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UK explorer Benedict Allen set to fly home

British explorer Benedict Allen is expected to be helicoptered out of the jungle in Papua New Guinea on Friday, the UK High Commissioner has said. Mr Allen had been looked after by Christian missionaries after trekking large distances and missing his flight home, the BBC’s Frank Gardner said. The 57-year-old had taken no means of communication with him, prompting his family to mount a search on Monday. He was spotted alive and well on Thursday near a remote airstrip. The airstrip, 20 miles north-west of Porgera, Enga Province, is said ...

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Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Hardware

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the major challenges of ramping up support for the fledgling VR industry is ensuring interoperability for major VR platforms. In theory, games should look identical on every headset, but companies that optimize for one specific platform over another may be able to wring specific advantages out of doing so. If you know how the Oculus Rift’s lenses make content look versus the HTC Vive, for example, it could prove easier to optimize for ...

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Sources: UCLA trio won't fly home with team

2:07 AM ET SHANGHAI — The three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges Tuesday will remain in Hangzhou and will not be on the team’s flight back to Los Angeles after the Bruins’ season-opening 63-60 win over Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, multiple sources told ESPN. The three players — freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — were questioned about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins had been staying before leaving for Shanghai ...

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Quest: Trump and trade come home to roost

Trump to face APEC leaders on trade Quest’s Profitable Moment As President Trump heads to Vietnam for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the full force and ramifications of his trade policies will be clear to see. Firstly, he will come face to face with the leaders from all 11 other countries that were part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade pact that fell apart after Trump withdrew the U.S. from it shortly after he was inaugurated. Those other countries, led by Japan and New Zealand, have been trying to salvage ...

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Astros have yet to lose at home this October — will they ever?

3:30 AM ET HOUSTON — Home-field advantage can stem from a lot of things beyond crowd support. Players love routines, and the luxury of sleeping in a familiar bed or eating something that doesn’t come on a room service tray could provide the slightest edge. Hitters develop a comfort level with outfield backdrops and indoor batting cages, and pitchers grow accustomed to the feel of a mound or even a familiar vantage point to watch from the dugout or the bullpen. Keep up with the latest as baseball’s top teams ...

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11 innings, eight home runs and one wild Game 2

8:41 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Wednesday was most definitely was not just another night at the old ballyard. The festivities of Game 2 of the World Series started with Vin Scully inviting Fernando Valenzuela to throw out the first pitch and ended with Chris Devenski striking out Yasiel Puig in a nine-pitch battle to give the Houston Astros a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 11 innings. The rest of the game was so completely insane and ridiculous that you wouldn’t believe what happened if you didn’t ...

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In Beirut, play about Syria's war gets as close to home as it can

(This version of the October 22 story corrects ages of director and writer) Actors perform during a rehearsal of the play called “While I Was Waiting”, at Dawar al-Shams theatre in Beirut, Lebanon October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi By Ayat Basma BEIRUT (Reuters) – A play about Syria’s war, told through one family’s tragedy, made its Lebanon debut on Friday, the closest it will ever get to being staged on home soil, its Syrian director said. “It would be impossible to perform it in Syria. There are red lines, and ...

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Astros return home in unfamiliar position: playing from behind

12:43 AM ET NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran expected his teammates to be disappointed by the outcome here Wednesday night. But as he walked into the clubhouse and sat down at his locker, he surveyed the room and didn’t like the vibe he was feeling. And so, the oldest member of the Houston Astros decided it was time for a speech. “Sometimes,” Beltran explained later, “you see people acting different than the way they act in the regular season. I just don’t want people to feel down. I don’t want ...

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Follow live: Keuchel, Astros seek to stop Yanks' home revival

Aaron Judge continues to answer his MVP candidate rival, Jose Altuve. While Altuve looked like the far superior player in the first two games in Houston, Judge is beginning to take over the series in the Bronx. After his big hits in the Yankees’ ALCS Game 4 comeback win, Judge added an RBI double in the third to extend the Yankees’ lead in Game 5. Andrew Marchand, ESPN Senior Writer Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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Too racy for Louvre, sex sculpture finds home at Pompidou Centre

PARIS (Reuters) – In the end it was just too kinky for the Louvre. The world’s most visited museum shied away from displaying a sculpture that some have labeled as too sexually explicit, but the nearby Pompidou Centre on Tuesday decided the world needed to decide for itself. Standing 12 meters tall, Domestikator, a creation from Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout, was originally expected to stand in the 13th century Tuileries Gardens adjacent to Paris’ Louvre museum as part of a contemporary art fair this month. But the geometric sculpture, ...

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