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Here Are the Disturbing Numbers on Puerto Rico One Month After Hurricane Maria

A million people in Puerto Rico lack water and three million are still without power...

Time
Twitter goes mad in belief Melania Trump has a body double or has been replaced by a robot

Melania Trump has become the centre of a bizarre Twitter storm, after people became convinced that a body double was being used to "play" her during...

Evening Standard
Barcelona join the race to sign Tottenham star Harry Kane

Description  Tottenham stars Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane  Credits  Alex Livesey/Getty Images...

The Week
Thursday 19 October 2017

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday UK banks 'laundered money from South Africa&#03...

The Week
A preview of Thailand’s lavish $90 million royal funeral for its late king

Starting Oct. 25, Thailand will hold a five-day-long funeral for its beloved late king Bhumibol Adulyadej after a year-long mourning. Bhumibol, who died at the&#82...

Quartz
A Jury Has Convicted a White Ex-Cop of Killing His Daughter’s Black Boyfriend

The jury recommended a sentence of 15 years in prison...

Time
China’s Conflicting Goals Fall Under the Spotlight at Party Congress

As Beijing weighs up freer markets and more party control...

Time
Want to Clap Your Heart Out for Xi Jinping? There’s an App for That

Clap as hard as you can for the Chinese leader's soundbites...

Time
Hipster theatre company accused of 'poor shaming' with £55-a-head Cockney-themed supper club

A hipster theatre company has been accused of mocking working class Londoners by staging a £55-a-head chav-themed supper club in East End pub...

Evening Standard
US security chief Elaine Duke warns ISIS is 'plotting new 9/11'

A top US security chief has warned that Islamic State militants are planning another huge terror attack on the same scale as 9/11...

Evening Standard
This is the Surprising Reason Why Chad Was Included in the Most Recent U.S. Travel Ban

Talk about an office supply glitch...

Time
Chelsea Handler Is Dropping Her Late-Night Show to Focus on Political Activism

"The past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me," she says...

Time
Theresa May: 'being trans is not an illness'

PM vows to reform the process of people changing gender in speech at Pink News Awards...

Evening Standard
Police called to fight over toilet paper

Credits  CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text  Argument over how to hang toilet paper ends in vis...

The Week
Russian socialite launches 'protest' bid for presidency

Credits  Vladimir Tretyakov/Getty Images Alt Text  Ksenia Sobchak has announced her protest candidac...

The Week
Revealed: Swift drink could actually improve your foreign language skills

An alcoholic drink could help improve your foreign language skills, new research suggests...

Evening Standard
The China Daily Has Pulled its Recent Column on Sexual Assault After an Online Backlash

The column touched off widespread derision and indignation on social media...

Time
Donald Trump accuses NFL of 'total disrespect' over national anthem kneeling protests

Donald Trump has accused the NFL of "total disrespect" after it decided players who don't stand for the national anthem will not be puni...

Evening Standard
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar explained what happens when humongous stars die

1.4 times the mass of our sun — why “Chandrasekhar’s limit” is essential for understanding why some stars form black holes. All things die, even stars. When star...

Vox
Prince Harry 'introduces girlfriend Meghan Markle to the Queen over tea at Buckingham Palace'

Prince Harry introduced his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle to the Queen over tea at Buckingham Palace, according to reports...

Evening Standard
North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ May Finally Be Opening After Decades of Delay

Officially known as the Ryugyong Hotel, the project has been plagued by delays since 1987...

Time
The Kurds are on their own

The routing of Isis in northern Iraq ought to be a time of international celebration, but as ever in the…...

The Spectator
The Spectator’s Notes

‘Persecuted and Forgotten?’ is the name of the latest report by Aid to the Church in Need. Unfortunately, there is…...

The Spectator
Brexit can strengthen the Union

There will be no chance of the United Kingdom making a success of Brexit if Scotland votes to break up…...

The Spectator
That idiot Trump has got one thing right

I have been watching Donald Trump closely for more than a year and I have come to the considered opinion…...

The Spectator
The young oppress their future selves

Matt Ridley’s fine recent Times column was hardly the first to raise the alarm about the pseudo-Soviet intolerance of the…...

The Spectator
The bank that keeps poor nations poor

What is the point of the World Bank? You probably think of it, if at all, as a benign institution,…...

The Spectator
Are we really half a trillion poorer? No, but we’re not pulling in investors like we used to

How did we mislay half a trillion pounds? Revised data from the Office for National Statistics has just reduced the…...

