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Mortal Engines: what Philip Reeve's predator cities tell us about our world  The Guardian

The steampunk dystopia, Reeve explains, was not intended as a comment on capitalism. But as a new film version shows, his story looks less far-fetched these ...

Strasbourg shooting: Police appeal to find Chérif Chekatt  BBC News

French police have issued a call for help to find the man suspected of opening fire near a Christmas market in Strasbourg. Hundreds of police, soldiers and ...

Georgia Davies: British swimmer wins world bronze in China  BBC Sport

Britain's Georgia Davies claims 100m backstroke bronze at the World Short-course Swimming Championships in China.

World's Top 50 Women In Tech 2018  Forbes

Many of the top technologists working in the world today are women - and they're unwilling to rest on their laurels. The 2018 World's Top 50 Women In Tech is ...

Snow world and a Wellington vigil: Wednesday's best photos  The Guardian

The Guardian's picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world.

Never-seen-before images of the last indigenous communities of the world  The Telegraph

These breath-taking portraits show some of the last indigenous communities of the world. Photographer Jimmy Nelson sends a warning of the risk of losing ...

North Pole Faces 'Unprecedented' Climate Future, NASA Says  The Atlantic

Two new reports find that the North and South Poles face an “unprecedented” climate future.

It's Patrick Reed against the world

It should have been a triumphant year after his win at Augusta. Instead, the Masters champion faces an uncertain future largely of his own making.

Make a date with the world's most underrated winter sun destination

If you can't find a date in Oman, you'll have no chance elsewhere. From May to October, thousands of tonnes of the sweet fruit weigh the boughs of every palm in ...

Turkey primed to start offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria  The Guardian

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said that Turkey will launch a military operation against the Kurds in northern Syria within days, in a decision ...

World's Highest-Paid Authors 2018: Michael Wolff Joins List Thanks To 'Fire And Fury'  Forbes

The world's 11 highest-paid authors sold 24.5 million books and earned $283 million combined in 12 months. Read on to see who made the cut.

Nicolás Maduro accuses White House of direct role in assassination attempt  The Guardian

Venezuelan president also claimed 'ultra-right locos' within Brazil's incoming government were plotting to invade his country.

Two technicians at Antarctica station dead after being found unconscious  The Guardian

Two fire technicians at a scientific station in Antarctica have died after being found unconscious, according to the National Science Foundation [NSF].

The hidden historical value of ‘Battlefield V’ and its take on World War II’s overlooked tales  Washington Post

The game has drawn criticism for its historical accuracy and its limited scope is far from a substitute for scholarly study, but by pushing some stories that don't ...

Can Firefox survive in a Google world?  ZDNet

With Microsoft's decision to switch to Chromium for its Edge browser, Mozilla's Firefox remains the only major browser developer that still maintains its own ...

Putin's East German identity card found in Stasi archives – report  The Guardian

Russian president's photo and card discovered among Soviet-era personnel files in Dresden.

What it's like to work in the biggest building in the world  BBC News

To build a fleet of giant airliners requires a building just as big. Boeing's Everett Factory, built to construct the famous 747, is the biggest enclosed structure in the ...

Wednesday briefing: Brexit – threat to May's leadership builds  The Guardian

Push for no-confidence vote intensifies … three shot and killed in Strasbourg Christmas market attack … and lessons from your teddy bear.

Māori Santa invited to Wellington parade after racist boos in hometown  The Guardian

Robert Herewini received abuse when he appeared as Santa dressed in a traditional Māori cloak of red feathers.

50,000-year-old coloured pencil which pre-dates Homo Sapiens found

AN ancient coloured pencil up to 50000-years-old has been found in Siberia – the crayon is so old the artists were not Homo sapiens.

Newfoundlander with brain cancer helping navigate world where 'everything changes'  CBC News

Matt Ralph had a seizure in his sleep, an emergency brain surgery, and more than a dozen MRI scans. But the truth about living with cancer didn't dawn until ...

World War 3: Putin’s MISSLE launch FAILS and crashes to ground in FLAMES – VIDEO

A RUSSIAN military missile launch resulted in failure as a video capturing the event shows the projectile exploding in the air before crashing to the ground ...

The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?

Michael Cohen now plans to tell the whole world about Trump  VICE

Michael Cohen plans to tell the world everything he knows about President Trump — but only after the Russia probe ends, his lawyer said shortly after Cohen's ...

East Antarctica glacial stronghold melting as seas warm  The Guardian

Nasa detects ice retreat probably linked to ocean changes in region once thought stable.

