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Desert Classic: Adam Long, world number 417, beats Phil Mickelson to win maiden PGA Tour title  BBC Sport

American Adam Long, the world number 417, birdies the final hole to win the Desert Classic by one shot, his first PGA Tour victory.

Monday briefing: May to present Brexit plan B  The Guardian

PM expected to focus on renegotiating backstop with Brussels … house prices in wealthiest areas drop 25% ... and blood moon wows stargazers.

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.

World wants India as counter-balance to China amid global economic woes: SpiceJet's Singh  Economic Times

Amid global economic woes and trade tensions, India is one of the "few bright stars" and is best positioned to become a counter-balance to China, industry ...

Mount Everest climber numbers face major cut as China starts cleanup  The Guardian

China is to cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third as part of plans for a major cleanup of the world's highest ...

Bristol City Women manager Tanya Oxtoby: 'My world caved in when my brother died but I'm now enjoying life again'  The Telegraph

On Christmas eve, Bristol City Women manager Tanya Oxtoby uploaded a picture of her older brother Michael to Instagram and typed:

Zimbabwe warns brutal crackdown is 'foretaste of things to come'  The Guardian

A brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe that has followed protests against fuel price rises is “just a foretaste of things to come”, the president's spokesman has said.

Australian Open: Serena Williams best in world but I'm confident - Simona Halep  BBC Sport

Simona Halep says Serena Williams is the best player in the world - but the world number one is confident before their Australian Open meeting.

Late push from North America not enough, World wins Continental Cup  TSN

LAS VEGAS — After four days of competition featuring 11 draws and a late surge from Team North America, it came down to the final end to decide a winner at ...

Thousands of Greeks protest over name change for Macedonia  The Guardian

Up to 100,000 Greeks converged on Athens on Sunday to demonstrate against a name-change deal with the Republic of Macedonia, days before a vote in ...

Lunar eclipse 2019: super blood wolf moon – in pictures  The Guardian

Main image: Full moon rises behind snow-covered mountains in Hakkari province of Turkey Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. Mon 21 Jan 2019 00.35 ...

Russian activists denied asylum in Sweden: 'We can’t go back'  The Guardian

Alexey Knedlyakovsky and Lusine Djanyan say they fear being arrested and beaten if sent home.

Turkey offers to take over security in Syrian city of Manbij  The Guardian

Turkey is ready to take over security in the Syrian city where four US citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, President Recep Tayyip ...

10 Year Challenge: How the world has changed in a decade  BBC News

If you've been pretty much anywhere on the internet in the last couple of weeks, you'll have no doubt come across #10YearChallenge on social media. If not, the ...

Hungary: pithy insults fly as anti-Orbán protesters resort to ridicule  The Guardian

Use of 'O1G' expletive illustrates rising anger at PM's 'slave law' and anti-migrant rhetoric.

World’s oldest man dies in Japan, aged 113  The Telegraph

The world's oldest man has died in his sleep in Japan at the age of 113. Masazo Nonaka passed away peacefully at his home, a 106-year-old hot spring inn run ...

Serena Williams defeats world No.1 at Open  SBS News

Serena Williams has defeated world No.1 Simona Halep in a three-set battle to win through to the Australian Open quarter-finals.

The Complex World Of Japanese Business Manners  Kotaku

Manners in Japan are tricky, complex and sometimes hard to follow—even for Japanese people. Over the weekend, I flipped through a book on Japanese ...

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 ...

France and Germany to seal new deal as Brexit looms  BBC News

France and Germany are to sign a new treaty on Tuesday aimed at breathing new life into their place at the centre of the European Union. As the UK moves to ...

How China’s Growth Slowdown Could Rattle Stocks Around the World  Wall Street Journal

China's economy grew 6.4% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, confirming analyst expectations for the slowest expansion in a decade. What happens ...

‘Example to the world': Sri Lanka president plans to copy Duterte's war on drugs  The Guardian

President Maithripala Sirisena praises Philippines over policy that has led to thousands of extrajudicial killings.

DRC opposition urges civil disobedience after election appeal rejected  The Guardian

Leaked data appears to indicate the defeated Martin Fayulu actually won with about 60% of votes.

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 ...

US airstrike in Somalia kills 52 al-Shabaab fighters, military says  The Guardian

The US military said it carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabaab extremists, in response to an attack on Somali forces.

World War 3: Iran ready to 'ELIMINATE Israel from Earth' after Syria air raids

IRAN has issued a chilling message to Israel, warning it is “impatient” to confront and destroy the nation in a statement issued just hours after Israel launched air ...

Boo, 'world's cutest dog,' dies aged 12  CNN

If the January blues hadn't already got to you... the world's cutest dog, Boo, has died of a broken heart.

Rich get richer as the divide with world's poor grows wider  The Times

The gulf between the richest and poorest people in the world is widening, despite decades of progress in reducing global poverty, according a report. Only 26 ...

