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Minecraft Sold Over 176 Million Copies: All-Time Best-Selling Game?

Minecraft has sold more than 176 million copies since it was launched 10 years ago, across all platforms where it is available. The milestone may make it the best-selling video game in history. The post Minecraft may be best-selling video game in history with 176 million copies sold appeared first on Digital Trends.

A Hidden Life review: Terrence Malick's rhapsody to an Austrian conscientious objector | Film

Malick’s second film about the second world war is also his second indebted to real life – but unlike The Thin Red Line, this high-minded hymn to modern saint never quite comes to lifeTerrence Malick’s heartfelt and reverently high-minded new movie is inspired by a life that is little-known — hidden, perhaps. Franz Jägerstetter was an Austrian conscientious objector during the second world war who made a personal stand for his anti-Nazi beliefs by refusing to take the Hitler oath as a Wehrmacht ...

How Super Mario and Magic: The Gathering are Low-key Supercomputers

What if the creators of Super Mario World, PowerPoint, and even Magic: The Gathering had accidentally created tools hiding a general-purpose computer in plain sight? Turns out they have. The post How Super Mario, Magic: The Gathering, and PowerPoint are low-key supercomputers appeared first on Digital Trends.

Red Dead Online Poker Not Available Everywhere Due to Gambling Laws

The massive update for Red Dead Online as it left beta added poker, among many other things, to the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Some players can't access the card game though, due to the gambling laws of their country. The post Red Dead Online poker missing in some parts of the world due to gambling laws appeared first on Digital Trends.

Sprinter Dutee Chand becomes India's first openly gay athlete | World news

Runner reveals she is in relationship with woman from her village in Odisha stateIndian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the country’s first openly gay athlete.Chand, 23, told the Indian Express she was in a relationship with a woman from her village in eastern Odisha state, saying she found the courage to come out after India’s top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex last year. Continue reading...

Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist | Technology

Blow as Huawei Technologies will immediately lose access to updates to the Android operating system Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters. Related: How other countries are responding to Trump's Huawei threat Continue reading...

Motorola One Vision Vs. Nokia 7.1 | Spec Comparison

If you're trying to decide whether the Motorola One Vision or the Nokia 7.1 would be a better buy, then we've got you covered with this comparison. Find out exactly what sets these Android phones apart and which is best for you. The post Motorola One Vision vs. Nokia 7.1: Which is the best budget phone for you? appeared first on Digital Trends.

More than 50 migrants found in Channel on way to UK at weekend | UK news

Home Office says 20 people found on boats on Saturday and a further 32 on SundayMore than 50 migrants have been found in the Channel travelling towards the UK over the weekend.Two more incidents were reported involving 32 migrants off the Kent coast on Sunday, the Home Office said, after 20 were found in boats on Saturday. Continue reading...

Theresa May prepares 'bold' last-ditch offer to MPs on Brexit bill | Politics

Prime minister will ask her cabinet to sign off on concessions this weekTheresa May will ask her cabinet to sign off a package of Brexit concessions this week, as she gears up for one last bid to win over MPs and salvage something concrete from her troubled premiership.With the Conservatives on course for a drubbing in Thursday’s European elections, the prime minister hopes the results will focus the minds of her own MPs and persuade them to support the long-awaited withdrawal agreement bill (WA...

Corbyn defends Labour's bid for both leavers and remainers | Politics

Polls suggest his party could be squeezed into third place in the European electionsJeremy Corbyn has given a robust defence of Labour’s decision to try to appeal to both leavers and remainers in this Thursday’s European elections.With an Observer poll suggesting Labour could be squeezed into third position behind Nigel Farage’s Brexit party and the pro-remain Liberal Democrats, Corbyn said he still wanted to bring the two sides of the Brexit divide together. Continue reading...

Roadside bomb injures tourists on bus near Giza pyramids | World news

Incident leaves 17 hurt as Egyptian state TV shows shocked tourists leaving bus with shattered windowsA roadside bomb injured at least 17 people on Sunday when it detonated next to a bus of tourists, close to the Giza pyramids in Cairo.Images of the aftermath of the attack broadcast on Egyptian state television showed shocked tourists, one with a bloodstained T-shirt, disembarking a bus with its windows blown out and the windscreen cracked. The explosion also ripped a hole through a nearby wall,...

