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The 100 best male footballers in the world 2018: Nos 100-71  The Guardian

Our panel of 225 experts from 69 nations compile a list of the greatest male players in 2018.

World Of Warcraft Helped This Man Grow An 8-Figure Business  Forbes

Eden Amirav was Israel's national undefeated champion at World of Warcraft. He has also established and sold one seven-figure business and founded another ...

The world is fixated on the past  The Economist

POLITICIANS HAVE always exploited the past. But just now, rich countries and emerging economies are experiencing an outbreak of nostalgia. Right and left ...

'Fortnite: Save The World' Is Down For Maintennance  Forbes

Fortnite is a game that moves quickly, at least from a technical point of view. New patches come in on a weekly basis, and with that much change inevitably ...

Tottenham fan banned for hurling banana at Arsenal's Aubameyang  The Guardian

A Tottenham fan who threw a banana skin at the Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been handed a four-year football ban and fined after ...

Climate change activists vow to step up protests around world  The Guardian

Campaigners say they will force governments to act after lack of progress at UN summit.

Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II  CNN

Tokyo (CNN) Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the ...

World's 10 best waterfront districts  The Independent

Dry land is overrated. The recent creation of Shibuya Stream in Tokyo and Lower Manhattan's Seaport District is proof that today's hippest city neighbourhoods ...

The return of gleaning in the modern world  The Economist

AT THE SALON in Paris in 1857, Jean-François Millet exhibited a painting called “Des glaneuses” (“Gleaners”). It caused a scandal. Millet had long made a ...

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 10-16 December  BBC Sport

A selection of the most striking sports photographs from around the world this week.

World's First Manned Expedition to Explore The 5 Deepest Places On Earth Is The Ultimate Adventure  Forbes

The world's first expedition to visit the five deepest places on earth in a two-man submersible is just about to get underway.

First look: Netflix's 'Comedians of the World' goes global with 47 new stand-up specials  USA TODAY

Nearly four dozen comics from six continents get stand-up specials in Netflix's 'Comedians of the World,' premiering New Year's Day.

Sylvia Pankhurst letters reveal concerns about phone-tapping  The Guardian

The socialist suffragette and human rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst lobbied the British government in the 1930s about eavesdropping on phone ...

The best cheese in the world is running out fast. What should we eat instead?  The Guardian

The winner of this year's World Cheese awards is made by a Norwegian farmer with only 12 cows. While you're waiting for next year's batch, here are some ...

World’s oldest pyramid discovered - and it ISN’T the Great Pyramid of Giza  Express

A PYRAMID thought to be the oldest in the world has been discovered in Indonesia, and even predates the famous Great Pyramid of Giza.

British surfer Tom Butler rides 100ft ‘raging bull’ wave to break world record in Portugal  The Independent

A British man claims to have broken the world record for surfing the biggest wave. Tom Butler, 29, caught what was estimated to be a more than 100ft tall wave at ...

Huawei: We're still leading the world on 5G, despite political attacks  CNN

Dongguan, China (CNN Business) Huawei is firing back against the US-led campaign to push it out of major markets, insisting it's still on track to lead the world ...

Global pay gap will take 202 years to close, says World Economic Forum  The Guardian

The global pay gap between men and women will take 202 years to close, because it is so vast and the pace of change so slow, according to the World ...

World's first- ever graphene hiking boots unveiled  The University of Manchester

Building on the international success of their pioneering use of graphene in trail running and fitness shoes last summer, the brand is now bringing the ...

World War 3 threat: Saudi Arabia LASHES out at US after Khashoggi resolutions

SAUDI Arabia lashed out at the United States Senate after they passed resolutions that could further put pressure on the fragile US-Saudi relationship following ...

Sports Personality of the Year: Golfer Francesco Molinari named World Sport Star  BBC Sport

Golfer Francesco Molinari is named World Sport Star at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.

U.S. stocks face ‘biggest December fall’ since 1931 as world stocks, oil price tumbles  Global News

World stock markets, the U.S. dollar and oil prices tumbled on Tuesday as fears about a slowing global economy gripped investors, just as the U.S. Federal ...

Is the U.N. asking the world to fund salaries for Palestinian terrorists?  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

Palestinian Media Watch expressed outrage on Tuesday that the sum raised by the UN and the PA is equivalent to the $355 million dollars the PA allocated to ...

