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China's economic growth slowest since 1990 amid trade war with US  The Guardian

Fears China may not be able to help shore up weakening global growth as GDP figures are slowest nation has reported in 28 years.

Desert Classic: Adam Long, world number 417, beats Phil Mickelson to win maiden PGA Tour title  BBC Sport

American Adam Long, the world number 417, birdies the final hole to win the Desert Classic by one shot, his first PGA Tour victory.

Anger over spelling of Irish names on transport passes  The Guardian

Irish transport authority blames 'technical limitation' for lack of fadas on Leap cards.

Cameron did not think EU referendum would happen, says Tusk  The Guardian

David Cameron never believed he would have to hold an EU referendum because he expected to fall short of an overall majority in the 2015 election, according ...

If Russell Brand wants to change the world, he could try changing a few more nappies  The Guardian

Brand's path to divinity does not involve childcare, which he says he leaves to his wife. But a true revolutionary would look closer to home.

Venezuela claims it has foiled attempted military uprising  The Guardian

Government says 27 national guardsmen have been arrested and accuses 'shadowy interests' of launching insurrection.

Syria war: Israeli jets target Iranian positions around Damascus  BBC News

Israel says it has hit Iranian targets around the Syrian capital, Damascus. The Israel Defense Forces say the overnight operation targeted the elite Quds Force of ...

Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon: Photos From Around the World  The New York Times

There it was in the night sky as Sunday stretched into Monday: a total lunar eclipse. Where people had clear conditions and unobstructed views, the moon took ...

Nicaraguan journalist flees to Costa Rica after police raid newsroom  The Guardian

Nicaragua's best-known journalist has gone into exile after armed police raided and ransacked his newsroom in what experts called the latest chapter of the ...

Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal  CNN

Authorities in China say experiments which led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies broke the country's laws, state-run Xinhua news reported ...

How water shapes our world: Stunning series of photographs captures rivers and oceans from above  Daily Mail

Called Water.Shapes.Earth, the project by photographer Milan Radisics captures images of water from directly above.

Founder of skincare brand Deciem Brandon Truaxe dead at 40  BBC News

The founder of skincare brand Deciem has died, the company said in a statement on Monday. Brandon Truaxe, 40, was behind the creation of the company best ...

World's human rights watchdog spotlights Afghanistan, Yemen and 12 others: Here's the scoop  UN News

The United Nation Human Rights Council (HRC) kicked off its Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, on Monday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to examine ...

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.

World of Warcraft Classic will make things much more difficult for players  TechRadar

Some interesting new details have emerged concerning World of Warcraft Classic, and exactly how the reboot will be implemented as a 'much rougher game ...

Monday briefing: May to present Brexit plan B  The Guardian

PM expected to focus on renegotiating backstop with Brussels … house prices in wealthiest areas drop 25% ... and blood moon wows stargazers.

Australian Open: Serena Williams best in world but I'm confident - Simona Halep  BBC Sport

Simona Halep says Serena Williams is the best player in the world - but the world number one is confident before their Australian Open meeting.

Emmanuel Macron Courts World Business Elite at Hallmark of France’s Splendor  Wall Street Journal

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted the world's Davos-bound business elite at the Palace of Versailles on Monday in an effort to mend France's image, ...

Bali bombings: Indonesia reviews Abu Bakar Bashir's release after Morrison's request  The Guardian

PM urges president Joko Widodo to show respect for Australia over the planned early prison release of alleged mastermind.

Russian activists denied asylum in Sweden: 'We can’t go back'  The Guardian

Alexey Knedlyakovsky and Lusine Djanyan say they fear being arrested and beaten if sent home.

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 14-20 January  BBC Sport

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

Biggest pop star in the world, every year since 1979

The artists who ruled the pop universe over the past 40 years, including Prince, Michael Jackson and Madonna.

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 ...

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 ...

Lunar eclipse 2019: super blood wolf moon – in pictures  The Guardian

The rare celestial event was visible across the northern hemisphere.

Hugh Lewin obituary  The Guardian

South African writer and member of the clandestine African Resistance Movement who was jailed for seven years.

World's oldest man dies in Japan at age 113  CNN

A 113-year-old Japanese man, Masazo Nonaka, recognized in April 2018 by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest male, died on Sunday, according to ...

