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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen launches app

Program allows people to play chess against younger versions of world champion Magnus Carlsen<p>Norway's Magnus Carlsen, the 23-year-old reigning world chess champion, has launched an app based on his own past games to make chess more popular, but he'd prefer its players not get good enough to beat …

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China bristling, Spain seeks to curb its judges' international rights clout

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s ruling party sought on Tuesday to limit judges’ ability to go after alleged human rights abusers around the world, a day after Spanish arrest orders were issued for former Chinese officials accused of genocide in Tibet.<p>China's President Jiang Zemin (L) talks with top …

Grenade attack in Pakistani cinema city kills 10

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Unknown assailants lobbed grenades into a cinema in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 10 people and wounding 16, hospital officials and police said.<p>A security guard and a relative comfort a man over the death of his brother who died in a …

Algerian military plane crashes into mountain, 77 killed

OULED GACEM, Algeria (Reuters) - A military transport plane carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives crashed into a mountain on Tuesday, killing 77 people, the worst air disaster in the North African country in a decade.<p>A crashed military plane is pictured in Oum El Bouaghi …

Britain must reconsider holding Litvinenko inquiry-court

LONDON (Reuters) - The London High Court has quashed the British government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry into the murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006 after being poisoned with a radioactive substance.<p>Marina Litvinenko, the wife of former KGB …

Switzerland backs immigration quotas by slim margin

Eurosceptic anti-immigrant movements across Europe received a boost on Sunday when Switzerland voted by the slimmest of margins to impose quotas on newcomers to the country, thrusting its relations with the EU into uncertainty.<p>In a referendum mobilised by far-right populists demanding caps on …

'Flappy Bird' Creator Says He's Taking The Game Down

In a bizarre turn of events, the Vietnamese creator of the maddeningly difficult #1 Android and Apple iOS game Flappy Bird is saying that he’s taking the game down within the next day.<p>Developer Dong Nguyen announced the decision on Twitter just a few hours ago:<p><i>“I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22</i> …