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July 12, 2017 12:01 PM Blizzard unveils the first seven Overwatch League teams

The journey to the Overwatch League took a big step forward today with the official announcement of the league's first seven owners, which is an 85.7 percent match to the list of teams that leaked last week. The seven teams represent "just our first announcement," Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer said, adding that "additional announcements about 65

July 11, 2017 11:01 AM Audi's New A8 Shows How Robocars Can Work With Humans

In 2012 the engineers working on Google’s self-driving car realized they had a problem. Early testers had agreed to always watch the road in case of emergencies, but many didn’t—and it put them at serious risk. This is what’s known as the handoff problem: how to alert and engage the distracted human when the computer falters. Google’s solution? Bypass 140

July 8, 2017 11:51 PM Battered ISIS turns back to insurgency

BEIRUT — Three years ago, a black-clad cleric named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ascended a mosque pulpit in the Iraqi city of Mosul and addressed the world as leader of a new terrorist state. The announcement of the caliphate was a high point for the extremist fighters of the Islamic State group (ISIS). Their exhibitionist violence and apocalyptic ideology 75

July 7, 2017 5:33 PM Ghana to face Colombia in U17 World Cup opener in India

Ghana will play Colombia in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA Under 17 World Cup as the two sides clash to open the competition. The Black Starlets will take on the South Americans in New Delhi on 6 October as the opening game of the global competition. The match will kick off at 17:00 local time at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Ghana will face the USA three 25

July 4, 2017 8:26 AM Could the G20 summit usher in new globalization order?

This weekend's G20 summit in Hamburg comes at a time of upheaval in the global economy, as national interests gain the upper hand in some regions. DW asks whether the summit may signal the start of a new trading order. The Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the ideal setting for this year's G20 summit as world leaders converge on northern Germany on Friday 54

July 3, 2017 9:01 PM Over 120 Nations At The UN Are About to Ban Nuclear Weapons

Setsuko Thurlow was thirteen years old when the first atomic bomb ever used on people ripped through Hiroshima, including the building she was stationed inside of. She managed to escape the rubble, but she witnessed the skin melt off those who were outside. She saw people clutch their eyes from their sockets, or carry their own intestine. All but two of her classmates 58

July 3, 2017 3:23 PM Ghana has highest cost of living in Africa – Report

A company dedicated to helping people move abroad has ranked Ghana as the African nation with the highest cost of living. The company, called MoveHub, based its calculations on the price of groceries, transport, bills, restaurants and renting a home. The calculation was then placed on an index, which used New York as the benchmark. After giving New York a score 29

July 2, 2017 10:13 PM Bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

DAMASCUS – A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months. Syrian state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said security forces intercepted three car bombers on their way into the city early 75

June 30, 2017 9:01 AM Twenty Years After the Handover to China, Hong Kong Remains a City on the Edge

Towards evening my soul was disquieted And I urged my carriage up to this ancient plateau, The setting sun has boundless beauty Only the yellow dusk is so near. In his cable, the diplomat added, “the Chinese often couch political statements in poetic terms.” The former politician’s pessimism was pervasive in Hong Kong at the time, even if it was usually 73

June 30, 2017 5:32 AM Labour's Brexit split deepens as Corbyn SACKS three shadow ministers for joining a Chuka Umunna-led rebellion of 49 MPs who voted in favour of Britain STAYING in the single market in defiance of leader's policy

Labour's Brexit policy was exposed as a shambles last night as the party’s divisions were laid bare. Jeremy Corbyn was forced to sack three shadow ministers after they defied his orders not to back a ‘soft’ Brexit. The Labour leader has been accused of cynically trying to face both ways on Europe. He is desperate to keep the support of both the party’s 48