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Uzbekistan Turns To Foreign Social-Media Stars To Boost Tourism   28%

Uzbekistan, until recently one of the world's most closed countries, is opening itself to the world. This summer, the government invited nearly 100 popular foreign social-media stars to "fill the Internet" void with beautiful images of the country.


UPDATE 1-AB InBev Asia unit raises $5 bln in world's second-largest 2019 IPO -sources  

* World's 2nd-largest 2019 IPO provides big boost for Hong Kong (Adds deal details, Hong Kong context)


Chilean start-up, 'Wheel the World,' broadens horizons for disabled   20%

A Chilean start-up has been launched to open up some of the world's most iconic tourist attractions to disabled visitors.


Manchester City news: Raheem Sterling is not on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldos level, says Pep Guardiola   42%


Pep Guardiola has played down comparisons between Raheem Sterling and the world's best players, claiming that nobody comes close to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.


Thomas Cook news: Tour operator collapses as last-ditch rescue talks fail, leaving 21,000 jobs at risk   9%


World's original package holiday company failed to secure funding to shore up rescue bid


UK travel firm Thomas Cook holds talks to avoid a collapse  


Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is holding talks with shareholders in a last-ditch bid to avoid going bankrupt.A collapse could leave around 150,000 travelers from


Building bridges: International Youth Library in Munich celebrates 70 years  

The world's largest children's library is in Munich. The International Youth Library was founded by a Jewish writer shortly after the end of WWII as a "harbinger of peace."


German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter wins the Praemium Imperiale 2019   28%

One of the world's most celebrated violinists, Anne-Sophie Mutter is among the five prizewinners of the prestigious Japanese award that has been called the Nobel Prize for the arts.


Cities: 'When you design for cars, people get left out'   -80%

Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, suffers from some of the world's worst air quality, due to rapid development, the environmental engineer Bhushan Tuladhar says. How can the city in a valley be redesigned?


The 'perfect storm' that sank Thomas Cook   20%

The world's oldest travel company faced a number of headwinds that proved to be too much for it to overcome.


Travel company Thomas Cook collapses, leaving 600,000 travellers on edge   -20%

The world's oldest travel firm has collapsed, stranding hundreds of thousands of holiday-makers around the globe.


Former extremist teams up with Facebook to help users avoid the recruitment 'rabbit hole'   -16%

The world's largest social media platform will target Australian users who search for words and terms linked to violent extremism to direct them away from a life of violence.


Kiss of life: Biggest coal miners geared for growth, elevating climate risks, report   -16%

More than half the world's largest coal companies are planning for expansion even as competition from renewables rises and financiers shy from backing fossil fuels.


'Kids get to do some pretty cool Sydney zookeeper jobs'  

The world's largest collection of Australian animals at Sydney's Featherdale Wildlife Park is a magnet for children and families, where outdoor fun meets learning about animal welfare and conservation.


Thomas Cooks collapse leaves hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded   25%

The 178-year-old company, the world's first tour operator, had struggled with debt and competing in the online era.


"Biological Annihilation": The Danger of Opening Alaska's ANWR to Oil & Gas Drilling   -25%

The Trump administration is finalizing plans to open one of the world's last pristine wilderness regions, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to oil and fracked gas drilling. Trump is pushing the drilling at a time when climate change is permanently altering the Arctic and devastating local communities. The plan calls for the creation of landing strips, drill pads, pipeline supports, a seawater treatment plant, 175 miles of roads, and other infrastructure in Alaska's north coast. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to block the Trump administration from opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; however, a companion bill is unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate. From Charlotte, North Carolina, we speak with Subhankar Banerjee, a professor of art and ecology at the University of New Mexico and the author of "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land."


China pledges new impetus in climate efforts after 2020  

World's biggest emitter promises to step up initiatives with focus on 'nature-based' efforts to cut carbon emissions.


Pokemon: 'Ash Ketchum failing for 22 years taught me being a loser is OK'   55%

The world's most popular Pokemon trainer, Ash Ketchum, achieves the goal he set for himself in 1997.


The most expensive horse ever sold   20%


How much is the world's most expensive horse worth? It's a question with no easy answer, but there are decades' worth of jaw-dropping sums involved.


10 of the world's most beautiful islands   61%


From stunning Milos in Greece to penguin hangout Bartolomé in the Galapagos, these are the world's 10 most beautiful islands.


Thomas Cook collapses, stranding thousands   16%


World's oldest travel company, Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy on Monday. Hurt by high debt levels (1.7 billion pounds), online rivals and geopolitical uncertainty, Thomas Cook needed 200 million pounds on top of a 900 million pound package it had already agreed, to see it through the winter months when it receives less cash and must pay hotels for summer services.


World's oldest travel firm Thomas Cook collapses   -20%

World's oldest travel firm Britain's Thomas Cook collapses.


Saudi Attack Draws New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran   1%

The Trump administration ordered new sanctions on Iran, in response to the attack in Saudi Arabia that temporarily cut off nearly 6% of the world's oil supply. The sanctions' effect may be limited.