Inside one of the world's biggest container ports  CNN

Hong Kong has one of the world's busiest container ports. A floating tour is a superb way for visitors to explore this vast maritime landscape.

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China  The Guardian

Michael Kovrig's employer, the International Crisis Group, is seeking his release. It's unclear if case is related to Meng Wanzhou. Reuters in Shanghai. Tue 11 ...

Christmas is time for families not homework, pleads Italian minister  The Guardian

Italy's education minister has urged schools not to overburden children with homework during the Christmas holiday so they can spend more time with their ...

U.S. expected to end 2018 as world's top oil producer: EIA  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil output growth was expected to slow slightly for this year compared with previous forecasts, the Energy Information ...

Obesity is responsible for 4% of cancers in the world, global review reveals  Daily Mail

Curbing rates of obesity is a top pubic health priority, particularly as excess body weight drives up the rates of 13 different cancers in nations where diet and ...

‘The World Is Yours’ Review: Isabelle Adjani Revitalizes the Comic Caper  The New York Times

The young director Romain Gavras does not reinvent the comic caper in the French film “The World Is Yours,” but he revitalizes that genre with pop verve, goofy ...

Russian crew to inspect mysterious hole in Soyuz spacecraft  The Guardian

Cosmonauts to collect samples for analysis after suspicions foreign sabotage caused leak.

Sydney sits sixth in world for mega-mansion sales  The Sydney Morning Herald

A weak housing market might be worrying economists but in the rarefied world of luxury and wealth, Sydney still ranks as one of the top locations in the world for ...

World's first laboratory-grown STEAK tastes 70% like real meat'  Daily Mail

An Israeli-based biotechnology firm known as Aleph Farms claims to have found a way to produce slaughter-free steaks with the same texture as the authentic ...

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 ...

10 hot data-center virtualization startups to watch  Network World

Data-center virtualization is about much more than servers these days. Everything from storage to applications to entire infrastructure stacks are being virtualized ...

SEE: Most expensive petrol prices in the world  Wheels24

The average global petrol price around world is the equivalent of R15.22 per litre. We look at some of the most expensive fuel prices globally.

Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women  The Guardian

Sexism row deepens as one university claims women 'mature faster' than men and that male applicants need extra help.

UK military chief warns global tensions ‘like those seen before First World War’  The Independent

The international security landscape is the most uncertain politically and strategically in living memory, with instability the “defining condition” and where threats ...

Bradford: Jackie Bradley Jr. explains his new world  WEEI

LAS VEGAS -- The question was posed to Alex Cora Tuesday at the MLB winter meetings: Which player are you looking forward to watching take the next step?

PDC World Darts Championship 2019: Michael van Gerwen heads biggest field ever  BBC Sport

World number one Michael van Gerwen says he has "not had his best year" but feels there is "more in the tank" as he attempts to win his third PDC World Darts ...

Decisiveness, patience equally important in Rizzo's world

LAS VEGAS - Even before he'd settled into his suite at the Delano Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Nationals general manger ...

A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs: The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate  Science Daily

Date: December 10, 2018; Source: ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies; Summary: The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of ...

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 ...

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.

END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW - France in chaos

EMMANUEL Macron's government faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday amid nationwide anger at the French president which has seen ...

World War 3 FEARS: Mystery Russian bombers land in Venezuela in WARNING to US

RUSSIAN bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons have landed in Venezuela in a show of force against the US, as fears of all-out World War 3 heighten.

IMF warns of looming financial crisis, says world is woefully unprepared to handle it

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: IMF warns of likelihood of another global recession; Canadian ...

Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Is Officially The World's Most-Streamed Song  Forbes

The original song and official video for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' have surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally across all major streaming services.

Ireland's economy 'threatened by Tory fundamentalists'  The Guardian

Ireland's economy is in “heightened danger” because of a “fundamentalist fringe” in the Conservative party, the leader of the country's opposition party has said.

How to get Fortnite: Save the World's IRL Storm King pin reward for free  GamesRadar

The final boss battle for Fortnite: Save the World's main story arc is live, and Epic is giving away a neat IRL memento for anybody who manages to best it by New ...

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 ...

World War 3 tension: Trump eyes up ‘next generation’ of army rifles as powerful as TANK

DONALD Trump is eying up the “next generation” of US army assault rifle capable of tearing through body armour with bullets as powerful as a tank, as tensions ...

Taking graphene from wonder material to real-world technologies

“It surprises me that people are still interested in graphene,” Kostya Novoselov told attendees at the launch of the second world class graphene centre in ...

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 ...

Billy Joe Saunders: Former world champion on Warrington v Frampton undercard  BBC Sport

Billy Joe Saunders is set to fight for the first time since he was denied a licence to defend his WBO world middleweight title.

