Susanna Padrosa-Trias

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Iran protests: 'Iron fist' threatened if unrest continues

<b>Iran's Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation's "iron fist" if political unrest continues.</b><p>Three days of demonstrations over falling living standards have become the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009.<p>A Revolutionary Guards …

New Year's Eve celebrations: world welcomes 2018 as Samoa becomes first country to hit midnight

The New Year has officially begun, with hundreds of thousands taking to the streets to watch dazzling fireworks and join lively celebrations in the UK.<p>Crowds swamped the banks of the River Thames in London for the 12-minute display after Big Ben's bongs rung out across the capital at midnight, …

Fog and smog settle over northern India

Visibility problems return to South Asia as cold air sinks across the region from the Himalayas.<p>Parts of northern India awoke to a thick blanket of fog on Sunday. Visibility was severely reduced across cities throughout the Plains, throwing normal life out of gear and causing widespread travel …

In frigid Times Square, relief arrives with the new year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Intrepid revelers from around the world endured hours of waiting in a frigid Times Square on Sunday to witness the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at midnight, undeterred and perhaps reassured by a massive police presence.<p>With New York City in the grip of …

China's Ban On Its Domestic Ivory Trade Takes Effect

As China steps into the new year, it is doing so without a once-thriving facet of its economy: the ivory trade. The country's ban on the domestic sale and processing of ivory and its products took effect on Sunday, making good on a commitment Chinese authorities made at the beginning of 2017.<p>The …

Elephants

Record-shattering cold reaches into Florida

(Reuters) - Record-shattering arctic cold reached as far south as Florida on Monday with freeze warnings in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and the Northeastern United States facing another cold wave at the end of the week, forecasters said.<p>Temperatures ranged from 20 to 30 degrees …

Weather

Recreational Pot is Officially Legal in California

OAKLAND, Calif. — Retail cannabis shops in California opened their doors on Monday for the first time, inaugurating what proponents say will become the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana.<p>A transaction that remains illegal in many parts of the country seemed almost banal on …

12 Books Every Harry Potter Fan Should Read In 2018

With January on the horizon, it's time to get excited about 2018 reading. (Cue fireworks.) And if you're a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you're itching …

The 27 best books of 2017

I’ll forget to eat anything green for two weeks, avoid laundry for another three, and ignore my online bank statement pretty much always, but I <i>will</i> …

Books

The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2018

1 of 51<p>50 books we can’t wait to read in 2018<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 51<p>The Bomb Maker, by Thomas Perry<p>3 of 51<p>Gnomon, by Nick Harkaway<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

Top 10 Critically Acclaimed Movies that Bombed at the Box Office

Top 10 Movies of All Time