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Sunday June 17th, 2018 morning edition

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AMC has pulled ‘Talking With Chris Hardwick” from its schedule while it assesses accusations of abusive behavior made against him Friday by his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.

Hardwick has also withdrawn as moderator on AMC and BBC America’s planned Comic-Con 2018 panels, the network announced Saturday.

We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously,” AMC said in a statement.

“While we assess the situation, ‘Talking With Chris Hardwick’ will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month.”.

Also Read: Chris Hardwick Scrubbed From Nerdist Website 'Pending Further Investigation,' Legendary Says.

Also Read: Chris Hardwick Denies Chloe Dykstra's Sexual Assault Accusation, Says He Was 'Blindsided'.

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Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

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A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood.

Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient's finger.

"Matibabu is simply a game-changer," Rebecca Enonchong, Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation judge and Cameroonian technology entrepreneur, said in a statement. »

Push to end Daylight Saving Time in California moves forward

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Push to end Daylight Saving Time in California moves forward.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday, when clocks are set back one ... more Image 2 of 14 Spring forward.

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World Cup 2014: Japanese fans clean stadium after losing 2-1 to Ivory Coast

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This will be Japan’s fifth straight World Cup appearance, and their side has perhaps never been stronger, having been the first nation to qualify.

Many regard the Japanese to be the strongest team from the Asian continent in the World Cup finals.

Japan and South Korea jointly hosted the World Cup finals in 2002, the first time the tournament was held in Asia. »