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 ...

Boeing launches business jet capable of world's longest flight  CNN

Boeing unveils its newest line of business jets. The company says the BBJ 777X jet will let VIP travelers to fly nonstop between "any two cities on Earth."

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 ...

Watch as a 102-year-old Australian woman breaks the skydiving world record  The Telegraph

A 102-year-old woman has completed a world record charity skydive in the Australian state of South Australia.

Blake Pieroni becomes Indiana University's first male swimmer world champion since 1976  Indianapolis Star

Forty-two years later, Indiana University has another global champion in men's swimming. After barely qualifying for the final, Blake Pieroni led it from the start ...

'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.

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 ...

Hockey World Cup: England beat Argentina 3-2 to reach semi-finals  BBC Sport

England reach the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup in India with a thrilling 3-2 victory over reigning Olympic champions Argentina.

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.

Macron scraps fuel tax rise in face of gilets jaunes protests  The Guardian

French government drops measure from budget after weeks of protests that left parts of Paris in flames.

'Cyprus is saturated' - burgeoning migrant crisis grips island  The Guardian

Smugglers increasingly take advantage of island's partition and proximity to Middle East.

Sandra’s the best wife in the world, she didn’t even blame me when I ran her over, says I’m A Celeb winner Har  The Sun

Former Spurs and Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp tells the epic love story of life with wife of 51 years Sandra.

Mars attacks! War of the Worlds restaged for 'fake news' era  The Guardian

New show links HG Wells's sci-fi novel and Orson Welles's 1938 radio adaptation and explores climate of fear preceding the US presidential election.

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.

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 ...

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.

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe  The Guardian

As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no return.

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 ...

US senators: we're certain Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder  The Guardian

Republican Bob Corker says 'if Prince Mohammed went in front of a jury he'd be convicted in 30 minutes' after briefing from CIA chief Gina Haspel.

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 ...

Jasper Cillessen at Barcelona: Will the world's best back-up 'keeper remain happy as a no2?  Evening Standard

A look at Barcelona's team sheet last night will have given Tottenham belief of securing a positive result they needed to advance in the Champions League.

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 ...

Across the world Anglophilia is giving way to Anglobemusement  The Economist

THIRTY MONTHS after the British voted to leave the European Union, the country's cultural divisions are more entrenched than ever. Politicians may have ...

How a World Order Ends  Foreign Affairs

A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something ...

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping declare trade truce at G20  The Guardian

Donald Trump has delayed for 90 days his threatened imposition of 25% tariffs on most Chinese imports after a dinner meeting with Xi Jinping, to give time for ...

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 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.

Why German bread is the best in the world (opinion)  CNN

Germans have more bakeries and eat more varieties of bread than most other countries in the world. Why do they think they have the best bread in the world?

San Francisco Creates World's First Ever Transgender Cultural District  The Daily Beast

The creation of Compton's Transgender Cultural District is to stop the displacement of trans people from a place they were traditionally welcomed in, and to ...

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.

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.

Fantastic Negrito On World Cafe : World Cafe  NPR

There is nothing subtle about Fantastic Negrito. When he came in to World Cafe, he was wearing this loud, funky, royal purple and gold-embroidered jacket, his ...

1000–year-old SECRET city FOUND: Builder stunned at discovery 85m underground

A LOCAL resident in Derinkuyu, Turkey, discovered a secret underground city when he was renovating his house, a bombshell documentary revealed.

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.

Newspaper makes world's most unfortunate typo in Julia Roberts profile  New Zealand Herald

Big mistake. HUGE. An American newspaper has been forced to apologise after an otherwise glowing interview with Hollywood star Julia Roberts was ...

Joe Maddon trying to stay cool but it may be World Series or bust for his future  USA TODAY

Cubs manager Joe Maddon wanted a contract extension, but it was denied, leaving him entering the final year of his contract. What's next?

Announcing Better Worlds: a science fiction project about hope  The Verge

Better Worlds is 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of science fiction authors who take a more ...

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?

Scientists discover the Dracula ant is the world's fastest mover  The Week UK

A new study of the Dracula ant has found that it is the fastest animal in the world. According to a new study, the Dracula ant, Mystrium camillae, can snap its ...

Development of world's first vertical Ga2O3 transistor through ion implantation doping: Paving the way for new generations of low-cost and highly-manufacturable Ga2O3 power electronic devices  Science Daily

Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) ...

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.

Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world's most vulnerable areas

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

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 ...

Road accidents biggest killer of young people - WHO  BBC News

WHO report says many African and South American countries do not have sufficient speed limit laws.