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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 ...


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 ...


How Beirut's Commodore Hotel became a safe haven for world media  Aljazeera.com

Filmmaker: Abdallah El Binni. After the fighting in the Lebanese Civil War had led to the destruction of several of Beirut's famous luxury hotels like the Holiday ...


Leishmaniasis, the disfiguring parasitic disease infecting a million around the world each year  The Telegraph

Darwesh Khan's trouble began with just a little itching in his hands and what he believed was a pimple on his cheek.


Environment groups tell world Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas  CBC.ca

Canada is living in a fantasy if the government thinks it can meet its greenhouse-gas promises without reducing how much oil and gas the country produces, ...


Why are so many countries now saying cannabis is OK?  BBC News

Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting. Mexico's new government plans to legalise recreational cannabis use, as does the incoming ...


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.


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.


Does the world need “The Grinch” right now?  Cleveland 19 News

Actor who plays the Grinch calls the story one of "love and kindness."


By the End of 2018 More Than Half the World Will Be Online  Smithsonian.com

In the past decade, there's been a huge spike in internet access though that number is beginning to slow down.


Russian crew to inspect mysterious hole in Soyuz spacecraft  The Guardian

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


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.


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.


New Zealand passes laws to make medical marijuana widely available  The Guardian

New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time, after years of campaigning ...


Iran sentences three human rights lawyers to prison, reports say  The Guardian

Trio face lengthy terms for opposing the ruling system amid accusations of 'propaganda'


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 ...


A Spirited Roadmap to Continental Europe, the World's Next Whiskey Frontier  VinePair

If you're concerned about the single-malt Scotch shortage, the Irish whiskey shortage, the Japanese whisky shortage or a possible bourbon shortage, you might ...


Switching to a home battery won't help save the world from climate change  Phys.org

Home energy storage systems might save you money, but under current policies, they would also often increase carbon emissions. That is the conclusion ...


Card. Patrick D'Rozario, Pope's special envoy to World Day of the Sick in Kolkata  Vatican News

Pope Francis on Dec. 11 appointed Bangladeshi Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario as his envoy to the special celebration of the World Day of the Sick in ...


World of Birds owner, 81, recalls robbery ordeal | Cape Times  IOL

Cape Town – “At 81 years old I would never think I'd be lying face down on a cold concrete floor and suffering such an ordeal.” These were the words of ...


World's Highest Paid Authors Of 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.


Ramaphosa bemoans rising nationalism, xenophobia across the world  IOL

PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday welcomed eight heads of mission and ambassadors who have been assigned to Pretoria. Receiving the ...


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

A Swedish think tank said Monday Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the U.S. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held the ...


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

Boeing has unveiled its newest line of business jets, which the company says will allow VIP travelers to fly non-stop between "any two cities on earth"


Tuesday briefing: Brexit – backstop on back burner | World news  The Guardian

May in race to find compromise on continent … 'NRA spy' Maria Butina to plead guilty … and the people who are allergic to meat.


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

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 ...


Russia 'paved way for Ukraine ship seizures with fake news drive'  The Guardian

EU's security commissioner says Moscow spread false claims for at least a year before last month's seizures.


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.


Discovery of dead Himalayas pair brings 'closure' after 30 years  The Guardian

Friend Steve Aisthorpe told remains of Kristinn Rúnarsson and Thorsteinn Gudjonsson found.


21 of the world's best island escapes  National Geographic

The sea in all its styles, from big-wave drama to lapping lagoon, sets the scene at the world's most spectacular island resorts. Whether guests arrive by boat or by ...


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 ...


How Brodie Van Wagenen shook up the New York baseball world again with talks of a Mets-Yankees-Marlins three-way blockbuster  Yahoo Sports

Let's save the questions of how smart a deal it is or how likely it may be for later and focus instead on what Van Wagenen has done.


Tackett Earns Spot In World Bowling Tour Finals  FloBowling

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


The Best Instrument Clusters In The World  Jalopnik

There are two schools of instrument cluster thought in this world. The first, which is wrong, is that the cluster is simply a place to convey the most important and ...


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 ...


Wanted: Horrible Person to Fill Worst Job in the World, No Potential Upside  Daily Beast

We got our hands on the Craigslist job posting the White House has drafted for the chief of staff gig.


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 ...


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 ...


This one Congo project could supply the world with lithium  MINING.com

The DRC has a stranglehold on crucial battery material cobalt, but central African nation also has potential to become major lithium player.


World War Z Game: First Look at the Playable Classes – IGN First  IGN

Thin the horde as one of six playable classes in the upcoming World War Z game.


Unassuming house in a suburban garden is best house in the world  Stuff.co.nz

A House in a Garden in Dublin beats two Kiwis to take top honours at the World Architecture Festival.


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.


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.


Sunday Reading: The Ancient World  The New Yorker

From The New Yorker's archive, stories about surprising discoveries from the past, including pieces by John Seabrook, Judith Thurman, Edmund Wilson, Elif ...


Joshua Pacio to defend ONE world title against Hayato Suzuki  Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines is ready to defend his title against Hayato ...


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).


Japan Unveils Plan for First Aircraft Carrier Since World War II  The Wall Street Journal

TOKYO—Japan is nearing development of its first aircraft carrier since World War II. A draft of a new national defense plan, released Tuesday, says Japan ...


'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.


Lionel Messi free kicks: How Leo became the best in the world at set pieces  Goal India

With two free-kicks in the same game against Espanyol on Saturday, Lionel Messi has proven himself the game's most lethal set-piece specialist - and it's all ...


Cocaine haul seized from couple in 70s on UK cruise ship  The Guardian

A couple in their seventies have been detained after about 10kg (22lb) of cocaine was found on a cruise ship returning to the UK from the Caribbean.


