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Hicce, London: 'A challenging, beautiful, brave new world' – restaurant review | Grace Dent  The Guardian

The name Hicce x Wolf & Badger filled me with partial dread. I say “partial”, because the front section, Hicce, is the new restaurant by Pip Lacey, ex-head chef at ...


Women Power Protest review – the art world's forgotten female figures  The Guardian

An exhibition celebrating female artists is always welcome – yet most aren't given the space here to explore issues beyond femininity.


Shane Ryan wins 50m backstroke bronze at World Short Course Championships.  BBC Sport

Shane Ryan breaks the Irish 50m backstroke record for a third time in two days to take bronze at World Short Course Championships.


The Indian Empire at War and India, Empire and the First World War review – a story finally told  The Guardian

The experience of the 1.5 million men who fought in the Indian army during the first world war is at last being recounted, in books by George Morton-Jack and ...


Antarctica deaths: no foul play suspected in deaths at McMurdo station  The Guardian

Two fire-safety technicians died on Wednesday at the US-managed station, but investigators are still piecing together what happened. Reuters. Thu 13 Dec ...


World War 3: USA will FIGHT back with force if Iran carry out threat  Express.co.uk

THE US could be hurtling towards a full-blown conflict with Iran next year, according to a former CIA intelligence officer.


Brazilian court orders arrest of Italian former leftwing guerrilla  The Guardian

A supreme court judge in Brazil has ordered the arrest of an Italian writer and former leftwing guerrilla wanted in Italy for four murders attributed to a far-left group ...


Take Five: Feeling Fed up again? World markets themes for the week...  Reuters

Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.


New in Paperback: ‘A Kind of Freedom,’ ‘Secrecy World’  The New York Times

A KIND OF FREEDOM, by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. (Counterpoint, $16.95.) Three generations of a black family make their way in New Orleans, and for all the ...


Statue of 'racist' Gandhi removed from University of Ghana  The Guardian

Monument installed two years ago taken away in middle of night amid controversy over Gandhi's views about Africans.


Friday briefing: Deadly police shootout ends Strasbourg manhunt  The Guardian

Chérif Chekatt killed after firing pistol at officers … Brexit setback for Theresa May in Brussels … and history's greatest Christmas No 1 battles.


Cohen says Trump knew hush money payment was wrong  BBC News

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer insists Mr Trump knew making hush money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign was wrong. Speaking ...


Inclusion health: an Irish answer to the homelessness crisis  The Guardian

A Dublin experiment is trying to close the revolving door that recycles people from the street to the hospital ward, and back again.


England would have to 'screw-up' to not win World Cup, says James Anderson  BBC Sport

England would have to "screw-up" to not win the 2019 World Cup, according to fast bowler James Anderson.


Bitcoin bomb threats sent to businesses across the world  Decrypt Media

Bomb threats issued to businesses across the US and Australia, PayPal lets employees play with blockchain, Mexico to pay for a border wall with crypto.


Strasbourg: Police make public appeal in Cherif Chekatt manhunt  BBC News

French police have appealed for help in finding a man suspected of a Christmas market gun attack in Strasbourg that killed three people, and left a fourth brain ...


Mortal Engines: what Philip Reeve's predator cities tell us about our world  The Guardian

The steampunk dystopia, Reeve explains, was not intended as a comment on capitalism. But as a new film version shows, his story looks less far-fetched these ...


To feed the world amid climate change, we need a better way to grow rice  CBC.ca

Hello, hello. This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world.


Climate secrets of the world's most remote island  BBC News

Scientists think a small volcanic rock in the South Atlantic holds an important record of Antarctic change.


Paris braces for fifth weekend of protests by gilets jaunes  The Guardian

Thousands of riot police and armoured vehicles will be deployed in Paris on Saturday as France anticipates a fifth weekend of anti-government protests in the ...


Global intelligence group Five Eyes STEPS UP to confront China amid World War 3 FEARS  Express.co.uk

AN INTELLIGENCE-SHARING alliance of five nations has been exchanging classified information on China's foreign activities with other like-minded countries ...


Spend the night in the world's tallest treehouses  CNN

At a height of 30-40 meters above ground, these eight treehouses in the Laos jungle are the tallest in the world. The only way to access them is on one of the ...


Bible PROOF? God’s ‘formula to create world FOUND' in hidden church symbol  Express.co.uk

A SYMBOL found in Christian places of worships around the world may have a secret meaning, according to a bombshell documentary.


An Upheaval at the Ends of the World  The Atlantic

It was not so long ago—only 108 years, within a great-grandma's memory—that a person's eyes first beheld the South Pole. When Roald Amundsen made it to ...


Cross off to winning start in defence of world title  RTE.ie

Rob Cross started the defence of his World Championship title with a battling 3-1 victory over Jeffrey De Zwaan on the opening night at Alexandra Palace.


