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‘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.

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

The academic who first defined the essence of news journalism has said the media have misconstrued his work and become far too negative, sensational and ...

Where in the World Is Melania Trump?  Vanity Fair

The First Lady has not made any appearances during 2019 and is reportedly “in the planning phase” for the new year.

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?

Climate Forecast: World Is "Sleepwalking into Catastrophe"  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...

Journalist who exposed football corruption shot dead in Ghana  The Guardian

Exposés by Ahmed Husein, who died in Accra, had also lifted lid on corruption in judicial system.

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 ...

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 ...

Portugal plans special lanes for Britons in airports after Brexit  The Guardian

Portugal plans to open dedicated corridors in its airports so British tourists continue to get fast-track access after Brexit whether the UK leaves with or without a ...

Walled world: Lessons from Europe's border barriers

U.S. President Donald Trump wants a wall on the border with Mexico. Europe has built around 1000 kilometres of border walls and fences since the 1990s.

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.

The Overlooked Organisms That Keep Challenging Our Assumptions About Life  The Atlantic

Gorgeous and weird, lichens have pushed the boundaries of our understanding of nature—and our way of studying it.

Indian sisters pretend to be boys to keep barbershop afloat  The Guardian

Teenagers used disguise to maintain customers after their father became ill.

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

Fyre Festival was the most talked about festival experience of 2017, but not because anyone had any fun there. Advertised by famous faces including Kendall ...

Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, asking her to stay to negotiate an end to ...

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.

The 10 most important things in the world right now  Business Insider

Here's everything you need to know on Friday, January 18.

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet  News24

A hamburger a week, but no more – that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report ...

Gisele Bündchen hits back at minister's 'bad Brazilian' jibe  The Guardian

Model attacks rising Amazon deforestation and sets out her environmental credentials.

Light-matter entanglement creates Schrödinger-cat states

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, have succeeded in creating Schrödinger-cat states using a single ...

BlackRock's Larry Fink says CEOs must lead in a divided world  The Australian Financial Review

Larry Fink, the investment manager who oversees nearly $US6 trillion at BlackRock, says businesses must be leaders in a divided world.

Turning stale bread into ice-cream won’t save the world – but won’t do any harm, either  The Guardian

A small but steady movement of chefs is already having a go at turning kitchen waste into something new, the most appealing of which is savoury ice-cream.

Israeli museum to remove McJesus sculpture after protests  The Guardian

Work depicting Ronald McDonald as crucified Jesus has sparked violence in Haifa.

SAS soldier storms hotel in Kenya attack as world hails him a HERO - see the moment

The SAS man, who was training the Kenyan military at the time, helped to save civilians when he tackled terrorists in the Nairobi hotel attack on Tuesday.

John Deere wants to remind the world that it’s a tech company  Engadget

John Deere has been to CES before. The company known for its dark green tractors with the yellow deer on them has rubbed shoulders with the smart TVs, ...

World's 'loneliest' frog finally gets a date after decade alone  Evening Standard

A frog that was believed to be the last of its kind in the world finally has a partner after more than a decade searching for romance. Romeo, known as the world's ...

Life at the End of the World | By Wendie Renard  The Players' Tribune

here I'm from, we call it The End of the World. Nothing but the sea in front of you. And a giant mountain at your back. It's a part of Martinique called Le Prêcheur.

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 ...

World Report 2019: Reversing Autocrats' Attacks on Rights  Human Rights Watch

There is a growing global trend to confront the abuses of headline-grabbing autocrats, Human Rights Watch said today in launching its World Report 2019.

Justin Rose's caddie to undergo heart surgery, but the World No. 1 has a great substitute on his bag

World No. 1 Justin Rose begins his 2019 campaign at this week's Desert Classic. But while the biggest news surrounding his PGA Tour return has involved his ...

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.

Civilians beaten and abducted in major Zimbabwe crackdown  The Guardian

Police and military have launched a massive crackdown in Zimbabwe after what appears to be have been a widespread breakdown of public order linked to ...

'Ireland are the best side in the world' - Jones  RugbyPass

“Ireland are the best side in the world” – that's according to England head coach Eddie Jones, who revealed his 35-man England Six Nations squad this morning ...

2019 Porsche 911 review: all-new version of the world's most famous sports car is a classic vintage  The Telegraph

Eyes down for the new Porsche 911, Zuffenhausen's most famous export, now in its eighth generation. Depending on your point of view, this jumped-up VW ...

World War 3: CIA insider reveals China’s ‘CHECKMATE’ move to crush US

CHINA is aware of two things the US is “dependent on” should military action break out and has the ability to neutralise both, a former CIA head has revealed.

Sydney axe attacks: Woman jailed for wounding 7-Eleven customers  BBC News

A woman who randomly attacked two people with an axe in an Australian convenience store has been jailed. Evie Amati, 26, seriously wounded the man and ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Malaysia revises school textbook that tells girls sex is shameful  The Guardian

The Malaysian education ministry has ordered the removal of a page from a school textbook which warned young girls that having sex would bring shame on ...

The richest people in the world live in this city (it’s not Hong Kong or London)  MarketWatch

Where the wealthiest people in the world live is quickly changing.

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 ...

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.

