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"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).
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"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
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"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
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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.
"06.10.2016 14:41:03" Timeline Photos Are you looking for pin-sharp news and analysis from around the world? Well keep you hair on ... take advantage of our 6 for 6 subscription offers:
"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:
"20.09.2016 12:51:37" Timeline Photos The cover photo this week shows Russia's Prirazlomnaya rig. The Prirazlomnaya is the Arctic's first operational oil platform, which in 2013 was targeted by Greenpeace activists. Russia arrested the protesters, who spent two months of detention.
"20.09.2016 12:30:05" theguardian.com Arctic nations square up as clamour for resources grows With the Danes rebuffing Russia, and Canada laying further claim to the Northwest Passage, rising access to north pole reserves risks flashpoints The cover story this week has an environmental theme: the Arctic.
As temperatures rise and ice levels fall, the issue of access to the polar region - and its resources - risks becoming an international flashpoint.
Unlike the Antarctic, where a treaty
"20.09.2016 08:26:19" theguardian.com French hitchhiker 'goes berserk' in New Zealand after four days stuck without a lift Traveller arrested in tiny town of Punakaiki after allegedly attacking road signs and abusing locals following almost a week without a ride Hi all. We hope your day has started better than this hitchhiker's
"19.09.2016 15:56:10" theguardian.com Suspect in New York bombing arrested after explosion that injured 29 Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized US citizen born in Afghanistan, taken into custody in New Jersey two days after Chelsea and Seaside Park bombings New York City bombing suspect arrested after shootout with police
"19.09.2016 13:30:13" theguardian.com Beer goggles: study confirms (the obvious) that drinking removes shyness about sex Drinking about a pint made it easier for volunteers – especially women – to view explicit sexual images and acted as a 'social lubricant' Alcohol is a 'social lubricant', says study
"19.09.2016 11:38:02" theguardian.com Iran's Bahman Golbarnezhad remembered at Paralympics closing ceremony – video A moment of silence is held for Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad at the closing ceremony of the Rio Paralympics A moment of silence is held for Iranian cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad at the closing ceremony of the Rio Paralympics on Sunday. Golbarnezhad died in a crash in the men's C4/C5 road race in Rio. The president of the International Paralympic Committee, Philip
"19.09.2016 11:33:05" theguardian.com Emmys 2016 winners: the full list Game of Thrones scooped the top drama prize for the second year running, while Veep did the same in the comedy award, but there were surprise wins for Mr Robot and Orphan Black too Emmys 2016 winners: the full list. Wins for Game of Thrones, Veep, Mr Robot and Orphan Black
"19.09.2016 09:36:03" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Images of the the Sirius building in Sydney, which contains 79 social housing tenants but could be sold to developers. Protesters held a rally on Saturday against the sale of the 1970s Brutalist building, but New South Wales government says the proceeds
"19.09.2016 08:06:44" theguardian.com New York bombing: five more suspected devices found in New Jersey One device explodes as bomb squad attempts to disarm it close to Elizabeth station in New Jersey according to reports Morning all from London.
Catching up with the overnight news, more explosive devices have been found following yesterday's explosion in New York City.
"16.09.2016 16:05:18" theguardian.com Pub lunches and too many tea breaks: what it's like to work in the UK From tea breaks to after-work drinks, Britain has a unique work culture. Migrants from across the world share their experiences of working in the UK What's it like to work in the UK? It's not quite the booze and tea frenzy that the headline suggests (maybe the tea without the breaks). But what do you think?
"16.09.2016 14:49:34" theguardian.com Third of Saudi air raids on Yemen have hit civilian sites, data shows Exclusive: Pressure on UK and US roles in war set to increase as survey shows school buildings and hospitals among targets More than a third of all Saudi-led air raids on Yemen have hit civilian sites, such as school buildings, hospitals, markets, mosques and economic infrastructure, according to the most comprehensive survey of the conflict by the Yemen Data Project, a group
"16.09.2016 13:20:48" theguardian.com Baclofen: the controversial pill that could 'cure' alcoholism France is ground zero for clinical research on Baclofen, a drug said to eliminate alcohol cravings. The medication will soon be more accessible than ever – but not everyone thinks that's a good thing France is ground zero for clinical research on Baclofen, a drug said to eliminate alcohol cravings. The medication will soon be more accessible than ever – but not everyone thinks that's a good thing
"16.09.2016 12:02:33" theguardian.com From mech-suit to Batnipples: the best and worst Batman suits of all time Justice League's Zack Snyder has been showing off Ben Affleck's new 'tactical' suit' from the upcoming film. How does it compare to the caped crusader's top outfits from the past? Batman has always been defined by his Batwear. Tim Burton ushered jettisoned the familiar colour scheme sported by Adam West in the much-loved 1960s show in favour of typically gothic black and an armoured, musclebound look. We look back at Batman's
"16.09.2016 10:47:29" theguardian.com From donkeys to private jets: a history of Russian political campaign ads As the country prepares for parliamentary elections next week, Global Voices looks back on 20 years of post-Soviet politicking A summer of political campaign broadcasts will soon come to a close as Russians cast their votes in the parliamentary elections this weekend. The State Duma, the lower house of parliament, is currently dominated by the pro-Kremlin behemoth United Russia,
"16.09.2016 09:41:20" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly From the parasitic 'fairy fly' to paracetamol as you've never seen before, Spike Walker, winner of Royal Photographic Society's new award, shines a light on the hidden world of microscopic forms and structures
"15.09.2016 12:57:28" theguardian.com Typhoon Meranti blows giant inflatable moon around Chinese city – video Typhoon Meranti's strong winds blow a large inflatable moon around the streets of Fuzhou in south-east China Sorry I'm late, I was hit by the moon
"15.09.2016 10:49:16" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton 'healthy and fit to serve as president', doctor says Doctor's letter released by campaign as Clinton recovers from pneumonia, which caused her to lose her footing on Sunday at 9/11 memorial ceremony Hillary Clinton's campaign responds as Republican rival Donald Trump ratchets up speculation over health of the Democrat presidential candidate
"15.09.2016 09:43:42" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Beautiful yet terrifying, Edward Burtynsky's aerial photography is a reminder of just how much human activity has affected the planet – as industry and agriculture leave indelible scars everywhere
"14.09.2016 13:11:49" theguardian.com Leaked documents reveal secretive influence of corporate cash on politics Sealed Wisconsin court documents from Scott Walker investigation expose extent of corporate influence on democratic process rarely seen by the public The pervasive influence of corporate cash in the democratic process, and the extraordinary lengths to which politicians, lobbyists and even judges go to solicit money, are laid bare in sealed court documents leaked to the Guardian
"14.09.2016 11:15:53" theguardian.com Inside the 16 September edition Malaria: beginning of the end? Defectors, astronauts and missile tests in Asia; tennis at the dinner table What can you expect inside this week's Guardian Weekly? Here's the editor to tell you.
