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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 ...

10 cool shopping districts around the world: readers’ tips  The Guardian

Hamburg has its vinyl, St Petersburg its designer island and Toronto its arty distillery district. But the retail magic is strongest in Whitley Bay …

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.

Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police  The Guardian

French police have killed the suspected gunman who shot and stabbed people at Strasbourg's Christmas market, killing three and leaving a dozen wounded.

Mortal Engines: what Philip Reeve's predator cities tell us about our world  The Guardian

The steampunk dystopia, Reeve explains, was not intended as a comment on capitalism. But as a new film version shows, his story looks less far-fetched these ...

The long dry: Why the world's water supply is shrinking  Science Daily

A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the ...

A quantum threat gets its moment of fame

I first heard the phrase “quantum Y2K moment” in March, at a conference sponsored by the University of Bristol, UK. The idea that a quantum computer could ...

Russell Lynch: World’s strongmen flex their muscles — why 2018 was a bad year to be a central banker  Evening Standard

In business or public life, when somebody quits for “personal reasons” it's usually an attempt to keep the lid firmly sealed on a bulging can of worms.

Was the creation of the world’s newest country a wise idea?  The Economist

First Raise a Flag. By Peter Martell. Hurst; 320 pages; £25. A Rope from the Sky. By Zach Vertin. Pegasus Books; 528 pages; $29.95. Amberley Publishing; £20.

Standards Needed For Editing Of Human Germline : Shots - Health News  NPR

Three of the most influential scientific organizations in the world are calling for an urgent international effort to prevent scientists from creating any more ...

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.

Yemen: ceasefire agreed for port city of Hodeidah  The Guardian

Yemen's warring parties have agreed to an immediate ceasefire in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, the UN secretary general has said, in a potential breakthrough ...

World Restaurant Awards: Who Will Win ‘Tattoo-Free Chef’ Category?  Eater

The panel wants to recognize the restaurants and chefs that haven't dominated previous awards coverage, but Noma is still all over the long list of nominees.

Turkey primed to start offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria  The Guardian

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said that Turkey will launch a military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria within days, in a decision ...

China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than ever before  CNN

China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than anywhere else in the world -- or at any other time in history, according to data released by the Council of Tall ...

End of the world: Leonardo Da Vinci’s 'secret DOOMSDAY message' REVEALED

LEONARDO Da Vinci revealed the world will end in 4006 through a secret message in one of his greatest pieces of work, it has been claimed.

More Than 250 Journalists Are Languishing in Prisons Around the World, Report Says

For the third year in a row, more than 250 journalists are imprisoned across the globe—a worrying trend that the Committee to Protect Journalists describes in a ...

Never-seen-before images of the last indigenous communities of the world  The Telegraph

These breath-taking portraits show some of the last indigenous communities of the world. Photographer Jimmy Nelson sends a warning of the risk of losing ...

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.

My shopping habits help Amazon take over the world. Alexa, this ends now  The Guardian

Knowing the company's terrible labor practices, this Christmas try and resist the convenience of buying your gifts on Amazon.

PDC World Championship: Lisa Ashton battles hard before losing to Jan Dekker  BBC Sport

Women's BDO world champion Lisa Ashton gives Jan Dekker a scare on the opening night of the PDC World Championship.

Peter Wright targeting World Championship glory | Darts News  SkySports

Peter Wright believes he can win a maiden World Championship title this year and admits that winning darts' ultimate prize would be "a dream come true".

Hungary passes 'slave law' prompting fury among opposition MPs  The Guardian

The Hungarian government has passed a set of controversial laws amid scenes of chaos, as opposition MPs sounded sirens, blew whistles and angrily ...

Russia biathletes investigated for doping at 2017 World Championships in Austria  BBC Sport

Members of the Russia biathlon team are investigated over alleged doping offences at the 2017 World Championships in Austria.

Make a date with the world's most underrated winter sun destination

If you can't find a date in Oman, you'll have no chance elsewhere. From May to October, thousands of tonnes of the sweet fruit weigh the boughs of every palm in ...

It's Patrick Reed against the world

It should have been a triumphant year after his win at Augusta. Instead, the Masters champion faces an uncertain future largely of his own making.

