The Daily Populous

Friday September 21st, 2018 evening edition

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Video game-streaming service Twitch has been blocked in China.

Since 20 September, Twitch's website has been unreachable from the country and its app has been removed from the local Apple App Store.

Twitch has confirmed that it is being blocked but it has not said why the authorities have imposed the restriction.

The service was cut off shortly after enjoying a significant bump in popularity among Chinese gamers.

The Games was not broadcast on state-run media in China, forcing many to use Twitch to see the gaming tournaments.

The steady shutdown of access to Twitch was logged via social media in China.

Often, said Ms Liao, these bans and blocks are put in place before anything controversial takes place. »

WA prospector finds $110K gold nugget

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A retired man has found a massive gold nugget worth at least $110,000 while prospecting in a remote part of WA's northern Goldfields.

"When I had finished digging it out, I just thought 'Oh my god'," he said of the find, a 3.23kg specimen containing 68 troy ounces or 2.11kg of gold.

"It was pretty deep at about 800mm in clay soil so it took more than two hours of careful digging to get it out.". »

How Oprah’s iconic ‘you get a car’ moment ended on a sour note

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The podcast, hosted by journalist Jenn White, explains that the concept for the mega car giveaway actually started with Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King.

King sat next to an executive from the Pontiac car company on a flight and struck up a conversation.

After that chance meeting, Pontiac offered the show 25 cars for a giveaway. »

Indiana man, 34, who impregnated 10-year-old girl, gets over 100 years in prison

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An Indiana man found guilty of molesting a 10-year-old girl multiple times, which led to her becoming pregnant, was sentenced Thursday to more than 100 years in prison.

Thrash was found guilty of 10 counts of child molestation during his trial last month, the station reported.

The girl’s grandmother told Indiana news station WISH-TV in May 2017, when Thrash was charged, that he was someone the family trusted. »

Bob Woodward’s Book Sold Almost as Many Copies in 1 Week as Donald Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ Has in 30 Years

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The publisher also said it was ordering a 10th printing of the book, pushing the initial sales up to over 1.2 million.

Trump’s Art of the Deal, which was first published in 1987, was indeed a best-seller and proved to be a hit.

But an unnamed source told CBS News for a report in August 2016 that the president’s book had sold 1.1 million copies total. »