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"14.09.2016 09:05:41" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly More for those of you who have visited the UK, here's proof that it does, occasionally, get sunny. There are also a few drizzle shots, just so you know that we didn't make the photos up.
"13.09.2016 16:08:23" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Artists react to Brazil's political turmoil at the São Paulo Biennial, the second oldest art biennial after Venice
"13.09.2016 13:59:18" Timeline Photos This week's cover image shows a vendor in Taxila, Pakistan, organising his display of mosquito nets. The image accompanied our lead story on malaria, with Sri Lanka becoming the latest country to declare itself malaria-free. A further 13 countries,
"13.09.2016 13:50:14" theguardian.com Dozens of countries poised to drive out malaria by 2020 Success in Sri Lanka raises hopes that at least 30 other nations could follow suit, marking beginning of the end for disease that kills 400,000 every year On this week's Guardian Weekly cover ... will 2016 see the turning point in the battle against malaria?
Sri Lanka has declared itself malaria-free after meeting the criterion of going three years without an infection. The island almost reached the same
"13.09.2016 10:06:27" theguardian.com Clash of the coworkers: how open-plan offices make us more antisocial Australian study finds having your own office, sharing with just one other or working from home the optimal scenario for workplace harmony Open offices close-off cooperation
"13.09.2016 07:53:36" theguardian.com David Cameron: a political obituary – video We chart the highs and lows of David Cameron's political career, from fresh-faced upstart to his European referendum failure Former prime minister David Cameron has stepped down as an MP after 15 years, saying that he does not want his presence to serve as a “distraction” to new PM and Conservative party leader Theresa May. Here's a look back at Cameron's political career
"12.09.2016 10:19:01" theguardian.com 10 of the world's best cable car rides Higher, longer, faster … these cable cars often break world records as they take passengers soaring over remote wilderness and iconic city settings Perhaps best avoided if you are afraid of heights
"12.09.2016 09:23:25" theguardian.com China: 'world's highest bridge' nears completion in Guizhou The Beipanjiang Bridge, in mountainous southwestern China, soars 565m (1,854ft) above a river Chinese engineers have completed the basic structure of what is expected to become the world's highest bridge.
"09.09.2016 15:21:54" theguardian.com Gaudí's partner in iconic Barcelona design finally gets the limelight Josep Maria Jujol's contribution to Gaudí's Barcelona masterpieces, and those he created himself in Catalonia, have been overlooked. A new documentary seeks to give him the recognition he deserves Visitors to Barcelona will all sooner or later find themselves in Antoni Gaudí's Park Güell, admiring the view from one of the sinuous benches made up of fragments of coloured tiles. For many, the benches are the essence of Gaudí, but they are in fact the
"09.09.2016 14:15:03" theguardian.com Inside the fight to reveal the CIA's torture secrets The first part of the inside story of the Senate investigation into torture, the crisis with the CIA it spurred and the man whose life would never be the same First part of one man's fight to reveal the CIA's torture secrets:
"09.09.2016 12:06:07" theguardian.com My 102-year-old grandmother tries social media: 'Is this what they do all day?' I interviewed my grandmother to get a century of perspective on technology, from the cellphone she uses 'only for emergencies' to Twitter and Snapchat To be honest, she may have a point.
"09.09.2016 10:18:03" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Images from a new book, Overview: A New Perspective, by Benjamin Grant display the beauty and fragility of our planet and its natural resources
"09.09.2016 09:27:58" theguardian.com Sarah Storey makes history on golden day of cycling for Great Britain Sarah Storey has become the most decorated British female Paralympian of all time, claiming her 23rd medal A good day for the GB team at the Paralympics in Rio yesterday, but head and shoulders above them all was Sarah Storey ... just the 12 gold medals now
"08.09.2016 12:23:26" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Feeling hungry? Just the pictures of these matchday snacks are almost enough to give you indigestion
"08.09.2016 10:07:21" theguardian.com Undiplomatic language: five of the worst geopolitical insults The Philippine president just called Barack Obama a 'son of a whore'. Churchill likened De Gaulle to a surprised llama. And that's before you get to Berlusconi There are times when diplomats need help being diplomatic
"07.09.2016 15:39:43" theguardian.com Panama Papers: Denmark buys leaked data to use in tax evasion inquiries Denmark pays £1m for documents from anonymous source and plans to investigate up to 600 Danes who may have evaded tax Denmark pays anonymous source £1m for leaked data to use in tax evasion inquiries
"07.09.2016 10:33:49" Timeline Photos This week's cover image shows refugees and migrants arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the Greek island of Lesbos. Our cover story looks back over a year of European migration, and we felt that the image of people making a perilous sea
"07.09.2016 10:19:54" theguardian.com The death of Alan Kurdi: one year on, compassion towards refugees fades Toddler's death opened European hearts and policy towards refugees, but 12 months on those changes have proved temporary This week's cover returns to the story of Europe's refugees. A year after images of a drowned child brought home to Europe the human cost of perilous Mediterranean crossings, promises of a strategy for accepting and resettling refugees have fallen by the
"06.09.2016 09:29:02" theguardian.com Duterte tells Obama 'son of a whore' remark was not meant to be personal Philippine president says he wants 'no quarrel' with Barack Obama and spokesman says 'strong comments' arose from frustration at press questions One feels for the PR team
"06.09.2016 08:06:24" theguardian.com Worried face: the battle for the world's fastest-growing language It started with 176 icons. Now it's grown to 1,800. But who decides what becomes an emoji? We lift the lid on the California coders who live and breathe smiling cats and banned aubergines A test of characters ... who will win the battle for emojis (add own crown icon here)
"05.09.2016 16:56:37" theguardian.com How history forgot the black women behind Nasa's space race In the 1940s, a group of female scientists were the human computers behind the biggest advances in aeronautics. Hidden Figures, an upcoming book and film tells their remarkable, untold story Film celebrates Nasa's overlooked black female mathematicians
"05.09.2016 15:25:03" theguardian.com Braconid, quixotry and ... felty – the greatest Scrabble moves of all time Braconid pushed Londoner Brett Smitheram to 2016 Scrabble glory. What other words have aced the boards over the years? Fair enough, but we'd have demanded a dictionary check.
"05.09.2016 14:25:09" Happy Labor Day to all our readers in the US - enjoy those cookouts (weather permitting)
"05.09.2016 12:08:40" theguardian.com Star Trek's 50-year mission: to shine a light on the best of humankind The visionary sci-fi series first aired in September 1966 – and its utopian, confident blueprint for society still resonates in the age of Trump Star Trek's 50-year-old blueprint for society still resonates in the age of Trump
"05.09.2016 10:49:01" theguardian.com Nasa releases first close-up images of Jupiter taken by Juno spacecraft – video NASA released the first images of Jupiter taken by its Juno spacecraft on Friday almost two months after it arrived in an orbit around the biggest planet in the solar system Good to see you, Jupiter
"05.09.2016 09:44:03" theguardian.com Hong Kong elections: anti-Beijing activists gain foothold in power At least four radical candidates are set to take up a place in the Legislative Council in a huge shake-up for the city's politics Pro-democracy activists gain a foothold in Hong Kong
"05.09.2016 08:24:40" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Morning all from London. And let's start with London, where a 120-metre-long model of the 17th-century skyline was set ablaze to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the great fire of London.
