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Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study  The Guardian

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, ...

IAAF approves 42 Russian athletes to compete as neutrals at 2019 World Athletics Championships  The Independent

Former world champions Sergey Shubenkov and Maria Lasitskene were among 42 Russian athletes cleared to compete as neutrals in international competition ...

$5 billion Dubai megaresort rises from The World  CNN

The Heart of Europe, a $5 billion megaresort on The World archipelago, aims to revive the fortunes of one of Dubai's grandest development projects.

Gigi Wu: 'Bikini hiker' dies on solo Taiwan climb despite search efforts  BBC News

A Taiwanese hiker known for posting bikini clad photos from mountain summits has died after falling into a ravine during a solo trek. Gigi Wu managed to contact ...

George Orwell said the world’s bureaucrats couldn’t take spring from us, but they are  The Guardian

Environmentalists miss what corporates grasp: 'put a price on carbon' accepts commodification of the environment.

France summons Italian envoy over 'hostile' Africa remarks  The Guardian

Italian deputy PM blames migrant crisis on France's 'colonisation' of Africa.

Tuesday briefing: Labour calls for vote on second referendum  The Guardian

Corbyn increases pressure on PM as CBI warns of Brexit hit for north-east … Shocking report on prison squalor … Jacinda Ardern defends her feminist ...

The World Braces for Slower Growth  The Wall Street Journal

Get ready for chapter three in a shifting global growth story. In the first chapter, 2017, the world's leading economies accelerated in sync and stock prices rallied ...

Anger over spelling of Irish names on transport passes  The Guardian

Irish transport authority blames 'technical limitation' for lack of fadas on Leap cards.

Venezuela claims it has foiled attempted military uprising  The Guardian

Government says 27 national guardsmen have been arrested and accuses 'shadowy interests' of launching insurrection.

If Russell Brand wants to change the world, he could try changing a few more nappies  The Guardian

Brand's path to divinity does not involve childcare, which he says he leaves to his wife. But a true revolutionary would look closer to home.

The World's Most Talent Competitive Countries, 2019  INSEAD Knowledge

Entrepreneurial talent is a critical component of both competitiveness and innovation. A single genius cannot power an entire company. The myth of the ...

Founder of skincare brand Deciem Brandon Truaxe dead at 40  BBC News

The founder of skincare brand Deciem has died, the company said in a statement on Monday. Brandon Truaxe, 40, was behind the creation of the company best ...

Two Cork eateries make new World Restaurant Awards shortlist  The Irish Times

A vegetarian restaurant and a hotel dining room see off former World's 50 Best winners Noma, Eleven Madison Park and El Celler de Can Roca.

Photos of Sunday night's lunar eclipse from all around the world

A total lunar eclipse glowed red in the night sky on Sunday night, the last of its kind anywhere in the world until 2021.

Nicaraguan journalist flees to Costa Rica after police raid newsroom  The Guardian

Nicaragua's best-known journalist has gone into exile after armed police raided and ransacked his newsroom in what experts called the latest chapter of the ...

The 10 most important things in the world right now  Business Insider

Here's everything you need to know on Tuesday, January 22.

These Are the World’s Most Innovative Countries  Bloomberg

South Korea retained the global crown in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, though improvements by Germany in research and education brought Europe's ...

Scientists warn of climate 'time bomb' for world's groundwater

Future generations face an environmental "time bomb" as the world's groundwater systems take decades to respond to the present day impact of climate change ...

Desert Classic: Adam Long, world number 417, beats Phil Mickelson to win maiden PGA Tour title  BBC Sport

American Adam Long, the world number 417, birdies the final hole to win the Desert Classic by one shot, his first PGA Tour victory.

SA on a hard sell at World Economic Forum  IOL

South Africa is on a hard sell strategy at the World Economic Forum in Davos in Switzerland.

Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria  The Guardian

A second night of Israeli airstrikes have hit targets inside Syria in a tit-for-tat exchange that included the launch of a medium-range missile from the outskirts of ...

