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    Iceland to let more than 2,000 whales be killed within the next five years

    Iceland to let more than 2,000 whales be killed within the next five years


    Only two whaling companies remain in Iceland. It's a small industry that conservationists say is inhumane, has minimal economic benefits, and defies the international ban on killing...

    Only two whaling companies remain in Iceland. It's a small industry that conservationists say is inhumane, has minimal economic benefits, and defies the international ban on killing whales.
    US ambassador to the Vatican meets with abuse survivors and urges 'renewed commitment' to ending clergy abuse

    US ambassador to the Vatican meets with abuse survivors and urges 'renewed commitment' to ending clergy abuse


    The US ambassador to the Vatican met Friday with survivors of clergy sexual abuse, saying she hopes a historic summit at the Vatican this week will lead to a "renewed commitment" in the Catholic Church to end the scourge of clergy sexual...

    The US ambassador to the Vatican met Friday with survivors of clergy sexual abuse, saying she hopes a historic summit at the Vatican this week will lead to a "renewed commitment" in the Catholic Church to end the scourge of clergy sexual abuse.
    Venezuelan military kills woman in standoff over international aid, mayor says

    Venezuelan military kills woman in standoff over international aid, mayor says


    Venezuelan soldiers shot and killed a woman Friday in a standoff with a local indigenous community over international aid entering the country from Brazil, according to a local...

    Venezuelan soldiers shot and killed a woman Friday in a standoff with a local indigenous community over international aid entering the country from Brazil, according to a local mayor.
    Nigerians get ready for election day (again)

    Nigerians get ready for election day (again)


    Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday, seven days after the country's presidential and parliamentary election were abruptly postponed just hours before polling stations...

    Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday, seven days after the country's presidential and parliamentary election were abruptly postponed just hours before polling stations opened.
    Huawei's still growing in Canada

    Huawei's still growing in Canada


    China's Huawei is growing its presence in Canada, despite intense pressure on the company from the United States and geopolitical tensions between Ottawa and...

    China's Huawei is growing its presence in Canada, despite intense pressure on the company from the United States and geopolitical tensions between Ottawa and Beijing.
    Companies are waking up about climate change

    Companies are waking up about climate change


    Companies and investors are waking up to the dangers posed by climate change and extreme...

    Companies and investors are waking up to the dangers posed by climate change and extreme weather.
    Uber turns to boats to beat Mumbai's terrible traffic

    Uber turns to boats to beat Mumbai's terrible traffic


    Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities —...

    Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities — speedboats.
    India is building a city from scratch

    India is building a city from scratch


    India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming...

    India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.
    6 easy ways to beat jet lag

    6 easy ways to beat jet lag


    Most jobs don't require attending meetings at 1 a.m., giving presentations at 2 a.m or dialing into conference calls at 3...

    Most jobs don't require attending meetings at 1 a.m., giving presentations at 2 a.m or dialing into conference calls at 3 a.m.
    'If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies'

    'If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies'


    Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was humanly...

    Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was humanly possible.
    'It's Pele' -- Wenger recalls seeing Mbappe play

    'It's Pele' -- Wenger recalls seeing Mbappe play


    When Kylian Mbappe scored France's final goal last July's 4-2 victory over Croatia, he became only the second teenager in history to score in a World Cup...

    When Kylian Mbappe scored France's final goal last July's 4-2 victory over Croatia, he became only the second teenager in history to score in a World Cup final.
    Global Champions League: New-look teams for 2019

    Global Champions League: New-look teams for 2019


    The line-ups for the 2019 Global Champions League (GCL) have been announced -- with a number of high-profile stars making a switch to different...

    The line-ups for the 2019 Global Champions League (GCL) have been announced -- with a number of high-profile stars making a switch to different teams.
    Man City fan in 'critical condition' after alleged assault

    Man City fan in 'critical condition' after alleged assault


    English Premier League club Manchester City has said a fan is in a "critical condition" in hospital after an alleged assault in Germany following the team's Champions League match against Schalke...

    English Premier League club Manchester City has said a fan is in a "critical condition" in hospital after an alleged assault in Germany following the team's Champions League match against Schalke Wednesday.
    Vonn: Shiffrin 'in a league of her own'

    Vonn: Shiffrin 'in a league of her own'


    She retired as the greatest female ski racer of all time, but Lindsey Vonn believes fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin is "in a league of her own" and will shatter all records as long as she stays...

    She retired as the greatest female ski racer of all time, but Lindsey Vonn believes fellow American Mikaela Shiffrin is "in a league of her own" and will shatter all records as long as she stays healthy.
    17-year-old takes on a $2 trillion industry

    17-year-old takes on a $2 trillion industry


    Aaron Philip's life has been transformed by becoming the first black, trans, disabled model to sign for a major agency. Since joining the renowned Elite Model Management last September, the 17-year-old has shot editorial for i-D magazine and been named...

    Aaron Philip's life has been transformed by becoming the first black, trans, disabled model to sign for a major agency. Since joining the renowned Elite Model Management last September, the 17-year-old has shot editorial for i-D magazine and been named in Teen Vogue's "21 Under 21," among much else.
    How Karl Lagerfeld redefined fashion

    How Karl Lagerfeld redefined fashion


    You didn't have to know anything about fashion to know about Karl Lagerfeld, the most instantly recognizable dandy of our...

    You didn't have to know anything about fashion to know about Karl Lagerfeld, the most instantly recognizable dandy of our time.
    The secret design of waiting lines

    The secret design of waiting lines


    Many of us experience multiple queues on an average day. If they move quickly, they're soon forgotten. But a slow line can seem to last forever and can put a drag on an entire...

    Many of us experience multiple queues on an average day. If they move quickly, they're soon forgotten. But a slow line can seem to last forever and can put a drag on an entire day.
    From S. Sudanese refugee to supermodel

    From S. Sudanese refugee to supermodel


    I don't remember much about my earliest years, but certain vivid memories linger: the scorching yet still comforting heat of the African sun, the rich brown color of Kenyan land, adults from backgrounds different than mine helping others with daily...

    I don't remember much about my earliest years, but certain vivid memories linger: the scorching yet still comforting heat of the African sun, the rich brown color of Kenyan land, adults from backgrounds different than mine helping others with daily needs, and most of all, the carefree laughter and pitter-pattering footsteps from children like myself, never ceasing as we danced in our own little universes.
    Rise of India's lavish wedding culture

    Rise of India's lavish wedding culture


    When it comes to elaborate nuptials, few can rival the mega-weddings of India's...

    When it comes to elaborate nuptials, few can rival the mega-weddings of India's super-rich.
    Unseen photos of America's early 'working girls'

    Unseen photos of America's early 'working girls'


    Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The...

    Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The great dames of burlesque -- Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee -- boasted a signature style on- and offstage, reflecting broader-than-life personalities.
    A giant scrapheap of A380s is on its way

    A giant scrapheap of A380s is on its way


    A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 -- the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known -- is an incredible sight whether on land or in the...

    A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 -- the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known -- is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air.
    This could be world's biggest superyacht

    This could be world's biggest superyacht


    Just when you thought superyacht designs couldn't get any more extravagant, along comes one to blow the others clean out of the...

    Just when you thought superyacht designs couldn't get any more extravagant, along comes one to blow the others clean out of the water.