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US moves to block Microsoft takeover of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard – BBC News
BBC, 09 Dec 2022
The US is entering a legal battle with Microsoft, in a bid to block its plan to purchase gaming firm Activision Blizzard.
Regulators fear that the Xbox-maker’s purchase would damage competition within the industry, saying that games such as Call of Duty series, would stop being offered on non-Microsoft gaming consoles.
The Activision purchase was set to be the biggest in Microsoft history, and the company has said it will fight to complete the $69bn (£56bn) deal.
It is among the most-high profile legal fights to emerge from US President Joe Biden's pledge to take a harder line against monopolies.
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Opium production in Myanmar surges to nine-year high
BBC, 26 Jan 2023
The production of opium increased sharply in Myanmar, rising by a third last year, according to the United Nations.
Iconic Disney ride closes in the name of diversity
FOX, 26 Jan 2023
Walt Disney World’s Splash Mountain closed this weekend as the theme parks plans to reopen the flume ride with a new 'Princess and the Frog' theme.
M&M's "spokescandies" removed from marketing in favor of SNL alum Maya Rudolph
CBS, 26 Jan 2023
The candy company Mars is removing M&M's "spokescandies" from its marketing campaigns in favor of actress Maya Rudolph.
LIVE: Attorney General Merrick Garland makes ransomware announcement
Reuters, 26 Jan 2023
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announces an international
US shuts down major global ransomware group Hive: justice
AFP, 26 Jan 2023
The US Justice Department announces it has shut down the Hive ransomware operation, which had extorted more than $100 million from more than 1,500 victims worldwide.
Ukrainians shelter in metro station as Russian missiles target Kyiv
NBC, 26 Jan 2023
Russia launched a barrage of missiles towards Ukraine, forcing people in Kyiv to take shelter in underground metro stations.
India's growing power in Asia and the world
DW, 26 Jan 2023
India celebrates its Republic Day. DW takes a closer look at India's growing power and role in the region, and why its top leadership is trying to ban an unflattering documentar...
Tyre Nichols' family speaks as nation braces for police beating footage
CNN, 26 Jan 2023
After a traffic stop in Memphis resulted in a violent arrest and subsequent death of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, police are expected to release police body camera footage of the i...
Join us inside #TheAPInterview with Pope Francis
AP, 26 Jan 2023
Puppetry festival: International performers stage plays in Chicago
Al Jazeera, 26 Jan 2023
Performers from 10 countries are coming together to celebrate the art of puppetry.
GTA cleans up after snow storm wallops region
CA, 26 Jan 2023
It was still a messy commute for residents of the Greater Toronto Area on Thursday, after several centimetres of snow were dropped on the region a day earlier, leading to bus ca...
Andrew Bridgen sues Matt Hancock for £100,000 over Covid vaccine row
Telegraph, 26 Jan 2023
Andrew Bridgen is suing Matt Hancock for £100,000 over a Twitter message in which the former health secretary accused him of spouting “anti-Semitic, anti-vax, anti-scientific co...
NATO boss: Tanks will be delivered to Ukraine "as quickly as possible"
Sky, 26 Jan 2023
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells Sky News that the announcement of donations of main battle tanks to Ukraine are "of great importance".
People sing traditional Dong songs to celebrate Spring Festival
CGTN, 26 Jan 2023
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2023-01-26/People-sing-traditional-Dong-songs-to-celebrate-Spring-Festival-1gUzkDJDoe4/index.html Villagers sang traditional Dong songs and ...
A long march through India: Rahul Gandhi's bid to revive Congress Party • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 26 Jan 2023
As India celebrates Republic Day, 52-year-old Rahul Gandhi, heir to the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, is due to complete a march of more than 3,500 kilometres across India next week.
'Toothless' Leopards and 'battered' Abrams: Russian TV mocks Nato tanks promised to Ukraine
Guardian, 26 Jan 2023
Russian state TV reacted with acerbic putdowns on Wednesday to the news that the US and Germany had finally agreed to send tanks to Ukraine.
NYSE Mayhem Traced to Staffer's Backup System Error
Bloomberg, 26 Jan 2023
A human error made by a staffer at the New York Stock Exchange's
North Korean capital under 5-day lockdown over unspecified ‘respiratory illness’
SCMP, 26 Jan 2023
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube The North Korean capital Pyongyang has been ordered to undergo a five-day lockdown due to an unsp...
Full Harvest: the online marketplace that is reinventing the supply chain Food Revolution
FT, 26 Jan 2023
Food loss and waste account for 10% of all GHG emissions. Full Harvest is a B2B procurement platform that has digitised the supply chain to certify fresh-produce and make the in...
Discovering Tibet with FPV drone: Story of a young horse-racing contestant
CD, 26 Jan 2023
"My dad and grandpa got so many medals, so I must do my best,"