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World's worst serial killers

Paris - Former German hospital nurse Niels Hoegel, who was handed a life sentence Thursday for murdering 85 patients in his care, is believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country's post-war history.

Nathan Adrian talks USA Swimming Foundation, health and success Special

New York - Eight-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian sat down and chatted with this journalist at a hotel in New York City about the USA Swimming Foundation, the 2019 "Make A Splash" Tour. He also opened up about his health and shared his definition of success.

Asian markets tick up after Trump tweets but uncertainty remains

Fpo - A series of tweets by Donald Trump playing up the chances of a trade deal with China provided a much-needed boost to Asian equities Wednesday but investors trod cautiously as analysts warned of more volatility to come.

Stock markets attempt rebound as trade war flares

London - Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic staged a fightback Tuesday, paring heavy losses sparked by a raging US-China trade war over the past week.World oil prices bobbed higher on concerns about tensions in the crude-rich Middle East, dealers said....

China, India boost global booze binge: study

Paris - The world consumed ten percent more alcohol per adult in 2017 than in 1990, due in large part to heavier and more widespread drinking in China and India, researchers said Wednesday.

Beer fear: Japan urged to stock up for Rugby World Cup

Apo - When hosting an international rugby tournament and welcoming thirsty fans from around the world, the last thing you want to do is run out of beer.

Wiebe Wakker talks accomplishing world tour in his electric car Special

Dutch adventurer Wiebe Wakker chatted with Digital Journal about completing a world tour from the Netherlands to Australia in his electric car in three years. He also shared insights on how technology has impacted the automotive industry.

Stocks rise after solid economic data, earnings

New York - Global stock markets rose Tuesday following good economic data out of Germany and Britain and generally solid US corporate earnings. European bourses pushed higher, with Frankfurt adding 0.7 percent.

Landmarks and monuments rebuilt from ruins

Paris - From bombed cathedrals to historic opera houses that went up in flames, here are examples of landmark buildings that were destroyed and then rebuilt, as is planned for Paris's fire-gutted Notre Dame Cathedral.

Independence has served central banks well: IMF's Lagarde

Washington - Government respect for the independence of central banks has served them well in their mission, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday.

IMF cuts global growth estimate to 3.3% as world economy loses steam

Washington - The global economy is facing a "delicate moment," beset with risks as the recovery loses steam amid trade tensions, Brexit and other factors, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.

Wiebe Wakker completes three-year world tour in his electric car

Sydney - Dutchman Wiebe Wakker has a major reason to celebrate. He just finished his world tour in his electric car. This journey took three years to complete and it ended in Sydney, Australia.

Global life expectancy up 5.5 years since 2000: WHO

Geneva - Global life expectancy grew by 5.5 years between 2000 and 2016, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning though that unequal income and access to healthcare translates into far shorter lives for many.

Abdication becoming more frequent in the modern age

Apo - When the 85-year-old Japanese Emperor Akihito steps down on April 30, it will be the latest in a string of historic abdications that have included the pope and several monarchs.

More than 113 mn people suffer 'acute hunger': UN

Paris - More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced "acute hunger" last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said Tuesday.

Reported cases of cholera in Mozambique has doubled in 48 hours

Beira - After surviving Cyclone Idai and widespread flooding, people in Mozambique are now facing a cholera crisis. Almost a million doses of cholera vaccine are on their way, but in the meantime, the number of cases is exploding.

Global stocks rally on trade deal optimism as pound falls again

New York - Global stocks rallied Friday on optimism over US-China trade talks, while the pound fell further as Britain veered closer to a potential "no deal" Brexit.

Ariana Grande kicks off 'Sweetener World Tour' in Albany, NY

On March 18, Grammy award-winning pop superstar Ariana Grande kicked off her "Sweetener World Tour" in Albany, New York.

Mexico warns Canadian mining companies of increased scrutiny

Canadian mining companies operating in Mexico should be on notice that the sector is going to face increased scrutiny on its environmental practices and treatment of Indigenous people, according to the country’s new ambassador to Ottawa.

Hundreds of thousands join world youth climate demo

Montr - Hundreds of thousands of young people skipped school across the globe on Friday to march through the streets for an international day of student protests aimed at pushing world leaders into action on climate change.

Students at UN stage 'die-in' to protest climate inaction

New York - Dozens of young climate change activists staged a "die-in" in front of the United Nations on Friday, lying sprawled on the pavement to draw attention to the lethal consequences of global warming.

Global climate rally kicks off with kids Down Under

Wellington - A global day of student protests aimed at spurring world leaders into action on climate change to protect the planet for future generations kicked off in Australia and New Zealand Friday.

Giant UAE port operator posts rise in 2018 profit

Dubai - Dubai port and logistics giant DP World said Thursday its net profit for 2018 rose over five percent on increased trade and higher returns from new acquisitions.

Boeing 737 Max 8 temporarily banned from UK airspace

The British aviation regulator on Tuesday grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes following the second deadly crash of the popular model of plane in less than five months, joining other countries in suspending operations of the aircraft.

How the world is marking women's day

Paris - Protests, strikes and studies -- people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to obtain equality.

War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

Munich - At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said on Friday.

Vonn in bronze as Stuhec defends world downhill

Vallbo - US ski star Lindsey Vonn brought her illustrious career to a close with a hard-fought bronze at Sunday's world downhill which was won by defending champion Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia.

Emerging economies catching up in smartphone adoption: survey

Washington - Smartphone use has become the norm in most developed nations, while many emerging economies are showing sharp gains, a global survey showed Tuesday.

Corruption seen rising in Trump's US: watchdog

Frankfurt Am Main - The United States last year slid down the rankings of a global corruption index as America's system of checks and balances faced growing threats on Donald Trump's watch, Transparency International said Tuesday.

International tourist arrivals up 6% to 1.4 bn in 2018: UN

Madrid - The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published Monday by the World Tourism Organization.
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