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Russian dating app traffic surges as football World Cup fever rises

The Moscow fan area set up in the iconic Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) for the World Cup has been dubbed the “flirt-zone” with both Russian and foreign fans vying for each others’ attention. Dating apps have seen a significant surge in users since the tournament kicked off in the Russian capital last week.Tinder experienced a big boost in those seeking ...

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Cat punted into air on football field, Kansas City hunts cruel kicker (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Authorities in Kansas City are investigating an incident in which a cat was violently kicked into the air by man on a high-school football field. Video of the cruel stunt was shared on Snapchat last month, according to local government officials in Kansas City. Missouri police are now hoping to identify the kicker, with the state ready to file charges ...

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Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of augmented reality setup, which you almost ...

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Football matches land on your table thanks to augmented reality

It’s World Cup season, so that means that even articles about machine learning have to have a football angle. Today’s concession to the beautiful game is a system that takes 2D videos of matches and recreates them in 3D so you can watch them on your coffee table (assuming you have some kind of augmented reality setup, which you almost ...

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Interest in football soars across Russia after national team’s record victory – survey

Interest in football amongst Russians has soared after the national team beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the first game of the 2018 World Cup, new research has shown. Russian state-run public opinion research center VTSOM reported on Monday that the share of Russians planning to watch games at the tournament increased from 52 percent before last week’s big kick-off to ...

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Fines for insulting Russian national football team if new bill becomes law

Russian MPs have prepared a bill introducing fines for public statements insulting the players or coach of the Russian national football team, saying that moral climate was an important condition for sports victories. The bill has been prepared by a group of lawmakers, headed by MP Vitaly Milonov of the majority party United Russia. He is best-known as the principal ...

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Football withdrawal: Argentina prisoners on hunger strike after cable TV breaks ahead of World Cup

As football fans across the globe gear up to watch the World Cup, a group of Argentinian prisoners has gone on hunger strike until prison authorities fix the facility’s cable television system. Read more “Cable television is an indispensable right for everyone deprived of their liberty,” nine inmates at Puerto Madryn jail, near the Atlantic in southern Argentina, wrote. “It ...

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Fake ‘Hooligans’: BBC film inspires Aussie filmmakers to go look for Russian football thugs (VIDEO)

With the FIFA World Cup about to kick off in Russia, RT’s In the Now has followed two Aussie filmmakers on a failed quest to find the infamous Russian hooligans, who, the BBC said, will turn the event into a festival of violence. The Australians were so fascinated by the Western reports on vicious Russian thugs, following clashes with English ...

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Goodbye, zero-g football! Top 5 moments of Russian-US-Japanese ISS crew

An international three-man team returned to Earth Sunday after spending nearly half a year doing hard, cold science in orbit – which included playing sports, chatting with world leaders, and riding a vacuum cleaner in zero-g. A Soyuz craft capsule carrying Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott D. Tingle, and Japan’s Norishige Kanai landed safely in Kazakhstan on Sunday, ...

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Drone footage shows crater the size of ‘90 football fields’ at summit of Kilauea volcano (VIDEO)

Amazing new drone footage of the mouth of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has revealed the extent of damage caused by explosive eruptions that have plagued residents of the Pacific island. READ MORE: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, sending plume of ash 30,000ft into air (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) The video shows intense steaming around the Halemaumau Crater, a pit found within the much larger ...

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