"01.09.2016 14:11:24" theguardian.com What your work doodles really say about you Whether you scribble stars or sketch skulls, find out what your choice of doodle says about your personality, work habits and career ambitions Wavy lines, spirals or an artistic masterpiece?
"31.08.2016 14:56:56" theguardian.com African forest elephants may �face extinction sooner than thought: study New study finds poaching has helped shrink population by 60% since 2002 – and eventually may be responsible for eradicating one of the largest creatures left African elephants are in trouble.
"31.08.2016 08:15:57" theguardian.com 'Paradise on earth': China's Hangzhou gets propaganda facelift for G20 summit World leaders, including Barack Obama and Theresa May, will jet into a city that is having a multi-billion dollar makeover The G20 summit is soon to be held in China for the first time and no expense has been spared in its bid to wow the world.
"30.08.2016 12:03:59" theguardian.com East Ukraine: on the frontline of Europe's forgotten war After two years of fighting, every day continues to bring new casualties and many fear a new Russian-backed offensive On the frontline of Europe's forgotten war... for this week's cover story the Guardian's Moscow correspondent Shaun Walker reports from East Ukraine, where fears of a new Russian-backed offensive are
"30.08.2016 11:41:37" Guardian Weekly's cover photo This week's cover image... A military parade last month marks the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence
"30.08.2016 11:41:37" Guardian Weekly's cover photo This week's cover image... A military parade last month marks the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence
"30.08.2016 10:14:06" theguardian.com Apple must repay up to €13bn in illegal aid from Ireland - business live The European Commission says Ireland gave Apple illegal tax benefits worth up to €13bn Breaking news: The European Commission says Ireland gave Apple illegal tax benefits worth up to €13bn
"26.08.2016 10:03:22" theguardian.com Could urban farming be an oasis in the Tulsa food desert? Oklahoma is one of the most food insecure states in the US, where families struggle to buy enough healthy food. Locals are trying to ease poverty with community farming, but face difficulty in a city with a complex racial history Hope for the food shortage in middle America.
"26.08.2016 09:11:36" theguardian.com Even Donald Trump is learning that nice guys don't always finish last | Gaby Hinsliff The swaggering, hectoring tough-guy act was attractive to voters – but only so long as he was bullying people they didn't like 'If you want to get ahead, be nice to receptionists'
"25.08.2016 13:41:16" theguardian.com Domino's planning drone pizza delivery service in New Zealand Company is looking to launch regular delivery service in late 2016 after conducting trial run in Auckland Yet another reason to emigrate?
"24.08.2016 12:04:32" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly And you think it's hot where you are?
"24.08.2016 12:01:06" theguardian.com A 'radical alternative': how one man changed the perception of Los Angeles In the 1960s, British architectural critic Reyner Banham declared his love for the city that his fellow intellectuals hated. What Banham wrote about Los Angeles redefined how the world perceived it – but what would he think of LA today? An interesting take on one of the world's great cities.
"24.08.2016 08:36:25" theguardian.com Amatrice earthquake: mayor says dozens have died after 6.2 quake – live Mayor of Amatrice says half of the town is 'isn't here anymore' after severe earthquake hits central Italy and is felt in Rome Follow the latest updates on the severe earthquake in Italy
"23.08.2016 13:56:54" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Beautiful images of the natural world
"23.08.2016 13:05:52" theguardian.com Trump and Clinton's free trade retreat: a pivotal moment for the world's economic future Never before have both main presidential candidates broken so completely with Washington orthodoxy on globalisation, even as the White House refuses to give up. The problem, however, goes much deeper than trade deals Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton don't agree on much.
But both presidential candidates think that the US needs to question its reliance on the doctrine of free trade.
"23.08.2016 12:17:01" Guardian Weekly's cover photo Sea change... signs against the TPP at July's Democratic convention
"23.08.2016 12:17:01" Guardian Weekly's cover photo Sea change... signs against the TPP at July's Democratic convention
"23.08.2016 08:07:33" theguardian.com Fear of the light: why we need darkness | Amanda Petrusich The Long Read: Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars? Making sense of the night sky: why we need darkness and what we lose when we can no longer see the stars
"19.08.2016 15:11:56" theguardian.com Lost cities #10: Fordlandia – the failure of Henry Ford's utopian city in the Amazon In the 1920s the US industrialist wanted to found a city based on the values that made his company a success – while, of course, producing cheap rubber. The jungle city that bore his name ended up one of his biggest failures The jungle city that bore his name ended up one of Henry Ford's biggest failures
"19.08.2016 12:05:33" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly A newly opened pet pool proves to be a popular draw for owners of pampered animals in Chengdu, China
"19.08.2016 09:35:50" theguardian.com Olympics 2016 daily briefing: doubles all round for Usain Bolt and Jade Jones Bolt gets the triple double and aims for the triple treble, GB's Jones wins back-to-back taekwondo golds, and US admits swimmers' robbery tale was false Morning all. Here's your catch-up of overnight action from the Rio Olympics, where there was a triple double, with talk of a triple treble - confused yet?
"18.08.2016 14:35:01" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly In Ballpoint Art, writer Trent Morse gathers artists from around the world who show that ballpoint pens are for more than shopping lists and doodling
"18.08.2016 13:07:20" theguardian.com India mourns crocodile-wrestling 'Queen mother' of tigers Machali, thought to be world's oldest wild tiger and known for serene bearing, dies in Rajasthan national park aged about 20 The “Queen mother” of royal Bengals, thought to be the oldest surviving tiger in the wild, has died in a northern Indian national park.
