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Shares in PlayStation maker Sony have plunged after rival Microsoft, the company behind rival games console Xbox, agreed to buy games developer Activision Blizzard for $68.7bn (£50.5bn). It represents a new challenge in the console battle in which the PlayStation is currently widely seen as having the upper hand. The concern for Sony could be that Activision games might be pulled from the PlayStation's systems - though that would mean sacrificing the major source of revenue that PlayStation currently provides the developer.
An explosion at a home in the Bronx triggered a large fire, leaving at least one person dead and eight others injured, including five police officers suffering smoke inhalation, according to local officials.A blast was reported before 11 am at 869 Fox Street in the Longview neighborhood of the Bronx. This footage, released by the NYPD, shows officers working to rescue a woman pinned under a couch in a house next door. The 68-year-old woman was in a serious condition, authorities reported after being rescued.New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca, who was on the scene, said the fire was due to a gas explosion, though the cause has yet to be confirmed. Credit: NYPD via Storyful
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It is the biggest change to the justice system in 140 years. Magistrates are to be given powers to jail criminals for up to a year in an attempt to clear backlogs in the courts system.
The Prime Minister had already been rocked by defection of backbench MP Christian Wakeford to the Labour Party minutes before the session.
A sobering reflection of Britain’s obsession with drinking. We mustn’t accept a rise in alcoholism as inevitable, writes Prof Woody Caan, while Isabella Stone bemoans taxpayers having to fund No 10’s boozy culture. Plus letters from Catherine King, Mike Pender and Owen Wells
Jamie Acourt, 45, has complained he cannot be moved to an open prison after failing to pay £90,000 he made from a £3 million drugs plot.
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20 years after the end of the brutal civil war that ravaged Sierra Leone (1991-2002), two former child soldiers that were abducted by rebel forces and forced to fight, reflect on their experiences during the war and their lives since.
Sajid Javid defends 'vindicated' Prime Minister who showed 'leadership' during Covid
The DCMS Committee chairman said social media companies have failed to do enough to stop fraudsters.
‘In the name of God, go’: Tory fury spills over as Boris Johnson clings on. Former minister demands PM’s resignation in Commons, one Conservative MP defects and others clamour for concessions
A man died and two other people were seriously injured after they were "thrown" from a vehicle and trailer when a bridge collapsed. Police were called to a farm in the Moor Lane area of Roeburndale in Lancashire just before 4.30pm on Tuesday. Ambulance crews, the fire service and mountain rescue also attended the scene.
Man United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick gives status updates on Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba ahead of his side's game against Brentford. Ronaldo and Rashford were pictured in training on Monday with Paul Pogba, who was not expected to return to the group until the end of the month. “Paul Pogba had his first day of training with the whole group yesterday and in the first training session he showed what kind of an extraordinary player he could be,” the interim United boss said.
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The eruption of a Tonga volcano sent "violent" waves across the Pacific and caused a boat loading oil about 6,600 miles away to topple, spilling thousands of barrels into Peruvian waters. Dozens of fishermen have protested outside Peru's main oil refinery, La Pampilla, which processes around 117,000 barrels a day and is managed by Spanish company Repsol. An Italian-flagged ship was loading the oil into La Pampilla when strong waves moved the boat and caused it to spill its cargo into the ocean.
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A London law firm has filed an application with British police Tuesday seeking the arrest of India’s army chief and a senior Indian government official over their alleged roles in war crimes in disputed Kashmir
NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York state's attorney general has accused Donald Trump's family business of repeatedly misrepresenting the value of its assets to obtain financial benefits, citing what it said was significant new evidence of possible fraud. The accusations by Attorney General Letitia James mark a substantial escalation of her civil probe into the Republican former U.S. president's business, the Trump Organization, and the roles of his adult children. They are part of her effort to force Donald Trump and his children Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump to comply with her subpoenas to testify under oath, which the family has asked a judge to block https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/donald-trump-jr-ivanka-trump-subpoenaed-new-york-probe-2022-01-03.
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