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Half of the world is now officially online, but several thorny new problems now threaten the digital economy  Business Insider

More than half the world thinks the drawbacks of the digital economy outweigh its benefits.


Jamal Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia refuses to extradite suspects to Turkey  The Guardian

Kingdom rejects demands to arrest former Saudi intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and former royal adviser Saud al-Qahtani. Agence France-Presse. Sun 9 Dec ...


Think tank: Russia emerges as world's No. 2 arms producer  WDAM

HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank said Monday that Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the United States. Russia ...


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…


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.


Gulf divisions widen as Qatar accused of 'snubbing' meeting  The Guardian

Divisions among Gulf states were exposed when Saudi Arabia's allies rounded on Qatar for snubbing a personal invite from King Salman and sending a ...


Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors  The Guardian

Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and ...


New Zealand backpacker death: Grace Millane, round-the-world trip turned into tragedy  NEWS.com.au

Grace Millane had just finished soaking in the gorgeous scenery of Peru on the trip of a lifetime when she scooted halfway around the world for her next ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Kiwi skier closing in on the world's best  Stuff.co.nz

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


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Sunday Reading: The Ancient World  The New Yorker

From The New Yorker's archive, stories about surprising discoveries from the past, including pieces by John Seabrook, Judith Thurman, Edmund Wilson, Elif ...


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.


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'.


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.


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 ...


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.


World War II vets gather to reminisce at the Lower Burrell VFW  Tribune-Review

The agenda on a cold Sunday afternoon at the VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell was clear: Remember. The post along Wildlife Lodge Road hosted a reunion for ...


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 ...


The 50 best rugby players in the world in 2018  Wales Online

How do you distinguish the very best from the many talented rugby players who grace the game right now? It's a difficult task, one which has taken weeks of ...


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 ...


World's first woman to give birth using a dead woman's womb is hoping for ANOTHER miracle baby...  Daily Mail

Fabiana Amorim de Lima, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is hoping for another child – using her mother Valdecy Amorim Alves de Miranda as a surrogate - meaning she ...


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 ...


Satellites may connect the entire world to the internet  The Economist

A CLEAR PLASTIC box the size of a sofa sits in an underground factory in the suburbs of Toulouse in southern France. Inside it, a nozzle fixed to a robot arm ...


Politics this week  The Economist

A third Saturday of anti-fuel-tax demonstrations, infiltrated by violent provocateurs from the hard left and the extreme right, saw windows smashed, cars ablaze ...


'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.


‘BLOCKADE Russian ships’ - ex-US ambassador suggests new tactic to CONTAIN Putin  Express.co.uk

RUSSIAN ships which sailed through the contested Sea of Azov should be banned from entering Western ports according to a former US Ambassador, speaking ...


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 ...


From Tiger Woods to World Cup memories: our favourite sports books of 2018  The Guardian

The story of the 1936 Olympics, tales from the soul of English cricket, a charlatan footballer called Kaiser and the remarkable Doddie Weir all take pride of place ...


Trump chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House job  BBC News

President Donald Trump has announced that his chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by the end of the year. There have been persistent reports for several ...


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 ...


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,” ...


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 ...


Lukaku claims he's been hampered by extra muscle put on ahead of World Cup  Goal

Romelu Lukaku revealed he had to lose weight after adding too much muscle for Belgium's World Cup campaign as the Manchester United striker lifted the lid ...


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 ...


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 ...


World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN  The Guardian

Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 ...


World sport: 10 photos we liked this week  BBC Sport

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


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.


Fifth best in the world? Lionel Messi makes a mockery of Ballon d’Or ranking with free-kick double in vintage  talkSPORT

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


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

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


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 ...


'Hole'ier Than Thou: An Instagram Account Is Getting Under the Art World's Skin -  ARTnews

Every once in a while, an anonymous website or social media account comes along that rattles the art world. This time around, it's Whatanartshole, an Instagram ...


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.


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 ...


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

Ligaya Mishan lists her favorite places, and celebrates their links to countries around the globe.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Diving force: experts join forces to save the world's coral reefs  The Guardian

Specialist diving group teams up with British conservation charity to lower impact of scuba tourism on threatened reefs.


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?


Great Barrier Island: The world's most dazzling skies  Stuff.co.nz

There are no supermarkets, ATMs, footpaths or streetlights on the island; and most locals are tucked up in bed by 9pm.


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 ...


This Frozen Russian Island Is the World's Biggest Jigsaw Puzzle  Live Science

For a fleeting period every year, the remote New Siberian Islands turn into a stunning jigsaw puzzle of fractured ice, as seen in this gorgeous NASA image.