"18.08.2016 12:07:08" theguardian.com Palio di Siena: 'It's not a horse race; it's a way of life' - photo essay Photographer Christian Sinibaldi was allowed behind the scenes as the Italian city prepares for its twice-yearly horse race that is the root of civic pride The culmination of the Palio di Siena is a 90-second horse race, held twice a year. But for Sienese, it is so much more than that. Photographer Christian Sinibaldi was allowed behind the scenes in the days leading up to the race
"18.08.2016 11:02:07" theguardian.com Boy in the ambulance: shocking image emerges of Syrian child pulled from Aleppo rubble Boy shown covered head to toe with dust was injured in airstrike on rebel-held district on Wednesday Boy in the ambulance: the shocking image of a Syrian child pulled from rubble in Aleppo captures the horror of conflict
"18.08.2016 09:20:35" theguardian.com Fake human sacrifice filmed at Cern, with pranking scientists suspected Spokeswoman at high temple of particle physics suggests 'scientific users' of the Geneva facility 'let their humour go too far' with staging of occult rite It's not all work, work, work at the science lab
"17.08.2016 13:32:09" theguardian.com Blue Cut fire scorches 9,000 acres and forces evacuation of 80,000 in California Fanned by strong winds and high temperatures, the wildfire outside Los Angeles has prompted chaotic scenes as families scramble to flee Fire tornado, more accurately known as a fire whirl, flares 60 miles east of Los Angeles
"17.08.2016 12:18:38" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Abandoned crofts in the Outer Hebrides – complete with sheep skeletons, tin walls and Technicolor interiors ... and photographed by ex-Buzzcocks drummer John Maher
"17.08.2016 11:07:13" theguardian.com 'Googly-eyed' stubby squid spotted off California coast – video Researchers have captured rare footage of the stubby squid – a purple-colored species with large eyes – during an exploration voyage off Santa Monica What am I?
I'm somewhat rare, look like a cross between an octopus and squid, spend my life on the seafloor and use my large eyes to spot incoming prey.
Anyone? Do you need a clue?
"17.08.2016 09:12:11" theguardian.com Olympic spirit: New Zealand and American runners help each other after collision Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D'Agostino finished last in the 5000m after coming to each others' aid following a mid-race fall Morning all. Let's start with news from Rio, where two stricken distance runners showed true Olympic spirit. We think some kind of special medal is in order.
"16.08.2016 11:59:12" theguardian.com The Nauru files: cache of 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in Australian offshore detention Exclusive: The largest cache of documents to be leaked from within Australia's asylum seeker detention regime details assaults, sexual assaults and self-harm Our cover story this week comes from Australia, from a series called the Nauru files. The Nauru files are cache of 2,000 reports leaked from within Australia's asylum seeker detention regime. The files set out living conditions endured by asylum seekers
"16.08.2016 09:51:44" theguardian.com Louisiana flooding: five dead, 20,000 rescued so far – video Soaked region expected to get more rain from a storm system stretching from Gulf coast to the Ohio valley Residents had been pulled from swamped cars, flooded homes and threatened hospitals across the southern part of Louisiana.
"16.08.2016 07:59:24" theguardian.com Olympics 2016 daily briefing: an unexpected dive and a very high vault Shaunae Miller upsets the women's 400m with a tumbling finish, Brazil's Thiago Braz Da Silva leaps to gold, plus medals galore to come on day 11 Morning from London. First here's what you may have missed from the Rio Olympics - including gold for Brazil, Kenya and The Bahamas
"15.08.2016 17:35:24" theguardian.com How the Soviets helped America's craft beer revolution A Russian pagan republic championed hops before microbreweries went mainstream – now it wants to be back on the global beer map, The Calvert Journal reports From cold war to a cold brew.
"15.08.2016 14:44:33" theguardian.com Not like in the movies: Syrian refugee trapped in Turkish airport limbo The experience of 28-year-old Fadi Mansour is a far cry from that of Tom Hanks's character in The Terminal “I thought it would be hours before they would let me back in.”
A 28-year-old Syrian was trapped for more than a year inside Istanbul's Atatürk airport
"15.08.2016 11:12:39" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Somewhere between Mad Men and David Hockney's pool paintings... Photographer Julius Shulman visited the visionary modernist buildings of mid-century America.
"15.08.2016 09:39:45" theguardian.com Thailand blasts: more devices found as authorities blame sole mastermind Network of bombers were 'following orders from one individual', say police but no group has yet claimed responsibility More devices found in Thailand as authorities blame sole mastermind for series of explosive and arson attacks
"15.08.2016 07:54:41" theguardian.com How Usain Bolt made history with his third 100m gold medal victory Bolt got off to a slow start behind rival Justin Gatlin but surged ahead in the last few seconds. Although the Jamaican's time didn't break any records, his win makes him the first athlete to win three successive Olympic 100m titles Depending on your location in the world, you'll either have gone to bed, woken up or watched live the news that a certain Mr Bolt clinched his third straight Olympic 100m title. Here's a snazzy graphic to explain just how he did it.
"13.08.2016 00:00:00" theguardian.com Nauru briefing: the casual brutality of Australia's offshore detention regime – video Guardian reporter Ben Doherty on the plight of asylum seekers indefinitely incarcerated in 'regional processing centres' All asylum seekers who arrive in Australia by boat are sent for 'offshore processing' in the tiny island nation of Nauru or on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. In the global context of 65 million displaced people the numbers are minuscule – barely 2,000
"12.08.2016 15:15:48" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Photographer Yoshinori Mizutani was freaked out by the ever-growing numbers of birds massing on overhead wires, and began capturing their 'grim warning to modern society'
"12.08.2016 13:46:17" theguardian.com Rem review – jet-setting portrait of world's most talked-about architect Globe-trotting documentary by Rem Koolhaas's son Tomas finds the film-maker racing to keep up with his 71-year-old father and struggling to achieve objectivity Rem is the culmination of film-maker Tomas Koolhaas chasing his busy father across time zones for four years, from taxi to departure lounge to construction site and back again, forming a whirlwind travelogue-portrait of the world's most talked-about
"12.08.2016 11:34:54" theguardian.com Why have the Rio Olympic pools turned green? – video Rio 2016 officials came under criticism on Tuesday after a 'decreased akalinity' caused the Olympic diving and polo pools to turn green Perhaps the diving pool is envious of the swimming pool?
"12.08.2016 09:56:11" theguardian.com Put yourself on the Guardian Weekly map Join Guardian Weekly's interactive project, and find your place in the world, by contributing via GuardianWitness Find your place in the world: become part of the Guardian Weekly global community in some 170 countries.
"12.08.2016 09:35:50" theguardian.com Tourist towns of Phuket and Hua Hin in Thailand hit by deadly explosions Fears of further bombings after two sets of explosions are heard on Thursday and Friday in Hua Hin and Phuket Police on alert in Thailand after a series of coordinated blasts, including towns of Phuket and Hua Hin
"09.08.2016 13:41:38" theguardian.com The last emperors: Akihito and Japan's imperial family – video explainer Japan's Emperor Akihito has said that his health is failing and hinted that he may abdicate After Japan's Emperor Akihito's admission of failing health fuelled rumours of his possible abdication, a look back on the life of the Imperial family
"09.08.2016 12:48:32" Timeline Photos This week's cover photo shows oil contamination in the Komi Republic in northern Russia. The area is renowned for its many lakes, but oil spills from the Usinsk oilfields mar the region. This photo was one of a series from the area taken by Gleb
"09.08.2016 12:38:03" theguardian.com The town that reveals how Russia spills two Deepwater Horizons of oil each year Oil spills in the Komi Republic caused by old pipelines are relatively small and rarely garner widespread attention - but added up they threaten fish stocks and pasture for cattle Leading the latest issue of Guardian Weekly is a report looking at the environmental damage of Russia's ageing oil infrastructure in the Komi Republic, just south of the Arctic Circle. The area that hosted the development of the Soviet Union's modern oil
"08.08.2016 16:00:27" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Finding quiet before the rumble in the jungle
"08.08.2016 10:59:10" theguardian.com Is your memory as accurate as you think it is? We all forget things - but are the things that we do remember as accurate as we'd like to believe? You must remember this ...