The Spectator
Astrophysicist S. Chandrasekhar’s Life is Being Celebrated With a New Google Doodle

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was the first astrophysicist to win the Nobel Prize in Physics...

Time
US police officers under investigation for nude photo shoot at Oregon courthouse

More than 12 US police officers are under investigation for taking part in a nude photo shoot at a courthouse...

Evening Standard
How the fall of Causeway Bay Books helped resurrect a long-lost Chinese erotic literature classic

Hong Kong When associates at Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong went missing about two years ago—and its scandalous books about mainland Chinese politicians were&#8...

Quartz
Women Fight For Equal Pay, But The Gender Pay Gap Won't Budge

The gender wage gap persists, and the reasons for this issue are complex...

Newsweek
Is Delhi's Diwali firework ban an attack on Hinduism?

India's Supreme Court banned selling fireworks this Diwali, citing air pollution levels. It kicked off a debate about religious freedom...

BBC Magazine
North Carolina Transgender Bathroom Lawsuit Settlement Expands LGBT Rights

A judge's sign-off is still needed to make the settlement effective...

Newsweek
Is Trump Helping to Free American Hostages Worldwide?

David Rohde on the freeing of a family held hostage by the Taliban, and on Donald Trump’s approach to Americans kidnapped by terrorists or foreign governments...

The New Yorker
Canadian man sues Sunwing Airlines for serving sparkling wine instead of champagne

A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against a major airline which advertised a champagne service but instead served sparkling wine...

Evening Standard
Canadian man sues Sunwing Airline for serving sparkling wine instead of champagne

A Canadian man has filed a lawsuit against a major airline which advertised a champagne service but instead served sparkling wine...

Evening Standard
A Michigan University Is Offering the First-Ever Degree in Marijuana Studies

And the program is growing...

Time
30 Million Newborns Could Die by 2030, UN Study Says

Despite a steady decrease in the number of children dying before age 5, 7,000 newborns died every day last year...

Newsweek
Waiting for the “Trump Slump” in the Stock Market

John Cassidy writes about the bullish stock market under Donald Trump so far, and how past precedent indicates that a "Trump Slump” could be on the way...

The New Yorker
Vox Sentences: Egypt’s LGBTQ community isn’t safe

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your...

Vox
John Kelly is Disgusted By The Way His Son's Death Has Been Politicized, White House Says

The president mentioned Kelly's son, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010...

Newsweek
The FDA just approved a revolutionary gene-modification treatment

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that uses patient’s own genetically...

Quartz
Is Niger Trump's Benghazi? Four U.S. Soldiers Died and It Took Him 12 Days to Respond

Senator John McCain said the Trump administration is not being upfront about what happened in Niger...

Newsweek
Philip Pullman on His New Trilogy, His Influences and the Upcoming His Dark Materials TV Show

The article contains minor spoilers on the plot of La Belle Sauvage. It’s been over twenty years since Philip Pullman introduced readers to the universe of H...

Time
For The First Time, Americans Are Adopting More Boys Than Girls From Abroad

Girls have always surpassed boys when it comes to the number of adoptees from foreign countries to the U.S., until now...

Newsweek
The Rohingya’s Desperate Journey Out of Myanmar

David Rohde writes about the photojournalist Moises Saman’s images documenting the conditions that Rohingya refugees are enduring in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar...

The New Yorker
Donald Trump’s Unseemly Condolence-Call Bragging Game

Amy Davidson Sorkin on Donald Trump’s bragging about his condolence call to the wife of Sergeant La David T. Johnson, who was killed in Niger...

The New Yorker
Impeaching Trump: Inside Larry Flynt's Investigation To Take Down The President

The free speech advocate said the president's finances make him vulnerable, as does "road kill" in his past...

Newsweek
Robots Are Taking Our Jobs and Killing Us, So The Trump Administration Created a New Center to Study Them

Robots kill more people than sharks. And the CDC worries it will only get worse...

Newsweek
Sea World, fallen on hard times since “Blackfish,” will lay off 350 employees

Since the 2013 release of the documentary Blackfish, which lambasted SeaWorld for its treatment of orcas, attendance at the company’s entertainment parks has...

Quartz
The Atlantic Daily: Messaging Concerns

What We’re FollowingPresidential Messages: President Trump’s responses to the deaths of servicemembers are under scrutiny after he boasted he was more conscientious about...

