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'Going Outside Is Prison': The World of American Hikikomori  New York Magazine

Luca lives with his parents outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, though he might as well live anywhere. That's because the only times the 21-year-old leaves his ...


Hoda Muthana 'deeply regrets' joining Isis and wants to return home  The Guardian

An American woman captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last pocket of land controlled by Islamic State says she “deeply regrets” travelling to Syria to join ...


Photos: Paint the Park at World of Winter  WOODTV.com

Saturday was the Paint the Park/Icebreaker event at the World of Winter ice festival at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. (Feb 16, 2019 - Michael ...


Warsaw-Jerusalem tensions rise over ‘Nazi link’ claims  The Guardian

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to build friendly relations with central European nations are being tested, on the eve of a Jerusalem summit ...


Return of wolves to Germany pits farmers against environmentalists  The Guardian

EU regulations outlaw killing of wolves unless people are in danger or there is 'no satisfactory alternative'


Iran's foreign minister says public are losing faith in nuclear deal  The Guardian

The Iranian public are on the brink of abandoning faith in the nuclear deal signed with Europe and other world powers in 2015, putting pressure on the regime to ...


Trump: EU must take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria  The Guardian

US doesn't want to watch 'fighters permeate Europe' with caliphate 'ready to fall', says president.


Flybmi tells customers to seek refunds from credit card companies  The Guardian

Flybmi is advising customers to seek refunds from credit and debit card companies or rebook with other airlines after the company collapsed late on Saturday, ...


How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent  Science Daily

Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a glitch ...


Cancún shooting: five people gunned down in Mexico's tourist hotspot  The Guardian

Bar attacked near hotel zone amid rising drug-related violence in the Caribbean resort city.


The Catholic church is still making excuses for paedophilia  The Guardian

Cardinals around the world are joining the pope at a forum on tackling abuse. But only radical reform can solve the crisis.


The collapse of Isis will inflame the regional power struggle  The Guardian

From Russia to Turkey and Iraq, the rout of the caliphate brings new political considerations and shifting alliances.


Viewpoint: Why Trump may win his legal fight over border wall  BBC News

The latest chapter of Washington dysfunction has culminated in drastic action by the president in order to deliver his key campaign promise. But as his ...


Macron condemns antisemitic abuse during gilets jaunes Paris protest  The Guardian

French officials have strongly condemned anti-Semitic abuse and anti-police attacks by some gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protesters as hundreds gathered in ...


Arab world's first female interior minister hails 'point of pride for women'  The Guardian

Raya al-Hassan is one of four women taking cabinet jobs in new Lebanese government.


The week that shook Thai politics – and what comes next  The Guardian

A puppet-master in exile and a princess stopped from running for prime minister throw hopes of a return to democracy into doubt.


M'sian consumers among the most confident in the world - Nation  The Star Online

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia's consumers are among the most confident in the world with a score 118 percentage points based on the Nielsen's Consumer ...


Former policeman named as the world's most wanted drug kingpin  Express.co.uk

A FORMER policeman turned sadistic killer has been named as the world's most wanted drug kingpin in succession to notorious cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' ...


Southwest will send you around the world for free to take pictures  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

DALLAS, Texas - If your dream job includes travel, Southwest may have the gig for you. Southwest Airlines is looking for 'influencers" to snap travel inspired ...


Buhari and opposition leader blame each other for Nigerian election delay  The Guardian

The vote was rescheduled just five hours before polls were to open.


Amazon Isn’t Interested in Making the World a Better Place  The New York Times

New Yorkers who expected better bought into the myth that tech companies are more than just self-interested businesses.


Golf: Ryan Fox claims European Tour title with success at World Super 6 in Perth  New Zealand Herald

Ryan Fox has snapped a 10-year drought for New Zealand male golfers on the European Tour, claiming the World Super 6 title in Perth tonight. Fox dominated ...


World’s Tax Collectors Look to Divvy Up Tech Giants’ Billions  The Wall Street Journal

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is seeking public input on proposals to determine where the profits of digital companies such as ...


UK's Saudi weapons sales unlawful, Lords committee finds  The Guardian

Report finds UK weapons 'highly likely to be cause of significant civilian casualties in Yemen'


If you Google best toilet paper in world, Pakistan flag is what you get  India Today

If you search for "best toilet paper in the world" on Google, images of Pakistan's national flag pop up in the results amid simmering tension over the Pulwama ...


ISIS jihadi bride Shamima Begum gives birth in Syria  Express.co.uk

THE ISIS jihadi bride Shamima Begum has given birth to a baby boy in a Syrian Refugee Camp according to her family.


