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Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH — A World Record
NPR
The fastest human to ride a bicycle over open ground is named Denise Mueller-Korenek, who rode a custom bike at an average of 183.932 miles per hour – shattering a world record that had stood since 1995. Mueller-Korenek, 45, set the record for fastest ...
Sunday Run #2 - Project Speed Denise Mueller-Korenek - FacebookFacebook
Fastest bicycle speed in a slipstream (male) | Guinness World RecordsGuinness World Records

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The Guardian

World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty
The Guardian
The war in Syria and a population surge in sub-Saharan Africa have undermined efforts to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty, the World Bank has said. In its annual report, the Washington-based development agency said the proportion ...
World Bank: Global poverty rate drops to record low 10 pct.Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Bloomberg

US-China Trade War Spells Divorce of World's Biggest Economies
Bloomberg
“In the longer term, I suspect the trend growth in the world would moderate as trade slows down and investment slows down,” said Credit Suisse's Dong. “China will be much more focused on domestic markets in the future. Ironically, both U.S. and China ...

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CNBC

Everyone could learn from China's tech policies, World Economic Forum says
CNBC
The World Economic Forum is looking to China for ideas on how governments can appropriately regulate the technologies of the future. The organization, which runs the annual conference of world leaders in Davos, Switzerland, announced Wednesday it is ...
World Economic Forum Takes On China Tech RegulationWall Street Journal

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Fox Business

The world's 'ultra-wealthy' live in these countries
Fox Business
According to Wealth-X's 2018 World Ultra Wealth Report, the number of ultra-wealthy individuals – defined as those with a net worth in excess of $30 million – grew by about 13 percent last year to 255,810 people. That represents a significantly faster ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

The world's largest indoor ski resort to open in Shanghai
Telegraph.co.uk
The UAE indoor ski resort was the largest in the world when it was built back in 2005, the new facility in Shanghai will be almost three times larger. Majid Al Futtaim has been behind some of the world's most ambitious snow-sport openings in recent ...



The Guardian

George Orwell archives added to Unesco Memory of the World register
The Guardian
The personal archives of George Orwell, containing the author and journalist's first phrasing of the sinister slogan from Nineteen Eighty-Four, “War is Peace. Ignorance is strength. Freedom is slavery”, have been added to Unesco's register of the world ...



Polygon

The new One Piece: World Seeker trailer explains its juicy political story
Polygon
One Piece World Seeker looks better and better with each trailer. While early footage focused on the game's playful combat and open world, the latest trailer digs into the story. Here's the elevator pitch: After a devastating war, a society called ...
'One Piece: World Seeker' TGS Trailer RevealedComicbook.com

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NPR

Justice, Spy World Veterans Warn Of Consequences If Trump Releases Secret Docs
NPR
President Trump wrote on Tuesday that he ordered the release of classified materials about the ongoing probe into Russian election interference because "really bad things were happening." The White House said Trump is taking this action out of a desire ...
David Kris on Twitter: "The release of FISAs like this is off the charts. It is especially unprecedented considering ...Twitter
Trump Revokes Clearance Of Ex-CIA Boss Brennan, Puts Other Critics On NoticeNPR

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WIRED

At the Edge of the World, Facing the End of the World
WIRED
These people included but were not limited to: environmentalists, mayors from around the world, human rights activists, technologists, academics, business leaders, labor leaders, and former secretaries of state. The kinds of folks with noble pursuits ...


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