- Director Wes Ball gives an update on the new Planet of the Apes movie
- Because who doesn't want to shake a wine bottle around in VR
- via ign.comA PC demo for the upcoming Destroy All Humans! remake has launched on GOG.The demo, which is 8 GB in size, offers the first mission of the game as well as a bonus challenge mission. This build was previously demoed at trade shows in 2019 and sees Crypto decimate a local farmstead with his trusty Zap-O-Matic.It's a great initiative if you want to check out the game ahead of its launch on July 28th. The demo has an expected playtime of 20-30 minutes and includes many of the classic powers debuted
- PS5 backwards compatibility will follow the Xbox approach to supported games, according to PlayStation website
- China and United States should respect each other's core interests and manage their differences, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday, adding that a decoupling of their economies is not good for the world."I believe both countries should respect each other and develop a relationship on the basis of equality, respect each other's core interests and major concerns and embrace cooperation," Li said in his annual news conference after the close of the annual meeting of parliament.
- U.S. and European trade groups are lobbying China to allow foreign workers back into the country after it shut its borders from late March to non-Chinese nationals to curb the spread of the coronavirus.Having managed to all but halt domestic transmission of the virus, China now sees its biggest threat from cases imported from abroad.A charter flight from Frankfurt, the first organised by the German Chamber of Commerce in China, is scheduled to land in Tianjin on Saturday carrying around 200 Germ
- MINNEAPOLIS—Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here into early Thursday as the second day of protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder confirmed the shooting shortly before midnight local time, but he did not say if it was connected to the protests, according to the Star Tribune
‘Burn It Down. Let Them Pay’: Chaos Erupts in Minneapolis as Fires Rage From Protests Over Police ViolenceMINNEAPOLIS—Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here into early Thursday as the second day of protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder confirmed the shooting shortly before midnight local time, but he did not say if it was connected to the protests, according to the Star Tribune
- China's parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that has ratcheted up tensions with the US and sparked new protests over fears the city is losing its special freedoms.The vote by the rubber-stamp National People's Congress (NPC) came hours after the United States revoked the special status conferred on Hong Kong, paving the way for the territory to be stripped of trading and economic privileges.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the status had been withdrawn
- Ruby Rose says she has "stayed silent because that's my choice for now"
- Mitch McConnell is holding stimulus legislation hostage to keep businesses from paying for potentially culpable conduct during the pandemic.
- It was an ambush, said He Meili, a 51-year-old lesbian woman, describing how she met with her dead partner's step-parents at a police station where they demanded she leave the apartment the couple had shared for 12 years."It was that very moment at the police station when I truly felt the pain of not being protected by the law," she told Reuters.When Li died from lupus in 2016, her step-parents, legally next-of-kin, inherited the apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and were quick
- via ign.comAn update for Valve's Half-Life: Alyx has launched today, bringing some seriously impressive liquid physics to the game.Update 1.4 for Half-Life: Alyx was revealed via the game's Steam community page, with the full patch notes available to read here.In-game bottles will now "appear to have liquid inside them." There's a gif at the bottom of the blog post which shows wine sloshing around inside of a bottle when shaken. It's kind of amazing.We can seemingly credit this work to Valve visual effects
- Trump administration warned Beijing's adoption of new laws in Hong Kong would bring "significant consequences." But China never flinched.
An Amazon warehouse worker said engineer Tim Bray 'didn't take it far enough' when slamming the company for firing whistleblowersWarehouse worker John Hopkins said his experience validates criticisms made by senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray, who resigned in protest.
China approves sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong, jeopardizing the city's autonomyCritics have warned the law could spell the end of Hong Kong as an international financial hub.
