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"26.10.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Is this a photo of Bill Murray or Tom Hanks? The internet can't decide A photo posted to a Facebook group triggered debate just as furious as that surrounding The Dress – is it Murray impersonating a crying baby, or is it Hanks? Spoiler: it's Bill Murray. And while we're at it: "the" dress was blue.
"26.10.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com Rising death toll in Mediterranean makes 2016 deadliest year yet Death toll for year to date is 'highest ever recorded', despite fewer people attempting crossing than in 2015, UNHCR confirms A record number of people have died or gone missing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea, making 2016 the deadliest year for migrants trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency has said.
"26.10.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com No clowns allowed: scariest Halloween costume of 2016 faces bans across US Schools and parades are banning clown costumes after hysteria over 'killer clowns' – but soaring sales indicate there'll still be a lot of red noses around A school superintendent has announced a ban on clown and other “symbols of terror” outfits, while one local authority has gone a step further and created a county ordinance to make it illegal to appear in clown costume, mask or makeup until 1 November.
"26.10.2016 18:58:54" theguardian.com The Great British Bake Off 2016 final – live Jane, Candice and Andrew are battling for the win. Who will take the crown, and who'll be employed as their official food taster? It's the final episode of The Great British Bake Off's run at the BBC – follow our live updates for all the hot cakes and takes.
"26.10.2016 18:43:00" theguardian.com 'Patient zero' Gaëtan Dugas not source of HIV/Aids outbreak, study confirms New technique allows reconstruction of route by which HIV/Aids arrived in North America, confirming Dugas was not the source of subsequent pandemic Scientists have managed to reconstruct the route by which HIV/Aids arrived in the US – exonerating once and for all the man long blamed for the ensuing pandemic in the western world.
"26.10.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Turned down 18 times. Then Paul Beatty won the Booker … Publisher after publisher reckoned Paul Beatty's satire The Sellout was too hot to handle. Was it the segregation? The slavery? Or just that he wrung so much humour out of it? He's having the last laugh now. The Man Booker winner tells all Paul Beatty may be the first American to win the Man Booker prize, after a rule change three years ago that made authors of any nationality eligible for the £50,000 award, so long as they were writing in English and published in the UK.
But he very
"26.10.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com MEP Steven Woolfe blamed for Ukip scuffle at parliament Ukip finds party MEP Mike Hookem did not start a row that put Woolfe in hospital, but Schulz reports pair to French police The party's report said that it was Woolfe, a former Ukip leadership challenger who has since left the party, and not Hookem, who started the incident. Woolfe had invited his colleague outside a meeting room in the European parliament to settle their
"26.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com 10 words that don't mean what they used to: when meerkats were monkeys and bimbos were boys Did you know that alcohol originally meant eyeshadow, clouds were rocks or that a moment once lasted precisely 90 seconds? Read on, girls and bimbos … Have you got a moment? By which we mean precisely 90 seconds, of course.
"26.10.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Why Theresa May's secret speech really does matter May displayed much stronger attachment to staying in EU in private than lukewarm public support she gave to remain campaign "Perhaps Theresa May should spell out her views about hard Brexit to the British people rather than giving American bankers the inside track."
"26.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com We, Daniel Blake: readers on the UK benefits system Ken Loach's new film on poverty, living on benefits and Britain's welfare sanctions regime struck a chord with our commenters "I've filled out the ESA50 form for my wife... and it is like something out of the Salem witch trials. Short of ducking you in the mill pond and declaring you innocent if you drown and guilty if you float, it has to be a document the Spanish Inquisition
"26.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com Concern grows for 'left-behind' child refugees as fires hit Calais camp Local officials say no residents left in camp as fires sweep settlement and workers prepare to move in with heavy machinery Save the Children said it was “extremely concerned” about children who had not been registered as parts of the camp went up in flames. About 100 children were still in the queue when the registration centres were “swiftly” closed, the charity said.
"26.10.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com Corbyn compares May to Baldrick for 'cunning plan to have no plan' Labour leader suggests PM's approach to Brexit is similar to that of Blackadder's long-suffering sidekick Baldrick means Baldrick.
"26.10.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Kitchen gadgets review: Banana Surprise Yumstation – an insult to God Does anyone need a machine that lets you burrow a hole through a banana so you can pump it full of bespoke filling? "A machine that lets you impregnate a banana – and this sentence is the least worst thing about it."
"26.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com The fetishisation of work is making us miserable. Let's learn to live again | Anna Coote Long hours and poor pay are wreaking havoc on our lives. Rather than fixating on growth, if we restructured the working week it would allow people to flourish "Our political leaders idolise 'strivers' and 'hard-working people', not 'chilled-out, caring dads'. The longer and harder we work, the more admirable we are supposed to be."
"26.10.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com Why has TV got louder? A combination of how broadcasts handle quiet noises and the way audio is compressed for mobile devices is causing a stink among viewers, programme-makers and – most importantly – Gareth Malone Turn it down!
"26.10.2016 15:00:00" The little girl making greener streets When a tree was destroyed by vandals on London's Oxford Street, it didn't take seven-year-old Arrabella long to decide that her dad should plant a replacement.
They left a note and started #mytreelondon, so that passersby could share their reactions and
"26.10.2016 14:50:54" theguardian.com Selling yoga back to its teachers is pure neocolonialism A plan to create a new standard for British yoga teachers appropriates an Indian spiritual discipline in order to enjoy a bigger slice of the financial pie "While yoga is part of their religion for over a billion people, it is not so for all those practising it in the UK. Many do yoga for a sense of wellbeing – for aching backs, or muscle tension from a pressured week, or just a break from a 24/7 agenda.
"26.10.2016 14:40:01" theguardian.com The spy who couldn't spell: how the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled The Long Read: Ever since childhood, Brian Regan had been made to feel stupid because of his severe dyslexia. So he thought no one would suspect him of stealing secrets Despite a successful career in US intelligence, Brian Regan had always viewed by his colleagues as a socially awkward simpleton. So how did he pull off one of the the biggest heists of classified information in the history of American espionage?
"26.10.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Burial mounds make a comeback in 21st-century Britain A type of burial used 5,000 years ago is available again as families mourning loved ones seek a better way of doing death “There must be tea and biscuits. Bring a brass band. Bring a bottle. Bring a priest. Bring a shaman. Death is sad, but it doesn't have to be solemn.”
"26.10.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com National Geographic 'Afghan Girl' arrested in Pakistan living under false papers Sharbat Gula, depicted on the magazine's cover in 1984, could face 14 years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted The Afghan woman who once appeared on the cover of National Geographic as a green-eyed 12-year-old girl has been arrested for living illegally in Pakistan under false papers.
"26.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Former secretary of state Colin Powell reportedly will vote for Hillary Clinton Former Republican secretary of state says: 'I am voting for Hillary Clinton' becoming latest Bush administration figure to ditch Donald Trump The prominent Republican joins several other officials from George W. Bush's administration in indicating their plans to vote for Clinton or their disavowal of Trump, including former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
"26.10.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com The Sellout by Paul Beatty review – a whirlwind satire about racial identity Every anxiety about race in the US is laid bare in a surreal fable about a black neighbourhood being wiped off the map "This book doesn't shy away from anything."
Our review of the first American novel to win The Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
"26.10.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Ice Cube to star as Fagin in new Oliver Twist film NWA rapper will play Fagin in new musical adaptation of the Dickens story, with Tony-winning director of Broadway hit Hamilton behind the camera Straight Outta Dickens.
"26.10.2016 12:40:00" Is not having children selfish? Far from it "I am more stigmatised for having chosen not to have kids than I am for being a lesbian."
"26.10.2016 12:30:00" theguardian.com Labour frontbenchers urge party not to contest Richmond Park byelection Trio want to give Lib Dems better chance of defeating Zac Goldsmith, but others in party argue 'stitch-up' would anger voters Is there a chance the Liberal Democrats could inch out the Tories in Zac Goldsmith's former constituency?
"26.10.2016 12:15:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump has close financial ties to Dakota Access pipeline company Trump's financial disclosure forms show he invested in Energy Transfer Partners, operators of the controversial pipeline, and its CEO donated to his campaign Donald J. Trump: “We have roadblocks like you've never, ever seen – environmental blocks, structural blocks. We are going to allow the Keystone pipeline and so many other things to move forwards. Tremendous numbers of jobs and good for our country.”
"26.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com 'Donald Trump had no idea what the Rumbelows Cup was. We didn't explain' Trump appeared on Saint and Greavsie 25 years ago to help with the League Cup fifth-round draw. Ian St John reflects on the bizarre meeting with 'daft Donald' "Trump makes his first move: No7 – Norwich City."
This is the story of when Donald J. Trump appeared on Saint and Greavsie to help with draw for the fifth round of the Rumbelows Cup.
"26.10.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com Build Heathrow third runway on ramp over M25, minister says Chris Grayling says eight-metre ramp over motorway would be better and cheaper option than digging tunnel under new runway The overheads would be huge.
"26.10.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com Meet the Poles who went back: 'A studio in central Warsaw beats an East London flatshare' While most Poles who have settled in the UK plan to stay, many of the 5,200 Polish students at British universities intend to return to their homeland. Three graduates explain why “A studio in the very centre of Warsaw wins over a flatshare in east London – one of many things in favour of Poland.”
"26.10.2016 11:15:00" theguardian.com The Goldman Sachs tape shows May is not leading on Brexit, but following In private comments pre-referendum the prime minister warned companies would relocate if the UK left the EU. So why is she pursuing hard Brexit? "I think this was the authentic Theresa May. She should remember that authenticity is the quality voters most value. And she should reframe her message about Brexit to reflect her real concerns before she leads a car-crash departure with all the miserable
"26.10.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com The pub, the pout and the peacock! Why Candice should win the Great British Bake Off Candice Brown has moxy, great artistry – and she's the only contestant who can outdo Mel and Sue in the saucy stakes 'Isn't it the law in The Great British Bake Off that only Mel and Su do double entendres? If so, Candice didn't get the memo. “Do you need a hand?' asked Andrew in biscuit week. “Yeah, can you come and grab my jugs please?” she replied, pouting at the
"26.10.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com 'Repulsively handsome' Hugh Laurie gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Friend and fellow comedian Stephen Fry praises star of House and The Night Manager despite him being 'knock-kneed with nipples too far apart' “He's slightly knock-kneed and his nipples are too far apart, but he's otherwise almost perfect.”
Stephen Fry on Hugh Laurie as he gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"26.10.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com We are living in The West Wing written by Adam Sandler First came the spokespeople of Skittles, then Tic Tacs and the king of crisps Gary Lineker. Who next? Talking M&M's on Brexit? "Silver-haired spud salesman, Gary Lineker, has grasped something that his critics have not. Questioning the precise age of refugees arriving in the UK is dehumanising."
"26.10.2016 10:10:00" theguardian.com Treble top! The film that captures the party power of darts The showmen, the drama, the mohicans, the maths … House of Flying Arrows is the documentary darts deserves 'One of the things we hope we're doing is changing the way people look at darts. Not just in a classist way, although there is, for sure, a lot of class snobbery about darts. We're just trying to present darts in a different way, saying, 'What haven't
"26.10.2016 10:01:00" 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 The Pirate Party (Iceland) is in pole position to lead a progressive alliance of up to five parties currently in opposition.
"26.10.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com Study offers potential breakthrough in care of children with autism Symptoms improve after parents are trained to better understand and interact with preschool children, researchers say “This is not a cure, in the sense that the children who demonstrated improvements will still show remaining symptoms to a variable extent, but it does suggest that working with parents to interact with their children in this way can lead to improvements
"26.10.2016 09:20:01" theguardian.com Trump is no outsider: he mirrors our political culture He's right that the little guy is being screwed by the system. The problem is, he's the embodiment of it "What is the worst thing about Donald Trump? The lies? The racist stereotypes? The misogyny? The alleged gropings? The apparent refusal to accept democratic outcomes? All these are bad enough. But they're not the worst. The worst thing about Donald Trump
"26.10.2016 09:10:01" theguardian.com As Emma Rice departs, the Globe has egg on its face – and no vision The message of artistic director Rice's departure after just two seasons? Shakespeare's Globe is not a theatre but part of the heritage industry "The message is clear: the Globe is not really a theatre but part of the heritage industry and a plaything for academic researchers."
"26.10.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Great British Bake Off stars to cook up a storm in tense BBC finale Jane Beedle, Candice Brown and Andrew Smyth will attempt to wow judges in last slice of hit show before Channel 4 move The sponge has risen, the icing is set and now it is time to put the cherry on top: the remaining three bakers in The Great British Bake Off go head to head in a tense finale on Wednesday night.
"26.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Leaked recording shows Theresa May is 'ignoring her own warnings' on Brexit PM urged to be 'honest with the British people' as recording from before EU referendum reveals her fears about Brexit "This recording is cast-iron evidence of how Theresa May and other senior Tories have been saying one thing in private about the economic impact of Brexit and another in the comfort of Tory conference halls.
It's plain that she recognises what a disaster
"26.10.2016 08:30:00" theguardian.com NHS staff lay bare a bullying culture A shocking four-fifths of respondents to a Guardian survey reveal they have been bullied, and a third have lost jobs as result "“We need to put an end to the climate of fear that has built up in the NHS."
"26.10.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Some think Theresa May should call a general election. Here's why she can't In 2011 the coalition government passed the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act – and following the vote for Brexit it has tied the prime minister's hands When it comes to a general election Theresa May's hands are tied ... by the coalition.
"26.10.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com In excruciating pain. Unable to sleep. Yet John is still 'fit for work' In our Kafka-meets-IDS bureaucracy, disabled people like John are forced into work they can't do. Like Daniel Blake, he's being crushed by the system '“I don't want anybody to know how bad this is,” he tells me. “I don't want anybody to see me so weak. I just feel beaten.” Not for the last time that morning, he breaks down crying.'
"26.10.2016 07:50:00" theguardian.com José Mourinho: My Manchester life is a disaster The under-pressure manager said he was finding hotel life tough as United take on City in the EFL Cup fourth round Under-pressure Jose Mourihno has labelled his current setup a “disaster” as he prepares for the Manchester United v Manchester City derby.
"26.10.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump implies he would be willing to fight vice-president behind a barn Comments came after vice-president said of Trump: 'Do I wish I was debating him? No, I wish we were in high school and I could take him behind the gym' "Some things in life you could really love doing."
"26.10.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com The Sellout rips up rulebook for what award-winning fiction looks like In the era of Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter, Paul Beatty is an exhilarating addition to the Booker hall of heroes "The Man Booker Prize for Fiction has not historically been known for its sense of humour. But Paul Beatty has achieved the rare feat of writing a novel that is recklessly, scabrously funny."
"26.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com 'Fascination with sex': Megyn Kelly and Newt Gingrich in angry clash over Trump coverage Fox News presenter tells Trump campaigner he needs to deal with his 'anger issues' after heated exchange over media bias in covering groping boasts “I'm not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by protection of women and understanding what we're getting in the Oval Office."
"26.10.2016 06:40:01" theguardian.com Dreamworld accident: 'miracle escape' for two children on fatal theme park ride Police say raft on Thunder River Rapids ride flipped over on conveyor belt seconds from end of journey “Maybe through the providence of God or somebody, but it seems from what I've seen almost a miracle that anybody came out of that. If we're going to be thankful for anything, I'm thankful for that.”
"26.10.2016 06:20:00" May's private Brexit warning This is what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit.
"26.10.2016 06:00:01" theguardian.com Philip Hammond could face £80bn black hole following Brexit vote Short-term hit to economy will leave Treasury with shortfall over next five years, warns thinktank The worsening economic outlook could leave Philip Hammond facing a black hole of more than £80bn when he lays out the government's spending plans next month, a thinktank has warned.
"26.10.2016 00:00:00" theguardian.com Enrique Peña Nieto: Mexican presidents don't set out to 'screw' the country 'I don't think presidents get up thinking, and forgive me for saying it, how to screw Mexico' says president in bid to encourage positive thinking “In this job, my only intention is for Mexico to do well, and I'm sure that's all the previous presidents have set out to do, eh?”
"25.10.2016 23:30:00" theguardian.com Why Hillary Clinton's plans for no-fly zones in Syria could provoke US-Russia conflict Many in national security circles consider the risk of a confrontation with Russia to be severe: 'I wouldn't put it past them to shoot down a US aircraft' Retired senior US military pilots are increasingly alarmed that Hillary Clinton's proposal for “no-fly zones” in Syria could lead to a military confrontation with Russia that could escalate to levels that were previously unthinkable in the post-cold war
"25.10.2016 23:01:06" theguardian.com Apple's annual profits fall for first time in 15 years as iPhone sales decline Company has sold 45.5m iPhones in current quarter, down 5% from last year as analysts worry that the world has reached 'peak Apple' Apple, which had bounced back from near bankruptcy in 1997 to become the world's most valuable company today, told investors on Tuesday night that it had sold $215.6bn (£177bn) worth of iPhones, Watches, Mac computers and other products in the year to 24
"25.10.2016 22:30:21" Exclusive footage: Over 120 arrested at North Dakota pipeline ... North Dakota police arrested more than 120 people over the weekend at Native American oil pipeline protests, including film-makers and journalists, prompting accusations that law enforcement officials are stifling free speech and using excessive force
"25.10.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com Colin Powell says he will vote for Hillary Clinton – campaign live Follow live updates from the final two weeks of the US election as millions of Americans cast early ballots in the race for the White House All the latest updates on the 2016 US elections with our campaign liveblog.
"25.10.2016 21:40:00" theguardian.com Documents show AT&T secretly sells customer data to law enforcement According to company documents revealed by the Daily Beast, data from Hemisphere program is sold to police departments for $100,000 to $1m a year Telecommunications giant AT&T is selling access to customer data to local law enforcement in secret, new documents released on Monday reveal.
"25.10.2016 21:20:00" theguardian.com Paul Beatty wins Man Booker prize 2016 Author wins for The Sellout, a satire of US racial politics, making him the first American writer to win award "Fiction should not be comfortable," the chair of the judging panel said. "The truth is rarely pretty and [The Sellout] is a book that nails the reader to the cross with cheerful abandon … that is why the novel works."
"25.10.2016 21:00:37" theguardian.com Exclusive: leaked recording shows what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit Secret audio of Goldman Sachs talk in May shows she wanted the UK to lead in Europe and feared businesses would leave Theresa May privately warned that companies would leave the UK if the country voted for Brexit during a secret audience with investment bankers a month before the EU referendum.
"25.10.2016 20:40:00" theguardian.com German teenager in clown mask stabbed after bid to scare group Attempt to scare fellow teenagers with hammer and clown mask ends with knife wound for 16-year-old, say Berlin police Attempt to frighten fellow teenagers with hammer and clown mask ends with knife wound for 16-year-old, say Berlin police.
"25.10.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com Enough is enough: we've reached a tipping point on sexual assault | Jessica Valenti In the words of Elizabeth Warren, “women have had it” with guys like Trump, and the others who grab, insult and harass us. There's a new defiance in the air "As the election looms closer and women continue to come forward to accuse Donald Trump of assault, I've noticed a shift in the way women are talking about dealing with these all-too-common indignities. They're not just fed up with the harassment itself,
"25.10.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Scientists find 'chink in armour' of aggressive childhood cancer Researchers believe they have found way to treat malignant rhabdoid tumours, which can kill children within months of diagnosis Researchers believe they have found way to treat malignant rhabdoid tumours, which can kill children within months of diagnosis.
"25.10.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com From Bush v Gore to Donald Trump, the history of 'rigged' US elections The battle over Florida ripped a veil off a dysfunctional system and offered an opportunity for meaningful electoral reform and new forms of political warfare If Donald J. Trump is different, it is only because he began complaining about vote-rigging months before election day."
"25.10.2016 19:20:00" How important is Mosul for Isis? The battle for Mosul is under way with thousands of Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces combining to force Isis from the city. It was from Mosul that Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a so-called caliphate and it is the last major stronghold for Isis
"25.10.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain's structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills "Music reaches parts of the brain that other things can't."
"25.10.2016 18:40:01" theguardian.com Fatal experiments: a maverick surgeon strikes back At least six patients have died on Dr Paolo Macchiarini's watch. When does pioneering medicine become reckless endangerment? He speaks out as a new documentary 'grossly misrepresents' him "I don't think he's a bad person or an evil person. He believed he's helping mankind and that he'll succeed given enough time and enough patients."
