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Decision making on the spot

The scientific study of penalty taking suggests that there are unexploited opportunities for footballers.

All of a flutter: Chinese bet big on World Cup

At Xia Lugen's run-down, smoky betting shop in downtown Shanghai, hordes of young men cluster around banks of computers, as betting slips and a huge World Cup chart adorn the walls and a projector beams matches onto a makeshift ...

Sweltering Europe loses its fizz as CO2 shortage hits drinkers

It's peak season for bars and barbecues in Europe as a summer heatwave coincides with the World Cup on TV. So probably not the best time for drinks companies to be running out of the gas that puts the fizz into beer and sodas.

Crew from Germany, US, Russia board ISS

Two astronauts and a cosmonaut docked with the International Space Station on Friday and joined the current crew after blasting off two days earlier, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said.

Airbnb says forced to cancel bookings under new Japan law

Rental site Airbnb said Thursday it had been forced by Japanese authorities to cancel thousands of reservations ahead of a new law regulating short-term rentals, apologising for the "extraordinary disruption."

Predicting the outcomes of FIFA World Cup

One of the favourites in soccer's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, Germany, has just 13.3% chance of winning. And Australia has 14% chance of getting to the round of 16, but only 0.1% chance of winning. These are outcomes from ...

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