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Paweł Adamowicz: thousands attend Gdańsk mayor's funeral  The Guardian

Polish and European officials joined thousands of people from across Poland on Saturday for the funeral of Paweł Adamowicz, the mayor of the northern city of ...

5G will have an enormous impact on the world  CNN

5G will go beyond mobile broadband and impact self-sustaining modern human establishments like smart cities, robotics and self-driving cars, and foster ...

10 Year Challenge: How the world has changed in a decade  BBC News

People started by showing how different they look after 10 years - now they're looking at the world.

UK Anti-Doping calls for independent review into World Anti-Doping Agency's handling of Russia crisis  BBC Sport

UK anti-doping chiefs have called for "robust changes" in order to rebuild trust in the World Anti-Doping Agency, including an independent review into its ...

Mexico explosion: at least 20 killed after burst pipeline ignites  The Guardian

Television footage showed the pipeline gushing fuel earlier in the day and people queuing with containers.

Antarctic expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient 'water bears'  The Guardian

Scientists have found the remains of tiny, ancient animals in an Antarctic lake that has lain undisturbed for thousands of years beneath a kilometre-thick slab of ...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels  The Guardian

Rakhine state has seen new levels of violence in recent weeks between the Arakan Army and security forces. Agence France Presse. Sat 19 Jan 2019 01.28 ...

Reality Check: Why has Zimbabwe hiked petrol prices?  BBC News

The government increased fuel prices by more than double, but what is behind the sudden price increase?

World's coffee under threat, say experts  BBC News

The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction. More than 100 types of coffee ...

Academic who defined news principles says journalists are too negative  The Guardian

Exclusive: preoccupation with conflict fosters insecurity, populism and trust deficit, says Johan Galtung.

Women's March to take to streets after controversy divides movement  The Guardian

Event on Saturday set to be smaller after several major sponsors withdrew following allegations of antisemitism.

Male TV stars' earrings censored on Chinese site, say viewers  The Guardian

Editors of television programmes streamed on China's Netflix-like iQiyi site appear to be blurring the earlobes of male actors with earrings, according to web ...

10 year challenge: How science and the world have changed  New Scientist News

The last 10 years have seen amazing advances in science and technology – and stark damage to the world we live in. Like a lot of people on social media we ...

World’s cartoonists on this week’s events

Drawing the top stories around the globe. 1/18/19, 9:02 PM CET. Portuguese MEP Rodrigues under harassment investigation. BY Maïa de La Baume. Socialist ...

Which is the world's most vegan city?  The Guardian

Portland has a vegan strip club, Palitana is a meat-free zone and Bristol makes the most vegan-related Google searches, but what makes a city vegan-friendly?

Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation  The Guardian

A hospital in Dublin has refused an abortion to a woman with a fatal foetal abnormality, raising questions over Ireland's recent introduction of abortion services.

World markets themes for the week ahead - Business News  The Star Online

BREXIT: Markets now reckon the March 29 deadline will be extended to give parliament more time to negotiate the manner of exit or even to organize a second ...

Boo the Pomeranian dog dies 'from a broken heart'  BBC News

Social media star Boo the Pomeranian dog has died at the age of 12. His owners say he had shown signs of heart problems ever since his "best friend" - a dog ...

Trump set to make ‘MAJOR’ announcement LIVE about ongoing crisis SHUTDOWN

PRESIDENT Donald Trump will make a “major” announcement tomorrow about the current government shutdown and border issues live from the White House.

Bolsonaro pressures Venezuelan leader with vow to 're-establish democracy'  The Guardian

Brazilian president said he will do 'everything for democracy' in a video message as his son called Nicolás Maduro a 'cancer'

UFC's Joanne 'JoJo' Calderwood on love, Thanksgiving & world titles  BBC Sport

Scottish UFC star Joanne Calderwood prepares to take on 'Violence Queen' Ariane Lipski in Brooklyn, in a bid to become a world champion.

Great white shark photo: I swam with 'world's biggest'  BBC News

Kimberly Jeffries was already in the water when the huge shark swam up from the deep.

Baker Mayfield and the Browns are next in Ohio Against The World: Doug Lesmerises 3rd & Short

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is ready to take on the world. EXPLAINING 3RD & SHORT. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- (A cell phone rings. The ring tone is Baker ...

A growing number of towns around the world are offering homes to newcomers for almost free  The Washington Post

CUMNOCK, Australia — Like many small towns around the world, Cumnock in southeast Australia has gone through a long period of population decline and ...

