News archive from 16 April 2011, page 27

Bahrain braced for new wave of repression

Mourners during the funeral of Zakria Rashid al-Asherri, 40, in Dair village, north of the Bahraini capital Manama. Photograph: Mazen Mahdi/EPA Bahrain is braced for a fresh bout of violent repression as new arrests and the alleged death of a female...


A chilling account of the brutal clampdown sweeping Bahrain

Riot police in Sanabis, Bahrain. Since the Gulf soldiers came to Bahrain, life in the Shia villages and suburbs of the capital, Manama, has been non-stop intimidation, violence and threats. Even trying to move around in normal ways has become...


Championship Verdict: The Observer fans' network on Saturday's matches

Jobi McAnuff (right) celebrates with Jem Karacan after scoring Reading's second goal against Leicester City at The Madejski Stadium. Photograph: John Marsh/Action Images Bristol City 0-1 Ipswich TownWas it a good match? Considering it was an end of...

Guardian, 21:30 in Sport

One Hyde Park flat is sold for £136m

One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, London. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian It is the perfect London pied-à-terre for a non-dom tycoon about town. A three-storey penthouse overlooking Hyde Park has been sold for £136m – becoming by far the most...

Guardian, 21:31 in Business

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at Awash National Park, Ethiopia (Africa). [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Dan Logen, 27 January 2011 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D300s, 600 mm lens, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/640 sec This Ethiopian mystery bird...


Third of MPs say they considered quitting over long hours in Commons

Debates such as this discussion on Libya, with Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking in the House of Commons, can go on late into the night. Photograph: PA Nearly one in three MPs say they have considered quitting because of the pressure on their...

Guardian, 21:50 in Politics

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