England camp bullish despite absences from Rugby League World Cup squad | England rugby league team

England’s head coach and captain insist they have assembled a squad capable of winning the Rugby League World Cup despite a string of frontline absentees withdrawing from the tournament. Shaun Wane’s 24-man squad includes seven players yet to win a senior international cap, while regular starters such as Jonny Lomax, Mark Percival and Alex Walmsley … Read more

Nier Automata for Switch is a miracle port

My Switch port hype cycle has become painfully repetitious in the years since the hybrid handheld-console was first released. A game I’m interested in gets announced for it. I become excited to finally have it in a portable form, kicking off months of anticipation and build-up. And then, when I play it, I’m left underwhelmed. … Read more

New deadly Ebola-like virus that lives in monkeys in Africa is ‘poised for spillover’ into humans

Scientists fear they’ve found the next big pandemic threat — a virus that lives in African monkeys. Simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV) causes devastating Ebola-like symptoms including internal bleeding and death. It hijacks the immune system, disabling key defense mechanisms and breaking the body down cell by cell. No cases have been detected in humans … Read more

Arteta on why the north London derby is special | News

Having featured in numerous Manchester derbies during his five years at City, Gabriel Jesus is no stranger to matches transformed by great rivalries, but he is relishing the prospect of Saturday’s meeting with Tottenham. The Brazilian striker has immediately established himself as a fan-favourite with four goals and three assists to his name since moving … Read more

Man, 40, arrested in connection with murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel | UK News

Detectives have made another arrest in connection with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel in Liverpool. The 40-year-old man from Dovecot was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender on Friday. It comes a day after a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of her murder. The arrest of the 40-year-old is the eleventh arrest … Read more

Signs | The Saturday Paper

I am the black silhouetted man on the signs in your town. I didn’t plan for life to pan out this way. But life just happens, doesn’t it, and before you know it, you’re at the mercy of a higher power. The first signs were simple enough. I was desperate for cash and responded to … Read more

U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World … Read more