"08.08.2016 08:47:54" theguardian.com Rio 2016 | The Guardian Latest Rio 2016 news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice Morning all, Olympic action last night saw Team GB win their first gold, and US's Michael Phelps win his 19th(!) https://www.theguardian.com/sport/rio-2016
"05.08.2016 15:03:25" theguardian.com China's great flood: tests on children's bones support 4,000-year-old legend Carbon dating suggests landslide caused a Yellow river deluge matching the time China's civilisation was said to have begun Analysis of skeletons have revealed that an earthquake 4,000 years ago could be the source of a legendary “great flood”
"05.08.2016 11:33:13" theguardian.com How much do you know about the Olympics? Find out in our quiz Test your knowledge of 1960s drugs use, ancient sports, arts at the Games, a French aristocrat, a reluctant rower, Olympic animals and medal metallurgy Will you take gold, silver or bronze in our Olympic quiz?
"05.08.2016 09:59:26" theguardian.com Syrian refugees design app for navigating German bureaucracy The developers behind Bureaucrazy want to help natives and newcomers who share their bewilderment at the nation's red tape Faced with a problem? Find a solution. Help is at hand for refugees trying to negotiate Germany's bureaucracy
"04.08.2016 12:52:37" theguardian.com Is Rio ready? Organisers put finishing touches to Olympic venues – video explainer The opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Friday is fast approaching The sporting action will be spectacular as always, but how ready is Rio to stage the Olympics?
"04.08.2016 09:52:00" theguardian.com Road-straddling bus takes first test drive in China Months after design was revealed Transit Explore Bus has inaugural run on test track in Qinhuangdao, Hebei province Morning all, and here's a neat way of beating morning gridlock: a traffic-straddling bus. Though I'm not sure how I'd feel about being in the car underneath the bus.
"03.08.2016 12:36:22" theguardian.com Put yourself on the Guardian Weekly map Join Guardian Weekly's interactive project, and find your place in the world, by contributing via GuardianWitness Guardian Weekly readers ... your chance to put yourself on the map!
"03.08.2016 10:19:18" theguardian.com Inside the 5 August edition Touching the hem of history; the science of cute; the Olympic movement, assessed Morning everyone. Here's an idea of what subscribers will be reading in the next copy of Guardian Weekly
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"02.08.2016 16:08:19" theguardian.com The doctor who beat big tobacco The Long Read: When Dr Bronwyn King discovered her pension fund was investing in the cigarette companies that were killing her cancer patients, she was staggered. And she knew she had to act How a cancer specialist persuaded pension funds to divest billions of dollars from the cigarette industry
"02.08.2016 14:36:11" Timeline Photos The cover photo this week shows the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally with vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine, in Columbus, during their three-day bus tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio. The pair were hoping to drum up
"02.08.2016 14:28:07" theguardian.com Shadow of Trump looms as Clinton and Kaine tour the Rust Belt battlegrounds As the Democrats touted job policies among blue-collar workers courted by Republicans, the GOP nominee's latest controversy exploded, stage right On the front of the paper this week is Hillary Clinton, now the official US presidential nominee for the Democratic party. Both Clinton and her adversary, the Republican party candidate Donald Trump, will need to unite their parties in the run up to
"02.08.2016 11:04:17" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly As we get closer to the Rio Olympics, why not share some photos of the city's giant landmark?
"02.08.2016 09:13:24" theguardian.com Donald Trump labels Clinton 'the devil' and suggests election will be rigged Republican nominee makes claims on campaign trail while ignoring controversy over his remarks about a Muslim soldier's parents Morning all. The top story overnight, as it is likely to be until November when the polls open, is from the US election.
"01.08.2016 16:29:38" theguardian.com Facebook lures Africa with free internet - but what is the hidden cost? Some see Mark Zuckerberg's plan to wire up the continent as a philanthropic gesture, others suspect a cynical marketing ploy Free Basics initiative, in which mobile users are able to access Facebook free of data charges, is available in 42 countries, more than half of them in Africa.
"01.08.2016 14:31:44" theguardian.com Kochi embarks on water metro project to revamp 'Venice of the east' Islanders in Vembanad lagoon, now a popular Keralan tourist destination, hope new public transport will bring easy access to jobs and services on mainland The city of Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala and that authorities hope the new form of public transportation, scheduled to be fully functional by 2020, will bring them easy access to jobs, education and services on the mainland.
"01.08.2016 13:05:36" theguardian.com Quiz: can you identify the world cities from their running heat maps? Smartphones and GPS watches now leave digital traces behind many urban runners, as they wind their way along the river or round the park. Can you identify the cities from the telltale tracks? Our quiz today is an exercise in exercise
"01.08.2016 11:06:46" theguardian.com 100 Olympians to watch at Rio 2016 From global stars to refugees ready for a tilt at glory, here are 100 competitors for you to watch and follow at the Olympic Games in Rio Are you ready for Rio? Here's our guide on some of the Games potential stars
"01.08.2016 09:18:25" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Commuting by train in the UK can sometimes feel like a barren wasteland, but these photos show UK's railways that Guardian readers think should be brought back to life
"29.07.2016 14:19:20" theguardian.com Tokyo times: race to rule world's largest city mired in sex scandal and misogyny Japan's capital is electing a new governor – but the battle for the job has brought criticism over mudslinging tactics Mayoral race turns ugly in Tokyo
"29.07.2016 12:23:32" theguardian.com Unravelling Brazil's diverse DNA Artist Marcus Lyon travelled throughout the world's fifth largest country to photograph people for his project Somos Brasil (We are Brazil). The nation's diversity is shown in the resulting portraits whose subjects also had their ancestral genetics mapped Ahead of the Rio Olympics, a photographer tracks the complex ancestral genetics of his Brazilian subjects
"29.07.2016 10:54:31" theguardian.com VCRs are cast into the dustbin of history – video The last known maker of video cassette recorders, Funai Japan, has announced it is to cease production of VCRs An ode to the humble video player/VCR. (Apologies to anyone born after 2000, but VCRs were very big in their day.)
"29.07.2016 09:34:39" theguardian.com US police mistake icing from Krispy Kreme doughnuts for crystal meth Daniel Rushing had been eating the snack in his car when pulled over by Orlando officers who believed icing from the doughnuts were drugs Taking into custardy? US police mistake icing from Krispy Kreme doughnuts for crystal meth
"28.07.2016 13:55:52" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK, has brought together some dazzling, intricate manuscripts, whose colours foreshadow modern art … in the middle ages
"28.07.2016 12:50:40" theguardian.com Quiz: match the celebrities to their degrees Who's the comedian with a degree in electrical engineering, the supermodel with an MA in public health? Take our quiz on the academic secrets of the stars It's quiz time. Will you be the don of our university degree inquiries?
