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In Japan, pet fish playing Nintendo Switch run up bill on owner’s credit card

CNN — Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Pet fish playing a video game in Japan managed to log on to the Nintendo Switch store, change their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and rack up a credit card bill. And it was all seemingly livestreamed, in real time, on the internet. The …

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Blizzard China: Millions of players lose access to ‘World of Warcraft’ and other games as it goes dark

hong kong CNN — Millions of players in China have lost access to the iconic “World of Warcraft” franchise and other popular video games, as Blizzard Entertainment’s servers in the country went offline after two decades. The company’s services in China were suspended at midnight local time on Tuesday, marking the end of an era …

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UGA football car crash deaths: Injured passengers identified in a car crash that killed player and staffer following championship celebration

CNN — On the heels of the University of Georgia’s national championship victory, police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle car crash early Sunday that killed football player Devin Willock and staff member Chandler LeCroy just hours after the Bulldogs’ triumphant celebration with fans, authorities said. Shortly before 3 am Sunday, LeCroy, 24, was driving with …

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World Cup security guard dies after ‘fall’ while on duty at the Lusail Stadium

CNN — A Kenyan security guard who reportedly fell while on duty at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium has died in hospital, his family and officials have confirmed to CNN. His employer had notified the migrant worker’s family on Saturday that 24-year-old John Njue Kibue had fallen from the 8th floor of the stadium while on duty, …

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LeBron James and Billie Jean King lead tributes to American journalist Grant Wahl

CNN — The death of prominent journalist Grant Wahl at the World Cup in Qatar has led to an outpouring of shock and grievance across the sports world, with NBA star LeBron James and tennis great Billie Jean King leading the tributes to the American. Wahl, 49, died after collapse while covering Friday’s Argentina-Netherlands match. …

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Iranian protesters celebrate World Cup defeat, as fears surround players’ return

CNN — Iran’s World Cup defeat to the United States was met by cheers and celebrations in Tehran and other Iranian cities on Tuesday evening, as protesters hailed the country’s exit from the tournament as a blow to the ruling regime. The nation was eliminated from the tournament in Qatar after its 1-0 loss on …

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