Gaming 

Nintendo Labo lets you build Switch accessories from cardboard – CNET

Now Playing: Watch this: Nintendo Labo uses carboard ‘Toy-Cons’ There was a time when Nintendo was almost synonymous with needless accessories: plastic tennis rackets, baseball bats and wheels that gave the company’s Wii controllers a little more shape. Now it seems Nintendo’s at it again, but this time it’s not creating pointless accessories. It’s building a Nintendo Switch-powered DIY cardboard creativity kit. It’s called Nintendo Labo, and not only does it look fun, but kind of educational, too. At a glance, Nintendo Labo is a pair of Switch games, each with…

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Paris under siege from rising gang violence, locals say as teen stabbed to death in brawl

There are around 40 violent gangs active in the French capital armed with baseball bats and knives, according to police, with members as young as 13. On Saturday a 15-year-old boy, named only as Ismaël D., died after a brawl with 30 youths erupted in Paris’ 11th and 20th arrondissements. He died from his injuries minutes after arriving at hospital. Police arrested six people after the deadly fight, with only one since being released from custody. Most were aged 15 or 16-years-old. Locals were left shaken by the teenager’s death,…

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Donald Trump ‘VEHEMENTLY DENIES’ paying porn star £94,000 to ‘keep hidden encounter quiet’

Getty The attorney also provided a statement from the porn star that claimed the allegations are ‘false’ Mr Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, denied the claims that the Republican firebrand had a sexual encounter with Stephanie Clifford – the actress is also known as “Stormy Daniels”. Mr Cohen said: “These rumours have circulated time and again since 2011. “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence, as has Ms Daniels.” A White House official added: “These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.”…

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Facing new layoffs, Carrier workers feel ‘forgotten’ by Trump

INDIANAPOLIS — It was raining in Indiana’s capital city on the day Renee Elliott and millions of other blue collar Americans stunned the world by helping to elect a Manhattan real estate mogul the 45th president of the United States. But all Elliott saw that day was sunshine. As she waited patiently in line to cast her vote, Elliott said she was buoyed by the belief that Donald Trump would make good on his campaign pledge and prevent her job at the Carrier plant — the job that she said…

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This Carrier worker thought Trump would save her job. She was wrong.

INDIANAPOLIS — It was raining in Indiana’s capital city on the day Renee Elliott and millions of other blue collar Americans stunned the world by helping to elect a Manhattan real estate mogul the 45th president of the United States. But all Elliott saw that day was sunshine. As she waited patiently in line to cast her vote, Elliott said she was buoyed by the belief that Donald Trump would make good on his campaign pledge and prevent her job at the Carrier plant — the job that she said…

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Sport 

Glenn Murray leaves it late as Brighton knock Crystal Palace out of FA Cup

It had to be Glenn Murray, the striker who has straddled the rather unusual divide between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace. This FA Cup third round tie was level with less than ten minutes to go when Chris Hughton called for the old-school centre-forward, who had spent four years of his long career at Palace. The stage was set and Murray did not disappoint, although the travelling fans would surely not agree. When Uwe Hünemeier headed a free-kick goalwards, the action appeared to freeze. Murray kept on running…

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Sport 

Officials aim for VAR to bring about 2% reduction in errors by referees

Mike Riley has said that while Video Assistant Referees are not intended to make refereeing decisions 100% accurate, the game’s newest technological innovation will be viewed positively if it leads to a 2% reduction in errors by officials. VAR is set to make its debut in English club competitive matches this week, first in Monday’s FA Cup tie between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace and then in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Chelsea, and before its trial run the authorities were keen to point out that…

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Entertainment 

Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie reveals the REAL reason she agreed to play Harley Quinn

The Australian performer played the comic book favourite in Suicide Squad, becoming a strongly-reviewed element of an otherwise lambasted movie. Speaking to Variety in a video shared on Twitter, she said it was a fondness for one particular project from director David Ayer that won her over. “End Of Watch was one of my favourite films and the reason I signed on for Suicide Squad,” she said. “It was because I loved End of Watch so much and I saw it about four times in the cinema.” Robbie also spoke…

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Our crazy year in politics: 2017

WASHINGTON — Yes, America. It’s been a year. It’s become an annual tradition here to pause during the holiday season and remember the year’s most preposterous, awkward and silly moments in political news. It’s fair to say that it gets weirder every time. In our polarized era, it’s an ever-escalating challenge to single out the absurd moments that people of all political stripes can agree are worthy of a good old-fashioned “LOL what?” Our criteria: Was it totally ridiculous, internet-breaking and ultimately reasonably harmless to a functioning democracy? Then count…

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This year’s craziest moments in political news

WASHINGTON — Yes, America. It’s been a year. It’s become an annual tradition here to pause during the holiday season and remember the year’s most preposterous, awkward and silly moments in political news. It’s fair to say that it gets weirder every time. In our polarized era, it’s an ever-escalating challenge to single out the absurd moments that people of all political stripes can agree are worthy of a good old-fashioned “LOL what?” Our criteria: Was it totally ridiculous, internet-breaking and ultimately reasonably harmless to a functioning democracy? Then count…

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