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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 ...

Which is the world's most vegan city?  The Guardian

Portland has a vegan strip club, Palitana is a meat-free zone and Bristol makes the most vegan-related Google searches, but what makes a city vegan-friendly?

Why Jack Bogle mattered so much to the investing world  CNBC

Bogle's central insight was that money managers were almost never worth their high fees.

Feed the world: Experts call for vegetable-rich diet to boost health and end hunger  The Telegraph

People around the world need to radically change their diets to safeguard the planet and ensure that there is enough food to feed the world's booming ...

The world's funniest wedding photos - News  The Telegraph

It's quick and easy to create your Telegraph account; You will also be able to comment on articles, read a Premium article per week and sign up to our ...

Wine world legend Gerard Basset OBE MW MS dies

Tributes have poured in from across the wine world for Gerard Basset OBE MW MS, a 'great gentleman of wine', who has died following a battle with cancer...

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.

Putin gets puppy and hero's welcome on Serbia trip  The Guardian

Serbia gave Vladimir Putin a hero's welcome on Thursday, as the Russian president's plane arrived in Belgrade escorted by an honorary guard of MiG-29 fighter ...

10 quotes to draw inspiration from ahead of this year's WEF summit in Davos  CNBC

Every year, influential leaders from across the globe descend upon the snowy Swiss town of Davos to present their thoughts on the current state of global affairs.

Thursday briefing: Take no-deal Brexit off table, Corbyn demands  The Guardian

Theresa May calls for MPs to put 'self-interest' aside … scientists devise diet to save the planet … and how a citizens' assembly might work.

Liam Williams: Welsh boxer keen to show he belongs at world level  BBC Sport

Welsh boxer Liam Williams is determined to challenge for a world title in 2019 after producing the best performance of his career to date.

Indian sisters pretend to be boys to keep barbershop afloat  The Guardian

Two teenage girls have been honoured by the Indian government after it was discovered they had pretended to be boys for four years to run their father's ...

World's 'loneliest' frog finally gets a date after decade alone  Evening Standard

A frog that was believed to be the last of its kind in the world finally has a partner after more than a decade searching for romance. Romeo, known as the world's ...

World's First Robot Hotel Fires Half Of Its Robots  Forbes

A robot hotel in Japan has culled more than half of its robotic workforce since it launched, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Eclipse 2019 prophecy: Will the world end on January 22? SHOCK Blood Moon Bible reveal

The so-called Super Blood Moon eclipse will turn the Moon an ominous crimson red between January 20 and January 21. In the UK, the eclipse will peak early ...

Feud with Canada is damaging China’s reputation in the world, ambassador warns  Financial Post

Canada's ambassador to China warned that the spiralling diplomatic feud between the nations was damaging Beijing's reputation, as the U.S. joined countries ...

'I was prepared to die': survivors recount chaos of Nairobi attack  The Guardian

Kenya's president has vowed to relentlessly pursue anyone involved in the Nairobi hotel complex attack, as new details of the 16-hour siege emerged.

Justin Rose's caddie to undergo heart surgery, but the World No. 1 has a great substitute on his bag

World No. 1 Justin Rose begins his 2019 campaign at this week's Desert Classic. But while the biggest news surrounding his PGA Tour return has involved his ...

Most of the world's potatoes have severe DEPRESSION, study reveals  Mirror Online

Next time you're tucking into a portion of chips, spare a thought for the potatoes!

Eddie Jones: Ireland the best team in the world  Sport24

England coach Eddie Jones says Ireland - and not New Zealand - are currently the best team in world rugby.

Civilians beaten and abducted in major Zimbabwe crackdown  The Guardian

Police and military have launched a massive crackdown in Zimbabwe after what appears to be have been a widespread breakdown of public order linked to ...

China has some of world's most advanced weapon systems, Pentagon warns  The Guardian

China is on the cusp of fielding some of the world's most advanced weapons systems – and in some cases already has surpassed its rivals, a Pentagon ...

