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Faced with a world of troubles, will Davos offer any solutions?  The Guardian

Political and economic problems loom heavily over the global elite as they gather at Davos for the World Economic Forum. But is there any political will to fix ...


Women around the world march against austerity and violence  The Guardian

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest against violence and the impact of austerity on their lives.


Women’s Marches Around the World Reflect Worry Over Violence and Populism  The New York Times

ROME — Women of all ages, and some men, took to the streets in a dozen cities around the world on Saturday, the anniversary of the 2017 Women's March that ...


The Memo: Concern over shutdown grows in Trump World | TheHill  The Hill

Allies of President Trump are growing increasingly concerned about the political impact of the partial government shutdown, which has now entered its fifth ...


Mexico explosion: scores dead after burst pipeline ignites  The Guardian

The death toll from the explosion of a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in central Mexico has risen to 71, the governor of the state of Hidalgo has said.


Ottawa freezes its way to coldest capital city in the world  CBC.ca

If you were out early Saturday morning and felt like you were in the coldest place on earth, you were right — at least when it comes to capital cities around the ...


Boo, 'world's cutest dog,' dies aged 12  CNN

If the January blues hadn't already got to you... the world's cutest dog, Boo, has died of a broken heart.


Mary Oliver’s Deep, Direct Love for the World  The New Yorker

Stephanie Burt on the poet Mary Oliver, who has died, at eighty-three.


US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabaab fighters, military says  The Guardian

The US military said it carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabaab extremists, in response to an attack on Somali forces.


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

Welcome to "Ohio On Behalf of the World", our professional teams' gift to true sports fans everywhere.


Save our minds by saving the world  The Sydney Morning Herald

For some time I've had a policy not to debate the existence of human-induced climate change, especially not with strangers on the internet. In my experience the ...


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 ...


Man Utd 2 Brighton 1: 'Marcus Rashford has the world at his feet' - Ashley Young sees Red Devils forward becoming best on the planet  Goal.com

Marcus Rashford “has the world ahead of him” and is capable of becoming “one of the best”, says Manchester United team-mate Ashley Young.


'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 ...


Dinghies with 170 migrants on board missing in Med  The Guardian

Three survivors picked up by helicopter after 10 to 11 hours at sea, but charities fear worst after bodies seen in water. Reuters in Milan and Madrid. Sat 19 Jan ...


‘Example to the world': Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte's war on drugs  The Guardian

President Maithripala Sirisena praises Philippines over policy that has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings.


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 ...


Boo, 'world's cutest dog,' dies  CNN

Boo the Pomeranian, the "world's cutest dog," has died at the age of 12. It's owners say the Pomeranian died in his sleep due to heart issues.


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

If you've been pretty much anywhere on the internet in the last couple of weeks, you'll have no doubt come across #10YearChallenge on social media. If not, the ...


Deep Blue, one of world's largest great white sharks, possibly spotted off Hawaiian coast  WLS-TV

Shark fans are buzzing about a possible sighting of Deep Blue, widely believed to be one of the world's largest great whites, off the Hawaiian coast earlier this ...


'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 ...


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.


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?


Bumrah Bowls the Best Yorker in World Cricket Currently - Akram  News18

Arguably one of the greatest left-arm fast bowlers to have ever played the game, Akram believes that Bumrah will make a difference during death overs at this ...


Trump set to make ‘MAJOR’ announcement LIVE about ongoing crisis SHUTDOWN  Express.co.uk

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


Women's March 2019 – in pictures | World news  The Guardian

Thousands gathered across the globe to call for equality and the protection of women's rights.


Trevor Bayliss hopes for England Ashes and World Cup double before he quits  The Guardian

England's head coach, Trevor Bayliss, said of facing West Indies: 'It's not easy playing away from home' but of later challenges added: 'Hopefully we walk away ...


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 ...


How Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway's world tour fell apart  CBS News

Calloway sold $165 tickets for her "Creativity Workshops," but was unable to fulfill any of her promises.


In a rare move, Mueller’s office denies BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie about Moscow project  The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing ...


Sweden gets new government four months after election  The Guardian

Sweden's parliament has voted to give the Social Democrat leader, Stefan Löfven, a second term in office at the head of a new centre-left minority government, ...


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 ...


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.


New atom smasher would be world's biggest by far  NBC News

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


An alpaca walks into a French optician's...  BBC News

The animal spent half an hour in the shop in the Breton town of Hennebont before its owner arrived.


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?


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.


Two South African hotels voted as best in the world [photos]  The South African

South Africa is beautiful. If you weren't convinced already, two luxury hotels recently made it onto the list as the best int he world.


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.


US shutdown: George W Bush gives pizza to security team  BBC News

The former president gives pizza to his Secret *Service* staff who are unpaid during the shutdown.


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.


US will 'reinforce its leadership' as the world's top crude producer in 2019, IEA says  CNBC

The level of crude output from the U.S. will once again be a major factor this year, the IEA said its closely-watched report on Friday.


Behind the Hamilton World Rugby Sevens Series 2019  Stuff.co.nz

Over the next week, Waikato Stadium will be turned into an international rugby and party venue.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Structural flaws in Australia’s World Cup defence exposed in series loss  The Guardian

This team just can't score enough runs and the bowling attack has looked piecemeal in the one-day series against India.


World sweeps first three draws at Continental Cup  TSN

LAS VEGAS — Team North America has some serious ground to make up after only one day of play at the Continental Cup. Sweden's Anna Hasselborg ...


