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Sri Lanka: ousted prime minister Wickremesinghe reinstalled  The Guardian

PM's supporters celebrate defeat of a 'coup', marking end to crisis that left country on precipice of a government shutdown.

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.

Indonesian Masters: Justin Rose on course to be world's number one  BBC Sport

England's Justin Rose remains on course to become world number one again as he heads into the final round of the Indonesian Masters in a tie for fourth.

Nicaragua police raid and ransack top journalist's offices  The Guardian

Carlos Fernando Chamorro says Daniel Ortega's 'criminal dictatorship' behind attack.

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.

World War 3 WARNING: Small ‘miscalculation’ over disputed islands could spark MAJOR crisis

A CHAIN of disputed islands in the East China Sea could provide the flashpoint for an 'uncontrollable crisis' between China and Japan, a leading think tank has ...

'SNL' imagines 'It's a Wonderful Trump' for the holidays

For its last show of the year, 'Saturday Night Live' imagined a world without the current president in office: 'It's a Wonderful Trump.'

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.

France 'yellow vest' protesters defy government to gather  BBC News

Dozens are arrested across France, as fewer protesters than in recent weeks defy the government.

Chess: Fabiano Caruana misses another chance for world No 1 ranking  The Guardian

The defeated challenger to Magnus Carlsen lost again in speed chess, this time to Hikaru Nakamura in the London Classic semi-finals.

Highest Resolution Atomic Movie Of Photosynthesis In The World  Forbes

An international collaboration of scientists have created the highest resolution atomic movie of photosynthesis in the world. Photosynthesis is one of the most ...

Hicce, London: 'A challenging, beautiful, brave new world' – restaurant review | Grace Dent  The Guardian

The name Hicce x Wolf & Badger filled me with partial dread. I say “partial”, because the front section, Hicce, is the new restaurant by Pip Lacey, ex-head chef at ...

Black finishes ninth in world 100m fly  Prince George Citizen

A day after she finished seventh in the world in the 50 metre butterfly, Prince George Barracudas swimmer Haley Black came close to duplicating her impressive ...

Track World Cup: Kadeena Cox beats Sarah Storey to Para-cycling gold in London  BBC Sport

Kadeena Cox beats fellow Rio gold medallist Sarah Storey to win Para-cycling gold at the Track World Cup in London.

Hockey Men's World Cup 2018: England thrashed by Belgium in semi-finals  BBC Sport

England lose a third consecutive men's Hockey World Cup semi-final as they are thrashed 6-0 by Belgium in India.

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'  The Guardian

Wine says officers swooped on him and his supporters before planned concert.

Iwo Jima: The Most Horrific of All World War II Battles?  The National Interest Online

Eight-square-mile Iwo Jima became the focus for some of the most intense fighting of World War II.

Michael van Gerwen showered with beer at PDC World Championship  The Guardian

Michael van Gerwen, the world No 1, was showered with beer by a fan before his match against Alan Tabern, who he beat 3-1, at the PDC World Championship ...

Google image search makes Trump the world’s top idiot, but is it fair?  South China Morning Post

Yonden Lhatoo is both amused and intrigued by Americans' obsession with the word 'idiot' in the context of their 45th president, which is pitting politics against ...

The 14-year-old boy who was murdered in a World War II pillbox  Wales Online

Andrew Bonnick loved the beach and had been out collecting driftwood when he was brutally attacked.

How anyone can own the world…in one easy step  Motley Fool UK

As much as we like selecting only the finest companies to invest in at the Fool, there are times when it feels far safer and far easier to buy, well, pretty much ...

Split reaction to Australian recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital  The Guardian

Arab states condemn Scott Morrison's announcement but Israel welcomes 'step in the right direction'

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 …

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.

World's debt exceeds $86,000 per person: IMF - Newspaper

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) pointed out that global debt has reached an all-time high of $184 trillion, in a recent updation of its Global ...

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.

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 ...