Plans for Zip World adventure park in Rhigos are revealed - and they include three zip wire courses  Wales Online

They will all use the same technology and structures as Zip World's existing Velocity attraction.


Paris Louvre 'will not show' world's most expensive painting amid doubts over authenticity  Telegraph.co.uk

The Salvator Mundi was described as “one of fewer than 20 known paintings by Leonardo” when it sold for a record $450 million (£342 million) in 2017, only to ...


Tapales returns in line for world title crack  Rappler

Former world champion Marlon Tapales impresses with a fifth-round knockout of Mexican Fernando Vargas Parra.


Imagine a world where the banks actually helped us  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Businesses interact with them more than anyone else, so why aren't they there for us?


From a Church in Philadelphia, Sports Reference Informs the World  The New York Times

PHILADELPHIA — While writing a sermon in September, Cheryl Pyrch, the pastor of Summit Presbyterian Church, needed an assist. On the topic of greatness ...


Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery  The Guardian

Images show Donata Meirelles, who is white, sitting on a throne-like seat flanked by four black women dressed in white.


How the world votes: 2019 | Al Jazeera English  Aljazeera.com

Ninety percent of the world votes at age 18. If you're 16, you'd be eligible to vote in 7 countries. You'll need to be at least 21 to vote in Lebanon, Malaysia, ...


Marcel Hirscher claims third slalom World Championship title  CNN

Marcel Hirscher claimed the third slalom World Championship gold of his career, drawling level with the men's record set by legendary Swede Ingemar ...


Kuzma wins MVP as U.S. tops World in Rising Stars game  Sportsnet.ca

When the likes of the Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Boston's Jayson Tatum get to the NBA All-Star Game and partake in ...


Naomi Osaka says she was unwilling to sacrifice her happiness after split from coach  BBC Sport

World number one Naomi Osaka says she was not willing to "sacrifice" her happiness following her surprise split from coach Sascha Bajin last week. Osaka split ...


Chris Gayle: West Indies batsman to retire after 2019 World Cup  BBC Sport

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will retire from one-day international cricket after this summer's World Cup. The left-hander, 39, has scored 9,727 ODI runs ...


Why these Pacific Island nations have world's highest childhood obesity rates  CNN

Pacific Island nations, such as Nauru and the Cook Islands, appear to have the highest childhood obesity rates, and the countries Ethiopia and Burkina Faso ...


World's first 'floating tunnel' proposed in Norway  NBC News

A huge infrastructure project in Norway to overhaul the country's Highway E39 includes a proposal to build the world's first submerged floating tunnel.


Pat Cummins world’s number one Test bowler: Cricket news, Australia  NEWS.com.au

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has overtaken Kagiso Rabada to take the top spot in the ICC Test bowling rankings. Cummins is the first from his country ...


China surveillance firm tracking millions in Xinjiang - researcher - World  The Star Online

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese surveillance firm is tracking the movements of more than 2.5 million people in the far-western Xinjiang region, according to a data ...


Agonising hunt by US father for children trapped in Isis enclave  The Guardian

In the Syrian camp where British teenager Shamima Begum was found, a father desperately searches for two infants, taken from their Florida home by their ...


Marijuana company Canopy Growth posts 282% sales jump  Quartz

Nearly four months to the day since Canada legalized marijuana, Canopy Growth's sales have never been buzzier. The world's largest pot company yesterday ...


World War II Purple Heart recipient turns 100 in Georgia  Fox News

A World War II Purple Heart recipient who turned 100 says that age is only a number.


The World’s Most Expensive Spice Is on the Verge of Disappearing  Eater

The best saffron in the world is grown in Kashmir, but climate change and regional violence is driving away its next generation of farmers.


The World's Best Wine Hotels  Wine Enthusiast Magazine Online

Here are a few of our favorite wine hotels around the world, from places where you can buy vineyard plots, to castles with wine taps in the walls.


Welcome to the cyber world: The real-world tech behind Alita: Battle Angel  Ars Technica

Producer James Cameron wanted his fictional tech to be grounded in the real world.


WW3 alert: Iran warns against US invasion after leaked audio REVEALS Gulf military axis  Express.co.uk

Iran has warned America and its Middle Eastern allies that any move against the country will be “suicidal”. The country's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ...


We crunched the numbers on ten recent ‘world’s best guitarist’ lists. Where are the women?  The Conversation AU

Who is currently regarded as the greatest guitarist of all time? It's a hard question to answer but plenty have tried. In the last decade, a plethora of lists have ...


Does Chinchilla the 'melon capital' of the world have a future in melons?  ABC News

The southern Queensland town of Chinchilla is known as the 'melon capital' of the world but challenging times in the industry have forced farmers out.