Employees want CEOs to fight for change in the world: survey  Yahoo Finance

New data from Edelman suggests employees want CEOs to take public stands on hot button social issues.

Women's March 2019 – in pictures | World news  The Guardian

Thousands gathered across the globe to call for equality and the protection of women's rights.

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.

The end of coffee: could Australia save the world's beans?  The Guardian

Climate change may devastate the globe's major coffee-growing regions through extreme weather events – but Australia could be the solution.

Great white shark photo: I swam with 'world's biggest'  BBC News

They're the photos you just can't stop looking at. A diver alongside an impossibly huge great white shark. Just staring at them can you make you shiver - so ...

Australia swelters through record-breaking heatwave  BBC News

Australia has just sweltered through at least five of its 10 warmest days on record, authorities estimate. An extreme heatwave has afflicted the nation since ...

Violent protests in Athens as thousands rally against Macedonia deal – gallery  The Guardian

Main image: People in Athens on Saturday demonstrate against the proposal to rename the neighbouring country Macedonia as the Republic of North ...

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 ...

News - World's coldest capital: Ottawa claims icy crown  The Weather Network

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2:46 PM - If you were out early Saturday morning and felt like you were in the coldest place on earth, you were right — at least when ...

India likely to surpass UK in the world's largest economy rankings: PwC  Economic Times

India is likely to surpass the United Kingdom in the world's largest economy rankings in 2019, according to a report by global consultancy firm PwC. As per the ...

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 ...

Gillette #MeToo razors ad on 'toxic masculinity' gets praise – and abuse  The Guardian

Shaving company Gillette has been bombarded with both praise and abuse after launching an advertising campaign promoting a new kind of positive ...

Fyre Festival: Inside the world's biggest festival flop  BBC News

A new documentary sheds light on what allegedly went on behind the scenes at the disastrous Fyre Festival.

Online fund for unpaid Fyre festival staff raises tens of thousands  The Guardian

GoFundMe receives almost $80000 for Bahamian workers who lost out in festival scam.

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 ...

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.

Hong Kong Housing Ranked World's Least Affordable for 9th Year  Bloomberg

Hong Kong has been ranked the world's least-affordable housing market for a ninth straight year. Not only did it retain the notorious title, homes in the city got ...

Meet the Aussie coaching behind enemy lines  The World Game

Few Australians know more about football in Uzbekistan than Mirko Jelicic.

World's largest underwater theme park with submerged Boeing 747 jumbo jet to open in Bahrain

Eco-friendly site will feature submerged Boeing 747 plane as a centrepiece.

Hyundai Elevate: 'The world's first walking car' | Martin Love  The Guardian

It's still at prototype stage, but the Elevate shows that car designers are thinking on their feet, says Martin Love.

Easter Island monument mystery solved | Human World  EarthSky

Researchers have long wondered why ancient people built the famous Easter Island monuments where they did.

'I have lost my wallet and brother': reuniting at Kumbh Mela, the world's largest festival  The Guardian

As an estimated 15m Hindus gather at convergence of holy rivers in India, the huge lost-and-found centres go digital.

Baker Mayfield and the Browns are next in Ohio Against The World: Doug Lesmerises' 3rd & Short

Welcome to "Ohio On Behalf of the World", our professional teams' gift to true sports fans everywhere.

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.

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 ...

Nairobi hotel siege: SBS hero's 'good day out'

THE HERO Briton who saved dozens of lives in the Nairobi hotel siege was an SBS sergeant who would have seen tackling jihadis as 'a good day out', the ...

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

Hindu pilgrims are expected to gather at the Kumbh Mela in the world's biggest gathering.

World's 'loneliest' frog gets a date  BBC News

Scientists find a Juliet for water frog, Romeo, once thought to be the last of his kind in the world.

In a rare move, Mueller’s office denies BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie about Moscow project  The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators had gathered evidence showing ...

‘World’s oldest man’, 113, dies at his home in Japan  The Standard

[File, Standard] "World's oldest man" Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity's first powered flight, died on ...

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 ...

Domestic crises force world leaders to skip Davos  Financial Times

Survey shows widening gap in outlook between elites and the rest on eve of Swiss gathering.

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.

India: world's biggest election has suddenly become competitive  The Guardian

PM Narenda Modi weakened after Rahul Gandhi's Congress ends 2018 with string of regional victories.

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 ...

Patriots and Rams Super Bowl same as World Series

As a result of their overtime win over the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night, Tom Brady and the Patriots are marching into yet another ...

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 ...

Mr Five Per Cent by Jonathan Conlin review – the world's richest man  The Guardian

The story of the buccaneering Calouste Gulbenkian, wealthy oilman, who anticipated today's unfettered global tycoons.

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 ...

