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"27.03.2017 12:52:13" theguardian.com Why have I been arrested? Maybe you killed Kennedy, the Russian officer said I was detained by riot police while covering a demonstration in Moscow. The treatment of peaceful protesters was shocking Guardian reporter Alex Luhn writes about being detained by police during a weekend demonstration in Moscow.
"27.03.2017 11:40:37" theguardian.com Can Harvard's most popular professor (and Confucius) radically change your life? Michael Puett's book The Path draws on the 2,500-year-old insights of Chinese philosophers. He explains how 'straightening your mat' can help you break out of the patterns that are holding you back Time to get philosophical - how 'straightening your mat' can help you break out of the patterns that are holding you back
"27.03.2017 09:34:50" theguardian.com The hidden treasures of Mount Mabu – in pictures In the mid-2000s, in a room at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, Professor Julian Bayliss used Google Earth to discover a hidden rainforest in Northern Mozambique which is home to dozens of new species of flora and fauna. Professor Bayliss and Alliance Earth
"27.03.2017 08:21:46" theguardian.com Theresa May to meet Nicola Sturgeon in week she triggers article 50 Prime minister to say four nations of the UK are 'unstoppable force' during tour ahead of formally commencing EU withdrawal process Good morning from London. A busy week for the UK's prime minister awaits - triggering article 50 to leave the EU
"24.03.2017 16:57:35" theguardian.com Arctic blasts force Icelandic football match to be abandoned ... eventually – video An Icelandic League Cup match between Breiðablik and Fram is abandoned on Thursday when extreme weather forces the referee to stop the match Football, soccer - whatever you call it, this looks cold.
"24.03.2017 15:36:57" theguardian.com How to survive tyranny: 10 pieces of advice from Turkey Spread facts, be careful, and don't assume democracy is safe, say people who know what life is like under a strongman leader Over the past few years the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has slowly tightened his grip on power, imprisoning journalists who criticise him and intimidating citizens who may not agree with him.
How do you fight back? Here are 10 pieces of advice from
"24.03.2017 14:05:36" theguardian.com Why is Russia still in love with Putin? – video Shaun Walker visits Irkutsk in Siberia to investigate why, despite their lives being tough and thankless, Russians still believe in Putin Established politicians the world over are facing crises of confidence with their electorates. But 17 years after he took charge of Russia, Vladimir Putin's approval ratings are still high.
"24.03.2017 12:47:55" theguardian.com Passengers in awe of Aurora Australis on first charter flight to see southern lights 'We've travelled two-thirds of the way to the south pole, seen an incredible display and were home for breakfast,' says organiser The first commercial flight to view the Aurora Australis (or the Southern Lights, if you will) landed in New Zealand early on Friday, with 130 star-struck passengers sharing the experience on social media.
"24.03.2017 12:04:56" theguardian.com Westminster attack: nine in custody after 'significant' arrests Police focusing on killer's motivation and preparation, with 16 property searches concluded and 2,700 items seized Police in the UK continue investigations into London terrorist attack
"23.03.2017 13:40:15" theguardian.com 30 years in the life of one Chinese square – in pictures For three decades, Chen Zhixian has captured the action in the People's Square of Jincheng. Moving from black and white to colour, then slide film and now digital, the only constant in his photos has been the statue of Chairman Mao
"23.03.2017 10:09:04" theguardian.com Thursday briefing: London bloodied but unbowed Tributes to victims and the brave after Westminster attack … why the pension age might reach 70 … and moderate drinking may be good for your heart Your Thursday news briefing
"21.03.2017 14:51:16" theguardian.com How Erdoğan's ruthless drive for more power is shaking a divided Europe The Turkish president's bid to widen his powers by campaigning during the Dutch elections has sparked an all-out crisis The lead story in this week's Guardian Weekly takes us to Turkey, where pugnacious president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is looking to expand his already considerable executive powers. His appeal to a sizeable Turkish diaspora in Europe - notably in Germany and
"21.03.2017 11:30:06" theguardian.com The Global Laundromat: where the money went – video explainer Exclusive: A global money-laundering scheme enabled criminals to funnel at least $20bn out of Russia and into offshore funds, British property, private school fees and even rock music tours. UK banks such as HSBC, RBS and Coutts processed $738m in the Exclusive: A global money-laundering scheme enabled criminals to funnel at least $20bn out of Russia and into offshore funds, British property, private school fees and even rock music tours. UK banks such as HSBC, RBS and Coutts processed $738m in the
"21.03.2017 10:17:48" theguardian.com Tuesday briefing: Northern Irish politics loses a major figure Northern Ireland politics loses major figure … UK banks face 'Global Laundromat' questions … and FBI chief confirms scrutiny of Trump campaign Morning from London. Here's your Tuesday news briefing, leading with the death of Martin McGuinness
"20.03.2017 16:00:02" theguardian.com More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people Government policy and a shift westward have fed the staggering scale of China's urban ambitions – 119 cities as big as Liverpool, and likely double that by 2025 China now has more than 100 cities of over 1 million residents, a number that is likely to double in the next decade.
"20.03.2017 13:02:10" theguardian.com Parody of Robert Kelly's BBC interview imagines how a woman would have coped Comedy duo produce spoof in which a female interviewee feeds her child, cleans a toilet, cooks dinner and defuses a bomb A video has emerged parodying the BBC's viral hit which featured a professor interrupted by his children during a live interview, re-imagining how the scene would have unfolded if a woman had been in the hot-seat.
"20.03.2017 11:10:10" theguardian.com Chuck Berry's life and career in pictures A look back over the life and career of the legendary rock'n'roll musician following his death at the age of 90
"20.03.2017 09:49:47" theguardian.com Monday briefing: Neighbours drama as May begins 'tin ear' Brexit tour Devolution row grows as PM visits Wales … FBI director to testify on Trump wiretapping claims … fears Neighbours could disappear Good morning from London. Want to get up to speed with the day's news? Well, you're in luck.
"17.03.2017 13:54:44" theguardian.com Pastor unearths 706-carat giant diamond in Sierra Leone Government says it will hold transparent auction for giant gem, to the benefit of the community and country A weighty find ... giant gemstone to sold for the benefit of the community and country.
"17.03.2017 12:30:01" theguardian.com 'London Bridge is down': the secret plan for the days after the Queen's death The long read: She is venerated around the world. She has outlasted 12 US presidents. She stands for stability and order. But her kingdom is in turmoil, and her subjects are in denial that her reign will ever end. That's why the palace has a plan. The bond between sovereign and subjects is a strange and mostly unknowable thing. A nation's life becomes a person's, and then the string must break.
"17.03.2017 11:25:23" theguardian.com Baby pygmy hippo makes a splash at Sydney's Taronga zoo – video An endangered female baby pygmy hippo makes her public debut at the Sydney zoo under the watchful eye of her mother and keepers Who doesn't want to see a baby hippo?
"17.03.2017 10:23:43" theguardian.com Friday briefing: The woman in the mud – and I spy a lie Video shows miracle escape after landslide … GCHQ rubbishes claim it wiretapped Trump for Obama … and is your fish dinner sustainable? Morning from London. In today's briefing, miraculous escape; I spy a lie and is your fish dinner sustainable?
"16.03.2017 15:24:15" theguardian.com Shiver me timbers! Astounding wooden architecture – in pictures From a chunky Russian dacha to Renzo Piano's evocative turrets in the South Pacific, these inventive buildings celebrate the oldest and most malleable of construction materials. Here are a few of the finest specimens from a new book by designer William
"16.03.2017 14:10:52" theguardian.com Hawaii judge halts new Trump travel ban, setting stage for epic legal battle A livid Trump said he would take his case to the supreme court if necessary, as a temporary restraining order halted the ban just hours before it came into effect President Trump appears set on a collision course with federal judges, vowing to fight them to the end after a district court in Hawaii issued the second block in as many months on his proposed travel ban on visitors from majority-Muslim countries.
"16.03.2017 13:30:32" theguardian.com 'Golly', 'cassette' and 'croquet': the words we no longer use A new study sheds light on how the English language is changing – but what shapes the vocabulary du jour? “Golly” is fast going. “Gosh” is long gone; “Gee!” is rarely heard. The ever-changing world of word-usage.
"16.03.2017 12:34:28" theguardian.com Humanoid: portraits of robots that look like people Max Aguilera-Hellweg is both a doctor and a photographer and has brought his unique sensibility to explore the point at which robots become more like humans. His new book of portraits of humanoids and androids displays the range created, from the
"16.03.2017 11:27:45" theguardian.com Mark Rutte says Dutch people have rejected 'wrong sort of populism' – video PM Mark Rutte says election result, in which his VVD party beat that of anti-Islam activist Geert Wilders, shows the people don't want the Netherlands to be the next 'Domino' to fall after Brexit and Trump's election Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says the election result, in which his VVD party comfortably beat the anti-Islam Freedom party of Geert Wilders, shows the people have said no to 'the wrong side of populism'. As party supporters celebrate the victory
"16.03.2017 10:31:30" theguardian.com Thursday briefing: Read this like your day depends on it! Back in print: tips on surviving nuclear war … Donald Trump's new travel ban blocked … and why 'London Bridge is down' is code for the death of the Queen Good morning from London. Today's news briefing offers... er... tips on surviving nuclear war
"16.03.2017 02:46:48" theguardian.com Tasmania's coastline glows in the dark as plankton turn blue Eerie scenes on north-west coast show bioluminescent waters from 'sea sparkle' Tasmania's north-west coastline glows in the dark as bioluminescent 'sea sparkle' plankton turns waters blue
"15.03.2017 16:47:18" theguardian.com Cold catch: the ice fishermen of Astana – in pictures "How was the fishing? Oh, you know, 40 below".
Outside the Kazakh capital, Astana, the river snowscape is populated by strange figures. Detroit-based photographer Aleksey Kondratyev investigated and discovered they were ice fishermen, who brave -40C
"15.03.2017 14:48:10" theguardian.com Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years | Michael Finkel The long read: At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his story Christopher Knight was only 20 when he walked when abruptly, without giving notice to his boss, he quit his job. He never even returned his tools. He cashed his final pay cheque and left town.
"15.03.2017 13:45:37" theguardian.com 'There was nothing I could do': Robert Kelly on his interrupted BBC interview – video Robert Kelly talks about his BBC interview which became an internet hit after his children ran into his office The family that became a YouTube sensation...
Robert Kelly talks about the BBC interview that became an internet hit after his children ran into his office as he offered his analysis of the impeachment of South Korea's president. Kelly, an associate
"15.03.2017 12:10:56" theguardian.com Eastern US winter storm hits major cities – in pictures Snow day anyone?
Winter storm Stella wasn't quite as bad as was feared, but it still brought travel chaos across the north-east of the US. And from the photos, it seems there was plenty of snow nonetheless.
"15.03.2017 11:02:46" theguardian.com Dutch parliamentary elections: everything you need to know After Brexit vote and Trump win, presence of anti-Islam, anti-EU Geert Wilders is drawing global attention to 15 March vote As voters in The Netherlands head to the polls, here's a reminder of why the elections are drawing widespread attention
"15.03.2017 10:15:18" theguardian.com Wednesday briefing: Jack forgives Katie, and all the president's money White House voices outrage as finances are revealed on-air … defamed food writer offers columnist a meal … and 'Maine hermit' tells his story after 27 years Morning from London. Your Wednesday briefing has: White House money, the 'Maine hermit' and a peace-meal offering
"14.03.2017 14:07:07" theguardian.com The pharaohs rise again: ancient Egyptian statues unearthed – in pictures An Egyptian-German archaeological mission has unearthed two 19th-dynasty royal statues near Pharaoh Ramses II's temple in ancient Heliopolis: an 80cm bust of Seti II, and an 8m statue believed to be of Ramses II himself
"14.03.2017 12:42:54" theguardian.com Troubled waters: Norway keeps watch on Russia's Arctic manoeuvres Russia's expanding military and the worrying noises from Donald Trump have Norway spending vast sums on defence Our latest issue has hit the presses. The lead story this week focuses on Norway's reassessment of its security forces in the face of an increasingly unpredictable and aggressive neighbour: Russia. The situation has wider implications, with the US
"14.03.2017 11:23:23" theguardian.com Parliament passes Brexit bill and opens way to triggering article 50 Peers accept MPs' decision to reject amendments aimed at guaranteeing rights of EU citizens and vote on final Brexit bill The Brexit bill has cleared all its hurdles in the Houses of Parliament, opening the way for the UK prime minister to trigger article 50, and begin the process of leaving the EU, by the end of March.
"14.03.2017 09:05:42" theguardian.com Tuesday briefing: Ed Sheeran must be stopped – plus, make like Theresa and leave Sturgeon spoils PM's Brexit day of triumph … top 20 buckles under Sheeran's weight of numbers … and the link between screen time and diabetes Are you ready for your Tuesday news briefing? Today - Brexit or Notyetexit; wiretapped or 'wiretapped'
"14.03.2017 02:00:08" theguardian.com Surfing: how to score the perfect 10 – video What does perfect surfing look like? For the Guardian's new series on the world of surfing, Will Hayden-Smith from the World Surf League sheds light on the scoring system for competitive surfing, reveals what happens when judges disagree, and explains Just what it takes to surf a 'perfect 10'
"13.03.2017 19:22:46" theguardian.com Thank you for your support, which is more important now than ever | Katharine Viner The Guardian now has the financial support of hundreds of thousands of readers. Thank you for backing the values to which we're committed We want to make the world a better, fairer place. We want to keep the powerful honest. And we believe that doing so means keeping society informed by producing quality, independent journalism, which discovers and tells readers the truth.
"13.03.2017 17:14:22" theguardian.com The art of surgery: life drawing and leprosy When an illustrator visited a Nepalese hospital for patients with the disease, he was struck by the links between art and the doctors' precise skills "'Life drawing' became very appropriate very quickly."
"13.03.2017 15:49:25" theguardian.com The death of dialect? Don't believe a word of it A British Library project preserves words used in different parts of the country. How many of them can you recognise? Mardy and mithered, nesh and numpty - do you have any words to add to the British Library's dialect project?
"13.03.2017 14:31:02" theguardian.com That's blown it: high winds cause chaos at Cape Town cycling race Winds exceeding 100kph blew riders off their bikes and sent portable toilets careening across the road before organisers cancelled the event Ride like the wind ... Cyclists in the Cape Town Cycle Tour battle against extreme winds. The race was called off for the first time in its 40-year history due to the heavy winds, which knocked competitors over and sent some bikes flying through the air.
"13.03.2017 13:00:48" theguardian.com Boaty McBoatface to go on its first Antarctic mission Robot submarine, named after competition, will collect data from depths of Southern Ocean Before its first Antarctic research jaunt, Boaty McBoatface has proved one thing ... that the public can't be trusted naming things
"13.03.2017 10:54:18" theguardian.com Brexit bill faces last rebel push to guarantee final vote in parliament Article 50 bill returns to MPs on Monday afternoon, where they will consider two amendments inserted by peers And it rumbles on... the Brexit bill on UK's triggering of article 50, beginning the process of leaving EU, returns to parliament today.
"13.03.2017 08:55:21" theguardian.com Monday briefing: Trigger warning – scenes of Brexit ahead Crunch time for Theresa May's Article 50 bill … desperate plight of Syria's children … and schools urged to bin the idea of 'learning styles' Good morning from London and hope you had a good weekend. Let's get back up to speed with the Monday news briefing
"10.03.2017 17:22:14" theguardian.com Neil Gaiman's American Gods, illustrated by Dave McKean – in pictures The new Folio Society edition of the novel sees The Sandman cover artist recreate Gaiman's oddball cast of gods and men, including Shadow Moon's totemic face and the bright red sari of Mama-ji
"10.03.2017 15:31:22" theguardian.com BBC interviewee interrupted by his children live on air – video BBC interviewee Robert E Kelly keeps his cool as his two children interrupt his slot, live on air, on Friday When live broadcasts and working from home collide
"10.03.2017 14:30:38" theguardian.com Internet warriors: inside the dark world of online 'trolls' Why do people vent such toxic opinions online? Filmmaker Kyrre Lien spent three years travelling the world to find out who these anonymous 'internet warriors' are and why they do it. Introduction by Shahesta Shaitly A film-maker spent 3 years meeting online 'trolls' and finding out why they vent such toxic opinions
"10.03.2017 12:45:56" theguardian.com 10 most influential portable gadgets – in pictures Tech nostalgia: From the first box camera to the ghetto blaster and the Sony Walkman, these are the devices that brought our favourite tech out into the open
"10.03.2017 11:34:20" theguardian.com Park Geun-hye: South Korean court removes president over scandal Park loses immunity from prosecution over corruption claims after constitutional judges uphold impeachment vote Top international story today: South Korean president Park Geun-hye forced from office over cronyism scandal
"10.03.2017 10:33:35" theguardian.com Friday briefing: Buffy at 20 – and, the other President Donald Polish fury as European leaders re-elect Donald Tusk … Michael Flynn was 'foreign agent' during Trump campaign … and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's TV legacy Morning from London. Are you ready for the news? Well, here's your Friday briefing (vampires are advised to use caution when reading this post).
"09.03.2017 15:18:28" theguardian.com Dying robots and failing hope: Fukushima clean-up falters six years after tsunami Exploration work inside the nuclear plant's failed reactors has barely begun, with the scale of the task described as 'almost beyond comprehension' Cleaning up the Fukushima Daiichi plant, scene of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl after it was struck by a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami on the afternoon of 11 March 2011, is expected to take 30 to 40 years, at a cost Japan's trade
"09.03.2017 14:25:05" theguardian.com Inside Palmyra's destroyed amphitheatre – video Ruth Maclean reports on the state of Palmyra after visiting the site and surrounding town, recaptured by forces loyal to the Syrian regime last week Desecrated but still majestic: Inside Palmyra after second Isis occupation. The Unesco world heritage site is badly damaged, particularly the ancient amphitheatre
"09.03.2017 11:53:24" theguardian.com International Women's Day around the world – in pictures A pictoral roundup of this year's celebrations, featuring global events and rallies to mark the ongoing fight for women's equality
"09.03.2017 10:42:50" theguardian.com Thursday briefing: Sorry, you want how much? EU threatens Britain with £1.7bn in customs fines … how Claudia Schiffer and cottage cheese can help your memory … and row over national insurance hike Good morning from London. Are you ready for your Thursday news briefing?
