Hogwarts Legacy: to buy or to boycott?
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by Asya Likhtman
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Trans activists are calling for a boycott of a new Harry Potter game set to be released in February in response to J.K. Rowling’s views on gender ideology. SEE MORE J.K. Rowling and Joanne Harris in death threat row SEE MORE Quidditch to change name over J.K. Rowling trans row SEE MORE Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch Hogwarts Legacy is expected to be “one of the blockbuster games of the year” when it goes on sale on 10 February, reported The Times. But the build-up to its release has sparked calls by some gamers to avoid it, despite Warner Bros Games insisting it is inclu ..read more
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The Israel-Iran shadow war
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by The Week Staff
7h ago
Israel has been blamed for an overnight drone strike on an ammunition factory in Iran as the long-running shadow war between the two countries threatens to break out into the open. SEE MORE Life in Iran before the 1979 Islamic revolution SEE MORE What Russia’s ‘anti-West alliance’ with Iran would mean for Europe SEE MORE Should Britain help save the Iran nuclear deal? According to The Wall Street Journal, “US officials and people familiar with the operation” pointed the finger at Israel, as the Middle Eastern nation’s leaders work with Washington to find “new ways to cont ..read more
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Mining company apologises for losing potentially deadly radioactive capsule
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by The Week Staff
7h ago
Mining giant Rio Tinto has apologised for losing a highly radioactive capsule in the Australian Outback, which has sparked a health emergency and huge search operation. SEE MORE Nuclear attack advice: what Brits should do SEE MORE Chernobyl: what is the history, impact and present risk? The tiny silver capsule measuring just 8mm by 6mm – roughly the size of a penny – is believed to have fallen off the back of a truck while it was being transported from a mine in the remote Kimberley region, in the north of Western Australia, to a storage facility in Perth. Emergency services are scouring the ..read more
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What is Dana White’s Power Slap League?
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Nikos Evangelou the clinical associate professor in the faculty of medicine & health sciences at the University of Nottingham explains how repeated mild head injuries from Power Slap could cumulatively lead to an increased risk of chronic brain injury diseases. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has created a new brutal sport: Power Slap League. In this “sport”, contestants (men and women) slap each other as hard as they can in the head. A winner is decided by judges after three rounds. This latest violent sport, licensed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission ..read more
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South Sudan and the ‘Pilgrims of Peace’
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by Arion McNicoll
7h ago
Citizens of the world’s youngest nation will welcome the head of one of the world’s oldest international institutions this week when Pope Francis visits South Sudan. SEE MORE The countries where homosexuality is still illegal SEE MORE Sign up for the Global Digest newsletter SEE MORE South Sudan: Famine declared as civil war rages The Pope is joining the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Church of Scotland Moderator, Iain Greenshields, on an “ecumenical pilgrimage of peace”. The first stop will be the Democratic Republic of Congo. The three church leaders will use the visit to ..read more
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What to expect from season four of Succession
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by James Hobson
7h ago
HBO has announced that season four of Succession will return on 26 March. The critically acclaimed black comedy centres around the dysfunctional Roy family as they struggle for control over the Waystar Royco media conglomerate. A teaser trailer has also been released, giving fans some clues about where the hit series will go next. Here is what we know so far about season four. Where did we get to? Viewers had been “left in suspense” after a dramatic season three finale in which patriarch Logan Roy “betrayed his adult kids” by secretly selling Waystar Royco to tech mogul Lukas Matsson, said Va ..read more
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Trip of the week: walking the Camino de Santiago
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by The Week Staff
17h ago
Pilgrims have trudged the Camino de Santiago in northwest Spain since the ninth century, says Jeff Prestridge in The Mail on Sunday. If you like a walk, and your knees are up to it, it could be “up your street”. Think of it as like “gentle fell walking in the Lake District – but instead of the rain, there is glorious Spanish sunshine on your back”.  SEE MORE Trip of the week: a tough new ski route in the high Alps SEE MORE Trip of the week: winter sun in wild Arizona There are several routes to choose from, and while some people insist that the Camino should only be tackled from one of ..read more
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Recipe of the week: tomato, bean and pasta soup
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by The Week Staff
17h ago
This comforting, hearty soup makes the perfect lunch: the combination of beans and pasta will keep you fuelled all afternoon, says Katy Beskow. Toss a few croutons over, or serve with crusty bread and vegan butter. Ingredients: serves four people   1 tbsp sunflower oil    1 onion, diced    1 carrot, peeled and diced    1 celery stick, diced    2 stalks of cavolo nero, roughly chopped, tough stems discarded    1 garlic clove, crushed    1 tsp dried oregano    ½ tsp dried mixed herbs    1 x 400g can of goo ..read more
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Pet fish run up bill on computer game
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by Chas Newkey-Burden
17h ago
Pet fish playing a video game logged on to the Nintendo Switch store, changed their owner’s avatar, set up a Pay Pal account and ran up a credit card bill. YouTuber Mutekimaru runs a channel that features his Siamese fighting fish playing Pokémon video games on a Nintendo Switch console. However, said the New York Post, a malfunction returned the device to its home screen and movements made by the fish opened the Nintendo eShop on the screen and saw them spend $4 of his money to purchase points. Painting bought for $600 goes for £3m A rediscovered Anthony van Dyck painting bought for just $600 ..read more
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Sudoku hard: 30 January 2023
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More puzzles from The Week Crosswords Codeword Sudoku Or try our list of 16 alternatives to Wordle – a bumper collection of puzzles, games and apps ..read more
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