"25.10.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine The Long Read: A group of researchers had created a new synthetic material by mimicking the properties of gecko feet – the tiny, hair-like pillars of which allow the lizard to stick to and detach from apparently sheer surfaces with ease. A new generation of scientists is using nature's blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity's most urgent problems?
"25.10.2016 18:00:02" theguardian.com Screaming for a Purpose: Justin Bieber walk-off reveals a star who wants to be a musician Bieber left the stage in Manchester because he was fed up of fans' screaming. But how can a teen idol reinvent himself as a respected musical figure? "Justin Bieber feels he has more to give, and, in fairness, it's not without reason."
"25.10.2016 17:40:00" Obama reads more mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live When Donald J. Trump tweeted that Barack Obama is the worst president in the history of the United States - he probably didn't expect Obama to read it out on live television.
"25.10.2016 17:30:00" theguardian.com Behold the new José Mourinho: United's glum, passive, powerless manager Manchester United go into the League Cup derby against City led by a manager who appears to have lost some of his love for football "Mourinho appears to have lost some of his love for football, the enjoyment is no longer discernible. United fans will know exactly how he feels."
"25.10.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com Scotland to pardon gay men convicted under outdated laws Holyrood announces 'Turing law' to pardon men convicted of same-sex sexual activity that is no longer criminal A similar law intended to apply to England and Wales was scuppered by Sam Gyimah, a Conservative justice minister, after he spoke so long that it ran out of debate time.
"25.10.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Reflections on Black Mirror – by those for whom science fiction became reality I have some bad news about Shut Up and Dance: it's not really science fiction. "To some, the idea of hunting migrants might seem too unlikely a metaphor. But we already have vigilantes hunting people on the Bulgarian border."
Guardian writers respond to the themes of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror; article contains minor spoilers.
"25.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com Pussy Riot's new video slaps down Donald Trump and celebrates the vagina Russian band's typically provocative Straight Outta Vagina inspired by the idea that 'female sexuality is bigger than any populist megalomaniac' “Politicians are praising 'strong leadership'. Trump openly supports the authoritarian methods of Vladimir Putin. And it's scary. It's not the world in which I want to live.”
"25.10.2016 16:20:01" theguardian.com Michael Gove denies stabbing Boris Johnson in the back Former justice secretary says rival bid for Tory leadership was 'not treachery' and hints at possible return to frontbench "It's not treachery. I explained my reasons at the time."
"25.10.2016 16:00:02" theguardian.com Vatican bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home Cremation guidelines state remains cannot be scattered or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place “The church continues to incessantly recommend that the bodies of the dead be buried either in cemeteries or in other sacred ground.”
"25.10.2016 15:40:01" theguardian.com From the US army to al-Shabaab: the man who wanted to live under sharia law The story of Craig Baxam's pursuit of Islam in Somalia exposes the conflict between religious fundamentalism and the US national security apparatus “There was no grey for him: it was either black or white, right or wrong. Nothing in between. When things were shoved into the in-between, he couldn't deal with it.”
"25.10.2016 15:32:22" theguardian.com Carlos Alberto, Brazil World Cup winning captain, dies aged 72 The World Cup-winning Brazil captain Carlos Alberto has died aged 72 after suffering a heart attack The full-back made 53 appearances for seleção and scored what is considered one of the greatest goals in World Cup history, a fierce low strike to cap off a wonderful team move in the 4-1 victory over Italy in the 1970 final.
"25.10.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com The banana as we know it is in imminent danger A genetic clone, the Cavendish banana that stocks supermarket shelves could easily be wiped out by disease. Science offers hope of a sustainable approach "The familiar bright yellow Cavendish banana is ubiquitous in supermarkets and fruit bowls, but it is in imminent danger."
"25.10.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com British Airways flight makes emergency landing after crew fall ill Plane heading from San Francisco to London diverts to Vancouver where all 25 staff are examined for smoke inhalation All 25 staff, including the three pilots, were taken to hospital for medical checks after landing.
"25.10.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com British Poles: hard work, Yorkshire accents and life post-Brexit Nearly 1 million Polish people have made the UK their home. Helen Pidd visits Wakefield, where 10,000 live, and hears how the EU vote has changed things "Lots of my regulars voted to leave. They said, 'We want to support you, it's nothing against you, it's against Brussels controlling us'."
"25.10.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Could a third party with actual power be Donald Trump's next political move? A 'Trump Party' would secure his legacy far into the future while allowing his supporters to assert their views outside Republican strictures "Since Donald Trump doesn't seem to understand the Constitution or care about the Republican brand, it's likely a Trump Party won't have any qualms about simply blowing up Washington and watching it burn – while all of it is gleefully covered on Trump
"25.10.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com Netflix 'too slow off the mark' in Bake Off bidding war Content chief Ted Sarandos says streaming service would have considered show, but thought it wouldn't leave the BBC Netflix content chief: "We knew a potential move from the BBC was brewing, but I didn't actually think it would happen."
"25.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Midwife in Haiti tells of delivering babies knee-deep in water by torchlight Hurricane Matthew's destruction triggers fears of huge rise in maternal deaths, alongside danger of fresh cholera outbreak “I'm very proud of what I achieved that night."
"25.10.2016 13:30:00" theguardian.com Heathrow approval puts business above political and environment issues Post-Brexit vote economic considerations appear to have guided Theresa May's decision, which will face broad opposition "If the climate friendliness of the third runway depends on huge tax rises on flights by the UK government and an end to international buck passing, what is to be done?"
"25.10.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com Saved by the bed? How not to die in horror films A company in Cheshire has woken up to the real meaning of 31 October and provided a list of the deadliest furniture in horror films. At last "No arguments here. Beds are terrible. Monsters live under your bed. Demons watch you as you sleep in bed. And let us not forget the 1977 classic Death Bed: The Bed that Eats. Basically, buy a bed and you're asking to be murdered."
"25.10.2016 13:11:00" theguardian.com Why Andrew should win the Great British Bake Off Week one, he didn't know which way up a Jaffa Cake goes. Week five, he forgot to turn his oven on. But gradually, with his mechanical marvels and his phallic knights, Andrew has proved himself a total baking assassin It's always the quiet one.
"25.10.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com Hacked emails reveal plan to counter Rupert Murdoch's climate denial Emails sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta reveal $3m campaign aimed to put media mogul 'on the defensive' and help conservative politicians support global warming action “Fox News is the biggest single factor keeping almost 40% of Americans from believing humans are changing the climate, while only 10% know that 97% of climate scientists agree we are warming the earth at our peril.”
"25.10.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com Elizabeth Warren is the US president we need, but can't have – this time | Owen Jones She's a champion of workers' rights, and a thorn in the side of Wall Street. What a tragedy that the Massachusetts senator isn't on the ballot paper "Warren is unapologetically in the tradition of courageous Americans who confront elites and stand up for the rights and freedoms of the average citizen. She has, naturally, been abused by the horror show that is Trump: because she claims Native American
"25.10.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com This is the age of sexual freedom. So let's talk about sex Porn images are everywhere but we need better ways to teach children about love, intimacy and yes, masturbation "Most people would not live as a couple if they had never heard of it."
"25.10.2016 12:00:00" French presidential candidate gets price of pain au chocolat v... A candidate running for the French presidency brings memories of Marie Antoinette's 'let them eat cake' remark to the surface when he admits he doesn't know how much a pain au chocolat costs.
"25.10.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com NHS nurses are being cast into a perfect Brexit storm Cuts and the threat to EU staff add to the growing NHS crisis. The least leavers can do is reassure them "More than 55,000 EU nationals work as doctors and nurses in a health service that would collapse without them. In the midst of a severe nursing crisis, what inexplicable stupidity not to give a cast-iron guarantee that all those working in the NHS can
"25.10.2016 11:25:47" theguardian.com Zac Goldsmith to resign as Tory MP after Heathrow go-ahead MP for Richmond Park understood to have told local Conservative Association he will step down after 'catastrophic Heathrow announcement' Zac Goldsmith: "Following the government's catastrophic Heathrow announcement, I will be meeting my constituents later today before making a statement."
"25.10.2016 11:20:00" 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 “They were carrying Kalashnikovs and firing blindly and throwing hand grenades. No one was there to help us so we fell to the ground and hid beneath our beds.”
"25.10.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Xenophobic, authoritarian – and generous on welfare: how Poland's right rules The Law and Justice party's enduring popularity after a year in power should serve as a warning for liberals across Europe "It is completely untrue that to achieve western levels of development, Poland has to adopt their social models. That is hogwash."
"25.10.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com David Squires on … Gary Lineker v the Sun Our resident cartoonist on the row between the Match of the Day anchor and the tabloid newspaper "The major football story of the week wasn't really about football, but the fact that the Brazen Bolshevik Corporation continues to employ the lefty luvvie Gary Lineker despite his vile sympathetic views."
"25.10.2016 10:18:34" theguardian.com Heathrow expansion: government 'approves third runway' for London airport - live Government to give green light to a third runway at Heathrow, extending an existing runway at the same airport, or a second runway at Gatwick "The decision that a third runway will be built at Heathrow paves the way for hundreds of thousands more flights a year at the London airport."
"25.10.2016 10:12:34" theguardian.com French businesswoman Jacqueline Veyrac kidnapped in Nice President of Cannes's five-star Grand Hotel, who is 76, was seized from her car near her home by an organised gang, police say The president of Cannes' five-star Grand Hotel, who is 76, was seized from her car near her home by an organised gang, according to police.
"25.10.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com The police can't continue to pick up the pieces of Britain's mental health cuts Officers' duty to protect the community from crime and terror is being jeopardised by the time they spend on people in crisis "Unless more money is put into mental health provision, many people will suffer, and families will face agonising dilemma of how to look after someone whose psychotic state is unpredictable, occasionally violent and sometimes self-harming."
"25.10.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com I'm white and working class. I'm sick of Brexiters saying they speak for me Are we salt of the earth yeomen, or skiving thickos milking the system? Politicians use us as cover for their own bigotry then ignore us the rest of the time "If the working class only matter to politicians when we can be used to defend old bigotries about hordes of eastern Europeans stealing our women and poisoning our jam, then we don't matter at all."
"25.10.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com Pete Burns – a life in pictures Pete Burns 1959-2016.
"25.10.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com MoD to resume training Syrian opposition fighters for assault on Isis Twenty trainers to help prepare fighters for eventual attack on Islamic State's Syrian stronghold, the next challenge after Mosul The UK is to resume training the Syrian moderate opposition, sending a further 20 Ministry of Defence personnel to the Middle East to help them prepare for an eventual attack on Islamic State's Syrian headquarters.
"25.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Walsall council seeks to close all but one of its 16 libraries Cash-strapped West Midlands authority proposes drastic cuts to libraries and art gallery, designed to save £86m by 2020 "Continued austerity will mean this authority and many other councils have to reduce what they do."
"25.10.2016 08:20:01" theguardian.com Grammar schools cannot help 90% of children The government is distorting the debate to say grammars can help weak schools – but comprehensives are our best hope "The whole grammar schools misadventure reveals an outdated view of the world: one where traditional groups are thought to have all the answers and those in power can't see that excellence can be found in unexpected places."
"25.10.2016 08:00:01" theguardian.com How Britain's black miners are reclaiming their place in history Thousands of black miners worked in Britain's pits from the 1950s onward – and a new project has discovered that while racism was accepted above ground, deep underground there was no divide "It's important to recognise that this country wasn't built by one set of people."
"25.10.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Sydney festival to exhibit paintings by Myuran Sukumaran of Bali Nine More than 100 works to be shown next year in Sydney in recognition of artist who 'left an amazing legacy' before being executed for drug smuggling Myuran Sukumaran, was killed by a firing squad in April 2015. "He really deeply wanted the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. No one deserves to be shot in the chest ever, for anything."
"25.10.2016 07:19:14" 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 "When I talk about Czechia with my friends, we make fun of it and never us it."
"25.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Study says 850,000 UK public sector jobs could be automated by 2030 Research by Oxford University and Deloitte finds 77% probability of 'repetitive and predictable' roles being automated Bitter living through programming.
"25.10.2016 06:40:00" theguardian.com Women now drink as much alcohol as men, global study finds Researchers believe the change is because drinks are cheaper, created for and marketed at women "Alcohol use and alcohol-use disorders have historically been viewed as a male phenomenon. The present study calls this assumption into question and suggests that young women in particular should be the target of concerted efforts to reduce the impact of
"25.10.2016 06:20:02" theguardian.com Elizabeth Warren: 'nasty women' will defeat Donald Trump on election day Massachusetts senator and Trump tormenter-in-chief turns insult into rallying cry in support of Hillary Clinton, as partnership hints at progressive agenda “Women have had it with guys like you, and nasty women have really had it with guys like you. Get this, Donald. Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote, and on November 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast
"25.10.2016 05:57:43" theguardian.com Dreamworld: four confirmed dead at Australian theme park – latest updates At least four people have been seriously hurt in an accident on one of the theme park's rides in the Gold Coast Australian police have confirmed four people are dead at the Dreamworld Australia theme park on the Gold Coast after an accident on one of the rides.
"24.10.2016 23:00:02" theguardian.com Pennsylvania's ex-attorney general sentenced to jail for grand jury leak Kathleen Kane was convicted in August for illegally disclosing details from an investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath Former Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, once seen as a potential future governor, was convicted in August of two felony counts and seven misdemeanors in her perjury trial. She resigned from her position two days later, having served since
"24.10.2016 22:01:32" theguardian.com Baby Jesus statue's head returned after orange replacement becomes viral joke Canadian church's statue was restored by local artist, whose spiky-headed design was the subject of widespread mocking “It just goes to show that sometimes the internet works in your favor.”
"24.10.2016 21:40:02" theguardian.com Elizabeth Warren: 'nasty women' will defeat Donald Trump on election day Massachusetts senator and Trump tormenter-in-chief turns insult into rallying cry in support of Hillary Clinton, as partnership hints at progressive agenda “Get this, Donald. Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote, and on November 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.”
"24.10.2016 21:20:00" theguardian.com Jill Harth, who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault, would countersue Harth, who settled a 1997 sexual harassment lawsuit against Trump, threatens retaliation if he carries out promise to sue his accusers he outlined Saturday “If he sues me, I know that truth is an absolute defense, and I will countersue for the emotional hurt and lost income his attacks have caused me,” Harth said in a statement on Monday afternoon.
"24.10.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com Philippines senator calls for Duterte to face crimes against humanity inquiry Leila de Lima tells the Guardian she fears for her own life after challenging president on a mission to wipe out drug dealers Senator Leila de Lima, a human rights advocate and former justice secretary, has told the Guardian that foreign intervention was the only hope of putting an end to “state-inspired” extrajudicial murders that have terrorised parts of the population since
"24.10.2016 20:40:00" theguardian.com Why Iceland is the best place in the world to be a woman Since 1975, the Nordic country has blazed the trail in gender equality and now, from infancy to maternity, women and girls enjoy a progressive lifestyle. But how did they achieve it? "History may provide us with clues. For centuries, this seafaring nation's women stayed at home as their husbands traversed the oceans. Without men at home, women played the roles of farmer, hunter, architect, builder. They managed household finances and
"24.10.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com John Oliver challenges Trump on election results: 'Take the bet, Donald' The Last Week Tonight host ridicules Trump's recent performances and concocts a plan to get the Republican candidate to concede “This wasn't a town hall or a debate,” John Oliver said. “This was a $3,000-a-plate fundraising gala at a moth-eaten Manhattan hotel, organized by the Catholic church, a real estate-owning, male-dominated, sexist, scandal-plagued organization.”
"24.10.2016 20:01:00" theguardian.com Pete Burns – provocateur with a pop brain and a sensitive side Pete Burns of Dead Alive, who has died aged 57, was one of pop's great characters – and the maker of one undeniable classic "Before he was a pop star or a regular presence on reality TV, Pete Burns was a clothes designer and the proprietor of a shop in Liverpool's Casey Street, catering to the city's burgeoning punk scene. By all accounts, he took what you might charitably
"24.10.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com Polish abortion law protesters march against proposed restrictions Protesters take to streets across Poland to oppose proposal to ban abortions in almost all circumstances The women, joined by many men, have returned to the streets in response to a new proposal by Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of the ruling Law and Justice party. Earlier this month, he said his party wants to ensure that even pregnancies involving a child
"24.10.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com I am Daniel Blake – and there are millions more like me | Jack Monroe Writer and activist Jack Monroe knows from their own experience that Ken Loach's portrayal of life on benefits is heart-wrenchingly accurate Jack Monroe asks: “If you aren't angry after watching I, Daniel Blake, what kind of person are you?"
"24.10.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Don't floss, peel veg or wash your jeans: 40 things you can stop doing right now A group of senior doctors has released a list of 40 procedures it considers to have little or no benefit. Could we apply similar thinking to everyday life? Some doctors have released their list of things we needn't bother doing – but what about the rest of life? Stuart Heritage has some suggestions.
"24.10.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com EU trade deal with Canada collapses as Belgium refuses to sign Ceta trade pact left in limbo after opposition from Belgian regional parliaments "The collapse of the talks highlights the pitfalls that may await the British government when it seeks to negotiate a trade deal with the EU after Brexit."
"24.10.2016 18:15:07" theguardian.com Dead or Alive frontman Pete Burns dies aged 57 Burns, who rose to fame in the 1980s with the band's hit song You Spin Me Round, suffers fatal heart attack Singer Pete Burns, who founded pop group Dead or Alive, has died aged 57.
"24.10.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com UK will need interim EU deal before Brexit, says ex-Foreign Office chief Sir Simon Fraser says short-term deal will be necessary even if Brexit is negotiated within two years of triggering article 50 "We have got to have a democratic process around this … I do not understand how we could go though a multi-year negotiation of at least two years to determine the terms on how we leave the EU, and then do that without at least some sort of parliamentary
"24.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com So child mental health services are failing. Why's that then, Jeremy? The health secretary recognises that the inadequacy of Camhs is leading to tragedies – and yet he refuses to fund it properly "Hunt may be a wealthy man, but to hear him cast aspersions on a service that the Tories have stripped of all resources and funding since it came to power? That's rich."
"24.10.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com In Vogue: what's the difference between a 'real woman' and a 'non-real woman'? According to the fashion magazine, it's whether or not she's a model. This is insulting. Let's just call all women 'real' "To suggest that models are otherworldly creatures who the rest of us can never equal is just another way of deifying them and patronising the rest of us."
"24.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com Happy hour: Balearics try to keep summer time as Spain turns back the clocks Spain's most easterly region argues that it suffers most from the annual change based on 'obsolete industrial' concerns “Modern society needs the hours of daylight to adapt to its leisure time.”
"24.10.2016 16:40:01" theguardian.com From porkies to whoppers: over time lies may desensitise brain to dishonesty Study suggests that telling small lies makes changes to the brain's response to lying, rather than being a case of one lie necessitating another to maintain a story "You can imagine cheating a bit like perfume."
"24.10.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com Six safe subjects for small talk in a Brexit- and Corbyn-torn world Conversation has turned toxic in our bitterly divided land. Here's my survival guide… "If you turn the conversation to America, everything becomes much less heated."
"24.10.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Can we stop talking about our bush now? Feminists are needed elsewhere Donald Trump is running for president. A rape complainant's sexual history was pored over. Domestic violence shelters are closing. Bikini waxes seem somehow insignificant "How political are your pubes?"
"24.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com How has the Brexit vote affected the UK economy? How has the economy reacted to the 23 June vote to leave the EU? Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK "Hard Brexit fears knock pound to fresh 31-year lows."
"24.10.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com The great Brexit text mess: how Boris, Gove and co waged war by phone Many of the extraordinary political machinations that followed the Brexit vote were organised – or scuppered – by text, according to a new book. Here are some of the key missives "You should have stuck with me, mate."
Cameron to Johnson, hours after Gove stabbed Johnson in the back.
