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Chinese theme park looks to cash in on virtual reality boom

Business / Tech Nov 24, 2017

Chinese theme park looks to cash in on virtual reality boom

Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces. Welcome to China's first virtual reality theme park, which aims to ride a boom in demand for virtual entertainment set ...

Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels

Asia Pacific Nov 24, 2017

Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the on-again, off-again peace talks with Maoist-led rebels as hostilities have continued despite the negotiations, the president's spokesman said on Friday. Ending the nearly half-century long conflict, in which more than 40,000 people have been killed, was among Duterte's ...

EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack and coverup next week

Business Nov 24, 2017

EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack and coverup next week

European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's massive data breach coverup next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations. Uber faces regulatory scrutiny after CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company covered up a data breach last year that exposed personal data ...

Hakuho stays win ahead of two challengers

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2017

Hakuho stays win ahead of two challengers

Yokozuna Hakuho maintained his lead in the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after surviving a close bout against Takarafuji on Friday. Hakuho (12-1), the lone yokozuna competing at the 15-day meet, twice came close to tasting defeat. After the initial charge, Hakuho tried to shove his ...

Injured Takayasu withdraws from Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2017

Injured Takayasu withdraws from Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Ozeki Takayasu has pulled out of the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with three days remaining because of a thigh injury, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Friday. The 27-year-old wrestler at sumo's second-highest rank becomes the eighth wrestler in the top makuuchi division to withdraw from ...