Europe's Greens ready to be kingmakers in EU elections | Politics

Green candidates, on course for their best showing, could play a big role in a divided parliament Europe’s Greens are on course for their strongest showing to date in next week’s European elections – and could find themselves kingmakers in a newly fragmented EU parliament.“We’ll be at the table,” said Bas Eickhout, an MEP from the Netherlands and a co-candidate of Europe’s Green parties for European commission president. “We have a good chance to determine the new majorities. And we will have ou...

'Future of Britain is in Europe,' the Queen told Germany in 1988 | UK news

Diplomatic cables reveal the monarch also appeared to back the creation of a single marketThe Queen confided to the German ambassador that she believed the future of Britain lay in Europe, newly released diplomatic cables from 1988 have shown.“Some have not realised this yet,” the monarch allegedly said of her subjects. She also appeared to back the creation of the single market. Continue reading...

Indian elections: Modi on track for decisive victory, exit polls suggest | World news

Voting has officially ended in country’s marathon six-week ballotIndia’s prime minister and his allies are on track to decisively win a second term, according to exit polls released after voting officially ended on Sunday night in the country’s marathon six-week elections.Sampling by six pollsters showed Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and its coalition winning between 287 and 336 seats. The final tally each survey predicted varied but were uniformly well above the 272 seats needed to form g...

Switzerland votes for tighter gun laws by large margin | World news

Motion to line up county’s laws with EU rules passed with 64% of votes, initial results showSwiss voters have agreed by a nearly two-to-one margin to adopt tighter gun controls in line with changes to European Union rules, heading off a clash with Brussels.The measure passed in the binding referendum on Sunday under the Swiss system of direct democracy by a 64%-36% margin, provisional final results showed. Continue reading...

Deutsche Bank staff saw suspicious Trump and Kushner activity – report | Business

New York Times releases explosive report on Russia-linked bankEmployee says ‘nothing happened’ after she raised concernsSeveral financial moves by legal entities controlled by Donald Trump and Jared Kushner between 2016 and 2017 triggered suspicious activity alerts inside Deutsche Bank, a major lender to the Trump family, according to a report in the New York Times. Related: No holds Barred: Trump and his troops push for imperial presidency Continue reading...

Austria prepares for fresh elections after Ibiza video scandal | World news

Footage appeared to show far-right vice-chancellor promise contracts in exchange for campaign supportAustria is bracing itself for fresh elections in September after a tumultuous weekend saw the country’s conservative-nationalist coalition government collapse over the so-called “Ibiza scandal”.The country’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Saturday that his centre-right Austrian People’s party (ÖVP) would end its 18-month ruling coalition with the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ) following ...

US prosecutors to 'help themselves' to Julian Assange's possessions | Media

Material from WikiLeaks founder’s time in Ecuadorian embassy is said to include two manuscriptsJulian Assange’s belongings from his time living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London will be handed over to US prosecutors on Monday, according to WikiLeaks.Ecuadorian officials are travelling to London to allow US prosecutors to “help themselves” to items including legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment, it was claimed. Continue reading...

Mitt Romney won't back Justin Amash in call for Trump impeachment | US news

President attacks first Republican to call for impeachmentNo holds Barred: Trump pushes for imperial presidencyAs Donald Trump opened fire on Justin Amash, the Michigan representative who became the first Republican in Congress to call for his impeachment, Mitt Romney declined to join the fight. Related: Justin Amash becomes first Republican to back Trump impeachment Continue reading...

Skripal poisoning suspects received mystery phone call following attack | UK news

Detectives think pair may have been awaiting signal that operation had been successful before returning homeThe Russian men suspected of poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury received a phone call after returning to London on the day of the alleged attack, raising the possibility that a backup team played a role in the operation.One theory being considered by investigators is whether the call, which has not been disclosed before, was a signal to tip them off that the operation had been...

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