"28.07.2016 11:25:25" theguardian.com MH370 pilot's flight simulator did plot course over southern Indian Ocean Australian officials confirm Malaysia Airlines captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah's simulator did show route where plane is believed to have vanished Pilot of missing Malaysia Airline's flight MH370 had a home flight simulator that plotted course over southern Indian Ocean
"28.07.2016 09:35:03" theguardian.com One hour of activity needed to offset harmful effects of sitting at a desk Risk of dying increases among desk-based workers who sit for eight hours and do low amounts of exercise, new research finds Morning from London. Today we give you the perfect excuse to leave the office
"27.07.2016 15:00:54" theguardian.com Remember the ice bucket challenge? It just funded an ALS breakthrough ALS association says money raised by the viral charity challenge, dismissed as 'slacktivism' by many, has helped identify a new gene associated with the disease Ice bucket challenge was a good-intentioned bit of fun, but it has also provided funds for some serious science
"27.07.2016 12:01:16" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars make up this selection of pictures from the shortlisted entries for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 15 September.
"27.07.2016 10:05:57" theguardian.com Inside the 29 July edition Africa embraces a tech revolution; Germany, France and Turkey, in context; the week in delicate balance What's in the paper this week; why not ask the editor?
"26.07.2016 14:19:12" youtube.com 80-odd years of Shake It Off HQ Fifty residents, staff and grandchildren from Julia Wallace Retirement Village spent a week making this special tribute to Taylor Swift's Shake It Off. With ... Need a break from the news? Watch the residents of a New Zealand retirement home (and a few of their grandchildren) in a shot-by-shot recreation of Taylor Swift's Shake it Off video.
"26.07.2016 12:55:37" Timeline Photos The cover photo this week shows a Maasai tribesman using a mobile phone in the Masai Mara, Kenya. The striking image - with a blending of traditional and modern worlds - worked perfectly with our cover story, which focused on the rise of technology in
"26.07.2016 12:38:03" theguardian.com Can the internet reboot Africa? With smartphone use and web penetration soaring, Africa is set for a tech revolution – but only if its infrastructure can support it Our lead story this week takes us to Africa, where there's hope that technology could propel the continent on a leap forward to the 'fourth industrial revolution'. Cellular telephony has enabled a boom in smartphone ownership and broadband connections,
"26.07.2016 11:04:22" theguardian.com Michelle Obama's stirring Democratic convention speech brings crowd to tears The first lady proved the perfect Trump antidote and drew a 'wow' from Bill Clinton as she declared: 'Because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters ... take for granted that a woman can be president' More pointers for Melania Trump's next speech?
"26.07.2016 09:02:40" theguardian.com Japan knife attack: 19 killed and dozens wounded in stabbing Man armed with a knife attacked facility for disabled people in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo, before turning himself in to policeLatest updates on this story Suspect turns himself in after attack at care home in Japan
"26.07.2016 07:56:16" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Let's start the day with some good news ... congratulations to the Solar Impulse 2 team, whose aircraft has become the first solar plane to complete a round-the-world trip.
"25.07.2016 15:30:58" theguardian.com Naked attraction: the apocalyptic rise of nude dating shows In the terrible new dawn of dating shows, desirability is judged by genitalia alone. Is this it: the death of all civilisation? Has the TV dating show reached it's endpoint?
"25.07.2016 14:24:53" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Just over a week ago, hundreds of thousands of Turkish citizens took to the streets to oppose an attempted military coup. AFP photographers Bulent Kilic and Ozan Köse documented that dramatic night and the days following it
"25.07.2016 11:59:12" theguardian.com Africa's tech pioneers: 'We have become an internet-consuming culture' As part of the Guardian's series on technology in Africa, we meet 10 leaders of the continent's digital transformation A series looking at technology in Africa - with 10 leaders from the tech sector
"25.07.2016 10:17:48" theguardian.com Nintendo shares plummet after it points out it doesn't make Pokémon Go Hit mobile game, made by Niantic, will have a 'limited' effect on Nintendo's finances, the company has warned Pokémon a no-go for Nintendo
"25.07.2016 08:49:34" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Kicking against the (plasticine) sticks...
"25.07.2016 07:16:45" theguardian.com Germany bombing: Syrian man kills himself, injures 12, in Ansbach explosion A 27-year-old man who had been denied asylum dies after 'deliberate explosion' in southern German town Explosion outside a music festival in the German town of Ansbach.
"22.07.2016 13:55:57" theguardian.com VHS is dead, but at least it outlived Betamax by nine months Last remaining VHS tape producer will cease manufacturing cassettes at the end of this month, bringing the 40-year-long analogue videotape era to an end The end of an era, though many thought it ended years ago.
"22.07.2016 13:02:04" theguardian.com Britain's economy shrinking at fastest rate since 2009, says survey Report over confidence and manufacturing signals 0.4% reduction in GDP imminent, as well as huge hit on services sector and sterling Brexit has negative effect on UK economy
"22.07.2016 11:35:36" theguardian.com Pop quiz: from Amy Winehouse to Pearl Jam – do you know this week in music history? It was the week Elvis made his first recordings, and we lost Amy Winehouse. But how well do you know your pop history? Pop quiz ... quite literally
"22.07.2016 09:27:36" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly From the Brexit vote to resignations and political chaos, via sporting triumphs and disasters, the terrorist attack in Nice and the military coup in Turkey, we take a look back at a month of dramatic news
"21.07.2016 14:17:48" theguardian.com Inside the 22 July edition Brazil's Olympic boost; a bloody week in Europe; keeping pace with play Editor's blog: Brazil's Olympic boost; a bloody week in Europe; keeping pace with play - in the Guardian Weekly this week
"21.07.2016 12:38:32" theguardian.com Unsquashable squirts: the legacy of Roald Dahl's girl heroes The children's author was a known womaniser and bigot. But in characters such as Matilda or The BFG's Sophie, he wrote quietly valiant heroines who continue to give solace – even to grown women Roald Dahl and his indomitable heroines
"21.07.2016 10:52:05" theguardian.com 'The graveyard of the Earth': inside City 40, Russia's deadly nuclear secret Ozersk, codenamed City 40, was the birthplace of the Soviet nuclear weapons programme. Now it is one of the most contaminated places on the planet – so why do so many residents still view it as a fenced-in paradise? Deep in the vast forests of Russia's Ural mountains lies the forbidden city of Ozersk. Codenamed City 40, Ozersk was the birthplace of the Soviet nuclear weapons programme after the second world war. For decades, this city of 100,000 people did not appear
"21.07.2016 09:42:50" theguardian.com US officials target $1bn of assets as part of fraud investigation into 1MDB fund Justice department traces money from Malaysian economic development fund to real estate in Beverly Hills, $200m in artwork and The Wolf of Wall Street Life imitating art? Wolf of Wall Street film linked to money 'stolen from Malaysian fund', US claims
"20.07.2016 15:13:22" theguardian.com Vote Po the panda: the movies that inspire politicians Mike Pence hates Mulan, Hitler loved Snow White, and Britain's new foreign secretary takes inspiration from … Dodgeball. We consider the politicians who read significance – good and bad – into cinema No votes for Sharknado?