How the World’s Biggest Financial Scandal Ensnared the Art World  Artsy

Bold-faced art world names litter the documents and criminal complaints surrounding the multi-billion 1MDB scandal with Malaysian Jho Low at its center.

Fortnite becomes the top-grossing free game in the world after raking in $2.4 BILLION in 2018  Daily Mail

A new report from gaming data firm SuperData found that the massively successful battle royale game was the top-grossing free-to-play game in the world in ...

Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case  The Guardian

Immigration chief says country 'will now follow international norms' yet is still considering extraditing refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.

What to eat to save the planet: Report urges 'radical changes' to world's diet -- less meat, more veggies  USA TODAY

Around the world, humans eat far too much red meat and sugar, and nowhere near enough nuts, fruits and vegetables, according to a report.

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 ...

Built to Separate: Border Barriers Around the World  The Atlantic

As more and more walls are built along borders worldwide, a look at some famous and some lesser-known barriers across the globe.

World’s 50 Best Restaurants List Changes Voting to Find New Winners  Eater

Last year, the World's 50 Best Restaurants list seemingly decided that it wanted to do better. Through a September statement from director Hélène Pietrini, the ...

Global Commission Calls for a Food Revolution to Solve World’s Climate & Nutrition Problems  InsideClimate News

An ambitious report on the global food system from a commission convened by the prestigious medical journal The Lancet calls for a radical change in food ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Australia could suffer the biggest property price falls in the world this year  The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney and Melbourne are at the forefront of a potential 10 per cent property price fall, the largest of any decline globally of all markets, according to a report ...

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 ...

Lyon university EXPLOSION: Fireballs erupt in in France - AVOID area

A HUGE blaze has broken out following an explosion at the University of Lyon in France, leaving three people injured.

Climate change: Belgium students skip school to demand action  BBC News

Thousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change.

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 ...

Periodic table found at St Andrews University 'is world's oldest'  BBC News

Experts who dated the teaching chart found at St Andrews University said it was printed between 1879 and 1886.

Eclipse 2019 prophecy: Will the world end on January 22? SHOCK Blood Moon Bible reveal

The so-called Super Blood Moon eclipse will dye the Moon an ominous red colour between January 20 and January 21. In the UK, the eclipse will peak early on ...

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.

Living with migraine means a world of pain, stigma and searching for a cure  ABC News

It affects thousands of us each day and can cause loss of speech, dizziness, nausea — even temporary blindness. People with migraine share how it affects ...

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).

White House delegation cancels Davos trip  CNN

The White House has canceled the planned delegation's trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced ...

Yellowstone volcano: Researcher's 'head east' eruption warning REVEALED

THE YELLOWSTONE volcano could wipe out more than three-quarters of the US in the event of an eruption and a researcher warns that, if it happens, people ...

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 ...

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.

Travel - Macau's rare fusion cuisine  BBC News

A small Eurasian community in Macau is hoping that their unique cuisine – a blend of Portuguese and Chinese cooking – will be the key ingredient to their ...

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.

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.

The secret travel club that's been everywhere  BBC News

New York's Explorers Club has inspired adventurers, aquanauts and astronauts for more than a century. But it's now evolving to inspire everyone to make the ...

Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets being resold for more than £12,000  BBC Sport

Cricket World Cup organisers are prepared to take legal action against secondary ticketing sites, with some 2019 tickets being offered at 104 times face value.

Australian house prices drop expected to be worst in the world  New Zealand Herald

The tumultuous drop in Australian house prices is reaching historic proportions.

Extra rest key to Socceroos' Asian Cup hopes  The World Game

Australia's two days of extra preparation for their Asian Cup round of 16 clash against Uzbekistan looms as a key advantage.

Hantavirus kills 12: Argentina PANIC as 12 killed by rodent disease - 'Very serious'

ARGENTINA is on lockdown after a deadly virus typically found in rodents has spread to humans, killing 12.

World’s worst climate change-induced disasters cost countries £50bn in 2018  The Independent

The 10 worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused at least £50bn worth of damage, a study has found. Extreme weather driven by climate change hit every ...

New Year's Eve 2018: celebrations around the world as they happened  The Guardian

And with that, we'll be wrapping up our live blog of New Year's Eve celebrations around the world. From Samoa to Sydney to Santiago, it's been 20 hours of ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

Madagascar pochard: World's rarest bird gets new home  BBC News

The rarest bird in the world - a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard - has been given a new home in time for the new year. An international team of ...

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.”

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 ...

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 ...

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.

German politicians’ personal data leaked online  The Guardian

Huge cache of documents published daily in December but came to light only on Thursday.

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.

Amazon is now the most valuable company on the planet  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been the wealthiest person on the planet for more than a year. Now, Amazon is the most valuable ...

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.

China will overtake the U.S. as world’s top economy in 2020, says Standard Chartered Bank  Big Think

China is poised to overtake the U.S. as the world's top economy for good as early as next year, according to a recent report from Standard Chartered Bank.

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 ...

World's biggest tobacco company vows to phase out cigarettes  Sky News

In a swish research centre on the edge of a Swiss lake, the world's biggest cigarette company is re-inventing itself. Philip Morris International - which makes ...

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.

How Britain became the world’s largest expert in medical marijuana

If you were looking for an international drugs empire, Downham Market would not be the first place you'd think of. With a population of around 10000, this…