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In the Arizona desert, coal era burns out for Navajo

BLACK MESA, Ariz. — Tradition has it that the spiritual forerunners of the Navajo people picked this spot — the high mesa land of the American Southwest — and assured the Navajo they had reached a kind of promised land. The Diné, or “children of the Holy People,” as the Navajo call themselves, were taught not to stray from the land bracketed by four sacred mountains, where they would never know the earthquakes, tornadoes and other calamities that beset their neighbors. The Navajo scratched out a living from the sparse…

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Crowd including ‘schoolchildren’ watch as 10 sentenced to death in public trial in China

In a “tragic” trial, residents in Lufeng in southern Guangdong province were invited to see the trial via an official notice on social media to see the sentencing of seven people accused of drug-related crimes and others found guilty of murder and robbery. After the sentencing – which took place in a huge stadium – eight of the accused were taken away and immediately executed. William Nee at Amnesty International said it was “absolutely tragic”. Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Nee said: “The mass sentencing rally that took place — including…

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Entertainment 

Call of Duty WW2 news: COD getting major PS4 and Xbox One competition in 2018?

Call of Duty WW2 remains a top selling title following its successful launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The latest stats have revealed that it has taken the popular new COD a very short amount of time to cement its place at the top of the charts. The NPD Group’s rankings for video game sales shows that the latest installment of the long-running franchise was November’s top-selling title, and also 2017’s most popular game. “Call of Duty: WWII generated more launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty…

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Rohingya refugees tell harrowing tales of rape

Aerlyn Pfeil knows about rape. She’s worked with victims of sexual violence in South Sudan, Somalia and Papua New Guinea. But Pfeil has never seen anything like the sexual abuse victims in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I’ve never had a population talk so freely about the assault that they were experiencing,” said Pfeil, a midwife who is on the board of Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders-USA. Rohingya refugees wait for cooked food to be distributed at Tengkhali camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Damir Sagolj / Reuters file “I…

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Entertainment 

Nintendo Switch news: Wii U games port and sales boost, three new titles announced

Nintendo Switch games news has been dominated by the holiday releases for 2017, however, there’s still plenty of new titles being announced for 2018 and beyond. While the Nintendo Switch looks to be closing in on the number of consoles the Wii U sold in its entire lifetime, there’s still a little way to go. In its first nine months on sale the Switch has sold 10million units across the globe, despite widespread stock shortages at the start of its lifetime. This is not far off the 13.56million the Wii…

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Lifestyle 

Shark DuoClean Cordless review – Can this battery powered vacuum beat its wired rivals?

SHARK Shark DuoClean Cordless Vacuum review With the festive season about to get into full swing there’s one gadget in your home that’s likely to get endless use over the next few weeks. The humble vacuum will be picking up fallen Christmas tree needles, ripped wrapping paper and helping to restore things to some form of order after the New Year’s celebrations have come to a close. Of course, the household name when it comes to cleaners in the UK is Dyson but the British firm is now getting some…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi review, Star Wars’ most unpredictable film yet (SPOILERS)

LUCASFILM Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes a completely new direction, but it works wonders The franchise’s excellent eighth “episode” is the most unpredictable yet. Writer and director Rian Johnson offers twists, red herrings, shock deaths and one very unexpected resurrection. After the fun but very familiar The Force Awakens, a much-needed element of surprise has been returned to the galaxy far, far away. The biggest shock is Skywalker (Mark Hamill) himself. When Harrison Ford returned to the franchise two years ago, his mission was to supply retro thrills to…

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Technology 

‘Game of Thrones’ final season is ‘bigger than it’s ever been’ – CNET

Kit Harington says the reality that “Game of Thrones” is ending is sinking in. HBO Jon Snow may know nothing, but the actor who plays him, Kit Harington, knows plenty. Harington spoke with Time magazine Friday about filming the final season of “Game of Thrones” and promises the show will go out with a bang.  “It’s just bigger than it’s ever been!” he said of the HBO hit, noting that he will return to Belfast, Northern Ireland, next week for more filming. “I don’t know how I’m going to feel…

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Technology 

Vainglory debuts new 5v5 mode at its world championships – CNET

5v5 mode will see epic team fights happening in the arena.  Super Evil Megacorp Mobile multiplayer battle-arena game Vainglory has come a long way since its debut at Apple’s iPhone 6 launch event. Though the game is currently played 3v3, come February, Vainglory is looking to shake things up with a new 5v5 mode it hopes will be as addictive as ever. Super Evil Megacorp, the company behind Vainglory, showed off the new mode at the Razer 2017 Vainglory World Championship event in Singapore, with pro players taking to the…

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Sport 

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho to use part of £80m transfer kitty on Brazilian sensation

Mourinho is expected to be busy in the January transfer window bolstering his squad. With Manchester City seemingly running away with the Premier League, the United boss is desperate to build a squad capable of challenging. Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof were drafted in during the summer transfer window. But with injuries to his squad and a busy fixture schedule both in domestic and European competitions to contend with, Mourinho is desperate to bring in more bodies. And the Sunday Times claim Bordeaux winger Malcom heads Mourinho’s wishlist…

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