Geography

Watch out: Breitbart & Co. could destroy the mainstream media! Or not.

If you work at Breitbart, it helps to fantasize about destroying things. Stephen K. Bannon, the Breitbart executive who took a hiatus to work as a campaign aide and then as White House chief strategist, riffed this year about achieving the “deconstruction of the administrative state.” A few days …

Opinion

Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN

Countless women and girls worldwide are denied a say in decisions about sex and childbirth, leaving them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and abortions<p>…

Thomson Reuters Foundation

The 5 Worst Cities to Start Your Dream Business

You better hope your business goes south.<p>The majority of the cities with the most opportunity for business owners were located in the South, …

Cities

Volcanic Eruptions May Have Doomed an Ancient Egyptian Dynasty

Thousands of years ago, fallout from volcanic activity may have sounded a death knell for a centuries-old Egyptian dynasty, according to a new …

Science

The Best Global News You (Probably) Haven’t Heard

<b>Article by: Joe Carter</b>Twenty-five years ago today the United Nation General Assembly issued a resolution declaring October to be the International …

Poverty

Some parts of the UK have suffered a 'lost decade' of house prices

House prices across the UK are inching up, but the average is being held back by London, where property is falling in value.<p>Average UK prices rose by 0.5pc in August, and by 5pc over the last 12 months - slightly lower than the consensus of 5.4pc, according to official data from the Office for …

Real Estate

Ending world hunger must remain an American priority

CLOSE<p>Former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture discuss if food restriction, nutritional education or a combination of the two are needed for people on …

Des Moines

British inflation jumps to five-year peak in September

Britain‘s annual inflation rate accelerated in September to the highest level in more than five years, lifted by rising commodity, food and transport …

Economy

British inflation at 5-1/2-year high in September, rate hike on track

LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation rose to its highest level in more than five years in September, official data showed on Tuesday, adding to the likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month.<p>Consumer prices last month were 3.0 percent higher than a year ago, the Office …

Economy

UN’s World Food Programme dropped report on Rohingya hunger at Myanmar’s request: The Guardian

It should not be cited in any way, reads a statement on the United Nations organisation’s website.<p>The United Nations’ food aid programme withdrew a …

World Food Program

Survey: Most Americans No Longer Believe You Need God To Be Good

The Pew Research Center has found that more Americans than ever before believe that you don’t need to believe in God to be moral and have good values.<p>…

Atheism

UK inflation rate hits highest since 2012

The squeeze on British consumers continues.<p>UK annual inflation has hit 3 per cent in September for the first time since 2012, the Office for National …

Economy

Narendra Modi govt gets approval of 85% Indians, a majority also thinks military rule will be a good thing, reveals Pew survey

<b>Washington</b>: More than four-fifths of Indian citizens trust the government, but, interestingly, the majority also support military rule and autocracy, …

India

Project Fear or Project Fact: Is Brexit as bad as the Remainers made out?

LONDON — The punishment budget, the breakup of the United Kingdom and even the end of Western civilization as we know it — all were prophesied by the …

Brexit

Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped

Support the news<p>Rob Vos has been tracking global hunger for years, and he says until recently the mood among his fellow hunger experts was almost …

House prices rising 5% a year in more bad news for would-be buyers

Figure is twice that of pay settlements across the country and comes amid a rise in inflation<p>The rate of house price growth increased to 5% in August, according to official government figures, pushing homes further out of the reach of aspiring young buyers already squeezed by rising inflation.<p>The …

Real Estate

U.K. Inflation Hits Five-Year High, Raising Prospects of Rate Rise

Inflation in the U.K. accelerates to 3%<p>LONDON—Consumer prices in the U.K. rose in September at the fastest annual rate for more than five years, a pickup that will reinforce expectations the Bank of England could nudge up interest rates as soon as November.<p>Annual inflation in the U.K. accelerated …

Economy

Trump plans massive increase in federal immigration jails

CLOSE<p>The Department of Justice says New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans have until Oct. 27 to show they aren't so-called sanctuary …

Immigration

UK supermarkets report sticky inflation while Brits start Christmas shopping

Christmas has come early for Britain’s supermarkets.<p>Each of the big four grocers — Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and WM Morrisons — increased their sales …

Human Geography

‘Our Restless Earth’: Winning photographs highlight the UK’s changing landscapes

The Geological Society has announced its 2017 winners for the Earth Science Week photography competition ‘Our Restless Earth’.<p>The competition asked …

Photography

State pension set to rise by 3% in April thanks to triple lock

The basic weekly state pension payment is set to rise to just below £126 in April thanks to the triple lock, which will dictate an increase of 3 per …

Personal Finance (UK)

Media struggles to develop strategies for covering hate incidents

Most news organizations, if asked, would be hard-pressed to articulate a strategy when it comes to covering hate crimes. But that’s emerging as a …

Racism

Inflation hits 3pc as cost of living squeeze intensifies

Prices jumped by 3pc in the past year, the fastest rise in more than five years as imported inflation and higher energy prices pushed up the cost of living.<p>Food prices climbed as inflation in staples such as bread, rice and meat accelerated in September, while transport costs also rose as petrol …

Economy

Gold sinks, loses grip on $1,300 as inflation seen rising - MarketWatch

Gold futures fell early Tuesday, retreating from the psychologically significant level of $1,300 and setting up for their steepest one-day decline in …

Business

Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone

A solitary fossil unearthed in Utah's Antimony Canyon reveals a long-extinct marine creature previously unknown to science.<p>Resembling a dainty tulip …

Science

‘Supervolcano’ isn’t erupting soon so quit freaking out

The supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park may wipe out life on Earth as we know it, but that’s no reason to panic.<p>Despite reports of an …

Lifestyle

Toronto ranked 4th-safest city in the world in 2017

Cities in Asia and Europe dominate a newly released Safe Cities Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit, which named Tokyo the world's safest city …

Canadian News

Brexit battering for firms and families as inflation soars to five-year high

Families and firms took a Brexit battering today as inflation surged to its highest rate for five and a half years.

Economy

U.S. and Korea Search for Wooly Mammoth DNA in Arctic, in Race to Clone Extinct Beast

They are using different approaches to the de-extinction issue—and only one can be first.

DNA

Fact Check: are there over a million foreigners living illegally in Britain?

There are probably over a million foreigners here illegally at the moment. There’s a large number, so no one could ever remove them really.<p><b>David</b> …

Immigration