"20.07.2016 13:28:36" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly When journalist Lee Lockwood arrived in Cuba the day before Fidel Castro took power in 1959, he thought he was onto an interesting story. Lockwood would spend the next decade documenting the revolution to compile a rich portrait of a revolutionary era
"20.07.2016 11:51:02" theguardian.com The toughest Star Trek film quiz in the known universe As Star Trek Beyond beams into cinemas this Friday, test your knowledge of the big screen franchise from the very beginning Today's quiz is one for science fiction fans ... set questions to stun.
"20.07.2016 10:56:43" theguardian.com Why is France targeted so often by terrorists? – video explainer Why is France targeted so often by terrorists? – video explainer While the motives of the Nice attacker are still unclear, his attack is a grim reminder of the terrorist incidents France has suffered since the start of last year. So why is France targeted so often by terrorists?
Warning: some viewers may find some
"20.07.2016 09:45:26" theguardian.com It's official: Republican party nominates Donald Trump for president Party largely avoids drama during delegates' roll call vote on convention floor as Trump's once unthinkable ascension becomes reality Well, it's official
"19.07.2016 14:31:46" theguardian.com Erdoğan's crackdown: 'Free speech is being rebranded terrorism' – video Phoebe Greenwood goes to Istanbul to meet the journalists risking life sentences to report and publish stories critical of the Erdoğan government. Since Turkey's failed military coup on Friday, more than 6,000 people in the civil service, security forces and military have been arrested. Writers and journalists fear that Turkey's authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will use the failed
"19.07.2016 12:48:56" Timeline Photos This week's cover photo shows assistants to Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra working on a huge mural representing the five continents, at the Olympic Boulevard in Rio de Janeiro. As Brazil gears up to host the Games, beginning next month, the country will
"19.07.2016 12:44:53" theguardian.com Will the Olympics offer Brazil a way out of crisis or add to its burden? With three weeks to go until the opening ceremony, the Rio de Janeiro is desperate for an uplift – and fearful of what will happen when the athletes leave The lead story in latest issue of Guardian Weekly looks ahead to the Rio Olympics, due to begin on 5 August.
In 2009, when Brazil won the right to host the Olympics, president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's approval ratings were among the highest in the
"19.07.2016 11:52:28" theguardian.com Authors on Trump: who said what – quiz As the Republican convention begins in Cleveland, we delve into the rich abundance of zingers writers have delivered about Donald Trump. Who said what? It's quiz time! Authors on Trump ...
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"19.07.2016 09:05:18" theguardian.com What is the Internet of Things and how does ARM fit in? Britain's best unknown technology company ARM Holdings has been bought by Japan's SoftBank. But what exactly is the Internet of Things? Britain's most successful technology company, ARM Holdings, has agreed to be sold to Japan's SoftBank for £24.3bn. ARM microchips are used in 95% of all smartphones, but SoftBank hopes to capitalise on the growth of 'the Internet of Things'.
"19.07.2016 07:55:50" theguardian.com How a French village gears up for the Tour – photo essay David Levene vists Bédoin, a village at the foot of one of the Tour de France's legendary climbs, Mont Ventoux, to see it prepare for the peloton to pass through Good morning from a sunny London. L:et's start with this lovely photo essay from the Tour de France. Today is a rest day for the riders, but probably not for the spectators.
"18.07.2016 16:25:34" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly On 18 July 1936, a group of officers attempted to overthrow the leftwing Popular Front government, that came to power in February 1936. That date marks the beginning of the Spanish civil war which killed 500,000 and resulted in 450,000 fleeing Spain.
"18.07.2016 14:52:44" theguardian.com Wada report alleges Russian state-sponsored doping programme A devastating and damning report into Russian sport has found that the country's government, security services and sporting authorities colluded to hide widespread doping across “a vast majority” of winter and summer sports Damning report into Russian sport finds widespread doping across “a vast majority” of winter and summer sports, with the International Olympic Committee promising it will not hesitate to take “toughest sanctions available” against those implicated.
"18.07.2016 12:55:09" theguardian.com 'Blood on our hands' – the fatal story of one American bullet On US independence day last year three men tore through a Pennsylvania town in an SUV, killing at random. Chris McGreal traces their .38 Special ammunition right back to the factory it came from Tracing the path of a bullet - signing off on specialised ammunition
"18.07.2016 10:23:43" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Four photographers have been newly inducted into Magnum, one of the world's most respected photo agencies, for their stark, witty and affectionate work. Have a look at their work and see what you think.
"18.07.2016 09:27:49" theguardian.com Turkey coup attempt: who were the plotters? The Turkish government alleges links to Fethullah Gülen, while others say it was a badly organised coup and Hizmet connection is doubtful News of the attempted coup in Turkey continues to evolve, but this piece explains: who were the plotters and why did it fail?
"18.07.2016 07:59:28" Good morning from London, where summer as. We'll be working hard on the latest issue, sadly office-bound but near a big window at least
"15.07.2016 16:08:52" theguardian.com How the internet was invented In 40 years, the internet has morphed from a military communication network into a vast global cyberspace. And it all started in a California beer garden Just think: You have a beer garden to thank for all this!
"15.07.2016 11:54:54" theguardian.com Who is the real Theresa May? Six writers on what her cabinet says about her | The panel Say hello to Boris Johnson and Liam Fox, wave goodbye to George Osborne and Michael Gove. How should we interpret the new prime minister's first cabinet? Want to know more about Britain's new prime minister?
Guardian writers give us their take on her cabinet selections.
"15.07.2016 11:17:46" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly From rainbows and piano keyboards to french fries and bullets - a creative take on pedestrian crossings in cities around the world
"15.07.2016 10:40:10" theguardian.com Sympathy should be our only response to the Nice terror attack | Simon Jenkins We should not pretend that any state can stop one madman in a truck. Most official responses are likely only to make things worse Guardian journalist Simon Jenkins offers his first thoughts on the tragic attack in Nice
"14.07.2016 10:16:30" theguardian.com May's cabinet reshuffle: Philip Hammond rules out emergency budget - live updates Rolling coverage of Theresa May's first full day as prime minister, her new cabinet and government appointments, and reaction to Boris Johnson's appointment as foreign secretary We know it's not easy, but this will help you keep up with the fast-moving political developments in Britain.
