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Chaos from Hawaii false alarm shows we still don’t know what to do

Honolulu’s 911 dispatchers were inundated with more than 5,000 calls immediately after an emergency cellphone alert warned that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii. “THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” the message declared last Saturday. The thousands of calls overwhelmed the city’s 911 system, the mayor said, and approximately half went unanswered, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard told NBC affiliate KHNL. The city’s police, learning early on that it was a false alarm, sent officers out with bullhorns to calm neighborhoods, she added. After 38 minutes of fear, the Hawaii…

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Sport 

Australian Open 2018 LIVE: Djokovic vs Ramos, Sharapova vs Kerber, Federer to follow

Federer is due to take on one of his “bunnies” on the tour – he has beaten Richard Gasquet 16 out of 18 times and has never lost on the hard court to the Frenchman. Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics awaits the winner in the fourth round. But they will have to wait for their moment on Rod Laver Arena, with the organisers scheduling a mouth-watering women’s match first with Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova running into each other. Sharapova is a “dangerous floater” in the draw thanks to her lowly ranking after…

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Entertainment 

Resident Evil 2 Remake – PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One reveal THIS weekend?

CAPCOM Resident Evil 2 Remake update – Release date and trailer for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One? The Resident Evil 2 Remake is one of the most highly anticipated games on the horizon, and fans could finally get a release date and trailer this weekend. Capcom has this month been teasing Resident Evil 2 Remake fans, with a release in 2018 for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC all possible. And in the past week the teases have been ratcheted up a notch, potentially ahead of a Resident…

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A year into 'America First,' the world eyes US – and Trump – with less trust

One year ago this weekend, Donald Trump used his inaugural presidential speech to issue what he called “a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power.” “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America First,” he declared. “America First.” The world winced and waited with bated breath. What would this blunt assertion of US self-interest mean? Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? Twelve months on, some of the biggest shoes have yet to drop. The president…

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Technology 

2018 Nissan Leaf touts a claimed 13,000 preorders – Roadshow

Nissan amassed nearly 20,000 orders for its new 2018 Leaf EV when the order books opened up in Europe and Japan, which is a pretty solid figure. Now, it appears that lightning has struck twice. Nissan has accumulated about 13,000 orders for the 2018 Leaf in the US, Engadget reports, citing a conversation with Nissan during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. I’ve always been a subscriber to the idea that the more “normal” an EV looks, the better chance it has of swaying a gas buyer to the dark side.…

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Gaming 

Nintendo Switch games NEWS: Most popular eShop game will SHOCK you

Nintendo has revealed a surprising new Switch sales stat. After revealing the most played games and biggest sellers, Nintendo has now announced the most downloaded Nintendo Switch releases. And it’s good news for indie sensation Stardew Valley, which tops the list over heavyweights such as Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. The new report from Nintendo Japan (via GamesIndustry.biz) shows that Stardew Valley was the most downloaded game across the world. It was followed by Minecraft in second, Sonic Mania in third, Rocket…

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Japan threatens North Korea over 13 Japanese it kidnapped in 70s and 80s to train as spies

North Korea admitted in 2002 it had kidnapped 13 Japanese in the 1970s and 1980s to train spies, and five of them returned to Japan.  Tokyo suspects that hundreds more may have been taken.  Eight people, including Teruaki Masumoto, whose sister Rumiko is said by North Korea to have died, will travel to The Hague to urge the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for human rights abuses because of his refusal to provide information about their family members.  The group will present a…

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BARNIER RED LINES: Graphic revealing what EU is demanding UK do to get Brexit trade deal

A presentation he gave to the European Council last month reveals the benefits of Norway- or Switzerland-type arrangements will be immediately off-limits to the UK, as Theresa May has refused to accept EU financial contributions or freedom of movement. The Frenchman is pushing the UK towards a Canada or Japan-style trade deal as he believes this is the only option for Mrs May given her many Brexit red lines. And there is no provision in the presentation for Britain to strike a bespoke deal with more advantages than any existing…

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Entertainment 

Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78

GETTY Author Peter Mayle has died after a brief illness Publisher Alfred A. Knopf said Mayle died in a hospital near his home in the south of France after a short illness. A statement on Twitter added: “We are sad to report that Peter Mayle, the beloved writer who wrote multiple bestselling books about life in Provence, died early today at a hospital near his home in the south of France. He was 78.” Sir Ridley Scott has praised the author, saying his writing had depicted Anglo-French competitiveness “brilliantly”. The…

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North Korea crisis: Rogue state ‘likely to test nuke over the PACIFIC’ by end of 2018

Kim Jong-un is likely to continue his relentless pursuit of bigger and more powerful weapons by firing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) over Japan as well as launching submarine-based rockets, Rodger Baker said. And he warned there was a “relatively high potential” the rogue state would finish its 2018 test cycle with a nuclear explosion somewhere over the Pacific. Mr Baker, vice president for strategic analysis at geopolitical intelligence firm Stratfor, said the North’s current willingness to work with its neighbours in the South for the sake of the Winter Olympics…

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