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Global CRISIS warning: Darkening economy contributing to TOP RISK factors facing world  Express

A DARKENING economic outlook is contributing to the top risk factors facing the world this year, the World Economic Forum (WWF) has warned.

Global Risk Map Reveals World's Most Dangerous Places To Visit In 2019  Forbes

Interactive map reveals Africa and the Middle East as extreme risk regions while there are some surprising low risk countries to add to your travel bucket list.

Civilians beaten and abducted in major Zimbabwe crackdown  The Guardian

Activists tell of abductions and beatings during unrest linked to food and fuel shortages.

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 ...

World of pétanque rocked by claims of performance-enhancing cocaine abuse  The Telegraph

The genteel world of pétanque has been rocked by accusations that Belgian players use cocaine to give them a performance-enhancing edge in international ...

The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming: New global study reveals rising soil temperatures in permafrost regions around the world  Science Daily

Global warming is leaving more and more apparent scars in the world's permafrost regions. As the new global comparative study conducted by the international ...

Grace Millane: suspect pleads not guilty to murdering British backpacker  The Guardian

The 27-year-old accused has been remanded in custody over killing in New Zealand.

Desert Classic Betting Preview: Why fading World No. 1 Justin Rose isn't as risky as you'd think

2019 Desert Classic expert picks: Why our handicappers advise against betting on—or using Justin Rose—in your fantasy lineups this week.

Trump blasts Democrats, points to border wall construction elsewhere in the world  The Washington Post

President Trump lashed out Wednesday at Democrats as “a Party of open borders and crime” and pointed to a surge in construction of border walls by other ...

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 ...

Germany remembers Rosa Luxemburg 100 years after her murder  The Guardian

Leftwingers commemorate 100th anniversary of murder of the communist writer, pacifist and radical inspiration.

The Twist Plus World Charging Station adapts to fit outlets in 150 countries  Boing Boing

It's a rude awakening for that rookie vacationer abroad when they try to plug in their gear for the night. Veteran jet-setters know that outlet shapes can vary wildly ...

Wednesday briefing: Brexit deal gets worst vote ever  The Guardian

No one sure what happens next … gunfire rings out hours after deadly Nairobi attack … and Toto's Africa on endless playback in the desert.

Millions gather for world's largest religious festival  ITV News

Read Millions gather for world's largest religious festival latest on ITV News. All the World, Religion news.

Dublin warns medicine supply threatened by no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

The Irish government has said the country's medicine supply will be threatened by a no-deal Brexit, with more than half of the 4,000 medicines marketed in ...

Earthquake WARNING: Incoming tremors signal the ‘END OF THE WORLD’ - shock claim

EARTHQUAKES in the “coming weeks” will trigger the end of the world and Jesus' return, according to Christian conspiracy theorists.

'Hatred is becoming more visible': shocked Gdańsk mourns slain mayor  The Guardian

Residents take part in vigils after stabbing of Paweł Adamowicz on stage at charity concert.

Seven metrics prove world becoming better longer life less poverty better health outcomes  Daily Mail

Globalization has helped lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty around the globe. At the same time, advances in science, health care and technology ...

Books send homeless man 'into a different world'  BBC News

Lee Ayres has set up his own book group supported by a library.

Built to Separate: Border Barriers Around the World  The Atlantic

The current debate in the United States about building up and reinforcing the border wall with Mexico may have distinctly American roots, but the problems, and ...

'World's best cocktail bar' set to return to London's South Bank  The Telegraph

The award-winning Dandelyan bar at Sea Containers London, on South Bank, will reopen in March 2019 as Lyaness.

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 ...

Tsunami WARNING: Putin orders military action after mysterious METEORITE strike

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 ...

Bolsonaro loosens gun laws in Brazil, world murder capital  News24

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree making it easier for many Brazilians to own a gun - a measure he says will help people defend ...

'A tragic moment': thousands gather across Poland to mourn Gdańsk mayor  The Guardian

Thousands of people have gathered in cities across Poland after the fatal stabbing of Gdańsk mayor PawełAdamowicz in protest at what some say is a creeping ...

Yellowstone volcano: Researcher's 'head east' eruption warning REVEALED

THE YELLOWSTONE volcano could wipe out more than three-quarters of the US in the event of an eruption and a researcher warns that, if it happens, people ...

We know about the world’s most polluted big cities. But what about the cleanest?  The Washington Post

SYDNEY — During the sweltering summer heat, the hot air in most big Australian cities may not feel especially healthy. But while sunscreen is a must in this part ...