Ocasio-Cortez says Millennials believe 'world will end in 12 YEARS' if climate change is ignored  Daily Mail

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was invited to a special panel honoring Martin Luther King Jr at Riverside Church in New York City on Monday. Hours later, she ...

Hugh Lewin obituary  The Guardian

South African writer and member of the clandestine African Resistance Movement who was jailed for seven years.

The new elite's phoney crusade to save the world – without changing anything  The Guardian

The long read: Today's titans of tech and finance want to solve the world's problems, as long as the solutions never, ever threaten their own wealth and power.

What I Learned Inside the Lonely, Sad World of QAnon Facebook Groups  VICE

It's hard to know where to begin with QAnon. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it is a online movement (of sorts) that appears to be the final form of ...

Even Belize's Great Blue Hole, the World's Largest Sinkhole, Isn't Safe From Plastic Pollution  The Weather Channel

Richard Branson, Fabien Cousteau and Erika Bergman's dive to the bottom of the Great Blue Hole revealed a saddening find: More plastic pollution.

Ecuador targets Venezuelan migrants after woman's death  The Guardian

Crackdown announced amid outrage over killing as Venezuelan man is held.

World's human rights watchdog spotlights Afghanistan, Yemen and 12 others: Here's the scoop  UN News

The United Nation Human Rights Council (HRC) kicked off its Universal Periodic Review, or UPR, on Monday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva to examine ...

China’s slowdown looms just as the world needs its growth the most  Financial Post

BEIJING — In the vast metropolis of Chongqing in western China, three huge Ford Motor assembly plants have slowed to a fraction of their earlier pace.

The top 26 billionaires own $1.4 trillion — as much as 3.8 billion other people  CNN

(CNN Business) The world's billionaires are growing $2.5 billion richer every day, while the poorest half of the global population is seeing its net worth dwindle.

World's coffee under threat, say experts  BBC News

The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants shows that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction. More than 100 types of coffee ...

10 Year Challenge: How the world has changed in a decade  BBC News

If you've been pretty much anywhere on the internet in the last couple of weeks, you'll have no doubt come across #10YearChallenge on social media. If not, the ...

How water shapes our world: Stunning series of photographs captures rivers and oceans from above  Daily Mail

Called Water.Shapes.Earth, the project by photographer Milan Radisics captures images of water from directly above.

Hong Kong housing ranked the world's least affordable: Demographia survey  The Australian Financial Review

Hong Kong has been ranked the world's least-affordable housing market for a ninth straight year.

Opinion | The counterrevolution to populism is happening all over the world  The Washington Post

Henry Olsen is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and author of “The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of ...

Hong Kong from the skies – in pictures | World news  The Guardian

An urban photo essay of the Chinese territory made between October and December 2018.

MH370 EXPOSED: Malaysia Airlines employee's THREE 'MISTAKES' revealed

MALAYSIA Airlines Operation Centre made three shocking mistakes during the crucial moments MH370 went missing, it was revealed during an investigation.

Lunar eclipse 2019: super blood wolf moon – in pictures  The Guardian

The rare celestial event was visible across the northern hemisphere.

The BEST cruise line in the world revealed – but which company came bottom?  Express

CRUISE lines face a battle for the best *service*, most luxury routes and extravagant trips – with the best and worst now revealed in a new Which? survey.

Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats  CNN

From climate change to a flu pandemic, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get ...

World Health Organisation explodes myth that refugees spread disease  The Independent

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has dispelled the myth that refugees coming to Europe are spreading disease. In its first report on the health of migrants ...

‘Example to the world': Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte's war on drugs  The Guardian

President Maithripala Sirisena praises Philippines over policy that has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings.

‘World’s oldest man’, 113, dies at his home in Japan  The Standard

[File, Standard] "World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on ...

World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113  The Guardian

Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died at home.

China Transforms, and a Factory Owner Struggles to Follow  The New York Times

Shao Chunyou rose from the assembly line to the boss's office. Now the old recipes for success don't work, and he must reinvent himself again.