"24.10.2016 15:10:00" theguardian.com Messy and marvellous: why Jane should win the Great British Bake Off She may not be the flashiest contestant, but Jane knows exactly what she's doing. She's unflappable – and she should be unstoppable in the 2016 finalTomorrow: why Andrew deserves to win "I like her because she's messy. When you think about it, the oddest thing about Bake Off is that everybody appears to be cooking in their church clothes. Not Jane. Just as athletes strive to leave everything on the field, Jane leaves it all on the
"24.10.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Period pain: why do so many women suffer from menstrual cramps in silence? Up to 20% of women suffer from cramping severe enough to interfere with daily activities – and many grimace through it without ever speaking up "According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, up to 20% of women suffer from menstrual cramping severe enough to interfere with daily activities. But unlike the skiing-aficionado in your office who excitedly explains how he broke his arm on the
"24.10.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com 'New era of climate change reality' as emissions hit symbolic threshold Carbon dioxide reached 400 parts per million on average during 2016 and will not dip below that mark for many generations, experts say "The world is in a new era of 'climate change reality', with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaching a symbolic threshold which it will not fall below for many generations, scientists have said."
"24.10.2016 14:30:31" theguardian.com Manufacturers feel falling pound is bad despite increasing their exports Manufacturing exporters in CBI survey say Brexit uncertainty is undermining confidence and 15% expect to cut jobs "15% of manufacturers expect to cut employment over the coming quarter, which is the weakest reading for seven years."
"24.10.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com 'Assumptions other titles make about young men are flawed' says Joe.co.uk boss The website wants to avoid 'laddishness' and build a new product which reflects changes in young men's attitudes to 'sensitive issues' "We know that when you are trying to reach women you shouldn't just be treating them as mothers, or as sexual objects. Equally, you shouldn't assume that men just want to have a hot woman in the ad, or that men are a bit thick or a bit dumb."
"24.10.2016 14:10:00" theguardian.com Doctor Strange review – Benedict Cumberbatch relishes an eyepoppingly freaky extravaganza The new Marvel superhero yarn features the Sherlock star as a medical doctor who seeks help from a mysterious guru, the Ancient One, after a terrible accident Doctor Strange is played with deadpan theatrical relish by Benedict Cumberbatch.
"24.10.2016 14:00:01" theguardian.com 10 of the best holidays for solo travellers Travel companies are tapping into this growing market, offering adventurous trips across the globe for solo travellers wanting to meet like-minded people Going solo?
"24.10.2016 13:50:33" theguardian.com Don't be too swift to bury José Mourinho – the monster may be stirring Manchester United's manager has seemed too conscious of how he is expected to behave in his latest job, to the detriment of his team, but the petulant criticism of Antonio Conte was a sign the fire is returning "In many ways, Mourinho is reaping what he has sown. His precious success, and his lack of shyness about highlighting that success, means any failure will be magnified."
"24.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com If Dove expects women to cheer up, it hasn't been paying attention | Harpreet Purewal The wage gap will close in 2069, sexual harassment is rife, and yet the purveyor of soap wants women to stop being negative. How dare they? "Purveyors of patronising soap."
"24.10.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com The 20 best cake recipes: part 1 The best of baking, including Nigella Lawson's devil's food cake and Elizabeth David's madeleines, selected by Observer Food Monthly• part 2 of this series launches tomorrow Crumbs.
"24.10.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com The Brexit economy: falling pound and rising inflation fuel fears The latest in-depth monthly Guardian analysis of key data points to the UK economy starting to lose momentum after the EU referendum "This is surely the lull ahead of an oncoming Brexit tsunami."
"24.10.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com I made myself have sex with my husband and I feel terrible My libido has been low recently and he had been drinking, so I let it happen. Now, I blame myself for not taking control of the situation "I was tired and didn't want to, but I felt terrible, because my libido has been low recently. I let the intercourse go ahead, while hating it and wanting it to stop. I know if I had told him to stop he would have done so in a heartbeat, but I didn't."
"24.10.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Cold war 2.0: how Russia and the west reheated a historic struggle As chasm grows between a resurgent Russia and a divided US and Europe, diplomats say conflict is now more dangerous, with 'no clear rules of the road' "The post-cold war era is over, and a new era has begun. Cold war 2.0, different in character, but potentially as menacing and founded not just on competing interests but competing values."
"24.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com The Kolkata dump that's permanently on fire: 'Most people die by 50' Thousands of people live on Dhapa landfill, making a living processing the city's rubbish amid severe pollution, fires and even dead bodies “There are dead babies, there are truckloads of smuggled chocolates or medicines that the excise department finds. I've even found money and gold – a lot of gold."
"24.10.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com Rachel Roddy's very best recipe for meatballs Rachel Roddy recipes: This week, we are let in on a new secret, gleaned from a Roman trattoria: not to fry or seal, but simply to poach meatballs in a rich, soft tomato sauce. Serve as you like – but crusty bread or mash is hard to beat "Here is a meatball recipe, with old and new advice squashed together. The ingredients are pretty standard: beef – twice minced if you can, bread soaked in milk, eggs, a little finely chopped garlic and parsley, and lots of salt and pepper."
"24.10.2016 11:33:25" theguardian.com Is the unthinkable happening – are people finally switching the football off? There is a complex picture beneath figures that show a marked decline in early-season football viewing figures, and the big broadcasters must work out if this is a blip or a trend Bore draw?
"24.10.2016 11:20:00" theguardian.com 'Blasting and breathless': fears over India's fledgling 24-hour news media's march to war 'Unsustainable' pressure to fill the news cycle, especially in a time of tension with Pakistan, is causing stations 'to hype and dramatise' says media analyst “The idea of a news story on Indian TV has almost disappeared and been replaced with studio discussions, where they often take a line even more hawkish than the government's.”
"24.10.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Irish women need your help to change our abortion laws Every day Irish and Northern Irish women cross the sea to make the choice they're not allowed at home "The idea that people you don't even know care about you is important. It bolsters you. And while solidarity from outside Ireland exists in pockets, we now need it from Britain en masse."
"24.10.2016 10:50:02" theguardian.com 'Gay cake' row: born-again Christian bakers lose court appeal Judges uphold ruling that Ashers Bakery discriminated against gay man by refusing to make cake with pro-gay marriage slogan The born-again Christian owners of a Northern Irish bakery have lost their appeal against a court ruling that said they discriminated against a gay man by refusing his order for a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan.
"24.10.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com How migration has enriched the UK's booming food culture Few industries illustrate the benefits of immigration as clearly as food, but how has the industry changed for the kitchen staff, chefs and entrepreneurs who have made their life in Britain "I do feel very proud of contributing. What has happened in Britain is such a great untold story. All these foods, from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, were distilled into something else – the British curry. And it is British – we are exporting mango chutney
"24.10.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Lord and Lady Heseltine on gardening: 'We shot 350 squirrels – absolutely awful things' With his wife Anne, the former Tory minister has gone from swinging the mace in the Commons to running one of the great English gardens. But while they're happy to discuss the recent squirrel cull, Brexit is off the agenda. 'Are you the Guardian's “These foreign intruders may have a Walt Disney appeal in London parks, but to us they are Public Enemy Number One … and are shot without hesitation.”
Gardening with the Heseltines.
"24.10.2016 10:00:01" theguardian.com Why jury service restored my faith in Brexit Britain We've been told over the past year that the UK is a divided country, the population barely able to tolerate each other. But, in the jury room, we all got along famously "In two weeks, I got to know builders, entrepreneurs, football referees, cooks, NHS workers, butlers and IT consultants. The jury was a mix of age, gender, race, religions, backgrounds ... you would almost think, having read the news over the past year or
"24.10.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com The crooked landlords who are finding new ways to cheat desperate renters Intense competition for sought-after properties means it's all too easy to be taken in by fraudsters, says Harriet Meyer – so be aware of the pitfalls “Intense competition for a dwindling number of homes has left thousands of people with little choice over where they live or who they rent from. It's all too common for us to hear from people ripped off by fraudsters."
"24.10.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com Get the jab and don't worry about kissing: how to avoid cold and flu As the nights draw in, catching a virus becomes more likely – but there are a few ways to steer clear of winter bugs. Here's how you can keep yourself fighting fit Everything you need to know to stay healthy this winter...
"24.10.2016 09:10:00" theguardian.com Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's action Arsenal need to find a solution to a familiar problem, if Ronald Koeman isn't worried he should be and Daniel Sturridge must be patient Why patience is a virtue. And not just for Daniel Sturridge or Manchester United fans.
"24.10.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Gareth Malone: 'That was perfect! Right: three more times' The choirmaster who used to sell ice creams on Bournemouth beach is angling for his next Christmas No 1 – and teaching Team GB how to sing the National Anthem properly 'I read that his wife Becky, an English teacher with whom he has two young children, said that he had grim prospects when they met and she took him on as a project. “Oh, what a lovely thing to say!” he says. “I think she spotted potential, but I wasn't
"24.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Europe isn't just about trade. It's about humanity too As the Calais refugee crisis makes clear, there's more at stake in our EU negotiations than access to markets "Increasingly, I find this dichotomy between the grand language of universal rights and the base but profitable self-interest of free trade to be false. Whatever your formula is, however many millions of euros a deal will generate, whatever jobs it will
"24.10.2016 08:20:00" 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 The hidden cost of consumerism shockingly brought to life.
"24.10.2016 08:10:00" theguardian.com Lack of fight and focus exposes deep problems at Manchester United Manchester United's sorry performance in their 4-0 Premier League defeat at Chelsea was the sort seen at the start – or the end – of a managerial reign Rabble without a cause.
"24.10.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare's co-writers Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academics “The orthodox view was that William Shakespeare didn't collaborate at all. When the Oxford Shakespeare in 1986 proposed that eight plays of Shakespeare contained writing by other writers, some people were outraged. What has happened since 1986 is that the
"24.10.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Why is it vulgar to speak up for migrants? The criticism heaped on Lily Allen for trying to stick up for migrants speaks volumes about the critics "Once the concept of vulgarity is in your head it's hard to shake it out – you recognise it in debates about Brexit, anti-semitism, homophobia. You start questioning why people like Jan Moir and the furious Tweeters find Allen's visit to Calais so
"24.10.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com Calais refugee camp: first bus leaves as police prepare for demolition – live Riot police are due to move in to the camp known as the 'Jungle' at the start of a week-long operation to remove thousands of migrants and refugees "Yusef, 35, a pharmacist who had fled violence in Sudan, was dragging a donated suitcase of blankets to join hundreds queuing in the cold to be bussed to reception centres across France. Once inside the French hangar, he would be shown a map of France,
"24.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Many procedures give 'no more benefit than doing nothing' – leading doctors Doctors should think carefully about whether some procedures, including x-rays and casts, are needed, says Academy of Medical Royal colleges “Studies have shown that drinking-quality tap water is just as effective for cleaning and washing cuts and grazes as sterile saline solution.”
"24.10.2016 06:40:00" theguardian.com 'We usually cry when we watch the news': anguish of Iraq's Yazidi families As Iraqi troops and militias advance on Mosul, the fate of its captive children, ignored by politicians and the military, looks desperate "Everyone is talking about the operation in Mosul. We are afraid Isis might use our girls as shields to defend themselves, that the army might shoot the boys if they mistake them for Isis."
"24.10.2016 06:30:01" theguardian.com José Mourinho accuses Antonio Conte of humiliating him after Chelsea defeat José Mourinho accused the Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte of trying to humiliate him after Manchester United's 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge The humiliated one.
"24.10.2016 06:21:00" theguardian.com In Australia: giant spider carrying a mouse is horrifying and impressive Forget pizza rat and cigarette crab and prepare yourself for spider mouse, the super strong and very hungry Australian arachnid Stills taken of the spider seem to show the arachnid clutching the mouse by its head with its mandibles while it scurries up the fridge.
"24.10.2016 06:00:02" theguardian.com Can't we agree to just not have Heathrow at all? | David Mitchell Given that climate change is apparently still happening, quibbling over a new runway raises a more obvious question… David Mitchell: "This is bonkers. Climate change is definitely happening. Aviation contributes hugely to it. So global levels of aviation must be significantly reduced. Why is it, then, that everyone with a whisker of a chance of power agrees that
"23.10.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Zoe Lyons: 'Things aren't funny when you're a teen, they're hysterical' From Frank Skinner to ridiculous hats of the 90s, the standup stalwart reveals what makes her laugh the most Zoe Lyons: "The funniest thing that shouldn't be funny is watching someone run to catch a train that you are already on and then miss it. Whenever I see it happen I do a little mental fist pump."
"23.10.2016 18:30:00" theguardian.com Brexit politicians are putting us on a fast track to financial jeopardy The chief executive of the British Bankers' Association warns that major players are already planning to relocate from Britain "The real challenge for business was not the day after the referendum – it will be the day after we leave the EU."
"23.10.2016 18:15:00" theguardian.com N'Golo Kanté's solo strike seals Chelsea's rout of Manchester United N'Golo Kanté scored a brilliant solo goal to round off Chelsea's 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United on José Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge "For Jose Mourihno, perhaps the only tiny consolation from a traumatic day is that the Chelsea crowd were not impertinent enough to barrack the returning manager or gloat at his misfortune."
"23.10.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com More refugee children to arrive in UK as Calais camp faces demolition Officials race to process children before clearance of refugee camp begins on Monday Another 24 refugee children from Calais arrived in the UK on Sunday afternoon as officials race to process as many as possible before demolition of the sprawling camp begins on Monday.
"23.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com Marc Almond: 'I've had the chance to be subversive in the mainstream' With a career-spanning 10-album box set coming out, the Soft Cell star reflects on the 80s, Brexit and his fading love affair with London Marc Almond: "I caught sight of myself on the TV screen last year, and thought, 'Oh dear, I'm not sure how much longer I can do this'."
"23.10.2016 17:23:36" theguardian.com Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies aged 93 Perry was responsible for one of UK's most popular TV shows, as well as other hits such as Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M'Lord? The creator of Dad's Army, Jimmy Perry, has died aged 93, it has been reported.
"23.10.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com 'I felt abandoned': children stolen by France try to find their past, 50 years on For decades, children from Réunion island in the Indian Ocean were removed to repopulate rural areas of France "My brother was crying and screaming because he wanted to jump off the plane. He didn't want to go to France."
"23.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com This week's growth figures may show we picked a bad year to vote for Brexit The threat of stagflation from a falling pound is looming. But America's GDP slowdown may prove the decisive factor in Britain's economic wellbeing "It's like going to work with a heavy cold with the added anxiety that it might turn out to be flu."
"23.10.2016 16:40:01" theguardian.com Why your brain makes you hate certain foods A child's bad experience with a particular food when their tastebuds are forming can put them off for life, says Daniel Glaser "A single bad experience can be enough to put someone off a food for life."
"23.10.2016 16:20:01" theguardian.com Do you want your shower to help Russian hackers? The internet of things has created a global network of devices vulnerable to cyber criminals – and no one wants to fix it "In people's eagerness to clamber on to the internet of things bandwagon, they appear to have checked their brains at the door."
"23.10.2016 16:00:00" theguardian.com Can the new Twin Peaks keep up with today's TV? It has been credited with influencing television for the past 25 years, but the cult drama will return to a different world "Is it a mistake for Twin Peaks to return after all this time?"
"23.10.2016 15:50:33" theguardian.com Strangest Things: the club night bringing Netflix's retro series to life Far from limited to your laptop, the latest cult TV shows are inspiring bold new party themes, as an immersive party inspired by Stranger Things shows "The Strangest Things club night is the latest in a spate of events that attempt to bring TV shows to life. It offers the cluttered iconography of the Netflix hit – think fairy lights and Chopper bikes, plus lots of Eggo waffles – while spinning 80s vinyl
"23.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Delia's guacamole recipe has inflamed my passion for avocados The Delia project: Delia's foolproof recipe has sparked a fresh love affair with avocados ... and the food processor "Just put peeled tomatoes, a garlic clove, avocados and red onions into the processor, and you're done. Really, the only margin for error is in the food processor."
"23.10.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com Ssshhh! How the cult of quiet can change your life Silent retreats, silent restaurants and even silent dating events are on the rise. Now a new film aims to – quietly – spread the word "When I first sat down in silence, it felt very peaceful. I started noticing just how many thoughts were coming and going in my mind, it was as if there had been no space for silence."
"23.10.2016 15:10:00" theguardian.com Ultra culture could help Premier League terraces take positive steps Ultra fans groups have long been a force for good at many European football clubs, but an obsession over negative press and lack of political catalyst has meant they have been slow to catch on in Britain "Fans in Britain don't really enjoy orchestrated singing or repetition – just ask the England band. Nor do they take kindly to being told how to support their team."
"23.10.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com Super Hans' guide to DJing: 'David Guetta plays a load of old ballbag' From Super Hans to superstar DJ, the Peep Show character has turned his talents to the turntables. Here are his top tips for mastering the wheels of steel Super Hans: "People tend to have this weird misconception of me, that life on the road is one big, mad, merry-go-round of non-stop drug-fuelled madness – but nothing could be further from the truth."
"23.10.2016 14:50:10" theguardian.com Chelsea v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Live updates from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Manchester United How will Manchester United fare on José Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge? Find out with Rob SmythLive updates from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Manchester United.
"23.10.2016 14:40:01" theguardian.com Fear stalks final hours of Calais camp but its children still smile As the toxic symbol of Europe's migrant crisis is demolished, the personal tragedies continue for the thousands involved "I have absolutely no idea what the Home Office have been doing. It's been an absolute, utter shambles, completely chaotic. The recent arrivals are a damage limitation exercise.”
"23.10.2016 14:30:00" theguardian.com Want to boost confidence? Channel Wonder Woman Before a public talk, if I remember to stand up straight and broaden my chest, I feel more confident "What's weird about the gleeful debunking of power poses is… obviously they do work."
"23.10.2016 14:15:00" theguardian.com SNL: Hanks makes American dads great again as Baldwin's Trump tics on As a bizarre election drew near, a familiar face showed how to guest-host. Kate McKinnon's inspired Clinton, meanwhile, got the knives out for The Donald "The cold open was, of course, a parody of the final presidential debate. Tom Hanks stepped in as moderator Chris Wallace, doing an excellent deadpan of a man desperately trying to give Donald J. Trump a chance."
"23.10.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com The secret of power napping A 30-minute kip works for pilots and footballers, and it'll do wonders for you, too, says sleep guru Nick Littlehales "If you want to try it yourself, have a coffee beforehand – espresso is a good, quick fix – so that it takes effect towards the end of your nap."
"23.10.2016 13:40:01" theguardian.com Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer: 'It's really a music hall act that we do' Britain's favourite Dadaist comedians and our last great comedy duo are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new live show. Tim Adams listens in Vic Reeves: "We are sensationally lacking in drive and ambition."
"23.10.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com Pardoning the dead is fine. Better to say sorry to the living Innocent people continue to suffer while only a select few of the long departed will benefit from Turing's Law "Coming soon, from the Tories' new Department of the Departed: warm homes for dead rough sleepers, swingeing tax rises for the decomposing rich, a second EU referendum for much-mourned Remainers. Jam yesterday."
"23.10.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com What I'm really thinking: the nutritionist Clients say, 'I want to improve my health' when really they want a better body but won't say it for fear of looking vain "I never think, 'How on earth did you let yourself get like this?' because the reality is more complex. Stress, trauma and social anxieties all drive how we eat."
"23.10.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com The women hounded for giving birth outside the system Some women who opt for alternative births are being forced towards medical intervention or threatened with social services, yet they are doing nothing wrong "After my baby's freebirth, we were reported for child trafficking."
"23.10.2016 12:30:00" theguardian.com Lib Dems bid to be voice of Remain voters after surprise surge in Witney byelection Leader Tim Farron proclaims party is 'back' and will set sights on Zac Goldsmith's seat if he quits over Heathrow expansion Witney constituent, Martin Chapman: "Theresa May's come in and she's doing things that weren't in the manifesto. Straight away it's grammar schools – which I thought was a bit odd. Then there were those lists of foreign workers. It's all too rightwing for
"23.10.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Blind date: 'I told him about the first time I changed my niece's nappy' Will Simon, 36, research manager, and Hannah, 33, content editor, meet again? "We talked about our favourite cheeses and explosive diarrhoea."
"23.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Yotam Ottolenghi's beetroot recipes Sweet, earthy and incredibly versatile: there's more to beetroot than meets the eye Yotam Ottolenghi says it's time to be tickled pink by beetroot.