"13.07.2016 09:21:48" theguardian.com Big hug! Sanders endorses Clinton Got a minute? Assorted Sanders backers ticked ... Trump calls Sanders a sellout … Obama and Bush in Dallas … and everything else from the campaign trail. By Tom McCarthy The Democrats are now united against Republican Donald Trump.
"12.07.2016 13:38:02" theguardian.com How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism Want to know why the media have failed the public so badly?
Here's an excellent explanation by Guardian editor-in-chief Kath Viner.
"12.07.2016 13:13:05" Timeline Photos This week's cover story focuses on the huge amount of food that is wasted in the United States. We all know that consumers throw out a good deal of the food they buy. But did you know that an enormous amount of the food produced in the US never even makes
"08.07.2016 16:31:20" theguardian.com Rooms by the river: Paris welcomes its first floating hotel OFF Seine, a purpose-built, 58-room hotel, moored near the Gare d'Austerlitz, is the first of its kind in France and part of Paris's ambitious riverside development scheme The Paris hotel scene seems bouyant
"08.07.2016 12:42:47" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Three years of conflict have severely affected food production in Central African Republic, leaving more than half the population in need of aid. Recognising that about 80% of the country's people rely on agriculture, the World Food Programme and the Food
"08.07.2016 11:38:53" theguardian.com Behind the scenes at the biggest website for bedroom guitarists Welcome to the sweary headquaters of Ultimate Guitar, one of Russia's biggest tech successes Tech website, Russia, hours 9-3 (when you're at your most productive) - just don't be late.
"08.07.2016 09:46:45" theguardian.com Dallas protest shooting: 10 officers shot and 3 dead, police say – live Dozens of shots heard in downtown Dallas near protest against police violence in response to fatal shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling Obama pledges 'justice will be done' after Dallas shootings
"07.07.2016 16:03:56" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly From the mid-70s, leftwing political figures were imprisoned, tortured and killed throughout South America as part of a dictators' pact called Operation Condor. Photographer João Pina has tracked its legacy
"07.07.2016 14:31:17" theguardian.com Bunch of grapes sells for £8,350 in Japan Record price paid by shop owner for about 30 fruits of the Ruby Roman variety, which is considered a status symbol Sour grapes? Let's hope not.
"07.07.2016 10:29:27" theguardian.com Chilcot report: 'A devastating critique of Blair and the British government' - video The Guardian's Luke Harding and Ewen MacAskill give their reactions on Wednesday to Sir John Chilcot's report into the war in Iraq Guardian writers respond to the Iraq Inquiry (Chilcot report)
"07.07.2016 09:31:13" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Good morning from London. Let's start today with some lovely pictures of Eid celebrations from around the world
"06.07.2016 13:38:39" theguardian.com Ottawa shuts down kids' lemonade stand over permit, sparking criticism It wasn't long after two young sisters set up shop on a grassy roadside in Ottawa that a federal officer told them to 'pack up and leave' And the award for petty authoritarianism goes to...
"06.07.2016 10:54:01" theguardian.com Chilcot delivers crushing verdict on Blair and the Iraq war Long-awaited report says UK chose to join invasion before peaceful options for disarming Saddam had been exhausted Long-awaited Chilcot report delivers crushing verdict on Tony Blair and the Iraq war
"06.07.2016 09:50:58" theguardian.com The Iraq war, Tony Blair and the Chilcot report – video explainer We look back at the events that led to an invasion widely regarded to be Britain's biggest foreign policy mistake since the 1950s Suez crisis In 2009 the then UK prime minister, Gordon Brown, announced an independent inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war. Today the findings from The Iraq Inquiry, which is more widely know as the Chilcot report after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot, is due
"06.07.2016 09:16:07" First things first ... Eid Mubarak to all our readers and people everywhere.
"05.07.2016 12:20:50" Timeline Photos This week's cover image shows excess gas being burned at the Rumala oil field, south of Basra. The picture was to accompany a piece on the Iraq, which continues to suffer political and economic instability long after the end of a conflict that was
"05.07.2016 12:04:59" theguardian.com Basra after the British: division and despair in Iraq's oil boomtown Basra's six-year period of British control following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein will come under scrutiny with the release of the Chilcot report. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad finds a city 'run by mafias' and still struggling with the legacy of war Our cover story this week looks at the legacy of British involvement in Iraq, specifically in the city of Basra. The article charts the fortunes of the largest city in the south, from the war with Iran to the ousting of Saddam Hussein to the arrival of
"05.07.2016 10:19:16" theguardian.com What to expect from the Chilcot inquiry: revelation or whitewash? It has been seven years in the making at a cost of £10m and runs to 2.6m words. Chilcot's report into the Iraq war finally nears publication, but will it be worth the wait? In 2009 the UK's then prime minister, Gordon Brown, announced an independent inquiry into the lead up to, and duration of the UK's military involvement in the 2003 war in Iraq. Tomorrow, the Chilcot inquiry will be released.
"05.07.2016 09:05:09" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly Had breakfast yet? Why not try 70 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, followed by a couple of indigestion tablets?
"05.07.2016 07:41:40" theguardian.com Jupiter: Nasa mission puts Juno spacecraft in orbit after five-year journey Arrival of the spacecraft prompted shouts of joy at Nasa's jet propulsion lab, where scientists had been watching Juno's progress with bated breath Did anything happen while we were asleep? Oh nothing much, just Nasa put the Juno spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit after five-year journey ... that kind of thing
"04.07.2016 16:07:43" theguardian.com Do cows get seasick? Welcome to Rotterdam's floating dairy farm The €2.5m project envisages 40 cows on a floating platform producing 1,000 litres of milk a day. It aims to reconnect Rotterdam's residents with their food A dairy farm with a difference. But who returns the milk bottles?
"04.07.2016 14:34:28" theguardian.com Chris Evans quits Top Gear after one series BBC motoring show loses top talent after presenter tweets he gave it his 'best shot' but that it wasn't enough 'Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough'. Presenter Chris Evans quits post-Jeremy Clarkson Top Gear after one series
"04.07.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos To all of our readers and Americans everywhere: Happy 4th July. We can smell the cooking from here.
"04.07.2016 11:02:50" theguardian.com Guardian Weekly The way we were, in colour – hand-coloured photos from black-and-white negatives offer a fascinating insight into the world when colour photography was still in its infancy
"04.07.2016 09:43:44" theguardian.com Nigel Farage resigns as Ukip leader Man who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU has stepped down from leadership of the party Ukip leader Nigel Farage resigns after 'achieving political ambition' of Brexit
"04.07.2016 07:44:34" To all of our readers and Americans everywhere: Happy 4th July
"02.07.2016 00:00:00" theguardian.com A look back at Australia's 2016 general election campaign – video The two-month Australian election campaign is over, and soon we'll have a newly elected – or re-elected – prime minister Hang on Australia, you're nearly there. A look back at the 2016 election campaigns