News archive from 8 May 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Real Madrid set to poach Bayern Munich star ahead of Man City and Man Utd

EXCLUSIVE: Real Madrid set to poach Bayern Munich star ahead of Man City and Man Utd

Both the Manchester clubs are hot on the heels of the Bayern Munich man and incoming Etihad boss Pep Guardiola is convinced he holds the edge in the race. But even the Spaniard’s relationship with Lewandowski, following their two years together at...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
How Cameron has damaged his party’s appeal to minority voters

How Cameron has damaged his party’s appeal to minority voters

It was David Cameron who decided to turn up the volume on Zac Goldsmith’s London mayoral campaign last month, when he voiced allegations in parliament that Sadiq Khan had repeatedly shared platforms with individuals who had extremist views. Watching...

Guardian, 00:05 in Politics
 
Cyber attacks: Two-thirds of big UK businesses targeted

Cyber attacks: Two-thirds of big UK businesses targeted

Two-thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the past year, according to government research. Most of the attacks involved viruses, spyware or malware, the Cyber Security Breaches Survey says. A quarter of large firms...

 
No money for food, clothing or a home: how asylum seekers are left destitute on UK streets

No money for food, clothing or a home: how asylum seekers are left destitute on UK streets

The bright open room is scattered with people and their belongings in various well-worn bags, like a station waiting room. A few chat in low voices, a mixture of accents but in their common language of English. Related: Home Office set to deport more...

 
On the frontline of Africa’s wildlife wars

On the frontline of Africa’s wildlife wars

Brigadier Venant Mumbere Muvesevese, a 35-year-old father of four, became the 150th ranger in the last 10 years to be killed protecting lowland gorillas, elephants and other wildlife in Virunga national park last month. He and his young Congolese...

 
Kim Jong-un: the tyrant’s son who wants to be loved and feared

Kim Jong-un: the tyrant’s son who wants to be loved and feared

It is possible to believe almost anything about Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s erratic, unpredictable and little-known leader. And people do. In line with the regime’s tradition of obsessive secrecy, firm facts about the 33-year-old who rules the world’s...

 
Female directors seize the limelight at Cannes film festival

Female directors seize the limelight at Cannes film festival

When actresses kicked off their high heels in anger to walk the red carpet in flats at the Cannes film festival last spring it was a sign of a wider dissatisfaction with women’s chiefly decorative role at the glamorous annual pageant on the Côte...

 
Raging Canadian wildfire could double in size

Raging Canadian wildfire could double in size

The raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Alberta oil town of Fort McMurray intensified on Saturday as hot, dry weather whipped up fires around the beleaguered community. Police continued to escort fresh convoys of evacuees out of the...

 
Afghan civilian death toll ‘much higher than the official estimate’

Afghan civilian death toll ‘much higher than the official estimate’

The civilian toll of Afghanistan’s war has been underestimated, revised figures from an Afghan government official and details of UK military investigations into the deaths of two children suggest. The government reckoning of the toll from a bombing...

 
From the Observer archive: this week in 1926

From the Observer archive: this week in 1926

Five days of the General Strike show that the community’s moral and material power of resistance had not been overvalued. The Government rightly refuses to enter into conference while the strike continues. Its determination is approved and upheld by...

 
The Observer view on marine protection zones

The Observer view on marine protection zones

The science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke once observed that our planet has been given a singularly inappropriate name. We should not call it Earth, he observed. We should call it Ocean. It is a well made point. The one truly remarkable feature of...

 
Hope fades for a two-state solution. Is there another path to Middle East peace?

Hope fades for a two-state solution. Is there another path to Middle East peace?

Whether you regard the controversy raging in the Labour party as a long overdue reckoning with insidious antisemitism on the British left or just a smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, one thing is clear: it has nothing to do with what...

 
The refugee children of Idomeni: alone, far from home but clinging to hope

The refugee children of Idomeni: alone, far from home but clinging to hope

In the hours before he disappeared, Kusai talked about returning home to Syria. Navigating the Islamist checkpoints and shoot-to-kill Turkish border guards to reach the destroyed city of Aleppo was preferable to waiting for the border to open. The...

 
Fifty years on, one of Mao’s ‘little generals’ exposes horror of the Cultural Revolution

Fifty years on, one of Mao’s ‘little generals’ exposes horror of the Cultural Revolution

Thousands of teenage hands rocketed skywards as the Great Helmsman stepped down from the rostrum in Tiananmen Square to greet the shock troops of his revolution. It was the summer of 1966 and Mao’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution – a...

 
The ice cold war: fight for sealife in remote wilds of Antarctica

The ice cold war: fight for sealife in remote wilds of Antarctica

Over the next few weeks, a discreet but vital diplomatic campaign will be launched to try to save one of the most remote regions of the world: the Ross Sea in Antarctica. Marine conservationists, who have been pressing to set up a no-fishing zone for...

 


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