China is setting up a new model for world human rights  IOL

China has opened up a new path that focuses on prevention and addresses both the symptoms and root causes of extremism and terrorism.

Periodic table found at St Andrews University 'is world's oldest'  BBC News

Experts who dated the teaching chart found at St Andrews University said it was printed between 1879 and 1886.

Brazil environment chief accused of 'war on NGOs' as partnerships paused  The Guardian

Civil society groups condemn move by minister, appointed by far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, as illegal attack on environment.

Lyon university EXPLOSION: Fireballs erupt in in France - AVOID area

A HUGE blaze has broken out following an explosion at the University of Lyon in France, leaving three people injured.

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 ...

Trump blasts Democrats, points to border wall construction elsewhere in the world  The Washington Post

President Trump lashed out Wednesday at Democrats as “a Party of open borders and crime” and pointed to a surge in construction of border walls by other ...

World’s 50 Best Restaurants List Changes Voting to Find New Winners  Eater

Last year, the World's 50 Best Restaurants list seemingly decided that it wanted to do better. Through a September statement from director Hélène Pietrini, the ...

'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 ...

Built to Separate: Border Barriers Around the World  The Atlantic

As more and more walls are built along borders worldwide, a look at some famous and some lesser-known barriers across the globe.

Earthquake WARNING: Incoming tremors signal the ‘END OF THE WORLD’ - shock claim

EARTHQUAKES in the “coming weeks” will trigger the end of the world and Jesus' return, according to Christian conspiracy theorists.

Four Americans killed in Syria blast claimed by Isis  The Guardian

Two US soldiers, a defence department civilian official and contractor were killed, US Central Command confirms.

US Pentagon urges missile defence sensors in space  BBC News

The US must research new technologies, such as a layer of sensors in space, to find and destroy incoming missiles, a Pentagon report is expected to say.

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 ...

World's permafrost warming, with Siberia rising the most: study

Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 C over a decade.

New atom smasher would be world's biggest by far

CERN announced plans to build the Future Circular Collider (FCC), a vast particle collider that would dwarf the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Harvesting the World's Most Expensive Spice | National and World  Daily Local News

Kashmiri saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, and for good reason. Found only in a certain region of Kashmir in northern India, farmers have been ...

Looking at Things Positively Will Make World Better: SC Advises Prashant Bhushan to Shun Negativity  News18

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices L N Rao and S K Kaul told this to Bhushan during the hearing of a matter related to the appointment ...

The top 10 most expensive cities around the world, ranked  Business Insider

The most expensive cities in the world, as ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit, are primarily in Europe and Asia.

Yellowstone volcano: Researcher's 'head east' eruption warning REVEALED

THE YELLOWSTONE volcano could wipe out more than three-quarters of the US in the event of an eruption and a researcher warns that, if it happens, people ...

UK’s AFC Energy launches CH2ARGE - world’s first hydrogen fuel cell electric car charger  AutoExpress

*Fresh* take on EV charging sees hydrogen fuel cell used to replenish EV batteries; tech allows for off-grid charging.

Tsunami WARNING: Putin orders military action after mysterious METEORITE strike

VLADIMIR Putin has sparked a military operation to blast a landslide blocking the Bureya River in Russia, after a massive rockfall thought to be caused by a ...

Manny Pacquiao v Adrien Broner: WBA world champion ready for 70th pro fight  BBC Sport

Manny Pacquiao says he will prove "age is just a number" when he fights as a 40-year-old for the first time against Adrien Broner in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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.

Canada named the second-most beautiful country in the world  Vancouver Is Awesome

Rough Guides turned to their readers and social media followers to choose this year's Most Beautiful Countries in the World. And our own "true north strong and ...

The World's Top 10 Wine Destinations for 2019  VinePair

Pack a suitcase, wine lovers. Here are the top 10 wine travel destinations that should be on your radar this year.

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

India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims to bathe at ...

