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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?

Journalist who exposed football corruption shot dead in Ghana  The Guardian

Exposés by Ahmed Husein, who died in Accra, had also lifted lid on corruption in judicial system.

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 ...

Climate Forecast: World Is "Sleepwalking into Catastrophe"  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...

Surgeon performs world's first remote operation using '5G surgery' on animal in China  The Independent

A surgeon in China has performed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology, according to local reports. The doctor in the southeastern province of ...

Portugal plans special lanes for Britons in airports after Brexit  The Guardian

Portugal plans to open dedicated corridors in its airports so British tourists continue to get fast-track access after Brexit whether the UK leaves with or without a ...

Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, asking her to stay to negotiate an end to ...

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 honour guard of MiG-29 fighter ...

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

Teenagers used disguise to maintain customers after their father became ill.

Latest migrant caravan marches on as Trump again demands border wall  The Guardian

The latest group set off from the notoriously violent Honduran city of San Pedro Sula at the start of this week.

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.

What world made of Bercow's performance  Sky News

Sky News - First for Breaking News, video, headlines, analysis and top stories from business, politics, entertainment and more in the UK and worldwide.

Silvio Berlusconi says he intends to stand for European parliament  The Guardian

Billionaire former Italian prime minister convicted of tax fraud cites 'sense of responsibility'

Israeli museum to remove McJesus sculpture after protests  The Guardian

Work depicting Ronald McDonald as crucified Jesus has sparked violence in Haifa.

Rescuers in Spain intensify efforts to reach toddler trapped in borehole  The Guardian

Two-year-old Julen Roselló fell down 100-metre shaft near Málaga for four days.

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

CHRISTIAN conspiracy theorists fear the January lunar eclipse is an ominous sign of the Biblical apocalypse. Here is what the Bible has to say about the world ...

SAS soldier storms hotel in Kenya attack as world hails him a HERO - see the moment

The SAS man, who was training the Kenyan military at the time, helped to save civilians when he tackled terrorists in the Nairobi hotel attack on Tuesday.

John Deere wants to remind the world that it’s a tech company  Engadget

John Deere has been to CES before. The company known for its dark green tractors with the yellow deer on them has rubbed shoulders with the smart TVs, ...

Australian Open - Who's going to catch Simona Halep as the world No. 1? The race is on  ESPN

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Down a set and a break in her opening-round match against Kaia Kanepi on Tuesday, world No. 1 Simona Halep began talking to ...

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 ...

Life at the End of the World | By Wendie Renard  The Players' Tribune

here I'm from, we call it The End of the World. Nothing but the sea in front of you. And a giant mountain at your back. It's a part of Martinique called Le Prêcheur.

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 ...

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 ...

Virtual reality exhibit takes you inside the world of Dali  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

A new exhibit is changing the way people see and experience art through virtual reality.

World War 3: CIA insider reveals China’s ‘CHECKMATE’ move to crush US

CHINA is aware of two things the US is “dependent on” should military action break out and has the ability to neutralise both, a former CIA head has revealed.

Blood Moon 2019: End of the world coming as moon turns RED – shock claim

THE upcoming blood moon is a message to America and will signify the END OF THE WORLD, according to a prominent Rabbi in Israel.

Satanic tourism fears dismissed over statue of devil in Segovia  The Guardian

Judge dismisses complaint from local group and councillor says installation can go ahead in Spanish city.

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.

Thailand signals major shift in refugee policy after Rahaf Mohammed case  The Guardian

Immigration chief says country 'will now follow international norms' yet is still considering extraditing refugee Hakeem al-Araibi.

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.

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 ...

What to eat to save the planet: Report urges 'radical changes' to world's diet -- less meat, more veggies  USA TODAY

Around the world, humans eat far too much red meat and sugar, and nowhere near enough nuts, fruits and vegetables, according to a report.

The world's refugees can't all expect the Rahaf Mohammed treatment  National Post

Opinion: Lofty pronouncements have consequences. Will Canada accept all others who air their plights via social media? Of course not.

'The world has continued until now with people eating what they wanted' - Michael Healy Rae weighs into the meat debate

Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae has claimed that avoiding meat to help the climate is.

A test rocket for the world's first artificial meteor shower in 2020 flew over Japan tonight  Fast Company

The world is filled with strange and wonderful things, both real (see: Maine's spinning alien ice disk) and fake (see: Thailand's artificial rain and China's fake ...

Air New Zealand scoops two prizes in Air Transport World awards  New Zealand Herald

National airline praised for its innovative SkyCouch and for its sustainability.

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.

