Friday, December 15, 2017

World news

Tokyo Grand Slam 2017: Inside the world’s most spiritual sport

In an unassuming Tokyo tower block sits the headquarters of a sport at a spiritual crossroads. A stone's throw from the Japanese capital's space age domed baseball stadium, and in the shadow of a nearby...

Budweiser reveals plan to brew beer for Mars

The Space Race: Will people or beer be first to land on Mars? Although we haven’t actually set foot on Mars yet, one beer company has us covered when we do. In March, the brewing company...

Parents should limit children’s screentime to 90 mins a day to prevent obesity

Scientists have found links between prolonged periods of exposure to screens and obesity in children. Children who spend prolonged periods of time using technology are more prone to obesity, a new study suggests. A group of...

Bali volcano: Airport shut for second day as Mount Agung spews more ash

Bali’s international airport has been shut for a second day as Mount Agung continues to spew towering columns of volcanic ash. Indonesian authorities have renewed warnings and told citizens living near the volcano they may...

The other American in Prince Harry’s family

When Prince Harry marries LA-born Meghan Markle next year, she will not be the first American in his family tree. The prince's great-great grandmother was Frances Ellen Work - a "Dollar Princess" whose life reads...

Donald Trump is not finished yet, no matter what his critics might say

One year on, and America has, somehow, survived a full 12 months of the Trump treatment. Even the President’s greatest fans – and those devoted to him...

Gig economy’s expansion could mean pensions crisis for millions of workers, report warns

A “blind spot” in the pensions system needs to be tackled to help gig economy workers boost their retirement savings, a report suggests. Insurance group Zurich said a...

US and China sign trade deals worth $250bn on Trump trip as he vows...

China and the United States have signed additional business agreements valued at $250bn during President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, though some were less than binding commercial...

Facebook’s first president Sean Parker says app has secretly snared billions of people into...

Facebook has got the world hooked and might be using that to damage people's lives, according to its first president. Sean Parker, whose role in the site...

Russian tower block collapses after ‘gas’ explosion in Izhevsk, western Urals

A nine-storey residential block in Izhevsk, central Russia, has partly collapsed following reports of an explosion. A total of 32 apartments were destroyed.   The Interfax news...