Cycling: No mention of All Blacks but Hamish Bond ranked in world's fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated  New Zealand Herald

The All Blacks have been overlooked but Kiwi rower-turned-cyclist Hamish Bond has been ranked among the fittest athletes in the world by Sports Illustrated.

US Navy moves toward unleashing killer robot ships on the world's oceans

The Navy is planning to take the first few steps into a radical future, which, if it comes to pass, will upend how the fleet has fought since the Cold War.

Great white shark "Deep Blue," thought to be world's biggest, seen off Hawaii  CBS News

Diving group got video of its members swimming peacefully alongside the giant fish known as "Deep Blue"

The world's wealthy: A look at the high net worth population  Fox Business

Most high net worth investors had the majority of their portfolio in liquid assets.

FACT CHECK: Is This the World's First Dab?

A photograph purportedly captures a soldier doing the dab all the way back in 1932.

NHL and NHLPA announce that World Cup of Hockey will not be played in 2020  CBS Sports

As we all know by now, the NHL made the controversial decision to pull its players out of the Winter Olympics in 2018. That led to a bunch of unknowns suiting ...

Have You Seen This? 1000 people around the world dance with 1 guy

THE GLOBE — What if you could get a thousand people across the world to dance with you? One guy tried it and turned it into this video, and I love it.

Thai Lion Air comes out on top of world's fastest growing airlines  The Independent

The world's fastest growing airlines in 2018 have been revealed, with a Thai low cost carrier coming out on top. The research, compiled by Routesonline, said ...

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.

Félix Nadar: The world's first celebrity photographer  BBC News

His studio hosted the first Impressionist exhibition and he took the world's first aerial photo: Félix Nadar lived an extraordinary life, as Cath Pound discovers.

The world's least delayed airlines revealed  The Independent

Copa Airlines is the world's most punctual airline according to new research.

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race  BBC News

Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after repeating comments about race and intelligence. In a TV ...

England's U17 World Cup winners - where are they now?  BBC Sport

They wrote their names into the history books. Following on from the likes of Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst in 1966, England's U17 side led by ...

'Ridiculous': report Ivanka Trump could lead World Bank meets scorn  The Guardian

First daughter's name said to be 'floating around Washington' but it wouldn't be her first unconventional role.

Yeah, Science! World's First IVF Baby Wishes World's Second IVF Baby a Happy 40th Birthday  News18

Louise Brown, the world's first IVF girl, wished the first IVF boy, Alastair MacDonald, on his 40th birthday on Twitter.

World economy is heading for recession in 2019  Daily Mail

Growth momentum has been easing for some time in Britain, Canada, France and Italy and there were tentative signs of slackening momentum in the United ...

Amazon is now the most valuable company on the planet  CNN

New York (CNN Business) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been the wealthiest person on the planet for more than a year. Now, Amazon is the most valuable ...

Rahaf and Hakeem: why has one refugee captured the world's attention while another is left in jail?  The Guardian

When it comes to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and Hakeem al-Araibi, the reasons are varied but likely include the age-old non-science of what makes news and ...

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 ...

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 ...

A neural network can learn to organize the world it sees into concepts—just like we do  MIT Technology Review

Generative adversarial networks are not just good for causing mischief. They can also show us how AI algorithms “think.”

Kane injury cannot be excuse for Tottenham, says Pochettino  The World Game

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham cannot use Harry Kane's injury as an excuse if they do not achieve all their aims this season.

Tiny Indian state proposes world’s biggest experiment with guaranteed income  The Washington Post

NEW DELHI — High in the Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the tiniest states in India. But it is about to embark on an experiment of global interest. Sikkim's ruling ...

Trump threatens 'national emergency' over wall  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has said he could declare a national emergency to build a US-Mexico border wall without the approval of Congress. It came after he ...

India scientists dismiss Einstein theories  BBC News

Scientists in India have hit out at speakers at a major conference for making irrational claims, including that ancient Hindus invented stem cell research.

Madagascar pochard: World's rarest bird gets new home  BBC News

The rarest bird in the world - a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard - has been given a new home in time for the new year. An international team of ...

