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Overwatch and Call of Duty leagues move exclusively to YouTube

Overwatch and Call of Duty leagues move exclusively to YouTube

Technology
Some of the biggest Call of Duty, Overwatch and Hearthstone esport leagues will be streamed exclusively on YouTube.The deal's seen as a big win for the platform which has found it hard to compete with game streamer, Twitch.It's part of a deal the site's signed with Activision Blizzard - the company which runs the leagues. Twitch exclusively streamed the first two seasons of the Overwatch League and is seen as the go-to destination for live gaming.The agreement was announced just hours before the start of the Call of Duty League season with 12 teams competing in Minnesota - and it could shake-up the gaming world. "We've worked closely with Activision Blizzard for the past few years across mobile titles to boost its analyti...
Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Sir David Attenborough says fixed-term parliaments lead to lack of climate focus

Science
The UK's fixed-term parliaments could see politicians failing to prioritise climate change, veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough has suggested.He told the first citizens' assembly on climate having a five-year government leads to a lack of long-term planning.The 110-strong assembly in Birmingham will meet over four weekends to examine options for how the UK can meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.Sir David said he was "extremely grateful" to those taking part.It is hoped their recommendations - to be published in April - will help inform Parliament and the government on policies to reach net zero emissions.Sir David said one of the problems with Parliament having a fixed length of five years is that the effects of climate change may only be felt...
Madonna cancels first London Madame X tour show to ‘put health first’

Madonna cancels first London Madame X tour show to ‘put health first’

Entertainment
Madonna has pulled out of the first London show of her Madame X tour, sparking calls for the pop star to cancel the entire run.The 61-year-old was due to perform the first of 15 shows on Monday at the London Palladium but said she "must always listen to my body and put my health first". In an Instagram post, the Material Girl singer wrote: "I am deeply sorry that I have to cancel my concert scheduled for Monday January 27th in London."Under doctors guidance I have been told to rest for a few days."As you all know, I have injuries that have plagued me since the beginning of the tour but I must always listen to my body and put my health first." Advertisement She added: "The last thing I want to do is disappoi...
Frank Lampard highlights what Chelsea need to work on after FA Cup fourth round win at Hull

Frank Lampard highlights what Chelsea need to work on after FA Cup fourth round win at Hull

Sports
Frank Lampard says Chelsea must cut out ‘silly’ mistakes in games.The Blues were on course for a comfortable 2-0 win at Hull in the FA Cup fourth round thanks to goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori on Saturday. AFP or licensors Frank Lampard knows his Chelsea side need to improve However, they endured a nervy final 12 minutes when Kamil Grosicki pulled one back for the hosts with a deflected free-kick. The Blues have lost to Newcastle and drawn to 10-man Arsenal in their past two Premier League games – and Lampard insists his players need to be more ruthless in front of goal. The Chelsea boss said: “It could’ve been smoother for us if we’d taken our chances. “In the first-half, they were there to be taken and we were neither ruthless in front of g
People trapped as 29 killed and 1,400 injured in Turkey earthquake

People trapped as 29 killed and 1,400 injured in Turkey earthquake

World
At least 29 people have been killed after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck eastern Turkey.More than 1,400 people are injured - including 34 who are in intensive care but not critical, Health Minster Fahrettin Koca said. It is estimated that more than 20 people are trapped under debris, while more than 40 have been rescued so far. Image: At least 22 people have died following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey The quake jolted Elazig province, which is around 340 miles (550km) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.People died in Elazig and in the neighbouring province of Malatya. Rescue efforts are continuing at three sites in Elazig. ...