The world is the planet Earth and all life on it, including human civilization. In a philosophical context, the "world" is the whole of the physical Universe, or an ontological world. In a theological context, the world is the material or the profane sphere, as opposed to the celestial, spiritual, transcendent or sacred spheres. "End of the world" scenarios refer to the end of human history, often in religious contexts.
World stock markets slid from 20-month highs on Thursday as uncertainty about a U.S.-China trade deal offset strong results from Apple and Facebook, while the dollar weakened as investors mulled.. Reuters - Published
World stock indexes rose on Monday as signs of work to resolve the U.S.-China trade war bolstered investor hopes, while the Canadian dollar strengthened in the hours before results of the election for.. Reuters - Published
World stock markets rose on Monday on signs that major economies would look to prop up stalling growth with fresh stimulus measures, easing pressure on bonds and dampening demand for perceived.. Reuters - Published
Caster Semenya says she will not race at the World Championships in Qatar later this year if she loses an appeal against IAAF rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes. BBC News - Published