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'It will rock your house!' Inside the Iranian electronic underground

'It will rock your house!' Inside the Iranian electronic underground

Ten years ago Bahman Ghobadi’s film No One Knows About Persian Cats followed a young Iranian songwriting duo’s efforts to form a band with other underground musicians in Iran. It presented a country in which music deemed politically or culturally...

Guardian, 10 min. ago
 
Government could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam Fox

Government could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam Fox

Liam Fox has indicated the government could ignore MPs’ views from indicative Brexit votes this week if parliament’s stated choice goes against the Conservative manifesto, insisting the real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no deal. The...

Guardian, 40 min. ago
 
Scott Walker, singer-songwriter and 60s music icon dies at 76

Scott Walker, singer-songwriter and 60s music icon dies at 76

The Walker Brothers star Scott Walker has died aged 76, his record label said. The US pop trio enjoyed hits like The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore and Make It Easy On Yourself in the 1960s. The band moved to Britain and at one point their fame in...

Daily Record, 47 min. ago
 
Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news

Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news

Good morning. It has become customary at this point on a Monday for me to type out some spiel about how this is the decisive week for Brexit. But, frankly, you must all be getting fed up of those by now, so let’s just move on. This morning Theresa May...

Guardian, 57 min. ago
 

Who keeps buying California's scarce water? Saudi Arabia

Four hours east of Los Angeles, in a drought-stricken area of a drought-afflicted state, is a small town called Blythe where alfalfa is king. More than half of the town’s 94,000 acres are bushy blue-green fields growing the crop. Massive industrial...

Guardian, today, 09:14
 
British no more: Why some UK citizens face Brexit dilemma

British no more: Why some UK citizens face Brexit dilemma

The number of UK citizens acquiring the nationality of another EU country has shot up since the 2016 Brexit referendum. For many Britons living in Germany, France or Italy, dual nationality solves questions about freedom of movement to work in the EU,...

BBC, today, 09:01
 
Scott Walker: experimental pop hero dies aged 76

Scott Walker: experimental pop hero dies aged 76

Scott Walker, one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of the 20th century, has died aged 76. The news was announced by his label, 4AD. “For half a century, the genius of the man born Noel Scott Engel has enriched the lives of thousands,” a...

Guardian, today, 08:41
 

Man who used cocaine for 25 years quits after 'lumps of flesh fell off nose'

A man who spent up to £1,000 a week on cocaine  is now clean after sharing graphic images of damage to his nose. Ian Higginson, 44, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, has been clean for a year now but said that previously even though he knew the drug was...

Daily Record, today, 08:37
 
Seven injured as Gaza rocket hits home in central Israel

Seven injured as Gaza rocket hits home in central Israel

Seven people have been injured after a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a house in central Israel, police say. The rocket came down at 05:20 local time (03:20 GMT) on Monday in an area north of the city of Tel Aviv. This is the furthest a...

BBC, today, 08:22
 
Damning logging report finds Victorian department neither 'effective nor respected'

Damning logging report finds Victorian department neither 'effective nor respected'

Victoria’s environment department has been so ineffective at regulating logging in state forests that the government-owned forestry enterprise VicForests has effectively been left to self-regulate, according to an independent review. The report,...

Guardian, today, 07:56
 

Australian zoo breeds rare plains-wanderer by replacing absent father with feather duster

The captive population of Australia’s most unique critically endangered bird has doubled with the birth of nine plains-wanderer chicks, helped out by a feather duster, a heat lamp and a lot of cotton wool. The chicks were born to two pairs and hatched...

Guardian, today, 06:57
 
Greens blast decision to extend cashless welfare card to all in NT

Greens blast decision to extend cashless welfare card to all in NT

The Greens have blasted the Coalition’s decision to extend the cashless welfare card to every person on income management in the Northern Territory, potentially lifting the proportion of recipients’ welfare that will be quarantined. On Monday the...

Guardian, today, 06:57
 
Squalor, glamour, wealth and cruelty: the Britain Van Gogh saw and loved

Squalor, glamour, wealth and cruelty: the Britain Van Gogh saw and loved

Vincent van Gogh was the most European of artists. His brief, intense life, before he killed himself aged 37, saw him moving between his native Netherlands, Belgium, England and France. He spent two years in London from 1873 to 1875, employed by an...

Guardian, today, 06:41
 
Sackler Trust halts new philanthropic giving due to opioid crisis lawsuits

Sackler Trust halts new philanthropic giving due to opioid crisis lawsuits

A trust that has donated millions to medical science, healthcare, education and the arts in the UK has announced it is pausing all new giving as it faces legal cases amid the opioid drug crisis in the US. The Sackler Trust is run by the Sackler...

Guardian, today, 06:41
 
Rocket fired from Gaza hits house in Israel, wounding six people

Rocket fired from Gaza hits house in Israel, wounding six people

A suspected rocket attack from Gaza has destroyed a house in central Israel wounding six people, an Israeli rescue service said. The sound of air raid sirens woke up residents in Mishmeret, an agricultural town north of Tel Aviv, in the early hours of...

Guardian, today, 06:25
 


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