- Nissan announced Thursday it will close two auto plants, in Spain and Indonesia, as it sank into the red for the first time in 11 years after the coronavirus pandemic sent global demand plunging and halted production.Nissan’s Chief Executive Makoto Uchida told reporters the production in Europe will be centered at the British plant in Sunderland, and the production in Indonesia will move to Thailand, as the Japanese automaker reduces global production by 20%.Nissan Motor Co. reported Thurs
- Minneapolis police once again used tear gas as widespread looting and multiple fires were reported at the protest.
- The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of cases reported in a single day since the virus was first detected in the country.The number of recovered patients was 3,598.An inter-agency panel on coronavirus has recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte the easing of strict lockdown measures in the capital, which accounts for most of the coronavirus cases and deaths, to restart economic activity.
- The US has seen more deaths (currently 100,047) and infections (1.69 million) than any other country.
China passes landmark legislation to force national security laws in Hong Kong, effectively crushing the city's autonomyChina approved new national security legislation for Hong Kong on Thursday in a major blow to the city's autonomy.
- Taiwan promised on Thursday to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city for political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling, and prompting angry condemnation from Beijing as it pushes security legislation for Hong Kong.Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen this week became the first world leader to pledge specific measures to help people from Hong Kong who may leave the former British colony because of the new legislation.Chen Ming-tong, head of Taiwan's top China-policy maker
- Taiwan on Thursday promised to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city due to political reasons, offering help from employment to counselling as China pushes new security legislation that has triggered fresh protests.Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen this week became the first world leader to pledge specific measures to help people from Hong Kong who may leave the former British colony due to the new legislation, a move that is certain to sour already poor ties between Taipei and Beijing
- Turkey begun operating intercity trains on Thursday after a two-month gap, as it gradually eases coronavirus curbs in a bid to restore normal life and reopen an economy facing the threat of recession.To fight the virus, Turkey had imposed weekend stay-at-home orders, halted most travel between large cities, shut restaurants and schools, and mostly sealed its borders.At 0400 GMT, an intercity train left the capital, Ankara, for Istanbul for the first time since the March 28 halt in services.
- One leading pro-democracy figure thanked Washington, others said the move was bad news for Hong Kong people
- The United States has revoked Hong Kong's special status under US law, opening the way for the city to be stripped of trading privileges, as Washington accused China of trampling on the territory's autonomy.The decision came as China's rubber-stamp parliament was set to vote Thursday on a new Hong Kong security law, a move that has triggered renewed protests.Under legislation passed last year to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, the US administration must certify that the city still
- China's parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could jeopardise its special autonomy and freedoms.China says the legislation will be aimed at tackling secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the city but the plan, unveiled in Beijing last week, triggered the first big protests in Hong Kong for months.Riot police were out in force in Hong Kong as
- It was mid-January and Jordan Goudreau was itching to get going on a secret plan to raid Venezuela and arrest President Nicolás Maduro when the former special forces commando flew to the city of Barranquilla in Colombia to meet with his would-be partner in arms.To get there, Goudreau and two former Green Beret buddies relied on some unusual help: a chartered flight out of Miami's Opa Locka executive airport on a plane owned by a Venezuelan businessman so close to the government of the lat
- The House had planned to vote on the bill as one of the first tests to the chamber's new — and historic — proxy voting system.
- And no, it isn't Man of Steel 2
- "Peter Manfredonia has been found & is in custody" after a nearly weeklong manhunt, officials said Wednesday.
- The staffers are being asked to sign a letter in solidarity against the "unfounded attacks," claiming a "smear campaign" had been launched against the secretary of state.
Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by AugustDespite the growing number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has refused to impose a lockdown.
- Fox News host Tucker Carlson condemned the protests that have broken out in Minneapolis following the killing of George Floyd by police, claiming on Wednesday night that they are a “form of tyranny” and “oppression.”With demonstrations growing violent and chaotic as protesters have clashed with riot gear-clad police—who have cracked down on the protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets—Carlson devoted most of his attention to the actions of the demonstrators
- The University of Connecticut student suspected of killing two people during a bloody crime spree has been captured in Maryland after a five-day, multistate manhunt.Police announced late Wednesday that Peter Manfredonia, 23, was taken into custody at a truck stop in Hagerstown without any injury to him or law enforcement. Manfredonia allegedly hacked woodworker Ted Demers to death and severely injured an elderly man in Willington, Connecticut, on Friday. Police say he then broke into a nearby ho
- India's fatality rate remains among the lowest in the world, but the rise in infections is worrying.
