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June 18, 2017 4:18 PM Star Wars Battlefront release date details, beta news, E3 Assassin’s Creed Origins triumph

STAR WARS Battlefront 2 brings together all eras of the Star Wars saga. “During E3, “Star Wars Battlefront 2” was both the #1 most-viewed trailer, and the most popular game across all videos uploaded to YouTube, with over 7.9M views,” a message from YouTube explains. “In second place is the “Super Mario Odyssey” trailer with 5.5 million views. It was one of the last titles 3

June 18, 2017 3:29 PM EU planning grand ceremony to honour visionary Kohl

BRUSSELS: The European Commission hopes to organise a grand ceremony to remember former German chancellor and European "visionary" Helmut Kohl, a commission spokeswoman said Sunday. "Preparations are already underway," Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told AFP. "We are in close contact with the German authorities and his family" 15

June 18, 2017 11:56 AM Golf: Fung claims maiden Asian title at Queen’s Cup

BANGKOK: Malaysia's Nicholas Fung clinched his first Asian Tour title at the Queen's Cup in Thailand on Sunday with a solid putt on the 18th hole that sealed his one-shot victory. The triumph marked a career breakthrough for Fung, who had failed to achieve a top-10 finish in the previous eight tournaments this season. The slight 27-year-old carded a steady 35

June 18, 2017 11:12 AM Star Wars Battlefront II Is The Most Viewed Game From E3 2017 On YouTube

E3 2017 was a smashing success, and according to YouTube, Star Wars Battlefront II comes away as the biggest winner. YouTube ranked the games featured in the annual event according to the number of views for their announcement trailers and all their related videos. In both cases, the upcoming title from publisher Electronic Arts and developer DICE came out on top. According 71

June 18, 2017 7:15 AM Mayweather vs McGregor: Floyd Mayweather 'can't wait' to face Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather says he has given the public what they wanted by agreeing to come out of retirement to face Conor McGregor on August 26. Mayweather retired from boxing in September 2015 after equalling Rocky Marciano's unbeaten record of 49-0 and has since been involved in an ongoing war of words with UFC champion McGregor on social media. The fight 20

June 18, 2017 3:26 AM What Jay Z’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Milestone Really Means for Black America

The music icon made history in becoming the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. But it’s these institutions that need hip-hop, not the other way around. Jay Z’s legacy in hip-hop is near indisputable. He’s been so ubiquitous for so long, it’s easy to downplay or completely ignore how he got to be such a reverential figure in the first 38

June 17, 2017 9:31 PM Insight: 1970s tactics in Theresa May’s battle for survival

There is very little left of the Theresa May that called a snap general election. Any association with strength and stability, gone. Her reputation as a safe pair of hands, evaporated. The clumsy and misguided response from the Prime Minister to the disastrous fire at Grenfell Tower in west London last week compounded the personal failings uncovered 40

June 17, 2017 12:22 PM E3 2017: Pokkén Tournament DX is a Fitting Port Choice for Switch

Nintendo’s current goal appears to be bringing many of their multiplayer titles from the Wii U to Switch, and after the success of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it’s no surprise they decided to bring the unique Pokémon crossover title, Pokkén Tournament. Like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokkén Tournament DX adds fresh new content to the title to give old players a reason 13

June 17, 2017 11:01 AM Facebook’s Counterterrorism Playbook Comes Into Focus

When you use Facebook, it doesn't look like Facebook is doing much. You post your update, scan your feed, and maybe like a few things. But behind the screen lies an immensely complex set of algorithms that determine what you see. And with nearly 1.9 billion users worldwide, some of that content inevitably includes violent images and extremist rhetoric 48

June 17, 2017 10:41 AM IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

JERUSALEM: The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack in Jerusalem for the first time saying it fatally stabbed an Israeli policewoman outside the walled Old City. But the claim, which came with the militants facing defeat in their Iraq and Syria bastions, was swiftly dismissed by Palestinian militant groups. Three Palestinians 22