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Strasbourg shooting: Gunman at large after three killed and 12 injured  BBC News

Three people have been killed and 12 others wounded in a shooting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. The gunman, known to security services, is on the ...

UK military chief warns global tensions ‘like those seen before First World War’  The Independent

The international security landscape is the most uncertain politically and strategically in living memory, with instability the “defining condition” and where threats ...

Brazil: gunman kills four worshippers during mass at cathedral  The Guardian

A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before turning a gun on himself, authorities ...

Leishmaniasis, the disfiguring parasitic disease infecting a million around the world each year  The Telegraph

Darwesh Khan's trouble began with just a little itching in his hands and what he believed was a pimple on his cheek.

Grandma who's 102-years-old becomes oldest skydiver in the world  ITV News

A 102-year-old woman has completed a world record charity skydive in South Australia. Irene O'Shea became the oldest female skydiver on Sunday when she ...

The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?

How To Go Around The World In 16 Cocktails At This Austin Bar  Forbes

Served in a nautilus vessel, the Tiki inspired Caribbean Queen blends Basil Hayden's Bourbon, Rujero Singani, Chareu aloe liqueur, Velvet Falernum, orgeat, ...

Upgrade Would Arm Japan with First Aircraft Carriers Since World War II  The New York Times

The plan, contained in draft defense guidelines approved by the government's governing parties, comes as China is exerting increased military strength.

Putin's East German identity card found in Stasi archives – report  The Guardian

Russian president's photo and card discovered among Soviet-era personnel files in Dresden.

U.S. expected to end 2018 as world's top oil producer: EIA  Reuters

U.S. crude oil output growth was expected to slow slightly for this year compared with previous forecasts, the Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday, ...

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada  BBC News

A Canadian court releases Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on bail, as the US seeks her extradition.

World player of the year Johnny Sexton extends Ireland contract to 2021 season

World Rugby player of the year Johnny Sexton has signed a contract extension with the Irish Rugby Football Union to the end of the 2020-21 season.

Nobel Peace Prize winners: Their plea to the world  Sky News

By Sharon Marris, news reporter. A former sex slave and a doctor have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to stop rape and sexual violence ...

Why are so many countries now saying cannabis is OK?  BBC News

Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting. Mexico's new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does the incoming ...

Titmus claims Australia first world short-course gold in 200m  The Sydney Morning Herald

Teenager Ariarne Titmus has secured Australia's first gold medal of the world short-course swimming titles in China with a record-breaking 200m freestyle win.

Card. Patrick D'Rozario, Pope's special envoy to World Day of the Sick in Kolkata  Vatican News

Pope Francis on Dec. 11 appointed Bangladeshi Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario as his envoy to the special celebration of the World Day of the Sick in ...

Environment groups tell world Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas

Canada is living in a fantasy if the government thinks it can meet its greenhouse-gas promises without reducing how much oil and gas the country produces, ...

US-Russian spat over bombers landing in Venezuela  BBC News

Russian and US officials have been involved in a spat over the landing in Venezuela of two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The two ...

Cocaine haul seized from couple in 70s on UK cruise ship  The Guardian

A couple in their seventies have been detained after about 10kg (22lb) of cocaine was found on a cruise ship returning to the UK from the Caribbean.

World War Two Is Now A Collectible Card Game  Kotaku

Because video game versions of card games are now a license to print money, 1939 games have decided to take the Second World War and turn it into Gwent.

Truck drivers face prison in Singapore for $1 bribes  BBC News

The two migrant workers face five years in prison and a $100000 Singapore dollar fine if convicted.

What it's like to work in the biggest building in the world  BBC News

To build a fleet of giant airliners requires a building just as big. Boeing's Everett Factory, built to construct the famous 747, is the biggest enclosed structure in the ...

World War II pilot who crashed in Himalayas accounted for

A U.S. Army Air Forces pilot from Massachusetts whose plane crashed during World War II has been accounted for.

Argentina: two ex-Ford executives convicted in torture case  The Guardian

Former executives kidnapped many victims off the assembly line, lawyer said, and tortured them on the plant's premises. Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires. Tue 11 Dec ...

Pelosi introduces world to new idiom: 'Tinkle contest with a skunk' | TheHill  The Hill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is getting attention for her remarks about a heated Oval Office meeting with President Trump.

