Pakistan oil tanker fire kills scores

Pakistan oil tanker fire kills scores

At least 123 people were killed when a lorry transporting oil burst into flames in the Pakistani city of Bahawalpur, local officials say. They say dozens of people were badly burned as they tried to collect fuel leaking from the vehicle. Those injured are being treated in hospital. Firefighters are now at the scene tackling the blaze. Unconfirmed reports suggest the tanker had overturned because of speeding, and later caught fire. Eyewitnesses say some people…

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Take-Two Kills Popular GTA V Modding Tool

Take-Two Kills Popular GTA V Modding Tool

Modding has been a huge part of the Grand Theft Auto games on PC ever since Grand Theft Auto III debuted a then-new 3D engine and a much larger world. Because Rockstar doesn’t provide any kind of formal editing tools, however, the end-user community took it upon themselves to create the necessary software. One of the most popular editing suites used in GTA V was a program called OpenIV, which supported database manipulation and could…

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Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

A Thai man filmed himself killing his baby daughter on Facebook Live, before taking his own life, Thai police say. The 21-year-old hanged his daughter, and then himself, at a deserted hotel in Phuket on Monday, reportedly after an argument with his wife. Facebook sent condolences to the family for the “appalling” incident and said that the content had now been removed. The company pledged a review of its processes after footage of a US…

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Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

Syria war: Huge bomb kills dozens of evacuees in Syria

Media playback is unsupported on your device A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from government-held towns in Syria, killing at least 39 people. It shattered coaches and set cars on fire, leaving a trail of bodies including children, as the convoy waited in rebel territory near Aleppo. Russian troops have reportedly moved to shield rebel evacuees from retaliation. Thousands of evacuees from both sides of Syria’s civil war have…

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Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills dozens

Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills dozens

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke. Local opposition activists and news sites posted photos of those they said had died of asphyxiation. The Syrian…

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Sony kills PlayStation Now support on Vita, PS3, Bravia, and Blu-ray players

Sony kills PlayStation Now support on Vita, PS3, Bravia, and Blu-ray players

Back in 2014, Sony debuted a new, Netflix-like game streaming service dubbed PlayStation Now. The service was expensive, at $ 20 per month or $ 45 per three months, but it supported a wide range of hardware including televisions, Blu-ray players, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation TV, the PlayStation Vita, all 2013 – 2015 Bravia TVs, and all Samsung television models. Strangely enough, PlayStation Now support for all of these devices will be turned off…

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Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Valve kills Steam Greenlight, announces Steam Direct

Five years ago, in 2012, Valve announced Steam Greenlight — a new attempt to surface content on Steam and allow users to vote on which games should be featured. Unfortunately, Greenlight proved to be a disaster. There was far too little curation and the system was easily gamed, with developers offering free copies, upvoting each others’ content, and the entire system being generally buried in legions of trash. Today, Valve announced that it would kill…

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Bug resistant to all antibiotics kills woman

Bug resistant to all antibiotics kills woman

A superbug that could not be treated with 26 different antibiotics has killed a woman in the US, officials report. The 70-year-old from Nevada had returned to the US in August with an infected swelling in her right hip after a long stay in India. She died in September. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the infection was “resistant to all available antimicrobial drugs”. The Antibiotic Apocalypse The women had repeatedly needed…

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