The BEST cruise line in the world revealed – but which company came bottom?  Express

CRUISE lines face a battle for the best *service*, most luxury routes and extravagant trips – with the best and worst now revealed in a new Which? survey.


Australia may pay for racking up a decade of deficits, leaving the Federal Government with no money to cushion the blow of a recession:

Volunteers dream up a world without gun violence at King Day of Service

Across the region, a record 150000 people of all ages and races braved frigid temperature to donate time and sweat in about 1800 community *service* projects ...

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 ...

Everest climbers to be cut by a third as China plans clean-up of world's highest peak  The Telegraph

A third fewer climbers will be allowed to attempt Everest from the north this year as China plans a major clean up of the world's highest peak.

Dismay at EU chief Juncker retirement delay

CHIEF Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker could put his retirement on hold, it emerged last night.

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World  KOMO News

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's ...

A Mountaineer Writes A Firsthand Report From The World's Melting Glaciers  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with journalist Dahr Jamail about his new book, "The End of Ice," on climate change and its consequences to nature and ...

EU CIVIL WAR: Italy rages over migrant crisis - 'France is impoverishing African colonies'

ITALY's deputy prime minister has blamed France for forcing migrants to make the perilous journey from Africa to Europe after some 170 people drowned while ...

Kumbh Mela Festival Expected To Bring 150 Million Pilgrims To Ganges River For Spiritual Renewal : Goats and Soda  NPR

It's India's Kumbh Mela festival, which is expected to draw a record 15 million pilgrims this year, all looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna ...

New Zealand hopes the world will follow its wellness-based policies  Financial Times

There's a phrase often used to describe New Zealand. Even though we are a tiny country thousands of miles away from almost everywhere, we punch above our ...

Ottawa freezes its way to coldest capital city in the world

The temperature in Ottawa fell below every other national capital in the world, and that doesn't include the wind chill.

World champion Kaetlyn Osmond says it's 'really nice' not to know what future holds

Kaetlyn Osmond has a world title, Olympic medals of every colour, and she accomplished it all after rebounding from a gruesome broken leg that almost made ...

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants  BBC News

Suspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, killing at least 15 people. The compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, ...

Why Georgia has rugby on its mind ahead this year's World Cup  CNN

He's just embarking on a new role coaching the Georgian rugby team, but Graham Rowntree has already been blown away by the sheer strength of some of the ...

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 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.

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 ...

Bahrain To Launch The World's Largest Underwater Theme Park  Forbes

Bahrain will launch the world's largest underwater theme park with a sunken Boeing 747 as its headliner attraction. The underwater theme park opening this ...

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 ...

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

They're the photos you just can't stop looking at. A diver alongside an impossibly huge great white shark. Just staring at them can you make you shiver - so ...

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 ...

Brexit: Japan's PM says 'wish of whole world' to avoid no-deal  BBC News

The "whole world" wants the UK to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Japan's PM has claimed, after talks with Theresa May. Shinzo Abe pledged "total support" for the ...

Employees want CEOs to fight for change in the world: survey  Yahoo Finance

New data from Edelman suggests employees want CEOs to take public stands on hot button social issues.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

It’s Not Easy to Map the 100 Largest Islands in the World  Atlas Obscura

They're hard to define. (Must they always be surrounded by water? What about ecosystems isolated on tops of mountains?) They're also hard to count. (What ...

The World's Most Talent Competitive Countries, 2019  INSEAD Knowledge

Entrepreneurial talent is a critical component of both competitiveness and innovation.

Serena Williams beats No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open  CBS News

Melboune, Australia -- As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the ...

Violent protests in Athens as thousands rally against Macedonia deal – gallery  The Guardian

Main image: People in Athens on Saturday demonstrate against the proposal to rename the neighbouring country Macedonia as the Republic of North ...

Norway and Canada Go Head to Head Over the World’s Tallest Moose Statues  The New York Times

Canada was bested by Norway for bragging rights to the world's tallest moose sculpture. Now Canadians are raising money to make Mac the Moose great ...

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 ...

India likely to surpass UK in the world's largest economy rankings: PwC  Times of India

NEW DELHI: India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, according to a report by global consultancy firm PwC.