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional  BBC News

A federal judge in the US state of Texas has ruled that a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. Twenty states ...

World War 3: Satellite images show HUNDREDS of Russian tanks massing on Ukraine border

Latest satellite imagery shows Russian defence forces assembling hundreds of tanks at a new military base near the town of Kamensk-Shakhtinksy just over 10 ...

Tusk accuses MPs of showing lack of respect for Theresa May  The Guardian

Donald Tusk has accused MPs of showing a lack of respect for the British prime minister as the EU turned its fire on the Commons over its failure to back the ...

Strasbourg Christmas market attacker Chekatt shot dead  BBC News

French police have shot dead the man who attacked Strasbourg's Christmas market on Tuesday, the interior minister has said. A police unit came across Cherif ...

3 Reasons the World Was Ready for Mary Poppins Returns Right Now

Executive producer Marc Platt reveals the key ingredients without which he would not have attempted the movie musical sequel.

The WWII plane that's spent decades buried on a Welsh beach  Wales Online

The exact location of the plane remains secret in a bid to protect it for years to come.

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital  BBC News

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that his government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However, he said Australia's ...

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 ...

Statue of 'racist' Gandhi removed from University of Ghana  The Guardian

Monument installed two years ago taken away in middle of night amid controversy over Gandhi's views about Africans.

Cyclone Owen downgraded, but could re-form off Queensland  BBC News

Cyclone Owen has been downgraded to a tropical low, but storm and flood warnings remain in place.

Peter Jackson brings the soldiers of World War I to life with 'They Shall Not Grow Old'  USA TODAY

Director Peter Jackson brings World War I soldier footage out of the history archives to vibrant life in "They Shall Not Grow Old" (in theaters Dec. 17 and 27).

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.

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 ...

Qatar unveils design for Lusail Stadium, World Cup final venue  Al Jazeera English

The 80000-capacity Lusail Stadium will be the largest of the tournament, which will kick off on 21 November 2022.

Marc Gisin: Skier airlifted after World Cup crash in Italy  BBC Sport

Swiss skier Marc Gisin is airlifted to hospital after suffering a high-speed crash while competing in the men's World Cup downhill race at Val Gardena in Italy on ...

Westport 'the Botox capital of the world' amid massive €3.6bn sales

It has won numerous accolades over the years for being one of Ireland's tidiest towns, and is famed for bringing throngs of tourists to the west.

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.

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.

PDC World Darts Championship: Gary Anderson beats Kevin Burness  BBC Sport

Two-time champion Gary Anderson finishes strongly to beat debutant Kevin Burness at the PDC World Championship.

Body of newborn baby found on Irish beach  The Guardian

Gardaí in Dublin have concerns about mother's wellbeing and ask her to come forward.

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

Nascent industry aims to reduce environmental impact of beef production.

World Sport Star of the Year 2018: Voting now closed  BBC Sport

Voting to decide the winner of the BBC's World Sport Star of the Year award has now closed. The results of the award, previously known as the Overseas Sports ...

The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?

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.

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.

The Indian Empire at War and India, Empire and the First World War review – a story finally told  The Guardian

The experience of the 1.5 million men who fought in the Indian army during the first world war is at last being recounted, in books by George Morton-Jack and ...

Matthew Walls and Fred Wright claim silver in Madison at track World Cup  The Guardian

Great Britain's Matthew Walls and Fred Wright claimed a silver medal in the men's Madison on the second day of the Track Cycling World Cup in London.

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.

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.

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 ...

World War 3: USA will FIGHT back with force if Iran carry out threat

THE US could be hurtling towards a full-blown conflict with Iran next year, according to a former CIA intelligence officer.

Wealthy family willing to pay $100k for photographer to travel world  WTVD-TV

Calling all photographers. Pack your passport and camera and get ready for an adventure. A family in the United Kingdom is looking for someone to travel the ...

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

The second annual AI Index report pulls together data and expert findings on the field's progress and acceleration. The experts include members of Harvard, MIT ...