"23.10.2016 11:50:00" theguardian.com Beauty: My go-to brushes for day-to-day living Which brushes do I truly deem indispensable? "I use Real Techniques Shading brush to draw in a crease to define eyes (just hold firm in the socket line and move like a windscreen wiper), blend my liner on the upper and lower lids, and even apply lid colour at a push."
"23.10.2016 11:42:00" theguardian.com Ukip's Paul Nuttall and Suzanne Evans to stand for leadership Nigel Farage denounces Evans minutes after she announces candidacy "Nigel Farage declared he could not vote for Suzanne Evans just minutes after she said she would stand."
"23.10.2016 11:30:01" theguardian.com Why I started a new literature festival for shy writers Knowing that novelists tend towards the shy and solitary end of the personality spectrum, I tailored the North Cornish book festival to their needs Patrick Gale: "Most novelists are at the shy end of the spectrum – sly watchers of life rather than noisy graspers of it."
"23.10.2016 11:20:01" theguardian.com I am terrified of bad things happening to the kids I want to stand in front of the children and take any punches that come their way today and for ever "My wife's death proved that bad things don't only happen to other people. Now I want to keep the children at home all the time. I hate them walking to school. I hate Matt's enthusiasm for rugby and fearless tackling. When I drop Millie at a teenage
"23.10.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Priscilla Presley: 'My fear is that people will forget about Elvis' The businesswoman, 71, on meeting Elvis at 14, getting older and growing up in the spotlight "My fear is that people will forget about Elvis. I feel a responsibility for keeping his legacy alive. You'll never see his sort of stardom again. He was so authentic and, in lots of ways, innocent. What you saw was what you got."
"23.10.2016 10:40:01" theguardian.com Can you detect neurosis from what someone writes? – quiz Assess these pieces of writing and get insights into your own personality too, says Ben Ambridge How good are you at reading other people's personality from their writing? The answer gives you clues to your own personality.
"23.10.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Bisexual men 'earn 30% less than gay colleagues' New study suggests sexuality less significant for women's earnings Bisexual men are paid on average a third less than their heterosexual counterparts, a groundbreaking new study has revealed.
"23.10.2016 10:00:01" theguardian.com My nieces don't know they were conceived by IVF A woman is worried her sister's teenage twins haven't been told they're not their parents' biological children. Mariella Frostrup wonders why she feels so strongly "I love my nieces unconditionally and respect my sister's role as their mother, but I am increasingly distressed that they are being lied to – it's putting a strain on my relationship with them and causing me endless frustration with her."
"23.10.2016 09:40:01" theguardian.com Sadiq Khan to appoint London 'night tsar' in light of club closures Music venue owners say developers and restrictive laws are placing £26bn night economy in jeopardy Sadiq Khan is poised to name a “night tsar” after a spate of closures of clubs and other late-night venues that has prompted alarm about the city's future as a 24-hour city.
"23.10.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com The truth about boys and books: they read less and skip pages Huge academic study into reading habits shows that young males choose easy books and fail to read thoroughly or correctly "Boys, of every age, no matter the nature of the literature before them, typically read less thoroughly than girls. Studies claim that boys take less time to process the words, lazily skipping parts with abandon."
"23.10.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com 9 things I wish I'd known before I adopted a child From knowing that you have to wait for love to come and keeping things familiar for your child to dealing with insensitive questions "If they have a tantrum in public, at best, you feel that everyone is pointing at you and, at worst, that your child is going to be carted off by social services. For many months, I felt a fraud, in charge of a stolen child."
"23.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com My grandparents, Enoch Powell and the day they fell out over his 'rivers of blood' speech Rupert Jones' grandparents were babysitting Enoch Powell's children on the day of his infamous speech. The doorstep showdown as he arrived to collect them ended 20 years of friendship between the two families "Your grandmother was strong-willed and she said to Enoch Powell after his speech, 'I don't think we shall be seeing each other again for a very long time'."
"23.10.2016 08:30:00" theguardian.com The crew are cutting each other's throats on Theresa May's leaking ship Some senior Tories are behaving as if there is no penalty for advertising their divisions. They are wrong "Theresa May is famous among colleagues for her 'long silences'. She lets other people babble on, while giving away little about what she thinks. Many of us have encountered managers who think this is a clever technique. The trouble with it as a way of
"23.10.2016 08:16:01" theguardian.com Tim Dowling: I'm going on the radio to defend locker room talk 'Is that a good idea?' my wife asks "I tell the taxi driver I'm going to the BBC to discuss what men talk about when they're alone together. His eyes catch mine in the rearview mirror.
'Christ,' he says. 'Don't tell 'em'."
"23.10.2016 08:00:01" theguardian.com More than 50 child refugees arrive in Britain as Calais camp faces destruction Girls first to be brought to UK under the Dubs amendment – potentially opening the door for the arrival of hundreds more unaccompanied child refugees Lord Dubs: "I'm delighted that, at long last, it has finally happened and children who qualify under the amendment are being brought to safety. We must remember there is much more to do and many more children who need protection, but this is a great
"23.10.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Brexit: leading banks set to pull out of UK early next year Anthony Browne, head of the British Bankers' Association, warns that major lenders are poised to hit relocate button Britain's biggest banks are preparing to relocate out of the UK in the first few months of 2017 amid growing fears over the impending Brexit negotiations, while smaller banks are making plans to get out before Christmas.
"23.10.2016 07:33:00" theguardian.com Japan park blasts kill one person and injure two Fire department officials say explosions at park in Utsunomiya 100km north of Tokyo happened at 11.30am local time on Sunday One person has been killed and at least three injured by two near-simultaneous blasts in a Japanese park on Sunday.
"23.10.2016 07:23:00" theguardian.com How I became my sons' Dungeon Master Growing up, Dan Jolin, uninterested in sport, got hooked on Dungeons & Dragons. Now, 32 years later, it's proving to be the perfect way to connect with his two young sons “Though well below the recommended age rating of 12, the boys were already enthralled by my rule books, especially the Monster Manual, a colourful compendium of deadly fantastic beasts.”
"23.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com 'I was a snappy dresser in my day': models and grandads do cardigan chic This season it's all about the cardi. And who better to model them than your old man? "This season it's all about the cardi. And who better to model them than your old man?"
"22.10.2016 21:20:00" theguardian.com Inside the fight to block recreational marijuana waged by big pharma and the alcohol industry Pharma and alcohol companies have been quietly bankrolling the opposition to legal marijuana, raising questions about threats to market share Alcohol and pharmaceutical industry lobbying groups have been quietly backing anti-marijuana efforts across the United States.
"22.10.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Inside America's biggest prison strike: 'The 13th amendment didn't end slavery' Tens of thousands of prisoners across the country withheld their labor – for which they are paid as little as 17 cents an hour – in support of inmates' rights The strike involved inmates in dozens of prisons in 22 states across the country, according to the Incarcerated Workers' Organizing Committee (IWOC), who helped organize the strike, and was coordinated using prison visits by family members and advocates
"22.10.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com WikiLeaks praised by Sean Hannity and David Duke after Clinton revelations Fox News personality applauds Julian Assange while former KKK grand wizard calls WikiLeaks founder a hero who has won plaudits from the right Once widely maligned for leaking state secrets, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, continues to win favor with the US right over the release of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
"22.10.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Twice as many voters trust May over Corbyn with economy and Brexit – poll Opinium/Observer poll to mark prime minister's first 100 days in office also finds 46% think more positively about her now than when she took over in June Theresa May is trusted by more than twice as many voters as Jeremy Corbyn to run the economy well and handle Brexit negotiations effectively, according to an Opinium/Observer poll to mark her first 100 days as prime minister.
"22.10.2016 18:00:01" Desert fire: the world cup rebels of Kurdistan In summer 2016, an extraordinary tournament took place: football's 'rebel' world cup for stateless nations, minority ethnic groups and unrecognised territories. This surreal and vibrant spectacle is viewed through the eyes of the players and coach of the
"22.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com Moscow to retaliate against BBC after NatWest closed Russia Today account Russian spokeswoman says closure of English-language broadcaster's bank accounts 'reeked of' BBC Russia has hinted it will take reprisals against the BBC after National Westminster Bank withdrew its services from Russia's English-language broadcaster, RT.
"22.10.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com 'I face so much jealousy': Marina Abramović talks friends, enemies and fear The artist has always pushed herself to the limit, letting strangers cut her and turning her breakup into a performance. But only now does she understand why "When you get to my age you know you have to confront death. I want to die without anger, without fear and consciously."
"22.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com Carey Mulligan joins London protest against bombardment of Aleppo Actor takes part in demonstration outside Downing Street that called for government action to end bloody conflict in Syria Hundreds of people have protested in central London to call for the British government to end the bloodshed in Syria.
"22.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com 'Brexit times five': could Trump really win despite polls favoring Clinton? The Republican is using Britain's shock exit from Europe as his mantra. Are his Democratic opponent's numbers good enough to ward off another surprise? “We will win,” he told a rally in Pennsylvania on Friday. “We will shock the world. This is going to be Brexit-plus.”
"22.10.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com Bryan Cranston: 'Who would play me in the film of my life? Mr Bean' The actor on a special kiss in improv class, snail jokes and the book that changed his life Bryan Cranston, What was the best kiss of your life?
"A year after we met, my wife and I found ourselves in a comedy improv class together. We stayed in a kiss longer than was acceptable between friends, and that's when we knew."
"22.10.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com Benedict Cumberbatch on Doctor Strange: 'It's mind-blowing and very funny' The Sherlock star joins the superhero scene as a psychedelic “master of black magic”, able to warp time and space. But will Marvel's trippy gamble pay off? It's fair to say Dr Strange is not the most famous name in Marvel's roster of characters. Then again, he's a bit out there. “I wasn't familiar with Doctor Strange as a child, not at all,” says Cumberbatch. “So it's been a fast catch-up. But like all
"22.10.2016 15:40:01" theguardian.com Michael Fassbender: 'I was a bit of a worrywart. I've tried to work on that' He does raw and repressed better than anyone, but off-screen the actor is learning how to relax. He talks old friends, forgiveness and on-screen nudity "What is your own moral compass? You've got to stay true to that, regardless of what your loved one's compass is."
"22.10.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com Asma al-Assad: from Syria's 'desert rose' to 'first lady of hell' Bashar al-Assad's wife has spoken about her 'pain' at the conflict but few believe she can be oblivious of husband's brutal regime Why, she was asked instead, did the foreign media insist on criticising her family rather than focusing on her charity work? “That's a question you have to ask them,” replied Assad.
"22.10.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com Donald Trump is a vile misogynist - but he's not the only one | Jonathan Freedland Victory for Hillary Clinton will not be enough to defeat the torrent of sexism unleashed by this US presidential campaign "This is such a swift degeneration from the public mores that America and the wider world had arrived at – and which had seemed steady and settled – that it can be hard to take in. It's not that long ago that George W Bush received a global, and deserved,
"22.10.2016 14:40:01" theguardian.com Eric Underwood: 'I was told, you're black, wear black ballet shoes' The Royal Ballet star has taken his art form to new heights. He's not a bad model, either "I've always thought, 'I look great, I can dance, I've got some rhythm. Things are on the up and up.'"
"22.10.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Canadians 4 Trump: tiny but determined group finds hope in candidate A tiny yet determined minority of Canadians are rallying their compatriots to join them in backing the controversial candidate “You know I look at the whole big picture and I see us all affected the same way. Regardless of whether you're American or Canadian, we have an issue in front of us that we all have to settle with,” he said. Ring said that, like Trump, he feared the
"22.10.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com 'Ball in Europe's court' to rescue Ceta deal, says Canada trade minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada ready to sign and hopes to return with Justin Trudeau if EU can persuade Wallonia to lift block Canada's trade minister has said it is up to the European Union to rescue a landmark trade deal that is being blocked after the Walloon regional parliament refused to allow Belgium to sign the treaty.
"22.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Google's ad tracking is as creepy as Facebook's. Here's how to disable it Google in June quietly deleted a clause in its privacy settings that said it would not combine cookie information with personal information without consent Google's ad tracking just got creepier. Here's how to disable it.
"22.10.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com 'It's surreal': is a Democratic uprising afoot deep in the heart of Texas? Polling shows Hillary Clinton within the margin of error in the Lone Star state, an unthinkable development years ahead of the party's most optimistic hopes It might seem unlikely that this presidential election could get any stranger, but polls are emerging that suggest Texas might now be in play for the Democrats.
"22.10.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Trump says countries are turning on US because 'the world hates Obama' The Republican said America and Barack Obama are globally loathed, citing frosty relations with Rodrigo Duterte, just hours after criticizing the first lady “The world hates us. You saw what happened with the Philippines after years and years and years; they're now looking to Russia and China, because they don't feel good about the weak America.”
"22.10.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com A letter to … All the mothers lucky enough to have their own mothers The letter you always wanted to write "I used to pepper my conversation with anecdotes about my mum. Now, it is so painful to talk about her in the past tense."
"22.10.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Believe it or not, having a stammer can be a kind of a gift | Peter Ormerod Along with Ed Balls, Gareth Gates, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, I stutter. Yes it can be awkward, but it's intrinsic to who I am and what I do "You're already flushed, perhaps acquiring a patina of perspiration, and this is just going to make it worse. And then: bang!, out it explodes, with the force and subtlety of a bullet, the first phoneme blurted deafeningly, and you try to say your first
"22.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com 'When I fled to the UK, no one believed I was 13. Ten years on, nothing's changed' Gulwali Passarlay had to convince officials that he was only a child when he arrived in the UK; now he sees children younger than he was facing the same treatment. He explains why it leaves him angry "I spent a year travelling through 10 countries, was sent to jail, had my face burnt with chemicals and almost died in the Mediterranean.
Three weeks after all this was finally over, I found myself in front of five strangers who were tasked with
"22.10.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com Bob Dylan criticised as 'impolite and arrogant' by Nobel academy member Singer-songwriter's failure to respond to phone calls from the Swedish Academy after being awarded the Nobel literature prize 'unprecedented' So let people wonder, let 'em laugh, let 'em frown… ♬
"22.10.2016 11:20:00" Diving with autism 16-year-old Simon Alejandro has autism and is non-verbal, so communicating is hard. But when he dives he feels relaxed and more focused, and he's really good at it. His dad helps him share his underwater adventures on Instagram to promote the benefits of
"22.10.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Theresa May says Brexit negotiations will not be carried out in French Prime minister responds to report that the EU's chief negotiator wants talks in his native tongue The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, appeared bemused when asked about the use of French as the language of Brexit: “If I am correctly informed, we are all entitled to speak in our native tongue.”
"22.10.2016 10:40:01" theguardian.com English nationalism has shattered my sense of belonging in Britain | Ian Jack I voted against Scottish independence in 2014. In the current climate I'm not so sure “What Britishness went on concealing until very recently – like a host body with a very large grub inside, struggling to emerge – was Englishness.”
"22.10.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference New Zealand professor asked to present his work at US event on nuclear physics despite it containing gibberish all through the copy “My impression is that this is not a particularly good conference.”
"22.10.2016 10:00:00" Meet the real Daniel Blake Ken Loach's Palme d'Or-winning film I, Daniel Blake depicts the cruelty of the benefit system through the eyes of an older man who's been found fit for work. In Ashton, Greater Manchester, we look into the lives of the real Daniel Blakes and those who, as
"22.10.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com I spent 28 years on death row Every night, I go outside and look up to the stars and the moon because for years, I could not see them "I heard the man in the cell next to me crying. He told me his mother had died. I said, “Well, now you have someone in heaven to argue your case.” The next morning, it was as though a light had come on: my sense of humour was back."
"22.10.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com Men – don't be squeamish, have the balls to have a vasectomy Vasectomies are in decline. But, as I've discovered, they're less painful than the dentist and an effective contraceptive "I'd like to be able to report that my surgeon had a twinkle of irony in his eye as he said: 'You may feel a little prick.' But he didn't. He was a humourless fellow."
"22.10.2016 09:00:01" theguardian.com David Davies MP: 'Have a look at my teeth! What's the problem?' The Conservative Monmouthshire MP who suggested that child refugees should be subjected to dental X-rays finds himself bewildered at the ire his comments have caused – and offers wrist X-rays as an alternative solution David Davies MP: "Should I try to say, 'If refugee dental tests are causing an issue and the wrist test is accurate, let's go with the wrist one'? I can't really see the analogy with slavery or concentration camps – but if that is the main sticking point
"22.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Clipped wings: the tragic true story of The Goldfinch It was made famous by Donna Tartt's novel, but the truth about its artist, Carel Fabritius, is stranger than fiction "Is Fabritius the first artist who ever painted boredom?"
"22.10.2016 08:20:01" theguardian.com Black Mirror review – this nightmare sterile world is only five minutes away Charlie Brooker's future shocker, where people are constantly projecting a sunny image of themselves and rating each other out of five, feels terrifyingly close "Imagine a time where zombie-like take photos of themselves being happy and looking good; then they post the pictures and wait, for feedback, for approval. They are posting their lives – not so much their real lives but the lives they want other people to
"22.10.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com Six downsides to family life, when a cheese pasty is considered a treat Babies, children, teenagers, partners, homes and money – apart from that, all is rosy "The lovable, sexy, kind person you knew when you were both childless has now been replaced with a sexless, furious, food-plastered, exhausted wraith who you once – hilariously – believed would be brought closer to you as a result of procreation."
"22.10.2016 07:20:01" theguardian.com After Mazher Mahmood, Murdoch cannot be let off the hook The 'Fake Sheikh' has been jailed for 15 months for lying in the service of News UK. It's time for Leveson part two to begin, and end the company's corruption "Murdoch, Brooks and their cohorts have worked hard to convince everyone that there is nothing strange about a company so corrupt being at the heart of our media. So every time somebody says 'that's just the way it is' Murdoch can write himself another
"22.10.2016 07:00:01" theguardian.com Schoolgirls with autism share experiences in young adult novel M in the Middle draws on ups and downs of Limpsfield Grange schoolgirls' lives and how autism is different for girls "If society just realised the very simple fact that girls can have autism as well as boys, then we wouldn't be so scared of being labelled as weird, abnormal and strange."
"22.10.2016 06:40:01" theguardian.com Gay men's lives were ruined by the British state: a pardon is not enough For centuries it was government policy to hound LGBT people. This warrants an independent investigation and an apology "British government policy relating to LGBT people destroyed lives. We may still be living with the mental health consequences of those policies, and if you take just one issue, LGBT suicide, its full extent has never been acknowledged. We also know there
"22.10.2016 06:20:00" theguardian.com A cashless future? Sounds like a dream but don't be fooled The head of Apple, Tim Cook, says all payments could soon be via smartphone apps. But there's a sinister side to this vision, that would lead to us losing our freedom "There's something oddly magical about cash. Small enough to be slipped under a pillow or dropped in a busker's hat, strong enough to be universally trusted, and foolproof enough to work even when your phone battery's flat. Hang on to your money. You
"22.10.2016 06:00:01" theguardian.com Anger as Northumberland rural bus service shuts while big players prosper Residents of Northumberland and Cumbria – where bus budget is now zero – decry system that takes away their vital routes "Either the big operators need to be told that they have to also operate the lifeline services, or the independents need more help."
"21.10.2016 21:00:01" theguardian.com 'She clearly stood out as a leader': Ann Rosewater at a rally with Hillary Clinton, 1967 Hillary was a second-year student and the perception was that she was a Republican. She was curious, serious, intellectually active "At the end of my junior year, I had interned on Capitol Hill with a progressive Democratic senator called Joseph Clark, and I had come back to Wellesley buzzing with it. Hillary Clinton, who was two years below me and lived in my dorm, listened to us
"21.10.2016 20:30:00" theguardian.com Major DDoS attack prompts internet problems across US east coast Denial of service attack from unknown culprits on domain name system company Dyn caused access to be severely restricted for users Friday morning "The relative ease at which DDoS attacks are to execute however suggests that the perpetrators are most likely teenagers looking to cause mischief rather than malicious state sponsored attackers."
