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Angry Birds game-maker hit by worst stock sell-off since going public Angry Birds game-maker hit by worst stock sell-off since going public
- February 23, 2018

Ratings on Rovio shares were mostly positive this week. You'd think everyone would be loving Angry Birds , especially after so many mobile releases, and the big screen effort that came to theaters a little while back. According to Bloomberg's roundup, the market had forecast sales of 79 million euros. Increased marketing costs were amid the reasons behind the profit warning. (more...)
Crytek's Hunt: Showdown takes to Early Access today Crytek's Hunt: Showdown takes to Early Access today
- February 23, 2018

And if you die, your character dies permanently. You can still level up your family bloodline, but the incentive for entering a match and getting out with your life, even if you don't get the bounty, is something Crytek will have to highlight in some way. (more...)
Korea Misses out on Gold in Last Short Track Events Korea Misses out on Gold in Last Short Track Events
- February 23, 2018

Red Gerard, who already won gold in slopestyle, will be looking to bring home his second medal of the Pyeongchang Games. Another rider to watch is Canada's Laurie Blouin, who won a silver medal in the PyeongChang slopestyle event and trains with Marino. (more...)
Italian ship fails to drill for gas in the waters off Cyprus Italian ship fails to drill for gas in the waters off Cyprus
- February 23, 2018

Deputy Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos told the Cyprus News Agency that the ship was stopped by Turkish military vessels and said the Greek side would proceed with its energy plans. Turkish Cypriots run a breakaway state in north Cyprus recognised only by Ankara. Cyprus is likely to have at least 10 Tcf of gas in its waters, with the Aphrodite field holding an estimated 4.5 Tcf and the Calypso discovery said to be a 6-8 Tcf find. (more...)
Iranian Government Changes Tune on Bitcoin, Will Develop Own Cryptocurrency Iranian Government Changes Tune on Bitcoin, Will Develop Own Cryptocurrency
- February 23, 2018

Iran experienced a banking blackout after worldwide payments rail SWIFT restricted the nation from its network in 2012, a barricade that kept going four years until sanctions on Tehran were lifted by previous US President Obama's nuclear deal in 2016. (more...)
Stephen Colbert Unloads on Donald Trump and Marco Rubio Over Gun Control Stephen Colbert Unloads on Donald Trump and Marco Rubio Over Gun Control
- February 23, 2018

Rubio, who received $9,900 from the National Rifle Association in the 2016 election cycle, according to FEC filings, said he supported the banning of bump stocks but refused to promise to take any more money from the NRA, as one student asked him to do. (more...)
Soldier injured after militants attack search party, manage to escape Soldier injured after militants attack search party, manage to escape
- February 23, 2018

The militants active in Hajin areas keep a low profile because they view the district as only a transit point, he said. Reportedly, the terrorists managed to escape under the cover of fire. Police officials at Hajin said that contact with militants and exchange of fire has happened after relative lull of nearly three months. According to the sources, only a small number of foreign militants are active in the Hajin belt, including a local recruit. (more...)
Polls to 59 RS seats on Mar 23 Polls to 59 RS seats on Mar 23
- February 23, 2018

While nine members, including Jaya Bachchan (SP) and Pramod Tiwari (Cong) from UP are retiring on April 2, one seat vacated by BSP supremo Mayawati a year ago, will also go for elections. The MPs from UP whose term will end on April 2 are: Naresh Agarwal, Jaya Bachchan, Kiranmay Nanda, Chaudhary Munawar Saleem, Alok Tiwari and Darshan Singh Yadav (all SP), Munquad Ali (BSP), Pramod Tiwari (Congress) and Vinay Katiyar (BJP). (more...)
Zero Hour: Campaigning Ends For Bijepur By Zero Hour: Campaigning Ends For Bijepur By
- February 23, 2018

They will complain to CEO, says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a press conference. The BJD further alleged that Biswal Jay Jagannath Filling Station at Pada under Bijepur police station limits of Gatikrushna Mishra, who is a BJD sympathiser, was closed on the pretext of inspection only because the proprietor did not oblige Pradhan and come to meet when the latter entered petrol pump on February 19 night. (more...)
Is South Africa at risk of Islamic State attacks? Is South Africa at risk of Islamic State attacks?
- February 23, 2018

South Africa's elite police unit Hawks said the force was investigating the kidnapping, which took place on February 12. They arrested a man and woman in the town of Vryheid and identified them as Sayfydeen Aslam Del Vecchio, 38, and Fatima Patel, 27. (more...)
North Korea to send delegation to closing of Pyeongchang Olympics North Korea to send delegation to closing of Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 23, 2018