Trump bickers with top Democrats over border wall funding  BBC News

Mr Trump publicly argued with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over a budget to keep the government open.

Cubans travel the world searching for shopping bargains

With an increased freedom to travel, Cubans have been able to overcome the limitations of the communist state's economy domination by buying in places like ...

Discovery of dead Himalayas pair brings 'closure' after 30 years  The Guardian

Friend Steve Aisthorpe told remains of Kristinn Rúnarsson and Thorsteinn Gudjonsson found.

Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors  The Guardian

Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and ...

Knights facing biggest test with world junior roster shuffle  The London Free Press

London's star-powered exodus has started, but the Sting won't escape completely scot-free.Though captain Evan Bouchard, Alex Formenton and Liam Foudy ...

Russia overtakes UK to become world's second largest arms producer  The Independent

Russia has surpassed the UK to become the second largest arms producer on the planet, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ...

World War Z Game: First Look at the Playable Classes – IGN First  IGN

Thin the horde as one of six playable classes in the upcoming World War Z game.

A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs: The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate  Science Daily

Date: December 10, 2018; Source: ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies; Summary: The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of ...

World War 3 tension: Trump eyes up ‘next generation’ of army rifles as powerful as TANK

DONALD Trump is eying up the “next generation” of US army assault rifle capable of tearing through body armour with bullets as powerful as a tank, as tensions ...

102-year-old becomes oldest skydiver in the world while jumping for charity  ABC News

A 102-year-old Australian woman has become the oldest skydiver in the world while also raising awareness for the disease that killed her daughter. Athelstone ...

Egyptian authorities investigate 'forbidden' Great Pyramid sex photo  The Guardian

Egyptian authorities are reportedly investigating after a Danish photographer posted a photograph of himself and a woman in a sexual pose apparently on top of ...

They say software will eat the world. Here are some software bugs that took a stab at it  The Register

Analysis "On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts," said Facebook's ...

Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Officially The World's Most-Streamed Song  Forbes

The original song and official video for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' have surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally across all major streaming services.

Modi's BJP suffers heavy election defeats in Hindi heartland  The Guardian

Congress wins in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and leads in Madhya Pradesh six months before national vote.

Boeing launches business jet capable of world's longest flight  CNN

Boeing unveils its newest line of business jets. The company says the BBJ 777X jet will let VIP travelers to fly nonstop between "any two cities on Earth."

World's Highest-Paid Authors 2018: Michael Wolff Joins List Thanks To 'Fire And Fury'  Forbes

The world's 11 highest-paid authors sold 24.5 million books and earned $283 million combined in 12 months. Read on to see who made the cut.

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 will include World Road Race circuit  BBC Sport

The 2019 men's and women's Tour de Yorkshire will include the circuit being used for next year's World Championship Road Races in Harrogate.

The 25 countries in the world with the least amount of freedom  Business Insider

Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization, measures freedom in terms of civil liberties and political rights for an annual report.

Yellow vest protest in Paris sees police detain hundreds  BBC News

Police in Paris have fired rubber bullets and tear gas as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests across France turned violent. Almost 1,000 people have ...

World War 3 fears as US Air Force conducts HUGE drill to simulate foreign INVASION

THE US Air Force conducted a huge military drill to simulate a foreign territory invasion over the weekend, sparking fears the nation could be preparing for war.

The murder of Grace Millane proves that nowhere in the world is safe to be a woman

It is every parent's nightmare – and every young woman's, too.

World War 2 veteran HEARTBROKEN after photos of late wife STOLEN  Express

D-DAY war hero Stanley Taylor has had the photos of his late wife, which he carried with him since fighting in World War Two, cruelly stolen.

Silicon resonators pass the Bell test for quantum entanglement

Quantum entanglement in a macroscopic mechanical system has been demonstrated by physicists in Austria and the Netherlands, who confirmed that their ...

Boots Riley: 'Unfortunately the world hasn't changed enough to make the movie irrelevant'  British GQ

Boots Riley, Sorry To Bother You director, talks to GQ about the absurdist dark comedy tipped for Oscar glory.

Tackett Earns Spot In World Bowling Tour Finals  FloBowling

The finalists for the 2019 World Bowling Tour Finals were set last week after the 2018 World Bowling Men's Championships wrapped up.

Sandra’s the best wife in the world, she didn’t even blame me when I ran her over, says I’m A Celeb winner Har  The Sun

Former Spurs and Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp tells the epic love story of life with wife of 51 years Sandra.

