Shack Chat: Which game franchise would you like to see get a retro collection?

Shack Chat: Which game franchise would you like to see get a retro collection?

Greetings, folks. It’s Friday, which means you’re in for another edition of our weekly staff collaboration where we give our opinions on a question related to current gaming news or trends. We call it Shack Chat, and if you spend much time on Shacknews or in the Chatty, you’ve seen it before. This week, we’re…

Former US prez Obama says abortion ruling attack on ‘freedom’ of Americans

Former US prez Obama says abortion ruling attack on ‘freedom’ of Americans

Former US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the US Supreme Court ending constitutional protection for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years. Obama said on Twitter that the decision is tantamount to an attack on freedoms for millions of Americans. The court’s conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. The decision…

New Study Finds Hawaii, Oregon, Among Least Affordable States To Live In – ZubuBrothers

New Study Finds Hawaii, Oregon, Among Least Affordable States To Live In – ZubuBrothers

Careers board Lensa produced a new study this week laying out the least and most affordable states to live in in the United States. The study looked at “the affordability gap in states around the US, comparing the cost of living to the average wage to reveal the percentage difference.” To arrive at its conclusions, it…

Aftershock kills 5 in Afghanistan after search for survivors ended

Aftershock kills 5 in Afghanistan after search for survivors ended

An aftershock took five more lives on Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a devastating earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people after authorities ended the search for survivors. Many survivors of the earthquake were without food, shelter and water, waiting in southern villages for…

Libya’s legislative heads to tackle election standoff amid tensions

Libya’s legislative heads to tackle election standoff amid tensions

The leaders of Libya’s two legislative chambers will meet in Geneva next week for last-ditch talks on a constitutional basis for elections, the United Nations said on Thursday, as tensions in the war-torn country are again on the rise. Two security forces clashed in Tripoli late Wednesday, killing one fighter and damaging property nearby, the…

Pressure mounts on UK PM Johnson after losing 2 parliamentary seats

Pressure mounts on UK PM Johnson after losing 2 parliamentary seats

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party on Friday lost two parliamentary seats, prompting the resignation of the party’s chairperson and renewing doubts about the future of the country’s embattled leader. The losses – one in the Conservatives’ traditional southern heartlands and in a northern England seat won from Labour in the last election –…

Ukrainians to quit Severodonetsk as Russian forces inch forward

Ukrainians to quit Severodonetsk as Russian forces inch forward

Ukraine signaled its soldiers were withdrawing from the besieged eastern city of Severodonetsk after weeks of heavy bombardments and street fighting to avoid encirclement on Friday, in a move that would be a significant setback in its struggle to defeat Russian forces. Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said troops in the city had already received the…

Israeli gunshots killed Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: UN

Israeli gunshots killed Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh: UN

Findings show that Israeli forces fired the bullets that killed Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in May and not indiscriminate firing from Palestinians, a spokesperson for the United Nations human rights office said Friday. “All information we have gathered … is consistent with the finding that the shots that killed Abu Akleh and injured her…

Families make tough choices to survive in drought-ravaged Somalia

Families make tough choices to survive in drought-ravaged Somalia

Somali families affected by drought in rural areas are being forced to make impossible choices, including traveling long distances to access health services and food on empty stomachs or staying home and suffering in silence. Somalia has had four failed rainy seasons, pushing the country into a drought and forcing pastoralist communities to leave their…

EU top diplomat Borell heads to Iran to ‘reverse tensions’

EU top diplomat Borell heads to Iran to ‘reverse tensions’

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is set to travel to the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday for a surprise visit that could breathe new life into stalled talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. Borrell was due to arrive in the Iranian capital at night to meet Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other…