World Series MVP John Wetteland charged with child sexual abuse  The Guardian

Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14.

MTV's The Challenge: War of the Worlds: See Photos of the Full Cast

Get a look at all the returning favorites and international rookies heading into season 33 of The Challenge.

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

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

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.

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.

The top 10 most expensive cities around the world, ranked  Business Insider

The most expensive cities in the world, as ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit, are primarily in Europe and Asia.

As World Powers Fail to Work Together, Global Risks Grow More Dangerous  TIME

There is an unfortunate reality to our current geopolitical landscape. The world faces the threat of three primary hazards: one immediate, one long-term and one ...

Climate and cyber risks top concerns facing the world in 2019

The failure to tackle climate change and extreme weather events are the most threatening global risks this year, according to the World Economic Forum.

Kimmy is ready to change the world in new Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer  Entertainment Weekly News

Schmidt's time to say goodbye to Kimmy! Four seasons, multiple musical parodies, and countless intricate and iconic jokes later, the cast and crew of ...

US development finance head in running for World Bank presidency  Financial Times

Ray Washburne, the Texan property developer who heads the US government's development finance institution, has emerged as a contender in the race to be ...

‘People were LIED to’ Macron attacks ‘manipulated’ Brexit vote after May’s deal rejected

EMMANUEL Macron said the 2016 EU referendum campaign had been “manipulated” by “fake news” and claimed voters were tricked into opting for Brexit after ...

The world's wealthy: A look at the high net worth population  Fox Business

Most high net worth investors had the majority of their portfolio in liquid assets.

They Been Trill. Now the Rest of the World Is, Too.  The New York Times

Heron Preston showed his collection Tuesday in Paris. He, Virgil Abloh and Matthew Williams now find themselves at fashion's center.

There’s Not Enough Debt in the World  Yahoo Finance

In its quarterly update, the Institute of International Finance said on Tuesday that the world's debt pile is hovering near a record at $244 trillion, which is more ...

Dumfries bakery lands World Scotch Pie title  BBC News

The Dumfries business takes the overall top prize at the industry awards staged in Cumbernauld.

The world's least delayed airlines revealed  The Independent

Copa Airlines is the world's most punctual airline according to new research.

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.

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

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.

"Out Of This World": A Small Cotton Shoot Is Growing On The Moon  NDTV News

A small green shoot is growing on the moon in an out-of-this-world first after a cotton seed germinated on board a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said Tuesday.

De Ligt will be 'the best centre-back in the world in two years', claims Koeman  The World Game

Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt will be the best centre-back in the world in two years, according to Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman.

Travel - Macau's rare fusion cuisine  BBC News

A small Eurasian community in Macau is hoping that their unique cuisine – a blend of Portuguese and Chinese cooking – will be the key ingredient to their ...

The 18 best restaurants in the world where you don't need a reservation  Business Insider

Many of the world's best restaurants get booked up months in advance — but not these ones.

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 ...

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.

YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'  BBC News

Britons like to think they have a "special relationship" with the US, based on a common language and cultural, historical and political ties. But, according to one ...

Helium, not dark matter, might explain DAMA's strong signal

A long-standing and controversial claim by physicists in Italy to have detected dark matter might be the result of the unanticipated contamination of their ...

A multibillion-dollar deal is creating one of the world's largest real estate investment managers  CNBC

Major Asian real estate developer CapitaLand said on Monday it has entered into an agreement to buy two wholly owned units from Ascendas-Singbridge, ...

Gas vesicles provide new opportunities for MRI

“There are two fundamental issues with conventional MRI contrast agents,” explains Leif Schröder from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare ...

Discover the world of amateur space enthusiasts in a ‘dreamlike journey, which blurs the line between science and fiction’  Washington Post

Scottish photographer Roberto Ormerod is on a mission to document amateur space enthusiasts around the world.

Nicola Adams v Arely Mucino: WBO world flyweight bout tops bill featuring Daniel Dubois  BBC Sport

Nicola Adams will fight for a world title for the first time when she faces Arely Mucino at the Royal Albert Hall.

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.

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race  BBC News

Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after repeating comments about race and intelligence. In a TV ...

The World’s Biggest Economies Are Moving Deeper Into a Slowdown  Bloomberg

Momentum is easing across the world's major economies, according to a gauge that the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development uses to ...

The 100 best male footballers in the world 2018  The Guardian

Our panel of 225 experts from 69 nations have had their say and Luka Modric has been crowned our No 1 footballer of the year.

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.