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.


Why the world is becoming more allergic to food  BBC News

Food allergy rates among children are on the rise, and Western lifestyles may be to blame.


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.


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.


Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

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


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 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.


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.


Who do you think will win the World Darts Championship?  SkySports

Have your say on who will take the Sid Waddell trophy home from the World Darts Championship.


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.


World War 3 WARNING: US in 'extraordinary flight' over Ukraine - Russia poised to RESPOND  Express.co.uk

A US military plane flew over Ukraine in an “extraordinary flight” to show support for the nation in the middle of recent tensions with Russia.


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 ...


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: The smartest guy on tour (or is that the craziest?), an icon drops his mic, and what we're betting is golf's next big thing.


Yellowstone Volcano: Eruption could trigger devastating GLOBAL volcanic WINTER  Express.co.uk

A YELLOWSTONE volcano eruption could trigger a volcanic winter, which would plunge the globe into freezing conditions and threaten to cut off food supplies, ...


‘Adolf Hitler is ALIVE!’ Joseph Stalin’s warning to Harry Truman months AFTER WW2  Express.co.uk

ADOLF Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker at the end of World War Two, according to the former Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin.


The World's First Space Telescope  Scientific American

In July 1958, an astronomer at the University of Wisconsin–Madison named Arthur “Art” Code received a telegram from the fledgling Space Science Board of the ...


World War 3: Safest & most isolated countries in the event of Russia nuclear war revealed  Express

WORLD WAR 3 fears escalated this week as it was revealed Russia has begun testing laser weapons, amid threats of an arms race with the USA. These are the ...


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 ...


Family reunion brings together cousins from all over the world  New Zealand Herald

A group of cousins have come together, many for the first time, to find out more about their family's centuries-old history. After a four-day reunion, organiser ...


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.


Paris protests: Emmanuel Macron to make MAJOR announcement after DAY OF RAGE  Express.co.uk

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron will make major announcements in the coming days after over three weeks of violent riots in Paris, his spokesman has ...


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 ...


2019 Women's World Cup: England and Scotland in same group  BBC Sport

England and Scotland are drawn in the same group at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, along with Japan and Argentina.


How populist are you? | World news  The Guardian

Populism is upending global politics, forcing many of us to grapple with what the concept means. Answer the questions below to find out how populist you are ...


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 ...


Rangers' record as world's most successful club under serious threat  Daily Record

The Ibrox side haven't won a top-flight title since 2011 and a team from South America is aiming to beat them to 55.


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.


Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage  World Health Organization

Reported measles cases spiked in 2017, as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease. This is according to a new report ...


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 ...


Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Trump cancels Putin talks  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over a naval clash between Ukraine and Russia.


Leaders from around the world react to George H.W. Bush's death  CNN

Friends, world leaders and fellow politicians are now paying tribute to former President George H.W. Bush, remembered as a World War II combat pilot, a Cold ...


A tough task to choose the best women's footballers in the world  The Guardian

As one of the voters in the Guardian poll, Sarah Groube had an unenviable task of sifting, ranking and evaluating.


Is this the world's most spectacular Christmas tree topper?  Telegraph.co.uk

Ever since it made its first appearance almost 90 years ago, the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center in New York has been a symbol of hope.


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.


2019 Women's World Cup: Scotland 'won't fear anyone' at finals despite 'tough group'  BBC Sport

Scotland "won't fear anyone" at the Women's World Cup next summer despite being in a group they would rather have avoided, says midfielder Joelle Murray.


French 'gilets jaunes' protests turn violent on the streets of Paris  The Guardian

Clashes broke out between crowds and police on the Champs Élysées in the second weekend of demonstrations.


Women's World Cup 2019: England-Scotland a 'dream pairing'  BBC Sport

Scotland's Jenny Beattie and ex-England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis explain why their Women's World Cup opener next year will be "full of emotion".


Ukraine president proposes martial law after Russia seizes ships  The Guardian

Ukrainian navy claims six injured by Russian fire amid tension over Sea of Azov access.


World’s first gene-edited babies created in China, claims scientist  The Guardian

Unconfirmed scientific breakthrough sparks ethical and moral concerns.


Half the world's annual rain falls in just 12 days  Science News

Half of the world's annual rain and snow falls on the year's 12 wettest days. As climate change brings more intense downpours, the same amount of precipitation ...


Boxing: Wife of British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury kept her miscarriage hidden from him  New Zealand Herald

Tyson Fury's wife, Paris, has revealed the heartbreaking secret she kept hidden from him in an effort to protect the troubled former world champion boxer only ...