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Japan tapping gait recognition tech in criminal probes

National / Crime & Legal May 8, 2018

Japan tapping gait recognition tech in criminal probes

Gait recognition technology, a method to identify people by characteristics shown unconsciously in the ways they walk, is being utilized in criminal investigations in Japan. The technology enables the identification of individuals even from images taken from a distance and low-resolution footage. According to advocates, ...

Rebels evacuate Syria's last besieged enclave as civilian deaths surge

World May 8, 2018

Rebels evacuate Syria's last besieged enclave as civilian deaths surge

Hundreds of rebels left the last major besieged opposition enclave in Syria on Monday, with thousands more expected to follow, responding to months of pressure by a Russian-backed government offensive, the army, rebels and residents said. A first convoy of buses with hundreds of rebels ...

National May 8, 2018

Education ministry includes 'open kitchens' in new kindergarten guidelines

The education ministry has suggested that kindergartens install open-style kitchens that allow children to watch their meals being prepared, to spark their interest in food and teach them healthy eating habits. The suggestion is included in guidelines on kindergarten designs that the ministry recently updated ...

As least two killed as trains collide in southern Germany: media

World May 8, 2018

As least two killed as trains collide in southern Germany: media

A freight train and a passenger train collided in southern Germany on Monday, rail operator Deutsche Bahn said, and local media reported two people were killed. Deutsche Bahn said in a statement on its website the collision took place at around 9:20 p.m. local time ...

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Rugby May 8, 2018

Rugby World Cup countdown at 500

Tuesday marked the 500-day mark before the opening of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, as scandals continue to plague the preparations for the tournament. Twenty teams will compete across 12 venues in Japan when the competition kicks off on Sept. 20, 2019. However, the identity ...

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta might join Vissel Kobe: reports

Soccer / J. League May 8, 2018

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta might join Vissel Kobe: reports

Barcelona stalwart Andres Iniesta has agreed to join the J. League's Vissel Kobe, according to Spanish media. The 33-year-old midfielder tearfully announced last month that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season after 22 years with the Spanish powerhouse. Iniesta was expected to ...