Access to banking services is spreading throughout the developing world

Access to banking services is spreading throughout the developing world

IN 2017 the number of people without access to banking services fell to 1.7bn, down from 2.5bn in 2011, thanks largely to the rise of mobile-payment apps. Physical banks and ATMs can be expensive to setup, especially in rural areas, but the rise of mobile banking has meant that for the first time, hundreds of […]

The world's best bubble hotels

The world's best bubble hotels

(CNN) — Move over glamping: when it comes to experiencing the great outdoors, bubble hotels are the next big thing. Unlike tents and cabins, these transparent bubbles offer unobstructed views of the night sky and surrounding landscape (because let’s face it: a roof and walls just get in the way). From desert domes to cozy […]

CC Sabathia likely to retire if Yankees win World Series this season

CC Sabathia likely to retire if Yankees win World Series this season

CC Sabathia says he’ll likely retire if the New York Yankees win the World Series this season. “I want one more parade and pretty sure that will be it,” the left-hander told the New York Post. “I thought I had it last year.” The Post reports that Sabathia, who turns 38 in July, would have […]

The Mountain from Game of Thrones Wins World's Strongest Man Title

The Mountain from Game of Thrones Wins World's Strongest Man Title

After the victory, Bjornsson posted a photograph of himself lifting the trophy on his Instagram account, adding “Want to thank all of my family, friends and fans for supporting me along the way.” World’s Strongest Man 2018 Final Video by Power Mafia The World’s Strongest Man was originally a made-for-TV American-based event in the 1970s, […]

The World According to Trump

The World According to Trump

President Donald Trump recently wrapped up a three-week whirlwind of summitry, meeting with the leaders of Japan, France and Germany. If his visitors found the experience bewildering, who can blame them? In the past few months the president has repudiated much of what the U.S. once believed about international relations. He’s advocated trade war as […]

Warren Buffett on trade war: 'The world will not do something stupid'

Warren Buffett on trade war: 'The world will not do something stupid'

Warren Buffett is optimistic the U.S. and China will avoid a serious trade conflict. “The world will not do something stupid over time in trade,” the Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday. “I don’t think we will have trade wars … of significance. … It’s counter to the interests of […]

Packs of feral dogs kill six children in northern India

Packs of feral dogs kill six children in northern India

Roaming packs of feral dogs have killed six children in the past week in northern India, terrifying villagers who have begun keeping their children at home and killing any dogs they encounter. At least two dozen more children have been injured in attacks. The children aged between five and 12 years old have been killed […]

Davis Cup: Glasgow to host World Group play-off with Uzbekistan

Davis Cup: Glasgow to host World Group play-off with Uzbekistan

GB’s last home appearance in the Davis Cup came in Glasgow in September 2016 Glasgow’s Emirates Arena will stage Great Britain’s Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Uzbekistan from 14-16 September. The losers will drop down into the Europe/Africa zonal group. After suffering a first round loss to Spain, GB are featuring in the […]

Doctors raise alarm about ancient disease: 'Prevalence is off the charts'

Doctors raise alarm about ancient disease: 'Prevalence is off the charts'

Story highlights Rates of HTLV-1 infection are exceeding 40% in remote areas of central Australia “Nobody … has done anything about trying to treat this disease before,” says doctor who discovered the virus The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among adults in remote regions of central […]

The 'Mountain' from 'Game of Thrones' finally wins world's strongest man title

The 'Mountain' from 'Game of Thrones' finally wins world's strongest man title

Hafthor Julius Bjornsson competes in the max overhead event at the 2018 Worlds Strongest Man in Manila. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) The “Mountain” has finally reached the summit of his sport. On Sunday, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, a.k.a. Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on “Game of Thrones,” was crowned the world’s strongest man. It was a long time coming […]