The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018  The Guardian

Our judges have selected their top players from 2018. Click on an individual to read more about their year and find out our No 1.

In Chilean Patagonia, Following a Track to the End of the World  The New York Times

In a remote park on Chile's new Route of Parks, a rugged landscape yields riches for wildlife lovers.

Russian crew to inspect mysterious hole in Soyuz spacecraft  The Guardian

Cosmonauts to collect samples for analysis after suspicions foreign sabotage caused leak.

Yellow, green, saffron: Colors of protests around the world  Star Tribune

When you're an activist looking for a way to convey a complex message in a complicated world, you need a hook — something that can command attention ...

Airbnb Ranks The World's Top Destinations For 2019  Forbes

Airbnb has released its list of the top destinations for 2019 and the rankings might surprise you.

Calgary mom heads back to world karaoke championships: ‘I have a second chance!’  Global News

After finding herself too ill to sing at the 2017 World Karaoke Championships, a Calgary woman is looking forward to returning to Finland to compete again.

UCI Track World Cup: Laura Kenny says she doesn't 'feel scared anymore'  BBC Sport

Laura Kenny says she does not 'feel scared anymore' after returning to top-level competition following the birth of her first child.

John Chau’s Death on North Sentinel Island Roils the Missionary World  The New Yorker

Eliza Griswold on the death of Christian missionary John Chau, who was killed last month while breaking the law in order to preach to indigenous people on ...

Cleveland Orchestra At 100: The Heartland Band With The World Class Sound  NPR

Who knew that a little orchestra in America's Midwest, born in 1918, could grow up to be one of the world's best? Through a century of trials and triumphs, the ...

Heather Nauert Is in for a World of Pain  POLITICO Magazine

Heather Nauert had better enjoy a good crisis, because she is going to face a rough geopolitical ride to the United Nations. The State Department spokeswoman ...

'Good for the world'? Facebook emails reveal what really drives the site  The Guardian

Analysis: documents show internal discussions focused on exploiting developers' hunger for user data to increase revenue.

George HW Bush funeral: World figures pay respect  BBC News

An emotional George W Bush has paid tribute to his father, former President George HW Bush, during a state funeral in Washington. Mr Bush Jr, himself a former ...

‘Aquaman’ was the biggest film in the world this past weekend — despite opening in only one country  The Washington Post

THE DISNEY hit “Ralph Breaks the Internet” may have won the weekend in North America, but it was far from the biggest movie in the world. That honor goes to ...

Blackpool Golden Mile to become 'world class', council claims  BBC News

Blackpool's famous Golden Mile will become a "world class" tourist attraction under £300m plans, the town's council has boasted. Hotels, restaurants and a ...

HUGE magnitude 7.1 earthquake STRIKES close to Antarctica and British-owned Bristol Island

A MASSIVE magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit close to Antarctica on Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Mars attacks! War of the Worlds restaged for 'fake news' era  The Guardian

New show links HG Wells's sci-fi novel and Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation and explores climate of fear preceding the US presidential election.

Vote for your World Sport Star of the Year 2018  BBC Sport

Voting is now open to decide the winner of the BBC's World Sport Star of the Year award. Formerly known as the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, votes ...

Father-of-three, 43, live-streamed his own hanging around the world on Paltalk  Daily Mail

Builder Leon Jenkins, 43, from Cardiff, live-streamed his suicide on the Paltalk website as people watched around the world, an inquest heard today.

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise  BBC News

France's President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four ...

World Championship Darts Podcast: John Part's predictions plus interviews with Daryl Gurney, Paul Nicholson & Joe Cullen

The Sporting Life Darts Podcast is back for the World Championship featuring predictions and analysis from John Part plus interviews with Daryl Gurney, Paul ...

Group led by Thomas Piketty presents plan for ‘a fairer Europe’  The Guardian

Manifesto by progressive Europeans calls for €800bn of levies to tackle inequality, disillusionment, climate change and migration.

The 25 richest families in the world, ranked  Business Insider

The richest families in the world own billions, possessing $1.1 trillion in wealth collectively, according to Bloomberg.

'Cyprus is saturated' - burgeoning migrant crisis grips island  The Guardian

When Rubar and Bestoon Abass embarked on their journey to Europe they had no idea that Cyprus was the continent's easternmost state. Like most Iraqi Kurds ...