The Atlantic
President Trump’s Offer of $25,000 for a Fallen Soldier’s Father Is a Page From George Washington’s Playbook

"I beg your acceptance of the Inclosd as a small testimony of my Inclination to serve you upon any future occasion."...

Time
Plaistow murder: Man dies from head injuries after street fight between 'eight Asian males' in east London

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died from injuries sustained in a mass street fight in east London...

Evening Standard
North Korea Nuclear Test Site Can't Stand Any More Bombs, but Kim Jong Un Won't Abandon It

Analysts say North Korea may have to move on to other tunnel testing sites or build new ones...

Newsweek
Why Isn't Somalia's '9/11' Drawing As Much Global Attention?

Hashtags like #PrayForSomalia and #IAmMogadishu, referring to the terrorist attack that killed 300, failed to trend on social media...

Newsweek
China vs. America in a Financial Game of 'Risk'

In late 2010, Sri Lanka inaugurated a new $1.3 billion deep-sea port in Hambantota, on the Indian Ocean island nation’s southern coast. More than 80 percent of financing for...

The Atlantic
Trump's Unforced Error

The question to President Trump on Monday sounded relatively innocuous: “Why haven't we heard anything from you so far about the soldiers that were killed in Ni...

The Atlantic
Trump's Gold Star Widow Call Is Just His Latest Insult to Military Veterans

Remember when Trump said he'd "always wanted" to be awarded a Purple Heart?...

Newsweek
No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat

A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now...

Foreign Policy
Senators Are Pushing Ahead with a Health Care Deal as President Trump Sends Mixed Signals

Trump said he may not support the deal...

Time
Thinking of Richard Wilbur and Molière While Listening to Emmanuel Macron

Adam Gopnik writes about Richard Wilbur, Molière, and the inspiration behind French President Emmanuel Macron’s social policy...

The New Yorker
The Chickens and the Bulls

The rise and fall of the “most far-flung, most organized, and most brazen example of homosexual extortion in the nation’s history.”...

Longform
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Schrödinger’s Endorsement

Today in 5 LinesPresident Trump criticized a new bipartisan deal aimed at stabilizing Obamacare exchanges, a day after he publicly praised the proposal. Trump disputed an acco...

The Atlantic
Congress finally has a bill to regulate Facebook. Here’s what it says.

The US Congress wants to regulate Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other internet companies like broadcasting companies. Three US senators will introduce the “...

Quartz
What Cities Are Doing to Fight Street Harassment

This week, social media was flooded with #metoo, a hashtag that survivors of sexual harassment and assault used to share their experiences and demonstrate the sweeping ubiquit...

City Lab
Newest internet nightmare, surveillance states, and eight other stories you might have missed

1. Tech’s going to the mattresses We built the network with a clear goal. To disrupt every business, one by one, and make industries more…...

Quartz
North Korea Says Trump Is Worse Than Hitler, Will Bring “Nuclear Holocaust” and “Toxic Gas” by Leaving Paris Deal

North Korea, known for its reclusive, militant policies, is attacking President Donald Trump for isolating himself from the international community...

Newsweek
North Korea Says Trump Is Worse Than Hitler, Will Bring ‘Nuclear Holocaust’ and ‘Toxic Gas’ by Leaving Paris Deal

North Korea, known for its reclusive, militant policies, is attacking President Donald Trump for isolating himself from the international community...

Newsweek
Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Allow Undocumented Immigrant to Have Abortion

The 17-year-old was by immigration authorities in Texas...

Time
A fraudster posing as Britain’s defense minister almost conned Richard Branson out of $5 million

A fraudster posing as Britain’s defense minister almost conned Richard Branson out of a small fortune...

Quartz
President Trump’s Tweets About Puerto Rico, Military Families Rank Among His 10 Worst-Received Ever

According to one popular measurement...

Time
Deal on rights of EU citizens in UK 'in touching distance', says Theresa May

Theresa May has directly promised the three million EU citizens living in Britain that she will make it as easy as possible for them to stay after Brexit...

Evening Standard
Father of Soldier Killed in Niger: Trump Was Respectful When He Called Me

"This isn’t about Donald Trump"...

Time
Trump-Russia ‘Golden Shower’ Dossier Firm Officials Refuse to Testify About Who Financed Salacious Report

Fusion GPS has accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of an "abuse of power."...

Newsweek
Trump Is Still Popular With Republican Donors, Who Gave the RNC $100 Million So Far In 2017

The Democrats have only raised about half of what the Republicans have in donations throughout 2017, according to the latest reports...

