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

The world must stop turning a blind eye to the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege urged, accepting the Nobel ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Illegal mining in Amazon rainforest has become an 'epidemic'  The Guardian

Campaigners release map showing scale of pollution and damage to environment caused by small-scale miners.

Russian serial killer convicted of 56 more murders  The Guardian

Mikhail Popkov raped and killed dozens of women in Angarsk over two decades.

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.

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

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

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, ...

Belgium faces up to postwar ‘apartheid’ in Congolese colony  The Guardian

New TV documentary and Africa museum show the true conditions suffered by its black citizens last century.

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise  BBC News

The French president says the anger of "yellow vest" protesters is "deep and in many ways legitimate".

Monday briefing: May enters eye of Brexit storm  The Guardian

PM embarks on last-ditch effort to win over Tory rebels … Jacinda Ardern apologises to Grace Millane's family … and Watership Down's real meaning.

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

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 ...

‘Aquaman’ was the biggest film in the world this past weekend — despite opening in only one country  The Washington Post

THE DISNEY hit “Ralph Breaks the Internet” may have won the weekend in North America, but it was far from the biggest movie in the world. That honor goes to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

World War 3: Secretive ELITE Russian unit shows TERRORIST tactical training for FIRST time  Express

RUSSIAN TV for the first time has offered a glimpse into the training of elite special unit forces as they stormed a mock-up building and engaged with “terrorists”.

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 ...

Guide to the world's best and worst airports

OPINION: Most travellers have a love-hate relationship with the airports of the world. You have to love them because visiting one means you're going ...

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 ...

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…

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

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 ...

The 10 most important things in the world right now  INSIDER

Here's everything you need to know Monday, December 10.

Roger the kangaroo: Enormous roo dies aged 12  BBC News

Roger, a kangaroo who won global fame for his enormous size and impressive physique, has died at the age of 12. The roo was rescued as a joey after his ...

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.

Watch the world short-course swim championships

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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.

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.

‘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 ...

The Kiwi skier closing in on the world's best

This story was originally published on and is republished with permission. Piera Hudson has achieved what no other Kiwi slalom skier has ...

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 ...

The Huawei Executive’s Arrest Is Igniting Fear. The U.S. Should Take Notice.  The New York Times

Chinese tech entrepreneurs are rethinking their business trips and their American ties. They could instead be valuable allies in the drive to bring more freedom ...

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

Tiger Woods accomplished a world-ranking feat that nobody else could in 2018

There will be a number of memories from Tiger Woods' comeback in 2018 that will resonate. But this world-ranking stat sums up his performance.

‘The best fun in millimetres’: great books about miniature worlds  The Guardian

We need to deal with the two giants of miniature at the very start. Gulliver's Travels and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are a shrink's dream, and these ...

Broadcom: It's Probably The Best Semi Stock In The World  Seeking Alpha

Broadcom is an exceptional cash generating machine with very solid franchises. The company uses its high level of free cash flow to reward its shareholders ...

Belgium's government loses majority over UN migration pact  The Guardian

The Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, is fighting for his political survival after the Flemish nationalist party quit the ruling coalition over his support for a UN ...

WORLD WAR 3 FEARS: Russian warships team up with India for MILITARY DRILLS

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

Liberals promised China would lead the world on greenhouse gases; they were right  Washington Examiner

China still promises it is getting serious about global warming, and yet, they still build massive new coal-fired plants.

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.

Hockey: Black Sticks knocked out of World Cup  New Zealand Herald

The Black Sticks been knocked out of the Men's Hockey World Cup after going down to England 2-0. Despite a number of great scoring opportunities the Black ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Bono Wants His Charity to Be ‘the NRA For the World’s Poor’  Rolling Stone

“Whatever you feel about the NRA – and I don't like them very much – they're a very well-organized group and we want ONE to be the NRA for the world's poor,” ...

China Wants to Make the World's Fastest Bullet Trains Even Faster  Bloomberg

Already the world's fastest, China's bullet trains are set to roll even faster if the Asian country has its way. China Railway Corp. is studying measures to further ...

Can the world’s most powerful brain scanner help scientists find the soul?  The Star Online

Billion-yuan device set to 'revolutionise brain studies', aid research into Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer'sFirst phase of project approved, but design process ...

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'.

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, ...

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

Week 14 of the NFL had enough action to fill a month, but nothing was more surprising than the Dolphins Hail Mary comeback against the Pats. The New ...

Australia led the world 70 years ago. We're now far behind  The Sydney Morning Herald

How many Australians know that, 70 years ago today, Australia's H. V. "Doc" Evatt, was president of the United Nations General Assembly? Then Australian ...

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.

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 ...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets  BBC News

Twitter's chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country ...

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Donald Trump v the world: US tariffs in four charts  BBC News

Donald Trump has agreed not to escalate his trade war with China, but many other countries have also been affected by the US president's America First trade ...

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 ...

Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

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

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 ...

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nostradamus 2019 predictions: World War 3, climate change and asteroid disaster - SHOCK

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.

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

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.

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.

The Witcher’s Geralt is coming to Monster Hunter: World  Polygon

Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher is coming to Monster Hunter: World next year. Unlike other crossovers for Monster Hunter: World, Capcom and CD Projekt Red's ...

Advent traditions around the world  CNN

Many Christians around the world celebrate Advent. From Germany to China, find out about various traditions, plus discover a special house of worship to visit in ...

The world's best glamping spots for 2019 revealed  Countryliving (UK)

Including an African safari for just £86 per night and a Welsh site with pods and a hot tub you'll want to visit time and again. Find out more at ...

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 ...

Cruise Critic picks world's best cruise ships for 2018  CNN

The editors at Cruise Critic have picked the best ships in ocean, luxury and river cruising for 2018.

What Not: lost feminist novel that anticipated Brave New World finally finds its time  The Guardian

A forgotten feminist dystopian novel, a story of eugenics and newspaper manipulation that is believed to have influenced Brave New World and Nineteen ...

AWS wants to rule the world  TechCrunch

AWS, once a nice little side hustle for Amazon's e-commerce business, has grown over the years into a behemoth that's on a $27 billion run rate, one that's still ...

White House denies Haspel prevented from briefing Senate on Khashoggi murder  The Guardian

Mike Pompeo and James Mattis are due to give a briefing on Wednesday but there is no sign CIA director will take part.

Architect says doomed Sydney Football Stadium still 'world class'  The Sydney Morning Herald

The celebrated architect behind the Sydney Football Stadium, Philip Cox, believes it is still "one of the great stadiums of the world" and considers plans to ...

Australia data encryption laws explained  BBC News

Tech firms say the controversial laws could weaken overall security for users of messenger apps.

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef accused over revealing dress  BBC News

An Egyptian actress who wore a revealing dress to the Cairo Film Festival is to appear in court after being accused of "inciting debauchery". Rania Youssef ...

Knickers the cow: why Australia's giant steer is so fascinating  The Guardian

Seven-year-old whose size saved him from the slaughterhouse goes viral.