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.

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Malawi officially bans child marriages

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has signed into law a ban on child marriages, parliament announced on Wednesday, two months after lawmakers passed a bill raising the marrying age to 18.
Rights activists say Malawi has one of the world's highest rates of child marriage, with some girls as young as nine of 10 married off - even though the marriage age was previously set at 16.
The new law carries a 10-year prison sentence for anyone who marries under the age of 18.
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Ukraine villagers plead for peace

Reduced to drinking rainwater, their houses rattled by artillery blasts despite a ceasefire, villagers on the frontline of Ukraine's eastern conflict are pleading for the forces to withdraw.
But with deadly exchanges of fire mounting over recent days, government soldiers stationed among the missile craters warn that would allow an advance by the pro-Russian rebels who have taken control of much of the east.
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Sport in brief

Hamilton, Rosberg back at scene of furious battle

Just days after their latest spat following Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg return this weekend to the scene of one of their most dramatic on-track battles at the Bahrain GP.
The Briton leads with 68 points after two wins in the three season-opening races, ahead of his nearest challenger, Ferrari's four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany, who ended his team's long barren spell with victory in Malaysia, on 55 and Rosberg, third on 51.

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Murder of the innocent in the light of Holy Scriptures

Boss takes 90% pay cut

A chief executive has announced plans to raise the salary of every single employee at his company to at least US$70 000 - and will fund it by cutting his own salary by 90%.
Dan Price, the CEO of the Seattle-based tech company Gravity Payments, gathered together his 120-strong workforce on Monday to tell them the news, which for some will mean a doubling of their salary.
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Fossil fuels have lost the race against renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point.
The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined.
And there's no going back.
The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 gigawatts in new plants that burn fossil fuels, according to an analysis presented Tuesday at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance annual summit in New York.
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SA is Africa’s shame

Horror and cold chills have gripped the continent, as it watches South Africans terrorise and murder foreigners, who are fleeing for their lives.
It was painful to witness the brutal and barbaric killings of five non-South Africans, including a 14-year-old boy, simply because they do not have the right passport.
It is shameful for King Goodwill Zwelithini to have made statements that sparked such a deadly uproar.
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Which Lady May will show up: the goodnight girl or the good girl?

In 2011, Lady May, Namibia’s most energetic performer, shocked the nation when she flashed her middle finger and said her infamous “goodnight” greeting at the NAMAs. The show was broadcast live, and the audience included senior government officials, top business personalities. The incident led to Lady May being stripped of the award she had received that evening. Five years later, she returns as co-host of the show. But which Lady May will show up? Read more about Which Lady May will show up: the goodnight girl or the good girl?

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