Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, research finds

Shale gas is one of least sustainable options for producing electricity, according to new research from The University of Manchester.

Circumcision Rates Are Slipping — Even In Israel

When Rani and Hedva Kasher, who live on Kibbutz Kfar Giladi near Israel’s border with Lebanon, had their first two boys, they automatically scheduled the circumcision ceremony.

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in Perris home

A Perris husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.

Iceland pledges to go ‘plastic-free’

Iceland has become the first major retailer to commit to eliminate plastic packaging for all own brand products within five years to help end the "scourge" of plastic pollution.

China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ (and it works)

An experimental tower over 100 metres (328 feet) high in northern China – dubbed the world’s biggest air purifier by its operators – has brought a noticeable improvement in air quality, according to the scientist leading the project, as authorities seek ways to tackle the nation’s chronic smog problem.

German Central Bank calls for global cryptocurrency regulation – Coin Brainy

During the last few weeks both China and South Korea have made statements regarding regulating cryptocurrencies and although nothing definite has been announced, the rumors have caused turmoil in Bitcoin and Altcoin cryptocurrency markets.

Dolores O’Riordan, Lead Singer of the Cranberries, Dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died on Monday in London.

Building collapses after explosion in Antwerp injuring ‘at least ten’

Between ten and 20 people have been wounded after an explosion in Antwerp caused a residential building to collapse, according to police.

North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed during rare talks on Monday to send a 140-strong orchestra to perform during the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, Seoul said, amid easing tensions after a months-long standoff over the North’s weapons programs.

Dozens dead in double suicide bombing in Baghdad

BAGHDAD -- Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said.

Norway to shut down all fur factories by 2025

Updated | Norway introduced a total ban on fur farming Sunday, a statement by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH said. Norway has nearly 300 fur farms, which produce fur from 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) added.

Russian Billionaire Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Manafort, Cites Mueller Docs

A Russian billionaire and Putin ally sued former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime deputy Rick Gates Wednesday, alleging that the two men “siphoned for themselves millions of dollars” as part of a Ukrainian investment scheme that was paid to their “alter ego companies.”

Spain set to replace US as second most popular country for tourists

Spain “is expected” to replace the United States as the second most popular country in terms of tourist numbers, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Settlers filmed destroying 100 Palestinian olive trees as IDF appears to look on

Some 50 masked Israelis from the northern West Bank settlement of Yitzhar destroyed over 100 olive trees Saturday outside the nearby Palestinian village of Hawara, a rights group said.

Nine dismembered bodies found in truck in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine dismembered bodies were found piled in a truck on Saturday night in the violent Mexican state of Veracruz, the governor said on Sunday, describing the crime as a clash of rival gangs.

Putin compares Lenin to a saint and the Soviet communist code to the Bible

Russian President Vladimir Putin has compared Vladimir Lenin to a saint and declared that Soviet communist ideas come from the Bible. 

Protests in Davos over Trump visit

People carried placards reading ‘Fight the WEF, Trump, Capitalism’ and ‘Eat the rich’.

Teens who were severely bullied as children at higher risk of suicidal thoughts, mental...

"Our findings showed a general tendency, in about 15% of the children, of being exposed to the most severe levels of victimization from the beginning of their education until the transition to high school," writes Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, McGill Group for Suicide Studies, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, with coauthors.