'Ridiculous': report Ivanka Trump could lead World Bank meets scorn  The Guardian

First daughter's name said to be 'floating around Washington' but it wouldn't be her first unconventional role.

The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia

Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swathe of the nation ...

MH370 SHOCK: Malaysia Airlines pilot reveals 'DIABOLICAL act' that DOOMED plane

MH370 was subject to a “diabolical act” carried out on board the flight before it disappeared, a former Malaysia Airlines Chief Pilot revealed during a bombshell ...

'World's best bar' Dandelyan to reopen as Lyaness  Evening Standard

Three months after it announced its shock closure, the “world's best bar” Dandelyan has announced that is to reopen under the new name Lyaness. The London ...

Pope Francis condemns world of materialism and poverty  BBC News

Pope Francis has called on people in developed countries to live a simpler and less materialistic life. He also condemned the huge divide between the world's ...

Man City news: 'John Stones could be world-class' - England defender impresses former captain Richard Dunne

John Stones has the potential to be 'world class' after impressing former Manchester City captain Richard Dunne with his performances this season.

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.”

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 ...

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 ...

'I love Virat Kohli, best in the world', former Australian coach Darren Lehmann in awe of Indian captain  Times Now

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 2nd ODI: Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann has praised the Indian captain Virat Kohli as the best in the world, after his ...

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.

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 ...

Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen  Live Science

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth — things like enjoying an ozone layer, for example, or opting out of ...

India Among World's Leading Exporters of Creative Goods: UN Report  News18

India's creative goods exports increased from USD 7.4 billion in 2005 to USD 20.2 billion in 2014 making it one of the world's leading exporters in the top 10 ...

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 ...

White House considering former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to head World Bank: New York Times  CNBC

Indra Nooyi, the former PepsiCo CEO, is reportedly being considered to become the next head of the World Bank. The New York Times, citing several people ...

Russian media threatens Europe with 200-megaton nuclear 'doomsday' device  Business Insider

Russian media appeared to threaten Europe and the world by saying that a new nuclear torpedo could create towering tsunami waves and destroy vast swaths ...

World leaders head to Davos as uncertainty darkens the global outlook  CNBC

As a legion of heads of state and business leaders head to Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) next week, world affairs are as unpredictable ...

Inside InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland: The World's First Underground Hotel  Forbes

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, an 18-story resort built in an abandoned quarry, reimagines the relationship between city and nature.

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 ...

Four things to know this week: A big Brexit week, and the world's biggest gathering  BBC News

Judgment day on Theresa May's Brexit deal arrives, plus more of what to expect in the news this week.

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.

China, India close gap with U.S. as world's top economy  USA TODAY

China, other Asian countries, are gaining on US as world's largest economy, a report says. The reshuffling Is partly behind US trade war with China.

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.

Saudi woman shuts herself in Thai hotel room to avoid deportation  The Guardian

An 18-year-old Saudi woman being detained in Bangkok having fled from her family after renouncing Islam fears she will be killed if she is repatriated, according ...

German politicians’ personal data leaked online  The Guardian

Huge cache of documents published daily in December but came to light only on Thursday.

World's biggest tobacco company vows to phase out cigarettes  Sky News

In a swish research centre on the edge of a Swiss lake, the world's biggest cigarette company is re-inventing itself. Philip Morris International - which makes ...

Australia to see world's worst 2019 house price fall: report  ABC News

Australia will see the world's biggest house price declines this year, according to one of the world's major credit ratings agencies, which declared homeowners ...

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.

Women over 50 'too old' to love, French author Yann Moix says  BBC News

A French writer is being criticised after saying he would be "incapable" of loving a woman aged 50 or above... despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie ...

'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists  The Guardian

Noise which saw diplomats complaining of headaches and nausea could be song of Indies short-tailed cricket.

Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections  The Guardian

Executive order transfers regulation and creation of indigenous reserves to agriculture ministry controlled by agribusiness lobby.

Ford redesigns 'world's most popular SUV'  CNN

Ford has unveiled a completely redesigned version of the most popular SUV ever.

HERE Is Challenging Uber by Uniting the World's Cab Drivers  WIRED

SoMo is a new app from mapping company HERE that pushes back against ride-hail dominance by giving other drivers a common platform.

What's behind China's space programme expansion  BBC News

China has successfully landed on the far side of the moon, but that is not the limit of its ambitions.

Indonesia tsunami kills hundreds after Krakatau eruption  BBC News

At least 222 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia's Sunda Strait, government officials say. There was no ...