WORLD WAR 3: Russia praises UNPRECEDENTED joint military drills with China amid US tension  Express.co.uk

RUSSIA has praised joint military drills with China, which took place in Siberia in September and were the largest manoeuvres in Russia's modern history, ...


It’s official! Dundee is home to one of the world’s best bartenders  The Courier

A Dundee bartender has been named one of the best in the world after being crowned champion at a top drinks competition. Dimi Savvaidis, of the King of ...


Ethereum thinks it can change the world. It’s running out of time to prove it.  MIT Technology Review

The blockchain system has daunting technical problems to fix. But first, its disciples need to figure out how to govern themselves.


Standards Needed For Editing Of Human Germline : Shots - Health News  NPR

Three of the most influential scientific organizations in the world are calling for an urgent international effort to prevent scientists from creating any more ...


Graham Hunter: Dembele set to rule world … if he can get himself up in morning  Aberdeen Evening Express

Already the subject of immense scrutiny and controversy because he is, to say the least, unreliable and indisciplined, he turned in his absolute best performance ...


Russell Lynch: World’s strongmen flex their muscles — why 2018 was a bad year to be a central banker  Evening Standard

In business or public life, when somebody quits for “personal reasons” it's usually an attempt to keep the lid firmly sealed on a bulging can of worms.


Narendra Modi spent nearly $1 billion on advertisements, foreign trips  Economic Times

Since taking office, Modi has maintained a punishing pace of world travel, meeting some global leaders many times.


China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than ever before  CNN

China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than anywhere else in the world -- or at any other time in history, according to data released by the Council of Tall ...


Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world  The Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China ...


End of the world: Leonardo Da Vinci’s 'secret DOOMSDAY message' REVEALED  Express.co.uk

LEONARDO Da Vinci revealed the world will end in 4006 through a secret message in one of his greatest pieces of work, it has been claimed.


94-year-old NH World War II veteran receives long overdue Purple Heart  WMUR Manchester

A local World War II veteran finally received his long overdue Purple Heart at a ceremony on Friday morning.


Was Thanos' Doomed Home World From Avengers Ever Really Habitable? Earther Investigates  Gizmodo

The first teaser trailer for Avengers: Endgame dropped last week, featuring a universe devoid of 50 percent of all living things thanks to Thanos' extremely poorly ...


Bitcoin scammers are sending bomb threat emails to millions around the world, but authorities are confirming 'NO DEVICES have been found'  Business Insider

On Thursday, millions around the world received extortion emails demanding recipients send $20000 in Bitcoin to a Bitcoin specific address.


It's Patrick Reed against the world  GolfDigest.com

It should have been a triumphant year after his win at Augusta. Instead, the Masters champion faces an uncertain future largely of his own making.


Kendall Jenner officially world's highest-paid model after earning $22 MILLION  Mirror Online

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has been named the top-earning model in the world by Forbes magazine.


CHRISTOPHER MUTHER I TRAVEL Is this small Mexican city the best in the world?  The Boston Globe

San Miguel de Allende has been named the best city in the world two years in a row. Does it live up to the title?


'Planet of the chickens': How the bird took over the world  BBC News

With around 23 billion chickens on the planet at any one time, the bird is a symbol of our times, say scientists.


‘Bird Box’ Review: The End of the World Is Riveting. Sometimes.  The New York Times

The enigmatic title may be “Bird Box,” but in the first flashback of this occasionally riveting sci-fi thriller, the banter between the sisters Malorie (Sandra Bullock) ...


Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara  BBC News

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey's transport minister has said.


Discovery of 'magic-angle graphene' that behaves like a high-temperature superconductor is Physics World 2018 Breakthrough of the Year  physicsworld.com

The Physics World 2018 Breakthrough of the Year goes to Pablo Jarillo-Herrero of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and colleagues for ...


"Funniest Person in the World" Sues The Laugh Factory Over Prize Money  Hollywood Reporter

The Laugh Factory and its founder Jamie Masada are being sued for allegedly not giving the winner of a 2016 Funniest Person in the World contest his grand ...


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 ...


Help show arson victim there is good in the world  Gazette

A BID has been launched to help to help replace a teenager's lost possessions after a horrifying arson attack on a caravan.


Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors  The Guardian

Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and ...


Russia biathletes investigated for doping at 2017 World Championships in Austria  BBC Sport

Members of the Russia biathlon team are investigated over alleged doping offences at the 2017 World Championships in Austria.


Kurt Vonnegut’s World War II Scrapbook  The New York Times

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's canonical antiwar science fiction novel “Slaughterhouse-Five,” Christie's has auctioned a scrapbook in ...


END OF THE WORLD: Return of Jesus is IMMINENT - ‘We should prepare for terrible times’  Express.co.uk

THE End of Days is near and people need to start preparing for the return of Jesus Christ, a Christian conspiracy theorist has warned.


Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity  The Guardian

All 16000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity are now electric, and soon all 22000 taxis will be too.


