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The Guardian

"We reached the point where a ski-slope with 'real' snow could be built in a Dubai shopping mall and air-conditioned football stadiums could be …

Channel NewsAsia

Branded as anti-Islam, Widodo has turned on his detractors by picking an Islamic scholar as his running mate.

Channel NewsAsia

The recent rezoning exercise in Tiong Bahru has thrown the spotlight on the rise of hipster enclaves in Singapore, but many say it’ll be simplistic …

BBC News

Jakarta, home to 10 million people but also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world.<p>https://bbc.in/2Mjfwr2

BBC World Service

For all the women who just don’t take a ‘no’ for an answer. 💪 🏎️

BBC World Service

Venezuelans are fleeing their country which is in the grip of a deep economic crisis. Around a thousand people a day arrive at this bus station in …

BBC News

How one woman tackled the taboo of football and saved a generation of girls from child marriage. #BBCInnovators bbc.in/2Lhve6m<p>(Via BBC News Africa)

How we can beat the burnout society | Ernst-Jan Pfauth | TEDxMaastricht

Burnout

ABC News

Opponents of bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy in Argentina celebrate on the streets of Buenos Aires after Senate …

The Straits Times

The prominent debate coach had a "physical sexual encounter" with a student. In a WhatsApp group with students, he also discussed sex acts.

BBC News

Millions of people have been declared foreigners in the Indian state of Assam.

Channel NewsAsia

He's 70 years old and wants to be the very best, that no one ever was.

The Guardian

Rapes also rose 8% to 60,018, while murders of women increased 6.1% to 4,539.

BBC World Service

Rehabilitation can take many forms...

Barcelona attack: The jihadists and the hunt for a second gang

<b>A neighbour had just walked past when an explosion tore through a small, white house in the Spanish coastal town of Alcanar last August.</b><p>Debris was flung hundreds of metres by the force of the blast and the bodies of two men landed in nearby gardens. A third man who had been on a roof terrace …

Terrorism

BBC World Service

Marie Curie tops a poll as the woman who made the most significant impact on world history. Who would you have voted for?

Amnesty International

Powerful politicians and media might make you think that richer countries are doing more than enough to help people fleeing war and persecution. But …

Channel NewsAsia

The masked men reportedly said they were there to "recover goods taken from them" before fleeing with S$10 million worth of ketamine and heroin.

The Guardian

Emergency services in Portugal have issued a red alert until Sunday and urged people to avoid picnics and outdoor activities.

The Guardian

"There is so much bad news that it feels like we’re running out of emotions"

Eleonor Rivera

These are the factors in childhood that predict success later in life.<p>Watch the full TED Talk here: http://bit.ly/2MddtSe

BBC News

Are mobile phones killing photography? 🤔 📷<br>This award-winning director says so. (via @BBC World Service)

Humans of New York

"I’m a single father raising a teenager. We’re meeting here in a few minutes to go on a run. I’m trying to teach him discipline and focus. He’s had …

BBC World Service - CrowdScience, Why Does History Repeat Itself?, Why it’s sometimes good to argue

Psychologist Chris Frith explains the ‘bat and ball problem’, which shows how you’re more likely to make the right decision if you argue over advice.<p>(Photo: Annoyed business partners arguing during a meeting. Credit: Getty Images)

Channel NewsAsia

Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra has been active on social media, posting a video of herself at London's Covent Garden over the weekend.

The overwhelming majority of gun deaths in America don't involve bad guys with guns — they're caused by people deliberately harming themselves. The U.S. experiences more than 60 gun suicides daily. ⠀ ⠀ "I believe we have a major public health crisis that we're not doing nearly enough about," said Jennifer Stuber, policy director of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington, which works to educate people in gun culture about the risks of firearm suicide. (Credit: @nicolexu_ | Nicole Xu for NPR)

CNN

President Donald J. Trump says he's spoken with the National Rifle Association about them because the technology "doesn't seem to make much sense!"

BBC News

Preserving traditions or promoting hate - what's driving Hungary's new nationalism?<p>(via BBC World Service)

Our #EconEspresso quotation of the week is from Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Get a head start each day with Espresso, our daily morning briefing, on iPhone and Android #TheEconomist