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 ...


The end of coffee: could Australia save the world's beans?  The Guardian

Climate change may devastate the globe's major coffee-growing regions through extreme weather events – but Australia could be the solution.


When 'Deep Blue', The World's Biggest Great White Shark, Drops in for a Photoshoot  News18

A 20-foot-long great white shark, believed to be one of the largest in the world, swam right at the divers then began to check out their boats.


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.


'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.


Thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram forced back by Cameroon  The Guardian

UN voices alarm and urges Cameroon to keep its doors open after it denies entry to thousands fleeing unrest. Agence France-Presse. Fri 18 Jan 2019 20.38 ...


China, India close gap with U.S. as world's top economy  USA TODAY

China, other Asian countries, are gaining on US as world's largest economy, a report says. The reshuffling Is partly behind US trade war with China.


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 ...


The Jamaican Stock Exchange Is the World's Best-Performing Market  Bloomberg

The Jamaican stock exchange is so obscure, even emerging-markets funds don't go there. And it's booming.


Royal SCANDAL: The 12 royal SECRETS that shocked the world  Express

THE ROYAL family has been the subject of headlines for many years, but did you know these 12 shocking secrets behind the most famous family in the world?


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 ...


Tiny Indian state proposes world’s biggest experiment with guaranteed income  The Washington Post

NEW DELHI — High in the Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the tiniest states in India. But it is about to embark on an experiment of global interest. Sikkim's ruling ...


FACT CHECK: Is This the World's First Dab?  Snopes.com

A photograph purportedly captures a soldier doing the dab all the way back in 1932.


'He's from Krypton or something': Steven Adams is the NBA world's strongest man  ESPN

OKC's big man is a physical relic of the past who will grind possessions in the paint and overpower you to get there.


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 ...


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 ...


Half-baked! Boss faces £2k fine for making daily bread  Express.co.uk

A BAKER who fires up his ovens every day is being forced to take a day off or risk a weekly fine of £2000 for breaching French employment law.


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.


Half of the world's poor live in just 5 countries  World Bank Group

Of the world's 736 million extreme poor in 2015, 368 million—half of the total—lived in just 5 countries. The 5 countries with the highest number of extreme poor ...


He's spent 10 years alone. Now Romeo, the world's loneliest frog, may have finally found a Juliet that can save his species  CNN

Scientists have found a potential mate for Romeo, the Sehuencas water frog who was considered possibly the last living member of his species.


The Quick Read on Davos 2019, aka the World's Most Important Watering Hole  TIME

It's still worth paying attention to the World Economic Forum's annual shindig, writes Ian Bremmer.


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.”


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 ...


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, ...


‘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.


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.


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 ...


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

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.


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 ...


Macron warning: Yellow Vest protests 'ENORMOUSLY damaging' to 'aloof' French President  Express.co.uk

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 ...


How Zimbabwe became world's most expensive place to fuel a car  CNN

In 2017, Zimbabweans took to the streets to protest a broken economy and collapsing living standards. Two years later, they are back on the streets again over a ...


Kerre McIvor: Good riddance to World's Biggest Bogans  New Zealand Herald

COMMENT: You would have to wonder what the World's Biggest Bogans were doing when they chose New Zealand as their holiday destination over summer.


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.


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.


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 ...


Millions expected to throng Indian city for world's largest religious festival  Reuters

PRAYAGRAJ, India (Reuters) - Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that ...


Taking Stock of the World’s Debt  The Wall Street Journal

The world has never had as much debt as it has right now—nearly $250 trillion. That figure is three times what it was two decades ago, according to a Citigroup ...


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, ...


Mapping the world's 'blue carbon' hot spots in coastal mangrove forests  The Conversation - US

Mangrove forests along the world's tropical and subtropical coasts store enormous quantities of 'blue' carbon – especially in river delta zones, where soil builds ...


Jorge Linares: Three-weight world champion defeated by Pablo Cesar Cano  BBC Sport

Three-weight world champion Jorge Linares suffers a shock first-round defeat by Pablo Cesar Cano in New York.


How Huawei Took Over the World  The Wall Street Journal

Founded in 1987 by former Chinese army engineer Ren Zhengfei, Huawei is now the world's largest supplier of telecom equipment and the No. 2 maker of ...


World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan  TechCrunch

The world's highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a ...


World's largest ice and snow festival kicks off in China  CNN

If you think cold weather is part of the fun when traveling, then the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in northern China is the carnival for you. It's the ...


Photos: New Year's celebrations around the world  CNN

Revelers ring in 2019 with celebrations spanning the globe. From Sydney's Opera House to New York's Times Square and beyond, fireworks illuminate the night ...


60 Minutes: Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence  CBS News

Scott Pelley reports on the developments in artificial intelligence brought about by venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee's investments and China's effort to dominate the ...


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 ...


Inside Facebook’s Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech  The New York Times

Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users. But leaked documents raise serious questions about its ...


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.


Jeff Bezos, World’s Richest Person, Announces Divorce After 25 Years Of Marriage  Forbes

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, will divorce after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced on Wednesday morning. They did not provide a reason for ...


What are the world's safest airlines for 2019?  CNN

AirlineRatings.com has chosen what it says are the world's 20 safest airlines for 2019. The airline at the top of the list comes from a country south of the equator.


These are the world's most dynamic cities  World Economic Forum

Although momentum in the global economy appears to have peaked, there are still many cities in the world where real estate and economic growth continue to ...