Daily Archives: November 14, 2017

Star Wars game in U-turn after player anger

Games publisher EA has changed a rule in its Star Wars Battlefront II video game after a huge backlash. During the game, players have to obtain credits – either by buying them or through long hours of game play – to unlock popular characters including Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Many players said it was unfair as the gaming required ...

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Veteran Politician Daniel Munkombwe evacuated to south Africa

Dr. Chitalu Chilufya - Health Minister

Veteran Politician Daniel Munkombwe was admitted to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has been evacuated to south Africa for specialized treatment. Health minister dr. Chitalu Chilufya has disclosed that this follows president Edgar Lungu’s directive to evacuate the former southern province minister. Speaking during the Patriotic Front (Pf) interactive forum, health minister dr. Chitalu Chilufya says Mr. Mukombwe’s health begun ...

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Paddington creator Michael Bond remembered at service


A celebration of the life of Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond has been held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Excerpts from Bond’s work were read by members of his family, while stars from the Paddington films – among them Hugh Bonneville – read tributes from fans. Writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry was at Tuesday’s service and remembered the author, ...

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Copper production to slightly increase- Yaluma

Christopher Yaluma

Mines and Minerals Development Minister Christopher Yaluma says total annual copper production for 2017 is projected to slightly increase to 778,379 tons from 770,587 tons in 2016. He says the continued increase in copper production is attributed to the recovery of copper prices on the international market. Mr. Yaluma has told parliament in a ministerial policy statement on the 2018 ...

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Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority


For the first time in over 40 years, Congress is examining a US president’s authority to launch a nuclear attack. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing is titled Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons. The chairman of the panel accused President Trump last month of setting the US “on a path to World War III”. In August, Mr ...

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ZRA exceeds revenue collection


The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) says it’s on course to exceed its revenue collection target for 2017 by about K300 million. ZRA Director, Research and Policy Ezekiel Phiri says the authority has so far exceeded the target by about K181 million in form of taxes. Mr. Phiri says during the last 3 years, tax revenue collections have performed favourably against ...

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Mugabe allies hit out at Zimbabwe army chief


Allies of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe have warned the military chief against meddling in politics. Gen Constantino Chiwenga had said the army was prepared to intervene to end purges within the ruling Zanu-PF party. His comments came a week after Mr Mugabe sacked his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has fled into exile. But the Zanu-PF’s Youth League, which backs President ...

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‘Utd dip in form made it tough for me to score’

Striker Romelu Lukaku believes his recent goal drought at Manchester United is a result of the club not playing at the level they did at the start of the Premier League season. Lukaku has scored seven goals from 11 league games but has failed to find the net in the last four as United, who have lost two of their ...

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Iran quake survivors endure second night without shelter

Temporary hospitals have been set up in some areas

Thousands of Iranians have spent a second night outdoors in near-freezing temperatures after a devastating earthquake hit the west of the country. The government is scrambling to get aid to the worst-hit area in the mountainous province of Kermanshah, where hundreds of homes were destroyed. More than 400 people were killed and about 7,000 injured when the quake hit near ...

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