"21.10.2016 20:00:02" theguardian.com Eowyn Ivey on Alaska: 'I was told never to run from a charging bear. Yet I did just that' The sparsely populated US state's austere beauty is a magnet for creative people, says the Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer of The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey: "When we emerged at the edge of the creek, less than 100 metres away on the other side was a sow grizzly bear. On her hind feet, she was well over two metres tall. Behind her, all three of her nearly full-grown cubs also stood up. Then the
"21.10.2016 19:30:00" theguardian.com The electric guitar: 10 things you didn't know about the musical instrument An ambitious new book provides fascinating insights into the history of the instrument, diving into its place in society and pop culture "The Beatles made the very first rock record with guitar feedback."
"21.10.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on the US presidency: the time is right for a female leader Editorial: Hillary Clinton failed to take account of the populist anger and lost ground to the rightwing demagoguery of Donald Trump. But in belatedly recognising widespread frustration with elites she deserves to win "If Secretary Clinton is elected she must recognize the mood without pandering to its demons."
"21.10.2016 18:30:00" theguardian.com Think Canada is a progressive paradise? That's mooseshit We broker deals for an obscene number of weapons, and we frequently run roughshod over the rights of indigenous people. And don't even get us started on your favorite wonderboy Justin Trudeau "This is the Canadian brand: Not-America. The nice guys. Dull, kind and harmless. That's how we like to be thought of. But it's mooseshit.
We are not the country you think we are. We never have been."
"21.10.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com EU-Canada trade deal in meltdown as Canadian minister walks out Chrystia Freeland announced 'failure' of Ceta as Wallonia blocks Belgium government from signing free trade deal A landmark trade deal between the European Union and Canada is in meltdown, after Canada's trade minister walked out of talks with the Belgian regional parliament that has been blocking the deal.
"21.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com 'We have to deliver justice': the man who fought for the survivors of Shirley Oaks Of all the scandals covered by the child abuse inquiry, the story of Shirley Oaks care home is among the most shocking. Now one former resident is helping others to tell their stories "Many of the kids at Shirley Oaks had been abused already. That's why they were there. They didn't know any different. It was supposedly normal, because we were children who didn't deserve anything more than what we got. I had no concept of cruelty. It
"21.10.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com What Trump wants America to know: he won't take no for an answer The Republican nominee says he'll only accept the election results if he wins. That's like a man saying he believes in getting consent – but only if she says yes "Trump's line about accepting the results only if he wins smacks of a man who says of course he believes in getting consent – but only if she says yes. Of course a peaceful transition is a hallmark of our governmental system; that's why we have to hand
"21.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com Marvel pulls Iron Man cover after accusations of 'sexualising' teenage girl J Scott Campbell's drawing of Riri Williams in a crop top in her dorm room criticised by fans for 'age-inappropriate objectification' Writer Brian Michael Bendis: "If I had seen a sketch or something I would have voiced similar concerns."
"21.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com Talk to the hand, Theresa, because the EU aren't listening The European council summit proved tricky for the PM, everyone was speaking in French and Russia was far higher up the agenda than le Brexit "Did Theresa May really expect 27 countries to listen to us when we're leaving? Wasn't the EU out to embarrass us and make things difficult for us?"
"21.10.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com My girlfriend is always having to rescue her adult children and it's affecting our partnership If I try to talk to her about it, she just tells me to leave, but I love and adore her. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader "I knew when I got into a relationship with someone with children, my needs would never come first, and that's fine. But sometimes I want to scream, 'I exist! Here I am!'"
"21.10.2016 16:00:00" Chris Bryant close to tears in impassioned speech backing gay ... Labour MP Chris Bryant holds back tears as he urges the government to go further in pardoning gay men convicted of now-abolished sexual offences. "If you're in your 80s, and even though this has been a mark on your for your entire life – which may have
"21.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Ivan not so terrible? Cult of strongman leader sees tsar's popularity rise in Russia First monument to ruler prompts debate that is as much about Russian politics today as it is setting historical record straight "This is a monument to the aspirations of how our current leadership wants to be able to rule the country, without any checks or balances."
"21.10.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com 'It's a bloodbath': staff describe life inside America's most violent prison A former guard and a pastor at Holman prison speak of stabbings, riots and abuse, aggravated by overcrowding and slim staff that live in fear "There are killings every day. Three Saturdays ago they had seven officers for a thousand-man prison. It creates a hostile environment. As soon as you arrive they tell you, 'better get yourself a knife because everybody else has one'."
"21.10.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Sack Gary Lineker for a tweet? That's the peevish cry of our toddler culture The Sun's message is clear: lower your expectations. We're now in the consolation-prize era of post-imperial national life "The Beeb must sack him!” is the clarion call of a culture that feels impotent to change much else.
We are living in the consolation-prize era of post-imperial life.
"21.10.2016 14:40:00" Trump v Clinton: best and worst jokes from fundraising dinner Trump v Clinton: best and worst jokes from fundraising dinner
"21.10.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker review – still changing, still full of life Despite all the recent talk about Leonard Cohen's mortality, his wonderful new album suggests an artist determined to keep moving forward "Leonard Cohen does not seem like someone running short on inspiration – but if circumstances dictate otherwise, there are worse ways to bow out than this."
"21.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Yes, you can actually work yourself to death. But is that a surprise? A new study reveals what we all suspected: stressful jobs can kill "The more freedom employees in stressful jobs have the more they flourish ... if you get to choose when you have your coffee break and what you want to get done before that, you're more likely to be productive, and to live to work another day. If the boss
"21.10.2016 13:30:00" theguardian.com Premier League should learn from Pep Guardiola, not pour scorn on him Manchester City's manager has had to defend Claudio Bravo and his desire for his goalkeeper to play from the back because it is an alien concept to the English "What is your favourite thing about the Premier League, Pep? Is it the intensity or is it the passion? The intense passion or the passionate intensity? Maybe it's the intense intensity. Or maybe it's the passionate passion. Maybe it's both. Take your
"21.10.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com Trump loyalists plan own exit poll amid claims of 'rigged' election Effort led by Trump confidante and conspiracy theorist Roger Stone targets cities with large minority populations, a tactic experts say could intimidate voters Donald Trump loyalists will attempt to conduct their own crowd-funded exit polling on election day, ostensibly due to fears that electronic voting machines in certain areas may have been "rigged".
"21.10.2016 13:10:00" theguardian.com 32GB iPhone 7 significantly slower than more expensive versions, tests show Testing shows 32GB iPhone 7 is slower and Intel-based iPhone 7 Plus has worse signal than 128 or 256GB versions Not all iPhone 7s are born equally, according to new tests, which appear to show the cheapest, 32GB versions are significantly slower than the more expensive 128 or 256GB versions and that some have much poorer 4G reception.
"21.10.2016 13:00:00" Palm oil in Liberia: hope and anger in one of Africa's poorest... Palm oil in Liberia: hope and anger in one of Africa's poorest countries
Bacchus Wilson Panyonnoh, a 35-year-old palm oil worker, and Lee Sworh, a community activist, live in the remote forests of south-east Liberia. Both have been affected by the
"21.10.2016 12:50:00" theguardian.com Nintendo Switch: can the new console succeed where Wii U failed? The new hardware from Nintendo is attempting to reinvent gaming – again. But can the company's focus on portability help it connect with a new generation of gamers? Is Nintendo Switch the console we've all been waiting for?
"21.10.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com I, Daniel Blake review – Ken Loach's quiet rage against injustice This powerful parable about the failings of the benefits system avoids irony and cynicism and treats its troubled characters with humour and humanity "Ken Loach returns to the arena of British social outrage he first occupied with pictures such as Poor Cow and Cathy Come Home. He and screenwriter Paul Laverty take up the idea that the benefits system has been repurposed as the 21st-century workhouse in
"21.10.2016 12:20:01" theguardian.com Is it 'open season' on Muslims, as Fatima Manji suggests? Our panel responds Kelvin MacKenzie has been cleared by Ipso over his column on the Channel 4 News presenter. What message does that ruling send? "As the struggle gets dirtier, the stronger we have to be to fight it. Manji has proved to be as tough as nails, and it's her robust integrity that should encourage more women and men – those of faith and none – to blot out bigotry by rejecting propaganda
"21.10.2016 12:00:01" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton v Donald Trump at the Al Smith dinner: the best (and worst) jokes Small hands, health records, pantsuits and plagiarism: could the presidential candidates make them funny at the traditional bipartisan charity fundraiser? Hillary Clinton: "I said no to some jokes that I thought were over the line, but I suppose you can judge for yourself on WikiLeaks in the next few days."
"21.10.2016 11:53:03" theguardian.com Child refugees will have ages verified if necessary, minister says Robert Goodwill tells MPs 28-day age verification process may be used, but intrusive dental and x-ray checks have been ruled out Assessments to determine the age of child refugees are being carried out where necessary, but the use of dental checks is not possible or right, the immigration minister has said.
"21.10.2016 11:40:00" theguardian.com A soft, flexible Brexit could be possible – with Ireland's help | Fintan O'Toole The old roles have been reversed and now Dublin must seek a creative compromise on Britain's behalf "The Irish government needs to forget protocol and set itself up explicitly as the champion of a soft, ambiguous and contingent Brexit that leaves open the possibility of a return ticket. Keeping Britain within the single market is a vital Irish national
"21.10.2016 11:30:00" theguardian.com 'It's a crying shame': teachers on scrapped A-level subjects Tighter budgets and dwindling numbers has led to a range of subjects being cut from the curriculum “These students come to us and they are inspired by the subject. They come here and love it.”
"21.10.2016 11:20:00" theguardian.com A soft, flexible Brexit could be possible – with Ireland's help | Fintan O'Toole The old roles have been reversed and now Dublin must seek a creative compromise on Britain's behalf "There is still time between now and March 2017 to galvanise a common effort across all the polities of these islands to look for a third way between hard Brexit and no Brexit."
"21.10.2016 10:59:38" theguardian.com Russian warships pass through Channel watched by Royal Navy Ships including aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov expected to leave British waters later on Friday en route to Syria Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, promised that the Russian fleet would be marked “every inch of the way”.
"21.10.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com Aberfan: a reporter's letter home reveals the true horror of the tragedy Alix Palmer, then a Daily Express journalist on her first major assignment, has reproduced the letter to her mother about the disaster that killed 144 people "I came home having learned a great deal about life and death and finding it difficult to believe in anything at all."
"21.10.2016 10:20:01" theguardian.com Tesla releases video of fully autonomous electric car Video follows announcement that all Tesla cars built from now on will contain components required for self-driving Elon Musk: "When searching for parking, the car reads the signs to see if it allowed to park there, which is why it skipped the disabled spot."
"21.10.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Britain's political modernisers have been crushed, and their replacements have no vision Technology will have a huge impact on us all, but Britain's new generation of leaders look back to grammar schools and railway nationalisation despite the convulsions ahead "Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are 60 and 67 respectively. Besides leaving the EU, her flagship policy is the return of grammar schools; his, as far as I can tell, is the re-nationalisation of the railways. There may be occasional signs of interest in
"21.10.2016 09:40:01" theguardian.com Jo Cox's husband welcomes lost deposits of far-right candidates Tracy Brabin takes 85% of vote in ballot to succeed Jo Cox, as Robert Courts keeps seat vacated by David Cameron Earlier in the day, Brendan Cox had urged the people of the constituency to use their votes to 'show the world that hatred has no home in Batley & Spen'.
"21.10.2016 09:20:01" theguardian.com Refugees and Cindy Crawford's daughter: an age-old problem for the tabloids The front pages show that the press is still confused about how to deal with difficult feelings "When is it OK to justify something with the observation that they 'don't look like children'?"
"21.10.2016 09:01:00" theguardian.com Bob Dylan removes mention of Nobel prize from website After taking nearly a week to acknowledge award of Nobel prize in literature, sentence noting it disappears from his website Do think twice, it's all right.
"21.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Aberfan survivors mark 50th anniversary of disaster Survivors, victims' families and dignitaries gather in Welsh village 50 years on from disaster in which 144 people died The NCB's lawyers argued the collapse was caused by a 'critical geological environment' and the disaster was not foreseeable.
But Aberfan never swallowed the line. One father stood up during an inquest after the cause of his child's death had been given
"21.10.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Denise worked all her life. Then she got ill – and the state pulled away the safety net Denise always did the right thing, and assumed the DWP would help her in times of need. That was where she was wrong "The Conservatives like to sell the public a promise: do “the right thing” – work hard, look after your family, pay your taxes – and in tough times, the welfare state will be there for you. But here's a snapshot of what could happen to any one of us if
"21.10.2016 07:59:23" theguardian.com Racial identity is a biological nonsense, says Reith lecturer Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah says race and nationality are social inventions being used to cause deadly divisions "If you try to say what the whiteness of a white person or the blackness of a black person actually means in scientific terms, there's almost nothing you can say that is true or even remotely plausible. Yet socially, we use these things all the time as if
"21.10.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Tove Lo: 'Being open about sex is not a bad thing' The Habits (Stay High) singer has never been good at bottling up her emotions – which is why her songs reveal her most intimate experiences. On her second album Lady Wood she tones nothing down "I'm putting all my flaws, all my dirty laundry, out for everyone to see, because that's how I work through it."
"21.10.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com HMRC's Hermes inquiry shows government finally got the message After years of high-paid unionised jobs making way for low-paid insecure ones, UK tax authority belatedly springs into action "The unhappiness at what amounts to old-fashioned exploitation has manifested itself in other ways, most obviously through the vote for Brexit on 23 June. This was the chance to protest at low pay and rotten employees and millions of people took that
"21.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Bike lock developed that makes thieves immediately vomit Crowdfunded creator of SkunkLock says device emits special smelly formula when it is being cut “It's pretty much immediately vomit inducing."
"21.10.2016 06:38:17" theguardian.com Trump booed for calling Clinton 'corrupt' as bipartisan dinner turns sour Audience not amused at annual Alfred E Smith fundraiser in New York where presidential candidates usually trade lighthearted barbs enjoyed by all '“I don't know who they're angry at, Hillary, you or I?”
“You!” a voice cried out from the crowd.'
"21.10.2016 06:20:00" theguardian.com First heterosexual UK couple in civil partnership urge government to end ban London couple set to have ceremony in Isle of Man call for it to be made available to all in the UK, regardless of sexuality “We want a less encumbered, light-touch civil union that recognises our relationship on our terms, free from the trappings and social pre-conditions of marriage.”
"21.10.2016 06:00:00" 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 Standing on the edge of the straw-coloured plains, with a patchwork quilt of Christian, Shabak, Yazidi and Turkmen communities in front of them, Kurdish officers said they would never again retreat as they had when the Isis onslaught changed the face of
"20.10.2016 23:00:00" theguardian.com 2016 wildlife photographer of the year - winners in pictures The images are to go on display at the Natural History Museum in London from 21 October, before touring internationally.
"20.10.2016 22:30:00" theguardian.com 'Nasty woman' is an insult all of us ladies have heard before While Clinton may be the chief Nasty Woman of the United States, we've all been there at some point "While Clinton may be the chief Nasty Woman of the United States, we've all been there at some point. There are few women out there who haven't been informed at some point by a man they are, in fact, a Nasty Woman."
"20.10.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com Documentary film-makers face decades in prison for taping oil pipeline protests Deia Schlosberg and Lindsey Grayzel face felony charges that first amendment advocates say are part of a growing number of attacks on freedom of the press Two documentary film-makers are facing decades in prison for recording US oil pipeline protests, with serious felony charges that first amendment advocates say are part of a growing number of attacks on freedom of the press.
"20.10.2016 21:30:00" theguardian.com Alain Juppé: France should not be managing migrants on UK's behalf Exclusive: Frontrunner in French presidential race calls for overhaul of Le Touquet agreement and says British border should move from Calais to Kent coast France must push back its border with Britain from Calais to the Kent coast and stop managing refugees and migrants for the UK, the current favourite to be the next French president has told the Guardian.
"20.10.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com Baby Jesus statue in Canada turns heads with artists' '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 She had learned how to sculpt at a local college, but had never worked with stone. Still, she felt compelled to help.
The new head was attached about two weeks ago and reaction was swift.
"20.10.2016 20:30:01" theguardian.com Ministers order HMRC crackdown on 'gig economy' firms Companies that that use large numbers of agency or self-employed staff to be investigated British ministers have ordered a crackdown on companies that use large numbers of self-employed or agency workers following an investigation by the Guardian into low pay at delivery company Hermes.
"20.10.2016 20:00:02" theguardian.com We've seen Donald Trump before – his name was Silvio Berlusconi | John Foot Be warned: Italy's former prime minster promised the world and disdained the truth – and became his country's third longest-serving leader "The parallels between Berlusconi and Trump are striking. Both are successful businessman who struggle with 'murky' aspects linked to their companies – tax, accounting, offshore companies. Berlusconi was convicted of tax fraud in 2013, which effectively
"20.10.2016 19:40:57" theguardian.com UK will get a tough time if May pursues hard Brexit – Hollande French president and EU parliament chief warn that British PM's insistence on ending free movement would mean an economic cost for the UK "I said very firmly. Theresa May wants a hard Brexit? The negotiation will be hard".
"20.10.2016 19:20:01" theguardian.com What would happen if Donald Trump refused to concede the election? The vote of the electoral college is conclusive, legal experts say, and it's irrelevant whether the loser concedes or not Although the failure by a major party nominee to concede defeat on election night would throw American democracy into uncharted territory, from a legal standpoint it would hardly make a difference.
"20.10.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Russian aircraft carrier is more a show of force than 'start of world war' The fleet led by the Admiral Kuznetsov on its way to Syria is not a strategic game-changer but could strengthen Russia's hand The Admiral Kuznetsov – Russia's only aircraft carrier – and its escort of seven ships is one of the biggest demonstrations of Russian naval force in many years. In a context of broader tensions between Russia and the west, images of a Russian fleet
"20.10.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump says he will accept US election result 'if I win' At an Ohio rally the Republican candidate said 'I will totally accept the results' but then clarified he still may file a legal challenge if Hillary Clinton wins “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election,” before pausing for effect and then adding to cheers and applause: “If I win.”
"20.10.2016 18:20:01" theguardian.com Lupita Nyong'o: 'Art is political in whatever way you slice it' Since 12 Years A Slave, the actor has landed roles in Star Wars and The Jungle Book and dined with the Obamas. Now she's playing the mother of a chess prodigy in Queen of Katwe “I don't have that rulebook. So I have no idea. That's honestly my answer. Art is political in whatever way you slice it,” Lupita Nyong'o says, matter-of-factly. “It's not something I shy away from. I grew up in a political family so it's an environment I
"20.10.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com Anne Hathaway: 'Male energy is very different from toxic masculinity' In Colossal she plays a drunk drifter. Which will make good preparation for her Plan B in life … "Male energy is beautiful. Male energy is welcome. Male energy is necessary. Male energy is half the reason why we're here. That said, there has been a perversion of the beauty of male energy into this macho ideal that I don't think services anybody."
"20.10.2016 17:40:01" theguardian.com Facebook bans Swedish breast cancer awareness video for being offensive Swedish Cancer Society to appeal decision after social networking site removed animated images of women with circle-shaped breasts Breasts have once again horrified Facebook.
"20.10.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com Why the 'open letter to mothers' trend needs to stop Open letters don't bridge the gap the way they're meant to, instead creating beautiful rhetoric on supporting parents – while also withholding assistance To the mother of the toddler in a puppy costume losing her mind at the mall today …
"20.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com How the ExoMars Schiparelli lander may have met its fate on Mars The European Space Agency is not yet certain that the probe crashed, but data analysis so far indicates a destructive collision with the red planet's surface It was supposed to be the first European spacecraft to carry out science on Mars, but it now looks likely that the European Space Agency's (ESA) Schiaparelli lander met its end in a destructive high-speed collision at the planet's surface.
"20.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com UK's highest phone box faces axe by BT Fight to save phone box on Cairngorm in Scotland gathers momentum as the local council joins campaign by residents, mountaineering bodies and businesses “The closure of these payphones could result in a risk to life if those involved in a mountaineering accident seek urgent contact with the police and mountain rescue.”
