Young black men killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths - 6 months ago
Final total of people killed by US police officers in 2015 shows rate of death for young black men was five times higher than white men of the same age Young black men were nine times more likely
Carrie Fisher is a national treasure. There's no other valid opinion about her | Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy - 6 months ago
After an illustrious career in multiple media, she starred in the new Star Wars film – then proceeded to shut up haters who criticized her weightCarrie Frances Fisher is has been the gift that
VIDEO: Watch London's New Year fireworks in full - 6 months ago
A huge firework display on the River Thames in London has heralded the start of 2016 in the UK.
Munich police warn of terror threat - 6 months ago
Police in the German city of Munich warn of plans to launch an imminent terror attack and ask people to avoid crowds.
Butland gives £5,000 to GB deaf team - 6 months ago
Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland donates £5,000 to help Great Britain's women's deaf football team attend the Deaf World Cup.
Plane turns back after rat spotted - 6 months ago
A plane travelling from Mumbai to London was forced to turn back mid-flight after a rat was spotted on board, local media report.
World begins marking start of 2016 - 6 months ago
Celebrations have begun as the world welcomes 2016, with New Zealand and other Pacific states the first to ring in the New Year
Wayne Rogers, actor who played Trapper John in M.A.S.H., dies aged 82 - 6 months ago
The Alabama-born actor only appeared in the first three seasons of the hugely popular show but his wise-cracking character was one of the most loved Wayne Rogers, who played Trapper John McIntyre in
Chris Rock: 'If Jennifer Lawrence were black, she’d really have something to complain about' - 6 months ago
Comic and actor highlights yet greater discrepancies for women of colour in Hollywood pay debateChris Rock, the stand-up comic and film-maker, has cautioned that the gender pay debate in Hollywood
Fire breaks out in Dubai skyscraper - 6 months ago
A fire erupts in a building in Dubai close to the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, ahead of a major New Year fireworks display.
MP Simon Danczuk suspended by Labour - 6 months ago
Labour MP Simon Danczuk is suspended from the party following newspaper allegations about his private life.
George Lucas hits out at 'retro' Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 6 months ago
Film-maker defends his six Star Wars movies, saying he constantly tried to innovate ‘with different planets, different spaceships’Star Wars creator George Lucas has criticised the “retro”
Archbishop's new year refugee message - 6 months ago
People should use the "hospitality of love" to conquer "hatred and extremism", the Archbishop of Canterbury is to say in a special New Year's Day message.
The Guardian view on killings by US police: why we must keep counting - 6 months ago
The Counted has made up for the Obama administration’s failings, but the lack of oversight remains. So we will restart our count of people killed by police until the government does its jobAt the
My mind has been blown by Future Islands on Letterman - 6 months ago
Watching the Baltimore band on Letterman made me realise just how rare it is to find a singer who has created an entirely unique onstage persona Up until today I’d always ignored Future Islands on
Banking inquiry shelved by regulator - 6 months ago
City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, drops its plans to conduct an inquiry into the culture and behaviour of staff in banking.
Shakespeare and Potter on 2016 coins - 6 months ago
Images representing William Shakespeare plays and Beatrix Potter tales will be appearing on coins in 2016, the Royal Mint says.
The Guardian view on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary: the play’s the thing | Editorial - 6 months ago
The Bard was the best of us, so to mark four centuries since his death we should make a resolution to see one of his plays this year, ideally in Stratford-upon-AvonUnfortunate the land that has need
Call for England's own national anthem - 6 months ago
MPs are to debate and vote on whether England should adopt an official national anthem.
Don't miss your only chance to see Comet Catalina - 6 months ago
A green comet with two tails is passing through our skies, and looking for it may be a great way to ring in the New Year.
Vishing and smishing: Social engineering fraud - 6 months ago
The rise of social engineering fraud
Ties that bind: how the bond between police and prosecutors impedes justice - 6 months ago
The fate of police officers who kill often rests in the hands of the prosecutors they typically work alongside. Amid calls for reform led by the White House, a Guardian analysis reveals district
China builds second aircraft carrier - 6 months ago
China is building a second aircraft carrier - but this time conventionally powered and made from domestic technology, its defence ministry announces.
Dementia loved ones benefit from visits - 6 months ago
Spending time with loved ones with dementia is important even after they fail to recognise the faces of friends and family, a dementia charity says.
Why is in-flight turbulence so unpredictable? - 6 months ago
Why are in-flight jolts so unpredictable?
Under Jeremy Corbyn, Labour is moving on – it’s time Peter Mandelson did too | Diane Abbott - 6 months ago
Mandelson’s ludicrous claim that Corbyn is ‘intentionally divisive’ isn’t supported by ordinary party members, who think Jeremy stands for them in a way that New Labour never didReading Peter
VIDEO: Visualising birdsong - 6 months ago
The man discovering the secrets of birdsong
No, there's still no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking - 6 months ago
Professor Linda Bauld unpicks recent headlines around a study looking at the impact of e-cigarette vapour on human cells, and finds little support for the claim that they’re as harmful as
Dubai skyscraper ablaze near New Year's Eve fireworks - 6 months ago
Fire running up at least 20 storeys of building near Burj Khalifa, world’s tallest skyscraper, as burning debris rains downFire has broken out in a residential building near Dubai’s massive New
What are your feminist resolutions for 2016? - 6 months ago
Forget ambitious diets, plans to learn a language or unreachable exercise goals – start the new year with resolutions that actively challenge sexism, from buying books by female authors to
Carrie Fisher strikes back at critic who told her to face being judged on her looks - 6 months ago
Star Wars actor hits back at New York Post writer Kyle Smith, who sparked a Twitter storm after accusing Fisher of making ‘millions off being pretty’Carrie Fisher has returned fire after a New
'Worse than a horror movie': B.C. man attacked by pit bulls could lose use of arms - 6 months ago
An attack by a pair of pit bulls in his trailer could cost a Fort St. John, B.C., man the use of his arms and hands, his daughter says.