"08.03.2017 15:00:48" theguardian.com WikiLeaks publishes 'biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents' The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance WikiLeaks publishes 'Vault7', describing it as the biggest-ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA
"08.03.2017 13:49:48" theguardian.com Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is delivering the budget. These are the key points, with political analysis Missed (or deliberately avoided) the UK budget delivered by chancellor, Philip Hammond? Don't worry - here are the key points
"08.03.2017 12:03:38" theguardian.com Budget 2017 live: Philip Hammond sets out spending and tax plans against Brexit backdrop Live coverage, reaction and analysis to the chancellor's Spring Budget Follow live coverage, reaction and analysis to the UK chancellor's spring budget, beginning 12:30 GMT
"08.03.2017 11:00:16" theguardian.com Women at work around the world - in pictures On International Women's Day we meet a selection of women in a variety of professions around the world
"07.03.2017 13:05:41" theguardian.com America's millions of Mexicans without documents live in fear of deportation Donald Trump's crackdown has been a terrifying bolt from the blue "The queue starts outside the consulate gate soon after dawn... In low murmurs the visitors exchange rumours. A dragnet in Glendale. Checkpoints in Highland Park. People deported for jaywalking. For speaking Spanish."
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"07.03.2017 11:10:19" theguardian.com Kim Jong-nam crisis: North Korea and Malaysia ban each other's citizens from leaving North Korea is accused of in effect taking hostages after Malaysia says suspects in killing of Kim Jong-nam are hiding in embassy Malaysia says suspects in killing of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur are hiding in North Korea's embassy
"07.03.2017 09:06:13" theguardian.com Tuesday briefing: May spells out her classroom vision Grammar school plan to get £320m Budget boost … British backpacker allegedly beaten and raped in outback … North Korea crises deepen Morning from London. Your morning briefing is ready for you to read, once you're settled in.
"06.03.2017 17:40:54" theguardian.com How a German prison is using theatre to de-radicalise young Isis volunteers – video A pilot project by the German government seeks to reintegrate young Islamist fighters through the study of the Qur'an and through theatre In the juvenile prison of Wiesbaden in Germany there are more than 300 inmates, including returning Isis fighters from Syria. A pilot project by the German government seeks to reintegrate individuals through the study of the Qur'an and through theatre
"06.03.2017 16:05:09" theguardian.com Chatbot that overturned 160,000 parking fines now helping refugees claim asylum 'Robot lawyer' DoNotPay is giving free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, and asylum support in UK DoNotPay, created by Stanford student Joshua Browder, describes itself as “the world's first robot lawyer”, giving free legal aid to users through a simple-to-use chat interface. The chatbot, using Facebook Messenger, can now help refugees fill in an
"06.03.2017 12:07:51" theguardian.com Why we have a quirky love of the qwerty keyboard | Daniel Glaser The ordering of letters on typewriters was designed to slow us down. Its survival is testament to our comfort with arbitary movement sequences It's just my type ... a neuroscientist explains qwerty logic.
"06.03.2017 10:48:21" theguardian.com Street dreams: surreal digital collages – in pictures Spanish artist and graphic designer Nacho Ormaechea uses digital collages to imagine the stories of the people he comes across on the street, from the London Underground to a farmers' market in Marseille. In his project Street Memories, he fills in their
"06.03.2017 09:09:55" theguardian.com Monday briefing: What's bugging Trump? FBI chief reportedly asks for public denial of wiretap allegations ... North Korea fires more missiles ... and Adele says 'I'm married now' Morning from a sunny London. Get up to speed with the day's news here: your Monday briefing
"03.03.2017 13:23:44" theguardian.com BBC crew attacked in China and forced to sign confession Journalist says crew trying to interview villager about land reform had cameras smashed and confiscated “As soon as we arrived in the village it was clear they were expecting us”
"03.03.2017 11:52:40" theguardian.com Stunning imagery from the Smithsonian's 14th annual photo competition With more than 48,000 entries to pick from, Smithsonian magazine has no shortage of images from which to pick a winner (on 28 March) for its 2016 competition. These are among the finalists from the travel, sustainable travel and people categories. Vote
"03.03.2017 10:24:19" theguardian.com What we know about Jeff Sessions and the Russia revelations – video The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, was forced to defend himself against revelations that he had not disclosed meetings with Russian officials that occurred during the presidential campaign last year A bad day at the office for US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who had not disclosed meetings with Russian officials that occurred during the presidential campaign last year. Top Democrats are now calling for his resignation and Republicans want a full
"02.03.2017 14:37:04" theguardian.com Debating in whispers: opposition fearful ahead of Turkish referendum Journalists, MPs and activists have been jailed ahead of vote on a system to grant sweeping powers to President Erdoğan Turkish opposition officials have warned of a campaign of harassment and intimidation by the government in the run-up to next month's referendum on a presidential system that would grant sweeping powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
"02.03.2017 13:46:39" theguardian.com www.theguardian.com Transport correspondent Gwyn Topham goes for a spin in a driverless car – and finds the technology is not quite ready to roll out on British roads. The converted Nissan Leaf is able to detect drivers aggressively switching lanes, can successfully navigate
"02.03.2017 12:52:21" theguardian.com Inside the 3 March edition Bubbling Balkan tensions; Trump, Russia and the media; Britain's Brexit gamble Looking for a new window on the world? Prefer news scrutinised by sharp comment and analysis, followed by eye-opening features and the best in culture? Take a look at what's in the latest Guardian Weekly
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"02.03.2017 11:35:40" theguardian.com A century of National Geographic infographics – in pictures From the deepest caves to the far reaches of space, National Geographic has been bringing the mysteries of the world – and beyond – to coffee tables since 1888. Behold a history of infographics
"02.03.2017 10:38:51" theguardian.com The 99-year-old who threw herself in prison – and other strange bucket list requests A Dutch nonagenarian recently spent a night in the cells for fun, while others have opted to taser cops or crash their own cars. Even dogs are getting in on the action What's on your bucket list - Spending a night in prison? Er, yes, for one 99-year-old at least
"01.03.2017 10:05:56" theguardian.com Hidden figures no more: female Nasa staff to be immortalised in Lego Set of five scientists, engineers and astronauts – including Katherine Johnson – wins Lego Ideas contest and will go into production Morning from London, where we love the fact that Nasa female staff have gone from hidden figures to Lego figures
"28.02.2017 12:39:41" theguardian.com Rumbling Balkans threaten foreign policy headache for Trump In Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia, signs of ethnic tension are on the rise again In the latest Guardian Weekly our attention switches to the Balkans, where divisions that spilled over into conflict in the 1990s threaten to open again, if they ever healed. Borders are being questioned, ethnic tensions are bubbling up, and land swaps
"28.02.2017 11:12:29" theguardian.com The masterpieces hiding in old master paintings – in pictures Using x-rays and ultraviolet light, Alejandro Guijarro looks deep into the very fabric of old master paintings – and finds a mysterious world of light and shade
"28.02.2017 09:57:12" theguardian.com Sweet and savoury recipes for pancake day | The Modern Cook Anna Jones recipes: It may be Pancake Day on Tuesday, but these ones can be enjoyed any time. A tower of these American-style rounds, glistening with fresh fruit, make a fine breakfast any day – or whip up a quick dinner from a rye-flour crepe stuffed You may know it as Shrove Tuesday, pancake day, pancake Tuesday, or something else. Whatever name you give to the day that traditionally marks the last day of gorging before the fasting period of Lent, you'll be needing some recipes. Here are some
"28.02.2017 08:26:12" theguardian.com 'Oui on peut': 40,000 sign petition for Barack Obama as next French president Campaign organisers came up with idea because they were disenchanted with the candidates running in France's election Obama for president ... of France?
"27.02.2017 17:36:35" theguardian.com Best photos of the day: A Mexican demo and meat ice-cream The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a march to mark the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico and an ice cream fit for a lion
"27.02.2017 15:17:46" theguardian.com 40 years of 2000AD: looking back on the future of comic books The publisher of Judge Dredd and Halo Jones has had its own adventures over four decades, as founder Pat Mills and fans Jonathan Ross and Graham Linehan recall Welcome to your future ... 40 years of 2000AD
"27.02.2017 13:29:30" theguardian.com Sunday carnivals around Europe – in pictures Sunday was a day of carnivals around Europe. Here are some of the best.
"27.02.2017 11:27:09" theguardian.com French artist living inside a rock surrounded by excrement: 'I feel completely at ease' Abraham Poincheval is attempting to survive inside a 12-tonne boulder inside a Paris art museum for a week A way to avoid fake news...
"27.02.2017 09:47:31" theguardian.com Oscars shock: La La Land mistakenly named best picture – video Moonlight has won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that saw Warren Beatty reading out the wrong winner. La La Land. No, I mean Moonlight ... In case you missed it, this is the Oscars moment that everyone is talking about
"27.02.2017 09:00:04" theguardian.com Oscar winners 2017: the full list All the winners from the 89th Academy Awards, as they're announced during the ceremony A big evening in Hollywood last night, so here is the full list of Oscar winners:
"24.02.2017 14:01:32" theguardian.com Readers' prize winning pictures of cats Paws and reflect (sorry). Guardian readers share their best cat photos.
"24.02.2017 12:24:45" theguardian.com Premium Fridays: Japan gives its workers a break – to go shopping Optional scheme allows employees clock off early, with government hoping the move will boost consumer spending Japan attempts to redress its work-life balance ... with more shopping
"24.02.2017 10:38:26" theguardian.com Storm Doris hits the UK – in pictures Good morning from a bright and sunny London; the calm after the bluster of the Storm Doris 'weather bomb'
"22.02.2017 10:11:49" theguardian.com Trump's paradise: how Mar-a-Lago became a presidential playground Florida's Palm Beach has long been an exclusive enclave of wealth and fame. But now the president's palatial club is open to the world's gaze as 'the weekend White House'. Not everyone is happy In his first month as president of the United States, Donald J Trump spent three weekends at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, a palatial estate known as Mar-a-Lago and is likely to make trips to the 118-room waterfront mansion all year round, at taxpayer
"21.02.2017 14:23:38" theguardian.com Hope at last? German left dreams of bringing Merkel years to end Martin Schulz's return from Brussels to Berlin is fuelling optimism that the centre-left could make biggest breakthrough in 12 years Our latest cover story reports from Germany where the Social Democratic party candidate Martin Schulz is performing well in the polls. Could this political outsider with down to earth appeal bring about an end to the Merkel era?
"21.02.2017 10:07:03" theguardian.com City of ice: Jan Erik Waider's chilling landscapes – in pictures Iceland-based photographer captures the beautiful yet sinister Arctic twilight of Greenland
"20.02.2017 17:04:09" theguardian.com Syrian refugees in Canada's north: 'It's not warm in weather, but warm in emotions ' In communities such as Yellowknife, the temperature can sink to -40C, a dramatic change for refugees who had 'never experienced anything like it' In the past 14 months or so, Canada has welcomed 40,000 Syrian refugees. For many of them – especially those who ended up in Canada's northernmost territories – new lives have come with a crash course in dealing with extreme weather
"20.02.2017 16:15:59" theguardian.com 'The wild west of wind': Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader The most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind energy boom Despite being one of the most bountiful oil and gas patches in the world, Texas has become a national leader in the wind energy boom
"20.02.2017 09:48:14" theguardian.com 'JeSuisIkea': Trump's comments confuse Swedes as president's supporters cry cover-up After Trump suggests a non-existent terrorist attack took place in Sweden, supporters claim the media is covering up migrant crimes Swedes were left scratching their heads after Trump's speech: “You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden.” No terrorist attack or major crime took place in Sweden on Friday night.
"17.02.2017 17:30:39" theguardian.com Best photos of the day: dog 'paw-ternity' leave and a giant Trump dummy Today's photo highlights from around the globe, brought to you by the Guardian's picture editors
"17.02.2017 11:48:50" theguardian.com 'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air The air we breathe... Milan based architect claims his vertical forest plan would suck 25 tons of carbon dioxide from Nanjing's air each year and produce about 60 kg of oxygen every day
"16.02.2017 15:03:56" theguardian.com Where's Gandalf? Photographer snaps wizard at New Zealand beauty spots Indian amateur photographer Akhil Suhas gains thousands of Instagram followers with his quirky holiday project An Indian photographer has travelled New Zealand taking pictures of Gandalf the wizard from The Lord of the Rings movies with his stunning images revealing the mystical side of Middle Earth.
"16.02.2017 13:38:30" theguardian.com Pooping in space: suit could help Nasa astronauts boldly go when duty calls The Space Poop Challenge sought designs for a system that could collect human waste for up to six days, routing it away from the body without the use of hands In space, no one can hear you ... er ...
"16.02.2017 12:43:37" theguardian.com Top Trump diplomacy: we rate the president's calls and calamities with world leaders Since entering the White House, Donald Trump has had dozens of interactions with leaders. Flip the cards below to see some of his most colourful ... so far Our neat little interactive rates the new US president's diplomacy skills so far.
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"16.02.2017 11:47:24" theguardian.com Mark Bustos: the hairdresser to the homeless – in pictures Filipino-American barber Mark Bustos gives free haircuts to the homeless every Sunday – and all over the world
"16.02.2017 10:26:31" theguardian.com North Korea killing: man and second woman held over death of Kim Jong-nam A 25-year-old Indonesian held in Malaysia as South Korean spy chief says apparent assassination was ordered by Kim Jong-un A man and a second woman have been arrested in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean leader's half-brother, who was reportedly poisoned by two female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police have said.
"15.02.2017 23:30:00" theguardian.com Manus Island detention centre to close by year's end, inquest told Senior Australian government bureaucrat tells Hamid Kehazaei inquest Papua New Guinean government wants centre closed before 2018 The Manus Island immigration detention centre is slated for closure by the end of 2017, a senior Australian government bureaucrat has told a court.
"15.02.2017 17:35:50" theguardian.com Arizona unveils new death penalty plan: bring your own lethal injection drugs The state's execution protocol invites death row inmates' lawyers to provide drugs to kill their own clients – a suggestion attorneys describe as ludicrous As states have faced challenges to carrying out executions by lethal injection, various work-arounds and alternatives have been proposed, including the return of electric chairs and firing squads. Arizona may have come up with the most original concept
"15.02.2017 16:06:22" theguardian.com Fantastic floats at the Carnival of Viareggio – photo essay The Carnival of Viareggio has been one of the most spectacular Italian folk events for 144 years. The 144-year-old Carnival of Viareggio in Tuscany is one of Italy's most spectacular street events. Photographer Christian Sinibaldi captured the preparations and the parades of floats and giant papier-mâché effigies which continue to draw crowds
"15.02.2017 15:08:44" theguardian.com Bed, bath and Beyoncé: what does your dressing gown say about you? These cosy robes have made it from the bathroom door to a feature in Vogue and the Grammys red carpet How about 'I'm tired'?
"15.02.2017 14:16:48" theguardian.com Underwater photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures Snapped under the sea ... French photographer Gabriel Barathieu has been named this year's underwater photographer of the year for his 'balletic, malevolent' dancing octopus, while British winner Nick Blake captured a lone diver among the otherworldly
"15.02.2017 13:31:33" theguardian.com Nokia 3310, beloved and 'indestructible' mobile phone, 'to be reborn' Reports that a Finnish manufacturer will reissue 'the world's best-selling mobile phone' have been met with joy and trepidation Hold on to your chargers ... 17 years after it was originally launched, the 'indestructible' Nokia 3310 is reportedly set to make a comeback
"15.02.2017 12:54:24" theguardian.com What happens in your brain when you fall in love? – video Science suggests there's more to romance than a Valentine's card would have you believe. So, what's dopamine got to do with it? Ok, the time for mushy feelings is over. Now it's time for the science
"14.02.2017 15:41:09" theguardian.com Erdoğan v free speech: how does it feel to live in Turkey right now? From imprisoned journalists to the forthcoming referendum, tell us how the current climate is affecting you Turkey, once held up as an exemplar of secular democracy in the Muslim world, is now the world's biggest prison for journalists.
"14.02.2017 14:23:47" theguardian.com 'My dream is to make pizza': the caterers with Down's syndrome – video After years of facing social and work-related discrimination, four friends with Down's syndrome started their own pizza company in Buenos Aires in 2016. Los Perejiles now has 24 employees and caters for parties across the Argentine capital, supporting After years of facing social and work-related discrimination, four friends with Down's syndrome started their own pizza company in Buenos Aires in 2016. Los Perejiles now has 24 employees and caters for parties across the Argentine capital, supporting
"14.02.2017 12:53:09" theguardian.com Violence flares in war-weary Ukraine as US dithers and Russia pounces As Ukrainian forces trade shellfire with Russia-backed rebels, the residents of Avdiivka face endless stress and misery The latest issue of Guardian Weekly has hit the presses. On the front this week, Shaun Walker reports from Ukraine, where shelling around the town of Avdiivka has resumed after a lull in hostilities. The resumption of artillery fire has been blamed on
"14.02.2017 12:24:29" theguardian.com Neil Gaiman webchat – post your questions now The author of Sandman, Coraline and other cult hits is joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat on Tuesday 14 February – post them in the comments below Neil Gaiman fans ... if you're quick you can catch him on a webchat here: https://www.theguardian.com/books/live/2017/feb/10/neil-gaiman-webchat-norse-mythology
"14.02.2017 11:58:31" theguardian.com Multivitamins a waste of money and just create 'very expensive urine' Australian Medical Association president says there is a lack of evidence showing multivitamins work Are the multivitamins taking the p...?
"14.02.2017 10:38:30" theguardian.com Donald Trump's strange handshake style and how Justin Trudeau beat it – video Ever since his epic 19-second-long handshake with a visibly bewildered Shinzo Abe of Japan, Donald Trump's unusual handshake style has been under the microscope The Canadian prime minister is the latest world leader to meet the US president. Unlike some other leaders of state, Justin Trudeau managed to neutralise the Trumpshake with a clever combination of timing, balance and control.
"14.02.2017 09:08:21" en.wikipedia.org Valentine's Day - Wikipedia , and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a Morning from London. It's Valentine's Day, so we thought we'd start with a look at the real saint(s) Valentinus.
"13.02.2017 13:05:38" theguardian.com Tipping point: revealing the cities where exercise does more harm than good In at least 15 cities, air pollution has now become so bad that the danger to health of just 30 minutes of cycling outweighs the benefits of exercise altogether, according to new research In at least 15 cities, air pollution is so bad that 30 minutes of cycling each way outweighs the benefits
"13.02.2017 12:19:43" theguardian.com How bad is Delhi's air? We strapped a monitor to a rickshaw to find out Suresh Kumar Sharma is an auto-rickshaw driver in Delhi, a city with some of the world's dirtiest air – and where many locals don't know how unhealthy the pollution really is It's pollution week on the website, so travel with an auto-rickshaw driver in Delhi, a city with some of the world's dirtiest air.