"20.10.2016 16:20:00" Kumbuka the London zoo gorilla's story Kumbuka, an endangered Lowland gorilla, escaped from his enclosure in London zoo on 13 October. It was later discovered he drank five litres of undiluted blackcurrant squash before being returned to his space. The zoo says Kumbuka was never a threat to
"20.10.2016 15:55:04" theguardian.com Tenth woman accuses Donald Trump of sexual misconduct Speaking at a press conference in New York Thursday with lawyer Gloria Allred, Karena Virginia described an incident involving Trump at the 1998 US Open "Hey, look at this one, he said. We haven't seen her before. Look at those legs. As though I was an object rather than a person."
"20.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com 'Talaq' and the battle to ban the three words that grant India's Muslim men instant divorce India's supreme court may declare unconstitutional a practice that allows men to end marriages with the triple utterance of the word talaq "Frowned upon even by hardline Muslims, and banned in Pakistan, Bangladesh and across the Islamic world, the practice of talaq-ul-bidat – or “triple talaq” – persists in India, home to the world's third-largest Muslim population.
It grants men the power
"20.10.2016 15:34:08" theguardian.com Nintendo Switch revealed: hybrid console to use at home and on the go The device formerly known as the NX unifies the company's home and portable console lines in one flexible package Nintendo has unveiled its new console, the Nintendo Switch, which will be released in March 2017.
"20.10.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com Jack Reacher: Never Go Back review – pecs, punchups and popcorn galore Tom Cruise rattles through every trope in the book as the vigilante ex-soldier, this time fleeing corrupt bosses in a high-octane sequel that revels in its absurdity "Jack Reacher monkishly refrains from sex but does pull a classic Cruise/Reacher move: semi-undressing in a motel room after a punchup, disclosing pecs which fall impressively on the right side of the moob borderline. An attractive woman also partially
"20.10.2016 15:00:01" theguardian.com The view from Middletown: For Bernie Sanders supporters, a vote for Clinton does not come easy The Sanders revolution still burns bright in Muncie – where will his supporters turn now the two main parties seem to offer 'different flavours of the same thing'? "I think people are starting to understand how multinational corporations work. They move the jobs where there's people they can exploit. So I think people were able to hear Sanders' message and I think he put it out in a very cogent way."
"20.10.2016 14:40:01" theguardian.com Blue-eyed tea-seller becomes social media sensation in India and Pakistan Arshad Khan, 18, a chai-wallah from Islamabad, gets modelling contract after Instagram image goes viral across subcontinent A blue-eyed tea-seller from Islamabad has scored a modelling contract after featuring in an Instagram post that went viral.
"20.10.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Portraits of families with babies disabled by Zika virus Associated Press photographer Felipe Dana has captured the love of families for their babies born with microcephaly – one of the medical problems caused by the Zika virus – in Recife, Pernambuco state, in Brazil. He used instant film so they could "Elisson Campos with his one-year-old brother, José Wesley Campos. Elisson is very close to his baby brother and loves to hold him in his arms."
"20.10.2016 14:00:00" Joey Barton tells Owen Jones homophobia not just problem in fo... Footballer Joey Barton tells the Guardian's Owen Jones that the lack of openly gay footballers shows that the UK is not as progressive as it thinks. He says that homophobic abuse in football will eventually become as unacceptable as racism on the terraces
"20.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com City of London weighs up regional visa system to avoid post-Brexit staff gaps Local authority debates merits of Australian and Canadian visa system in bid to retain and attract skilled workers “By allowing the regions to control immigration this will recognise the fact that the needs of London and Yorkshire will differ dramatically. Whilst all regions will have to adhere to the same overall requirement criteria set by the Home Office they will
"20.10.2016 13:20:00" theguardian.com Posthumous pardons law may see Oscar Wilde exonerated Ministry of Justice announces initiative to wipe criminal records of gay and bisexual men convicted of sexual offences that are no longer illegal "Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike."
"20.10.2016 13:00:00" Could Brexit bring the Troubles back to Northern Ireland Brexit, with its threat of a renewed hard border, has left Northern Ireland facing political and economic uncertainty. With peace on a knife edge, Phoebe Greenwood meets the republican and loyalist marching bands determined to keep the Troubles from
"20.10.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com The cult of the expert – and how it collapsed The Long Read: Led by a class of omnipotent central bankers, experts have gained extraordinary political power. Will a populist backlash shatter their technocratic dream? "No one would have their child's surgery performed by an amateur. So why did we stop trusting experts with the economy?"
"20.10.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com The public are already turning against Brexit. When will Theresa May listen? Britons have started to realise that a protest vote against immigration might have economic ramifications too. The prime minister knows she can change her mind too "People aren't stupid. They may want less immigration – but not at any cost. The stupidity was a referendum campaign that boiled everything down to that one issue. But people don't think just one thing, they have many views and priorities: when the facts
"20.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Channel 4 presenter says hijab ruling means it's 'open season' on Muslims Newsreader Fatima Manji makes stinging attack on press regulator Ipso after it clears Kelvin MacKenzie of breaking code “I was contacted privately by individuals who work at the Sun to say they were embarrassed and ashamed that Kelvin MacKenzie was allowed to peddle such hatred. But they had to do it in private, because while the Sun talks about freedom of speech, I don't
"20.10.2016 11:40:01" theguardian.com Fear of foreigners is political Viagra for our limp leaders Suzanne Moore: The reaction of a handful of people to the reuniting of teenager migrants with their families is sickening and shameful "The reaction to this handful of people is sickening. Maybe some cannot imagine ever having to flee. Maybe it is better to be hard of heart and mind. But this hatred is a brittle creature. Check its teeth, find its age, you will indeed find it a very old
"20.10.2016 11:20:00" theguardian.com Gay men are battling a demon more powerful than HIV – and it's hidden| Owen Jones Mental distress triggered by deep-rooted homophobia in society drives many LGBT people to abuse drink and drugs, and to harm themselves According to Stonewall research in 2014, 52% of young LGBT people report they have, at some point, self-harmed; a staggering 44% have considered suicide; and 42% have sought medical help for mental distress.
"20.10.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com Mars lander lost signal one minute before landing, ESA confirms European Space Agency says whereabouts of Schiaparelli craft unknown after it deploys parachute before signal goes dead It travelled half a billion kilometres across the solar system, deployed its parachute flawlessly and survived a scorching descent through the Martian atmosphere, but the European Space Agency has confirmed that its Exo Mars lander was lost just one
"20.10.2016 10:50:00" theguardian.com It's a sim! When video games clash with reality Players of the latest Football Manager will have to tackle all the problems Brexit brings. It's not the first time real-world conditions have affected popular titles Reality bytes.
"20.10.2016 10:40:00" Trump refuses to say he will accept election result Donald J. Trump said he would keep the country 'in suspense' over whether he would accept the outcome of November's election. The nominee's refusal to endorse the results of the election is unheard of in American history.
"20.10.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com Delivery giant Hermes faces HMRC inquiry into low pay allegations Move follows Guardian investigation that revealed self-employed couriers earned below minimum wage “If we find that companies have misclassified individuals as self-employed, we will take all necessary steps to make sure they pay the appropriate tax, national insurance contributions, interest and penalties.”
"20.10.2016 10:00:00" 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 Sweet, sweet freedom.
"20.10.2016 09:50:01" theguardian.com Google Pixel review: an iPhone beater but not quite an Android king First smartphone designed by Google from scratch ticks many boxes, but isn't quite the stellar world beater some might expect 100% Google?
"20.10.2016 09:40:00" Presidential debate highlights: Clinton and Trump's final face... Presidential debate highlights: Hilary Clinton and Donald J. Trump's final face-off
Watch highlights from the final presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle. Clinton and Trump meet for the third time in Las Vegas. The debate sees heated clashes
"20.10.2016 09:20:01" theguardian.com Theresa May to tell EU's other leaders 'there will be no second referendum' Prime minister will be allowed to speak on the matter at the end of European council meeting, but allocation signals low priority on agenda Theresa May is to warn her 27 fellow European Union leaders over a working dinner in Brussels that Britain's decision to leave is irreversible and there can be no second referendum.
"20.10.2016 09:00:01" theguardian.com Charlie Brooker: 'Someone threatened to smuggle a rifle through customs and kill me' What does he eat for breakfast? What was it like working with Chris Morris? What's the point? As a new series of Black Mirror is released, the comedy curmudgeon answers your questions Charlie Brooker answers your questions. For example: does he wish he had never been born?
"20.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com A bit flakey: Marks & Spencer croissant loaf goes on sale Inspired by similar loaves in US, retailer launches 'croloaf' just weeks after cronut creator opens first bakery in London In the latest addition to the growing list of “Frankenpastries”, Marks and Spencer presents … the croloaf!
"20.10.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Jason Moyer-Lee: Why the gig economy is a threat to us all The leader of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain warns that undermining cleaners' and bike couriers' rights is a dangerous trend "If we are not careful, tomorrow we will wake up and none of us will have the minimum wage, sick pay or paid holidays."
"20.10.2016 08:00:01" theguardian.com Hillary Clinton is almost certain to be president | Jill Abramson In the final debate, Donald Trump blew his last best chance to present himself as a remotely credible candidate. Clinton now stands on the brink of historic power "In the last debate of the election, Hillary Clinton emerged the way she hoped she would, as the all-but-certain first female president of the United States."
"20.10.2016 07:40:01" theguardian.com No internet, no lounge, no fire escape: memories of my first terrible flat The government is cracking down on rogue landlords by introducing a minimum size for bedrooms. Here, one writer remembers his debut foray into the rental market "There was no lounge – it turned out London had abolished them some time around 2006."
"20.10.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com Why the final debate highlights the madness of Donald Trump's ideas For the first time Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on policy rather than personal attacks, but the Republican nominee still managed to shock "Nothing is normal about 2016. Nothing can erase the memory of the first two debates, or the last 18 months of demagoguery, in the minds of voters just three weeks away from polling day. Just in case they were tempted to try, up popped the old Donald J.
"20.10.2016 07:11:00" theguardian.com Lionel Messi hat-trick sends Barcelona waltzing past Manchester City Lionel Messi scored three goals and Neymar the fourth as Barcelona thumped Manchester City 4-0 in Champions League Group C "Remember what Indiana Jones did when confronted by the bad guy who wielded his swords so dramatically? He just shot him. Here Lionel Messi shot Pep Guardiola."
"20.10.2016 07:00:01" theguardian.com Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme Mosque-centred strategy to start next year in challenge to Home Office's unpopular Prevent programme British Muslims are planning to set up their own programme to stop people becoming terrorists in a direct challenge to the government's controversial Prevent scheme, the Guardian has learned.
"20.10.2016 06:40:00" theguardian.com Who won the final presidential debate? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head in Nevada for the third and final presidential debate, clashing on topics including immigration and Iraq It was broadly agreed that this was a far tighter affair than the previous two debates. So who won?
"20.10.2016 06:20:01" theguardian.com Huge increase in Britons seeking citizenship in EU states as Brexit looms Across 18 countries, at least 2,800 Britons applied for citizenship in first eight months of 2016, with Denmark seeing biggest rise Denmark, Italy, Ireland and Sweden have all reported a spike in applications from British citizens eager to secure proper status in the EU following the 23 June vote.
"20.10.2016 06:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump refuses to say if he will accept election result in final debate Hillary Clinton calls Republican nominee's unprecedented refusal 'horrifying' in debate that saw heated clashes over abortion, immigration and gun rights “I will keep you in suspense.”
"20.10.2016 05:41:13" theguardian.com What we learned at the final presidential debate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met for a third and final time on Wednesday in a surprisingly policy-oriented debate. Here's what happened The third and final presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle is in the can. Here's what you need to know...
"20.10.2016 01:50:01" theguardian.com Presidential 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 We're fact-checking the claims made by Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton in the final presidential debate. Wise up.
"20.10.2016 01:00:00" theguardian.com Presidential debate: Trump and Clinton go head-to-head for the final time – live Fox News survey shows Hillary Clinton has six-point lead over Donald Trump as final debate looms Follow live coverage of tonight's presidential debate. Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump go head-to-head for the final time.
"19.10.2016 22:30:00" theguardian.com Samsung exploding phone issue extends past Note 7, lawsuit says Complaint alleges that Samsung knew for years its technology was hazardous, saying a Galaxy S6 Active shot out 5in flames and left a user with 'melted flesh' The problems with the Series 7 phones are “just the tip of the iceberg”, said Frank Pitre, the attorney for Brandon Covert and his wife Jennifer who allegedly dealt with a fiery explosion of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Active.
"19.10.2016 22:00:00" theguardian.com Royal Navy sends ships to shadow Russian fleet passing Britain en route to Mediterranean Ministry of Defence says British ships will 'man-mark' Russian fleet, which is believed to be travelling to Syria for possible final assault on Aleppo “When these ships near our waters we will man-mark them every step of the way. We will be watching as part of our steadfast commitment to keep Britain safe.”
"19.10.2016 21:30:00" theguardian.com Hawking: AI will be 'either best or worst thing' for humanity Stephen Hawking praises the creation of Cambridge University institute to study artificial intelligence “We spend a great deal of time studying history,” Hawking said, “which, let's face it, is mostly the history of stupidity. So it's a welcome change that people are studying instead the future of intelligence.”
"19.10.2016 21:00:01" theguardian.com US warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to any use of nuclear weapons Ash Carter says commitment to South Korea's defense is unwavering as South Korean minister warns Pyongyang threat is 'more grave than ever' The US defense secretary, Ash Carter, has warned that any attack on American allies or use of nuclear weapons by North Korea would be met with an “overwhelming” US response.
"19.10.2016 20:40:00" Anywhere But Washington: Segregated Milwaukee Milwaukee is one of the most politically polarized and racially segregated cities in America. In terms of life propsects, it's one of the worst American places to be young and black. So how will its residents vote?
"19.10.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com ESA ExoMars scientists wait and hope as fate of Schiaparelli lander remains uncertain Celebrations at successful positioning of Trace Gas Orbiter muted by fears that last-minute glitch has scuppered hopes of a historic touchdown for Mars probe At the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, grim-faced mission controllers peered at their monitors as the moment they expected the probe to call home came and went in silence.
"19.10.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com 'Like doctors in a war': inside Venezuela's healthcare crisis The country's devastating economic downturn is ravaging its hospitals, where acute shortages threaten to reverse decades of progress “We are seeing a collapse in the public health system. Venezuela is witnessing a miracle, a miracle of destruction.”
"19.10.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com Russian alleged hacker arrested in Prague over cyber-attacks in US Czech police acted on Interpol warrant with cooperation from FBI while Moscow demands suspect be handed over to Russia After the arrest the suspect collapsed, received first aid treatment and was hospitalized, Bocan said.
Another police spokesman, David Schoen, told the Associated Press the arrest took place on 5 October and that police delayed releasing information
"19.10.2016 19:20:00" theguardian.com As a nation would we ever sink so low as to check refugees' teeth? | Hugh Muir Britain's preoccupation with a handful of children from Calais masks the abject shirking of our humanitarian duties on the European stage “There are many elected members within our House of Commons with questioning minds and the facility for good judgment. If one examines Davies' record, factoring in perhaps his attack on same-sex marriage as “barking mad” and advocacy of chain gangs for
"19.10.2016 19:00:01" theguardian.com US and Ecuador deny conspiring to take Assange offline US says claims John Kerry asked Ecuador to block internet access to prevent WikiLeaks impacting election are 'simply untrue' Ecuador confirmed late on Tuesday that it had intervened at the weekend to temporarily restrict Assange's internet access, pointing to Wikileaks publications “impacting on the US election campaign” as the reason.
"19.10.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com If the US hacks Russia for revenge, that could lead to cyberwar The US should attempt to deescalate tensions by negotiating some form of international cyber treaty before this gets out of control "Who thinks that once the US leaks some documents back on Putin that he'll suddenly be like 'oh, you got me, I guess we'll stop!' The more likely scenario is that this half-baked idea will escalate the cyber tensions rather than act as a deterrence."
"19.10.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Argentina: hundreds of thousands of women set to protest against violence Organizers urge women to stop work and other activities for an hour in Wednesday 'women's strike' following rape and torture of a 16-year-old girl "In your office, school, hospital, law court, newsroom, shop, factory, or wherever you are working, stop for an hour to demand 'no more machista violence."
"19.10.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face fear and loathing at third debate Rival candidates for the presidency, both beset by controversy, will square off in Las Vegas – their final clash before election day Las Vegas is due to witness its most surreal showdown since Mike Tyson repeatedly bit Evander Holyfield's ear in the middle of a heavyweight boxing match, as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the third and final debate before the presidential
"19.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com People power is ending TTIP and other unpopular EU free-trade deals Grassroots movements are challenging the might of corporations over TTIP and CETA. But we must ensure the UK government doesn't sign up to anything worse "Last week French Green MEP José Bové was detained by Canadian border officials when he arrived to speak against CETA. He was eventually allowed into the country, but his detention prevented him speaking at the event. It seems that for the architects of
"19.10.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com The Calais child refugees need help – not trial by press in row over ages Some of the vulnerable, unaccompanied young people I met in the camp are now being used by a tabloid to whip up outrage “While some of the press here are now hunting for pictures of the oldest-looking refugee they can find to try to discredit the whole process, we mustn't lose sight of some important facts”.
"19.10.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Booby traps and soaking chickpeas: inside an abandoned Isis tunnel Entering a liberated village with Kurdish forces offers a glimpse of how Islamic State fighters slept and prayed underground “No, no, no!” cried the major, his voice reverberating through the tunnel. “Get out!” His alarm was prompted by a switch beside the Qur'an. “It is booby-trapped,” he said.
"19.10.2016 16:40:01" theguardian.com People who welcome refugees are the true British patriots Forget the nasty headlines. What makes me proud to be British are the nurses, charity workers and volunteers working to help those seeking sanctuary on our shores "Those who paint themselves as patriots often hark back to the second world war, but the attitude many currently display is the opposite to that which they celebrate. The “Blitz spirit” meant pulling together and getting on with things in difficult
"19.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com This year's smoking hot halloween costume? The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 The doomed phablet might have been discontinued by its manufacturer, but it makes a great (if risky) fancy dress option "It might not be a good idea to copy this unless you're pretty sure you won't need to go in a public space wearing your costume. Even online, people have confused his costume for a fake suicide vest to the point where the he had to post a disclaimer."
"19.10.2016 16:34:08" theguardian.com Nottingham Forest owner asked buyers for £1m salary plus player bonuses Fawaz Al Hasawi, the owner of Nottingham Forest, has been asking potential buyers of the club for an annual salary potentially rising above £1m and a clause entitling him to whatever the players earn in bonuses Fawaz al-Hasawi, the increasingly beleaguered owner of Nottingham Forest, has been asking potential buyers of the club for an annual salary potentially rising above £1m and a series of financial demands that include an extraordinary clause entitling him
"19.10.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com Europe's first ruling on Brexit: it's masculine, unless you're Italian Most EU languages have imported the neologism as a masculine noun; if only agreeing how to implement it was so simple "The EU may be agreed on its response to Britain's vote to leave – but on one key question it remains divided: is Brexit masculine or feminine?"
"19.10.2016 16:00:01" theguardian.com Museum posts 'queen has died' notice to explain vanished ant colony At London's Natural History Museum, demise of queen ant spelt the end for her workers – but another queen is on her way "This is possibly the saddest, most heartbreaking 'This exhibit is currently out of order' sign ever."
"19.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com 'Isn't anybody going to stop me?' 30 songs protesting a President Trump Musicians from R.E.M. to Aimee Mann have contributed songs to '30 Days, 30 Songs', a project dedicated to a Trump-free America "Nine songs protesting against Donald J. Trump have been released so far, together swirling a cocktail of wit, vitriol and apoplexy."
"19.10.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com The real refugee scandal: the UK has been locking up children Refugee Council data shows that some young asylum seekers have been unlawfully detained in adult centres. This must end "Those who criticise the youngsters who have arrived so far this week – poring over their facial features for evidence of deceit regarding their age – have omitted to mention the scores of children who have been wrongly detained in adult immigration
"19.10.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com Children don't come date-stamped – and that includes refugees Using medical information to try to pinpoint a young person's age is folly, for both practical and ethical reasons Professor Tim Cole, of Great Ormond Street "If you test children around the age of 18 – or three years either side – in this way, the results get one third of the ages wrong."
"19.10.2016 15:00:00" Bees can learn mad skills For the first time, an insect – the humble bumblebee – has mastered the complex skill of pulling string for food.