The 100 best female footballers in the world 2018  The Guardian

Seventy-two judges from 30 countries have had their say and here is our top 100 of the best players in the world. In association with The Offside Rule.


Two killed in accident at Antarctic research station  The Guardian

Technicians from US contractor had been working on fire-suppression system at the McMurdo scientific outpost on Ross Island. Guardian staff and agencies.


U.S. expected to end 2018 as world's top oil producer: EIA  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil output growth was expected to slow slightly for this year compared with previous forecasts, the Energy Information ...


Wealthy family will pay you $100K to travel world, take photos  KCCI Des Moines

A wealthy family in the United Kingdom is looking for photographers to travel the world and take photos for them. They'll pay for your travel, food and ...


The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?


Taekwondo World Championships: I'll buy another pizzeria if I win, says Walkden  BBC Sport

Bianca Walkden would spend her prize money on another pizzeria if she wins this weekend's World Taekwondo Grand Slam in China.


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.


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.


All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to step down after Rugby World Cup  CNN

He's arguably the most successful manager in history with a win record of 88.5%, but All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has announced he will step down ...


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 ...


The World's Most Famous Modern Circus Offers Exclusive New Shows At Sea  Forbes

A sneak preview of the two brand new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows that will launch on board the new cruise ship MSC Bellissima when it sets sail from ...


Fifa Club World Cup: Global challenge awaits Ayman Ben Mohamed  BBC Sport

Born in London, raised in Dublin and now a Tunisia international, Ayman Ben Mohamed has travelled an unusual road to this month's Fifa Club World Cup.


Queensland Cyclone Owen: Powerful system may 'wreak havoc'  BBC News

Cyclone Owen is expected to intensify into a category four system and may "wreak havoc", officials say.


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 ...


Three UK teachers shortlisted for million dollar 'world's best teacher' prize  The Independent

Three UK teachers have been shortlisted for the “world's best teacher” award, in which the winner will take home $1m (£800000).


Charles Manson’s grandson wants to change the world  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Bradenton resident Jason Freeman says he will use money from estate for humanitarian causes if he wins legal battle over memorabilia. The specter of Charlie ...


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

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners urge the international community to do more to end the use of rape as a war weapon.


Canelo vs Fielding: Rocky Fielding plots stunning upset with world champion's mentality  SkySports

Rocky Fielding says he has a "world champion's mentality" and can produce a stunning upset against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez at Madison Square Garden.


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.


Don't Expect The Outer Worlds To Be As Gigantic As Fallout: New Vegas  Kotaku

The Outer Worlds, the next game from the developers at Obsidian, might be the game I'm most excited for in 2019. Helmed by the original creators of Fallout, ...


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.


Macron scraps fuel tax rise in face of gilets jaunes protests  The Guardian

French government drops measure from budget after weeks of protests that left parts of Paris in flames.


Half the world's annual rain falls in just 12 days  Science News

Half of the world's annual rain and snow falls on the year's 12 wettest days. As climate change brings more intense downpours, the same amount of precipitation ...


Climate change: Last four years are 'world's hottest'  BBC News

The year 2018 is on course to be the fourth warmest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. It says that the global average temperature ...


US Navy uncovers mysterious reason warship sunk in World War One  9news.com.au

A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major US warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed ...


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 ...


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.


'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.


102-year-old breaks world record as oldest skydiver  RTE.ie

Irene O'Shea is 102 years old, and is also in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest skydiver.


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 ...


The world's most popular programming language is JavaScript, but why?  TechRepublic

Code repository *service* GitHub has shed light on what's fuelling the continued interest in JavaScript.


Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

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


Western Melbourne target 'Del Piero-level' signing  The World Game

The ambitious consortium behind the successful A-League bid in Western Melbourne is looking at an Alessandro Del Piero-level marquee signing next season.


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 ...


Bono Wants His Charity to Be ‘the NRA For the World’s Poor’  Rolling Stone

“Whatever you feel about the NRA – and I don't like them very much – they're a very well-organized group and we want ONE to be the NRA for the world's poor,” ...


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 ...


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.


Donald Trump and Xi Jinping declare trade truce at G20  The Guardian

Donald Trump has delayed for 90 days his threatened imposition of 25% tariffs on most Chinese imports after a dinner meeting with Xi Jinping, to give time for ...


21 of the world's best island escapes  National Geographic

Dine in a candlelit grotto, dive with manta rays, or lie back for a waterside massage.


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


Kurt Vile On World Cafe : World Cafe  NPR

Kurt Vile's song "Loading Zones" is in my head. It's a song about Kurt's adventures driving around Philadelphia. In particular, I've been thinking the last few ...


Victory run rampant in Brisbane  The World Game

Melbourne Victory's A-League winning streak has stretched to six matches after a dramatic 4-2 win over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.


Buoyant Black Caps eye fast start and dominant series as world No 2 ranking beckons  Stuff.co.nz

Skipper says forget the Pakistan series win as Black Caps look to start fast and dominate Sri Lanka.