Global Cleaning Giant to Get Rid of 100,000 Jobs  Bloomberg

ISS A/S of Denmark, which is one of the world's largest private employers, is planning to get rid of about 100000 jobs as it exits 13 countries that were among its ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Guide to the world's best and worst airports  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Who is the most improved, which is the pits, and why does Queenstown get a mention?


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 ...


For Artisans Behind Stop-Motion Features, It’s a Small World After All  Variety

The earworm song “It's a Small World” may be a Disneyland staple, but stop motion moviemaking gives other meanings to the phrase. That's not just a ...


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 ...


Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips  BBC News

Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 (£396,000) and using it to gamble in Las Vegas.


Hundreds dance and play at 'World's Largest Blanket Fort Party' in Portland (photos)  OregonLive.com

Hundreds gather at the Oregon Convention Center to help break the record for the World's Largest Blanket Fort.


Silicon resonators pass the Bell test for quantum entanglement  physicsworld.com

Quantum entanglement in a macroscopic mechanical system has been demonstrated by physicists in Austria and the Netherlands, who confirmed that their ...


Russian Orthodox priest rebuked over Gucci Instagram posts  The Guardian

Vyacheslav Baskakov apologises after showing off luxury slippers, shoes and bags.


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.


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.


The Witcher’s Geralt is coming to Monster Hunter: World  Polygon

Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher is coming to Monster Hunter: World next year. Unlike other crossovers for Monster Hunter: World, Capcom and CD Projekt Red's ...


Italy: Five Star Movement MP quits party over disability stance  The Guardian

Matteo Dall'Osso, who has multiple sclerosis, joins rival Forza Italia in protest at 'inaction'


Australia borrows crown from Qatar as world's top LNG exporter  RT

In November, Australia became the biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), overtaking the small Arab nation of Qatar, that has over recent years been ...


US imposes sanctions on three top North Korean officials  The Guardian

The United States has imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top aide to Kim Jong-un, in an abrupt shift from Donald Trump's efforts to ...


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.


Doyle Bramhall II On World Cafe : World Cafe  NPR

With a strong voice and dizzying array of guitar licks at his disposal, Doyle Bramhall II is a musicians' musician.


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

A 102-year-old Australian woman has become the oldest skydiver in the world while also raising awareness for the disease that killed her daughter. Athelstone ...


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.


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.


A World First: Listen to the Sounds of Mars  Futurism

It's been less than a day since we got our last update from NASA's Insight lander and it's sent a revelatory new message home: the sounds of Mars.


For George H.W. Bush, Pearl Harbor changed everything, and World War II made him a hero  Washington Post

At 20, the future president confronted death when his plane went down over a Japanese island in 1944.


Group led by Thomas Piketty presents plan for ‘a fairer Europe’  The Guardian

Manifesto by progressive Europeans calls for €800bn of levies to tackle inequality, disillusionment, climate change and migration.


An Ancient Corner of Italy Finds the World on Its Doorstep  The New York Times

The southern region of Basilicata, its people poor and its food and history rich, has been named Europe's Capital of Culture for 2019.


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 ...


Why The Abortion Rate In Pakistan Is One Of The World's Highest  NPR

Family planning researchers point to a number of reasons. The procedure itself is legal in Pakistan — but only in limited circumstances.


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

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


Wisdom, the world's oldest wild bird, lays another egg at 68  Fox News

Wisdom, the oldest known wild bird in the world, recently laid an egg at age 68.


France fuel protests: 80-year-old woman killed in Marseille  BBC News

An 80-year-old woman has died after being hit by a tear gas canister at her window during Saturday's fuel protests in the French city of Marseille. The woman ...


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 ...


World must triple efforts or face catastrophic climate change, says UN  The Guardian

Countries are failing to take the action needed to stave off the worst effects of climate change, a UN report has found, and the commitments made in the 2015 ...


Harry Leslie Smith, ‘World’s Oldest Rebel,’ Is Dead at 95  The New York Times

He survived the Great Depression. He fought the Nazis in World War II. And at 87 he turned to writing and agitating, and acquired a loyal following.


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.


2018 Newsmakers of the Year: Golf World's countdown of the top 25 players, events and moments of the past 12 months  Golf Digest

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.


Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 recognises journalists  BBC News

Jamal Khashoggi and others "in pursuit of greater truths" are named Time's Person of the Year.


Meat Puppets Come Galloping Out Of The Stable With 'Warranty'  NPR

In August 2017, all the original members of the Arizona rock and roll band the Meat Puppets got together for the first time in 22 years to perform. The occasion ...


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 ...


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.


The World's Highest-Paid Celebrities Under 30 In 2018  Forbes

The 10 highest-paid celebrities under 30 earned more than $720 million combined in 12 months.


Elseworlds Sets Up a New World's Finest | CBR  CBR

Elseworlds delivers a new take on a classic concept by introducing the new World's Finest duo: Supergirl and Batwoman.


George Bush Senior dies at the age of 94  BBC News

Former US President George HW Bush has died at the age of 94 at home in Houston, Texas. Bush Sr served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, ...


The world’s 7 most fattening and festive holiday foods  USA TODAY

Planning to spend the holidays away from home this year? That doesn't mean you can't indulge in some fattening holiday foods. From turducken to Christmas ...


France Tops OECD Table as Most Taxed Country  The Wall Street Journal

France became the most heavily taxed of the world's rich countries in 2017, according to figures published the day after President Emmanuel Macron backed off ...


World's biggest oil traders paid bribes in Brazil scandal -prosecutors  Reuters

Leading global oil traders Vitol [VITOLV.UL], Trafigura [TRAFGF.UL] and Glencore paid more than $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned Brazilian ...


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.


Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'  BBC News

US President Donald Trump has cast doubt on a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change. Asked outside the White ...