Queen Mary University of London researchers say we're only in the early stages of understanding bee brains but that these findings make it
"19.10.2016 14:38:13" theguardian.com Mars landing: ESA attempts to set Schiaparelli probe on red planet - live The ExoMars mission is hoping to land the module at 3:48pm UK time - follow all the landing news and reaction live here "We are just minutes from the Schiaparelli lander hitting the atmosphere of Mars. The critical part of this mission – the entry, descent and landing – is now very close."
Follow the landing live.
"19.10.2016 14:20:00" theguardian.com Scientists investigate death of 10,000 endangered 'scrotum' frogs in Peru Researchers and campaingers suspect pollution killed the rare Titicaca water frogs that are endemic to the famous lake and derive their nickname from their wrinkly skin The world's largest aquatic frog has large folds of skin, which give it a wrinkly appearance – it is jokingly referred to as the Titicaca scrotum frog. Researchers are trying to find out what killed the endangered amphibians in such numbers.
"19.10.2016 14:03:56" theguardian.com Homeless vote: 11 tent city dwellers on Clinton, Trump and choosing a president In Seattle and Portland, camp residents discuss Hillary Clinton's emails and whether Donald Trump would take us 'back to the dark ages' "Hillary Clinton's seen how people who are homeless are living. She's helped non-profits that work with people in our situation. Trump's attitude is more like, 'If you don't have money, you're not worth anything.'"
"19.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com How York Minster bellringers' sacking blew the lid off bitter dispute Decision to dismiss volunteer campanologists caused outcry but also shone light on close-knit community seen by some as 'fiefdom' York Minster bellringing ding-dong dissected.
"19.10.2016 13:20:00" Our obsession with the 'good immigrant' is breeding intolerance Society sets the bar so high to become a 'good immigrant', argues writer Nikesh Shukla, that normal immigrants are demonised.
"19.10.2016 13:00:00" theguardian.com Still ticking: The improbable survival of the luxury watch business The Long Read: In an increasingly digital world, people are still willing to spend huge amounts on analogue timepieces. The question is, why? Why do so many people pay so much for an item whose principal function may be bought for so little?
Inside the mad world of luxury watches.
"19.10.2016 12:40:01" theguardian.com The silver lining of Trump's misogyny? More men are decrying his ways | Jessica Valenti In the face of Donald Trump's 'locker room talk', men are coming forward to reject the idea that talk of abusing women is in any way normal “Boys will be boys doesn't fly – not anymore."
"19.10.2016 12:20:00" theguardian.com Why don't vegans eat honey? You asked Google – here's the answer Every day millions of internet users ask Google life's most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries "While I personally don't consume honey and haven't done for many years, I can wholly understand why some self-proclaimed vegans have no issue in purchasing local, raw honey. Of course, this is a hugely contentious issue that evokes strong emotions but
"19.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com First Mars landing sees Europe's space agency 'gaining its spurs' A successful Mars landing today will put the European Space Agency on course for a mission to search for life on Mars in 2020. Today is a big day for the European Space Agency (ESA). It will attempt to land the Schiaparelli spacecraft on Mars and collect data from the surface.
"19.10.2016 11:40:01" theguardian.com Michael Moore in TrumpLand review – part dingus, part holy roller aiming to help Clinton The Fahrenheit 9/11 director has spent the past 11 days putting together this film to explain why, though he voted for Sanders in the primary, is going for Clinton now "Michael Moore doesn't want to tear Donald J. Trump down so much as he wants to build Hillary Clinton up, and however much of a dingus he may be, he is sincere in his optimism and empathy. That's something that you just can't fake."
"19.10.2016 11:20:01" theguardian.com Give child refugees dental tests to verify age, says David Davies Tory MP and sections of media accused of vilifying migrants after he suggests Britain's hospitality is being abused Gary Lineker: "The treatment by some towards these young refugees is hideously racist and utterly heartless. What's happening to our country?"
"19.10.2016 11:00:01" theguardian.com The breastfeeding Icelandic MP isn't the story. What she was arguing for is By reporting Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir's breastfeeding rather than her support for a bill to strip asylum seekers of rights, the media missed the point "Want to be a mother and strip asylum seekers of rights in parliament? Go for it! The sky's the limit! ...Hang on, what?"
"19.10.2016 10:40:01" theguardian.com Instead of fighting terror, Prevent is creating a climate of fear This unjust programme alienates law-abiding British Muslims, undermining the police's ability to actually prevent terrorist attacks "Prevent's overly broad definition of extremism – vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values – creates a systemic risk of violations of the right to freedom of expression, the right against discrimination and the right to privacy."
"19.10.2016 10:20:00" theguardian.com U-boat wreck could be sea monster victim of internet folklore Is German submarine found off Scotland UB-85, whose captain allegedly told first world war British captors of 'strange beast'? "It's great to see how Nessie's saltwater cousin clearly got involved in helping with the war effort – she even managed to do the damage without anyone being killed.”
"19.10.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Eagle received hundreds of abusive, homophobic messages from Labour members Party inquiry also finds that brick thrown through office window was probably related to leadership challenge to Corbyn “It is now clear and accepted by the NEC that homophobic abuse was perpetrated by some members of the local party; I will simply not tolerate it, and I know I have the backing of both Jeremy and union leaders when I say that there is no place for it in
"19.10.2016 09:39:59" theguardian.com Self-employment used to be the dream. Now it's a nightmare Governments have swallowed the 'entrepreneurial society' propaganda of neoliberal economists. But the reality of the gig economy is bleak "Successive governments have completely swallowed the 'entrepreneurial society' propaganda spouted by neoliberal economists. As a result, laws and regulations that protect the permanent workforce don't apply here. Not even the minimum wage. Clearly this
"19.10.2016 09:20:00" theguardian.com The secret life of building sites: the show that puts cranes and cement-mixers centre stage From Portugal's all-female bridge-builders to eye-popping behind the scenes glimpses of David Chipperfield's Neues Museum, Building Site is the star turn of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale “We wanted to tackle the act of construction, to show how design affects the organisation of the building site, the impact on labour conditions and the wider, physical realities of making architecture.”
"19.10.2016 09:00:00" theguardian.com Migraines could be caused by gut bacteria, study suggests Research shows sufferers have higher levels of bacteria involved in processing nitrates, and could explain why some foods appear to act as migraine triggers Food for thought.
"19.10.2016 08:40:00" theguardian.com Brexit has disfigured the tolerant Britain I've known Irish citizens looked to British politicians to safeguard Northern Ireland's hard-won peace. But we have been failed, utterly "The Brexiteers' reliance on hazy, emotive grandstanding won't solve the problems facing Northern Ireland, and the gravity of what it may unleash means there can be little relish in pointing out that fact. Instead, I wonder how many ways there are to
"19.10.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com Oasis snubbed Trainspotting soundtrack thinking film 'was about trainspotters' Noel Gallagher rejected chance to contribute to soundtrack of Danny Boyle's seminal comedy after taking its title too literally, says film's costume designer "I met Noel Gallagher at a thing the other week and he said to me: 'I would have done something, but honestly I thought it was about trainspotters. I didn't know.' That's what he actually said."
"19.10.2016 08:00:01" theguardian.com Battle for Mosul: 'This is going to take a long time – Isis won't give up' As the first clashes settle into a grind on day two, refugees speak of a desperate Isis dug in deep inside the stronghold “The Iraqi army arrived yesterday and took the town, and today Isis came back and the army ran away. We weren't expecting this.”
"19.10.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Melania Trump was recruited to do Donald's damage control. Bad plan She stayed on message through two interviews defending her husband, but she didn't know Donald Trump when the accusers did "Blindly accusing the free press of a vast conspiracies isn't a good look in a democratic society. But if anyone can be forgiven for such behavior, perhaps it should be Melania Trump."
"19.10.2016 07:20:01" theguardian.com Climate change means no airport expansion – at Heathrow or anywhere | George Monbiot There is only one way to prevent aviation from wrecking the planet. We need to fly much less “The correct question is not where, it is whether. And the correct answer is no.”
"19.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Barack Obama's workout playlist proves he's master of the eclectic mixtape US president's exercise soundtrack features mix of funk, pop, rock and hip-hop, including songs by Sting, Beyoncé, Icona Pop, Forro in the Dark and Courtney Barnett Barack Obama has revealed his curatorial powers extend to a particularly 21st century obsession: the well-crafted workout playlist.
"19.10.2016 06:40:00" theguardian.com Theresa May given stark warning about leaving customs union Exclusive: UK hard Brexit pullout risks big fall in GDP and trade gridlock at ports, cabinet committee told Exclusive: a UK hard Brexit pullout risks a large fall in GDP and trade gridlock at ports, the cabinet committee has been told.
"19.10.2016 06:20:00" theguardian.com Ecuador says it cut WikiLeaks founder's internet over US election interference Officials released a statement confirming that the government cut off internet access for Julian Assange following a raft of leaked emails targeting Democrats The move followed a raft of leaked emails published by Wikileaks, including some from the Democratic National Committee released just before the party's convention in July, and more recently a cache of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton campaign
"19.10.2016 06:00:00" theguardian.com Cornelia Parker, Stuart Maconie and more on the axing of A-level art history It sparked Cornelia Parker's career, shaped Yinka Shonibare's politics and opened Stuart Maconie's mind to all things unorthodox. Leading cultural voices on why children deserve to study art history "Who thought it would be a good idea to undermine art in the school curriculum? Who thought studying the history of our visual culture was a waste of time? Who thought that only private schools should have that privilege? Was it someone who said we don't
"18.10.2016 23:40:00" theguardian.com Nasa findings hint of clouds on Pluto during New Horizons mission The spacecraft is already well past Pluto and on its way toward a new destination, itself a billion miles beyond the dwarf planet NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration had found seven candidates for clouds, each “quite suggestive of possible but rare condensation clouds on Pluto”. He cautioned, however, that “none of them can be confirmed as clouds because all of them
"18.10.2016 23:20:00" theguardian.com Amy Goodman showed us the perils of standing up to the fossil fuel industry | May Boeve The rights of activists and journalists are under threat wherever communities challenge Big Oil – in North Dakota and beyond “Authorities said Goodman didn't deserve press protections because her opinions made her an “activist” instead of a journalist. Are we to punish every journalist who calls out state violence as he or she sees it? How could you not have an opinion in the
"18.10.2016 23:00:00" theguardian.com Saudi blogger Raif Badawi faces further round of flogging, supporters say Badawi received 50 of 1,000 lashes sentence in 2014 and 'reliable source' says whipping could take place at any time Raif Badawi, the imprisoned Saudi blogger whose public flogging in 2015 generated global outcry, now risks a new round of lashes, according to his supporters.
"18.10.2016 22:40:00" Pedals the bear apparently killed by hunters Pedals, a famed black bear who wandered around New Jersey on two legs like a human, appears to have been killed in the state's first sanctioned bow and arrow hunt in four decades.
"18.10.2016 22:20:00" theguardian.com Half of US adults are recorded in police facial recognition databases, study says More than 117 million adults included in 'virtual, perpetual lineup', which authorities can use to track citizens, raising concerns over privacy and profiling The center's year-long investigation, based on more than 100 police records requests, has produced the most comprehensive survey of facial databases to date and raises numerous questions about the lack of transparency and privacy protections.
"18.10.2016 22:00:01" theguardian.com Six kidnapped people in Mexico found with hands cut off Note pinned to body of seventh victim reading 'this is what happens to scoundrels' suggests incident may be related to drug debt, authorities say “This is what happens to scoundrels,” read the note, which was signed “sincerely, the Anti-Rat Group”, according to local media reports.
"18.10.2016 21:40:00" theguardian.com Obama calls Donald Trump's 'rigged' election claims irresponsible 'whining' President warns that Trump's allegations could divide America as more Republicans are backing away from the nominee – 'it's not my campaign' “I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the election process before votes have even taken place,” the president said in a White House press conference.
"18.10.2016 21:20:00" theguardian.com Is satire dead? Armando Iannucci and others on why there are so few laughs these days It's hard to poke fun at politicians in an era when they're held in contempt and every joke is policed for offence, say top television writers There used to be a place called satire where you could go when politics got really bad. What does 2016 have to offer us?
"18.10.2016 21:00:01" theguardian.com ExoMars mission set to land Schiaparelli probe on surface of red planet If all goes to plan lander should touch down at 3.48pm UK time on Wednesday afternoon, after a journey of half a billion kilometres Apart from the US, Russia and the Soviet Union, no other country has put a working lander on Mars. The closest Europe came was in 2003 when the UK-led Beagle 2 lander touched down, but was then lost. It was only relocated a decade later.
"18.10.2016 20:40:00" theguardian.com The view from Middletown: a typical US city that never really existed 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 “We think we are a typical city of typical Americans. We do not mind being in the spotlight.”
None of that, it turned out, was remotely true.
"18.10.2016 20:20:00" theguardian.com A how not to guide on men's violence against women. Thanks, Donald Trump Binders and binders full of women are coming forward to talk about their experiences of assault and why they remained silent about it. So the important question is: what do men think about it? A how not to guide on men's violence against women.
"18.10.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Third of students abducted by Boko Haram 'unwilling to leave captors' Girls unwilling to return home may have been radicalised by Islamic militants or fear they will be labelled 'Boko Haram wives' "Instead of being admired for their bravery, some of those who escaped from were being called Boko Haram wives."
"18.10.2016 19:40:00" theguardian.com Pedals the bear, known for walking on hind legs, apparently killed by hunters Body of bear with Pedals' markings taken to weigh station by hunter, wildlife officials say, in New Jersey's first sanctioned bow and arrow hunt in decades Anti-hunt activists said they were certain that Pedals was one of the 562 bears shot by bows and muzzle-loading guns in the six-day hunt, the first of its kind in more than 40 years in New Jersey.
"18.10.2016 19:20:01" theguardian.com What would the Trump TV network actually look like? A terrifying, and imaginary, schedule for a day in the life of Donald Trump's rumored rightwing news channel 6am – What Just Happened?
Your early morning bulletin, where a beautiful woman reads the furious barrage of splenetic tweets that Trump inevitably wrote and sent while sitting on his golden toilet between the hours of 2am and 5am the previous night.
"18.10.2016 19:00:00" theguardian.com Reclaiming Nazi buildings: what should Austria do with Hitler's old house? The question of what to do with sites linked to the Third Reich has long vexed governments – and demolition is not the only option "The Führerbunker in Berlin, the subterranean chambers where Hitler took his own life, was buried under a Berlin car park by East German authorities."
"18.10.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com Bryan Cranston: 'I was Walter White – but I was never more myself' Listen to the Breaking Bad star read from his new memoir A Life in Parts, revealing how he 'became' his famously degenerate character "I'd put everything, everything into that scene – all the things I was and all the things I might have been, all the side-roads and missteps, all the stuttering successes and losses I thought might sink me. I was murderous, and I was capable of great
"18.10.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Michael Moore to release surprise Donald Trump documentary The Oscar-winning film-maker has announced the release of Michael Moore in Trumpland, 'the film Ohio Republicans tried to shut down' Michael Moore on Donald J. Trump: the perfect marriage of documentary style and target?
"18.10.2016 18:00:00" theguardian.com 'More men should do it': readers on changing their name after marriage After a court in Japan decided a woman must use her married name at work, we asked for your stories of taking your husband or wife's name "I have friends who argued that taking your partner's name is a sign of commitment to them but I strongly disagree with this. As long as you stand by your partner through the good and bad that's a stronger measure of commitment and loyalty than just
"18.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com Syria's first lady, Asma al-Assad, says she rejected offers of asylum In rare interview, Syrian president's wife tells Russia 24: 'I've been here since the beginning and I never thought of being anywhere else' Asma al-Assad, who was raised in London and spoke in English, has given a 30-minute fawning interview with Russia 24 in which she condemned western sanctions against Syria. She also criticised western media coverage of the crisis, saying publications did
"18.10.2016 17:20:01" theguardian.com Chuck Berry, 90, announces first album in 38 years The rock'n'roll legend chooses his 90th birthday to announce that he is releasing a new album next year, titled Chuck Roll over Frank Ocean and tell Beyoncé the news. Chuck Berry is releasing his first new album in 38 years.
"18.10.2016 17:00:00" theguardian.com The battle for Mosul is not just coalition (good) v Isis (bad) The reality is more complex than many assume. Without a peace plan and counter-narrative that involves all the peoples of Iraq, victory will be partial and short-lived "Isis's initial triumphs were built on the acquiescence of a Sunni population that saw no incentive to side with the Shia-dominated government in Baghdad. Unless and until this motivation changes, the military defeat of the Isis caliphate within Iraq will
"18.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com Will Theresa May's fight against slavery inform her trade and migration policies? Anti-Slavery Day should put a spotlight on whether the government's agenda helps or hinders progress on ending human trafficking "I have no doubt Theresa May's intentions on slavery are honourable. But they will be hamstrung from the outset if she does not consider carefully how other policies can contribute directly to that cause of her visceral anger: the very positions of power
"18.10.2016 16:20:00" theguardian.com There's still time to stop the surveillance society Revelations that security agencies unlawfully collected information for 17 years are worrying. But worse is the threat of normalising surveillance. It's not too late to stop this "What we have seen emerge from disclosed documents is that the cloak of secrecy resulted in massive troves of our personal data becoming a kind of Facebook for spies. Staff had to be repeatedly warned not to search for or access information about other
"18.10.2016 16:03:47" theguardian.com Parliament 'very likely' to be asked to agree Brexit deal Lawyer acting for government tells high court that UK-EU treaty will be 'subject to ratification process in the usual way' "The suggestion that MPs might ultimately be able to exert some control over the final Brexit settlement prompted the pound to surge immediately against the dollar in exchange markets."
"18.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com Hugh Grant to star in Paddington sequel as a vain acting legend past his prime Brendan Gleeson also confirmed for the second film about the misadventures of the marmalade-loving bear from deepest, darkest Peru The role of a lifetime.
"18.10.2016 15:20:01" theguardian.com No, Facebook isn't going to make all your private photos public tomorrow A well-worn hoax status post is doing the rounds on social media again – but do you know what Facebook really can do with your pictures? "If you've posted the message, it might be a good idea to quietly delete the post and reassure your friends that it isn't true. What you might not be able to do, though, is quell their insatiable curiosity as to why you were quite so worried about the
"18.10.2016 15:10:01" theguardian.com Want to know how Brexit will work? Play Football Manager Latest edition of video game will include scenarios modelling consequences of UK triggering article 50 to leave EU Fans of fiendishly difficult computer games are now able to play Football Manager on Brexit mode.
"18.10.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Tesco boss: 'Food price inflation could be lethal for struggling millions' Matt Davies points to damaging effect on economy, retailers, manufacturers and shoppers as data shows grocery deflation contracting Food price inflation will likely not be restricted to Marmite in the coming months.
"18.10.2016 14:40:00" theguardian.com Why do so many people dislike Hillary Clinton? The story goes far back A sense of untrustworthiness has haunted the Democrat this election, but the roots of hostility against her are much deeper "This business of people 'not liking' her is shaped by expectations, by television, by what we think people in authority ought to look like, and not who she actually is."
"18.10.2016 14:20:01" theguardian.com Extremist militias recruiting in fear of Clinton winning election, activists say Extremist surge got national attention during the Oregon militia standoff and has continued to rise with Trump, with his legitimization of white nationalist politics “I'm seeing a lot of paramilitary groups recruiting on the basis of a likely Hillary Clinton win."
Extremist militias recruiting in fear of Clinton winning election, activists say
"18.10.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com The hypocrisy of Facebook's silence on Peter Thiel's support for Donald Trump Tolerance of the Facebook board member supporting Trump's divisive campaign reveals an industry where actions don't match the mission "Money talks, and in Silicon Valley, it seems, money can say whatever it wants as long as one's public statements (be they convention speeches or Washington Post op-eds) obfuscate the bigotry that lies beneath."
"18.10.2016 13:40:00" theguardian.com Tim Burton and the myth of the lone genius Great artists, everyone agrees, listen to their own idiosyncratic muses. They don't trim their art to please either elitist snobs or the ignorant masses. "We like to believe that great artists follow their muse, not the crowd – but far more radical and original work is produced when they listen and collaborate."
