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Lindsey Buckingham heart surgery damages vocal cords

Lindsey Buckingham heart surgery damages vocal cords

The vocal cords of the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham have been damaged during emergency open heart surgery, his wife has said. In a post on the musician’s Facebook page, Kristen Buckingham said the singer-songwriter was...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Bloody brilliant: new emoji to symbolize menstruation welcomed

Bloody brilliant: new emoji to symbolize menstruation welcomed

The newest emoji made crimson waves across the internet upon its unveiling this week – and that was exactly the point. Plan International UK’s fight for the cartoon red blood droplet – an emoji meant to symbolize menstruation – was almost poetically...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Stacey Abrams on the ticket? Democrat's star turn fuels talk for 2020

Stacey Abrams on the ticket? Democrat's star turn fuels talk for 2020

On Tuesday night, the face of the Republican party was a wealthy 72-year-old white man from New York. The face of the Democratic party was a 45-year-old black woman from the deep south. After Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union address,...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Seven jailed for 2015 Tunisia terror attacks

Seven jailed for 2015 Tunisia terror attacks

A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison after attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, prosecutors have said. Dozens of defendants faced two separate trials over the closely linked shootings, which...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 

Emiliano Sala's pilot David Ibbotson 'had some control of plane when it hit sea water'

Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala's pilot had some control when the plane hit the water, an aviation expert says. The footballer, 28, was killed after the propeller Piper PA-46 Malibu plane crash landed in the English Channel near Guernsey. Pilot...

Daily Record, 9 February 2019
 
Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all

Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all

Towards the end of last year, I published an essay about my vulva – in a book, and then in the Guardian. At 25, I’d spent years considering labiaplasty and having sex with the lights off, because of things ignorant boys had said, as well as some of my...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Siesta no more? Why Spanish sleeping habits are under strain

Siesta no more? Why Spanish sleeping habits are under strain

Midweek in Madrid on a summer’s evening, it’s 25C and at 10pm the bars, cafes and squares are full of Madrileños, chatting and drinking. They’re still there at midnight, only now some are eating too. Not until 2am do the bars start to close as the...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
London police officer shoots man during group arrest

London police officer shoots man during group arrest

Police have shot a man while arresting a group of men for allegedly holding a woman captive, Scotland Yard has said. The man, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound after an officer opened fire near Blackheath,...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Emiliano Sala: family of missing pilot launch fundraiser to continue search

Emiliano Sala: family of missing pilot launch fundraiser to continue search

The family of the missing pilot of the plane carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala have set up a fundraising page for donations to restart a search for him. Sala’s body was recovered and formally identified earlier this week but David Ibbotson, who...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 

Barry Jenkins: ‘When you climb the ladder, you send it back down’

“So, you saw the film?” Barry Jenkins is eager to ask the minute we are introduced. He gives good eye contact through those stylish thick-rimmed glasses – not the big-time, Oscar-winning writer-director speaking, but a nervous artist, anxious about...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Sir Philip Green 'groped female exec and paid her £1m to stay quiet'

Sir Philip Green 'groped female exec and paid her £1m to stay quiet'

The claims of sex abuse and racism Sir Philip Green tried to hush up were finally revealed last night after he dropped a legal fight against the newspaper that published them. It was alleged the tycoon groped a senior executive and branded her a...

Daily Record, 9 February 2019
 
Thailand party accepts king's opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

Thailand party accepts king's opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for prime minister has said it will comply with the king's statement opposing the move. The Thai Raksa Chart party is allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. On Friday Thai King Vajiralongkorn...

BBC, 9 February 2019
 
Families and lawyers call for end to deportations of long-term UK residents

Families and lawyers call for end to deportations of long-term UK residents

The families and lawyers of people who were deported to Jamaica this week have called on the government to stop expelling people who have lived in the UK since childhood. At least nine people who had been due to be deported on Wednesday but who were...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
Trump says Kim summit will be in Hanoi as envoy hails talks progress

Trump says Kim summit will be in Hanoi as envoy hails talks progress

Donald Trump has said that US diplomats have had a “very productive meeting” with North Korean officials as he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. “My representatives...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 
India: more than three dozen die in bootleg liquor poisoning

India: more than three dozen die in bootleg liquor poisoning

Thirty-nine people have died in northern India and more than two dozen others have fallen sick after drinking bootleg liquor containing toxic methanol . In two separate incidents, senior police officer Ashok Kumar said 26 people died in the state of...

Guardian, 9 February 2019
 


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