Articles for author: Connie Queline

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Breaking down the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer…in 79 seconds

Breaking down the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer…in 79 seconds

A trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI has finally been released by game developer Rockstar, after a low-quality copy leaked online. BBC Technology reporter Tom Gerken has broken down the trailer to see what the game could have to offer, including the first female protagonist in the franchise since the 1990s. Video by Ian Casey ...

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23andMe: Profiles of 6.9 million people hacked

23andMe: Profiles of 6.9 million people hacked

Getty Images By Shiona McCallum & Joe Tidy BBC News Hackers have been able to gain access to personal information from about 6.9 million users of genetic testing company 23andMe, using customers’ old passwords. In some cases this included family trees, birth years and geographic locations, the company said. After weeks of speculation the firm ...

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Israel Gaza: Hamas raped and mutilated women on 7 October, BBC hears

Israel Gaza: Hamas raped and mutilated women on 7 October, BBC hears

BBC/Dave Bull By Lucy Williamson Middle East correspondent, Jerusalem The BBC has seen and heard evidence of rape, sexual violence and mutilation of women during the 7 October Hamas attacks. WARNING: CONTAINS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND RAPE Several people involved in collecting and identifying the bodies of those killed in the attack ...

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‘Huge risk’ of Christmas attacks, warns EU

‘Huge risk’ of Christmas attacks, warns EU

AFP By Ido Vock BBC News There is a “huge risk of terrorist attacks in the European Union” over the coming holiday season, a senior EU official has said. European Home Affairs Commission Ylva Johansson said the polarisation in society caused by the Israel-Hamas war was increasing the risk of violence. Her remarks came days ...

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Israel probes claims share traders knew of Hamas attack in advance

Israel probes claims share traders knew of Hamas attack in advance

Getty Images By Andy Verity BBC Economics correspondent Israel says it is investigating claims that some investors may have known of Hamas’s attack on Israel before it took place on 7 October. An academic study suggests investors betting against the Israeli economy may have made large sums. Researchers found significant short-selling in the run-up to ...

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Mount Marapi: Indonesia volcano death toll rises to 22

Mount Marapi: Indonesia volcano death toll rises to 22

Indonesia National Search and Rescue Agency By Jerome Wirawan in Jakarta and Zoya Mateen in London BBC News The death toll from a volcanic eruption in Indonesia has gone up to 22, after rescuers found nine more bodies. The search for the 10 missing hikers on Mount Marapi resumed on Tuesday after being paused due ...

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Nelson Mandela and how young South Africans view his legacy

Nelson Mandela and how young South Africans view his legacy

Getty Images By Danai Nesta Kupemba BBC News “I have a love-hate relationship with the old man,” says Sihle Lonzi, 26, of Nelson Mandela on the 10th anniversary of the death of South Africa’s first black president. Mr Lonzi is the leader of the student wing of South Africa’s third biggest party, the Economic Freedom ...

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Turkmenistan: Former leader’s football team sweeps league

Turkmenistan: Former leader’s football team sweeps league

Turkmen Football Federation By Robert Greenall BBC News A football team in Turkmenistan has made a stunning debut in the country’s top league, winning the national championship in its first season. But Arkadag is no ordinary club. It was set up by authoritarian ex-leader Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and claims most of the national team in its ...

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