Israel accuses Malaysia PM of 'rabid antisemitism' over Paralympics ban  The Guardian

Mahathir Mohamad refuses visas to Israeli athletes due to compete in a qualifying event for Tokyo 2020.

Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim  BBC News

A Belarusian model who said she had evidence of Russian collusion with Donald Trump's election campaign is now in Russian police custody. Nastya Rybka ...

Anti-Assad activist killed in Germany in suspected axe attack  The Guardian

Mohamed Joune's killing may be related to his Syrian political activities, say friends.

Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead - The plate is full  Economic Times

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week. (Source-Reuters) The plate is full.

The world's funniest wedding photos - News  The Telegraph

It's quick and easy to create your Telegraph account; You will also be able to comment on articles, read a Premium article per week and sign up to our ...

Jacob Stockdale: Ireland and Ulster star the world's best wing - Monye  BBC Sport

Ireland and Ulster star Jacob Stockdale is currently the best in his position in the world, says former Lions and England wing Ugo Monye.

'Life is good': Syrian family's new life in remote Welsh town  The Guardian

Two young members of a Syrian family that was given shelter and support by the residents of a remote Welsh town after fleeing their homeland have spoken for ...

'World of Warcraft' pays homage to Marvel legend Stan Lee  Fox News

The late Stan Lee was more than just a legend in the comic book world. As the creator of the Hulk, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and, well, just about the entire ...

Fyre Festival: Inside the world's biggest festival flop  BBC News

A new documentary sheds light on what allegedly went on behind the scenes at the disastrous Fyre Festival.

Lindsey Vonn — Knee Braces, Airbag and All — Makes Her World Cup Return  The New York Times

The injury-racked Vonn began what is to be her final season with a 15th-place finish in the downhill in Italy. The braces were hard to get used to, “but it's better ...

A surgeon has performed the world's first '5G surgery' on an animal in China  The Independent

A surgeon in China has performed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology, according to local reports. The doctor in the southeastern province of ...

Amanda Serrano v Eva Voraberger: US fighter on frustrations and sacrifice  BBC Sport

Amanda Serrano gave up boyfriends, a mobile phone and financial security on her path to becoming a boxing world champion in six weight classes. On Friday ...

Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege  BBC News

At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya's government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced to ...

Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave  BBC News

Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since ...

World Cup on Mind as South Africa and Pakistan Start ODI Battle  News18

It is the batting that is an area of concern for both the sides. While the bowling has been top-notch, this series will give them a chance to rectify some of their ...

Squaring the world's waste circle will take more than many imagine  The Sydney Morning Herald

If you think we've been standing still – even going backwards – on reconciling the economy with the natural environment, that's not wholly true. While our refusal ...

Ten threats to global health in 2019  World Health Organization

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of ...

China has some of world's most advanced weapon systems, Pentagon warns  The Guardian

China is on the cusp of fielding some of the world's most advanced weapons systems – and in some cases already has surpassed its rivals, a Pentagon ...

'I have lost my wallet and brother': reuniting at Kumbh Mela, the world's largest festival  The Guardian

As an estimated 15m Hindus gather at convergence of holy rivers in India, the huge lost-and-found centres go digital.

Dhoni leads way for India as Australia's World Cup plans take a hit  The Sydney Morning Herald

India capped a dominant tour and highlighted Australia's World Cup issues with a series clinching seven-wicket victory in the deciding third one-day ...

Gillette #MeToo razors ad on 'toxic masculinity' gets praise – and abuse  The Guardian

Shaving company Gillette has been bombarded with both praise and abuse after launching an advertising campaign promoting a new kind of positive ...

‘An egregious offence’: Canada battles Norway for tallest moose statue  The Guardian

After Norway's Storelgen stole Mac the Moose's place as world's tallest, a Canadian city hopes to 'stick it to Oslo' by increasing their statue's size.

Cautious consumers feel the pinch as Chinese economy slows  The Guardian

Deserted high streets show that after decades of breakneck growth, the world's second largest economy is faltering.

Five Ways Jack Bogle Changed the World of the Everyday Investor  Wall Street Journal

In driving down investment costs and boosting the influence of mutual funds at companies, the late founder of Vanguard Group, Jack Bogle, altered the balance ...

This week's Santander moment changes nothing in the world of outrageous bankers' pay  The Globe and Mail

The Santander moment might have you believe the banking world has changed, that outrageous pay for bankers with the mental makeup of a Las Vegas card ...