"13.02.2017 11:19:48" theguardian.com Small is beautiful – art from tiny objects One day, Atlanta-based artist and neuroscience PhD student Desirée De León was looking at some loose change on her desk when an idea struck. “I remember noticing the disembodied head on the coins,” she says, “and I impulsively drew a speech bubble coming
"10.02.2017 15:37:44" theguardian.com How to reduce your carbon footprint #GlobalWarning From cutting down on meat to contacting your local representatives and investing in clean energy, here are 15 ways to help reduce global carbon emissions How do you measure up?
"10.02.2017 15:32:55" theguardian.com The week in wildlife – in pictures If you need a break from politics, this will help.
"09.02.2017 17:26:06" theguardian.com A taste of freedom: black America in the 19th century – in pictures An archive made public by Cornell University goes beyond the cliches of cotton-pickers to show African Americans embracing life after slavery
"09.02.2017 15:53:50" theguardian.com Footloose town: Valentine's Day dance cancelled because it's too near a church Mayor of Henryetta surprised to find 1979 ruling that echoes 1984 film about one town's fight to overturn a dance ban Echoes of Kevin Bacon in Footloose?
"09.02.2017 14:11:43" theguardian.com Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been – in pictures Where would you put the Hollywood sign...? From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened
"09.02.2017 12:05:56" theguardian.com Meet the blockheads: a rare glimpse inside Minecraft's HQ It's a fuzzy, lo-fi world of coloured bricks and boxy animals. So why do millions of people want to live inside Minecraft? We travel to Sweden to find out Building bridges (and houses, farms, bakeries - in fact almost anything you can think to make out of blocks) at Minecraft HQ
"09.02.2017 11:05:56" theguardian.com 'A big-hearted optimist': Hans Rosling tributes pour in on social media Melinda Gates and David Nabarro join worldwide chorus of praise for visionary academic's work in transforming the way we see the developing world Tributes have flowed in on social media for Hans Rosling, who died aged 68 on Tuesday. Rosling, a visionary statistician and educator, had a gift for analysing complex development data on issues such as global health, population and climate change, and
"08.02.2017 15:48:30" theguardian.com Giant winged Transylvanian predators could have eaten dinosaurs | Elsa Panciroli Welcome to the Cretaceous Romanian island of Hațeg, once populated by lifeforms stranger than anything imagined by Lovecraft or Geiger Transylvanian predators ... was Dracula framed?
"08.02.2017 13:24:35" theguardian.com Cod in a cold climate – in pictures From an air-conditioned office to... Fish is Norway's most valuable export, more so than its vast oil fields. Two-thirds of UK cod comes from the Barents Sea. As the climate changes and the sea grows warmer the fish move north, and so, too, do the
"08.02.2017 12:11:54" theguardian.com Chinese family of 500 reunite for supersize group photo Members of the Ren clan gather in eastern china for portrait to commemorate the completion of detailed family tree Uh oh, I think I might have blinked...
"07.02.2017 12:54:52" theguardian.com Islands on the frontline of a new global flashpoint: China v Japan While the South China Sea has drawn attention, the Senkaku Islands have become the site of renewed tension Lead story in this week's Guardian Weekly comes from the East China Sea. A territorial dispute between China and Japan over a series of uninhabited islands - referred to as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China - has ramped up in recent months. China's
"07.02.2017 10:38:17" theguardian.com Can Marine Le Pen win the French presidential election? – video explainer Marine Le Pen is invoking Brexit and Donald Trump in an effort to maintain a nationalistic trend in global politics As the candidates and parties begin to pick up speed in the race for the French presidency - held on 23 April - we assess the chances of the Front National
"07.02.2017 09:19:58" theguardian.com Robots exhibition at the Science Museum, London – in pictures A new exhibition at the Science Museum, London has over 100 objects ranging from 16th century automata to cutting-edge 'emotional' robots. Don't panic, though ... you can always turn them off (at least for now).
"06.02.2017 12:59:30" theguardian.com Forensic DNA profiling might be about to take a big leap forward. Are we ready? | Cath Ennis Advances in epigenetics mean incredibly detailed profiles of criminal suspects might soon be reality. Is the legal system ready to use this information? “The DNA test results are in. We're looking for a white male suspect, 34–37 years old, born in the summer in a temperate climate. He's used cocaine in the past. His mother smoked, but he doesn't. He drinks heavily, like his Dad. We're seeing high stress
"06.02.2017 10:56:28" theguardian.com UK tourists face mobile phone roaming charges post-Brexit, paper says Leaked analysis say EU ban on roaming charges due to come into effect in June will not apply to UK travellers Real effects of Brexit? British holidaymakers and business travellers will face hefty bills if they use their phone within the EU from 2019, unless the government strikes a favourable deal with the union.
"06.02.2017 09:07:55" theguardian.com Super Bowl 51: Atlanta Falcons v New England Patriots – in pictures Morning from London. One of the team here is in celebratory mood this morning after watching his New England Patriots come back from the brink and win the Super Bowl, but only after staging the biggest comeback in the games 51-year history.
"04.02.2017 02:00:00" theguardian.com Malcolm Turnbull staffer suspended over anti-Trump Facebook post Four days before the US election, an executive assistant to the PM's chief of staff posted a photo of a T-shirt promoting the Tuck Frump website A junior employee in the Australian prime minister's office has been suspended over an “inappropriate” anti-Donald Trump social media post from the week before the US presidential election.
"03.02.2017 16:38:37" theguardian.com South Pacific islands ban western junk food and go organic Leaders of Vanuatu province want to turn local people and tourists away from unhealthy imports in favour of locally grown crops and seafood Islands are banning foreign junk food imports to combat future health problems.
"03.02.2017 15:18:35" theguardian.com Argentina sees migration ban and border wall proposals in immigration row President Mauricio Macri triggers backlash from Bolivia after banning entry for foreign citizens with criminal convictions – as legislator proposes border wall A real estate tycoon-turned-president signs an executive order to stop foreign migrants entering his country and to deport foreign residents with criminal records; talk of building a border wall ... but this is not you know who...
"03.02.2017 13:22:37" theguardian.com Quiz: guess the city from its skyline A city's skyline can be its defining feature – from Sydney's Opera House to New York's skyscrapers – but can you identify places based on their skylines alone? Familiar skies quiz - do you recognise these cities?
"03.02.2017 12:18:53" theguardian.com Is that me? Kestrel checks out reflection in traffic camera – video A kestrel takes a shine to a Highways England CCTV camera at Junction 11a of the M5 in Gloucestershire A kestrel takes a shine to a CCTV camera on a UK motorway
"03.02.2017 11:40:05" theguardian.com Last march of the Farc: Colombia's hardened fighters reach for a normal life Latin America's most formidable guerilla group is transitioning to civilian life following a historic peace deal. But that doesn't mean their struggles are over “Now we're facing a different kind of battle”. Farc guerilla group begin transitioning to civilian life after 52-year war
"03.02.2017 10:11:22" theguardian.com French soldier opens fire on man outside Louvre in Paris Major security operation under way in Paris after man carrying rucksack attempts knife attack on soldier, say reports Major security operation in Paris
"02.02.2017 14:08:44" theguardian.com Turkmenistan's singing dictator heralds upcoming elections Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, set to win new term, sings on TV and participates in, and wins, cycle and horse races How to win an election? Write and perform songs to workers, pump iron and win horse races
"02.02.2017 12:18:09" theguardian.com Appease or oppose? How the world's nations are reacting to Trump As a new era of international relations dawns, governments are scrambling to calculate where their own interests lie The question of how to handle Donald Trump is proving to be a major headache for governments around the world, and there is no agreement on how best to do it. The shared fear, reflected across the international community, is that everything that can go
"02.02.2017 10:55:34" theguardian.com Robots can predict the future … and so can you – video How do we match up against machine intelligence? Professors Anil Seth and Alan Winfield peer into the future of AI How do we match up against machine intelligence? Professors Anil Seth and Alan Winfield peer into the future of AI and question how human we want our robots to be. Will there be a time when we'll treat our robot companions as equals with consciousness
"01.02.2017 15:23:25" theguardian.com Mais wee, monsieur: Paris finds eco solution to public peeing Boxes installed in French capital convert urine into compost for use in parks, and absorb unpleasant smell The French capital has a new weapon in its longstanding battle against “pipi sauvage”, or “wild peeing”, the time-honoured if technically prohibited practice of urinating in the street, and its unsavoury accompanying odours.
"01.02.2017 12:55:31" theguardian.com Groundbreaking system allows locked-in syndrome patients to communicate Using a device which detects patterns in brain activity, patients paralysed by ALS can answer 'yes' or 'no' – and tell doctors they are 'happy' with life Doctors have used a brain-reading device to hold simple conversations with “locked-in” patients in work that promises to transform the lives of people who are too disabled to communicate.
"01.02.2017 11:08:11" theguardian.com Spacewalks and moon landings: Nasa auctions archive photos One small step ... A set of photographic prints from Nasa's archives – selected by Barbara Hitchcock and Peter Riva and approved by several of the astronauts – that include the first moon landing, are up for auction in New York. Originally part of a 1985
"31.01.2017 14:39:31" theguardian.com Going to the dogs: the fall of modern Spain – in pictures Dog days in Spain ... Inspired by Cervantes and Velázquez, British photographer Richard Page travelled around Spain documenting a country struggling to recover from economic disaster
"31.01.2017 13:32:14" theguardian.com How war on Islam became central to the Trump doctrine An apocalyptic view of Islamist terrorism is the thread that connects Trump to key allies in his administration and underpins this weekend's immigration chaos. But is their ramped-up rhetoric just giving terrorists what they want? On the front cover of the Guardian Weekly this week, the global reaction to the US president's new travel ban. Our inside pages assess the president's first week in office, the visit of the UK prime minister to the US and possible effects some of the
"31.01.2017 12:18:51" theguardian.com Brexit bill and article 50: what happens next? Bill must be debated by both houses and receive royal assent to meet Theresa May's self-imposed 31 March deadline Today the UK parliament debates Article 50, needed to trigger a Brexit - here's what happens next
"30.01.2017 11:48:38" theguardian.com Dry January: the science behind a detox month - video For many people the start of the year is a chance to recover from Christmas excess. But what are the benefits of an alcohol-free month? New year, new you? Does a detox do you good?
"30.01.2017 10:18:59" theguardian.com Québec mosque shooting: six dead as Justin Trudeau decries 'terrorist attack' Two arrests made after fatal shooting on Sunday night condemned as senseless violence by Canadian PM Six people have been killed and eight injured at a mosque in Québec City, police have said, in a shooting Canada's prime minister denounced as a “terrorist attack”.
"27.01.2017 16:19:08" theguardian.com The web's funniest responses to Trump's grim first week Seven days into Trump's presidency, and the response from many of us has been anger and alarm. Fortunately, there were also those who could see the funny side – here is a pick of the best As 2017 slowly turns into your favourite dystopian fiction, we thought you might appreciate a reminder of those able to draw on humour to get us all through.
"27.01.2017 14:41:26" theguardian.com Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year Ikea's solar-powered Better Shelter lasts six times longer than a typical emergency tent and has already changed the lives of thousands of refugees around the world “If you compare life in the tents and life in these shelters, it's a thousand times better.”
"27.01.2017 12:49:14" theguardian.com The worst forest fire in Chile's history – in pictures Chile is facing the worst forest fires it has ever seen, with more than 600 sq miles of land destroyed and thousands of people evacuated from their homes. The Chilean government has declared a state of emergency in several areas, as people try to save
"27.01.2017 11:49:42" theguardian.com 'Opposites attract': May signals strong relationship with Trump UK prime minister launches charm offensive on arrival in Philadelphia, suggesting she will get on well with US president Still a 'special relationship'? Today sees the first meeting of UK prime minister May and US president Trump
"27.01.2017 10:37:32" theguardian.com Red in tooth and bored: unimpressed zoo animals – in pictures Wish you weren't there? Eric Pillot photographs animals in captivity, amid poorly approximated backdrops of their natural habitats, for his award-winning series In Situ
"26.01.2017 14:58:05" theguardian.com Let's post: David Bowie stamps – in pictures Have a look at the set of stamps the Royal Mail is issuing to pay tribute to David Bowie, featuring six albums and four live tours
"26.01.2017 11:54:17" theguardian.com Donald Trump's first 100 days as president – daily updates Follow daily updates on the 45th president of the United States as we track Trump one day at a time Want to stay up to date with the what the new US president is doing? This handy tool lets you know the number of:
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"26.01.2017 10:25:03" theguardian.com Malcolm Turnbull announces Alan Mackay-Sim as 2017 Australian of the Year – video Biomolecular scientist says he wants to work towards a long-term, bipartisan plan for science funding in Australia Happy Australia day to our readers in Aus (you should probably think about getting some sleep) and Alan Mackay-Sim, who was made the 2017 Australian of the Year for his work with stem cells and the regeneration of the nervous system. 'I hope that it
"25.01.2017 14:14:49" theguardian.com Burns night: the battle over Scottish identity continues Scots is now recognised as an official language, but its use remains a contested issue. Poet Hugh MacDiarmid, an early champion of reviving Scots vernacular, lit this fuse for the battle over language and identity Language remains at the heart of the debate on Scottish identity
"25.01.2017 12:17:43" theguardian.com Donald Trump to order Mexico wall in national security crackdown US president due to sign off executive orders, including a temporary ban on refugees from the Middle East Donald Trump is due to sign off a volley of executive orders on national security, including measures to start the construction of a wall on the Mexican border and the imposition of a ban on refugees from the Middle East
"25.01.2017 11:25:22" theguardian.com Europe's frontline: the Latvians caught in Russia and Nato's Baltic war games – video Phoebe Greenwood travels to the Latvia-Russia border to hear the concerns of people living on Europe's frontline Russia and Nato are moving thousands of troops and playing war games in the Baltics, where onlookers fear tensions between ethnic Russian-speakers and nationalists could bring Moscow into direct conflict with the west.
"25.01.2017 10:45:30" theguardian.com Big in Japan: sumo comes home with first local grand champion in years 'With great humility', wrestler Kisenosato accepts highest rank of yokozuna in sport that had become dominated by other nationalities Let's start the day with some (very) big sports news from Japan
"25.01.2017 01:00:01" theguardian.com Sydney heatwave expected to shatter weather record set before federation If Sydneysiders are subjected to one more day above 35C, the ninth this summer, it will equal record set in 1896 If Sydneysiders are subjected to one more day above 35C, the ninth this summer, it will equal the record set in 1896. The city has already set a new record for hot nights, with the mercury staying above 24C four times.
"24.01.2017 18:00:01" theguardian.com Snow in the Sahara – in pictures Red dunes turn white as record snowfall blankets desert near town of Aïn Séfra in Algeria
"24.01.2017 15:33:52" theguardian.com 'Alternative facts' are now threatening our roast potatoes. Stop this madness! | Dean Burnett Dean Burnett: Like warnings about roast potatoes, a lot of things are attributed to science. This is often unfair, and potentially damaging. British watchdogs have warned people that roast potatoes can cause cancer. The rationale seems to be that roast/burnt foods contain acrylamide, which is believed to be a carcinogen. But the actual science hasn't found any link between typical levels of
"24.01.2017 14:41:24" theguardian.com Fashion influencers: world leaders reimagined as hipsters – in pictures From Donald Trump crying at an Arcade Fire gig to Winston Churchill running bikram yoga classes, Israeli illustrator Amit Shimoni creates alternative histories for our leaders that swap G20 summits for urban foraging
"24.01.2017 13:46:47" theguardian.com La La Land equals record for most Oscar nominations Movie musical continues awards victory run with 14 nods, Moonlight and Arrival trail with eight and #OscarsSoWhite consigned to history – this year at least La La Land, the movie musical which broke records at the Golden Globes earlier this month, where it took more awards than any other film in history, looks likely to repeat the trick at February's Oscars.
"24.01.2017 13:18:13" theguardian.com The honeymoon is already over for President Trump | Richard Wolffe Shocking poll numbers tell of a uniquely difficult path for the new commander-in-chief. And that's before the inevitable scandals start This week's Guardian Weekly, political analyst, broadcaster and writer Richard Wolffe warns that after his inauguration, the hard work begins for President Trump. Winning office with fewer popular votes than his presidential rival, Trump's personal
"24.01.2017 11:25:56" theguardian.com Theresa May and the failed Trident missile test – video explainer The prime minister, Theresa May, has attempted to play down reports of a malfunction during a test firing of a submarine-launched Trident nuclear weapon off the coast of the United States The UK's prime minister, Theresa May, has attempted to play down reports of a malfunction during a test firing of a submarine-launched Trident nuclear weapon off the coast of the United States. The alleged incident happened last year before a major
"24.01.2017 10:23:49" theguardian.com Supreme court rules parliament must have vote to trigger article 50 Justices rule by eight to three against government over EU exit, but ministers do not need devolved assemblies' consent Parliament's approval is needed before the government can trigger article 50 and formally initiate the UK's departure from the European Union, the supreme court has ruled.
"24.01.2017 09:30:03" theguardian.com Brexit ruling: Supreme court announces its article 50 judgment - Politics live Rolling coverage of the supreme court Brexit article 50 judgment, with reaction and analysis Brexit ruling: The UK's supreme court will announce its article 50 judgement this morning. The article, from the Lisbon treaty, sets out how an EU country might voluntarily leave the union. Follow developments live
"24.01.2017 09:11:58" Timeline Photos And the view from Weekly towers today ... red sky in the morning
"24.01.2017 01:00:01" theguardian.com New Zealand hit by 'weather bomb' bringing summer snow and flooding Severe low caused heavy rain and gale-force winds and resulted in large dumps of snow on the alps, in the middle of the southern summer A powerful “weather bomb” hit New Zealand, cutting off rural towns, flooding major roads and dumping snow on to bare alpine ski fields at what should be the height of the southern hemisphere summer.
"23.01.2017 17:20:27" theguardian.com King William's College quiz: the answers Before Christmas we published the college's 112th annual general knowledge paper – 180 questions of pure torment. So how did you get on? How well did you do on our mammoth, pre-Christmas quiz?