Mr Moon will also meet Ivanka Trump, who is due to arrive in Seoul on Friday and will be heading the USA officials at the closing ceremony. Pence's office this week said that North Korea canceled a planned meeting between the two delegations at the last minute. (more...)
'No justice for Tina Fontaine': says Grand Council Chief Madahbee 'No justice for Tina Fontaine': says Grand Council Chief Madahbee
- February 23, 2018

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations' (FSIN) executive renewed their calls for a Royal Commission into inequalities Indigenous people face in the justice system. - Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, in a statement. "The Anishinabek Nation stand with Manitoba Chiefs". Tina Fontaine's death drew national attention and highlighted the need for a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. (more...)
Australia's deputy prime minister to quit on Monday Australia's deputy prime minister to quit on Monday
- February 23, 2018

A National bench maker, Mark Coulton said that he did the right thing by resigning from his post. Joyce, however, said that while he will exit the Cabinet, he will not resign from the Parliament. Joyce responded to Turnbull's remarks, calling them " inept " and "unnecessary". The scandal has dominated Australian headlines for more than two weeks. (more...)
10-year-old killed in Asbury Park, New Jersey, shooting 10-year-old killed in Asbury Park, New Jersey, shooting
- February 23, 2018

Lilia Merino, the boy's 39-year-old mother, was also injured in the shooting. Police say others that may be involved are still being sought. Merino was treated and released for her injuries, but Banos-Merino died a short time later. Acting Superintendent Sacha K. Gray released a statement on behalf of the Asbury Park School District: Our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our students and staff. (more...)
Philippines summons United States envoy over Central Intelligence Agency report on Duterte Philippines summons United States envoy over Central Intelligence Agency report on Duterte
- February 23, 2018

Under a section headed "regional threats", the report listed Cambodian leader Hun Sen's crackdown on dissent, Duterte's war on crime and corruption as well as the flight of the Rohingya minority from Myanmar to Bangladesh. "Ambassador Kim explained the nature of the report - an annual assessment on conditions in each of the world's various regions based on widely available information", the U.S. (more...)
Bruce McArthur facing 6 first-degree murder charges; additional remains identified Bruce McArthur facing 6 first-degree murder charges; additional remains identified
- February 23, 2018

McArthur was charged last month with 49-year-old Kinsman's death, as well as the presumed death of 44-year-old Selim Esen. Idsinga said police relied on fingerprint and dental records to identify those remains. Meanwhile, police continue to search through McArthur's Thorncliffe Park apartment for evidence and have said that they expect to be at the address for the foreseeable future. (more...)
Mirrabooka autojacking: woman dead after attempt to steal vehicle Mirrabooka autojacking: woman dead after attempt to steal vehicle
- February 23, 2018

She died in hospital a short time later. A WA Police spokeswoman had earlier said a man has fled the area on foot. A manhunt for the suspect ended with his arrest in the front yard of a home about 10 km (about 6 miles) away. Detectives and forensic police have cordoned off the street as they investigate the incident and interview neighbours. It is unknown what charges the suspect will likely face, but at reporting, none had yet been filed. (more...)
Indicted Missouri governor to skip DC meeting Indicted Missouri governor to skip DC meeting
- February 23, 2018

He also called Gardner "an anti-law enforcement Democrat wanting to single-handedly oust a law-and-order governor". Greitens was indicted on Thursday for allegedly threatening to release nude photos of a former mistress if she ever talked publicly about their affair. (more...)
Eric Scott Branch Executed For Brutal Murder Of UWF Student Eric Scott Branch Executed For Brutal Murder Of UWF Student
- February 23, 2018

Supreme Court has since ruled unconstitutional, requiring a death sentence to be issued by unanimous verdict. Her body was later discovered in a shallow grave near a nature trail. In January of 1993, authorities said Branch raped and killed Morris. Branch also was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in IN and of another sexual assault in Panama City. (more...)
Father slashes son's throat, almost decapitating 2-year-old Father slashes son's throat, almost decapitating 2-year-old
- February 23, 2018

This was his first arrest in Chicago . Eddie Johnson. Authorities said Ortiz has no prior criminal record in the Chicago area and may have been attempting to flee to Mexico when he was arrested. According to Deenihan, Ortiz called his wife but could not reach her. The sister then contacted other members of the child's family and told them to check on the child. (more...)

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