"18.10.2016 13:20:01" theguardian.com Can a millennial mayor save one of the world's most violent cities? The Long Read: Nayib Bukele is trying to wrest control of El Salvador's capital from the grip of murderous gangs. His weapons? Gentrification, Instagram and YouTube In 2015, El Salvador's homicide rate was 104.2 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. By comparison, in 2014, the US averaged five homicides per 100,000. Now, one Salvadoran mayor is fighting back against gang violence. His weapons? Gentrification, Instagram
"18.10.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com Why a porn star is fighting California's condom law: 'It's a women's rights issue' Adult film actor Tasha Reign says a proposed law that would enforce condom use on set is an assault on her rights over her own body "I hate the idea that some man is going to tell me what I can and can't do."
"18.10.2016 12:40:00" theguardian.com Why I spoke out about losing my newborn daughter My speech in the Commons about the loss of my baby girl was the hardest thing I've ever written. But it was worth it to shine a light on the lack of support for bereaved parents "Emotion isn't something you often see in the Commons but I've always tried to be the type of politician who people can relate to, even if I can barely stand up when I do, and shake like a pneumatic drill."
"18.10.2016 12:20:01" theguardian.com Ireland is looking forward. Britain after the Brexit vote is looking back | Chris Haskins When I arrived in England from Dublin 50 years ago, I left a land clinging to a past that never was and entered a country looking ahead with optimism. How things change "Nostalgia for the past and resentment about the world in general were the deciding factors in the Brexit vote and were ruthlessly exploited by the Europhobic, often xenophobic outpourings of some Brexit politicians.
The irony of what is now happening
"18.10.2016 12:00:00" theguardian.com Ukip may be dead but its agenda is alive and well The hard-right party is in a death spiral, but its ideas now dominate government policy. Labour needs to meet this challenge with vigour and clarity "We now have a Conservative government pursuing a harsh and chaotic Brexit; demonising its critics as unpatriotic internal enemies; pursuing inflammatory anti-immigration ruses, such as floating the idea of drawing up lists of foreign workers; and
"18.10.2016 11:45:00" theguardian.com Nigel Slater's baked mushrooms and spiced dal recipe Soak 125g of moong dal – skinned and split mung beans – for 30 minutes in warm water. "Tasty, spicy, warming, good for you and easy to make."
"18.10.2016 11:30:02" theguardian.com My final year at Oxford, when I felt punished for having ME For centuries Oxford has 'rusticated' students – expelled them to their family home in the country – and those who are ill receive the same treatment "After weeks of distressing negotiations, I was allowed to suspend my studies for a year – with conditions. I was not allowed anywhere on college grounds (where all my friends lived) for the year. Worse, in order to rejoin my course after a year, I would
"18.10.2016 11:15:00" theguardian.com Scrapping of archeology and classics A-levels criticised as 'barbaric act' Time Team presenter Tony Robinson claims A-level subjects being cut by exam board feels like the 'Visigoths at the gates of Rome' Tony Robinson: “It feels like the Visigoths at the gates of Rome. All these incredibly valuable and important subjects are being cast into the fire.”
"18.10.2016 11:00:00" theguardian.com Thatcher snatches win from Cameron in vote on century's worst PM Historical writers deliver poll verdict that the notorious scourge of 'society' did more damage to Britain than the recently departed bringer of Brexit "She destroyed too many good things in society, and created too many bad ones, then left a social and moral vacuum in which the selfishly rich and unimaginatively fortunate could too easily destroy still more of what they don't need and can't see that
"18.10.2016 10:40:00" theguardian.com Jeremy Hunt can't fix the NHS. No one now believes a word he says Even good ideas are polluted with mistrust – across all parties and in communities – fearing that they conceal deeper cuts "Theresa May has said there is no more money: the NHS must save £22bn by 2020, despite three quarters of trusts being up to their ears in debt and missing waiting targets by miles. If she could cut police costs by 20%, why can't the NHS, she asks ... She
"18.10.2016 10:30:01" theguardian.com The Ipswich murders, 10 years on A decade since London Road was made notorious by the death of five sex workers, its residents have transformed the community and seen their success on stage and screen. But now, they fear government cuts will undo all the work "We owed it to the women that nothing like it would happen again"
"18.10.2016 10:15:00" theguardian.com Arabic billboard mocks Donald Trump's fear of Muslims A billboard has appeared alongside a Michigan highway mocking Donald Trump and his xenophobic rhetoric about Muslims and immigration. Donald Trump probably can't read this billboard, but the people behind Cards Against Humanity think its message might terrify him.
"18.10.2016 10:00:00" theguardian.com Dublin v London: what's the best bet for rich bankers? As Dublin talks itself up as a post-Brexit destination, we compare everything from property to fine dining in the two cities' financiers' enclaves It's an hour's plane ride from London, people speak English and it's still part of the EU, Can Dublin tempt the financial world to desert London?
"18.10.2016 09:40:00" theguardian.com Ken Loach: BBC news manipulative and deeply political Cathy Come Home director calls for corporation to democratise and says 'bad history' dramas such as Downton Abbey put viewers' brains to sleep Ken Loach “The BBC is very aware of its role in shaping people's consciousness; this is the story you should hear about, these are the people worth listening to. It's manipulative and deeply political.”
"18.10.2016 09:30:01" theguardian.com A left united in Witney could have changed Theresa May's Britain Labour and the Lib Dems should have put up a single pro-migrant candidate in the byelection. Instead they bickered among themselves "Now just imagine what a message could have been sent if Labour and the Lib Dems – and perhaps the Greens too – had run a single candidate to campaign just on a pro-single market, pro-migrant, pro-refugee ticket."
"18.10.2016 09:15:00" theguardian.com How management consultants are cashing in on austerity Advisers helping the public sector to make cuts have a profitable strategy – talk about 'the valley of death', promise 'salvation', then take a share of the savings “Once we've taken them into the valley of death, it's time for salvation. Now we go to the sunny uplands: it's bad, it's really bad, but working together we can save the situation. It'll only cost you two or three million, or maybe you need to buy a
"18.10.2016 09:03:01" theguardian.com UK inflation hits near two-year high of 1% Cost of items such as clothing and fuel has risen, consumer price index shows, with pound having fallen since Brexit vote "Rising costs will continue to hit consumer spending next year and in 2018, as an expected decline in business investment after the Brexit vote applies further downward pressure on economic growth."
"18.10.2016 08:40:28" theguardian.com Why are Brexiters trying to shut down debate? Because they're scared In the absence of any plan for Britain's future, leavers are instead being hostile to anyone who raises questions they don't like "Is this the democracy they promised voters: one in which people with differing views are accused of lacking patriotism?"
"18.10.2016 08:20:00" theguardian.com The UK must fulfil its moral duty to Calais' unaccompanied children | Bernard Cazeneuve Anglo-French cooperation has helped dismantle people-smuggling rings. Now we must do the same for those in need of asylum France's minister of the interior: "Because they share a moral responsibility towards them, the governments of France and the UK are determined to succeed with this operation together."
"18.10.2016 08:10:00" theguardian.com Katherine Parkinson: 'I'm scared of the brutality of Hollywood' The Humans and IT Crowd actor is about to star in a play about the world of humourless comedy fans. Good job she has experience in that field … The The IT Crowd's Katherine Parkinson: "I've never set foot in America and I'm just going to assume they don't want anything to do with me."
"18.10.2016 08:00:00" theguardian.com 'Anyone who flees is shot dead': Mosul locals trapped as Isis digs in for fight Mosul residents cower in their homes beneath the bombardment – but fear sectarian violence from Shia militias once the besieged city is liberated from Isis “We have seen too many beheadings, people being drowned in cages, thrown from top of buildings ... I myself saw a man thrown off a building near the governor's office around three months ago. I couldn't sleep for a week afterwards.”
"18.10.2016 07:40:00" theguardian.com Melania Trump says her husband was 'egged on' by Billy Bush in leaked video She told CNN that Donald Trump was having 'boy talk' and was 'lead on' by Bush in hot-mic tape of him bragging about using fame for sexual advances “This is not the man that I know,” Melania Trump said.
"18.10.2016 07:20:00" theguardian.com Crackdown on rogue landlords to include new minimum bedroom size Government proposes mandatory standard of 6.52 sq metres and licensing wider range of properties to stop exploitation of tenants If it's not 6.52 sq metres, it's not a bedroom in an HMO.
"18.10.2016 07:00:00" theguardian.com Donald Trump's dark warning that dead will rise from the voter rolls Facts, or lack thereof, prove no barrier to fraud claim as Republican candidate effectively rejects the election result – before the votes have been counted Donald Trump's latest concern: zombies.
"18.10.2016 06:40:00" theguardian.com The kindness of baffled strangers won't save us from Brexit Mark Carney warned months ago about the difficulty of financing Britain's deficit when confidence in us is collapsing. He was right 'We Remainers must not give up. The future of this country, and indeed of Europe, is far too important to accept the argument that we are bad losers and “it is time to move on.”'
"18.10.2016 06:20:00" theguardian.com Secret Teacher: I love teaching, but I'm tired of feeling like a failure The unrelenting pressure of the job tipped me into depression. After almost 20 years, I've realised that it's just not worth it "Within three years, I hit a wall. I went back to my hometown, to teach in a successful primary in a leafy, middle-class area. I thought it would give me a chance to work in a less stressful environment. I was wrong. The pressure – in school, from the
"18.10.2016 06:00:01" theguardian.com Battle of Brexit going strong … and sour Beyond the fact of an EU exit, ministers are far from agreed on key issues of free movement and trade "To put it crudely, Philip Hammond, as chancellor, will be judged on Britain's economic performance, while Amber Rudd MP will have her feet held to the fire over migration numbers. And the battle is raging because so much is still up for grabs."
"17.10.2016 22:42:38" theguardian.com Red Dead Redemption 2? Why people have gone crazy over a teasing image Grand Theft Auto publisher Rockstar doesn't work like other game companies, which is why two tweets have caused an explosion of excitement This isn't how it's usually done, but it's Rockstar Games and it's maybe a Red Dead Redemption sequel so the usual bets are off.
"17.10.2016 22:20:00" theguardian.com Judge rejects riot charges for journalist Amy Goodman after oil pipeline protest Authorities had issued a warrant for her arrest after Democracy Now! host filmed guards for the Dakota access pipeline using dogs and pepper spray on protesters North Dakota prosecutors are seeking “riot” charges against Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman for her reporting on the oil pipeline protests, drawing widespread concerns about press intimidation and free speech violations.
"17.10.2016 22:00:11" theguardian.com Ecuador cut off Julian Assange's internet access, WikiLeaks says Group says access was shut down soon after the publication of Hillary Clinton's speeches and it has 'activated appropriate contingency plans' Julian Assange's internet was cut off by Ecuador, Wikileaks has said, deflecting blame from the US and British governments, which have sparred with Assange for releasing sensitive material.
"17.10.2016 21:30:00" theguardian.com The Guardian view on child refugees: who is a brother's keeper? | Editorial Editorial: Late, slow, and obstructive to the last, the Home Office has begun to allow some children from the 'jungle' camp in. This must be only a beginning ”It is our duty to shame these two governments, and to hold up the threatened humanity of these refugees.”
"17.10.2016 21:00:00" theguardian.com I never thought I'd find common ground with evangelicals. Enter Donald Trump | Michael Arceneaux A group at Liberty University disavowed leader Jerry Falwell Jr's support for the GOP nominee. I'm happy to see the young religious right stand against tyranny “I'd like to offer my kudos to these young evangelicals; it's about time those who claim to be all about morality take a stand against a racist, sexist xenophobe.”
"17.10.2016 20:30:00" theguardian.com Guantánamo Diary author Mohamedou Ould Slahi freed after 14 years Detainee-turned-memoirist transferred to his native Mauritania after 14 years captivity at the US detention center “I feel grateful and indebted to the people who have stood by me. I have come to learn that goodness is transnational, transcultural, and trans-ethnic. I'm thrilled to reunite with my family,” the statement quoted Slahi saying.
"17.10.2016 20:00:00" theguardian.com Fighting for every yard: on the ground with Kurdish troops pushing into Mosul Peshmerga troops realise that retaking the city will be no walkover as Isis digs in to defend its last urban redoubt in Iraq “They're either hiding underground, or they have run back to tell their bosses that we are coming,” said one peshmerga officer, standing on the edge of Isis's last battlefield in Iraq.
It wasn't long before he was proved right.
"17.10.2016 19:40:01" theguardian.com MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy Scientists create the highest plasma pressure ever recorded with the Alcator C-Mod reactor in a breakthrough for clean energy technology "Nuclear fusion powers the sun and has long been touted as the ultimate solution to powering the world while halting climate change."
"17.10.2016 19:20:01" theguardian.com Poll suggests voters would be leaning Republican with another candidate Findings from George Washington University show more US voters trust Republicans to handle top issues including the economy and national security More US voters trust the Republican Party to handle the issues they care about, according to a poll released on Monday.
When asked about specific candidates, however, the same voters were more likely to say they trusted Hillary Clinton.
"17.10.2016 19:00:30" theguardian.com Ukip MEP Steven Woolfe quits party MEP says he is leaving Ukip and has made complaint to police about altercation with party colleague that left him in hospital Steven Woolfe has withdrawn from the Ukip leadership race, quit the party and made a police complaint about his altercation with a fellow MEP.
"17.10.2016 18:40:00" theguardian.com Liverpool v Manchester United: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Will Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool fend off Manchester United at Anfield or will José Mourinho savour victory? Join Jacob Steinberg Liverpool FC hosting Manchester United at Anfield tonight – kickoff 8pm BST.
"17.10.2016 18:20:00" theguardian.com Healthy mice born from lab-grown eggs spark calls for debate on future use Birth of apparently healthy mice from eggs created from stem cells has led to speculation that one day technique could be used to treat humans “One day this approach might be useful for women who have lost their fertility at an early age, as well as for improvements in more conventional infertility treatments.”
"17.10.2016 18:00:01" theguardian.com The man who cried rigged: the problem with Trump's election claims Whenever Donald Trump is cornered, he accuses his opponents of fighting dirty. This time, his claims of voter fraud might actually be right – but for the wrong reasons "For many months, the supposedly liberal media, especially television, allowed Donald J. Trump to get away with the fiction that he opposed the invasion of Iraq. If Trump wants to claim media bias in this election, he could make a strong case that the
"17.10.2016 17:40:00" theguardian.com Penguin Bloom: how a scruffy magpie saved a family The story of an Australian family who rescued a 'a tiny, scruffy, injured' chick – who went on to rescue them "I am incredibly grateful to this crazy little bird for making this future possible."
"17.10.2016 17:20:00" theguardian.com How to survive a divorce: find acceptance after falling apart Amid the pain of a failed marriage, it is impossible to forgive your former partner. But it is possible to come to terms with the split – by admitting you have lost "The cost of peace and relative civility is this: you have to admit that you have lost. You have to admit that what the two of you tried to do is over."
"17.10.2016 17:00:01" theguardian.com Why I love the Arnolfini Portrait, one of art history's greatest riddles | Hannah Gadsby To assume that a work of art has singular meaning is arrogant – and Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini proves it One of art's greatest riddles.
"17.10.2016 16:40:00" theguardian.com It's OK for toddlers to be fussy eaters. What about when you're grown up? As a card-carrying fusspot who hates to cause offence, I usually cram down the offending food and feign enjoyment. Now I can deploy the supertaster defence "Supertasters have more taste receptors in their mouths, so food tastes stronger. They tend to be pickier, and intolerant of bitter foods such as coffee or broccoli. In this respect, we supertasters are more physiologically like children when it comes to
"17.10.2016 16:30:01" theguardian.com Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard declares war on 'the graphic novel' Walking Dead artist says now familiar label marks off the term comic as restricted to children, when the form is 'literally for everyone' “If there's one phrase I loathe, it's the graphic novel. It is somebody sticking a label on something and saying they can't call it comics as that's for children … it is a label saying 'this is for mature people' – giving it another title to make it for
"17.10.2016 16:00:13" theguardian.com Nobel panel gives up trying to reach Bob Dylan Days after being awarded the literature prize, Bob Dylan has yet to get in touch with Swedish Academy, or indicate whether he will attend the celebrations "If Bob Dylan doesn't want to come, he won't come. It will be a big party in any case."
"17.10.2016 15:40:00" theguardian.com I'm one of 3 million EU citizens in the UK. This uncertainty is unbearable Since the Brexit vote our lives have been put on hold with extreme anxiety about our future. Theresa May's government must clarify our rights and position "We are not EU “migrants” as we are often labelled. When you have been here many years you are no longer a “migrant”, you are a resident, someone who has established roots of one kind or another."
"17.10.2016 15:20:00" theguardian.com If the Mosul offensive is a success, what could this mean for Isis? Defeat as a territorial power in the region could dramatically change the entire landscape of Islamic militancy Can Isis survive – even thrive – after the evident defeat of the caliphate?
An optimistic and a pessimistic view.
"17.10.2016 15:00:00" theguardian.com Brexit border headache: what can other EU frontiers teach Britain and Ireland? Countries including Croatia and Bosnia are a guide to how to keep people and goods flowing across the EU's boundaries – and what can go wrong "When Croatia joined the EU in 2013, these became hard borders again overnight. If Britain opts for a “'hard Brexit”, ending freedom of movement with the EU and requiring new trade arrangements, the same issues could rear up along the 310-mile (500km)
"17.10.2016 14:40:01" theguardian.com 'I wish more women would join' – tradeswomen share their stories Women reveal what it's like to work in skilled trades. You can read more of their stories on GuardianWitness "Some of the guys ask if the doors I make are too heavy for me to handle. But I just answer them back straight. There is something I really appreciate about working with men. There's usually a lot of banter and joking – it makes work fun."
"17.10.2016 14:20:01" theguardian.com The harder the Brexit, the worse for Ireland The decline in sterling and UK growth are damaging enough, without the uncertainty about future trading arrangements "It is impossible to run this through any economic model. There are simply way too many variables. The simple rule of thumb is that for Ireland, the harder the Brexit, the bigger the risks. Irish former finance minister Ruairí Quinn said last week that
"17.10.2016 14:00:00" theguardian.com Was Venus the first habitable planet in our solar system? Often referred to as Earth's evil twin, Venus is the solar system's hottest planet. But research suggests that Venus may have had vast oceans and a balmy climate "If you lived three billion years ago at a low latitude and low elevation the surface temperatures would not have been that different from that of a place in the tropics on Earth."
"17.10.2016 13:41:52" theguardian.com UK security agencies unlawfully collected data for decade Investigatory powers tribunal says agencies operated secret regimes to collect vast amounts of communications data for 10 years “This judgment confirms that for over a decade UK security services unlawfully concealed both the extent of their surveillance capabilities and that innocent people across the country have been spied upon.”
"17.10.2016 13:21:00" theguardian.com Five key questions about the battle for Mosul Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces have begun a ground assault to oust Islamic State from the city in northern Iraq After months of planning, a long-awaited ground assault on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the last urban stronghold of Islamic State in the country, has begun. But is Mosul so important to Isis? And who is involved in the assault?
"17.10.2016 13:10:00" theguardian.com How to create a great bowl-based meal Anna Jones recipes: Bowl food: unfussy, fast, adaptable meals you can eat on your lap with a spoon. Start with a favourite grain, build comforting combinations around a base flavour, then finish with a killer dressing "This week, I've been eating comforting stews and soups, out of deep, thick-rimmed bowls that are warm in the hand and satisfying to hold."
"17.10.2016 13:00:01" theguardian.com The full transcript of Michelle Obama's powerful New Hampshire speech The first lady delivered an impassioned diatribe against Donald Trump and the 'hurtful, hateful language of women' heard throughout the election campaign The full transcript of the Michelle Obama speech that changed the tone of the US election.
"17.10.2016 12:45:00" Billy Bragg's brain scan: the song that cured my fear of flying Billy Bragg: "I'm interested in how music affects people and what it is that people feel when they hear a song."
"17.10.2016 12:30:00" theguardian.com Neo-Nazi band Bound for Glory cancels Scottish concert Concert organiser cites travel concerns for cancellation of gig amid calls for US white power band to be denied entry to UK "There is no place for hatred of this kind in Scotland."