"23.01.2017 16:02:05" theguardian.com Syria peace talks: shaky start as rebels refuse to negotiate face to face Regime representative in Astana expresses anger as opposition calls for Assad militias to leave Syria so political process can begin Peace talks, sponsored by Russia, Iran and Turkey in the Kazakh capital, Astana, are the latest attempt to end the five-year civil war, and are seen as a test of Moscow's influence in the Middle East.
"23.01.2017 14:11:26" theguardian.com Boom or bust: 19 buildings demolished in 10 seconds in China – video A total of 19 buildings are demolished in only 10 seconds by five tons of explosives on Saturday in central China's Hubei province And then they were one ...19 buildings in Wuhan, possessing a floor area of 150,000 sq metres, are demolished to make way for a business district
"23.01.2017 13:31:20" theguardian.com Fog and frost across the UK – readers' pictures Best viewed while holding a warm beverage
"23.01.2017 12:35:07" theguardian.com Dubai firefighters aided by water jetpacks – video Dubai Civil Defence has launched a firefighting system involving a jet ski and a water-powered jetpack Dubai authorities have launched a firefighting system involving a jet ski and a water-powered jetpack. This footage, released on Sunday, shows how a firefighter uses a jet pack to rise above a bridge by using water pressure from the attached jet ski
"23.01.2017 11:28:35" theguardian.com 'Your only right is to obey': lawyer describes torture in China's secret jails Human rights attorney Xie Yang says he was shackled, beaten and threatened, in transcripts released in protest at his continued incarceration Spotlight on China's secret jails
"23.01.2017 10:16:26" theguardian.com Trump press secretary Sean Spicer slams 'dishonest' media for inaugural coverage – video President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, held an impromptu first media briefing on Saturday in order to sharply criticize the media over its coverage of the new president's inauguration President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer warned journalists against comparing crowd numbers from Trump's swearing-in to those of Barack Obama's inaugurations, or indeed Saturday's Women's March in Washington. But his claims of the 'largest
"23.01.2017 09:03:27" Timeline Photos Good morning from a frosty London. Not as cold as mainland Europe, but a tough day for the ducks and boats on the Regents Canal nonetheless
"20.01.2017 16:26:42" theguardian.com Turkey's parliament set to approve sweeping new powers for president MPs pass elements of controversial bill that grants broad powers to country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Turkey's MPs pass elements of controversial bill that grants sweeping new powers for president
"20.01.2017 15:15:14" theguardian.com Rising seas sweep away land and livelihoods in Bangladesh – in pictures From the Guardian's Global development site comes the story of Kutubdia, an island of fishing villages and salt farms, has halved in size in 20 years, with family homes destroyed by ever-encroaching tides. In nearby Cox's Bazar, more frequent storms have
"20.01.2017 12:12:09" theguardian.com Inauguration day schedule: what is happening and when Donald Trump will be sworn in as US president at a ceremony in Washington DC, and will attend a parade and inaugural balls So you can sit and watch ... or run away from all TVs ... Inauguration day schedule: what is happening and when
"20.01.2017 11:38:11" theguardian.com Italy avalanche: six people found alive in hotel rubble Fire brigade working to free survivors who have been located following avalanche that flattened a hotel in central Italy Good news from the Italy, where survivors have been found in the hotel flattened by an avalanche on Wednesday
"19.01.2017 17:16:45" theguardian.com Why hasn't MH370 been found? Australia's multimillion-dollar search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 'tested the limits of human endeavour' – and failed. Where did it go wrong? With the conclusion of the largest and most expensive underwater search effort in history, the governments of Malaysia, China and Australia have stopped a search mission that had been at the “cutting edge of science and technology, and tested the limits
"19.01.2017 14:32:53" theguardian.com How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies The Long Read: The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone – no matter what their politics – can agree on. Yet in recent years, divergent levels of trust in statistics has become one of the key schisms
"19.01.2017 12:53:50" theguardian.com Patrick Stewart to voice poo emoji in The Emoji Movie The acclaimed Shakespearean actor will take on the role of a pile of excrement in a new animated comedy A bum deal for an acclaimed actor or merely a bit of fun?
"19.01.2017 12:02:05" theguardian.com 'What should be pristine white is littered with blue' – Timo Lieber's Arctic photography His aerial shots of the lakes forming on the Arctic ice cap are a beautiful but chilling reminder of the impact of climate change 'I saw how fast the landscape was changing and wanted to put it into a body of work.'
"18.01.2017 16:20:37" theguardian.com The legacy of Barack Obama, in seven drawings – video Numbers help tell the story of any president, so what figures best paint the presidency of Barack Obama? Here are seven It is not easy to measure the impact of Barack Obama's eight years as president of the United States. But here are seven numbers that illustrate what he did – for better and for worse – during his time in the White House
"18.01.2017 13:48:35" theguardian.com Japan to end tourists' toilet trouble with standardised buttons System of eight symbols is designed to save Olympic visitors from unnerving surprises using Tokyo's high-tech WCs As Japan prepares for an influx of overseas visitors during the 2019 rugby World Cup and the Tokyo Olympics the following year, the country's sanitation industry has agreed to standardise pictograms on toilets so users know for certain if they are about
"18.01.2017 10:34:20" theguardian.com Kenya's slum ballet school – in pictures Good morning from a frosty London. Let's limber up with a lovely gallery from Kenya. The Kibera ballet school is part of Anno's Africa project, working in slum areas in Kenya. Weekly ballet classes are held by the teacher and former dancer Mike Wamaya. In
"17.01.2017 14:00:02" theguardian.com Ben Jennings | The Guardian Ben Jennings is a cartoonist/illustrator whose work appears in a variety of publications. Ben was winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year 2011, awarded by the Political Cartoon Society, for a cartoon that appeared in The Guardian This week's cover image comes from cartoonist/illustrator Ben Jennings. If you like his take on the Trump presidency as much as we do, you can see more of his work for the Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/ben-jennings
"17.01.2017 13:33:10" theguardian.com Don't treat Donald Trump as if he's a normal president. He's not | Jonathan Freedland From the US Congress to Theresa May, everyone needs to understand that when the next president takes office the usual rules will no longer apply This week's cover looks ahead to the presidency of Donald Trump. Politicians, journalists and diplomats, in the US and around the world, are searching for guidance, desperately flicking through the pages of the rulebook, a manual full of past precedents
"17.01.2017 13:01:04" theguardian.com Great moments from past presidential inaugurations – in pictures As Donald Trump prepares to become the 45th president of the United States, we take a look back at some of the best moments from previous inaugurations
"17.01.2017 11:20:47" theguardian.com Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 underwater search called off – video report The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been called off nearly three years after the passenger jet disappeared off the radar Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing shortly after take-off on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board. Investigators believe it crashed in the Indian Ocean en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The multimillion-dollar hunt was led by Australia,
"17.01.2017 10:10:30" theguardian.com Theresa May's Brexit speech: key clues to look out for Prime minister could address potential sticking points including transitional arrangement and single market access Today (11:45 GMT) prime minister Theresa May is due to give a speech where she is expected to confirm the UK's exit from EU single market. Here's are the key announcements to watch out for
"16.01.2017 18:03:31" theguardian.com No hosers here, eh? Canadian stereotypes debunked Canada is often pictured as a uniformly cold, multicultural, socialist paradise full of beer-swilling ice hockey fans. But a close look at the evidence reveals some very different truths – good and bad – about the Great White North Exploding some of the most common misconceptions about Canada.
"16.01.2017 14:33:35" theguardian.com Bill to cement Erdoğan's power passes first vote in Turkey Turkish MPs back sweeping changes to constitution that would abolish office of prime minister, usher in executive presidency and end judicial independence A controversial bill that critics say would bring about one-man rule for Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has passed a key hurdle.
"16.01.2017 13:37:00" theguardian.com Counting with the Count, Sesame Street's most famous vampire – video Numbers are fun, especially when you get to count with The Count! We catch up with number enthusiast Count Von Count to talk about his lovers and moving to Sesame Street One, two ... ah, ha, ha. Meeting Sesame Street's number guru
"16.01.2017 12:44:32" theguardian.com Donald Trump's first UK post-election interview: Brexit a 'great thing' US president-elect tells Michael Gove that Britain voted to leave EU because people 'want their own identity' Brexit and Trump: US president-elect praises Britain as “smart” for opting out of a European Union
"16.01.2017 10:32:07" theguardian.com Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos The world is full of scary new problems for delegates at this year's World Economic Forum - not that old ones like climate and poverty have gone away This week sees the start of annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, comprising some of the world's leading politicians, economists and businesspeople. What will be on their agenda?
"16.01.2017 09:13:08" theguardian.com Australian Open: day one – in pictures A dreary January day here in London, so let's start with some blazing shots from the Australian open, which started earlier today (in the sunny southern hemisphere).
"13.01.2017 16:32:14" theguardian.com Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds Study of 10,000 reports into cannabis finds only enough evidence to support therapeutic use for chemotherapy patients, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis Study evaluates more than 100 conclusions about the health effects of marijuana, including claims of both helpful and harmful effects
"13.01.2017 15:03:54" theguardian.com French newspaper abandons opinion polls in run-up to election Le Parisien shifts focus from 'horse race' journalism to on-the-ground reporting ahead of presidential vote In light of polls for UK's European referendum and US presidential election, this could be a very smart move
"13.01.2017 14:07:29" theguardian.com Knotty professors: chemists break world record to create tightest knot ever made A microscopic circular triple helix built from a strand of atoms could make a whole new world of materials possible So who is going to untie it?
"13.01.2017 13:08:54" theguardian.com Wild horses tamed by prisoners – in pictures Prisoners participating in the wild horse inmate programme at Florence state prison in Arizona train mustangs that will eventually be adopted by the US Border Patrol. The scheme provides the agency with inexpensive but agile horses, and inmates with
"13.01.2017 12:10:04" theguardian.com WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a 'huge threat to freedom of speech' and warn it could be exploited by government agencies A security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service
"12.01.2017 15:12:24" theguardian.com Never-before-heard Bernie Madoff tapes reveal details of ruinous Ponzi scheme New audio series Ponzi Supernova profiles the imprisoned trickster, who denies responsibility for duping investors by paying them out of each other's pockets From author Steve Fishman, a new audio series: Ponzi Supernova
"12.01.2017 13:14:03" theguardian.com Never built New York: the city that might have been – in pictures From an elevated 19th-century pneumatic railway to a skyscraper cathedral and a Native American alternative to the Statue of Liberty, Never Built New York chronicles ambitious plans for the city which never saw the light of day
"12.01.2017 10:59:16" theguardian.com Trump dossier: Christopher Steele, ex-MI6 officer, named as author Director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence said to be behind document that describes allegedly compromising material held by Russia A former British intelligence officer has been identified in reports as the author of a dossier that claims Russia collated a file of compromising information on Donald Trump.
"11.01.2017 17:08:44" theguardian.com Press paws: point-of-view camera reveals polar bears in action – video Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) attached a camera to a female polar to study her behaviour and feeding rates A camera captures polar bears' daily activities to help researchers better understand how they respond to declining levels in sea ice.
"11.01.2017 14:58:42" theguardian.com The drifter: Joel Sternfeld on his sly glimpses of wild America – seen from the endless highway When Joel Sternfeld got the chance to crisscross America with a camera, he got in his campervan and never stopped. The 72-year-old photographer talks about his beguilingly sinister take on Americana In 1980, as Ronald Reagan was in the process of being elected president, photographer Joel Sternfeld was embarking on one of the many road trips across America. “The reason I am showing this work now,” he says of his forthcoming exhibition, “is that I
"11.01.2017 14:00:26" theguardian.com Universal grammar: are we born knowing the rules of language? – Science weekly podcast Do all human languages share a universal grammar? And can science shed light on a schism that's divided the world of linguistics for over half a century? This'll get you talking
"11.01.2017 12:20:29" theguardian.com KFC China is using facial recognition tech to serve customers - but are they buying it? Beijing KFC is pioneering technology to try to predict and remember people's fast food choices but there's a trade off between convenience and privacy What would the Colonel say?
"11.01.2017 11:03:35" theguardian.com Barack Obama's final speech as president – video highlights Highlights of US president's final speech before leaving office, addressing crowds of supporters in Chicago A moment in time: Last night, The US president urged the American people to get more involved in democracy before tearfully thanking his family for their support
"10.01.2017 12:59:29" theguardian.com Police and fear stalk the streets of Dhaka as clothes workers fight for more than £54 a month Garment workers in Bangladesh endure harsh conditions and the world's lowest minimum wage Our latest Guardian Weekly cover story takes us to Bangladesh. The 2013 collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory, resulting in more than 1,100 deaths, drew the world's attention to the working conditions of the country's garment workers. Last month,
"06.01.2017 11:13:03" Timeline Photos Where do US-Russia relations go from here? Inside the first 2017 edition of Guardian Weekly, out today https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/jan/03/guardian-weekly-us-russia-turkey-syria
"04.01.2017 11:12:17" theguardian.com Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology With the use of facial recognition software for commercial purposes on the increase, Berlin-based artist and technologist Adam Harvey is fighting back
"04.01.2017 09:41:06" theguardian.com A visual history of the Guardian Weekly A photo gallery that charts the Weekly's life and times from 1919 to the present day
"03.01.2017 14:02:37" theguardian.com Georgian mansions, Moscow dachas and the souring of US-Russian relations The last time Washington and Moscow were so estranged was in the early 1980s, straining diplomats' quality of life on both sides The latest edition of the Guardian Weekly is currently rolling off the presses. This week's lead story asks where now for US and Russia? After the Obama administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats in retaliation for Russia's efforts to interfere with the
"02.01.2017 17:44:02" theguardian.com India's bank note ban: how Modi botched the policy yet kept his political capital His plea for 50 days of grace has expired, yet the prime minister may survive thanks to his framing of demonetisation as a strike against corrupt elites Design changes in the new 500- and 2,000-rupee notes have meant that each of the 220,000 ATMs in India had to be reconfigured one-by-one. Even if they could dispense new cash, there isn't enough to give: reprinting the equivalent value of physical notes
"02.01.2017 12:18:10" theguardian.com Images of the Displaced The International Organisation for Migration commissioned photojournalist Muse Mohammed to document the plight of the displaced. Here are the faces of some of the world's 65.3 million people fleeing disaster
"02.01.2017 10:39:49" theguardian.com Appy New Year: the best apps to help you achieve your resolutions for 2017 Do you want to see more gigs, get more sleep, keep a diary, or learn a language in 2017? Here's a roundup of the best goal-oriented apps Day two of a fresh new year. If your resolve is waning, these apps may help you to stay on track
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"30.12.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Nobel laureates warn Aung San Suu Kyi over 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya Letter says Myanmar's leader and peace prize winner has failed to act as 'grossly disproportionate' crackdown on minority Muslim group kills hundreds Open letter to the UN security council from a group of 23 activists, including more than a dozen fellow Nobel laureates, criticises military crackdown on minority Rohingya people
"30.12.2016 17:43:40" theguardian.com New Year's Eve 2016: around the world in 15 drinks From New Zealand to Baker Island: follow the trail of midnight as it travels around the globe with this sipping schedule A sipping schedule to follow the trail of New Year's Eve around the globe
"30.12.2016 16:11:25" theguardian.com The starry night in Syria – in pictures Reuters photographer Ammar Abdullah captures rare quiet nights in the province of Idlib in north-west Syria before the announcement of a ceasefire between the Assad government and rebels
"30.12.2016 14:53:24" theguardian.com A good year for Xi Jinping – but trouble is heading his way After domestic victories in 2016, China's president must deal with a worsening economy and Trump in the White House In October, Xi Jinping was declared the “core leader” of the 88 million-member Communist party, a title only previously bestowed upon three leaders, Jiang Zemin, Deng Xiaoping and Chairman Mao. But daunting challenges lie ahead in 2017
"30.12.2016 13:47:34" theguardian.com 2016: a year of controversy in sport – video 2016 was a year of huge controversy in sport, we look some of the bigger sports stories of 2016 which took place away from the field of play itself From the Russian doping scandal to allegations of match-fixing in tennis and Sam Allardyce's short-lived spell in charge of the England national football team...
"30.12.2016 12:01:30" theguardian.com Man wrongly arrested over Berlin attack says he fears for his life Exclusive: Naveed Baloch says he was tied up, blindfolded and slapped by police after being held 'because he ran across road' “My family and I agree we would be safer if we speak out, and the sooner the better.”
"30.12.2016 11:26:50" theguardian.com The Earth in 2016, as seen from space – in pictures Throughout 2016, astronauts aboard the International Space Station recorded the ever-changing face of the Earth and its environment. Here are a selection of their best photographs
"30.12.2016 02:00:00" theguardian.com Girl denied a horse is udderly charmed by bareback cow jumping instead Heifer Leila can now leap obstacles, run and go for river swims after seven years of loving tuition from New Zealand teenager New Zealand teenager denied a horse teaches cow to jump instead
"29.12.2016 20:00:01" theguardian.com 2016: the year AI came of age Google and Amazon brought AI into the home and DeepMind built a computer that could outsmart humans at Go. Will 2017 hold similar advancements? Over the course of 2016, artificial intelligence made the leap from “science fiction concept” to “almost meaningless buzzword” with alarming speed.
"29.12.2016 18:08:01" theguardian.com Rising nationalism leaves international criminal court at risk Top lawyer warns withdrawal of countries and limiting of funding threaten future of tribunal – and entire post-1945 settlement Top lawyer warns withdrawal of countries and limiting of funding threatens future of international criminal court
"29.12.2016 17:20:57" theguardian.com The global rise of populist political movements – Project podcast Guardian editors and correspondents discuss the wave of populism in 2016 that handed triumphs to Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Rodrigo Duterte The sound of the news: Guardian editors and correspondents discuss the wave of populism in 2016. Will such policies of Trump and Duterte work or will they fall out of favour? Will other aspiring leaders resort to even more extreme versions of the same
"29.12.2016 15:23:51" theguardian.com Telling porkies: German MP attacks vegetarian products with meaty names Agriculture minister Christian Schmidt calls for ban on labels like 'vegan curry sausage' that he says are 'misleading and unsettling' for consumers Warning: this story contains the pun 'wurst' offenders
"29.12.2016 13:58:30" theguardian.com 2016 was the end of the world as we know it. So what's next? Trump and Brexit challenged fundamental beliefs, while the Syrian war left many in despair. And there's more to come in 2017 The phrase “turning point” is overused, but future historians are likely to view the year 2016 as exactly that.
