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UCI Track World Cup: Laura Kenny says she doesn't 'feel scared anymore'  BBC Sport

Laura Kenny says she does not 'feel scared anymore' after returning to top-level competition following the birth of her first child.

Russia 'paved way for Ukraine ship seizures with fake news drive'  The Guardian

EU's security commissioner says Moscow spread false claims for at least a year before last month's seizures.

Discovery of dead Himalayas pair brings 'closure' after 30 years  The Guardian

Friend Steve Aisthorpe told remains of Kristinn Rúnarsson and Thorsteinn Gudjonsson found.

That was awkward — at world’s biggest climate conference, U.S. promotes fossil fuels  The Washington Post

Laughter and protests greeted the United States' embrace of continued fossil fuel production as global temperatures continue to rise.

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 ...

Medical Journal Defines Pre-Mamilian Era As When Bicycles Cheaper, World Less Colorful Place  Forbes

Mamils – or middle aged men in Lycra – described in Christmas edition of Australian medical journal.

102-year-old becomes oldest skydiver in the world while jumping for charity  ABC News

Irene O'Shea jumped to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia.

‘Faith in humanity restored’: autistic teen ‘broken’ after £1,400 World of Warcraft scam overjoyed by donations  inews.co.uk

When teenager Josh Smith was told by his mother that his “online friend” had conned him out of his savings through a video game, he sobbed. The autistic ...

World War 3 fears as US Air Force conducts HUGE drill to simulate foreign INVASION  Express.co.uk

THE US Air Force conducted a huge military drill to simulate a foreign territory invasion over the weekend, sparking fears the nation could be preparing for war.

The murder of Grace Millane proves that nowhere in the world is safe to be a woman  Telegraph.co.uk

It is every parent's nightmare – and every young woman's, too.

Why Huawei smartphones are so popular all over the world — except in the US, where stores don't sell them  Business Insider

More people in the world own Huawei phones than iPhones, despite the fact that you probably won't find a Huawei phone in the US.

Heather Nauert Is in for a World of Pain  POLITICO Magazine

Heather Nauert had better enjoy a good crisis, because she is going to face a rough geopolitical ride to the United Nations. The State Department spokeswoman ...

Turkey calls for international inquiry into Khashoggi death  The Guardian

The international community should consider investigating the killing of Jamal Khashoggi under international law in the face of continued Saudi obstruction, ...

Remembering Roger the ripped kangaroo – video obituary | World news  The Guardian

Roger, the kangaroo known for his muscular physique with over a million fans on social media, has died from natural causes.

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant  BBC News

US actress Sarah Hyland has described how having to undergo two kidney transplants left her "contemplating suicide", US media report. The 28-year-old, who ...

Macron to appeal to French in wake of latest violent protests  The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron is set to address the French people on Monday night after a fourth weekend of violence on the streets of major cities left the president under ...

Egyptian authorities investigate ‘forbidden’ Great Pyramid sex photo  The Guardian

Danish photographer's stunt on top of landmark a 'violation of public morality', says minister.

In Chilean Patagonia, Following a Track to the End of the World  The New York Times

In a remote park on Chile's new Route of Parks, a rugged landscape yields riches for wildlife lovers.

'Help, help, help!' - robbers target World of Birds, tie up owner, 81  News24

The World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park in Hout Bay, Cape Town suffered a devastating blow to its financial recovery after robbers overpowered ...

Huawei: The life of Chinese tech heiress Meng Wanzhou  BBC News

A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world's largest economies. Meng Wanzhou ...

Ice hotels and igloos around the world  National Geographic

Intrepid Arctic dwellers have comfortably weathered unforgiving winters in the northern latitudes for more than 5,000 years. The Inuit, Inupiat, and Yupik—who ...

India: Hindus demand building of temple on disputed Ayodhya site  The Guardian

Dozens of Hindu monks and tens of thousands of followers have urged the Indian government to help build a temple on the ruins of a 16th-century mosque.

Airbnb Ranks The World's Top Destinations For 2019  Forbes

Airbnb has released its list of the top destinations for 2019 and the rankings might surprise you.