World's Oldest Man, Who Loved Sweets and Lived at a Hot Springs Inn, Dies in Japan at 113

The oldest man living man the world died on Sunday night, according to Guinness World Records.

Simona Halep: Bittersweet off-season for popular world No. 1  CNN

Simon Halep won her first grand slam title in 2018. But instead of just celebrating her success in the off-season, the Romanian was recovering from a back injury ...

World's first Vegan Fashion Week to launch in Los Angeles  Dezeen

The world's first Vegan Fashion Week will be debuting in Los Angeles on 1 February, with an opening party at the city's Natural History Museum.

MH370 SHOCK: Malaysian Air Force 'IGNORED rogue plane for 40 MINUTES'

MH370 appeared on the military radar for at least 40 minutes after its transponder was switched off, but the Malaysian Air Force decided to ignore it, ...

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 ...

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.

'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.

Mayan mystery SOLVED: 1,400-year-old 'ghost from past' sculpture REVEALED

AN ARCHAEOLOGIST pieced together a Mayan temple sculpture after the last piece was found on sale at an auction in the US, a bombshell documentary ...

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 ...

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

Hindu pilgrims are expected to gather at the Kumbh Mela in the world's biggest gathering.

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.

Majority of world population support globalism, survey finds  The Straits Times

PARIS (BLOOMBERG) - Maybe populist political movements don't have as much support as often presumed. The global public favours cooperation between ...

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 ...

German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast  BBC News

The wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern France after decades of being buried in the sand.

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.

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.

IMF, China signal world economic growth to slow in 2019  Press Herald

DAVOS, Switzerland — The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday: The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019, and China said ...

Where will the world's next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from? Model identifies most likely wildlife hosts for emerging flaviviruses  Science Daily

Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created a global ...

World's first robot hotel massacres half of its robot staff  The Register

Rise of the Machines™ The world's first hotel “staffed by robots” has culled half of its steely eyed employees, because they're rubbish and annoy the guests.

Coups and murder: the sinister world of apartheid’s secret mercenaries  The Guardian

A South African militia that claimed to be behind the murder of a UN chief was involved in deadly work across the continent, its members say.

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 ...

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.

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: Euronews correspondents discuss day one of the World Economic Forum | Davos After Hours  Euronews English

In Euronews' special Davos After Hours discussion, correspondents Darren McCaffrey, Isabelle Kumar and Sacha Vakulina break down the key events from day ...

UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Pont-Chateau 2019: Elite Men Results

Find out the latest news, stage reports, race scores and expert analysis from the 2019 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Pont-Chateau Elite Men. ...

GE Is Building the World's Largest Wind Turbine  Popular Mechanics

The turbine stands almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower.

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 ...

'We say that we're not a third world country, but we are living like that now;' local family reeling from no pay, no access to savings amid shutdown

HIGHLAND, Il. ( -- If a deal is not reached soon.. federal workers will miss a second full paycheck. Tanya Rammerskirchen. KMOV. For many families ...

Arab League set to readmit Syria eight years after expulsion  The Guardian

Gulf nations bloc moving to welcome Syria back into the fold after Bashar al-Assad's brutal repression of protests.

Trump wall: President addresses nation on border 'crisis'  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has made his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, escalating a stand-off with Congress that has led to an 19-day ...

The world has loads of sustainable palm oil - but no one wants it  INFORUM

The world's biggest growers of palm oil say they're stepping up efforts to produce the contentious commodity more sustainably, but consumers are unwilling to ...

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 ...

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.

Welcome to the World’s Least Ugly Economy  Foreign Policy

Economic competition among nations is more of a beauty contest than a footrace. In reality, every economy performs under its own spotlight. By that reckoning ...

The world’s first laser target zipline coming to Old Tucson  Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Outlaw Zipline and Old Tucson announce the opening of the world's first laser target zipline. Zipliners will have the opportunity ...

From abuse to abortion laws: the world's 12 hot topics in 2018 | Liz Ford and Sneha Lala  The Guardian

We cast a look back at the issues that dominated the headlines in the past year, from the devastation in Yemen to the trauma of Rohingya refugees.

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 ...