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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?


Why Jack Bogle mattered so much to the investing world  CNBC

Bogle's central insight was that money managers were almost never worth their high fees.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Surgeon performs world's first remote operation using '5G surgery' on 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 ...


Greek MPs to vote on Macedonia deal after Tsipras clings on  The Guardian

Greece is poised to embark on the final stage of ratifying an accord that will lead to neighbouring Macedonia changing its name after the prime minister, Alexis ...


Minority ethnic Britons face 'shocking' job discrimination  The Guardian

Black Britons and those of south Asian origin face “shocking” discrimination in the labour market at levels unchanged since the late 1960s, research has found.


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 ...


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

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


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.


Former Macron aide detained in passports inquiry  The Guardian

A former security aide to the French president, Emmanuel Macron, has been taken into police custody in an investigation into possible misuse of diplomatic ...


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.


Latest migrant caravan marches on as Trump again demands border wall  The Guardian

The latest group set off from the notoriously violent Honduran city of San Pedro Sula at the start of this week.


What world made of Bercow's performance  Sky News

Sky News - First for Breaking News, video, headlines, analysis and top stories from business, politics, entertainment and more in the UK and worldwide.


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

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


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

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.


Rescuers in Spain intensify efforts to reach toddler trapped in borehole  The Guardian

Two-year-old Julen Roselló fell down 100-metre shaft near Málaga for four days.


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.


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.


The world needs a diet overhaul, expert panel says  CBS News

New report concludes we need a major diet change to do what's best for our health and the planet.


Satanic tourism fears dismissed over statue of devil in Segovia  The Guardian

Judge dismisses complaint from local group and councillor says installation can go ahead in Spanish city.


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 ...


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, ...


Feud with Canada is damaging China’s reputation in the world, ambassador warns  Financial Post

Canada's ambassador to China warned that the spiralling diplomatic feud between the nations was damaging Beijing's reputation, as the U.S. joined countries ...


Iranian state television anchor arrested after flying into the US  The Guardian

Press TV's Marzieh Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin of New Orleans, was detained after arriving in St Louis.


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 ...


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

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Blood Moon 2019: End of the world coming as moon turns RED – shock claim  Express.co.uk

THE upcoming blood moon is a message to America and will signify the END OF THE WORLD, according to a prominent Rabbi in Israel.


Model Thylane Blondeau posts 10 Year Challenge from years she won 'Most Beautiful in the World' accolades  Fox News

The model who was recently named “Most Beautiful Face in the World” 2018 participated in the viral 10 Year Challenge showing off the two record-breaking ...


Gillette #MeToo 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 ...


Bulgaria, home to ‘the most beautiful town in the world’, is worth a visit  South China Morning Post

One of Europe's cheapest countries is full of surprises, not least among locals bewildered by visitors Veliko Tarnovo is a riverside sight to behold, capital Sofia ...


UK’s AFC Energy launches CH2ARGE - world’s first hydrogen fuel cell electric car charger  AutoExpress

*Fresh* take on EV charging sees hydrogen fuel cell used to replenish EV batteries; tech allows for off-grid charging.


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.


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.


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 ...


Air New Zealand scoops two prizes in Air Transport World awards  New Zealand Herald

Air New Zealand has won international awards for its environmental initiatives and its SkyCouch seats in what it describes as an unprecedented double at ...


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 ...


Lyon university EXPLOSION: Fireballs erupt in in France - AVOID area  Express.co.uk

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


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 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.


Dolls from around the world find new home in Amherstburg  Windsor Star

What could be the largest international doll collection in Ontario will be shown at the Gordon House in Amherstburg.


South Korea Transformed Itself Into the World's Top Storage Market, but Can It Last? | GTM Squared  Greentech Media

Author's note: This marks the third entry in our globetrotting series profiling the world's top storage markets. The first entry explores how storage developers ...


World sport: 10 photos we liked this week - 7-13 January  BBC Sport

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


Four Americans killed in Syria blast claimed by Isis  The Guardian

Two US soldiers, a defence department civilian official and contractor were killed, US Central Command confirms.


