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US cities fail to make the list of best places to live in the world – Osaka is the only Asian city

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released this year's Global Liveability Index, with Osaka, Japan, being the only Asian city ranked as one of the world's top 10 best places to live in.
  • The index, which was released last week, placed Osaka, the capital city of Japan’s Osaka Prefecture with a population of over 2 million, in the No. 10 spot, tying with Melbourne, Australia.
  • The Japanese city received a score of 100 for stability, healthcare and education but received a score of 83.1 for culture and environment, which resulted in its No. 10 spot.
  • The EIU added 33 new cities to its liveability ranking, with one-third of the 173 scored cities located in China.
  • U.S. cities are nowhere to be found on the top 10 list of best cities in the world to live in.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released this year’s Global Liveability Index, with Osaka, Japan, being the only Asian city ranked as one of the world’s top 10 best places to live in.

The index, placed Osaka, the capital city of Japan’s Osaka Prefecture with a population of over 2 million, in the No. 10 spot, tying with Melbourne, Australia.

US Women’s Open champ Minjee Lee says her record $1.8 million payout is ‘big step’ forward

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  • Korean Australian golfer Minjee Lee received an unprecedented $1.8 million prize on Sunday after winning the U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
  • The victory elevated her ranking to No. 3 in the world in the updated Women's World Golf Rankings, relegating New Zealand’s Lydia Ko to the fourth spot.
  • After winning two of women's golf's five major championship trophies, the 26-year-old golfing star is now setting her sights on the next three this season.

Minjee Lee’s recent win at the U.S. Women’s Open in North Carolina has elevated her ranking to No. 3 in the world.

The updated Women’s World Golf Rankings show the Korean Australian golf player jumping a notch over New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, who has been relegated to the fourth spot.