According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2018 is on pace to be the fourth hottest year on record. Only three other years have been hotter: 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran became the foundation of national identity and dignity, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the closing ceremony of the 35th Iran National Book of the Year Award and the 25th Iran World Award for Book of the Year held on Wednesday at Tehran's Vahdat Hall.
China lifted an average of 13.9 million people out of poverty each year from 2012 to 2016, and the annual per capita income in impoverished rural areas has grown 10.7 percent every year, according to a report from the State Council.
Newly discovered rock art in France suggests the origins pointillism, the painting technique made popular by Georges Seurat and Vincent Van Gogh, can be traced back more than 35,000 years to the Upper Paleolithic.