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Nations of the world confront the Pokemon menace

Some security authorities warn that the game is the latest tool used by spy agencies in the intel war

The smartphone game overlays a digital world of diverse creatures, PokeStops and other features on the real world.

New York

POKEMON Go, the wildly popular augmented-reality smartphone game expanded officially into 26 more countries this week, even as some security and religious authorities around the globe expressed alarm.

In Saudi Arabia, clerics renewed an existing fatwa against Pokemon,