"29.12.2016 12:52:10" theguardian.com Robots ready to rumble: drones and bots battle it out in South Korea – video The International Drone Robot Contest is taking place in Incheon in South Korea Humanoid bots battle it out in a martial arts contest while drones and rolling robots complete physical tasks. Six hundred pupils are taking part in the competition in South Korea, which began on Tuesday
"29.12.2016 11:59:07" theguardian.com More than 50,000 migrants left Germany in 2016, says report The increased number of migrants leaving the country is believed to be a response to Germany's hardening immigration stance And what of 'Merkel's legacy'?
"29.12.2016 10:18:37" theguardian.com 2016: the year in viral videos A look back at celebrities doing carpool karaoke and the mannequin challenge, Chewbacca Mom and the unforgettable Gangnam style Ed Balls 2016 has been quite a year ... not least for its viral videos and social media challenges. Here we look back at celebrities doing carpool karaoke, mannequin challenges and Obama's mic drop.
"29.12.2016 04:00:00" theguardian.com On the hunt for illegal miners as a new gold rush hits New Zealand Prospecting for gold is growing in popularity by the year, but amateurs looking for a quick fortune can damage the environment “A lot of these cowboys, they think that gold just jumps into their hands”
"28.12.2016 18:32:00" theguardian.com Our best portraits of 2016 – in pictures From pop stars to puppeteers, sportspeople to Syrian refugees, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year
"28.12.2016 17:20:11" theguardian.com Canadians ice skate on the streets as 'freezing rain' turns roads into rinks Winter storm makes it too dangerous to drive in Ontario but people come up with another way to get around Ditch the car, grab the skates.
"28.12.2016 15:17:51" theguardian.com Steve Bell on his best cartoons of 2016 – 'The Danes demanded an apology' How do you capture the events of an extraordinary year? Well, here's how Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell fared
"28.12.2016 14:19:03" theguardian.com 'We must never repeat the horrors of war': Japanese PM makes pledge at Pearl Harbor In an historic moment, the Japanese prime minister stood next to Barack Obama at the USS Arizona Memorial and offered 'everlasting condolences' “As the prime minister of Japan, I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here, as well as to the spirits of all the brave men and women whose lives were taken by a war that commenced in this very place …
"28.12.2016 13:08:14" theguardian.com Can you spot the 'real' fake news story? – quiz We've mixed some of the most prominent fake news of the year with some other rubbish we just made up. Try and spot the difference … Quiz: can you spot the 'real' fake news story? Spot the difference between 2016's fake news and stuff we made up
"28.12.2016 11:58:11" theguardian.com Turkey and Russia 'agree terms of Syria ceasefire' Countries have agreed proposal that should come into force by midnight, says Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency Hope of some positive news from Syria
"28.12.2016 10:20:39" theguardian.com Carrie Fisher, actor and writer, dies at 60 – video obituary Carrie Fisher, the actor best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has died in Los Angeles A rather nice video obituary for Carrie Fisher, with a link to her full obituary, who has died in Los Angeles aged 60. Fisher made her big screen debut in the 1975 comedy Shampoo and would launch to superstardom just two short years later for her role in
"28.12.2016 02:00:00" Timeline Photos If you'd like to start the new year with a new perspective then take advantage of our subscription offers, including 6 issues for $6. Click the link below
"27.12.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com The King William's College quiz 2016 Whose murder was signalled by the screaming of an owl? Where did Richard and Renata drink Montgomerys? Whose head-turning tool is favoured by some accoucheurs? Plus 177 more fiendish questions in the quiz to end all quizzes It's not in our paper this year, but for Guardian Weekly readers keen on putting their grey matter to the test, here's the 2016 King William's College quiz. It's not for the faint-hearted (or dull witted)
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"27.12.2016 14:36:14" theguardian.com Arctic ice melt 'already affecting weather patterns where you live right now' Soaring Arctic temperatures 'strongly linked' to recent extreme weather events, say scientists at cutting edge of climate change research The final GW issue of 2016 has just hit the presses. On the front cover this week, Guardian environment's Damian Carrington reports from the cutting edge of climate research, where scientists say soaring Arctic temperatures 'strongly linked' to recent
"27.12.2016 13:31:04" theguardian.com Will 2017 be the year virtual reality gets real? From the high-end Oculus Rift to Google and Samsung's cheaper offerings, VR is aiming for the mainstream. What next? The early adopters have bought in, the launch games have been launched, and now that the initial flurry of excitement has died down, the more pressing questions are left: how will virtual reality platforms evolve?
"27.12.2016 12:12:18" theguardian.com The funniest and most unusual animal photos of 2016 A selection of images captured by photographers over the past 12 months, including a Donald Trump lookalike pheasant, kissing parakeets, and a lost sloth
"27.12.2016 11:02:50" theguardian.com Trans-Siberian Railway: a view from Moscow to Vladivostok – a photo essay On a 9,288km journey inspired by the centennial anniversary of the railway's completion in 1916, photographer Annie Ling captures life onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, and beyond the carriage window A photographer realises one of their dream trips: riding the entire length of the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok.
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"27.12.2016 09:10:19" theguardian.com 2016: How do you report a year that changed the world? – video From Donald Trump to Brexit, the refugee crisis and war in Syria to the continuing catastrophe of climate change – 2016 has been a difficult year. But the Guardian's independent reporting has sought to make sense of events and hold power to account Morning everyone. As we approach 2017, we thought we'd give you a three-and-a-half minute review of the news in 2016.
"21.12.2016 14:00:04" theguardian.com A visual history of the Guardian Weekly A visual history of the Guardian Weekly - people and pages, from 1919 to the present day
"21.12.2016 13:05:08" theguardian.com A short history of the Guardian Weekly: celebrating our success Since the end of the first world war, the Weekly has delivered the liberal Guardian perspective to a global readership A short history of the Guardian Weekly: delivering liberal perspectives to a global readership since 1919
"21.12.2016 12:27:21" theguardian.com How the fame game changed in 2016 This year, old-fashioned talent and modern celebrity went head to head in the race to top the A-list. This is how they rewrote the rulebook 2016 saw old-fashioned talent and modern celebrity go head to head in the race to top the A-list
"21.12.2016 11:13:32" theguardian.com Guardian photographer of the year 2016: Carl Court This year the Guardian picture desk has chosen Carl Court from Getty Images as our agency photographer of the year. Here is a selection of his work covering some of the year's biggest stories – from the refugee crisis to Brexit, earthquakes in Italy and The Guardian picture desk chose Carl Court from Getty Images as their agency photographer of the year. Here are his thoughts on some of his most remarkable images
"21.12.2016 10:19:12" theguardian.com Berlin attack: German police say they have more than 500 leads Investigators are using DNA, fingerprints and GPS data in attempt to catch man who drove truck into Christmas market German police say they have more than 500 leads to investigate for Berlin Christmas market attack
"20.12.2016 14:55:36" theguardian.com Listerine gargle every day helps slow spread of gonorrhoea, study finds Researchers at Melbourne clinic conduct clinical trial and say mouthwash a cheap and effective control measure Mouthwash gargle every day helps to slow spread of gonorrhoea, study finds ...
"20.12.2016 12:39:48" theguardian.com Tim Cook on why he met Donald Trump and the future of desktop Macs At company Q&A, Apple CEO argued it is important to engage with president-elect and also suggested a bright future for desktop Tim Cook has spoken to Apple employees in a closed Q&A about his decision to meet with US president-elect Donald Trump, arguing that it's more important to engage than stand on the sidelines “yelling”.
"20.12.2016 08:39:33" theguardian.com Berlin truck 'terrorist attack': 12 killed in Christmas market crash – live Police say they believe truck 'deliberately' driven into crowd, killing 12 people and injuring 48 at Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Police in Berlin have confirmed that they are treating an incident at the city's Breitscheidplatz on Monday night as a “presumed terrorist attack”, saying they are working on the assumption that a truck was “intentionally” driven into a Christmas market.
"19.12.2016 17:39:35" theguardian.com Russian ambassador to Turkey killed in Ankara shooting Gunman stood behind Andrei Karlov at an Ankara gallery before he fired his fatal shot The Russian ambassador to Ankara has been killed in a gun attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. Turkey's NTV reported that the gunman had been killed by police.
"19.12.2016 15:59:28" theguardian.com Dick Van Dyke: 'Someone should have told me to work on my Cockney accent' The actor, 90, on being married to someone half his age, growing up during the Great Depression and hoping to live to be 100 Gaw blimey Mayor-ee Poppins! Dick van Dyke at 90 (and to be fair, there have been some pretty disastrous British attempts at American accents) ...
"19.12.2016 15:19:44" theguardian.com Christine Lagarde avoids sentence despite guilty verdict in negligence trial Judges opt not to hand down sentence to head of International Monetary Fund, who was not present for judgment Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde has been found guilty of negligence in approving a payout of taxpayers' money to controversial French businessman Bernard Tapie but avoided a jail sentence.
"19.12.2016 14:07:49" theguardian.com Havana clubs: Salvatore Di Gregorio's carnival dancers – in pictures Photographer Salvatore Di Gregorio travelled to Cuba to dive into its Afro-Latin melting pot – where spirits are chased with brooms
"19.12.2016 12:42:25" theguardian.com Do you have Christmas spirit? Personality quiz | Ben Ambridge Do you love Christmas? Or find it a real ordeal? The answers to this quiz could surprise you, says Ben Ambridge Do you have Christmas spirit or find it a real ordeal? Our personality quiz will gauge your, er, spirit level
"19.12.2016 11:28:15" theguardian.com France plans internet ombudsman to safeguard free speech Ombudsman role would serve to protect companies from spurious complaints and prevent excessive censorship France aims is to provide a simple procedure that will support online firms uncertain of their legal liabilities, and prevent over-zealous censorship of material. It could be copied by other European jurisdictions.
"19.12.2016 10:19:38" theguardian.com Mysterious ghost shark caught on film for the first time Also known as chimaeras, the creatures have tooth plates instead of teeth and a retractable penis on their heads American scientists surveying the depths of the ocean off the coast of California and Hawaii have unwittingly filmed the mysterious ghost shark for the first time.
"19.12.2016 09:10:34" theguardian.com Snow stylish: an ice-cool fashion shoot – in pictures Morning everyone. Let's start with something light ... like a photoshoot involving snowmen.
Amsterdam-based fashion photographer Mirka Laura Severa usually shoots for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Lacoste, but for her latest project, commissioned by
"16.12.2016 14:46:00" theguardian.com Blood and beehives: Phyllis Posnick's styling for Vogue – in pictures US Vogue's top fashion editor works with photographers to inject style with sci-fi and fantasy. A new book, Stoppers: Photographs from My Life at Vogue by Posnick and Vogue's chief editor, Anna Wintour, highlights the results
"16.12.2016 13:25:00" theguardian.com Pull a fast one: London bar installs world's first contactless beer pump Technology devised by Barclaycard aims to reduce queueing times by letting customers serve and pay for their own drinks A pub for the punter in a hurry?
"16.12.2016 12:26:59" theguardian.com Travel Photographer of the Year 2016: the winners – in pictures From a snow-swirled New York street scene to serene waterscapes in China – and the Wirral – these images from TPOTY are a fascinating and beautiful take on the planet. They will be displayed in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations from 18
"16.12.2016 11:42:04" theguardian.com Aleppo evacuation suspended as blasts heard at departure point State-run TV station says rebels have breached agreement with Syrian government by taking prisoners with them Aleppo dominates the news again today: evacuation is suspended after rebels block deal on pro-government villages
"15.12.2016 14:46:12" theguardian.com Eight things you need to do right now to protect yourself online From using unique passwords for everything to utilising two-step verification and enabling encryption, here's how to guard your privacy and stay safe 'Every single thing with a password needs to have a unique password, shared with nothing else'
"15.12.2016 13:11:44" theguardian.com The cool quiz: how well do you know the hippest characters in culture? The wit of Humphrey Bogart, the heroism of Josephine Baker, the victims of Ali G, the boasts of Biggie Smalls … try these 50 questions about the coolest ever stars Assume the answer to all is 'The Fonz'...
"15.12.2016 12:21:44" theguardian.com The feminine mystique: Patty Carroll's anonymous women – in pictures In her long-running series Anonymous Women, photographer Patty Carroll covers women up with soft furnishings, fashion accessories and crockery in a comment on the repression of domestic life
"15.12.2016 11:47:56" theguardian.com Casting creche: meet the four-year-olds pitching ideas for blockbusters Hollywood thinks kids can come up with movies. So we sat seven in a room and gave their ideas – from laser monsters to polar bear witches – to a top producer and asked which one he'd pick A four-year-old came up with the idea the upcoming movie Monster Trucks, which looks set to be a gigantic financial disaster. So what happened?
"15.12.2016 10:48:34" theguardian.com Syria: ambulances on the move as Aleppo evacuation operation begins International Committee of the Red Cross confirms start of operation to transfer wounded from besieged districts Aleppo tense as civilians begin to be evacuated from rebel-held districts.
"14.12.2016 15:19:01" theguardian.com 'Are you incapable of shame?': Samantha Power criticises Syria, Iran and Russia over Aleppo – video The US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, tells the security council that the Syrian government and its allies Russia and Iran bear responsibility for killings of civilians in Aleppo Even in ambassadorial circles, diplomacy occasionally gives way to candour
"14.12.2016 13:40:28" theguardian.com Why don't humans have a penis bone? Scientists may now know Speed of human mating might be behind the lack of a baculum in humans, suggests study tracing bone's evolution Probably not a fact for the Christmas dinner table, but a conversation starter nonetheless.
"14.12.2016 12:32:36" theguardian.com The perception gap: how well do you know your country? Take our quiz Ipsos Mori surveyed people in 40 countries on issues ranging from attitudes to homosexuality to numbers of Muslims, and found the gulf between perception and reality is often huge. Our quiz lets you see if you can do any better Think you know where your country stands on issues? There was a gap between perception and reality among people surveyed across 40 countries recently. See if you can do any better with our quiz.
"14.12.2016 11:51:36" theguardian.com Sport quiz of the year 2016 – live! Portugal won in France, Team GB impressed in Rio and Andy Murray was on top of the world, but were you paying attention – and can you remember the details? Calling sport fans. You can take part in our sport quiz - live. First round (of six) begins at 12:30 GMT
"14.12.2016 11:02:11" theguardian.com 'So beautiful': Mick Fanning goes for midnight surf under the northern lights – video Australian pro surfer Mick Fanning pulls on a thick wetsuit and hood to surf under the stars as the northern lights play above him in Norway. Morning from London. Let's start with some picturesque footage from the shores of Norway. The full results of the project, called Chasing the Shot, will be released early next year
"13.12.2016 13:00:15" dutchuncle.co.uk Noma Bar Israeli-born Noma Bar studied graphic design and typography at the Jerusalem Academy of Art& Design before moving to London in 2001. Describing his craft as visual communication, combining the skills of artist, illustrator and designer, Noma states he's Our end-of-year special issue features some special artwork from illustrator Noma Bar, whose work we've admired for some time. We think his work makes for a striking cover (and there is more of his work on the inside pages).
You can find out more about
"13.12.2016 12:54:02" Timeline Photos In this week's paper we look back at a year in news, and ahead to what is to come. There's Trump and Putin, Boris and Brexit; we've also pulled together pieces from our correspondents on the International Criminal Court, Asia, Latin America, Australia,
"12.12.2016 17:31:30" theguardian.com Thieves in France steal 'dozens of kilos' of gold in armoured truck raid Four raiders forced truck off A6 road in south-east, locking two operators inside before making off with haul, say police Thieves force a van off the road between Paris and Lyon, seizing gold, locking two security workers in the back of the vehicle and setting cars on fire before fleeing
"12.12.2016 15:39:17" theguardian.com From Kashmir to North Korea: Donald Trump's quick fixes Who else is going to soothe relations between Pakistan and India, bring peace to the Middle East, get Kim Jong-un to calm down, and stop Isis in its tracks? The president-elect is about to step onto a world stage more complex and fraught with danger than most living souls can remember. No job is too big for the reality TV star turned leader of the free world. And he has already hinted at how quickly he will
"12.12.2016 13:38:59" theguardian.com Australia's changing landscape through Google timelapse – video Images of Australia from Google's timelapse project show the extent of development around its largest cities and the expansion of mining Google's timelapse project allows users to see how anywhere in the world has changed in the past 32 years using Landsat satellite images. These images of Australia show the extent of development around its largest cities, as well as the changes brought by
"12.12.2016 12:23:49" theguardian.com Reindeer shrink as climate change in Arctic puts their food on ice Warmer summers boost numbers but average weight falls by 7kg because winter snow turns to rain, which then freezes and locks away its food Reindeer are shrinking on an Arctic island near the north pole as a result of climate change that has curbed the amount of winter food available to the animals, scientists say
"12.12.2016 10:56:02" theguardian.com Driftwood covered in gooseneck barnacles perplexes New Zealanders Melissa Doubleday was strolling along Muriwai Beach near Auckland when she came across a rather unusual sight. A strange visitor to a New Zealand beach
"08.12.2016 16:02:34" theguardian.com The painter in a hurry: Ernst Haas's colour masterpieces – in pictures The photographer of the Marlboro man turned his lens on a much more mysterious side of America in amazing colour-saturated shots of the US
"08.12.2016 14:26:54" theguardian.com 'Democracy was hijacked. It got a bad name': the death of the post-Soviet dream Independence 25 years ago promised to bring freedom and prosperity to central Asia, but kleptocratic regimes have left many yearning for the past Like the rest of Tajikistan and the four other former Soviet “Stans” – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan – Kommunizm is marking 25 years of independence, thanks to the slow-motion collapse of the Soviet Union in the autumn of 1991. But
"08.12.2016 12:38:22" theguardian.com What do dreams mean? The five most common explained Have you ever dreamt about failing an exam? If so, a dream researcher says you're in good company Dreams explained. Though it should be noted that starting conversations about dreams during dinner parties will probably lead to a drying up of invites.
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"08.12.2016 11:00:55" theguardian.com A quest for tribes: the world's indigenous peoples – in pictures A photographic spectacular to start he day: Jimmy Nelson spent four years documenting the world's indigenous cultures for his Before They Pass Away project. This week, new and archive images go on display at Brussels' La Photographie Galerie
"07.12.2016 13:58:08" theguardian.com Where is the world's most 'godless' city? Norwich has the highest proportion of residents describing themselves as having no religion, while Berlin has been called the 'atheist capital of Europe'. But what about the rest of the world? And is such an assessment meaningful? Unholier than thou?
