Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

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Sony is sharing its PlayStation 4 with the world, but there was no word on price or availability, other than a fl ash on the screen saying “Coming holiday 2013”.
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The Japanese electronics giant unveiled their new gaming system this week, hyping the machine as a “supercharged PC” with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, by instantly broadcasting video of gaming action or virtually handing out health potions to friends online.

“Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” said Andrew House, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Read more about Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

Teams send out warnings

The Bidvest Namibia Cup is set to take centre stage this weekend with the competition proper taking place in Tsumeb and Windhoek. Having played the preliminaries and all ties now secured, teams in the competition are eager to make their mark. One such team is Oshakati-based Vietnam Rangers, who are set to take on Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Blue Waters at the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb on Sunday. The Oshakati team won the Oshana Second Division (OSD) preliminaries to get to this stage. Read more about Teams send out warnings

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Ebola, Boko Haram on agenda

Conflict in Africa, especially the violence of Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgents, and efforts to stem Ebola will top the agenda as African leaders gather for their annual summit this week.
While the official theme of the African Union meeting will be women's empowerment, leaders from the 54-member bloc will once again be beset by a string of crises across the continent when they meet at the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital today and tomorrow.
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Dozens missing after boat sinks

An overloaded fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia sank in strong currents off the coast of Bangladesh yesterday and 24 passengers are missing, police said.
Emergency workers rescued 32 Bangladeshis in the Bay of Bengal after the boat capsized some 2.5km offshore, but others are still unaccounted for, police said.
"Around two dozen people are still missing. The coast guard and police are continuing their rescue operation," local police chief Masud Alam said.
"The rescued passengers told us that the boat had up to 60 people aboard," Alam told AFP.
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Taliban attacks kill 15

Afghan officials say a roadside bombing in the country's east killed four people, including a policeman, while a Taliban attack on a checkpoint the previous night left 11 dead.
Spokesperson Sarhadi Zwak in eastern Laghman province says the roadside bombing took place in the provincial capital of Mihtarlam on Thursday morning.
Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor in central Ghazni province, says Taliban insurgents attacked a checkpoint in Andar district on Wednesday night, killing 11 members of a pro-government militia and wounding six.
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Confident Djokovic ready for Wawrinka

Supremely confident Novak Djokovic is the hot favourite for a fifth Australian Open crown but he is expecting a draining battle with defending champion Stan Wawrinka to make Sunday's final.
Wawrinka upset the Serb world number one in the quarter-finals on the way to winning his first Grand Slam final in Melbourne last year and has shown so far he is not willing to give up his title without a big fight.
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No love lost as managers face title showdown

It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way.
Their simmering rivalry is set for another chapter in Saturday's top-of-the-table English Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, with a potentially pivotal three points on offer.
Should Chelsea claim the spoils, they would lead the champions by eight points, while a City success would leave them just two points adrift with 15 games to play.
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We weren't hacked, says Facebook

Facebook has denied that the social network was hacked after it was briefly inaccessible on Tuesday.
"Earlier this morning [Tuesday] many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," Jumanah Anter, Facebook Corporate Communications lead for CEEMEA told Fin24.
Users had trouble accessing the site as well as Instagram and Tinder from around 08:20 and many took to Twitter to express their shock.
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