Mikaela Shiffrin overcomes sickness to win 4th straight slalom at worlds  ESPN

Mikaela Shiffrin fought through sickness to win an unprecedented fourth straight slalom title at the world championships after one of the most resilient ...


TITANIC II: China builds £125m FULL-SIZE Titanic replica - pictures  Express.co.uk

TITANIC II, an almost identical replica of the RMS Titanic which sunk on April 12, 1912, is under construction in China and is set to cost £125 million.


How much worse can you make the world if you really try?  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: In an alternative reality, Franklin Roosevelt is assassinated, Nazi Germany levels Washington DC with a nuclear weapon, and the second world war ...


Self-propulsion of inverse Leidenfrost droplets explained by physicists  physicsworld.com

In a twist on a classic physics experiment, researchers in the Netherlands and France have worked out why room-temperature alcohol droplets will levitate and ...


SAS soldiers on aid mission injured in roadside bombing  Express.co.uk

TWO BRITISH Special Forces soldiers deployed on a top-secret humanitarian mission in Yemen have been injured in a roadside bomb blast. The soldiers ...


How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected | World news  The Guardian

The long read: In 2013, the far-right politician Marian Kotleba won a shock victory in regional elections. Four years later, he was voted out in a landslide. But now ...


The world's 40 million invisible refugees  IRINnews.org

Principles to protect the rights of internally displaced people were outlined more than 20 years ago. It's time to start following them.


Check out what China brought to one of the world's largest defense exhibitions  DefenseNews.com

Chinese defense companies brought a lot to IDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi, including a laser weapons system and much more.


This floating entertainment hub could be biggest superyacht in the world  CNN

A new design takes the superyacht template to a whole other level, imagining the biggest in the world at 229 meters (751 feet). Find out what else will make this ...


Environmental 'time bomb' warning for world's groundwater reserves: Research reveals over half of the world's groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change  Science Daily

Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater ...


My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft  BBC News

Robert and Trude mourned what they thought had been a lonely and isolated life for their disabled son. But when Mats died, they discovered that people all over ...


What Lunar New Year Reveals About the World’s Calendars  The New York Times

Lunar New Year kicked off Tuesday as one of the most important holidays in Vietnam, South Korea, China and other Asian countries. Typically, it starts on the ...


Bestival death may be world's first 2C-P fatality, court hears  The Guardian

A young woman who died at a music festival is believed to be the first person in the world to die after taking the substance 2C-P, a court has been told.


25 of the world's most romantic hotels  CNN

Want to woo your love at one of the world's most romantic hotels? Here are 25 places you'll love -- from seaside spots in the Maldives and Hawaii to city retreats ...


'The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez says  USA TODAY

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress said climate change is her generation's World War II.


Ott Tanak takes World Rally Championship lead with Sweden win  autosport.com

Ott Tanak leads the World Rally Championship standings for the first time in his career after winning Rally Sweden, scoring maximum points with victory on the ...


No-deal Brexit: UK exporters risk being locked out of world's harbours  The Guardian

British exporters sending goods to far-flung destinations in the coming days risk being locked out of harbours around the world as a no-deal Brexit looms, ...


Rosie MacLennan leaps to silver at trampoline World Cup opener  CBC Sports

Rosie MacLennan of King City, Ont., started off the 2019 season with a bang on Sunday, capturing a silver medal in the women's individual trampoline ...


Facebook 15th anniversary: Has Facebook been good or bad for the world?  Vox.com

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to Harvard in 2017 — the university where he first started building a digital phone book that would make him a ...


2018 was world's fourth hottest year on record, scientists confirm  The Guardian

Global temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest on record, US government scientists have confirmed, adding to a stretch of five years that are now ...


This Bentley is now the world's fastest SUV, beating out a Lamborghini  CNBC

The Bentley Bentayga Speed recently claimed the title as the world's fastest SUV. Here's how fast it can go.


Who is the richest man in the world in 2019?  Metro.co.uk

Want to know who tops the list as the most ridiculously wealthy one of them all? Then read on...


The world’s biggest movie isn’t ‘Infinity War’ – or anything else you’ve heard of  BGR

If any of you were scratching your head as to why DC's Aquaman actually started showing to moviegoers in China before hitting US cinemas, maybe this will ...


Can Trump's pick be stopped from leading the World Bank?  The Guardian

Many fear the abrasive David Malpass will use the bank to pursue White House's agenda.


World's oldest man dies in Japan at age 113  CNN

A 113-year-old Japanese man, Masazo Nonaka, recognized in April 2018 by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest male, died on Sunday, according to ...


