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UCI Track World Cup: Laura Kenny says she doesn't 'feel scared anymore'  BBC Sport

Laura Kenny says she does not 'feel scared anymore' after returning to top-level competition following the birth of her first child.

World's indifference to sexual violence must end: Nobel laureates  Al Jazeera English

The world must stop turning a blind eye to the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege urged, accepting the Nobel ...

That was awkward — at world’s biggest climate conference, U.S. promotes fossil fuels  The Washington Post

Laughter and protests greeted the United States' embrace of continued fossil fuel production as global temperatures continue to rise.

Medical Journal Defines Pre-Mamilian Era As When Bicycles Cheaper, World Less Colorful Place  Forbes

Mamils – or middle aged men in Lycra – described in Christmas edition of Australian medical journal.

102-year-old becomes oldest skydiver in the world while jumping for charity  ABC News

Irene O'Shea jumped to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia.

World War 3 fears as US Air Force conducts HUGE drill to simulate foreign INVASION  Express.co.uk

THE US Air Force conducted a huge military drill to simulate a foreign territory invasion over the weekend, sparking fears the nation could be preparing for war.

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 ...

‘Faith in humanity restored’: autistic teen ‘broken’ after £1,400 World of Warcraft scam overjoyed by donations  inews.co.uk

When teenager Josh Smith was told by his mother that his “online friend” had conned him out of his savings through a video game, he sobbed. The autistic ...

Why Huawei smartphones are so popular all over the world — except in the US, where stores don't sell them  Business Insider

More people in the world own Huawei phones than iPhones, despite the fact that you probably won't find a Huawei phone in the US.

'The Apprentice: Leader of the Free World' Edition  The Daily Beast

John Kelly is out. What dashing figure will replace him in Washington's most glamorous job, White House Chief of Staff? All that and more in this week's edition ...

#HerLightOurLove: New Zealanders pay tribute to Grace Millane  The Guardian

Sorrow and shame sweeps nation, with many using social media to express sadness over murder of British backpacker.

Huawei: The life of Chinese tech heiress Meng Wanzhou  BBC News

A high-flying Chinese executive has been caught in the centre of a growing geo-political dispute between two of the world's largest economies. Meng Wanzhou ...

2018 In Review: What Happened In The World Of Big Tech  NPR

Growing awareness of privacy scandals and the spread of misinformation on social media may mean our love affair with technology has ended, and a new era ...

World War 3 alert: China plans to take Taiwan by FORCE - 'A war of LIBERATION'  Express.co.uk

A SENIOR CHINESE General has advocated for military action to retake control of the self-governing island of Taiwan, claiming when the “strategic opportunity ...

The murder of Grace Millane proves that nowhere in the world is safe to be a woman  Telegraph.co.uk

It is every parent's nightmare – and every young woman's, too.

Sarah Hyland: Modern Family star reveals second kidney transplant  BBC News

US actress Sarah Hyland has described how having to undergo two kidney transplants left her "contemplating suicide", US media report. The 28-year-old, who ...

France yellow vest protests: Macron promises wage rise  BBC News

France's President Emmanuel Macron has promised a minimum wage rise and tax concessions in response to weeks of violent protests. France has seen four ...

As May's Brexit trainwreck smoulders, the world backs away from Britain  The Globe and Mail

As Prime Minister Theresa May once again stepped back from the edge of Brexit and into an impenetrable miasma of uncertainty by cancelling a key ...

In Chilean Patagonia, Following a Track to the End of the World  The New York Times

In a remote park on Chile's new Route of Parks, a rugged landscape yields riches for wildlife lovers.

Tackett Earns Spot In World Bowling Tour Finals Dec 10, 2018  FloBowling

The finalists for the 2019 World Bowling Tour Finals were set last week after the 2018 World Bowling Men's Championships wrapped up.

HUGE magnitude 7.1 earthquake STRIKES close to Antarctica and British-owned Bristol Island  Express.co.uk

A MASSIVE magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit close to Antarctica on Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Airbnb Ranks The World's Top Destinations For 2019  Forbes

Airbnb has released its list of the top destinations for 2019 and the rankings might surprise you.

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.

‘Aquaman’ was the biggest film in the world this past weekend — despite opening in only one country  The Washington Post

THE DISNEY hit “Ralph Breaks the Internet” may have won the weekend in North America, but it was far from the biggest movie in the world. That honor goes to ...

Ice hotels and igloos around the world  National Geographic

Intrepid Arctic dwellers have comfortably weathered unforgiving winters in the northern latitudes for more than 5,000 years. The Inuit, Inupiat, and Yupik—who ...

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 ...

Venezuela crisis: Goodyear staff get '10 tyre' severance  BBC News

Staff are given tyres as part of their severance payment, as the US firm pulls out of Venezuela.

Brie Larson looks out of this world in brand new Captain Marvel poster unveiled at Brazil's CCXP  Daily Mail

The illustrated artwork depicts the 29-year-old once again rocking the red blue and gold costume. Carol Danver's golden hair is worn loose and down, and not in ...

Nightchaser's Party Inside The Planetarium Was Out of This World  Riverfront Times

Instead of stars, disco balls lit up the James S. McDonnell planetarium as Nightchaser took over the Science Center Saturday night, for the monthly underground ...