Belgian queen's makeup artist 'quizzed over Luxembourg crown jewels theft'  The Guardian

A makeup artist to the Belgian queen has reportedly been questioned by police over the theft of crown jewels belonging to the royal family of neighbouring ...

Two Scandinavian women tourists found dead in Morocco  BBC News

The bodies of two Scandinavian women are found in the Atlas mountains with cuts to their necks.

Hungary’s opposition plans more protests after ‘slave law’ passes  The Guardian

Opposition parties collaborate on joint strategy to put pressure on PM Viktor Orbán.

World's most popular attractions, according to Uber  CNN

Which destinations did Uber customers head to in 2018? The app releases its year-in-review, which includes the most popular attractions around the world by ...

'It's Been a Rout': Apple's iPhones Fall Flat in World's Largest Untapped Market  The Wall Street Journal

Global smartphone sales are flattening, which is why Apple and others are looking to India and its millions of newly minted consumers for growth. Yet the tech ...

Donald Trump's troubled charity foundation to shut down  BBC News

The troubled family-run charity agrees to close amid allegations its funds were illegally misused.

Xi Jinping says China 'will not seek to dominate'  BBC News

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed that his country will not develop at the expense of other nations, in a speech marking 40 years since China introduced ...

Japan protests Russian military build-up on island disputed since Second World War  The Telegraph

Russia has built new troop barracks and plans more military infrastructure on a disputed Pacific island chain, angering Japan before potential high-level ...

'We'll make you think' Putin delivers CHILLING World War 3 warning over Russian weapons

VLADIMIR Putin has issued a chilling warning to the West after telling Kremlin defence chiefs of a “serious breakthrough” in his country's weapons development ...

‘Why has the world abandoned us?’ The tough questions faced by Washington Post correspondents in 2018  The Washington Post

The Washington Post will soon have 30 foreign correspondents in over 20 locations outside of the United States. This year they've tackled an array of delicate ...

Russian off the shelves: Vladimir Putin calendar outsells rivals in Japan  The Guardian

Chain with exclusive rights to Russian president's 2019 offering says it is more popular than those featuring homegrown celebrities.

Former Indian MP jailed for life over 1984 Sikh massacre  The Guardian

A senior member of India's Congress party has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the mass murder of Sikhs that followed the assassination of ...

UN affirms 'historic' global compact to support world's refugees  UN News

The United Nations General Assembly affirmed a non-legally binding Global Compact on Refugees on Monday, marking the latest move by Member States to ...

Corbella: Some timely boos in Calgary from world's most polite protesters  Calgary Herald

These pro-energy, pro-pipeline rallies that have been taking over downtown streets since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit three weeks ago have been so ...

REVEALED: China and Russia wage CYBER WARFARE with SECRET TESTS to block communications

China and Russia have been testing new technology and how it can impact the atmosphere. They carried out a number of tests in the same month over the ...

Russia-Ukraine tensions BOIL OVER as Moscow deploys FIGHTER JETS to occupied Crimea

MOSCOW is gearing up to send more than 10 Sukhoi SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets to the Crimean Peninsula amid fears of escalating conflict in the beleaguered ...

PDC World Darts Championship: Dobromyslova and Van Barneveld out  BBC Sport

Ryan Joyce defeats Anastasia Dobromyslova in the PDC World Darts Championship's opening round, while ex-world champion Raymond van Barneveld is also ...

Venezuelan president says invaders 'would not make it out alive'  The Guardian

Nicolás Maduro declared himself a 'warrior of peace' amid rising tensions with regional neighbours. Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent. Mon 17 Dec ...

World War 3: Russia FLEXES MILITARY MUSCLES as Putin set to FORCE US out of Syria

VLADIMIR PUTIN's superstate is forcing the US out of Syria by testing new weapons, strengthening defences and increasing the number of troops near ...

The 15 most popular holiday destinations around the world at Christmas  Business Insider

10 of the most popular cities to visit over the festive period are based in European countries.

This World War I Footage Was Smoothed and Colorized. And It's Amazing.  Popular Mechanics

It's been 100 years since World War I ended. To mark the occasion, director Peter Jackson took hundreds of hours of battlefield footage from the Imperial War ...