"07.12.2016 11:32:00" theguardian.com Thailand opens investigation into BBC for alleged insult of new king Police visit BBC's Bangkok office, taking staff's Yakult milk drink, after profile detailing King Maha Vajiralongkorn's personal life is blocked online Thailand has opened an investigation into the BBC's local language service for alleged defamation and blocked access to an online profile of the country's new king, less than a week after he succeeded to the throne.
"07.12.2016 10:29:59" theguardian.com Meteor brightens night sky in Siberia – video Videos shared by Russians on social media show a meteor turning dark night into day in parts of Siberia on Tuesday Meteor chasing in Russia - a large fireball was seen across several areas of Khakassia in the south of the country. Local authorities say no damage was caused
"06.12.2016 14:00:41" theguardian.com Slow-motion pile up of cars, buses and trucks in snowy Montreal – video Montreal drivers struggle to control the fate of their vehicles on a a slippery section of road resulting in a slo-mo pile up In Montreal, road conditions are ... tricky
"06.12.2016 12:48:46" theguardian.com Republican defense community fills Reagan shrine with prayers over Trump After the president-elect antagonized China with a phone call, the national-security wing of the party met in California, uneasy in a new age of foreign policy On the front of the paper this week, the Republican party recalibrates for a Trump presidency. Once the national-security wing of the party formed the core of the Never Trump coalition and denounced the businessman's geopolitical recklessness or
"05.12.2016 12:07:11" theguardian.com The 24-hour emergency hotline for Syrian refugees – video Mohammed Abu Amar runs a makeshift 24-hour helpline from his flat in Hamburg, guiding scared refugees fleeing the violence in Syria across the water to Europe Despite losing the use of both legs in a shelling in Damascus in the early days of the Syrian conflict, Mohammed Abu Amar made the crossing to Europe with his family in 2013. He subsequently found his calling, being constantly available on the phone for
"05.12.2016 11:13:47" theguardian.com Victory for Van der Bellen and the left is a sigh of relief for Europe The leftist's win was hailed as the 'liberal push back' against Brexit and Trump, but 46% voted for the far-right Norbert Hofer After the twin traumas of Trump and Brexit, centrist parties, social democrats and liberals of all stripes had feared another triumph for the advancing forces of nativist populism represented by Van der Bellen's rival, the far-right Freedom party's
"05.12.2016 10:32:13" theguardian.com Seven decades of classic photography from the Observer As the world's oldest Sunday newspaper celebrates its 225th birthday, we bring you a selection of its award-winning photojournalism – from the 1950s to the present
"02.12.2016 10:49:53" theguardian.com After 60 years, is nuclear fusion finally poised to deliver? It's been a long time coming, but the world's top powers are now betting billions on the Iter collaboration to deliver clean, safe, limitless energy for the modern world A futuristic feel with this week's lead story. The long allure of nuclear fusion is simple: clean, safe, limitless energy for a world that will soon house 10bn energy-hungry citizens. But despite 60 years of research and billions of dollars, the results
"01.12.2016 15:11:58" theguardian.com Can France resist the far right? – video Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède asks how France's presidential election will play out across the country and Europe Now that François Fillon has become the French right's presidential candidate, it is possible that he will face Marine Le Pen of the Front National in the final round. Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède asks whether it is likely that France will have a
"01.12.2016 12:52:14" theguardian.com Haranguing Chad: how Nickelback became pop's ultimate punchline Canadian police have warned criminals that part of their punishment will include having to listen to the 'Back. From Sting to Phil Collins, some acts just can't escape being the butt of our jokes When musicians turn to punchlines - why some musical acts become the butt of our jokes
"01.12.2016 11:20:05" Timeline Photos A postcard has arrived at GW Towers, here in London, from a reader in Canada. Addressed to our editor, a fellow Canadian, were the words: "I thought you might like a reminder of the Canadian colour of a maple in the Fall - burnt orange by the autumnal
"30.11.2016 15:41:36" theguardian.com Raúl Castro addresses Fidel memorial service in Havana's Revolution Square – video Cuban president Raúl Castro speaks of his late brother Fidel's place in history at a mass memorial ceremony Thousands of Cubans were in attendance, as well as a number of world leaders including Bolivian president Evo Morales and Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro attend a memorial service for Fidel Castro in in Havana's Revolution Square
"30.11.2016 14:37:12" Timeline Photos Happy St Andrew's day to all of our readers in Scotland, and to those who are marking the occasion in another part of the world
"30.11.2016 13:18:46" theguardian.com The world's most beautiful airport terminals – in pictures The beauty and design ingenuity of airport terminals – where travellers spend so much of their time – are celebrated in a new photography book, The Art of the Airport
"30.11.2016 10:27:15" theguardian.com Carlsen v Karjakin: sudden death climax looms in World Chess Championship After two weeks of pitted play, Wednesday heralds quickfire tie-breaker between current world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and his challenger, Sergey Karjakin Another beautiful, chilly morning in London. Starting with chess today - one of the GW team is excited about this
"29.11.2016 13:28:23" theguardian.com World's oldest person: last living human born in 1800s prepares to turn 117 Italian Emma Morano, whose life spans three centuries, says her secret to longevity is not eating much 'because I have no teeth' Happy Birthday Emma Morano, 117 years young today.
"29.11.2016 10:27:36" theguardian.com Plane carrying Brazil's Chapecoense football team crashes in Colombia – video A plane carrying 81 people, including members from Brazil's Chapecoense football team, has crashed in Colombia Plane carrying 81 people, including 22 footballers from Brazilian club Chapecoense, crashes in Colombia, killing 76
"29.11.2016 08:13:26" Timeline Photos A view from the London office this morning. A cold, crisp start. The sun rising, making the plane in the middle of the sky look like a passing comet.
"28.11.2016 14:23:35" theguardian.com Thunderstorm asthma: what causes it and why is it so dangerous? – video explainer Prof Christine Jenkins explains the phenomenon, how we can prepare for it and why it is especially dangerous for people who do not usually get asthma A mass asthma event, which caused at least six deaths and left dozens in hospital, hit Melbourne, Australia, last week. It was triggered by extreme winds and air moisture which broke pollen particles into small enough pieces to enter people's lungs.
"28.11.2016 13:11:10" theguardian.com Anger as Japanese skating rink freezes thousands of fish into ice as gimmick The feature at Space World in Kitakyushu is forced to close after anger at 'disrespect for life' and 'lack of morality' An amusement park in Japan has been forced to close its skating rink after a torrent of online criticism over its centrepiece: thousands of fish frozen into the ice.
"28.11.2016 11:19:26" theguardian.com Havana mourns Fidel Castro – in pictures The big news of the weekend - the death of Fidel Castro. The gallery shows reaction in Havana.
And here's the obituary: theguardian.com/world/2016/nov
"28.11.2016 10:46:12" theguardian.com Syrian rebel forces in Aleppo suffer 'biggest defeat since 2012' Government advance drives wedge through rebel-held areas as activists claim opposition has lost third of its territory Rebel forces in Aleppo have lost control of a key district that threatens to split the remaining opposition-held area in two, according to activists.
"25.11.2016 15:15:44" Timeline Photos Looking for a gift for someone at home or overseas and think that they would enjoy a weekly supply of insightful analysis, sharp comment and thought-provoking features? Then how about a subscription the Guardian Weekly, a window on the world for readers
"25.11.2016 11:25:27" theguardian.com Thanksgiving Day parade in New York – in pictures The best of yesterday's inflatables: Macy's 90th annual Thanksgiving Day parade featured giant balloons of characters from popular culture floating above the streets of Manhattan
"25.11.2016 11:17:49" theguardian.com Death row: the lawyer who keeps losing The Long Read: A single attorney has had more clients sentenced to death in federal court than any other defence lawyer in America. He's part of a deeply flawed system that is about to get worse An insight into the world of a death row lawyer - fascinating stuff.
"25.11.2016 10:47:30" theguardian.com The 10 lies about Black Friday's consumerist circle of hell As we approach the Christmas shopping season finale, what can neo-Marxist analysis teach us? As you will no doubt have been told by countless adverts this week, today is Black Friday - the zenith of Christmas shopping days. Hre we look at 10 lies about Black Friday
"24.11.2016 14:01:44" Timeline Photos Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers in North America, and to our North American readers celebrating away from home.
"24.11.2016 13:04:37" theguardian.com How well do you know the life of Freddie Mercury? – quiz It's the 25th anniversary of the death of the Queen frontman on 23 November – test your knowledge of his life and times A quiz for the Queen fans (not that Queen)
"24.11.2016 12:01:42" theguardian.com Tokyo gets first November snow in over 50 years – video An unusually cold air mass has brought wet snow to Japan's capital. The last November snow in central Tokyo was in 1962 Tokyo is feeling the chill. An unusually cold air mass brought wet snow to Japan's capital. Above-freezing temperatures meant that in most places it didn't last – though it did accumulate on pavements and cars in the far western suburbs.
"24.11.2016 10:45:43" theguardian.com Melbourne 'thunderstorm asthma' kills four people, with seven in intensive care Victims of storm named as Clarence Leo, Apollo Papadopoulos, Omar Moujalled and Hope Carnevali Thunderstorm in Melbourne – where extreme winds and air moisture broke pollen particles up into small enough pieces to enter peoples lungs – triggers a mass asthma event
"23.11.2016 14:57:35" theguardian.com Autumn colors across North America – in pictures As winter finally arrives across the US, take a look back at the annual dazzling display of colour across the continent
"23.11.2016 13:47:26" theguardian.com Key points of the autumn statement – at a glance This page will be updated with the key points as Philip Hammond, the chancellor, delivers his first autumn statement Key points of the UK's economy from the AutumnStatement - at a glance
"23.11.2016 12:30:09" theguardian.com Autumn statement 2016: Philip Hammond to unveil Brexit impact on UK economy – live! Rolling coverage and analysis as chancellor Philip Hammond presents his first autumn statement The UK chancellor reveals his Autumn Statement, the UK's economic forecast, in a few moments. Follow it live.
"23.11.2016 12:01:23" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Letters, 25 November 2016 Canada and the EU; making sense of Brexit; we're heading for a crash With Canada's "European values" of democracy, tolerance, openness and decency, is it time for the North American nation to take the UK's place in the European Union?
An ingenious idea or a preposterous proposal? Just one of the letters in this week's
"23.11.2016 10:47:17" theguardian.com 2016 in metaphors: dead turkey, frozen moose and man digging his own grave The year has become so maligned that Twitter is awash with posts listing the strange and terrible things that 2016 can be compared to An annus horribilis - Twitter posts that list the strange and terrible things 2016 can be compared to
"22.11.2016 14:41:46" theguardian.com Tiny island of Caldey records first crime as visitor hits 'naughty boy' Father's treatment of seven-year-old after tour of chocolate-making area troubles monks proud of island's quiet living Breaking crime news...
"22.11.2016 13:20:20" theguardian.com Germany daunted by great expectations as Obama passes baton to Merkel Some fear Germany may struggle to assume America's status as torchbearer for liberal democracy after Trump victory in US Angela Merkel is the focus of our lead story this week.
As the world adjusts to the political shift to the right - Trump in the USA, Brexit in Europe, Duterte in the Philippines - and Barack Obama relinquishes his role as president, will Germany's
"22.11.2016 10:48:52" theguardian.com Fukushima: tsunami waves hit after 7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Japan Tsunami warning issued for northern Pacific coast as earthquake's epicentre was off coast of Fukushima prefecture, also impacted by the 2011 tsunami Japan has lifted all tsunami warnings issued after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the country's east coast, as the risk of major damage appeared to pass.
"21.11.2016 17:48:15" theguardian.com Vancouver mayor on housing crisis: 'I never dreamed it would get this intense' Gregor Robertson's platform in 2008 vowed affordable housing and an end to homelessness. Eight years and three terms later, the city's housing market is in a perilous place – and has forced the mayor to get creative Vancouver's housing market is in a perilous place – and has forced the mayor to get creative. Could his ideas work in other cities with overheated housing markets?
"21.11.2016 15:10:23" theguardian.com Awkward Apec fashion: what world leaders wore – in pictures From Driza-Bone coats in Australia to 'Star Trek suits' in China, the annual summit is renowned for its photoshoots with global leaders From Driza-Bone coats in Australia to tunics dubbed 'Star Trek suits' in China, the annual Apec summit is renowned for staging awkward photoshoots with global leaders. This year, they wore a slightly more restrained woollen shawl, but here's a rundown of
"21.11.2016 12:49:41" theguardian.com Magic numbers: can maths equations be beautiful? The concept of beauty underpins how mathematicians solve quantum theory or describe gravity. From E=mc² to string theory, mathematical beauty has led physicists to draw up some of the most compelling descriptions of reality A beautiful interactive piece - video, interviews, animation - examines the beauty of maths
"21.11.2016 11:44:12" theguardian.com Sarkozy defeated in primary for French right's presidential candidate Former PMs François Fillon and Alain Juppé face second vote on 27 November after Sarkozy's humiliating rejection No return for Sarko - former president out of race for the French right's candidacy
"18.11.2016 16:43:35" theguardian.com 150 years of global warming in a minute-long symphony – video Sometimes, a tune can say so much more than an image or words. Here, we turn almost 150 years of global temperatures into music. The higher the temperature, the higher the pitch of the note. And the louder the note, the more carbon there is in the The sound of global warming
"18.11.2016 14:13:35" Timeline Photos The Guardian Weekly offers readers considered news, comment and analysis in an ever-changing world. Let us help you make sense of global events with our 6-for-6 subscription offers:
"18.11.2016 13:01:12" theguardian.com Pounce! Kittens caught mid-leap – in pictures California-based photographer Seth Casteel made his name taking photographs of dogs underwater, but before that, he was snapping cats on land California-based photographer Seth Casteel made his name taking photographs of dogs underwater, but before that, he was snapping cats on land. In fact, they were his first animal subjects. Casteel's new book, Pounce – a follow-up to his bestselling
"17.11.2016 12:43:31" theguardian.com Goffin's cockatoos make same tool from different materials – video report Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and the University of Oxford have shown that Goffin's cockatoos can make and use elongated tools out of different materials Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and the University of Oxford have shown that Goffin's cockatoos can make and use elongated tools out of different materials. In video footage released on Wednesday, the cockatoo makes tools
"17.11.2016 11:58:01" theguardian.com City lights quiz: can you identify these world cities from space? Astronauts on the International Space Station took these images of cities at night. Note that up doesn't necessarily mean north. All images: ESA/NASA Well, I managed a poor 8 out of 14. Can you do any better?
"17.11.2016 10:45:55" theguardian.com Dictionary of 50,000 surnames and their origins published Four-year study by linguists and historians of British and Irish records back to 11th century analyses family names What's in a name? Well, if it's Baker you should have probably worked it out by now - but for the rest of you...
"16.11.2016 15:42:52" theguardian.com Stephen Bannon and the alt-right in the White House – video explainer What is the alt-right? And why do liberals fear Trump's appointment of his chief strategist will encourage antisemites, racists and misogynists? President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist. Bannon is the executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, 'a platform for the alt-right'. Here we explain what that means – and why many liberals fear his appointment
"16.11.2016 12:41:40" theguardian.com The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures The history of cartography is littered with mistakes, myths and mendacity. From the magnetic mountain at the north pole to Australia's inland sea, Edward Brooke-Hitching charts five centuries of misrepresentative maps
"16.11.2016 11:27:48" theguardian.com 'Post-truth' named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries US election and EU referendum drive popularity of adjective describing situation 'in which objective facts are less influential than appeals to emotion' 'alt-right', 'Brexiteer', 'chatbot' and the now omnipresent 'hygge' - the shortlist for the words of the year.
"15.11.2016 14:07:41" theguardian.com Revealed: temp agencies' avoidance scheme costs taxpayers 'hundreds of millions' In the first of a series on the UK's increasingly precarious world of work, a Guardian investigation uncovers the use of 'contrived' financial arrangements to slash national insurance bills Guardian launches 'new world of work' series, looking at the increasingly precarious area of employment
"15.11.2016 12:50:45" theguardian.com My journeys in Trumpland Two years on the campaign trail revealed an America forgotten in the bicoastal media bubble, leaving our writer unsurprised when Hillary Clinton was beaten A bumper 52-page paper for readers this week, full of reaction to and analysis of Donald Trump's presidential win. Dan Roberts, who spent two years following the campaign over two years and across 24 states, explains why the result was no surprise. Also,
"15.11.2016 10:26:47" theguardian.com Arcaid's architecture photograph of the year shortlist – in pictures In capturing vast skyscrapers, stadiums, museums and more, these prize-nominated pictures reflect the buildings' ingenuity and strangeness
"14.11.2016 16:35:44" theguardian.com Adult Friend Finder and Penthouse hacked in massive personal data breach Over 412m accounts from pornography sites and sex hookup service reportedly leaked as Friend Finder Networks suffers second hack in just over a year Another huge data breach hits online dating site
"14.11.2016 13:48:12" theguardian.com Hatchimal: the must-have Christmas toy you simply can't get The interactive bird, set to be the Christmas best-seller, is already flying off the shelves This years must-have toy - and egg that needs to be rubbed and tapped
"14.11.2016 11:31:19" theguardian.com Supermoon – in pictures Skygazers are heading to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the largest supermoon since 1948. Astronomy enthusiasts can see Earth's satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset, weather permitting
"14.11.2016 10:59:27" theguardian.com Adam Curtis: why South Park is the best documentary of them all The film-maker believes that the traditional documentary has failed to explain truths about the real world. Instead, we should look to fiction for answers 'Traditional documentaries seem a bit stuck. Things like South Park, movies like The Big Short and American Honey portray the real world in ways that are surprising and imaginative.'
"14.11.2016 09:58:12" theguardian.com 'Like living on a waking dragon': New Zealanders count cost of earthquake Eyewitness accounts emerge as strong aftershocks and severe weather hamper efforts to reach stranded communities News overnight: New Zealand suffers storms and severe aftershocks after 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
"11.11.2016 16:38:23" theguardian.com Singles' Day: Chinese to splurge $20bn in world's biggest shopping event Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba reports huge online sales in the annual celebration of lonely hearts Chinese consumers were expected to spend $20bn in the Singles' Day shopping splurge that claims to be the world's biggest shopping event.
