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The Walking Dead: What we learned from the season 8 trailer

Rick Grimes is back! Fans of The Walking Dead have been eagerly waiting for news of what’s to happen to Rick and the Alexandria community when season eight of the zombie drama returns to screens in October. That patience was rewarded with a five-minute trailer which was presented by the cast and creators at Friday’s Comic-Con panel. Ahead of the clip, the team began with an emotional tribute to stuntman John Bernecker, who died last week after falling 30ft (9m) onto a concrete floor during a fight scene on the…

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Championship news: Darren Randolph set to join Middlesbrough from West Ham

The Ireland international looks set to leave the London Stadium Friday, July 21, 2017 West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph is on the verge of joining Middlesbrough. Championship side Boro announced they have agreed a deal in principle with the Hammers to sign the Republic of Ireland international. Randolph lost his place in the West Ham team towards the end of last season and the east London club have since signed England number one Joe Hart. Middlesbrough say the 30-year-old former Charlton, Motherwell and Birmingham keeper will travel to their Rockliffe…

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Justin Bieber banned from China for 'bad behaviour'

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing’s Culture Bureau. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in “bad behaviour.” “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial young foreign singer,” it added. The statement was issued in response to a question recently submitted by a user of the bureau’s website. “We hope that as Justin Bieber matures, he can continue to improve his own words and actions, and…

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AI demo picks out recipes from food photos

An algorithm created to identify recipes for food just from a photograph has been demonstrated by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The neural network was trained on a dataset of one million photos and one million recipes. The trial model worked best on desserts and found smoothies and sushi more challenging, the researchers said. The team has released an online trial although it is not a finished product. When tested by the BBC, recipes that were generated based on a picture of spaghetti bolognese included “Italian tomato…

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From pretzel making to boat racing: The Royals continue their tour of Germany

No royal tour would be complete without some friendly competition between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are currently in Berlin with Prince George and Charlotte. It was not long after they arrived from Poland that the royal couple begun to immerse themselves in various local activities including making traditional pretzels and coxing rival teams in a rowing race in the southern university town of Heidelberg as part of their three-day tour of Germany. Andreas Goebes of the bakers guild Heidelberg, right, watches as Princess Kate, Prince William, form…

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The Beyonce parodies were fun, but postpartum women need an escape from reality

I got a blow dry before the birth of both my babies. I knew there’d be no time afterwards yet there would be photos. Lots of photos. The first iconic shots of me and my newborns – a roaming maternity ward photographer scheduled for the very next day – so it was imperative I looked my best. A blow dry is nothing. I have friends who’ve hobbled into the birthing suite with spray tans, freshly minted pedicures, eyelash tints. I met a woman who booked a postnatal make-up artist.   When Beyonce…

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