Brie Larson looks out of this world in brand new Captain Marvel poster unveiled at Brazil's CCXP  Daily Mail

The illustrated artwork depicts the 29-year-old once again rocking the red blue and gold costume. Carol Danver's golden hair is worn loose and down, and not in ...

Satellites may connect the entire world to the internet  The Economist

A CLEAR PLASTIC box the size of a sofa sits in an underground factory in the suburbs of Toulouse in southern France. Inside it, a nozzle fixed to a robot arm ...

How a World Order Ends  Foreign Affairs

A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something ...

'The Outer Worlds' Is The 'Fallout' Game We've All Been Waiting For  Forbes

'The Outer Worlds' couldn't have been announced at a more perfect time than during Fallout 76's launch fiasco.

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises  BBC News

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months. The move was announced in a televised address ...

Guide to A-League expansion bidders  The World Game

The World Game breaks down the six sides looking to join the A-League ahead of Wednesday night's FFA board meeting that will decide on expanding the...

US imposes sanctions on three top North Korean officials  The Guardian

The United States has imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top aide to Kim Jong-un, in an abrupt shift from Donald Trump's efforts to ...

In a first for Indian cricket, pace attack finest in the world  Hindustan Times

Ravi Shastri, the Indian coach for all his perceived strengths and weaknesses, is a voracious orator. He does not speak, but the words thunder out of his mouth ...

The World's Most Powerful Women in 2018  Forbes

The women on Forbes 15th annual Most Powerful Women list are among the toughest, smartest leaders the world has today. They are creating solutions for ...

Baylor University sexual assault suspect walks free after plea deal  BBC News

The woman hit out after a US judge decided against jail time for the man she accuses of rape.

Togolese innovators turn the world's junk into robots  BBC News

The 500000 tonnes of e-waste that Togo imports each year has become a goldmine for its innovators.

Newspaper makes world's most unfortunate typo in Julia Roberts profile  New Zealand Herald

Big mistake. HUGE. An American newspaper has been forced to apologise after an otherwise glowing interview with Hollywood star Julia Roberts was ...

Macron scraps fuel tax rise in face of gilets jaunes protests  The Guardian

French government drops measure from budget after weeks of protests that left parts of Paris in flames.

Global Cleaning Giant to Get Rid of 100,000 Jobs  Bloomberg

ISS A/S of Denmark, which is one of the world's largest private employers, is planning to get rid of about 100000 jobs as it exits 13 countries that were among its ...

Drink the World’s Best Dessert Wine With a Twinkie  Grub Street

Among well-heeled wine lovers, there are food pairings that are more or less unimpeachable, combinations that improve what you're eating and drinking in a ...

France fuel protests: Macron holds urgent security meeting  BBC News

French President Emmanuel Macron has held an urgent security meeting following a day of riots by thousands of anti-government protesters. Ministers said that ...

Sir David Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat'  BBC News

The naturalist Sir David Attenborough has said climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years. The broadcaster said it could lead to the ...

Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger  The Guardian

Emile Ratelband, 69, argued that his age was causing him to struggle to find work and love.

Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years'  The Guardian

Daughter of Dubai's ruler was seized from yacht off Indian coast after she fled UAE, according to BBC.

Strange earthquake waves rippled around Earth, and nobody knows why  National Geographic

Instruments picked up the seismic waves more than 10000 miles away—but bizarrely, nobody felt them.

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe  The Guardian

As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no return.

The women killed on one day around the world  BBC News

An average of 137 women across the world are killed by a partner or family member every day, according to new data released by the United Nations Office on ...

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping declare trade truce at G20  The Guardian

Donald Trump has delayed for 90 days his threatened imposition of 25% tariffs on most Chinese imports after a dinner meeting with Xi Jinping, to give time for ...

World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time  The Guardian

Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross, has laid another egg with her longtime lover at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge.

Baby It's Cold Outside pulled by radio station, citing #MeToo  BBC News

It's a Christmas classic probably being played in shops and radio stations all over the world. But a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio has decided to remove Baby ...

Women's World Cup 2019: England draw Scotland in group stage – as it happened  The Guardian

England are joined in Group D with Scotland, Japan and Argentina, while holders USA will meet Sweden again, who knocked them out of the 2016 Olympics ...