"11.11.2016 13:27:34" theguardian.com New Zealand town builds underpass for march of the penguins Private tunnel is designed to aid commute of world's smallest penguin to sea and help them avoid traffic and tourists The penguin subway
"11.11.2016 12:35:07" theguardian.com What is the supermoon? The science behind the lunar wonder – video explainer On Monday 14 November, the moon will be the biggest and brightest it has been in almost 60 years Here is what you need to know to make the most of this rare close encounter of the lunar kind
"11.11.2016 11:03:47" theguardian.com Mapping the Trump factor: 10 countries and regions feeling the heat Our writers outline what is at stake for those around the world likely to be immediately affected by Donald Trump's presidency Nato, peace deals, trade deals and diplomacy: what countries could be immediately affected by Trump's presidency
"11.11.2016 10:19:41" theguardian.com Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies aged 82 'We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries,' says announcement of the Canadian singer's death on his Facebook page Tributes come in as legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies aged 82
"10.11.2016 14:18:33" theguardian.com New Interpol head is Chinese former deputy head of paramilitary police force Vice-minister Meng Hongwei's election has sparked concerns his position may be used to boost China's campaign to pursue dissidents around the globe New Interpol appointment raises fresh concerns for Chinese dissidents who have fled abroad.
"10.11.2016 13:01:56" theguardian.com Late-night vote catches Queensland MPs half-dressed Bare feet, T-shirts and football jerseys feature as MPs rush from parliamentary bedrooms to vote at 2.30am Democracy unfrocked as Australian MP's rush to vote in late-night session
"10.11.2016 12:30:42" theguardian.com Magical history tour: the Beatles in infographics – in pictures A pair of graphic designers and self-confessed Beatles geeks have mapped Fab Four trivia including the instruments they played, the outfits they wore and even some of their most famous press-conference quips
All images courtesy of Orphans Publishing
"10.11.2016 11:11:20" theguardian.com Europe's leaders cannot hide their nerves amid Trump congratulations Foreign ministers arrange meeting to assess how election victory will affect relations with US on trade and defence After the storm, world leaders begin to plan for President Trump
"09.11.2016 13:15:48" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly | The Guardian Latest Guardian Weekly news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice A reminder for our subscribers: you can read four extra pages of US election coverage by accessing the Guardian Weekly digital edition theguardian.com/weekly
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"09.11.2016 09:57:26" theguardian.com Trump's victory is nothing short of a revolution | Richard Wolffe An era that stretches back to Roosevelt has come to an end. America's lawmakers must resist falling into line, and challenge the new administration at every turn Donald Trump is the next president of the United States. A stunning, shocking result - so where does America go from here?
"08.11.2016 13:26:42" theguardian.com Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming 'is worse than I feared' Ten years ago the leading economist warned about climate change in a landmark report – he says while there is cause for optimism, the picture is still grim This week's lead story comes from climate scientist and economist Nicholas Stern, who ten years ago produced a report reviewing the impact of climate change that was recognised as the definitive account of the economic dangers of global warming. A decade
"08.11.2016 11:27:18" theguardian.com 'Festering pustules': the two pro-democracy activists who are targets of China's wrath Sixtus 'Baggio' Leung and Yau Wai-ching, both blocked by Beijing from taking up their seats in Legco, are at the centre of Hong Kong's growing political crisis Hong Kong's escalating political crisis: Beijing calls activists purveyors of “a lunatic's dream” who must be punished for pursuing their “fatuous political cause”; supporters say they are figureheads of a flourishing youth movement.
"08.11.2016 10:05:18" theguardian.com Enormous sinkhole swallows large section of Japanese street – video Footage of a 20m-wide sinkhole opening up in the centre of the south-western Japanese city of Fukuoka shows street lights, signs and large sections of pavement and road falling into the gaping pit as rushing water and loud bangs can be heard. Now, where did I park the car?
"08.11.2016 08:59:30" theguardian.com US election: Trump and Clinton in tight race on campaign's final day – live Follow live updates on the final day in the US presidential campaign In case you missed it (though we doubt you would have been able to) it's election day in the US. Follow the latest developments here:
"07.11.2016 12:33:56" theguardian.com Rebuilding in Nepal's Langtang valley – in pictures The earthquake that hit Nepal last year devastated Langtang valley, laying waste to an economy reliant on tourism. Reconstruction work in the Himalayan region involves hauling materials up mountain tracks, but communities are slowly rebuilding their
"07.11.2016 10:39:04" theguardian.com James Comey: FBI has found no criminal wrongdoing in new Clinton emails James Comey says batch of emails 'have not changed conclusion' but Trump doubts review, saying: 'You can't review 650,000 emails in eight days' Good news for Clinton supporters ahead of the US's big vote tomorrow.
"04.11.2016 10:48:35" theguardian.com Pimp my bike: Detroit's custom cycles – in pictures Some pretty cool rides in the Motor City.
"03.11.2016 10:10:59" theguardian.com High court says parliament must vote on triggering article 50 - Politics live Rolling coverage of all the day's political developments as they happen, including the high court ruling on whether parliament should get a vote on triggering article 50 Breaking news...
"02.11.2016 12:28:43" theguardian.com Shrinking cities: the rise and fall of global urban populations – mapped Here's a fascinating look at the world's cities.
They are not all booming.
"01.11.2016 15:10:01" Timeline Photos Our cover image this week needed to be something illustrative of the upcoming US election. We wanted to steer clear of using images of the candidates, who we have by now seen plenty of, so decided that we would use a close-up of wrist bands given to early
"01.11.2016 14:57:18" theguardian.com The FBI's email probe is a fitting end to this dumpster fire of an election | Richard Wolffe The latest pseudo-scandal to hit Clinton is unlikely to rob her of the presidency. But it sure isn't going to impress voters already sickened by a shocking campaign On the front cover this week, our pre-US election issue ponders the lows and lows of the fight for the White House. The presidential race has seen allegations involving private email servers, tax returns, health worries and misogyny.
"01.11.2016 12:21:34" theguardian.com Turkish journalists face abuse and threats online as trolls step up attacks Two thousand cases of online harassment, smear campaigns and hacking by pro-government 'lynch mobs' logged in 2016 Turkey has shut more than 160 media outlets and arrested about 100 journalists since a failed coup attempt in July. But there is also a campaign to intimidate journalists online
"01.11.2016 09:55:46" theguardian.com Barack and Michelle Obama dance to Thriller for Halloween – video Barack Obama and Michelle Obama dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller on Monday at the White House on Monday We know Halloween was yesterday, but it's not often you see a president dancing Thriller.
"31.10.2016 16:51:11" theguardian.com Scary vintage Halloween costumes – in pictures More ghoulish goings-on
"31.10.2016 13:24:13" theguardian.com Open the Jar of Insanity! Meet collectors of the macabre – in pictures More Halloween reading: a new book takes you into the collections of those fascinated by the freaky: from Ouija boards to shrunken heads and papier-mache skeletons
"31.10.2016 12:32:50" theguardian.com Is anybody there? The creepiest seance stories to read this Halloween Agatha Christie, Sarah Waters and AS Byatt flesh out our pick of stories to make your skin crawl at the spookiest time of the year Want to put some scream in your Halloween?
"31.10.2016 10:58:46" theguardian.com What the Calais refugees left behind – in pictures Many personal items have been left behind in the nearly deserted Calais refugee camp. The French authorities cleared the camp quickly and people took only what they could carry, leaving possessions abandoned throughout the site
"31.10.2016 10:36:36" theguardian.com Clinton email inquiry: FBI gets search warrant as agency head accused of 'partisan' actions Senate minority leader accuses Comey of withholding information about email hacks and says he may have violated Hatch Act with letter to Congress before election The latest twist in the US election saga
"27.10.2016 10:17:14" theguardian.com New record for Leonard Barden, grandmaster of newspaper chess columns The Guardian's columnist has written weekly for the newspaper for 61 years as well as running a daily column at the London Evening Standard for 60 years Our chess columnist Leonard Barden is a genuine marvel.
"26.10.2016 15:32:26" theguardian.com Iceland election could propel radical Pirate party into power Party founded by activists and hackers four years ago on course to either win or finish a close second on Saturday Hackers. Activists. Lawmakers? Will the Pirate party take the helm in Iceland's elections?
"26.10.2016 14:36:07" theguardian.com Exclusive: what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit shown in leaked recording Secret audio of Goldman Sachs talk in May shows she feared businesses would leave and wanted the UK to take a lead in Europe Secret audio reveals PM Theresa May feared businesses would leave if UK chose to leave the EU
"26.10.2016 13:37:04" theguardian.com 'Throw your soul to the audience': dancers on the art of movement – in pictures In the book The Art of Movement, Ken Browar and Deborah Ory of NYC Dance Project capture some of the most accomplished dancers in the world in a series of striking poses. Here, Misty Copeland, Marcelo Gomes, Charlotte Landreau and others share what
"26.10.2016 12:52:11" theguardian.com Layers of London air traffic build up over 24 hours – video animation A video animation shows the layers of air traffic associated with each of London's five major airports over a 24-hour period Yesterday the UK government announced plans to increased capacity at London's Heathrow airport by adding an additional, third, runway. But as this animation from last year shows, London's skies are already crowded.
"25.10.2016 12:07:06" theguardian.com Kurdish forces vow no retreat until Nineveh plains are retaken from Isis Under a pall of black smoke from oil fires, peshmerga fighters return to reclaim land they controlled until two years ago The lead story in the latest Guardian Weekly focuses on the fight to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from Isis.
The area was once home to many of Iraq's ethnic and religious minorities - a patchwork quilt of Christian, Shabak, Yazidi and Turkmen
"25.10.2016 10:08:09" theguardian.com 'Nobody calls it Czechia': Czech Republic's new name fails to catch on Six months after Czechia was adopted, citizens of central European country seem in little doubt over what it should be called The Czech Republic is mostly dead: long live Czechia ... or maybe not
"25.10.2016 08:52:22" theguardian.com Quetta attack: Pakistan reels as more than 50 die in assault on police academy Terrorists explode suicide vests after storming into Balochistan police college firing machine guns and throwing hand grenades, say cadets and authorities Lead story in the news this morning is a sad one, with details emerging of a terrorist attack in Quetta, Pakistan
"25.10.2016 07:54:31" Timeline Photos Morning from London. Here's a view from our window ... not too bad an autumn morning (for those of us in the northern hemisphere).
"24.10.2016 13:12:09" theguardian.com Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet
"24.10.2016 11:19:44" theguardian.com Q&A: what happens now to the Calais refugees? As the first buses leave the Calais refugee camp, what is in store for the people who have been staying there? Hundreds leave on buses as clearance of the Calais refugee camp begins. But what happens now?
"24.10.2016 09:26:24" theguardian.com How an Australian sheep farmer discovered a new species of giant dinosaur – video David Elliott's discovery of a toe bone led to the remains of the huge Savannasaurus elliottorum When you find a new species of 'titanosaurs' dinosaur...
"21.10.2016 15:06:41" theguardian.com Into the Inferno review – Werner Herzog peers into the depths of the volcano In an unnerving documentary, images of throbbing magma are spliced with stories of the people living with the threat of spectacularly destructive eruptions Looking forward to another fine documentary from Werner Herzog. This time he returns to the subject of active volcanoes, for which he has long had an intense, horrified fascination.
"21.10.2016 13:09:37" theguardian.com The view from Middletown: a typical US city that never did exist The landmark social study that gave Muncie its place in history also presented America with an image of itself that was both familiar and distorted Ahead of the presidential election, Guardian editor-at-large Gary Younge is spending a month in the mid-western town of Muncie, Indiana – known as Middletown and traditionally viewed as emblematic of middle America.
In part three of this nine-part
"21.10.2016 11:34:56" theguardian.com In a class of their own: the greatest snobs in literary history From Cranford and Pooter, the middle-class snob novel ploughed on through Orwell, Kingsley Amis – and even Margaret Drabble. But where is it now? Knowing one's place ... why have the snobs vanished from literature?
"21.10.2016 10:37:18" theguardian.com The USSR in 10 buildings: Constructivist communes to Stalinist skyscrapers The architecture of the Soviet Union reflects its diverse 74-year history – from imposing Stalinist monsters like Moscow's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to communal housing schemes designed to reform (or eliminate) family life As the fall of the Soviet empire nears its 25th anniversary, Owen Hatherley examines its diverse architecture from imposing Stalinist monsters to communal housing schemes designed to reform (or eliminate) family life
"21.10.2016 09:27:08" theguardian.com Baby Jesus statue in Canada turns heads with artist's 'shocking' restoration Stolen head of stone statue outside an Ontario Catholic church was replaced with orange clay one, prompting disappointment and comparisons to Maggie Simpson First there was the Fresco 'repair', now there's the statue 'repair'. When mending goes bad.
"20.10.2016 14:19:35" Guardian Weekly's cover photo
"20.10.2016 14:18:12" Timeline Photos We've been doing a little digging in the Guardian Weekly archives. Here's a little sample of how the paper has changed through the years - and Putin is still on the front page
"20.10.2016 12:57:33" theguardian.com London Zoo gorilla drank five litres of blackcurrant juice after escaping enclosure Kumbuka, a male silverback, sparked an armed police response after his break out bid on 13 October Right, that's dinner done. Now where can I find some blackcurrant?
"20.10.2016 11:41:11" theguardian.com Inside the 21 October edition Water as a commodity; the battle for Mosul begins; did Dylan deserve the Nobel? What's in our paper this week? Water as a commodity; the battle for Mosul begins; did Dylan deserve the Nobel? Read all in our editor's blog
"20.10.2016 09:56:43" theguardian.com Stray kitten interrupts live news broadcast in Turkey – video A kitten made a surprise appearance during a live Turkish news broadcast on Monday Moving on to financial news ... the prices of pilchards and milk remain steady.
"20.10.2016 09:18:08" theguardian.com Debate fact-check: Clinton and Trump's claims reviewed Alan Yuhas checks the statements made by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas Morning all. Want the facts from last night's US presidential debate? That's lucky, we've checked them for you
"19.10.2016 15:14:21" theguardian.com Satellite Eye on Earth: September 2016 - in pictures A newly calved iceberg, an ice avalanche in Tibet and urban growth in Nairobi were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month Stunning shots from an eye in the sky
"19.10.2016 11:44:31" theguardian.com Orangutan orphan baby joins pack at Borneo rescue centre - video Four months old Gatot is the youngest and smallest orangutan at the International Animal Rescue (IAR) Orangutan Centre in Ketapang Cute alert ... Footage of four-month-old Galot joining other orangutan babies for the first time at International Animal Rescue Orangutan Centre of Gatot's rehabilitation centre in Ketapang, West Borneo, Indonesia.
"19.10.2016 09:11:07" theguardian.com Twin Peaks: Kyle MacLachlan and Miguel Ferrer go behind the scenes in eerie teaser – video Showtime whets the appetite of Twin Peak fans ahead of next year's reboot, with an eerie teaser featuring interviews with cast members as well as behind-the-scenes footage One for the Twin Peaks fans. At least we can figure out what's happening in the trailer.
"18.10.2016 12:04:30" theguardian.com Aleppo, Ukraine, cyber attacks, Baltic threats: what should we do about Putin? As crises mount, relations between the US and Russia are worse than at any time since the cold war The latest version of Guardian Weekly has hit the presses. On the cover this week, a resurgent Russia.
Post-Soviet Russia's is determined to re-establish itself as a major global power and the willingness of its ruthless and tactically astute leader,
"18.10.2016 09:55:38" theguardian.com Death from overwork: Japan's 'karoshi' culture blamed for young man's heart failure Authorities rule Joey Tocnang's death was directly related to the long hours of overtime - up to 122.5 hours a month – he was forced to perform Earlier this month, the government said one in five workers was at risk of death from overwork, known as 'karoshi'. In April, authorities ruled a 27-year-old's death was directly related to the long hours of overtime - up to 122.5 hours a month – he was
"18.10.2016 08:17:58" theguardian.com Fops and flappers: wild fashions of the 1920s – in pictures Starting with some photos today: The 1920s heralded an explosion of sexual freedom, female emancipation and decadent glamour – with clothes to match
"17.10.2016 16:28:01" theguardian.com Riding the southern wilds: the horsemen of Lesotho – in pictures Photographer Thom Pierce has documented the herders and commuters who travel the paths winding through the mountain villages of Semonkong in southern Africa. The images are on show in Johannesburg this month
"17.10.2016 12:40:28" theguardian.com Framing Trump: a look at the bizarre art inspired by the Republican candidate From a naked statue to a fortune-telling machine, Donald Trump has been inspiring artists across the US – but some say protest has been too muted Donald Trump has somehow morphed into the artistic muse of the year...
"17.10.2016 11:19:50" theguardian.com China sends two astronauts to live onboard its Tiangong 2 space station The Shenzhou 11 astronauts will spend 30 days in space testing the station in preparation for the start of full operations in 2022 Two astronauts on a mission to prepare China's new Tiangong 2 space station
"17.10.2016 09:59:54" theguardian.com Billy Bragg's brain scan: the Americana anthem that cured my fear of flying - video Billy Bragg's solution to being a nervous flyer is listening to a track by Little Feat. But what's the science behind this? We took him to the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging to find out How a song cured a fear of flying
"17.10.2016 08:44:03" theguardian.com Milan leads the fight against food waste – with ugly fruit and grassroots activists Since its 2015 Expo, Milan has been busy thinking about food. Laws, apps and chefs are all actively fighting food waste – and as countries celebrate World Food Day, can the Italian sustainable food revolution spread to other cities? Morning. Let's start in Milan: the fight against food waste includes ugly fruit and Michelin-starred soup kitchens
"14.10.2016 14:59:15" theguardian.com The view from Middletown: voters seem embarrassed – not angry As I begin to explore Muncie, built on manufacturing and now working to reinvigorate itself, it's surprising how rarely the presidential election comes up Ahead of the presidential election, Guardian editor-at-large Gary Younge is spending a month in the mid-western town of Muncie, Indiana – known as Middletown and traditionally viewed as emblematic of middle America.