A Mountaineer Writes A Firsthand Report From The World's Melting Glaciers  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro speaks with journalist Dahr Jamail about his new book, "The End of Ice," on climate change and its consequences to nature and ...

'REMARKABLE rise of China' to spark Indo-Pacific WAR? - India expert's CHILLING warning

CHINESE expansion in the Indian Ocean should be of great concern to India, the Vice President of the Indian Maritime Foundation has claimed.

Kumbh Mela Festival Expected To Bring 150 Million Pilgrims To Ganges River For Spiritual Renewal : Goats and Soda  NPR

It's India's Kumbh Mela festival, which is expected to draw a record 15 million pilgrims this year, all looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna ...

World champion Kaetlyn Osmond says it's 'really nice' not to know what future holds

Kaetlyn Osmond has a world title, Olympic medals of every colour, and she accomplished it all after rebounding from a gruesome broken leg that almost made ...

Late push from North America not enough, World wins Continental Cup  TSN

LAS VEGAS — After four days of competition featuring 11 draws and a late surge from Team North America, it came down to the final end to decide a winner at ...

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism ...

Boo, 'world's cutest dog,' dies aged 12  CNN

If the January blues hadn't already got to you... the world's cutest dog, Boo, has died of a broken heart.

The best hostels from around the world for 2019 revealed (and one costs just £3.92 per night)  Daily Mail

The annual Hoscars rate budget properties around the world, judging them on value for money, location, atmosphere, facilities, security, character and ...

Nairobi DusitD2 hotel attacked by suspected militants  BBC News

Suspected militants have attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, killing at least 15 people. The compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, ...

Protein mania: the rich world's new diet obsession – podcast  The Guardian

The Guardian is editorially independent. And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. But we increasingly need our readers to fund our work.

Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave  BBC News

Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since ...

Great white shark photo: I swam with 'world's biggest'  BBC News

They're the photos you just can't stop looking at. A diver alongside an impossibly huge great white shark. Just staring at them can you make you shiver - so ...

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.

Mahathir in Austria: World's oldest and youngest leaders meet  The Straits Times

VIENNA - The meeting between Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has created history as a meeting ...

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.

Bahrain To Launch The World's Largest Underwater Theme Park  Forbes

Bahrain will launch the world's largest underwater theme park with a sunken Boeing 747 as its headliner attraction. The underwater theme park opening this ...

News - World's coldest capital: Ottawa claims icy crown  The Weather Network

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:46 PM - If you were out early Saturday morning and felt like you were in the coldest place on earth, you were right — at least when ...

Fyre Festival: Inside the world's biggest festival flop  BBC News

A new documentary sheds light on what allegedly went on behind the scenes at the disastrous Fyre Festival.

Woman deemed by Russia to be the world's oldest person dies 'aged 128'  Daily Mail

Nanu Shaova, from Zayukovo village in Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria republic, had a passport that claimed she was 128.

Paris 'gas explosion' kills three in city centre  BBC News

Two firefighters and a Spanish woman have been killed after a huge blast at a bakery in France's capital, Paris. The emergency services were responding to a ...

Norway and Canada Go Head to Head Over the World’s Tallest Moose Statues  The New York Times

Canada was bested by Norway for bragging rights to the world's tallest moose sculpture. Now Canadians are raising money to make Mac the Moose great ...

Davos 2019: Darkening economy contributing to TOP RISK factors facing world - report warns  Express

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

Simona Halep: Bittersweet off-season for popular world No. 1  CNN

Simon Halep won her first grand slam title in 2018. But instead of just celebrating her success in the off-season, the Romanian was recovering from a back injury ...

DNA scientist James Watson stripped of honors over views on race  The Guardian

New York laboratory cuts ties with 90-year-old scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA, revoking all titles and honors.

Violent protests in Athens as thousands rally against Macedonia deal – gallery  The Guardian

Main image: People in Athens on Saturday demonstrate against the proposal to rename the neighbouring country Macedonia as the Republic of North ...

World's longest 3D printed concrete bridge completed. See pictures here  Times Now

World's longest 3D printed bridge was completed and opened for public in Shanghai, China on Saturday. Over 100 people were invited to take a stroll across the ...

The world’s most expensive Ford Mustang breaks its own record  AutoExpress

This 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake has nearly doubled its previous record as the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction.

India likely to surpass UK in the world's largest economy rankings: PwC  Times of India

NEW DELHI: India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, according to a report by global consultancy firm PwC.

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 ...

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.

Jimmy White: Women's world champion Reanne Evans to face The Whirlwind  BBC Sport

Jimmy White will face 11-time women's world champion Reanne Evans in the Snooker Shoot Out tournament in Watford in February.

'I have lost my wallet and brother': reuniting at Kumbh Mela, the world's largest festival  The Guardian

As an estimated 15m Hindus gather at convergence of holy rivers in India, the huge lost-and-found centres go digital.

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 ...

The world's wackiest plane liveries  Daily Mail

When rows of planes are lined up at an airport, they tend to look a bit samey. Airlines know this - so now and again they'll give one of their aircraft a wacky paint ...

In Pictures: New Year 2019 celebrations around the world  BBC News

A wave of celebrations are illuminating the skies above cities around the world, dazzling millions of people as spectacular firework displays and light shows ...

Kumbh Mela: How to plan a festival for 100m people  BBC News

Hindu pilgrims are expected to gather at the Kumbh Mela in the world's biggest gathering.

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 ...

5G isn't just a buzzword. It will change the world  World Economic Forum

Beyond mobile broadband, it will impact smart cities, robotics, self-driving cars, and foster innovation.

MH370 SHOCK: Malaysian Air Force 'IGNORED rogue plane for 40 MINUTES'

MH370 appeared on the military radar for at least 40 minutes after its transponder was switched off, but the Malaysian Air Force decided to ignore it, ...

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 ...

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.

German WW1 submarine emerges off French coast  BBC News

The wreck of a World War One German submarine is gradually resurfacing on a beach in northern France after decades of being buried in the sand.

Where will the world's next Zika, West Nile or Dengue virus come from? Model identifies most likely wildlife hosts for emerging flaviviruses  Science Daily

Scientists have identified wildlife species that are the most likely to host flaviviruses such as Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. They created a global ...

World leaders shun Davos amid crises at home  The Telegraph

It is seen as an annual opportunity for political and business leaders to meet and try to set the world to rights, but this week's Davos gathering may be best ...

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'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.

Liverpool set to become world's first club to report annual net profit of €100million  Mirror Online

The Reds netted a cool €81.3million in the Champions League and €130million for the sale of Philippe Coutinho.

Palmerston North becomes first New Zealand regional centre to host world junior softball World Cup

PN mayor plans to show 'how a regional city can support an international sports event'.

Photos: New Year's celebrations around the world  CNN

Revelers ring in 2019 with celebrations spanning the globe. From Sydney's Opera House to New York's Times Square and beyond, fireworks illuminate the night ...

Mr Five Per Cent by Jonathan Conlin review – the world's richest man  The Guardian

The story of the buccaneering Calouste Gulbenkian, wealthy oilman, who anticipated today's unfettered global tycoons.

Ways the world improved in 2018, in charts — Quartz  Quartz

A lot went wrong in 2018, so much that it was easy to lose sight of global improvements in the midst of incessant bad news. But while it may be hard to believe, ...

Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed, population expert says  The Guardian

Declining fertility rates around the world should be cause for celebration, not alarm, a leading expert has said, warning that the focus on boosting populations ...

Kaetlyn Osmond, Canadian world champion figure skater, taking season off to contemplate future  Global News

*Fresh* from Pyeongchang, South Korea, figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond joined Global News Morning Edmonton to show off her bronze and gold Winter Olympic ...

World's first rollable TV unveiled by LG at CES 2019  Dezeen

LG Electronics has revealed a rollable TV, which can be rolled away to be stored out of sight at the click of a button to "liberate users from the limitations of the ...