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.

Earthquakes today: Aftershocks rock Alaska as FIVE earthquakes hit near Anchorage

EARTHQUAKES today are rocking around the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean, where they have notably been rumbling in Alaska. The latest chain of ...

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 ...

'Best job in the world' - The life of a Madden NFL ratings adjuster  ESPN

While doing their jobs scouting NFL players for EA Sports, Madden ratings adjusters have surprisingly become rock stars of sorts themselves.

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 ...

Modric criticises Ballon d'Or gala snub by Messi, Ronaldo  SBS - The World Game

Ballon d'Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month's ceremony where he was given the...

Volcano WARNING: Naples supervolcano showing 'signs' of possible 'Vesuvian-style eruption'

The volcano, which is located in the highly-populated Italian city of Naples, could at some point in the “foreseeable future” have a Vesuvian-style eruption, ...

Mark Zuckerberg lost $15 billion in 2018, the worst drop among world's 500 richest people  Daily Mail

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, had a rough 2018 as he lost $15 billion following repeated reveals about election hacking, data breaches and ...

Top-secret Christmas card sent to Bletchley Park codebreakers rediscovered  The Guardian

Festive wish from family of MI6 boss in 1938 'sent with wink' to those in the know.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Division II football championship was at this absurd high school stadium  SB Nation

Valdosta State beat Ferris State at a high school field that's nicer (and pricier) than most college fields.

World's leading geneticists call for investigation into 'deeply disturbing' claims  CNN

Organizers of a global genome conference have called for an independent investigation into a Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first ...

Melania Trump OVERSHADOWED by Michelle Obama as ratings PLUMMET to 43 percent

MELANINA Trump was overshadowed by Michelle Obama after both the former First Lady and her predecessor visited children in hospital yesterday.

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.

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 ...

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.

World's indifference to sexual violence must end: Nobel laureates  Al Jazeera English

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners urge the international community to do more to end the use of rape as a war weapon.

Can a two-day conference solve the world's migration issues?  Al Jazeera English

The UN is urging member nations to reach an agreement in Morocco on a framework for global migration issues.

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.

Katie Taylor beats Eva Wahlstrom to defend world titles in New York  BBC Sport

Katie Taylor produced the best display of her professional career to inflict a first defeat on Eva Wahlstrom and defend her IBF and WBA World Lightweight titles in ...

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 ...

Russia overtakes UK to become world's second largest arms producer  The Independent

Russia has surpassed the UK to become the second largest arms producer on the planet, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ...

Stunning photographs capture the world's last surviving tribes  Metro

Photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent decades travelling the world, meeting and photographing the world's last indigenous people. His work hopes to ...

Sydney FC import suffers hamstring injury  The World Game

Sydney FC could be without import defender Jop van der Linden for next week's blockbuster clash against Perth after picking up a hamstring injury.

Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'  BBC News

The year 2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. It says that the global average temperature ...

Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

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

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.

World Taekwondo Grand Slam: Bianca Walkden & Lauren Williams win gold for GB  BBC Sport

Bianca Walkden and Lauren Williams both win gold for Great Britain at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam finals in China.

John of God: Brazil 'faith healer' considered fugitive  BBC News

A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women is now considered to be a fugitive. Joao Teixeira de Faria - known as "John of God", ...

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, ...

'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit  The Guardian

State television praised the 'modern' tech despite photos revealing actor in costume.

Apparently there are seven types of penis in the world  Metro

Let us begin by saying that there is no perfect penis. Or any perfect body part, for that matter. Comparing our bits only leads to misery and disappointment.

‘Washington Black’: A novel that puts the oppressed in the world of oppressors and sees what happens

The novel that turns the narrative of slave fiction upside down is on several best-of-the-year lists, and for good reason too.

'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.

'Stunning' images of protoplanetary discs shed light on planet formation

“Stunning” high-resolution images of 20 nearby protoplanetary discs have given astronomers a wealth of new information about how planets form around stars.