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 ...

How Amazon became the world's most valuable public company  CNBC

Amazon dominates e-commerce but has many additional growth drivers, including cloud, advertising and Alexa.

German politicians’ personal data leaked online  The Guardian

Huge cache of documents published daily in December but came to light only on Thursday.

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.

Russia Buys Quarter of World Yuan Reserves in Shift From Dollar  Bloomberg

Russia's central bank dumped $101 billion in U.S. holdings from its huge reserves, shifting into euros and yuan last spring amid a new round of U.S. sanctions.

MTV's The Challenge: War of the Worlds Cast of 34 Includes Fan Favorites — and a Ton of Surprises

The world of MTV's The Challenge is about to get a whole lot bigger for season 33 — and not just because they're returning to South Africa. The Challenge: War ...

World’s First Battery-Free Bluetooth Chip Pulls Power from the Air  Futurism

Wiliot has raised an additional $30 million after demonstrating its battery-free Bluetooth chip, which pulls power from ambient radio signals.

Helium, not dark matter, might explain DAMA's strong signal

A long-standing and controversial claim by physicists in Italy to have detected dark matter might be the result of the unanticipated contamination of their ...

'World's best bar' Dandelyan to reopen as Lyaness  Evening Standard

Three months after it announced its shock closure, the “world's best bar” Dandelyan has announced that is to reopen under the new name Lyaness. The London ...

World's biggest tobacco company vows to phase out cigarettes  Sky News

In a swish research centre on the edge of a Swiss lake, the world's biggest cigarette company is re-inventing itself. Philip Morris International - which makes ...

How Britain became the world’s largest expert in medical marijuana

If you were looking for an international drugs empire, Downham Market would not be the first place you'd think of. With a population of around 10000, this…

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 ...

China, India close gap with U.S. as world's top economy  USA TODAY

China, other Asian countries, are gaining on US as world's largest economy, a report says. The reshuffling Is partly behind US trade war with China.

Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections  The Guardian

Executive order transfers regulation and creation of indigenous reserves to agriculture ministry controlled by agribusiness lobby.

Protests break out in India after two women enter temple  The Guardian

Court ruling allows women to offer prayers in temple in Kerala after centuries-long ban.

Women over 50 'too old' to love, French author Yann Moix says  BBC News

A French writer is being criticised after saying he would be "incapable" of loving a woman aged 50 or above... despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie ...

Indonesia tsunami kills hundreds after Krakatau eruption  BBC News

At least 222 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hit coastal towns on Indonesia's Sunda Strait, government officials say. There was no ...

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 ...

'Sonic attack' on US embassy in Havana could have been crickets, say scientists  The Guardian

Noise which saw diplomats complaining of headaches and nausea could be song of Indies short-tailed cricket.

Bolsonaro declares Brazil's 'liberation from socialism' as he is sworn in  The Guardian

Far-right populist invited lawmakers to help country free itself from 'ideological submission' in speech.

Ford redesigns 'world's most popular SUV'  CNN

Ford has unveiled a completely redesigned version of the most popular SUV ever.

HERE Is Challenging Uber by Uniting the World's Cab Drivers  WIRED

SoMo is a new app from mapping company HERE that pushes back against ride-hail dominance by giving other drivers a common platform.

The World's Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2019  VinePair

Pack your bags, beer lovers. From the City of Lights to the City of Angels, these are VinePair's top picks for beer travel in 2019.

Arab League set to readmit Syria eight years after expulsion  The Guardian

Gulf nations bloc moving to welcome Syria back into the fold after Bashar al-Assad's brutal repression of protests.

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ends airport hotel standoff  BBC News

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family at the weekend has left Bangkok airport "under the care" of the UN refugee agency, the head of Thailand's ...

The World's Highest-Paid Comedians Of 2018  Forbes

Once again, Jerry Seinfeld is the King of Comedy. The Seinfeld creator earned $57.5 million in 12 months, before taxes and fees, claiming the top spot on our list ...