• Real Madrid end worst scoring run ever as Ronaldo absence continues to be felt

    Marcelo ended the goal drought of Julen Lopetegui's side, but not before they had gone 480 minutes without netting in all competitions

  • Video of police officer punching teen girl shocks the internet: 'He went completely overboard'

    The police say that social media is "rushing to judgment" and that the teen was resisting arrest.

  • Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

    The rally, one of the largest seen on Taiwan this year, was organized by a group called Formosa Alliance founded six months ago, and the protesters gathered near the headquarters of President Tsai Ing-wen's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Kenny Chung, a spokesman for Formosa Alliance, described the turnout as "very successful". Relations with Beijing have deteriorated since Tsai came into office in 2016, with China suspecting that she wants to push for formal independence, a red line for Beijing.

  • New study says not exercising is pretty much the worst thing you can possibly do

    It's no secret that there are a lot of things that can potentially impact your overall health. What food you eat, what habits you adopt or drop, and even how much sleep you get can have serious impacts on your wellbeing, but a new study by cardiologists reveals that of all the things you can do that might negatively impact your health, a sedentary lifestyle is the most deadly. The research, which was published in JAMA Network Open, surveyed a whopping 122,007 patients between early 1991 and late 2014. The doctors recorded fitness levels of the individuals and then followed up to track mortality rates. The numbers were, as one of the authors of the paper put it, "extremely surprising." According to the data, lack of cardiovascular fitness is a huge risk factor for death. That might not sound shocking, but keep in mind that it's being compared to things like hypertension and even being a smoker. Lack of exercise is, as far as this study is concerned, actually worse than being a current smoker. "Being unfit on a treadmill or in an exercise stress test has a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being diabetic or being a current smoker," Dr Wael Jaber, a senior author of the research, told CNN. "We've never seen something as pronounced as this and as objective as this." The researchers insist that a sedentary lifestyle should be seen like a disease, with the obvious treatment being exercise. On a related note, the study also looked at the potential risk of being overactive. The researchers looked at the possibility of diehard gym rats and marathoners being at risk from pushing themselves too hard, but found that there's no link between an abundance of exercise and an early grave. Put simply, you can never get too much exercise, but it's definitely possible to get too little.

  • South Korean women shun make-up in backlash over beauty ideals

    In a country known as the plastic surgery capital of the world, South Korea’s women are now starting to rebel against impossible standards of beauty by publicly destroying make-up and defiantly cutting their hair. 

  • Saudi Arabia admits Jamal Khashoggi was killed in fight at consulate

    Saudi Arabia has admitted that its operatives had killed Jamal Khashoggi, the missing journalist, and announced a string of arrests but insisted that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, had no involvement. 

  • Prince Harry Matched His Tie to Meghan Markle's Two-Toned Dress

    They #twinned while visiting a school on day four of their royal tour. From Marie Claire