Modi's Trips Around The World Cost Indian Taxpayers $280 Million  Bloomberg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hectic travel schedule over the past four-and-a-half years cost Indian taxpayers about $280 million as he made 84 trips around ...

The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly  The Verge

The rate of progress in the field of artificial intelligence is one of the most hotly contested aspects of the ongoing boom in teaching computers and robots how to ...

Power up in Smash Bros. Ultimate’s World of Light as fast as possible  Polygon

Any game with an economy can be manipulated and leveraged to provide an advantage to the player, and that includes Super Smash Bros Ultimate's ...

END OF THE WORLD: Return of Jesus is IMMINENT - ‘We should prepare for terrible times’

THE End of Days is near and people need to start preparing for the return of Jesus Christ, a Christian conspiracy theorist has warned.

Taekwondo World Championships: I'll buy another pizzeria if I win, says Walkden  BBC Sport

Bianca Walkden would spend her prize money on another pizzeria if she wins this weekend's World Taekwondo Grand Slam in China.

Canada's extradition act on display with world watching Meng case: experts  CTV News

Canada's cumbersome extradition system means Chinese business executive Meng Wanzhou could wait years before her case is resolved even if she will ...

Jon Batiste’s World Is Wonderful, but Flawed  The New York Times

NEW ORLEANS — Discussing his views on music's role in a city's culture, the jazz keyboardist Jon Batiste, who is the band leader on “The Late Show With ...

The democratic world is burning while Trump obsesses over a wall  The Washington Post

The democratic world is burning, and we have a president obsessed with a purely symbolic, trivial and politically manipulative fight over a wall — a giant piece of ...

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen to step down after World Cup  BBC Sport

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has announced he will step down after eight years in charge following the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Hansen, 59, took ...

Teaching about catastrophes while the world burns outside  Washington Post

The history of catastrophes has much to teach us about the aftermath of the California fires.

Thursday briefing: Bruised May takes her Brexit battle forward  The Guardian

PM won't fight next election after concession to help win confidence vote … Turkey train collision kills four … and hunt continues for Strasbourg gunman.

Spend the night in the world's tallest treehouses  CNN

At a height of 30-40 meters above ground, these eight treehouses in the Laos jungle are the tallest in the world. The only way to access them is on one of the ...

Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect  BBC News

Google named the man accused of killing UK backpacker Grace Millane in an email, which could be illegal.

Two killed in accident at Antarctic research station  The Guardian

Technicians from US contractor had been working on fire-suppression system at the McMurdo scientific outpost on Ross Island. Guardian staff and agencies.

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 ...

Deyna Castellanos Named One Of Best 100 Female Footballers In The World

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Earning the second United Soccer Coaches All-American honor of her career and helping lead Florida State to its second NCAA National ...

Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity  The Guardian

All 16000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22000 taxis will be too.

The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil output growth was expected to slow slightly for this year compared with previous forecasts, the Energy Information ...

Three UK teachers shortlisted for million dollar 'world's best teacher' prize  The Independent

Three UK teachers have been shortlisted for the “world's best teacher” award, in which the winner will take home $1m (£800000).

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 ...

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.

Grace Millane murder: Family of British backpacker say their 'whole world turned upside down'  Sky News

By Lucia Binding, news reporter. The family of a murdered British backpacker have said their "whole world turned upside down" after the 22-year-old's death.

Can Firefox survive in a Google world?  ZDNet

With Microsoft's decision to switch to Chromium for its Edge browser, Mozilla's Firefox remains the only major browser developer that still maintains its own ...

What Donald Trump and Dick Cheney Got Wrong About America  The Atlantic

We allowed an important idea—American exceptionalism—to be hijacked and misused. Now we need to rescue that idea and let it guide America at home and ...

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.

Charles Manson’s grandson wants to change the world  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Bradenton resident Jason Freeman says he will use money from estate for humanitarian causes if he wins legal battle over memorabilia. The specter of Charlie ...

Cristiano Ronaldo: Why the world is FURIOUS at Cristiano Ronaldo over Paulo Dybala  Express

CRISTIANO RONALDO was in action against Young Boys in the Champions League last night - but why are fans furious with the Juventus striker over Paulo ...

Inside one of the world's biggest container ports  CNN

Hong Kong has one of the world's busiest container ports. A floating tour is a superb way for visitors to explore this vast maritime landscape.