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Most of the world's potatoes have severe DEPRESSION, study reveals  Mirror Online

Next time you're tucking into a portion of chips, spare a thought for the potatoes!


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 ...


Looking at Things Positively Will Make World Better: SC Advises Prashant Bhushan to Shun Negativity  News18

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices L N Rao and S K Kaul told this to Bhushan during the hearing of a matter related to the appointment ...


Hamish Bond the lone Kiwi to crack annual list of world's fittest athletes  Stuff.co.nz

Rower-turned-cyclist Hamish Bond is the lone Kiwi to crack Sports Illustrated's annual list of fittest athletes in the world. Two years after All Blacks captain Kieran ...


World's permafrost warming, with Siberia rising the most: study  CBC.ca

Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 C over a decade.


Breaking down the crowded field for No. 1 golfer in the world  ESPN

Justin Rose achieved the No. 1 ranking in the world while losing a tournament in a playoff; then by winning one in a playoff; and yet again by doing absolutely ...


New atom smasher would be world's biggest by far  NBCNews.com

CERN announced plans to build the Future Circular Collider (FCC), a vast particle collider that would dwarf the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).


Michael Johnson: How 'Superman' Olympic champion's world was changed by stroke  BBC Sport

Michael Johnson tells BBC Sport of the fear and uncertainty that has entered his world since suffering a mini stroke in September.


The head of the world's largest money manager foresees a bullish surge on a US-China trade deal  CNBC

The markets would see a bullish surge in investor sentiment if the U.S. were to reach a trade deal with the China, BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink told ...


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.


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.


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.


Tsunami WARNING: Putin orders military action after mysterious METEORITE strike  Express.co.uk

VLADIMIR Putin has sparked a military operation to blast a landslide blocking the Bureya River in Russia, after a massive rockfall thought to be caused by a ...


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 ...


Ester Ledecka chooses Alpine skiing over snowboard world championships  ESPN

Skier/snowboarder Ester Ledecka has decided to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds.


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.


Paul Pogba explains how he can be the best in the world at Man United  Daily Mail

Pogba has been rejuvenated at United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager but the midfielder believes his team-mates deserve ...


US Navy moves toward unleashing killer robot ships on the world's oceans  DefenseNews.com

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.


Luxe hotels you can afford to stay in  CNN

(CNN) — Just because you're not a member of the 1% doesn't mean you can't travel like you are. Below, we've handpicked 10 hotels around the globe that ...


Cycling: No mention of All Blacks but Hamish Bond ranked in world's fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated  New Zealand Herald

The All Blacks have been overlooked but Kiwi rower-turned-cyclist Hamish Bond has been ranked among the fittest athletes in the world by Sports Illustrated.


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.


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

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


Congo election runner-up rejects Tshisekedi victory as 'electoral coup'  The Guardian

The runner-up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential election has rejected the result as an “electoral coup” and called on his followers to resist ...


Félix Nadar: The world's first celebrity photographer  BBC News

His studio hosted the first Impressionist exhibition and he took the world's first aerial photo: Félix Nadar lived an extraordinary life, as Cath Pound discovers.


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 ...


She's on a last name basis with the world: She's Robinson, the bonafide Kiwi hitmaker  Stuff.co.nz

Two months after leaving school, Anna Robinson got the attention of the man behind Lorde's breakthrough album.


Tiny Indian state proposes world’s biggest experiment with guaranteed income  The Washington Post

NEW DELHI — High in the Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the tiniest states in India. But it is about to embark on an experiment of global interest. Sikkim's ruling ...


Rahaf al-Qunun: UN 'considers Saudi woman a refugee'  BBC News

A Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel has been declared a legitimate refugee by the UN, the Australian government says.


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 ...


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.”


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Formula 1: Kimi Raikkonen's world is a very different place  BBC Sport

The private area of Singapore's main airport often caters for celebrities and the wealthy, preparing for security checks - just one more easy step before boarding ...


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 ...