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This interactive map shows how wrong we picture the world  Fast Company

Watch the Mercator projection that we all know morph into the true map.


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.


Smash Ultimate guide: Every World of Light character location with maps  Polygon

Characters you unlock in the main game aren't playable in World of Light until you unlock them there. Use our guide and maps to find, defeat and unlock every ...


'Smoking Gun' Planet: This Neptune-Size Alien World Is Evaporating in Record Time  Space.com

A gaseous alien world is evaporating at a record rate, shedding considerable light on an exoplanet mystery, a new study reports. The Neptune-size planet, ...


Brexit: The Most Boring Important Story in the World  The New York Times

Nothing ever changes. The details are mind-numbing. And it will all determine the future of the country.


Isis withdraws from last urban stronghold in Syria  The Guardian

Islamic State extremists have withdrawn from their last urban stronghold in Syria after weeks of intensifying clashes with Kurdish-led fighters that have splintered ...


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 ...


Strasbourg attack suspect killed by police  The Guardian

French interior minister says officers 'neutralised' Chérif Chekatt in street encounter.


10 cool shopping districts around the world: readers’ tips  The Guardian

Hamburg has its vinyl, St Petersburg its designer island and Toronto its arty distillery district. But the retail magic is strongest in Whitley Bay …


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


'Jose the most successful in the world' | Video | Watch TV Show  SkySports

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has described Jose Mourinho as 'the most successful manager in the world' as he prepares for Sunday's visit of Manchester ...


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

"It's impressive, beautiful and scary as hell to work on." Welcome to Bouvet Island, a small volcanic rock in the South Atlantic. The Sub-Antarctic territory is ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Wedding ring found at World War II internment camp delivered to owner's son  WOAI

A man in Kerrville, connected to an artifact from a World War II P. O. W. camp finally received the piece linking him to his father. It's been a long week for Wayne ...


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.


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 ...


A pond full of eels: the world of the police informer  The Age

In the underworld the gamble of becoming a police informer has become a deadly version of the old game show routine: The Money (reward) or The Box (a ...


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 ...


'Young miracle' newborn recovers from Ebola after mom dies in childbirth  ABC News

A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo just six days after she was born is now recovered from ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


Missing World War II soldier finally identified, remains returned home to Columbus relative  WiscNews

After 73 years, Joseph Natvik is finally home. Natvik, an airman in the U.S. Army serving in World War II, perished when his C-109 aircraft crashed in the ...


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.


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.


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 ...


PDC World Championship: Lisa Ashton battles hard before losing to Jan Dekker  BBC Sport

Women's BDO world champion Lisa Ashton gives Jan Dekker a scare on the opening night of the PDC World Championship.


The AI boom is happening all over the world, and it’s accelerating quickly  The Verge

The second annual AI Index report pulls together data and expert findings on the field's progress and acceleration. The experts include members of Harvard, MIT ...


Springboks World Cup winner left 'fighting for his life' after being shot by robbers  Stuff.co.nz

The South African Rugby World Cup winner shot three times while protecting his family in an armed robbery is "fighting for his life" in intensive care after ...


'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.


Scientists called for ‘unprecedented’ action. But the global climate talks aren’t built for that.  The Washington Post

Some worried that the world's best efforts would not nearly match the urgency of a problem that scientists have said will bring catastrophic consequences without ...


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 ...


Get paid six figures to travel around the world with a rich family for a year  13WHAM-TV

UNITED KINGDOM (WKRC) - In what can only be described as a "dream job" for photographers and, well... anyone ever, really, a wealthy couple hailing from ...


Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after 'spy' row  BBC News

Nigeria's military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children's agency Unicef in the north-east of the country. The military said this ...


Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo approves new army  The Guardian

Serbia has talked up the possibility of an armed intervention in Kosovo after the parliament in Pristina overwhelmingly approved the formation of an army.


If you want to change the world, be like David Fattah | Ronnie Polaneczky  Philly.com

David Fattah, who died Dec. 5th, spent his life meeting people where they were at - which inspired them to get to someplace better.


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 ...


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.


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.


Ukraine-Russia tensions reach Greece's holy Mount Athos  The Guardian

Orthodox church's decision to make Ukrainian branch independent of Russia causes schism and predictions of violence.


Some of the world's most luxurious hotels bought in £2.5bn deal  Sky News

By Ian King, business presenter. It owns some of the world's most luxurious hotels, including the Cipriani in Venice, the Splendido in Portofino, the Copacabana ...


