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Trump says violent video games 'shape' young minds

President Trump has vowed to “do something” about the violence in games and films watched by younger people. In a meeting at the White House on school safety, President Trump said the violence played a role in shaping the way people saw the world. The meeting was held the week after a school shooting in Florida in which 17 people died. Some experts disputed the link between games and violence saying research showed no connection between the two. ‘Desensitised people’ In comments made during the meeting, President Trump condemned the…

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GB lose tie-breaker and miss out on men's curling semi-finals – video & report

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Great Britain’s men’s curling team are out of the Winter Olympics after losing their tie-breaker against Switzerland. GB had to win to secure a place in the semi-finals later on day 13, but the Swiss progressed to face Sweden after claiming a 9-5 victory. Kyle Smith’s rink led 4-1 after the fourth…

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Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video

A new dam on the Nile could trigger a war over water – unless Ethiopia can agree a deal with Egypt and Sudan. Join the BBC’s Africa correspondent Alastair Leithead and his team, travelling from the Blue Nile’s source to the sea – through Ethiopia and Sudan into Egypt. Flying high above the river and its waterfalls, you will inspect the dam up close and take a sunrise balloon ride over Luxor as the story unfolds. This 360° video is a version of the first VR documentary series from BBC…

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Video: Brazilian derby abandoned as nine players are shown red cards

Watch the fighting action below… Monday, February 19, 2018 There was a sight to behold on Sunday evening for fans of Brazilian football. A derby between Vitoria and Bahia had to be abandoned with just 11 minutes remaining, with the score tied at 1-1. A mass punch-up started after Vinicius equalised for Bahia, cancelling out Denilson’s earlier strike. His celebration was rather over the top, and caused the Vitoria keeper to charge at Vinicius and confront him. Cue a brawl behind the goal which saw substitutes run onto the pitch,…

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GB's women curlers edge tense game – day six round-up & video highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times Great Britain’s women earned their second round-robin win at the Winter Olympics with an exciting 8-7 victory against China in Gangneung. The match was tied at 7-7 after 10 ends, leaving GB skip Eve Muirhead to clinch victory with the final stone of sudden-death. It meant Muirhead’s rink bounced back after losing…

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Emotional White wins historic third halfpipe gold – video & report

Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter Games Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times American great Shaun White sensationally snatched halfpipe gold, denying Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano with a superb final run in Pyeongchang. Hirano had landed back-to-back 1440s in his second attempt to overtake White with a score of 95.25. But with the pressure on 31-year-old White delivered a faultless 97.75 to secure his third…

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Schizophrenia patients calmed by video game

People with schizophrenia can be trained by playing a video game to control the part of the brain linked to verbal hallucinations, researchers say. Patients in a small study were able to land a rocket in the game when it was connected to the brain region sensitive to speech and human voices. In time, the patients learnt to use the technique in their daily lives to reduce the power of hallucinations. But this is a small pilot study and the findings still need to be confirmed. The research team, from…

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