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Monday October 4th, 2021 evening edition

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Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and her Carrier Strike Group have entered the South China Sea for the second time, despite Chinese warnings.

This is the second time the British carrier strike group has entered the disputed region.

UK Carrier Strike Group 21 is entering the South China Sea through Bashi Channel. — Duan Dang (@duandang) October 4, 2021.

China previously issued a warning to the UK’s Carrier Strike Group not to carry out any “improper acts” as it entered the South China Sea for the first time earlier this year.

“The Chinese side believes that the South China Sea should not become a sea of great power rivalry dominated by weapons and warships.

What happened last time a British vessel sailed through the South China Sea?.

In 2018, assault ship HMS Albion was challenged by a Chinese frigate and two helicopters during freedom of navigation exercise in the South China Sea. »

Former NBA player Lazar Hayward arrested in Hawaii for fake COVID-19 test results

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Former NBA first-round pick Lazar Hayward was one of two Californians arrested for submitting fake COVID-19 test results to the state of Hawaii in an attempt to avoid a quarantine for travelers entering the state, according to multiple reports.

Travelers to the state have to submit either COVID vaccination proof or a recent negative test, and Hayward and Randle used fake ones flagged by screeners.

Authorities in Hawaii arrested Lazar Hayward Jr and Raven Randle for uploading falsified Covid-19 negative test results to state database. »

Konami is Inviting Indie Developers to Make New Games Based on Some of Its Classic Series

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Konami has announced an indie game contest that actively asks small developers to make games based on some of its classic series, including Gradius, Ganbare Goemon, and many more.

Konami's Action & Shooting Game Contest asks indie creators to plan and develop new action games and shooters based on past Konami titles.

Through the collaboration of indie creators and Konami, these new works could potentially become commercial products. »

Pandora Papers: An offshore data tsunami

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The Pandora Papers investigation also reveals how banks and law firms work closely with offshore service providers to design complex corporate structures.

The Pandora Papers information – the 2.94 terabytes in more than 11.9 million records – comes from 14 providers that offer services in at least 38 jurisdictions.

The Pandora Papers presented a new challenge because the 14 providers had different ways of presenting and organizing information. »