- Two demonstrations of a new "palletized munitions" concept have shown promise, an Air Force general said.
- A U.S. army unit will arrive in Colombia in the coming days to help the Andean country's armed forces fight against drug trafficking for a four-month period, the U.S. embassy in Bogota said on Wednesday.The U.S. Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will arrive in Colombia in early June, the embassy said, without specifying the size of the unit."SFAB's mission in Colombia is an opportunity to demonstrate our mutual commitment against drug trafficking and support for regional peace, respect fo
- A late decision is made to delay the first astronaut launch to orbit from US soil in nine years.
- President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday he's appointed a team of specialists to consider whether the price of the world's cheapest gasoline in Venezuela should rise for drivers in the crisis-stricken nation.Venezuela boasts the world's largest underground oil reserves, but it has been forced to buy fuel from Iran to bridge deep shortages, unable to pump crude from the ground and turn it into gasoline.Fuel shortages have plagued the socialist nation for years, which costs less than a penny
- White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Wednesday that President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday "pertaining to social media," but didn't elaborate on what exactly that means.On Tuesday, Twitter labeled two of Trump's tweets on mail-in ballots as being misleading, with links to a fact-check page on the matter. It was the first time Twitter flagged false claims by Trump, and he quickly tweeted in response that the company was "interfering" in the 20
- More than 100,000 people have died and the country is now slowly reopening amid fears of new spikes.
- A new Sea of Thieves ship set inspired by State of Decay is coming in June
- MINNEAPOLIS—Jeremy Kocke held up the back of his shirt to show a large bruise forming from a rubber bullet. “I turned around and was shot in the back,” he said Wednesday evening. “I didn’t do anything to get shot.”The 32-year-old was one of several protesters struck by Minneapolis Police projectiles after activists surrounded the department’s embattled Third Precinct. Some threw water bottles and rocks over a hastily constructed police barricade. From th
- MINNEAPOLIS—Flames and black smoke poured into the sky over Minneapolis late Wednesday as the second day of protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with local businesses near police headquarters set ablaze. For some protesters who’d faced down the threat of tear gas and rubber bullets to demand change, the fire was nothing compared to the death of Floyd, 46, an unarmed black man whose last moments were captured on camera for the whole world to see as a white
- MINNEAPOLIS—Flames and black smoke poured into the sky over Minneapolis late Wednesday as the second day of protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with a local business near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder confirmed the shooting shortly before midnight local time, but he did not say if it was connected to the protests, according to the Star Tribune. A video shared on Twitter
- After a day of suspense, SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station -- the first crewed mission to blast off from US soil in almost a decade -- was scrubbed Wednesday due to fears of a lightning strike.With NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley strapped into the Crew Dragon capsule, the launch pad platform retracted and rocket fueling underway, SpaceX made the call to abort."Unfortunately, we are not going to launch today," launch director Mike Taylor said, with about 17 m
- Demonstrators gathered Wednesday for a second night of protests in the US over the killing of a handcuffed black man by a policeman who held him to the ground with a knee on has neck.As dusk fell police formed a human barricade around the Third Precinct in Minneapolis, where the officers accused of killing George Floyd worked before they were fired on Tuesday.Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo cautioned protestors to remain peaceful.
Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speechTrump promised to "strongly regulate" social media platforms after Twitter added fact-check links to his misleading tweets about vote-by-mail fraud.
Trump plans to sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speechPresident Donald Trump said he'd "strongly regulate" social platforms after Twitter added fact-check links to his misleading tweets about voter fraud.
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