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Mo Farah: Olympic champion says he has never doped

Great Britain’s Mo Farah says he has never taken performance enhancing drugs, after doping allegations were made against his coach Alberto Salazar. A BBC investigation alleged that Salazar had practised doping techniques with US athlete Galen Rupp. Olympic champion Farah said Salazar had reassured him the claims were false and “he will soon be providing evidence”. “I’ve never taken performance-enhancing ... Read More »

Why is yoga day stressing India?

Massive preparations are under way in India to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga on Sunday – even as an unsavoury row has broken out over whether practising the ancient discipline makes one a Hindu, writes the BBC’s Geeta Pandey in Delhi. At the International Sivananda Yoga ashram in south Delhi, a few dozen men and women are working ... Read More »

India hotel fire kills 10 in Pratapgarh

At least 10 people have been killed and several others were injured when a fire that broke out in a hotel in northern India, police said. The fire broke out just before 05:00 local time [23:30GMT] on Friday in a restaurant and spread to the hotel next door in Pratapgarh town in Uttar Pradesh state. Most of the hotel guests ... Read More »

Pakistan suspends death penalty during Ramadan

Pakistan has ordered the temporary suspension of the death penalty during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif instructed authorities to respect “the sanctity of the holy month”, by observing a moratorium on executions. Ramadan began in most parts of the country on Friday. More than 170 people have been hanged in Pakistan since December, prompting criticism ... Read More »

Dylann Roof on murder charges over Charleston shooting

  Suspect Dylann Roof, 21, is due to make his first court appearance on Friday. Police are treating the killings at the Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday night in South Carolina as a hate crime. He was arrested the following day more than 200 miles away in North Carolina and then flown back to Charleston. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley ... Read More »

Greek debt: Fears grow over Greek banks’ health

Capital flight from beleaguered Greek banks this week alone could be more than €4bn (£2.9bn), reports say. Savers are moving funds as time runs out to resolve Greece’s debt crisis. The European Central Bank (ECB) has approved more emergency help for the banks and will review funding again on Monday, officials told news agencies. The amount of extra funding has ... Read More »

Breaking down the combat in the latest Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer

On Tuesday, Square Enix released a new trailer for its Disney mashup fantasy sequelKingdom Hearts 3. And following that reveal, Polygon had a chance to sit down with the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, to explain what’s happening in the trailer. Specifically, we asked him to pick apart what’s happening with the game’s combat. “We’ve revamped it a lot,” Nomura said. ... Read More »

Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: Current state of VR isn’t fun

Without a doubt, the most talked about things at E3 this year is virtual and augmented reality. Every company seems to be either looking into reality-altering technology, creating games for it or even making their own hardware. But there is one major exception: Nintendo. And given the 126-year-old company’s history, it’s an odd exception. After all, Nintendo was one of ... Read More »

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Mobile build

Personal digital assistant Cortana is close to its ‘final design,’ says Aul Microsoft released on Tuesday the latest version of its Windows 10 Mobile build (10136) for Windows Insiders. Redmond is only offering the build to phones running Windows Phone 8.1 and users who have opted into the Windows Insider Fast ring. “If you are running the previous build offered ... Read More »

The 3 Best Stocks to Invest in Hardware

Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Best Buy offer investors ways to profit from digital gadgets. Hardware is a large and diverse category, encompassing many different things, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, and smart gadgets of all kinds. There are quite a few different ways for investors to play hardware. Below are three stocks that offer exposure to the actual physical side of the ... Read More »