Nightchaser's Party Inside The Planetarium Was Out of This World  Riverfront Times

Instead of stars, disco balls lit up the James S. McDonnell planetarium as Nightchaser took over the Science Center Saturday night, for the monthly underground ...

This one Congo project could supply the world with lithium  MINING.com

The DRC has a stranglehold on crucial battery material cobalt, but central African nation also has potential to become major lithium player.

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 Road World Championships races in Harrogate. Both pelotons ...

Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance  BBC News

Staff are given tyres as part of their severance payment, as the US firm pulls out of Venezuela.

Epic cruise to sail around the world in 119 days and it's cheaper than you think  Mirror Online

MSC Cruises' World Cruise will take passengers around the globe in 119 days and it sounds utterly epic.

Napoli will be inspired by "best stadium in the world for atmosphere" says Carlo Ancelotti  Liverpool Echo

Carlo Ancelotti hailed the Anfield atmosphere as the best in world football - but insisted Napoli will be inspired rather than intimidated by their surroundings in ...

US imposes sanctions on three top North Korean officials  The Guardian

The United States has imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top aide to Kim Jong-un, in an abrupt shift from Donald Trump's efforts to ...

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 ...

Russian Orthodox priest rebuked over Gucci Instagram posts  The Guardian

A Russian Orthodox priest will be punished for his Instagram posts flaunting extravagant items from Gucci and Louis Vuitton, a senior church official has said.

Elon Musk wants the world to embrace electric cars, even if Tesla goes bankrupt  CNN

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants electric vehicles to be successful — even if Tesla goes bankrupt.

Far right breakthrough in Andalucía send shockwave through Spanish politics  The Guardian

The anti-immigration, anti-feminist Vox party has gained a foothold unseen since Franco's death. Voters reveal what drove them to extremes…

The Best Instrument Clusters In The World  Jalopnik

There are two schools of instrument cluster thought in this world. The first, which is wrong, is that the cluster is simply a place to convey the most important and ...

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.

World War 3 THREAT: China to send TWO warships to CONFRONT US Navy in South China Sea  Express.co.uk

CHINA has threatened to ramp up its aggression towards the US in the South China Sea, after military and government officials discussed the tensions and ...

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.

George HW Bush funeral: World figures pay respect  BBC News

An emotional George W Bush has paid tribute to his father, former President George HW Bush, during a state funeral in Washington. Mr Bush Jr, himself a former ...

Why today’s stock market investors are the most entitled people in the world  MarketWatch

Investors are counting on the so-called Powell Put to boost the stock market, while other highly connected people depend on other kinds of special favors.

The 25 richest families in the world, ranked  Business Insider

The richest families in the world own billions, possessing $1.1 trillion in wealth collectively, according to Bloomberg.

Jim Thompson's luxurious Thai silks capture the world's imagination  The Australian Financial Review

Thais have long known how special these handwoven silks are. Now the revitalised Jim Thompson company aims to become the first South-East Asian global ...

WW3 WARNING: Iran’s Rouhani says Trump’s sanctions are ‘ECONOMIC TERRORISM’  Express.co.uk

IRAN'S President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday American sanctions amounted to “economic terrorism,” as he accused Washington of sowing fear among ...

‘We wanted to show the world what we got’: Bears’ ‘D’ reaches new level vs. Rams  Chicago Sun-Times

The Bears' defense has been good most of the season, and exceptional on occasion. But in the biggest game of the season, on the biggest stage, with a chance ...

Vote for your World Sport Star of the Year 2018  BBC Sport

Voting is now open to decide the winner of the BBC's World Sport Star of the Year award. Formerly known as the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, votes ...

Australia borrows crown from Qatar as world's top LNG exporter  RT

In November, Australia became the biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), overtaking the small Arab nation of Qatar, that has over recent years been ...

Super Sniper: Meet the Most Dangerous Woman of World War II  The National Interest Online

The last train west chugged across the River Bug to the German-occupied side of the Russo-German border at 0200 on June 22, 1941. An hour later, as the ...

'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.

WORLD WAR 3 FEARS: Russian warships team up with India for MILITARY DRILLS  Express.co.uk

RUSSIAN warships have arrived in India to participate in the Indra Navy 2018 military drills as fears of a World War 3 heighten.