The World's 10 Year Challenge - Network Ten  Ten Eyewitness News

Watch later. Millions of people are comparing themselves with their 2009 selves on social media. How does the world measure up a decade on?

World economies: Massive shake-up forecast for 2030

China is set to dominate the world, India will outpace the United States, and Egypt's economy will rise well above Australia's into the top 10. The world's total ...

World War 3: South Korea boosts missile defences against Pyongyang with help from US

SOUTH Korea's pre-emptive missile strike strategy will reach a new milestone as it prepares to take delivery of two of the same supersonic stealth jets the UK ...

Tenerife earthquake: Could Tenerife earthquake TRIGGER Palma volcano ERUPTION?

POPULAR holiday islands Tenerife and Gran Canaria were rocked by an earthquake in the early hours of this morning. But could the earthquake trigger an ...

World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Of Its Robots  Forbes

A robot hotel in Japan has culled more than half of its robotic workforce since it launched, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

World's 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases  ABC News

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has reached 600 confirmed cases in five months, health officials said. Since the outbreak was ...

Man jumps from 11th floor of world's largest cruise ship in Instagram stunt  The Independent

A passenger jumped from the 11th floor of the world's largest cruise ship in an attempt to go viral on Instagram. American Nick Naydev, 27, jumped 30 metres ...

Carolyn Hax: And on Father’s Day, you can give him a World’s Best Cad mug  The Washington Post

Don't ask what to tell the children. Ask why would you still want to be married to him.

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout  BBC News

Seeds taken up to the Moon by China's Chang'e-4 mission have sprouted, says China National Space Administration. It marks the first time any biological matter ...

Blood Moon 2019: End of the world coming as moon turns RED – shock claim

THE upcoming blood moon is a message to America and will signify the END OF THE WORLD, according to a prominent Rabbi in Israel.

Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre  BBC News

Two firefighters and a Spanish woman have been killed after a huge blast at a bakery in France's capital, Paris. The emergency services were responding to a ...

The World's Most-Visited City Faces a Battle Against Toxic Smog  Bloomberg

For the second year in a row, some of the planet's most toxic smog has choked Bangkok.

Protein mania: the rich world's new diet obsession  The Guardian

The long read: If you're worrying about the amount of protein in your diet, then you're almost certainly eating more than enough.

What the break-up of the world’s richest couple means for Amazon  The Economist

WHEN YOU have loving and supportive people in your life, like MacKenzie…you end up being able to take risks.” So declared Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon, the ...

New Zealand's obsession with rowdy tourists captures world's attention  Newshub

New Zealand's news has been dominated by a family of rowdy British holidaymakers this past week, and it hasn't gone unnoticed by the world. From Reuters, to ...

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race  BBC News

Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after repeating comments about race and intelligence. In a TV ...

Airlander 10: World's longest aircraft gets full-production go-ahead  BBC News

It comes after the prototype £32m Airlander 10 - a combined plane and airship - was formally retired.

The world is swimming in R3,360 trillion of debt  Business Insider South Africa

Global debt is hovering near an all-time high at R3,360 trillion (that's more than three thousand trillion) the Institute of International Finance said in a new report.

Macron warning: Yellow Vest protests 'ENORMOUSLY damaging' to 'aloof' French President

THE ongoing Yellow Vest protests against French President Emmanuel Macron, who is now viewed as an “aloof politician” just a year on from his election, have ...

Kumbh Mela: How to plan a festival for 100m people  BBC News

India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims to bathe at ...

World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date  BBC News

Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.

The Super Bowl, a government shutdown and the world's busiest airport. What could go wrong?  CNN

Some officials are concerned that the federal government shutdown and one of the year's biggest sporting events could combine for not only long airport lines, ...

Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star's habitable zone ...

These are the biggest risks facing our world in 2019  World Economic Forum

From extreme weather to biodiversity loss, this year's Global Risks Report paints a clear picture of environmental concern.

The World's Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019  VinePair

Pack a suitcase, wine lovers. Here are the top 10 wine travel destinations that should be on your radar this year.

Politics this week  The Economist

Theresa May's Brexit deal suffered a crushing defeat in the British Parliament. Leavers who think the deal does not go far enough in disentangling Britain from ...

Congo election runner-up rejects Tshisekedi victory as 'electoral coup'  The Guardian

The runner-up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential election has rejected the result as an “electoral coup” and called on his followers to resist ...

