Heathrow airport: Drone sighting halts departures

Departures at London’s Heathrow airport were temporarily stopped after a drone was seen.
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Blizzard Halts Development on Hearthstone’s Tournament Mode

Blizzard announced today that it’s putting development of Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft’s tournament mode, which Blizzard had previously planned to release this year, “on hold.” According to Blizzard, the company felt the tournament functionality it was creating would only appeal to a small audience of players.

But the publisher still sees tournaments as “an important part” of expanding Hearthstone’s social features.

“Tournaments can serve many different audiences, but the implementation we’d arrived at catered to a very specific audience of players. Instead of broadening Hearthstone with an exciting new way to play, it felt ‘tacked on,'” reads a post on Hearthstone’s website “and wasn’t integrating well into the larger Hearthstone experience.”

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Kaspersky Lab halts European cybercrime work

The security firm halted the work after questions were asked in the European Parliament about its software.
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Twitter halts ‘broken’ verified-profile system

The site had faced complaints that white-supremacist accounts were being verified.
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Tom Cruise injury halts Mission: Impossible 6 filming

Paramount Pictures confirms that actor Tom Cruise broke his ankle during filming of a stunt.
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Terror threat halts German rock festival

Crowds at one of Germany’s biggest music festivals have been evacuated because of “concrete leads” of a possible terror threat.
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Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware ‘by accident’

The 22-year-old UK researcher tells how he stopped a global cyber-attack by spending £8.
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Boeing halts test flights of 737 MAX jetliner

Boeing has suspended test flights of its new 737 MAX jetliners over fears of a potential manufacturing flaw affecting an engine part.
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Uber halts driverless car tests after smash

Uber has suspended its self-driving car programme after a crash involving one of its vehicles.

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Hawks’ rally halts Blazers, extends streak

The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.
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