Japan explosion: Dozens injured in Sapporo restaurant blast  BBC News

A large fire broke out after an explosion in the city of Sapporo, injuring more than 40 people.

Have I missed the world's most delicious dumpling?  SBS

Dom Knight has put together a list of the most delicious dumplings he's ever tried. What should he try next?

World War 3 FEARS as Russian forces to acquire ‘100’ new NUCLEAR missiles by END OF YEAR

RUSSIA will receive roughly 100 new pieces of armament including thermonuclear armed intercontinental ballistic missiles by the end of 2018, according to a ...

World’s nations agree on rules to implement Paris climate deal

The deal is an elegant compromise, but falls short of bringing global warming under control.

Carl Frampton goes teetotal in bid to take world title from Josh Warrington  ESPN

Carl Frampton has not had an alcoholic drink for nearly a year and he believes it will help him win a world title again when he fights Josh Warrington at the ...

Doors are slamming shut for Huawei around the world  CNN

Huawei is coming under pressure in two more key European markets — the latest in a series of problems the Chinese company faces around the world.

Nigeria concerned over Amnesty International's 'damaging' activities  The Guardian

Army spokesman claims charity is 'determined to destabilise' nation via the 'fictitious allegations of alleged human rights abuses'

Women Power Protest review – the art world's forgotten female figures  The Guardian

An exhibition celebrating female artists is always welcome – yet most aren't given the space here to explore issues beyond femininity.

Disabled man pulls out of world's first head transplant after falling in love  Metro

A disabled man lined up to have the world's first ever head transplant has had a change of heart after falling in love and starting a family. Valery Spiridonov, 33,...

Netanyahu’s son banned from Facebook over hate speech  The Guardian

Yair Netanyahu, 27, barred for 24 hours for anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian comments.

5 stories that captured the world’s attention in 2018  ABC News

This year had no shortage of stories that grabbed headlines and captivated the world. From a royal wedding to a soccer team trapped in a cave, to a refugee ...

2018's best books on the tech world  Fast Company

Looking for holiday gifts, or just a good read? Put these books on your list.

Success Secrets From The World's Best Service Business  Forbes

Technological disruption is not what determines a company's success, but whether it is able to integrate new technology with in-person interaction.

Deer poacher sentenced to watch Bambi in prison  BBC News

A poacher has been ordered to watch the Disney film Bambi repeatedly after he was convicted of illegally killing "hundreds" of deer. Missouri hunter David Berry ...

Russia, Turkey and Iran reach agreement on Syria committee  The Guardian

UN says Moscow rejected five names its envoy wanted included in proposed panel.

US left isolated at UN over stance on abortion and refugees  The Guardian

Only Hungary backed the United States and voted against an annual resolution on the work of the UN refugee agency. Reuters at the United Nations. Mon 17 ...

Hungary’s ‘slave law’ prompts days of protest against Orbán  The Guardian

Viktor Orbán's rightwing government in Hungary has faced a rare and sustained bout of protest in Budapest, as people rallied outside the state television ...

The Meteorite Hunters Who Descended on the Carancas Fall  WIRED

In rural Peru, a chunk of rock made landfall with a tremendous blast. Meteorite hunters rushed to get a piece of the action. Then things got weird.

Steady on! Juncker’s struggle to climb stairs renews speculation about drinking

MORE footage has emerged of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker looking unsteady on his feet, on the latest occasion struggling to climb a ...

Can Cross-Laminated Timber save the world?  Treehugger

Anthony Thistleton makes a persuasive case in a new book, 100 Projects UK CLT.

Spain violence against women: Outrage at teacher's murder  BBC News

The murder of a 26-year-old woman who had crossed Spain for a teaching job has sparked outrage in the country, the latest high-profile case to put the spotlight ...

Cisco's 2960-XR switch line: An affordable, under-utilized option  Network World

As we head towards the end of the year and end of our budgets, my engineers are reminding everyone that the Cisco 2960-XR family is an affordable and ...

UN agrees more support for the world’s 25,000,000 refugees  Metro

The UN has voted overwhelmingly to provide more support for countries that house most of the world's 25400000 refugees. Despite opposition from Donald ...

Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Cherif Chekatt manhunt  BBC News

French police have appealed for help in finding a man suspected of a Christmas market gun attack in Strasbourg that killed three people, and left a fourth brain ...