Billy Connolly's Ultimate World Tour review – a reflective reminder of his brilliance  The Guardian

The television programmes Billy Connolly has made have become increasingly meditative since he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease five years ago.

'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.

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: Putin’s MISSLE launch FAILS and crashes to ground in FLAMES – VIDEO

A RUSSIAN military missile launch resulted in failure as a video capturing the event shows the projectile exploding in the air before crashing to the ground ...

EU nations BATTLE over who will pick-up Britain’s MASSIVE cash contributions after Brexit

FURIOUS infighting among EU member states was set to kick off today as the remaining 27 Euro nations argue over who will fill the massive financial blackhole ...

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 ...

In rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to halt US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen, names crown prince as responsible for Khashoggi death  USA TODAY

Thursday's vote marks the first time the Senate invoked Congress' war powers to challenge U.S. military involvement abroad. Trump opposed withdrawal.

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 ...

Think tank: Russia emerges as world's No. 2 arms producer  The Associated Press

HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank said Monday that Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the United States. Russia ...

Don't Expect The Outer Worlds To Be As Gigantic As Fallout: New Vegas  Kotaku

The Outer Worlds, the next game from the developers at Obsidian, might be the game I'm most excited for in 2019. Helmed by the original creators of Fallout, ...

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 ...

Kurt Vile On World Cafe : World Cafe  NPR

Kurt Vile's song "Loading Zones" is in my head. It's a song about Kurt's adventures driving around Philadelphia. In particular, I've been thinking the last few ...

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.

LA among the world’s most expensive cities for real estate  Curbed LA

While millions of Los Angeles residents struggle to pay for basic needs like food and housing, a handful of wealthy homebuyers are making the urban area one ...

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 ...

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.

Two Israelis and two Palestinians killed in West Bank violence  The Guardian

A Palestinian has shot dead two Israelis and wounded at least two others at a bus stop in the West Bank, after Israeli forces killed two Palestinians suspected of ...

Was Thanos' Doomed Home World From Avengers Ever Really Habitable? Earther Investigates  Gizmodo

The first teaser trailer for Avengers: Endgame dropped last week, featuring a universe devoid of 50 percent of all living things thanks to Thanos' extremely poorly ...

Georgia Davies: British swimmer wins world bronze in China  BBC Sport

Britain's Georgia Davies claims 100m backstroke bronze at the World Short-course Swimming Championships in China.

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.

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.

PUBG What? Doom, World's First First-Person Shooter Game, Turns 25 Years Old  News18

Despite its relatively advanced age in video game terms, the PC edition of.

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.

IMF warns of looming financial crisis, says world is woefully unprepared to handle it

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: IMF warns of likelihood of another global recession; Canadian ...

The world's fastest (and slowest) internet speeds  Quartz

The internet is getting faster. Ookla, an internet analytics company, released its state of the internet report this week showing mobile and broadband internet are ...

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.

'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.

CHRISTIANITY CRACKDOWN: Church ATTACKED by mob - 'It happens every day'

A CHRISTIAN church in Egypt was forced to close on Sunday after an attack by Islamic extremists.

21 of the world's best island escapes  National Geographic

Dine in a candlelit grotto, dive with manta rays, or lie back for a waterside massage.

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 ...

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 ...

Bono Wants His Charity to Be ‘the NRA For the World’s Poor’  Rolling Stone

“Whatever you feel about the NRA – and I don't like them very much – they're a very well-organized group and we want ONE to be the NRA for the world's poor,” ...

END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW - France in chaos

EMMANUEL Macron's government faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday amid nationwide anger at the French president which has seen ...

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.

Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

The Implant Files investigation reveals damage caused by poor regulation and lax testing rules.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

US senators: we're certain Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder  The Guardian

Senators have emerged from a classified briefing by the CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying they are certain that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ...

Tapper calls out Trump 'bizarro-world' defense  CNN

CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Trump's claim that he didn't direct his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to break the law.

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 ...

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 ...

50 of the world's best desserts  CNN

From chocolate mousse and cheesecake to pavlova and polvorónes, these are the 50 best desserts around the world and where they come from.

Putin refuses to release Ukrainian sailors and ships  The Guardian

Russian president says it is 'too early' in investigation to consider a prisoner swap and accuses Ukraine government of provocation.