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises  BBC News

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months. The move was announced in a televised address ...

Grace Millane's death sends shock waves around the world  New Zealand Herald

The tragic death of British backpacker Grace Millane has sent shock waves throughout New Zealand and the UK. From the moment Millane went missing ...

France train station attack: Horror in Mulhouse as three women stabbed by knifeman  Express.co.uk

THREE women have been stabbed - one in the neck - during a barbaric knife attack at a French train station.

The World's Most Powerful Women in 2018  Forbes

The women on Forbes 15th annual Most Powerful Women list are among the toughest, smartest leaders the world has today. They are creating solutions for ...

Fifth best in the world? Lionel Messi made a mockery of Ballon d’Or ranking with a derby masterclass  talkSPORT

If you ever needed proof that individual awards are a waste of time in team sports, then this year's Ballon d'Or provides the best evidence you'll need.

Rob Cross: ‘After the world darts final it was like I’d hit rock-bottom’  The Guardian

The world No 2 darts player Rob Cross went from winning £7 in pub games to the PDC world championship title within 18 months, but he tells Donald McRae, ...

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week  BBC Sport

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

Hundreds dance and play at 'World's Largest Blanket Fort Party' in Portland (photos)  OregonLive.com

Hundreds gather at the Oregon Convention Center to help break the record for the World's Largest Blanket Fort.

Kosovo's prime minister says new army will serve world peace  Fox News

Kosovo's prime minister said Monday that the army the country expects to have soon will be a modest contributor to creating world peace.

Taj Mahal ticket price rises by 400% for Indian visitors  The Guardian

Hike is latest attempt to limit footfall after experts say flow of people causing irreversible damage. Agence France-Presse in Delhi. Mon 10 Dec 2018 08.50 EST ...

How Waymo Made Chandler, Arizona the Self-Driving Capital of the World  WIRED

As Waymo launches its robocar *service*, we hit the ground to see how the Phoenix suburb is handling the new tech.

World War 3 FEARS: Iran threatens Trump with 'BOMBS AND TERRORISM' over sanctions  Express.co.uk

IRAN's firebrand president has warned the West will be flooded with “a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism” due to Donald Trump's sanctions ...

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.

Egypt frees British student arrested on spying charge  The Guardian

Muhammed Fathi Abulkasem was held after he took photo of military helicopter by accident.

JAMIE REDKNAPP: I'm so proud Dad's shown the world how down to earth he is  Daily Mail

Dad didn't tell me he was going into the jungle. In fact, I only found out by reading it in our paper. I thought, 'This must be a joke'.

Some of the world's worst serial killers - Found guilty  Economic Times

Ex-Russian policeman Mikhail Popkov, found guilty Monday of 56 murders while already in jail for 22, is one of the most prolific serial killers of recent times.

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 ...

France fuel protests: Macron holds urgent security meeting  BBC News

French President Emmanuel Macron has held an urgent security meeting following a day of riots by thousands of anti-government protesters. Ministers said that ...

Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world's most vulnerable areas  Nature.com

Indonesia and India are among the countries with the most people at risk.

Road accidents biggest killer of young people - WHO  BBC News

Road injuries are now the biggest killer of children and young adults worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organisation published ...

Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years'  The Guardian

Daughter of Dubai's ruler was seized from yacht off Indian coast after she fled UAE, according to BBC.

Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger  The Guardian

Emile Ratelband, 69, argued that his age was causing him to struggle to find work and love.

A World First: Listen to the Sounds of Mars  Futurism

It's been less than a day since we got our last update from NASA's Insight lander and it's sent a revelatory new message home: the sounds of Mars.

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.

Baby It's Cold Outside pulled by radio station, citing #MeToo  BBC News

It's a Christmas classic probably being played in shops and radio stations all over the world. But a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio has decided to remove Baby ...

World Bank Praises India's Renewable Energy Success  NDTV News

The World Bank today praised India's success in renewable energy auctions that delivered record-setting low prices for solar power and said the number of ...

