man David M'zee, who suffered a severe spinal injury seven years ago in a sporting accident. 'Try the impossible'Dav...
Bible helps scientists develop more sophisticated translation algorithm

Bible helps scientists develop more sophisticated translation algorithm

Science
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Computers are getting better at translation, but they're not yet as capable as humans, who can capture nuance in the language and translate text for different affect, depending on the audience. To develop more sophisticated translation algorithms, capable of translating for style, researchers at Dartmouth College turned to the Bible. Because the Bible has been translated so many times, the text and its many derivatives offer machine learning algorithms a uniquely vast dataset from which to learn. Researchers used the many translations of the Bible's 31,000 verses to produce more than 1.5 million unique translation pairings. The dataset allowed the algorithms to learn how the same text can be translated myriad ways -- each offering a unique style. "The English-language Bi...
Salah double helps Liverpool to win over Red Star

Salah double helps Liverpool to win over Red Star

Sports
Mohamed Salah scored twice to reach a half-century of Liverpool goals in a comfortable victory over Red Star Belgrade, as the Reds went top of Champions League Group C.It was a dominant display from the hosts, Roberto Firmino firing in Andy Robertson's cut-back on 20 minutes.Salah got his first just before the break then added a second to reach an impressive landmark by converting a penalty won by Sadio Mane. Mane then slotted a fourth goal with 10 minutes to go, having missed another penalty just moments before. Goalscorers aside, Xherdan Shaqiri proved influential for the hosts - an excellent through ball to Robertson helped set up Firmino's opener and it was the Swiss player's flick that t...
Firmino strike helps Liverpool win five-goal thriller with PSG

Firmino strike helps Liverpool win five-goal thriller with PSG

Sports
Roberto Firmino's injury-time winner gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Paris St-Germain in their opening Champions League Group C game at Anfield.Firmino was only fit enough to be on the bench after suffering an eye injury in Liverpool's victory at Tottenham on Saturday - but he emerged with 20 minutes left to secure a win that manager Jurgen Klopp may have thought was slipping away after Kylian Mbappe's late equaliser threatened to rescue a point for PSG.Daniel Sturridge, Firmino's replacement in Liverpool's starting line-up, headed them in front from Andrew Robertson's cross on the half hour, James Milner adding a second from the spot six minutes later after Georginio Wijnaldum was fouled. ...