In part two of this nine-part series,
"14.10.2016 12:18:58" theguardian.com Match the withering review to the movie – quiz This week saw critics pan the latest Dan Brown thriller, Inferno, the Guardian included. Can you match the following scathing critiques to the one-star films that received them? Venting spleen on the screen - your quiz for the day
"14.10.2016 10:47:37" theguardian.com Colombian president extends Farc ceasefire to save peace deal Juan Manuel Santos extends ceasefire with rebels until end of year in attempt to save accord rejected by voters Hopes for salvaging Colombia peace deal
"14.10.2016 09:27:32" theguardian.com Marmite: Americans wonder what's all the fuss over divisive British spread? Marmite, the 'love it or hate it' paste made from yeast extract with a yeasty, salty, soy sauce flavor, was the center of a spat that threatened its very existence There's been a lot of fuss about a certain, very British spread (not on the Weekly desk, we're never ones to panic). Here, one writer attempts to make sense of it all.
"13.10.2016 13:12:03" theguardian.com The real Sharknado: how sharks deal with extreme weather It doesn't involve flying killer sharks, but research into how sharks sense pressure during tropical storms and other weather events is still fascinating The big questions, answered
"13.10.2016 11:57:25" theguardian.com Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after 70-year reign Death of world's longest reigning monarch throws politically turbulent Thailand into uncertainty Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died aged 88, ending seven decades on the throne, the palace has said in a statement.
"13.10.2016 11:06:32" theguardian.com Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature 2016 – live The 2016 Nobel prize in literature will be announced today at 1pm CET (that's midday in the UK). Follow the build up and all the reaction after the announcement here And the Nobel prize for literature goes to ... Bob Dylan. No, really ...
"13.10.2016 10:28:59" theguardian.com Trump campaign rocked by new wave of sexual harassment allegations A series of women have come forward with claims about the Republican, while footage emerges of inappropriate remarks about a 10-year-old girl As the US moves toward polling day, beleaguered Republican candidate Donald Trump faces a fresh set of harassment allegations
"12.10.2016 15:46:23" theguardian.com Instagram snapshots: Hub Pacheco in central and north Vietnam Hub Pacheco, a Manila-based photographer, has been documenting the alleyways of Asia and the lives of their residents since 2014
"12.10.2016 14:42:45" theguardian.com The view from Middletown: join Gary Younge for a unique look at the US election One small town, one big election. We ask middle America's voters what they feel about this extraordinary presidential race In a twice-weekly series ahead of the presidential election, the Guardian's editor-at-large Gary Younge spends a month in the mid-western town of Muncie, Indiana – known as Middletown and traditionally viewed as emblematic of middle America. He'll ask
"12.10.2016 12:27:30" theguardian.com Little bridge that stood: Arkansas controlled explosion ends in 'epic fail' Demolition charges go off on cue but 93-year-old Broadway Bridge in Little Rock stands defiant, to the amusement of nearby crowds Bridge 1, Demolition team 0.
"12.10.2016 11:17:44" theguardian.com Nutcrackers and Alice in Wonderland: Russian illustrated children's books – in pictures Karina Karmenian takes us on a tour of contemporary Russian children's books illustrators, after setting the scene with the radical foundations in the 1920s
"11.10.2016 15:30:12" theguardian.com Altered states: the New East Photo Prize – in pictures Contemporary photography from the countries of eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union is celebrated in the New East Photo Prize. Here are the finalists for the inaugural award
"11.10.2016 12:40:08" Timeline Photos This week's cover image shows people queueing outside a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, to buy basic food and household items. Faced with the world's fastest-contracting economy, some of Venezuela's poorest have to negotiate queues or take to the black
"11.10.2016 12:29:26" theguardian.com Venezuela on the brink: a journey through a country in crisis The oil-rich South American nation should be prospering. Instead it stands on the edge of an economic and humanitarian abyss “When I go to the market, I have to carry such a big bag of money that I get a backache.” ... “At the bank, you see people with suitcases full of notes to deposit.”
This week's cover story comes from Venezuela, where hyperinflation has taken hold on an
"11.10.2016 09:36:31" theguardian.com Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Q&A: what to do with your potentially exploding phone Samsung have advised Note 7 owners to power off. Find out who is affected, what happens next – and if you should be worried about other people's phones exploding After Samsung suspends production and sales of Galaxy Note 7 phone, warning users to 'turn it off' after devices catch fire, here's a Q&A on what to do if you own the handset
"10.10.2016 19:58:00" theguardian.com Black Panthers 50 years on: art show reclaims movement by telling 'real story' The Panthers' golden anniversary plays out against a backdrop of Black Lives Matter activism and an unending stream of questionable police shootings Exhibition marking Black Panthers' 50th year is set against a backdrop of Black Lives Matter activism
"10.10.2016 17:39:40" theguardian.com Vancouver: a guide to the underground music scene – video Woody Anderson visits Vancouver, where he finds a techno, grime, garage, drum'n'bass and jungle scene heavily influenced by the UK It's Thanksgiving in Canada, so let's celebrate with a video tour of Vancouver's underground music scene
"10.10.2016 16:08:50" theguardian.com Visual memory and what Picasso was really seeing The painter's recall was exceptional, but he always used it to create something new, says Christine Temple Did an exceptional visual memory give Picasso an edge in his capacity for artistic excellence?
"10.10.2016 14:45:59" theguardian.com World Zombie Day participants – undead and alive The annual World Zombie Day parade took place in London on 8 October. Photographer Alicia Canter went to meet some of the participants, including a group of students and a family from France, picturing them before and after they dressed up Bring out your dead... for World Zombie Day
"10.10.2016 13:00:01" Timeline Photos Happy Thanksgiving Canada!
"10.10.2016 12:24:27" theguardian.com Ironman World Championship triathlon 2016 – in pictures Pictures from Kailua-Kona in Hawaii, which hosted the 38th Ironman triathlon where 2,300 professional and amateur athletes gathered to tackle a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit
"10.10.2016 11:11:04" theguardian.com Nobel prize in Economics 2016 awarded to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström - live updates Two academics recognised for their work on contract theory, from CEO pay to privatisations Latest Nobel prize winners (for economics): Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström recognised for their work on contract theory, covering everything from CEO pay to privatisations
Want to know more? Here's an excellent explainer
"10.10.2016 09:51:02" theguardian.com Debate fact-check: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's claims reviewed Alan Yuhas fact-checks Trump and Clinton's statements at the second presidential debate at Washington University in St Louis Last night saw the second US president debate. Here are the big claims, fact-checked
"10.10.2016 08:20:29" theguardian.com The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards To get your week started ... A selection from the shortlist of 40 from the The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards, with images including a forgetful meerkat, a waving hare and a frog with a smile
"07.10.2016 15:53:40" theguardian.com Japan's self-driving chair: why stand when you can sit? – video Japanese carmaker Nissan demonstrates its latest invention, the ProPilot chair, which eliminates the need for people waiting in queues to use their legs. Sick of queueing? Let your chair do the work
"07.10.2016 11:59:55" theguardian.com Age International photo competition winners – in pictures The winners of the 2016 Age International photographic competition Strength for Life have been selected. An exhibition, including the winners and a selection of other photographs submitted, is now on display in the crypt of St Martin-in-the-Fields,
"07.10.2016 10:24:17" theguardian.com Haiti death toll tops 330 after Hurricane Matthew, officials say Efforts to access worst-affected areas have been hampered by flooding and damage after storm devastated parts of island Efforts to access areas of Haiti worst-affected by Hurricane Matthew
"07.10.2016 09:45:41" theguardian.com Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos wins nobel peace prize - live Award comes despite peace deal being voted down in a referendum An interesting juxtaposition to our lead story this week...
"07.10.2016 02:00:01" theguardian.com Dear Australia: a Guardian video series Refugees are too often described by politicians and parts of the media as a problem. But behind the headlines are people with powerful personal stories. The Guardian's Dear Australia project is a new series that will hear the firsthand testaments of A new series of videos will tell the larger story of those who seek sanctuary to build new lives in Australia.
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"06.10.2016 12:55:28" theguardian.com Who is Louise Delage? New instagram influencer not what she seems Ad agency creation attracts 65,000 followers after 150 posts – every one of which shows 25-year-old Parisian with alcohol Popular, beautiful, outgoing (and boozy). French ad agency uses popular Instagram themes to get message across on overconsumption of alcohol
"06.10.2016 11:10:36" theguardian.com Hurricane Matthew hits Bahamas as Florida braces for arrival of storm More than 2 million people along Georgia, South Carolina and Florida coasts are advised to flee as hurricane strengthens Florida brace for Hurricane Matthew as storm strengthens
"06.10.2016 09:25:20" theguardian.com Kiss the sky: psychedelic posters of the 60s and 70s – in pictures A bright start this morning ... we take a look through a collection of psychedelic music posters of the 1960s and 70, once owned by UK publishing legend Felix Dennis
"05.10.2016 15:55:20" theguardian.com 'Science will never know it all': Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood and others predict the future As the 2016 London Literature festival begins, this year exploring the theme 'living in future times', science and sci-fi writers share their visions of humanity's future. Interviews by Lucy Peters Heaven forbid gazing into a crystal ball...
"05.10.2016 14:53:14" theguardian.com How to run 100m like an Olympian – video Deconstruct the science of a 100m race with Team GB sprinter Ashleigh Nelson From starting gun to finish line, deconstruct the science of a 100m race
"05.10.2016 11:11:35" theguardian.com Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Cuba after ripping through Haiti Seven feared dead in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as US braces for storm and state of emergency declared in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina The fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade leaves destruction across the region and heads for the US.
"05.10.2016 09:17:56" theguardian.com What is topology? Nobel member uses cinnamon bun, bagel and pretzel to explain – video A member of the Nobel committee attempts to explain what topology is using a cinnamon bun, a bagel and a pretzel How does the Nobel prize committee explain a winning theory to a lay person. With pastries, obviously.
"04.10.2016 12:08:48" Timeline Photos This week's cover photo accompanies our piece on the proposed peace deal between the Colombian government and rebels from the Farc. The photo shows a flower being placed on the Colombian national flag during a march in support of the peace talks.
"04.10.2016 11:52:03" theguardian.com Why Colombians voted against peace with the Farc | Isabel Hilton The result has shocked many, not least President Santos. But his predecessors gave Colombians reason to hope for a better deal This week's cover story is a case of so near, yet so far. A peace deal ending 52 years of civil war in Colombia just needed popular assent via a referendum to be ratified. A mere formality? World leaders thought so; the pollsters thought so; even
"04.10.2016 09:19:17" theguardian.com Donald Trump skirts the taxing questions and declares: I'm working for you now Paying as little tax as possible was simply part of his job – but all that will change when he becomes president, promises Republican candidate Trump on the defensive after his 1995 tax return is leaked to the New York Times
"03.10.2016 17:19:26" theguardian.com The White Helmets leader: 'We can anticipate the scale of destruction based on the sound of the plane' Syrian civilians tasked with pulling people from the rubble have saved 60,000 lives. It's depressing and devastating work, their head, Raed al-Saleh, says These days, the head of the Syrian civil defence - civilian rescue workers known internationally as the White Helmets - doesn't have to see a warplane to know what kind of bombs it drops.
He just needs to hear it.
"03.10.2016 16:04:57" theguardian.com American graffiti: dodging death on the NYC subway – in pictures Amid the societal decline of mid-80s New York, photographer Brian Young finds all human life crammed together on the city's claustrophobic subway
"03.10.2016 12:29:45" theguardian.com Buk at bedtime: Russian firm launches missile-launcher child's bed CaroBus 'future defenders of the motherland' range salutes Buk of the kind used to shoot down Malaysia airlines flight Gift ideas for children
"03.10.2016 11:03:34" theguardian.com May on collision course with Conservative backbenchers over hard Brexit As prime minister prioritises control of immigration and withdrawal from EU law, MPs press for deal that would keep UK in single market UK prime minister Theresa May risks angering party colleagues with her proposed course for leaving the European Union
"03.10.2016 09:34:22" theguardian.com Colombia referendum: voters reject peace deal with Farc guerrillas President Juan Manuel Santos fails to win approval as voters balk at an agreement that included amnesty for war crimes A blow to hopes for a lasting peace in Colombia as voters reject a peace deal to end 52 years of war
"30.09.2016 14:42:46" Timeline Photos Crime stats or coffee shops ... How to spot the world's most gentrified cities.
Researchers worldwide have come up with many innovative ways to make sense of gentrification – and perhaps prevent its worst effects.
"30.09.2016 12:04:07" Timeline Photos The city has a reputation to uphold... 'Tube chat' campaign provokes horror among London commuters
"30.09.2016 11:24:57" 'Maximise the darkness' ... not a new release by your favourite thrash metal band or the name given by an evil henchman to plans for Earth's destruction (as far as we know) ... but what Reykjavik authorities did by switching off street lights so residents
"30.09.2016 10:40:25" theguardian.com Italian police find Van Goghs stolen in Amsterdam gallery heist Police to unveil results of seizure of assets from associates of Camorra crime syndicate in Naples, including 'priceless' paintings Vincent van Gogh's 'View of the Sea at Scheveningen' and 'Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen' are recovered more than a decade after being stolen.
"30.09.2016 09:29:38" theguardian.com Rosetta space mission: a European success story – video explainer The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is about to come to a dramatic end. This week it will be set on a collision course with comet 67P to end the mission Morning everyone. It'll be a big day in space today. ESA's Rosetta space mission is to end today with a touchdown on its target comet at 12:18 BST. You can Follow this daring manoeuvre live
"29.09.2016 10:55:32" theguardian.com Ryder Cup 2016: player-by-player guide to Europe and USA teams Who's who in the battle at Hazeltine as Davis Love's USA seek to end Europe's winning streak in the Ryder Cup Ahead of tomorrow's Ryder Cup, a guide to the US and Europe teams
"29.09.2016 09:24:16" theguardian.com It's the end of the frog and toad for regional slang, says report Sounds of 2066 report says 'talking to machines and listening to Americans' will kill off British accents and slang in the future Is regional slang brown bread?
"29.09.2016 09:13:26" Guardian Weekly's cover photo
"29.09.2016 09:13:26" Guardian Weekly's cover photo
"28.09.2016 14:14:58" Facebook and Google are the most powerful and secretive empires we've ever known. We need better language to describe the technology companies that control the digital worlds in which we speak, play and
"28.09.2016 11:02:30" A true gentleman ... Donald Trump boasts after first US presidential debate against Hillary Clinton: 'I didn't want to embarrass her'
"27.09.2016 11:58:15" Timeline Photos This week's cover image shows US President Barack Obama and China President Xi Jinping. Our lead story examines the increasing friction between their two nations over an expanding number of potential flashpoints in the South China Sea, Taiwan and
"27.09.2016 11:40:28" theguardian.com Obama's failed 'Asian pivot' leaves China ascendant | Simon Tisdall When the president came to power, he vowed to look east with his foreign policy. But as he prepares to leave office, the US looks increasingly impotent in the region This week's cover story concerns the world's two top powers, the United States and China. Barack Obama's 'pivot' to Asia - strengthening alliances, trade and the US's military profile in the region - in a bid to peacefully contain China's ambition seems
"27.09.2016 09:29:46" theguardian.com 'The horrible night has ceased': Colombia peace deal resounds in Farc's heartland 'I can't believe this is really happening. This is a great day for Colombia,' says Alonso Cardoza from the remote town of Uribe where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia formally took its name Using a pen fashioned out of the spent casing of a rifle bullet, the Colombian president and the leader of the Farc guerrilla force sign a peace deal to end 52 years of war.
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"27.09.2016 07:51:04" theguardian.com Presidential debate fact-check: a review of Trump's and Clinton's claims Alan Yuhas fact-checks the statements of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York On last night's US presidential debate: separating known unknowns, post truths and mis-speaks.
"26.09.2016 16:43:36" theguardian.com Pakistan police accused of illegally killing hundreds of suspects a year Senior police were happy to admit the practice of 'encounter killings', in which about 2,000 people died in 2015, Human Rights Watch says Police in Pakistan may be illegally executing hundreds of people each year in fake “encounter killings”, human rights investigators have warned.
"26.09.2016 13:54:33" theguardian.com Panda cubs enjoy the sunshine – video A group of panda cubs living in the Chengdu panda base in China, still unable to walk, learn to sit and climb trees Online streaming site iPanda.com, launched by China Network Television in 2013, gives a 24-hour view of how pandas spend their days.
"26.09.2016 11:48:10" theguardian.com What next in the cringe-orama of name fusion? Let it go with Brangelina | Peter Bradshaw Let us hope Angelina Jolie's split from Brad Pitt kills off the fashion for celebrity name fusion – before Shakepeare's lovers become Antoptra or Ruliet Let Brangelina be the end of name fusion
"26.09.2016 09:43:57" theguardian.com Deal-making and dirty tricks: inside the race for UN secretary general Geopolitical struggle and Balkan intrigue mean there is no clear favourite to succeed Ban Ki-moon in the world's top diplomatic job Hacked emails, bogus Twitter accounts, smear allegations and backroom deals. Welcome to the race for the international community's top diplomatic job.
"26.09.2016 08:20:32" theguardian.com 'The King' Arnold Palmer's greatest moments – in pictures The passing of a golfing legend ... US golfer Arnold Palmer has died at the age of 87 after a long career that featured seven majors, including four Masters titles and two Opens
"23.09.2016 11:19:57" theguardian.com An indigenous community's battle to save their home in the Amazon – in pictures There are currently over 60 major hydroelectric dam projects in the Amazon. The third largest project is the Belo Monte on the Xingu River, Brazil, which has already displaced 20,000 indigenous and riverine people. Aaron Vincent Elkaim documents the story
"23.09.2016 09:35:58" theguardian.com Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey spends fortune backing pro-Trump 'shitposts' Facebook's virtual reality headset creator is secret backer of a group dedicated to Donald Trump support through 'meme magic' A whiff of desperation? Can 'meme magic' and 'sh*tposts' deliver for Donald Trump? A group of his supporters think so.
"21.09.2016 15:14:17" theguardian.com Why play a video game when you can drive Tokyo in a Super Mario Kart? The new Super Mario Run game will take on Pokemon Go later this year but our writer goes one better – dressing up as the gaming icon for a go kart tour of Tokyo Where you a fan of the classic Super Mario Cart game? Well, now you can put yourself in the driving seat ... on the streets of Tokyo!
"21.09.2016 11:46:54" theguardian.com The changing portrait of gun ownership in America – video As the percentage of overall US gun owners shrinks, their piles of guns are growing, with half of all guns owned by 3% of Americans In the US, gun 'super-owners' have amassed an average of 17 guns each
"21.09.2016 10:00:28" theguardian.com Inside the 23 September edition Melting glaciers, rising tides; a new face for Japanese politics; the problem with algorithms What kind of stories do we put in our paper? Find out in our editor's blog: