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Venezuela protests: thousands march as military faces call to abandon Maduro  The Guardian

Tens of thousands protest against Nicolás Maduro after disputed elections, bolstered by support from international governments. Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá ...

Hoscars winners: the world’s best hostels 2019  The Guardian

Prague hostel wins trio of titles in annual hostel awards, which has introduced new solo travel categories to reflect rise in independent travellers.

Real Madrid regains top spot in world football rich list  BBC News

Real Madrid has topped the table of the world's 20 richest football clubs, displacing Manchester United with record revenues of €750.9m (£674.6m). Man Utd ...

US backtracks on Iran-focused conference in Poland after objections  The Guardian

European objections have forced the United States to backtrack on plans to stage a two-day conference in Poland focused on building a global coalition against ...

Cracksman and Winx named jointly as world's top racehorse  BBC Sport

Double Champion Stakes winner Cracksman and Australia's unbeaten Winx both allotted rating of 130 to be jointly named the world's best racehorse.

New figures show British services in demand across the world  GOV.UK

New figures released today (Wednesday 23rd January) show that the UK's renowned services sector is going from strength-to-strength, with an increase in ...

Torquay B&B tops UK-dominated list of world's best  The Guardian

The 25 is one of five British bed and breakfasts in global top 10 in TripAdvisor awards.

Llandudno hotels 'among the best in world and UK'  BBC News

Six hotels in Llandudno have been named among the best in the UK. The Elm Tree Hotel, the Lawton and Lauriston Court Hotel, Milverton House, Clifton Villa ...

The Art of the Internet, Restored and Out in the World  The New York Times

A show at the New Museum celebrates the completion of Rhizome's Net Art Anthology, a two-year project to preserve and archive digital artworks that were in ...

Zimbabwe: beatings and abductions continue despite Mnangagwa pledge  The Guardian

A brutal crackdown on protesters and opposition activists in Zimbabwe has continued despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa's pledge earlier this week to ...

EU crackdown on golden visas criticised as 'half-hearted'  The Guardian

Campaigners say action plan falls short of Europe-wide measures that are required.

Russian Anti-Doping Agency remains compliant despite missing World Anti-Doping Agency deadline  BBC Sport

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) remains compliant and will face no punishment for delaying access by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to data ...

El Chapo's wife aided in 2015 prison break, cartel member testifies  The Guardian

Dámaso López Núñez told the jury at Guzmán's trial that Emma Coronel Aispuro 'was giving us his orders'. Staff and agencies in New York. Wed 23 Jan 2019 ...

Woman who defied Indian temple ban 'shunned' by family  The Guardian

A woman who defied violent protests to worship at a centuries-old south Indian shrine that banned females of “menstruating age” has been spurned by her ...

US state department's top diplomat for European affairs resigns  The Guardian

Wess Mitchell's resignation adds to the exodus of senior officials who have championed the Nato alliance in the face of Trump's reported desire to withdraw.

French food is still the best in the world – here's why  The Telegraph

Every time I mention that French cuisine remains the greatest in the world, I duck.

Priyanka Gandhi enters politics months before India general election  The Guardian

Priyanka Gandhi, a scion of India's most powerful dynasty who has rebuffed calls to enter politics for years, has been appointed as an official in the Congress ...

World chef exchange aims for more than usual Dine Out Vancouver fare

It may be the city's largest food festival, but Dine Out Vancouver is setting its sights on the international stage, and flying chefs in from around the world in hopes ...

Which is the world's most LGBT-friendly city?  The Guardian

Even when cities seem progressive on the surface, the lived experience of members of the LGBT community can tell a dramatically different story.

DNA study debunks Rudolf Hess impostor theory  The Guardian

Comparison of samples from inmate Spandau #7 and Hess relative finds a match.

Merkel backs multilateralism in a ‘rather gloomy’ world

Merkel cites climate change and cyber security as among the big challenges causing 'disquiet' in the international system.

Cillizza: You survive Trump world by doing what he wants  CNN

CNN's Chris Cillizza discusses what he thinks aides need to do to survive in the Trump administration, in light of a report of a former aide speaking out after his ...

Environmental 'time bomb' warning for world's groundwater reserves: Research reveals over half of the world's groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change  Science Daily

Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater ...

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, ...

Spanish ‘wolf pack’ face new charge of sex crime  The Guardian

Four men accused of sexual abuse two months before Pamplona attack for which they were cleared of rape.

‘World of Mirth’ in Carytown giving free toys to children of furloughed parents  WTVR CBS 6 News

RICHMOND, Va. -- A local toy store is working to help families impacted by the government shutdown. “World of Mirth” in Carytown is giving free toys to children ...

Around the World in 80 Days -- with eco twist  CNN

(CNN) Nearly 150 years after author Jules Verne's famous character Phileas Fogg first journeyed around the world in 80 days, a new race will attempt to ...

$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 ...

China to top U.S. as world's No. 1 retail market in 2019: Report  USA TODAY

China will top the US as largest retail market in 2019, a report says. It highlights China's growing middle class and shift to consumer driven economy.

Celebrities around the world say goodbye to Oliver Mtukudzi  Channel 24

Celebrities have taken to social media to pay tribute to music legend Oliver Mtukudzi.

World’s helium supply ‘could run out within a decade’, chemistry professor warns  The Independent

The world's helium supply is on course to run out within a decade unless we recycle more of the inert gas, an expert has warned. David Cole-Hamilton, emeritus ...

World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam  The Guardian

The growing concentration of the world's wealth has been highlighted by a report showing that the 26 richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion ...

Review: ‘Twilight of the Elites’ Looks at a France, and a World, Divided  The New York Times

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them. ______. Emmanuel Macron's ...

Photos: The World’s Largest Airport-Terminal Building  The Atlantic

A look at the construction of Beijing Daxing International Airport, a massive new transportation facility set to open later this year.

European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - European Commission adopts adequacy decision on Japan, creating the world's largest area of safe data flows  EU News

The Commission has adopted today its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong ...

These Are the World's 'Best' Countries—and the U.S. Isn't Even in the Top Five  Newsweek

The 2019 report found that, while declining ratings "might be signs that President Donald Trump's strategy on the world stage may not be working," the U.S. still ...

Farming Simulator Joins the World of Esports With Its Own League  IGN

By Shabana Arif Giants Software have announced a "full-fledged eSports league" for Farming Simulator in Europe with a total prize pool of 250.000€. The new ...

'The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez says  USA TODAY

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress said climate change is her generation's World War II.

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 ...

MH370 BOMBSHELL: Investigators claim plane was 'HIJACKED by two illegal passengers'

MH370 was hijacked by two passengers travelling on stolen passports, according to two aviation investigators.

Free-market groups and the tobacco industry – full database  The Guardian

More than 100 free-market thinktanks have argued against tobacco control policies or accepted donations from the tobacco industry, research by the Guardian ...

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 ...

Beer Coolers and Hookahs—Welcome to the World of German Pop Music  The Wall Street Journal

BERLIN—A decade ago, the German metal band Rammstein made musical history by offering fans a limited-edition boxed set of their album “Liebe ist Für Alle ...

Sebastian Vettel says the 2019 world title target is 'clear'  Wheels24

Sebastian Vettel says it is "clear" that he wants to win the 2019 world championship.

The 10 most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2019  Business Insider

The 15th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey shows that Australia, New Zealand, and China are the least affordable countries to live ...

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.

World's largest annual human migration now underway in China  CNN

Close to 3 billion trips are expected to be made during the 2019 Lunar New Year Spring Festival travel rush between January 21 and March 1. Here's how China ...

Xiaomi unveils the 'world's first double folding mobile' with THREE screens  Daily Mail

The radical design is currently a mere engineering concept but the firm, dubbed 'Chinese Apple' says it may later go into production if demand is sufficient.

Chinese authorities say world's first gene-edited babies were illegal  CNN

Authorities in China say experiments which led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies broke the country's laws, state-run Xinhua news reported ...

Bompas & Parr creates "world's first" vegan hotel suite  Dezeen

Bompas & Parr has created the "world's first" vegan hotel room at the Hilton London Bankside, omitting the use of feathers, leather, and wool.

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 ...

Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon: Photos From Around the World  The New York Times

There it was in the night sky as Sunday stretched into Monday: a total lunar eclipse. Where people had clear conditions and unobstructed views, the moon took ...

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 ...

Rio de Janeiro named the First World Capital of Architecture  ArchDaily

UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.

World's oldest man dies in Japan at age 113  CNN

A 113-year-old Japanese man, Masazo Nonaka, recognized in April 2018 by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest male, died on Sunday, according to ...

Ten threats to global health in 2019  World Health Organization

The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of ...

The Gambia River bridge set to end 'centuries' of trade chaos with Senegal  BBC News

A new bridge spanning the River Gambia is set to revolutionise travel and trade in the region. The Gambia is a thin sliver of land either side of the eponymous ...

Canada ranked #1 country in the world for Quality of Life  Daily Hive

Canada is ranked the #1 country in the world in 2019 for Quality of Life. We have also been ranked as the third best country in the world.

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, ...

Jacob Stockdale: Ireland and Ulster star the world's best wing - Monye  BBC Sport

Ireland and Ulster star Jacob Stockdale is currently the best in his position in the world, says former Lions and England wing Ugo Monye.

World's first Vegan Fashion Week to launch in Los Angeles  Dezeen

The world's first Vegan Fashion Week will be debuting in Los Angeles on 1 February, with an opening party at the city's Natural History Museum.

Bolsonaro's Davos debut overshadowed by growing scandal around son  The Guardian

Flávio Bolsonaro denies Brazilian newspaper claims he once employed the mother and wife of an alleged death squad leader. Tom Phillips Latin America ...

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.

Gillette #MeToo razors 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 ...

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.

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 ...

We could wreck natural world, David Attenborough tells Prince William  BBC News

Sir David Attenborough has told Prince William that people have never been more "out of touch" with the natural world than they are today. In an interview with ...

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.

Weather scientists discover one of the world's largest hail stones  ABC News

A crack team of the world's best weather scientists, including a researcher from Australia, has travelled to South America to study extreme thunderstorms and in ...

It’s Not Easy to Map the 100 Largest Islands in the World  Atlas Obscura

They're hard to define. (Must they always be surrounded by water? What about ecosystems isolated on tops of mountains?) They're also hard to count. (What ...

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 ...

Canadian Town Wants To Reclaim World's Tallest Moose Statue Title  NPR

For 31 years, the town of Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan Province was home to the tallest moose statue. Until 2015, when Norway stole the title. Moose Jaw is ...

'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 ...

Former British Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce to face former world titlist Bermane Stiverne on Feb. 23  ESPN

Joe Joyce, a silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and undefeated at 7-0 as a professional, will face former world titlist Bermane Stiverne on Feb.

World's Billionaires: Taxing Us Our Fair Share Would Be “Disastrous”  Vanity Fair

Attendees at the World Economic Forum are panicking about Ocasio-Cortez's tax plans.

World Nettle Eating Championships - Gastro Obscura  Atlas Obscura

Discover World Nettle Eating Championships in : Get ready to feel the burn.

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 ...

Palace keeper Hennessey charged over Nazi salute  SBS - The World Game

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has been charged by the Football Association (FA) over a social media post in which he made an alleged Nazi ...

Down in the deep, beneath the Antarctic ice, a new strange world is rapidly forming  The Sydney Morning Herald

Under the Antarctic ice, in the pitch-black depths of the ocean, Australian scientists have discovered animals are evolving into strange and sometimes monstrous ...

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.

WYD Panama: Pope Francis arrives and World Youth Day begins  Vatican News

For thousands of young people, the arrival of Pope Francis in Panama on Wednesday afternoon marks the true beginning of the 34th World Youth Day.

The world's CEOs are getting increasingly nervous about the state of the global economy, a major new survey shows  Business Insider South Africa

Global CEOs have become increasingly pessimistic about global economic growth in the past year and expect their businesses to suffer in the short to medium ...

Christianity crackdown: Government PAINTS OVER cross mosaic to avoid OFFENDING people

A CROSS-SHAPED wall mosaic has been painted over after complaints to the local government. Officials decided “evaluate and replace” it in to avoid ...

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 ...

New Year's Eve 2018: celebrations around the world as they happened  The Guardian

Follow all the celebrations as the clock strikes midnight and countries see out 2018 to welcome in 2019.

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 ...

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.

Waymo plans to open the world's first self-driving-car factory this year  MIT Technology Review

Waymo has announced plans to open the world's first factory dedicated to making autonomous vehicles in Michigan later this year.

The 19 best hotels in the world in 2019  Business Insider

From Cambodia to Costa Rica, the winners of the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards will give you some serious travel inspiration.

Bono: western world turning its back on HIV fight  The Guardian

The world is at risk of losing the battle against HIV due to a backlash against aid triggered by a sense that western governments need to solve problems in their ...

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 ...

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 ...

China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout  BBC News

Seeds taken up to the Moon by China's Chang'e-4 mission have sprouted, says China National Space Administration. It marks the first time any biological matter ...

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.

The secret travel club that's been everywhere  BBC News

New York's Explorers Club has inspired adventurers, aquanauts and astronauts for more than a century. But it's now evolving to inspire everyone to make the ...

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.

Apple’s Tim Cook makes debut at World Economic Forum in Davos  Financial Times

Chief takes first trip to Swiss resort gathering amid 'Big Tech' backlash.

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 ...

Bow hunter's 'deer of a lifetime' sets new world record  Fox News

One bow hunter nabbed both the “deer of a lifetime” and a new world record with an impressive catch of a non-typical mule deer in Saskatchewan, Canada.