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 ...

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 ...

Japan's crown princess 'insecure' about becoming empress due to health issues  The Guardian

Princess Masako, who suffers from a stress-related illness, will become empress when her husband ascends the throne next year.

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.

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…

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

HELSINKI (AP) - A Swedish think tank says Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the U.S.. Russia surpassed Britain, which ...

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.

Rubio slams White House on Khashoggi after report Kushner counselled prince  The Guardian

A day after it was reported that Jared Kushner had counselled Mohammed bin Salman over the fallout from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Republican ...

WW3 WARNING: Iran’s Rouhani says Trump’s sanctions are ‘ECONOMIC TERRORISM’  Express.co.uk

IRAN'S President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday American sanctions amounted to “economic terrorism,” as he accused Washington of sowing fear among ...

Flying Fancies: Boeing Launches Longest Range Private Jet in The World  News18

The BBJ 777-8 also features 3256 square feet (302.5 sq m) of cabin space.

Monster Hunter World's first big expansion is unveiled  Eurogamer.net

Monster Hunter World's first big expansion has been announced, and it's the equivalent to the older 'G' or 'Ultimate' editions. Named as Iceborn, it'll arrive as an ...

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Wisdom the albatross: World's oldest known bird lays another egg  Sky News

The Laysan albatross on Midway Atoll is thought to have already laid up to 35 eggs in her lifetime of at least 68 years. 18:29, UK, Sunday 09 December 2018.

WATCH: Top world news stories, December 11  News24

Here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH..

'You can change the world': Malala urges Australian students to make their voices heard  SBS News

The youngest ever Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, tells a Sydney audience that age is no barrier to speaking up for your rights.

158 million migrants want to move to the US, world's top pick  Washington Examiner

The United States is the top pick — by far — for migrants seeking a new home, despite reports that President Trump's policies are scaring people away and ...

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'.

‘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 ...

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: Black Sticks knocked out of World Cup  New Zealand Herald

The Black Sticks been knocked out of the Men's Hockey World Cup after going down to England 2-0. Despite a number of great scoring opportunities the Black ...

Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies  The Guardian

Radical overhaul in farming and consumption, with less meat eating, needed to avoid hunger and climate catastrophe.

Liberals promised China would lead the world on greenhouse gases; they were right  Washington Examiner

China still promises it is getting serious about global warming, and yet, they still build massive new coal-fired plants.

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.

Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms  The Guardian

Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world's oceans.

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 ...

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 ...

Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years'  The Guardian

Daughter of Dubai's ruler was seized from yacht off Indian coast after she fled UAE, according to BBC.

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.

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

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

Can the world’s most powerful brain scanner help scientists find the soul?  The Star Online

Billion-yuan device set to 'revolutionise brain studies', aid research into Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer'sFirst phase of project approved, but design process ...

Some of the world's worst serial killers - Found guilty  Economic Times

Ex-Russian policeman Mikhail Popkov, found guilty Monday of 56 murders while already in jail for 22, is one of the most prolific serial killers of recent times.

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.

‘It’s a beautiful facility’: Calgary gets sneak peek inside world’s largest YMCA  Global News

Thousands of Calgarians toured the new Brookfield Residential YMCA in the city's southeast Seton community over the weekend.

McKenzie firing leaves next Raiders GM with NFL draft capital in Gruden's world - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN  ESPN

Reggie McKenzie's firing shouldn't be a surprise. His roster had been gutted. These are Jon Gruden's Raiders and the next GM will have to get along.

Fifth best in the world? Lionel Messi made a mockery of Ballon d’Or ranking with a derby masterclass  talkSPORT

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

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

When I write about a restaurant for Hungry City, my weekly column on New York's cheaper, less-heralded establishments, I always ask the photographer to take ...

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 ...

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 ...

Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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?

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.

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 ...

Chelsea ban four fans over alleged racial abuse of Sterling  The World Game

Chelsea have banned four supporters from matches, pending an investigation into the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.

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.

AT&T and Verizon tried to demonstrate 5G in Hawaii, and failed bigtime  The Verge

This week's Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit was supposed to be the coming-out party for blazing-fast 5G cellular networks — the first time that ...

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 ...

Newspaper makes world's worst typo  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 scupper.

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: A wrongly convicted artist who used golf to get himself freed and an LPGA star who won every key award on tour.

England's Ed Smith does not rule out Jofra Archer for World Cup  The Guardian

Ed Smith declined to rule out the possibility of Jofra Archer entering England's World Cup thoughts next summer.

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 ...

Roger the kangaroo and other big beasts from around the world  BBC News

Roger, an "enormous" kangaroo, has died at the age of 12. His keepers say he'll be missed but he was by no means the world's only impressive animal.

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 ...

London Track Cycling World Cup 2018: BBC coverage & event schedule  BBC Sport

BBC Sport live coverage times and event schedule as British Olympic and Paralympic champions take part in the Track Cycling World Cup in London from 14-16 ...

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.

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 ...

Batwoman leaps into the crowded world of Dark Knight TV offshoots  CNN

The superhero was introduced as part of the CW's crossover event featuring "Supergirl," "Arrow" and "The Flash."