Newsweek
Mike Pence's Brother Launching Congressional Campaign After Saying His Brother Was 'Full of Shit'

Add another surname to America's political dynasties — Mike Pence's big brother is preparing to run for his sibling's old congressi...

Newsweek
'American Horror Story' Season 8 Should be Directed by Vince Staples, According to Vince Staples

Ryan Murphy should give the "Big Fish Theory" rapper a call...

Newsweek
Why Are Companies Telling Black Women to Be White? Nivea’s Latest Ad Stirs Controversy

Social media is up in arms again over Nivea’s latest ad that promotes skin lightening...

Newsweek
Why Are Companies Telling Black Women to be White? Nivea's Latest Ad Stirs Controversy

Social media is up in arms again over Nivea's latest ad that promotes skin lightening...

Newsweek
The Wage Gap Is Only Getting Worse, Especially for America's Senior Citizens

The gap between wealthy and poor seniors is one of the widest in any nation in the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

Newsweek
Parsons Green stabbing: Boy, 16, charged with murder of Omid Saidy after stabbing outside Tube station

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a young man was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station...

Evening Standard
Seeing Pyongyang in 360 Degrees

In September, as tensions ratcheted up over North Korea’s nuclear program, Aram Pan was high above Pyongyang as a passenger in a tiny, buzzing microlight aircraft, his video...

City Lab
Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico’s Neo-Colonial Legacy

Jon Lee Anderson on life in the Puerto Rican town of Aibonito and how its residents are coping in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria...

The New Yorker
Klay Thompson’s Doppelgänger Upstaged Him on NBA Opening Night

The resemblance is uncanny...

Time
Fallen Soldier’s Father Says President Trump Promised Him $25,000, But Never Sent the Check

A White House spokesperson says the check has been sent...

Time
6 Wacky Ways Cities Are Trying to Win Amazon’s New Headquarters

The open request for proposals has caused a frenzy at city halls around the country...

Time
Yanks Get Even

Roger Angell writes about the Yankees’ recent game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium...

The New Yorker
Who Is Larry Nassar, the Former USA Gymnastics Doctor McKayla Maroney Accused of Sexual Abuse?

The Michigan osteopath pled guilty to federal child pornography charges and is facing dozens of lawsuits from athletes who say he abused them under the guise of medical treatm...

Time
Boy Better Know star Solo 45 charged with 29 counts of rape

The trial of a grime star accused of sexually assaulting two victims has been delayed after he was charged with 27 additional counts of rape...

Evening Standard
Watch Justin Trudeau Break Down Remembering Gord Downie: ‘Gord Was My Friend’

Trudeau gave an emotional statement about the Tragically Hip frontman...

Time
7 Questions You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask About Halloween

From why we celebrate to what costumes are the most popular this year...

Time
3 years ago, Stockton, California, was bankrupt. Now it's trying out a basic income.

A city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is using Facebook money to fund a basic income trial. Next year, a random sample of the 300,000 residents of Stockton, a port c...

Vox
What Donald Trump Learned From Vladimr Lenin About Chaos in Politics

There is a certain logic to what Trump is doing, a logic most identified with a political leader long dead but much remembered...

Newsweek
What Donald Trump Learned From Vladimir Lenin About Chaos in Politics

There is a certain logic to what Trump is doing, a logic most identified with a political leader long dead but much remembered...

Newsweek
What Everyone Can Learn From L.A.'s Gentrification

Los Angeles has always been an “exceedingly improbable phenomenon,” historian Wade Graham explains at the start of season two of the podcast “There Goes the Neighborhood...

City Lab
MLK’s Example Holds the Answers to Both Racism and Political Violence

It's time to look to King's commitment to nonviolent protests...

Time
Russian Mayor Tells Citizens Not To Beat Up Foreigners During World Cup

“I urge everyone to be hospitable, kind, not to beat anyone, if you know the English language, help the tourists,” said Alexander Yaroshuk, head of Kaliningrad...

Newsweek
How China Buys Influence in Southeast Asia

Along a major tributary of the Mekong River in northeastern Cambodia sits the newly opened Lower Sesan II Dam hydropower plant. The 400-megawatt dam will produce badly needed...

The Atlantic
Australia: Endangered Parrot Threatened by Greedy Tiny Marsupials That Feast on Sleeping Baby Birds

With parrots are on the brink of extinction, conservationists are getting desperate...

Newsweek
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