World News

  • World Energy report shows New Zealand alone in rejecting gas 14 Nov 2018 00:36 Scoop Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 1:27 pm Press Release: PEPANZ No other country appears to be following New Zealand’s ‘leadership’ in abandoning natural gas exploration, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook for 2018. "Global …
  • Half the world's deaths are from four preventable factors 14 Nov 2018 00:23 Australian Broadcasting Corporation The deadliest things on the planet aren't guns, sharks or even road accidents. Of all the things that killed people last year, more than half of deaths are attributed to just four preventable risk factors: high blood pressure, smoking, high blood …
  • The face-mapping technology raising fears about fake news 14 Nov 2018 00:16 BBC This facial mapping technology has been designed to improve television language dubbing, but it also has strong potential for those seeking to deceive. BBC's Media Editor Amol Rajan looks at the benefits and risks - and tries it out himself. This story …
  • In Holland, one of the world’s most expensive Hanukkah menorahs hides in plain sight 13 Nov 2018 23:32 Arizona Jewish Post   AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Nothing about the appearance of object MB02280 at this city’s Jewish Historical Museum suggests it is the capital’s priciest Hanukkah menorah, worth more than the average local price of a duplex home. Shaped like the body of a violin, …
  • Texas A&M’s Seventh State Historical Marker Commemorates World War I 13 Nov 2018 23:31 WTAW Posted by Bill Oliver Featured Stories, Interviews, News Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 The seventh state historical marker on the Texas A&M campus was dedicated Tuesday morning. A&M officials and the Brazos County Historical Commission unveiled a …
  • Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Plotting World Tour 13 Nov 2018 21:36 RTTNews Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has announced a world tour with his All Starr Band in 2019 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band. The announcement comes as Starr and his current All Starr Band lineup wrap up their ongoing 2018 tour this …
  • World Kindness Day: 3 health benefits of being nice to others 13 Nov 2018 21:34 Southcoast Today It is the perfect day to read about how to feel better about all the stress in your life: You just have to be kind. Nov. 13 marks World Kindness Day. Observed since 1998 to highlight good deeds within a society in many countries, including Canada, Japan, …
  • Nature News: Shagbark hickory nuts are a backyard delicacy 13 Nov 2018 21:18 Seacoastonline.com By Sue Pike I was walking the trails at the Great Bay Wildlife Refuge in Newington, N.H. last week. There is a beautiful spot there where the sun glints off of Great Bay and floods the woods with light. On that particular day the sun was filtering through …
  • Next up: Tesla vs the world 13 Nov 2018 21:10 KBZK Bozeman News Tesla’s reign as the king of electric car makers could be in jeopardy. Traditional automakers are planning big pushes into electric vehicle production, none more so than Volkswagen. At first blush it may not seem like Tesla could lose its dominance. It has …
  • Man banned from Disney World after displaying Trump sign on Splash Mountain 13 Nov 2018 20:40 FOX News A man has been banned from Disney World for the second time after violating the rule that prohibits guest from displaying signs or banners at the park.  (Dion Cini) A man who held up a political sign on a ride at Walt Disney World has been banned from the …
  • Culture News in Brief: Solving environmental puzzles in iconic locations 13 Nov 2018 20:13 Copenhagen Post Solving clues whilst working together as a team in a bid to escape from a room, or simply to work your way through a historic building, have proved to be extremely popular with tourists, friends and work colleagues these past few years. And now a company …
  • The internet's best tips for how to be kind on World Kindness Day 13 Nov 2018 20:04 Mashable Image: Getty Images / Ikon Images When brainstorming ways to make the world a better place, we often think about donating, volunteering, signing petitions, and taking to the streets, which are all necessary actions. Yet we must first remember to be …