World's tallest geyser erupts once again in Yellowstone, setting new record  Casper Star-Tribune Online

After years of silence, the world's tallest active geyser set a new record over the weekend when it erupted for the 30th time in 2018.

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 ...

Top 10 Cheap Eats of 2018: A World of New York Stories  The New York Times

When I write about a restaurant for Hungry City, my weekly column on New York's cheaper, less-heralded establishments, I always ask the photographer to take ...

World's oldest known wild bird to become a mother for the 37th time  The Guardian

Wisdom, a 68-year-old Laysan albatross, has laid another egg with her longtime lover at the Midway Atoll national wildlife refuge.

Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

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

Putin refuses to release Ukrainian sailors and ships  The Guardian

Russian president says it is 'too early' in investigation to consider a prisoner swap and accuses Ukraine government of provocation.

50 of the world's best desserts  CNN

From chocolate mousse and cheesecake to pavlova and polvorónes, these are the 50 best desserts around the world and where they come from.

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR

American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have ...

The Truth About Facebook's Fake Quest to Connect the World  WIRED

Facebook execs assured employees that the cash-rich business of amassing users was a moral imperative. To survive, the company must revise its mission.

K-pop's EXP Edition: The world’s most controversial 'Korean' band  BBC News

EXP Edition are a K-pop band with a difference - none of them is Korean. Does that matter?

Beijing moves to cement influence over world’s financial markets  Financial Times

Inflows into China's stocks and bonds have caught up with foreign direct investment.

Gay people should not join Catholic clergy, Pope Francis says  The Guardian

No room for 'fashionable' homosexuality and gay priests should be 'impeccably responsible' or leave.

The Rush: Gronk’s stumble heard ‘round the world enables Miami Miracle  Yahoo Sports

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE to see today's piping-hot, *fresh*-outta-the-oven episode of THE RUSH with Jared Quay! We'll let you know everything you didn't ...

Alaska earthquake: Anchorage rocked by aftershocks  BBC News

A major 7.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska, causing people to run from buildings and briefly prompting a tsunami alert for coastal areas. The quake ...

The Witcher's Geralt Is Coming To Monster Hunter World  GameSpot

Capcom has pulled back the curtain on a load of new *content* on the way to its hit action RPG, Monster Hunter World. Along with the "massive" Iceborne ...

Somalia piracy: How foreign powers are tackling it  BBC News

Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy. On a beach in Hordeia on the northern coast of Somalia, ...

Nostradamus 2019 predictions: World War 3, climate change and asteroid disaster - SHOCK  Express.co.uk

NOSTRADAMUS' incredibly accurate prophecies and predictions have baffled sceptics and conspiracy theorists alike for decades – but what did the French ...

The World's Best and Worst Place for Ease of Doing Business  Visual Capitalist

The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. When it comes to supporting new businesses, not all jurisdictions are created equal.

US-China trade war: Deal agreed to suspend new trade tariffs  BBC News

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. At a post-G20 ...

EUROPE'S SHAME: Terrified Jewish people facing 'no-go zones' - shock EU report  Express.co.uk

ANTI-SEMITISM is rampant across Europe with a shock new EU report warning of a rise in 'no-go zones' for Jewish people.

Roger the kangaroo and other big beasts from around the world  BBC News

Roger, an "enormous" kangaroo, has died at the age of 12. His keepers say he'll be missed but he was by no means the world's only impressive animal.

London Track Cycling World Cup 2018: BBC coverage & event schedule  BBC Sport

BBC Sport live coverage times and event schedule as British Olympic and Paralympic champions take part in the Track Cycling World Cup in London from 14-16 ...

2018 Newsmakers of the Year: Golf World's countdown of the top 25 players, events and moments of the past 12 months  GolfDigest.com

Joining the Newsmakers countdown: A wrongly convicted artist who used golf to get himself freed and an LPGA star who won every key award on tour.

Women's World Cup: Scotland women will get full backing - Malky Mackay  BBC Sport

Scotland's women will receive "100%" of the seven-figure sum generated by reaching the 2019 World Cup to aid their preparations, says Scottish FA ...

BBC 100 Women 2018: Who is on the list?  BBC News

BBC 100 Women has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018. With their help we will explore a variety of themes ...