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Mario Shopping Kart: Nintendo unveils Tokyo store to lure casual gamers

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd unveiled its first Japanese store on Tuesday in Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya shopping district, in a step towards greater commercialization of its cast of popular characters. Nintendo’s game character Super Mario is displayed at Nintendo Tokyo, the first-ever Nintendo official store in Japan, at at SHIBUYA PARCO department store and Read More

Motley Crue to reform – five years after ‘final tour’

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Motley Crue are to reform for a stadium tour of the United States – less than five years after they played what they said would be their final ever show. Def Leppard and Poison will join them, but dates and venues are yet to be announced. Before their supposed farewell tour in 2014-2015, the band Read More

New HK police chief urges locals to ‘condemn the violence’ as 600 students surrender in university siege standoff

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Hong Kong’s new police chief has taken aim at “fake news” which he claimed has fueled heated protests in the city and harmed the reputation of his officers. He urged locals to reject all violent action. The new police commissioner, Chris Tang, gave his first-ever press conference soon after he was sworn in on Tuesday, Read More

US ends waivers for civil nuclear work at Iran’s Fordow facility, as hawkish GOP eggs Trump on

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is terminating waivers for civil nuclear work at the Fordow site, where Iran has been enriching uranium past the nuclear deal’s limits, as GOP hardliners demand all permits be pulled. “President Rouhani recently announced that Iran will begin uranium enrichment activities at the Fordow facility. Therefore, Read More

Rupert Grint recalls seeing ‘sparks’ between Emma Watson and Tom Felton on ‘Harry Potter’ set

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Rupert Grint is serving up a juicy behind-the-scenes memory from his days as a star of the “Harry Potter” franchise. The actor, who will next star in “The Servant” for Apple TV+, told Entertainment Tonight that he remembers “sparks” flying between his co-stars Emma Watson and Tom Felton. “There was always something (between Watson and Felton),” Grint, 31, said. Read More

‘Richard Jewell’ has serious inaccuracies, Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor says

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Kevin Riley says cinema iconClint Eastwood’s upcoming film “Richard Jewell” contains inaccuracies. The film, set to premiere this week, centers on the real-life Jewell, a security guard who was erroneously suspected of planting a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics after saving dozens of lives by discovering and reporting the device. Paul Walter Read More

FCC chairman Pai backs public auction to free up spectrum in C-band for 5G

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he backs a public auction to free up spectrum in a key band currently used for delivering video content for next-generation 5G wireless networks, an announcement that sent a major satellite company’s shares down 40%. FILE PHOTO: Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Read More

‘Man who polluted heavens’: Astronomers furious over Musk’s Starlink satellites clouding their vision

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk seeks to make the world happy with his Starlink project providing satellite Internet access. So far, he only managed to make astronomers across the world upset by rendering their telescopes blind. The billionaire who also positions himself as philanthropist and innovator has recently set himself a goal of bringing high speed Read More

10-year-old’s pricey Christmas list goes viral via Twitter

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This kid had better have been good this year. A father shared his 10-year-old daughter’s Christmas list on social media and it might be one of the strangest gift lists any child has ever assembled. Apparently, the girl has big plans for Christmas morning. The father, posting under the Twitter handle A_Johnson412, shared an image of the Read More

Outrage erupts over Trump administration’s ‘legalization’ of (still-illegal) Israeli settlements in West Bank

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The US announcement that it will no longer view West Bank Israeli settlements as inconsistent with international law has provoked outrage in all corners of the globe, on humanitarian, legal, and common-sense grounds. The Trump administration’s controversial move on Monday reversed decades of US policy, contradicting numerous United Nations resolutions and international human rights conventions. In Read More