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Pokemon Go 'is blasphemous', Indian court told

Ahmedabad - Pokemon Go is blasphemous and should be banned, an Indian court was told Wednesday, because it rewards religious vegetarians with virtual eggs.

Russian blogger faces jail for playing Pokemon Go in church

Moscow - A young Russian blogger has been charged with inciting hatred and offending religious sensibilities after filming himself playing Pokemon Go in a Yekaterinberg cathedral.

Japan woman dies in Pokemon Go car accident

Toukyo - A driver who was allegedly playing Pokemon Go when he hit and killed a woman in Japan has been arrested, police said Wednesday.Media said that Tuesday's incident marked Japan's first fatal vehicle accident involving the popular gaming app.

Taiwan police grapple for control of Pokemon swarms

Taipei - Police are struggling to control crowds at a hot springs park in Taiwan that has become a hub for Pokemon Go players after gaining a reputation as a spot to catch rare creatures.

Italian bishop launches crusade against Pokemon Go

Rome - An Italian bishop has threatened legal action against Pokemon Go, saying the "diabolical" game has turned its army of smartphone-wielding players into "walking dead", reports said Thursday.

In violence-racked Venezuela, Pokemon Go as protest

Caracas - When Cristian Fragoza takes to the streets of Caracas hunting the virtual monsters of Pokemon Go, he knows the risks he's running are real -- his cell phone, and maybe even his life.

Pokemon No: Can a place declare the game off-limits?

Paris - The global Pokemon Go craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it's disrespectful to play there to whole countries imposing a ban on the smartphone game.

Hundreds of Taiwan drivers fined after Pokemon Go launch

Taipei - Nearly 350 drivers in Taiwan were slapped with fines for playing on their phones after Pokemon Go launched on the island, which has already resulted in broken legs and museum bans.

Iranians hunt Pokemon despite ban

Tehran - Iran was quick to ban global gaming craze Pokemon Go, but as with many of the Islamic republic's internet controls, tech-savvy youths have carried on regardless.

Pokemon Go a campaign weapon for presidential candidates

Los Angeles - The global phenomenon Pokemon Go has made its way onto the US presidential campaign trail with the staff of both major candidates appealing to users of the smartphone game to catch voters.

New York bars sex offenders from Pokemon Go

New York - It's the smartphone game electrifying the world but New York took steps Monday to ban sex offenders from using the app to potentially prey on child victims.

San Francisco prepares for Pokemon Go invasion

San Francisco - Even San Francisco, the home of the hippie movement in the 1960s and a long list of oddities after that, has never seen anything like this.

Saudi revives 15-year-old anti-Pokemon fatwa

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia's top clerical body has revived a 2001 religious edict prohibiting Pokemon in response to public calls for guidance on the newly launched smartphone version of the game.

Indonesia bans police, troops from playing Pokemon Go

Jakarta - Indonesia is banning police and military personnel from playing Pokemon Go while on duty, officials said Wednesday, after the defence minister warned the smartphone game was a security threat.

Indonesia bans police, troops from playing Pokemon Go

Jakarta - Indonesia is banning police and military personnel from playing Pokemon Go while on duty, officials said Wednesday, after the defence minister warned the smartphone game was a security threat.

Indonesia bans police, troops from playing Pokemon Go

Jakarta - Indonesia is banning police and military personnel from playing Pokemon Go while on duty, officials said Wednesday, after the defence minister warned the smartphone game was a security threat.

Pokemon Go: Only for the brave in Lagos

Lagos - It's safe to say Nintendo's hit mobile game Pokemon Go is more suited for playing in the clean, well-lit streets of San Francisco or the impeccably-maintained parks of New York.

Pokemon Go players held at gunpoint in Australia park

Sydney - A couple playing Pokemon Go were threatened at gunpoint in a town park south of Sydney, Australian police said Friday, as they blamed the game for a wave of crimes, traffic violations and complaints.

Pokemon-mania vindicates Nintendo's mobile game shift

Toukyo - With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision to unshackle itself from a long-standing consoles-only policy.

Pokemon Go mania drives players into wild outdoors

San Francisco - Pokemon Go mania has quickly swept the US as players armed with smartphones hunt streets, parks, rivers and elsewhere to capture monsters and gather supplies in the hit game.

Woman finds dead body while playing Pokemon Go

Imagine going on the hunt for Pokemon, but instead of finding them, you stumble across a dead body. One person didn't have to imagine this because that's exactly what happened to them.

Pokemon fans petition Danny DeVito to voice Detective Pikachu

Following the unveiling of the Japanese trailer for Great Detective Pikachu, American fans have petitioned Nintendo to cast Danny DeVito in the title role for the English version.

Video: 'Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire' E3 2014 trailer

A new trailer has been streamed, at this year's E3, for "Pokemon Omega Ruby" and "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire" due for release this November.

'Pokemon Omega Ruby' and 'Pokemon Alpha Sapphire' announced

In an announcement that has Pokemon fans around the world salivating, Nintendo confirmed Wednesday that it will be releasing 'Pokemon Omega Ruby' and 'Pokemon Alpha Sapphire' in November 2014.

Op-Ed: 'Twitch Plays Pokemon' takes the Internet by storm Special

In the wake of Flappy Bird's demise, a new Internet sensation has taken over that's one part Internet phenomenon, one part social experiment, and all parts frustration.

Video: Nintendo's 'Pokemon Bank' application trailer

A trailer has been released for "Pokemon Bank," a Nintendo 3DS online application, which is used in conjunction with "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y."

'Pokemon X & Y' sells over 4 million copies in first weekend

"Pokemon X & Y" video games were finally released on October 11 and a report today says that over the first weekend of sales, the Nintendo DS-only games sold more than 4 million copies.

Video: Pokemon Theme Remix Dubstep by Kurt Hugo Schneider

Two musicians have created a dubstep music video in regards to the opening theme of Nintendo's popular franchise known as "Pokemon."

Video: Japanese anime 'Pokemon Origins' trailer

A couple of new trailers have been released for "Pokemon Origins" and the upcoming new series called "Pokemon XY." Both will initially air in Japan sometime in October.

Video: Japanese anime 'Pokemon XY' promo commercial

A promotional commercial trailer has been released for the anime adaptation of "Pokemon XY." Also, an overview trailer has been released for the N3DS game of the same name.
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