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The company behind Pokémon Go is collecting players’ data. Theresa May will become the UK’s new prime minister tomorrow. And an international court has ruled against China’s claim to territorial rights in the South China Sea.

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The UK will have a new prime minister on Wednesday after David Cameron said he’ll resign to make way for Theresa May.

At 12:15 p.m. London time on Monday, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom gave a short statement announcing she was withdrawing from the Conservative leadership race, endorsing her rival, Home Secretary Theresa May, and calling an end to the contest about two months earlier than expected, BuzzFeed News’ James Ball writes.

What happens next?

We’re still talking about Brexit. May has said she won’t trigger Article 50 (the official trigger that starts the process of the UK leaving the European Union) before the end of 2016. Despite having supported Remain, May said during the leadership contest that she intends to honor the referendum and exit the EU.

Here’s how the leading pro-Leave campaigners lost their chance at having a say in the UK’s future. And here’s what you need to know about May.

WE’RE KEEPING AN EYE ON

After days of fighting and the killing of at least 200 people, warring parties have signed a peace agreement in South Sudan.

Fighting broke out over the weekend in Juba, South Sudan’s capital, during a meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader and First Vice President Riek Machar. The two men were once allies, but officially broke ties in 2013. After almost three years of fighting, nearly 2 million people have been displaced, leaving parts of the country in ashes.

Kiir declared the ceasefire Monday night. He called on commanders in both the national and rebel armies to “control their forces” and to reduce checkpoints around Juba.

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You should probably check your Pokémon Go privacy settings.

Pokémon Go has already raised Nintendo's stock value by $9 billion since Wednesday, but people are expressing serious concerns over the data the app is collecting.

According to the the game’s privacy policy, it can collect — among other things — your email address, your IP address, the web page you were using before logging into Pokémon Go, your username, and your location. If you use your Google account for sign-in and use an iOS device, Niantic, the company behind the game, has access to your entire Google account.

Niantic said it’s working on a fix and verified with Google that nothing beyond basic profile information had been accessed.

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And a little extra.

BuzzFeed News talked to the guy who played Pokémon Go on the frontlines against ISIS and spent time with the National Park Rangers who are helping people catch Pokémon in Washington, D.C.

Are you the very best? Only a true Pokémaster can score 15/20 on this quiz.

Quick things to know:

  • An international court has ruled against China’s claim to territorial rights in the South China Sea. (The Guardian)

  • A Minnesota police officer told a dispatcher in audio tapes obtained by ABC News that he was pulling Philando Castile over because Castile resembled a robbery suspect due to his “wide-set nose.” (BuzzFeed News)

  • The owner of the store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Alton Sterling was fatally shot has filed a lawsuit against police. Abdullah Muflahi says police detained him for hours while seizing his security footage of the incident without a warrant. (BuzzFeed News)

  • Colleagues of the police officers killed in the Dallas attack shared memories of them during an emotional vigil Monday. (BuzzFeed News) And how El Centro College became the focus of the attack. (BuzzFeed News)

  • In sports: Five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan said he’ll retire. He played for the San Antonio Spurs for 19 seasons. (BuzzFeed News) And the U.S. women’s gymnastics team’s reaction to going to the Olympics is just so relatable. (BuzzFeed News)

  • At the movies: The female-led reboot of the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters has to claw its way out from under memories of the original. Fortunately, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones are more than up to the task. (BuzzFeed News)


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