New atom smasher would be world's biggest by far

CERN announced plans to build the Future Circular Collider (FCC), a vast particle collider that would dwarf the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The World Economic Forum says climate change is the world's greatest threat  Quartz

For the past decade, the World Economic Forum has put out a yearly review of the greatest threats to our world—the economic and geopolitical risks that ...

A test rocket for the world's first artificial meteor shower in 2020 flew over Japan tonight  Fast Company

The world is filled with strange and wonderful things, both real (see: Maine's spinning alien ice disk) and fake (see: Thailand's artificial rain and China's fake ...

Head of world’s largest asset manager says stock market has hit a bottom — but this would make it surge  MarketWatch

Larry Fink, CEO of world's largest asset management firm, BlackRock Inc., says that the stock market has probably put in a bottom but that for sentiment to take ...

Manchester City v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp says Pep Guardiola's side are world's best  BBC Sport

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City are "still the best team in the world", despite his side being top of the Premier League and seven points ...

The most dangerous waves in the world  New York Daily News

Experienced surfers agree—the waves in Teahupoo are some of the most challenging and powerful in the world. You're going very deep to very shallow in a few ...

India: world's biggest election has suddenly become competitive  The Guardian

PM Narenda Modi weakened after Rahul Gandhi's Congress ends 2018 with string of regional victories.

The five most addictive substances in the world  CNN

Chances are, you've tried at least two of these addictive substances. Here's how they affect your brain.

US Navy moves toward unleashing killer robot ships on the world's oceans

The Navy is planning to take the first few steps into a radical future, which, if it comes to pass, will upend how the fleet has fought since the Cold War.

Rahaf and Hakeem: why has one refugee captured the world's attention while another is left in jail?  The Guardian

When it comes to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and Hakeem al-Araibi, the reasons are varied but likely include the age-old non-science of what makes news and ...

World's first rollable TV unveiled by LG at CES 2019  Dezeen

LG Electronics has revealed a rollable TV, which can be rolled away to be stored out of sight at the click of a button to "liberate users from the limitations of the ...

The Man Behind Billionaires' Row Battles to Sell the World's Tallest Condo  The Wall Street Journal

Extell's Gary Barnett remade Manhattan's skyline and spurred a supertall-tower boom with One57. In a faltering real-estate market, he's hoping to sell the ...

Thai Lion Air comes out on top of world's fastest growing airlines  The Independent

The world's fastest growing airlines in 2018 have been revealed, with a Thai low cost carrier coming out on top. The research, compiled by Routesonline, said ...

A neural network can learn to organize the world it sees into concepts—just like we do  MIT Technology Review

Generative adversarial networks are not just good for causing mischief. They can also show us how AI algorithms “think.”

'Ridiculous': report Ivanka Trump could lead World Bank meets scorn  The Guardian

First daughter's name said to be 'floating around Washington' but it wouldn't be her first unconventional role.

Veganuary 2019: What it's like to stay in the world's first vegan hotel suite  The Independent

I was all prepared to hate the world's first vegan hotel suite. I was prepared to hate it the way only a journalist who has received one too many “Celebrate ...

Mr Five Per Cent by Jonathan Conlin review – the world's richest man  The Guardian

The story of the buccaneering Calouste Gulbenkian, wealthy oilman, who anticipated today's unfettered global tycoons.

India scientists dismiss Einstein theories  BBC News

Scientists in India have hit out at speakers at a major conference for making irrational claims, including that ancient Hindus invented stem cell research.

Ways the world improved in 2018, in charts  Quartz

A lot went wrong in 2018, so much that it was easy to lose sight of global improvements in the midst of incessant bad news. But while it may be hard to believe, ...

Watch: This gymnast’s perfect 10 floor routine has the world talking about it  The Indian Express

In a floor routine set to a medley of songs by Michael Jackson, including 'The Way You Make Me Feel' and 'I Want You Back', Katelyn Ohashi set the stage on ...

How Amazon became the world's most valuable public company  CNBC

Amazon dominates e-commerce but has many additional growth drivers, including cloud, advertising and Alexa.

Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections  The Guardian

Executive order transfers regulation and creation of indigenous reserves to agriculture ministry controlled by agribusiness lobby.

Trump threatens 'national emergency' over wall  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress. It came after he ...

Russia Buys Quarter of World Yuan Reserves in Shift From Dollar  Bloomberg

Russia's central bank dumped $101 billion in U.S. holdings from its huge reserves, shifting into euros and yuan last spring amid a new round of U.S. sanctions.