Canopy Growth co-CEO reveals top priorities for world’s largest legal marijuana company  MarketWatch

Canopy Growth Corp. wants to remain the world's largest legal pot producer, and to hear co-Chief Executive Bruce Linton tell it, has a detailed plan to stay there.


How a Rhodes College economics professor became one of world's best at betting on horses  The Commercial Appeal

How a Rhodes College economics professor went to Las Vegas earlier this month and came back as one of the world's best horse racing handicappers.


Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office  BBC News

The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, say scientists. The Met Office is forecasting that temperatures ...


Samuel Tefera sets indoor world record in 1,500 meters  ESPN

Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera has broken a 22-year-old indoor world record in the 1500 meters after finishing the race in 3 minutes, 31.04 seconds at the ...


Raya Al Hassan: The Arab world's first female interior minister  Euronews English

The first female interior minister in the Arab world, Lebanon's Raya Al Hassan, says her appointment is a "unique experience that needs to be mainstreamed and ...


Owen Farrell is world's best player, says Nick Easter  SkySports

Owen Farrell is the best player in the world, according to Sharks coach and former England international Nick Easter.


Indonesia's Komodo Island is one of the world's most beautiful cruise destinations  Stuff.co.nz

Every rustle of leaves has me twitching. Every brown leathery boulder could be a potential predator in camouflage, waiting to pounce.


Indian Prodigy Plays Piano at Lightning Speed, Amazes Everyone on 'The World's Best' Show  News18

12-year-old Lydian started by playing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's 'The Flight of the Bumblebee ' which itself amazed the judges. Then he played it faster, at 208 ...


Kumbh Mela Festival Expected To Bring 150 Million Pilgrims To Ganges River For Spiritual Renewal : Goats and Soda  NPR

It's India's Kumbh Mela festival, which is expected to draw a record 15 million pilgrims this year, all looking to take a dip in the sacred Ganges and Yamuna ...


Loop, a shopping service with reusable packages, wants to end the world's plastics problem  CNN

Loop, a shopping *service* from Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nestlé and others seeks to reduce plastic pollution by delivering your household items in reusable ...


World's largest annual human migration now underway in China  CNN

Close to 3 billion trips are expected to be made during the 2019 Lunar New Year Spring Festival travel rush between January 21 and March 1. Here's how China ...


Polar express: magnetic north pole speeds towards Russia  The Guardian

Surge affects navigation and is believed to be caused by a 'jet' stream in Earth's liquid outer core.


WhatsApp is getting ready for the world's biggest election  CNN

The Facebook-owned messaging app has been under fire in India, its biggest market, over its role in spreading viral hoaxes.


The world's watersheds, mapped in gorgeous detail  Big Think

Maps of drainage basins of the world in great detail and gorgeous colors created by 33-year-old Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs.


Ex-mercenary claims South African group tried to spread Aids  The Guardian

A South Africa-based mercenary group has been accused by one of its former members of trying to intentionally spread Aids in southern Africa in the 1980s and ...


Millions of tons of the world's plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products through chemical conversion  Purdue News Service

The United Nations estimates that more than 8 million tons of plastics flow into the oceans each year. A new chemical conversion process could transform the ...


The top 26 billionaires own $1.4 trillion — as much as 3.8 billion other people  CNN

(CNN Business) The world's billionaires are growing $2.5 billion richer every day, while the poorest half of the global population is seeing its net worth dwindle.


Norway and Canada Go Head to Head Over the World’s Tallest Moose Statues  The New York Times

Canada was bested by Norway for bragging rights to the world's tallest moose sculpture. Now Canadians are raising money to make Mac the Moose great ...


Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats  CNN

From climate change to a flu pandemic, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get ...


Europe 'coming apart before our eyes', say 30 top intellectuals  The Guardian

Liberal values in Europe face a challenge “not seen since the 1930s”, leading intellectuals from 21 countries have said, as the UK lurches towards Brexit and ...


Brazil dam collapse: 10 bodies found and hundreds missing  The Guardian

Ten bodies have been found and more than 400 people are unaccounted for after a dam operated by the mining firm Vale collapsed in the Brazilian state of ...


Russian mercenaries reportedly in Venezuela to protect Maduro  The Guardian

Contractors linked to the Wagner group, which has carried out missions in Ukraine and Syria, reportedly travelled to Venezuela.


Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study  The Guardian

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, ...


Atomo has invented the world's first beanless coffee  Treehugger

This curious concoction has been engineered to have all of coffee's fabulous flavor, minus the bitterness.


Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests  The Independent

Replenishing the world's forests on a grand scale would suck enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to cancel out a decade of human emissions, ...