Michael Schumacher health shock claim: F1 legend 'NOT bedridden’

The F1 legend, who is one of motorsport's greatest living drivers, having won seven world championships in his career, is currently recuperating in a £50million ...

Vanuatu threatens to sue biggest carbon energy producers  CNN

A tiny Pacific Island nation facing an existential threat due to climate change has put the world's biggest carbon energy producers on notice.

South African ad watchdog bans colonisation spoof  The Guardian

Chicken Licken advert showed a black man finding a foreign land and naming it Europe.

'CRISPR babies' scientist He Jiankui rose from obscurity to stun the world  STAT

In the weeks since the remarkable announcement about the "CRISPR babies," STAT has pieced together the story of the years leading up to that fateful Monday.

Justin Rose misses finishing 2018 as World No. 1 by one stroke with stumble at Indonesian Masters

Justin Rose needed a T-12 finish at the Indonesian Masters to end 2018 as No. 1 in the World Ranking, but a closing 75 left him one stroke shy.

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.

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies  The Guardian

Radical overhaul in farming and consumption, with less meat eating, needed to avoid hunger and climate catastrophe.

Egypt tomb: Saqqara 'one of a kind' discovery revealed  BBC News

Archaeologists in Egypt unveil the tomb of a high priest, untouched for 4400 years.

World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN  The Guardian

Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 ...

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 ...

EU CRISIS: Belgium PM faces CONFIDENCE VOTE as parliamentary majority COLLAPSES

The Belgian prime minister lost his parliamentary majority after a walk out was staged by Flemish nationalists nine days ago, over the contested UN Migration ...

Loved-ones pay tribute as man, 21, killed in crash named locally  Lincolnshire Live

'He was the most kind-hearted and lovely person I've ever met.'

1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs  The Guardian

Charges filed against US firm as part of corruption and money-laundering inquiry.

Brexit: The Most Boring Important Story in the World  The New York Times

Nothing ever changes. The details are mind-numbing. And it will all determine the future of the country.

England would have to 'screw up' to not win World Cup, says James Anderson  BBC Sport

England would have to "screw up" to not win the 2019 World Cup, according to fast bowler James Anderson.

Climate secrets of the world's most remote island  BBC News

Scientists think a small volcanic rock in the South Atlantic holds an important record of Antarctic change.

World’s first lab-grown steak revealed – but the taste needs work  The Guardian

Nascent industry aims to reduce environmental impact of beef production.

I quit my corporate job and bought a one-way ticket to travel the world — and the hardest part hasn't been the language gap or the budget  Business Insider

Mt. Fuji from above was my first glimpse of Japan. A few weeks earlier I quit my corporate job in television, packed up my apartment after eight years in New York ...

The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?

British surfer Tom Butler conquers 'biggest wave in history' in world record claim  ITV News

Conquering what is thought to be the world's biggest wave surfed was "scary" and like being "chased by bulls", a British surfer has said. Tom Butler from ...

Club World Cup: All you need to know about the tournament  BBC Sport

Real Madrid will be looking to win the Club World Cup for the third time in a row in the UAE.

MH370 PROOF? Malaysia Airlines plane 'HIJACKED' for Chinese organs - SHOCKING claim

FLIGHT MH370 was hijacked so the internal organs of the 153 Chinese passengers onboard could be harvested, a conspiracy theorist has sensationally ...

Why the world is becoming more allergic to food  BBC News

Around the world, children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies. Recent inquiries into the deaths of two British teenagers after eating ...

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.

What happened next? How the World Cup brought in a new era for Alex Scott – and women in football  The Guardian

She had already earned 140 caps for England, but Scott became one of the breakout stars of the men's tournament this year as the first woman pundit taken to a ...

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 ...

Ethereum thinks it can change the world. It’s running out of time to prove it.  MIT Technology Review

The blockchain system has daunting technical problems to fix. But first, its disciples need to figure out how to govern themselves.

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 ...

FRENCH REFERENDUM: PM considers SHOCK vote as Macron DESPERATE to quell unrest

FRENCH Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday promised there would be a debate on the holding of a so-called “citizens' initiative referendum” to help ...

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected Merkel's successor as CDU leader  The Guardian

Winner of party vote tipped to become Germany's next chancellor and Europe's most powerful politician.

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.

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 ...