Are these the most amazing playgrounds in the world?  CBBC Newsround

From swings to seesaws, everyone has a different opinion of what makes a playground fun. But once you've scaled the belly of a sperm whale or tunnelled away ...

Badminton: Daren claws back from 10 points down to stun world No. 10 Tommy  The Star Online

LIEW Daren has proved once again that he's a great fighter on the badminton court.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Climate change: Belgium students skip school to demand action  BBC News

Thousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change.

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.

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.

Jersey Shore 'meteorite' wasn't from out of this world, expert tells sisters

A smooth, jet black rock that N.J. sisters suspected could be a meteorite actually just turned out to be a lump of coal. Nora and Jean Muchanic were only slightly ...

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 ...

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!

Brexit: Japan's PM says 'wish of whole world' to avoid no-deal  BBC News

The "whole world" wants the UK to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Japan's PM has claimed, after talks with Theresa May. Shinzo Abe pledged "total support" for the ...

The Man Behind Billionaires' Row Battles to Sell the World's Tallest Condo  The Wall Street Journal

Extell's Gary Barnett remade Manhattan's skyline and spurred a supertall-tower boom with One57. In a faltering real-estate market, he's hoping to sell the ...

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 ...

Hamish Bond the lone Kiwi to crack annual list of world's fittest athletes

Rower-turned-cyclist Hamish Bond is the lone Kiwi to crack Sports Illustrated's annual list of fittest athletes in the world. Two years after All Blacks captain Kieran ...

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.

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 ...

Breaking down the crowded field for No. 1 golfer in the world  ESPN

Justin Rose achieved the No. 1 ranking in the world while losing a tournament in a playoff; then by winning one in a playoff; and yet again by doing absolutely ...

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).

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.

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 ...

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.

Dumfries bakery lands World Scotch Pie title  BBC News

The Dumfries business takes the overall top prize at the industry awards staged in Cumbernauld.

Australian house prices drop expected to be worst in the world  New Zealand Herald

The tumultuous drop in Australian house prices is reaching historic proportions.

Ester Ledecka chooses Alpine skiing over snowboard world championships  ESPN

Skier/snowboarder Ester Ledecka has decided to compete in the Alpine skiing world championships next month instead of the snowboard worlds.

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 ...

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.

Cricket World Cup 2019 tickets being resold for more than £12,000  BBC Sport

Cricket World Cup organisers are prepared to take legal action against secondary ticketing sites, with some 2019 tickets being offered at 104 times face value.

Real Madrid outcast Isco is the best player in the world, says Rafael van der Vaart

Rafael van der Vaart claims Real Madrid midfielder Isco is the "best player in the world" as he struggles for game time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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.

Luxe hotels you can afford to stay in  CNN

(CNN) — Just because you're not a member of the 1% doesn't mean you can't travel like you are. Below, we've handpicked 10 hotels around the globe that ...

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"

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

She's on a last name basis with the world: She's Robinson, the bonafide Kiwi hitmaker

Two months after leaving school, Anna Robinson got the attention of the man behind Lorde's breakthrough album.

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 ...

Eleven Madison Park Will Never Be Named the ‘World’s Best’ Restaurant Again  Eater NY

NYC's Eleven Madison Park will never land on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list again. The international restaurant-ranking organization that puts together ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rahaf al-Qunun: UN 'considers Saudi woman a refugee'  BBC News

A Saudi woman who fled her family and refused to leave a Bangkok hotel has been declared a legitimate refugee by the UN, the Australian government says.

'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.

World’s worst climate change-induced disasters cost countries £50bn in 2018  The Independent

The 10 worst climate-linked disasters of 2018 caused at least £50bn worth of damage, a study has found. Extreme weather driven by climate change hit every ...

How open-source software took over the world  TechCrunch

It was just five years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.”

How chicken became the rich world’s most popular meat  The Economist

IN A SHED on a poultry farm just outside Colchester, in south-east England, thousands of chickens sit on piles of their own excrement. The facilities will not be ...

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.

Trump wall: President addresses nation on border 'crisis'  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has made his first TV address to the nation from the Oval Office, escalating a stand-off with Congress that has led to an 19-day ...

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 ...

Inside the world's first vegan hotel suite  Daily Mail

The suite has been created at Hilton's London Bankside hotel, which consulted with The Vegan Society on which vegan-friendly materials to use.

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 ...

Veganuary 2019: What it's like to stay in the world's first vegan hotel suite  The Independent

I was all prepared to hate the world's first vegan hotel suite. I was prepared to hate it the way only a journalist who has received one too many “Celebrate ...

Canada voted second most beautiful country in the world  Daily Hive

British-based travel publisher Rough Guides released their latest inspiring list of the most beautiful countries in the world, as voted by readers.

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.