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BTS announce new world tour, ‘Map of the Soul,’ to start in April

BTS announce new world tour, ‘Map of the Soul,’ to start in April

Entertainment
SEOUL, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- K-pop superstars BTS announced a new world tour on Wednesday that will kick off in April in Seoul and will bring them to North America, Europe and Japan. The tour, called "Map of the Soul," will consist of 37 dates in 17 cities for its first phase, according to Big Hit Entertainment, the management company for BTS. After playing four dates in Seoul, on April 11-12 and 18-19 at Seoul Olympic Stadium, the tour will move to the United States, kicking off in Santa Clara, Calif., on April 25. North American stops will include Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Toronto. The septet will make a stop in Fukuoka, Japan, next, before traveling to Europe for dates in London, Berlin and Barcelona. The "Map of the Soul" tour will w...
World leaders gather in bid to resolve escalating Libya civil war

World leaders gather in bid to resolve escalating Libya civil war

World
Boris Johnson will join other world leaders - including Russia's Vladimir Putin - at a summit in Berlin on Sunday aimed at trying to resolve an escalating civil war in Libya.The rival heads of the two sides fighting for control of the North African state are due to attend the long-awaited gathering. They are respectively backed by different foreign powers in a conflict that risks turning Libya into the latest proxy warzone after Syria. Image: Damage to a building following an airstrike in Tajura, east of Tripoli, last month Before the talks even began, rebel forces blocked oil exports from Libya's main ports, ramping up pressure on the internationally-recognised government of Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj.German Chancellor Angela Mer...
Climate change: Australia fires will be ‘normal’ in warmer world

Climate change: Australia fires will be ‘normal’ in warmer world

Science
UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise. Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are "seeing a sign of what would be normal conditions under a future warming world of 3C".While natural weather patterns have driven recent fires, researchers said it's "common sense" that human-induced heating is playing a role. Last year was Australia's warmest and driest year on record.UK researchers have carried out a rapid analysis of the impact of climate change on the risk of wildfires happening all over the world. Their study looked at 57 research papers published since the last major review of climate science came out in 2013.All the studies in the review showed links betw...
Technique pioneered to tackle disease threatening half the world

Technique pioneered to tackle disease threatening half the world

Technology
Scientists are working on a pioneering programme aimed at tackling one of the world's most damaging diseases.Dengue fever is a viral infection that can look like severe flu, the symptoms of which include high fever, headache, joint pain and a rash. A 2013 study found that up to 528 million people are infected with dengue fever every year, up to 96 million of which required medical treatment. Image: An aedes aegypti mosquito. Pic: James Gathany/CDC And there is evidence the disease is spreading, with some experts predicting it could be present in western Europe, and even the UK, in the coming decades.At the Institute for Medical Research in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, a team of researchers led by Dr Nazni Wasi Ahmad has scientifically e...