Ways the world improved in 2018, in charts  Quartz

A lot went wrong in 2018, so much that it was easy to lose sight of global improvements in the midst of incessant bad news. But while it may be hard to believe, ...

What the break-up of the world’s richest couple means for Amazon  The Economist

WHEN YOU have loving and supportive people in your life, like MacKenzie…you end up being able to take risks.” So declared Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon, the ...

New Zealand's obsession with rowdy tourists captures world's attention  Newshub

New Zealand's news has been dominated by a family of rowdy British holidaymakers this past week, and it hasn't gone unnoticed by the world. From Reuters, to ...

Canada and Norway lock horns over who's got the world's biggest moose  CNN

The mayor of Moose Jaw, Canada, says he is considering putting a hat on his town's statue of a moose, after affronted residents discovered that it is no longer ...

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.

World War 3: Russia sets up NUCLEAR MISSILES near Ukraine border – Crimea crisis DEEPENS

RUSSIA has deployed an arsenal of nuclear-capable missiles close to the border of Ukraine - stoking further tensions between the two Crimean adversaries ...

Six of the best on Matildas hit-list  The World Game

The hunt for a new Matildas coach is set to go into overdrive, with FFA's head of national teams Luke Casserly heading up the quest for a candidate with FIFA ...

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).

US will 'reinforce its leadership' as the world's top crude producer in 2019, IEA says  CNBC

The level of crude output from the U.S. will once again be a major factor this year, the IEA said its closely-watched report on Friday.

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 ...

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.

World's largest ice and snow festival kicks off in China  CNN

If you think cold weather is part of the fun when traveling, then the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in northern China is the carnival for you. It's the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chart: The World's Largest 10 Economies in 2030  Visual Capitalist

According to projections by a prominent multinational bank, 7 of the world's 10 largest economies will be in emerging markets in 2030.

Amazon becomes world's most valuable public company  BBC News

Amazon, formed 25 years ago, has eclipsed Microsoft to become the world's most valuable listed company. The online giant was worth $797bn (£634bn) when ...

Jeff Bezos, World’s Richest Person, Announces Divorce After 25 Years Of Marriage  Forbes

Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, will divorce after 25 years of marriage, the couple announced on Wednesday morning. They did not provide a reason for ...

What are the world's safest airlines for 2019?  CNN has chosen what it says are the world's 20 safest airlines for 2019. The airline at the top of the list comes from a country south of the equator.

Infographic: Visualizing the World's Busiest Ports  Visual Capitalist

Every day, millions of tons of goods pass through ports to get to their end consumers. Here are the world's busiest ports, and how numbers have changed.

Nvidia disses the Radeon VII, vowing the RTX 2080 will crush AMD's ‘underwhelming’ GPU  PCWorld

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said GeForce RTX 2080 'crushes' Radeon VII and that 'FreeSync just doesn't work.'

Henley Index: Japan tops 2019 list of world's most powerful passports  CNN

The country with the world's most powerful passport in 2019 is ... Japan. Again. Find out how many countries someone with that passport can enter.

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 ...

These Could Be the World’s Biggest Economies by 2030  Bloomberg

Sign up for China Rising, a new weekly dispatch on where China stands now and where it's going next. Seven of the world's top 10 economies by 2030 will ...

World's steepest street: Welsh town challenges New Zealand for Guinness World Record  The Guardian

Some residents of Baldwin Street in Dunedin suggest resurfacing top of street to see off challenge from Harlech in Wales.

Visit the Ateneo Grand Splendid bookshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina  National Geographic

On a bustling commercial street in the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, you can visit a serene temple of books. The lighting is soft ...

How Royole built the world's first foldable phone  Engadget

Samsung has grand ambitions for its forthcoming, foldable phone, but China's Royole somehow beat the tech titan (and everyone else) to market. Here's the th...

'World's longest desert ultramarathon' launches in Dubai  CNN

Dubai's Al Marmoom Ultramarathon claims to be the world's longest ultra in a desert. Other race distinctions: Anti-venom pumps, air evacuation and burying ...

60 Minutes: Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence  CBS News

Scott Pelley reports on the developments in artificial intelligence brought about by venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee's investments and China's effort to dominate the ...

The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down.  Computerworld

Over the years, plenty of kudos have been directed at the people at the helms of big tech companies. Until recent hard times, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, ...

One Of The World's Richest People Is Backing Bitcoin--Here's Why  Forbes

Bitcoin has its fair share of backers and detractors, but it's not every day one of the world's richest people, in this case, Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, throws ...

‘To hell with the rest of the world’ – Cardiff manager Neil Warnock blasts British Government over Brexi  talkSPORT

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has criticised the British Government's handling of Brexit negotiations and admits he cannot wait to get out of the European ...

The world’s first foldable phone is charmingly awful  The Verge

The Royole FlexPai is officially the world's first foldable phone, but its maker has achieved the feat by rushing the device out to market way before it's ready for ...