We Finally Know What Sank the U.S.S. San Diego During World War I  Smithsonian.com

After six visits to the ship and sophisticated modeling, historians have concluded that a German mine sunk the cruiser off the coast of New York in 1918.


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.


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.


The logistics of changing the world: why new members of Congress should treat their offices like businesses | TheHill  The Hill

At 12:01 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2019, there will be 110 brand new CEOs in Washington, DC. None of them interviewed to be a CEO, many may not even think of ...


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.


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 ...


What happened next? Did the World Cup waistcoat boom – inspired by Gareth Southgate – last beyond the summer?  The Guardian

Sales of the M&S piece soared after Southgate became the unlikely style icon of the tournament. But is it still a hot fashion item?


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.


Jon Batiste’s World Is Wonderful, but Flawed  The New York Times

NEW ORLEANS — Discussing his views on music's role in a city's culture, the jazz keyboardist Jon Batiste, who is the band leader on “The Late Show With ...


The Most Powerful Reject in the World  The New York Times

Is there anyone who wants to hang with Donald Trump?


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 ...


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 ...


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 Dove & The Wolf Bring Playful Mayhem In 'Queens' Video  NPR

Paloma Gil and Lou Hayat have a knack for world-building. You hear it in the lucid dream-pop they make as The Dove & The Wolf, where intertwining guitar ...


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 ...


FBI: China threatens 'the future of the world'  Washington Examiner

Chinese spying threatens “not just the future of the United States, but the future of the world,” a senior FBI official told lawmakers Wednesday. “We are being ...


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.


Gary Anderson headlines Friday's World Darts Championship action  SkySports

Gary Anderson headlines Friday's action as he begins his bid for a third World Championship title, with Jamie Lewis, Paul Nicholson, Danny Noppert and Chris ...


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 ...


What would the suffrage campaigners make of the world today?  ITV News

As a statue marking the legacy of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst is unveiled in Manchester, her great-granddaughter Helen Pankhurst writes for ITV ...


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.


Joy to the world, unless you live in a green-left enclave  The Australian

In the inner-northern suburbs of Melbourne where the political contests are fought between Labor and the Greens, Bob Brown and Julia Gillard are secular ...


PDC World Darts Championship: Gary Anderson beats Kevin Burness  BBC Sport

Two-time champion Gary Anderson finishes strongly to beat debutant Kevin Burness at the PDC World Championship.


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

An unpublished trove of photographs and letters the author kept while serving in the U.S. Army in Dresden provides the biographical context for his most ...


Seoul Lotte World Tower skyscraper has fastest elevator in the world  Business Insider

Seoul's Lotte World Tower won the Emporis Skyscraper Award, which honors the top skyscrapers of the year.


'Hi-tech robot' at Russia forum turns out to be man in suit  The Guardian

State television praised the 'modern' tech despite photos revealing actor in costume.


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.


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 ...


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).


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 ...


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 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.


Revealed: faulty medical implants harm patients around world  The Guardian

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


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, ...


Track Cycling World Cup: Great Britain's women beat world champions USA in team pursuit  BBC Sport

Great Britain's women win gold in the team pursuit at the World Track Cycling World Cup in London.


'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.


Western Melbourne financial backer remains a mystery  The World Game

Western Melbourne Group have yet to reveal the megabucks investors behind their successful A-League bid, and they may not do so.


'El Loco' Bielsa won't go easy on Wanderers  The World Game

It will be as much about the coach as the team when Leeds United descend on Australia next year to help Western Sydney Wanderers christen their glistening...


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 ...


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 ...


Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe  The Guardian

As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no return.


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 ...


World Cup 2022: Football backs my expansion plan to 48 teams, says Fifa president Gianni Infantino  The Independent

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says the majority of football federations around the world are in support of his plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams ahead ...


Australia's Ariarne Titmus wins 400m freestyle in world record time at world short-course titles  ABC News

Australian swimming star Ariarne Titmus breaks the world record in the 400m freestyle at the world short course titles in China, securing her second gold medal ...


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.


World’s first gene-edited babies created in China, claims scientist  The Guardian

Unconfirmed scientific breakthrough sparks ethical and moral concerns.


US sends STARK WARNING to Turkey over Syria - 'Military action in northeast UNACCEPTABLE'  Express.co.uk

THE PENTAGON said yesterday that any unilateral action in northeast Syria would be “unacceptable”, after Turkey announced it would launch a new military ...


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.


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.


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.