Wonder Woman gets back to her BDSM roots in 2016 - 6 months ago
A new Wonder Woman comic book by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette has had prudish reviewers complaining – but bondage is part of the character’s DNA“Stop portraying women being chained up in
#BBCdown: How the internet reacted - 6 months ago
How you coped, or not, during #BBCDown
Mohamed Elneny passes Arsenal medical before £7.3m move from Basel - 6 months ago
• Egypt midfielder must still be granted work permit• Elneny will provide cover for injured Francis Coquelin and Santi CazorlaMohamed Elneny has passed a medical before his proposed €10m
Landmark California gun seizure law takes effect 1 January but amid concerns - 6 months ago
‘Gun violence restraining order’ law raises questions from pro-gun groups and lawmakers about civil liberties and how effective it will really beA California gun statute going into effect on 1
Delhi car rationing to curb pollution - 6 months ago
Authorities in the Indian capital, Delhi, launch major restrictions on private cars to curb alarming levels of pollution.
Jack Butland gives £5,000 to help GB deaf football team play at World Cup - 6 months ago
• GB women’s team needed the money to pay for campaign at June World Cup• Stoke keeper tells team he hopes they have experiences they will never forgetThe Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has
Poland’s new leader seems hungry for total control. The west can’t look away | Remi Adekoya - 6 months ago
The shackling of Poland’s top court is the latest troubling sign that Jarosław Kaczyński is taking his country in Hungary’s illiberal directionDemocracy is under threat in Poland, the European
The amazing survival of the Baltic Muslims - 6 months ago
The amazing 600-year survival of the Baltic Muslims
Lessons I learned about life from my mother’s untimely death | Gary Younge - 6 months ago
I felt that my time on this planet was finite. That made me driven in a way that had little to do with conventional ambitionAs gifts go, I would have done anything to return it. To turn the clock
Sharks explain Australia's year in news - 6 months ago
Sharks explain Australia's year in news
Obama charms Jerry Seinfeld in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee - 6 months ago
He’s not a comedian, and he doesn’t exactly tell jokes, but Obama is dry, relaxed and having fun – in a show that celebrates the US presidency as celebritocracyThe year of our good lord 2016 is
Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum - 6 months ago
Government accused of censorship after reportedly saying the award-winning Borderlife by Dorit Rabinyan risked damaging the ‘identity of the nation’ A novel about a love affair between a Jewish
Unions vow to fight after PM says industrial relations high on election agenda - 6 months ago
Malcolm Turnbull is paving the way for a double dissolution election unless both houses of parliament pass legislation to curb the influence of trade unionsUnions have vowed to “throw everything
Strange weather could push North Pole temperatures to 4 C - 6 months ago
A weather anomaly sweeping across the world could cause temperatures at the North Pole to reach nearly 4 C this week. A storm system hitting Greenland and Iceland, which already battered the southern
VIDEO: First fireworks welcome in 2016 - 6 months ago
New Zealand is one of the first countries to welcome in 2016.
New Year’s Eve 2015 celebrations – in pictures - 6 months ago
As the clock strikes midnight around the world, people celebrate the beginning of the new year Continue reading...
Munich police warn of 'imminent threat' of terror attack - 6 months ago
Two railway stations in the German city cleared as police warn people to stay away after receiving ‘serious information’Police in Munich are asking people to stay away from the city’s main
Who needs what in the transfer window? - 6 months ago
Can Man Utd solve their problems? Should Leicester spend big? BBC Sport analyses where Premier League clubs need to strengthen.
Erica, the 'most beautiful and intelligent' android ever, leads Japan's robot revolution - 6 months ago
Although the day when every household has its own robot is some way off, the Japanese are demonstrating a formidable acceptance of humanoidsErica enjoys the theatre and animated films, would like to
Methane leak in California a 'major catastrophe' - 6 months ago
The methane leak in California is being labelled a 'major catastrophe.' Some believe it's the largest ever recorded and the company says it could take 4 months to stop.
Extra armed police at new year fireworks - 6 months ago
Thousands of police officers are on duty for New Year's Eve celebrations in central London amid heightened security across Europe's capital cities.
Cameron pledges 2016 'game-changer' - 6 months ago
David Cameron says 2016 will be a 'game-changer' for the UK, pledging reforms to home ownership and a crackdown on extremism.
10 Quirky New Year’s Eve Traditions Around the World - 6 months ago
Find out where revelers traditionally eat 12 green grapes at midnight, throw furniture out the window, offer white flowers to a goddess, and more.
VIDEO: Weston 'so proud' of CBE honour - 6 months ago
Falklands veteran Simon Weston receives a CBE in the New Year honours list.
Tuukka Rask is paying tribute to the Patriots with his Winter Classic mask - 6 months ago
This is the souveneir every Boston sports fan wants.
Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on MASH, dies at 82 - 6 months ago
Wayne Rogers, who played wisecracking U.S. Army surgeon "Trapper" John McIntyre in the acclaimed Korean War television series MASH before leaving after three seasons in a contract dispute, died on
Labour MP Simon Danczuk suspended over explicit text message allegations - 6 months ago
MP for Rochdale allegedly sent sexually explicit messages to a 17-year-old girlMP Simon Danczuk’s membership of the Labour party has been suspended following allegations he sent sexually explicit
Dazzling new year fireworks in Sydney welcome 2016 – video - 6 months ago
Around 1.6 million people witness the 2016 New Year fireworks display in and around Sydney harbour, Australia. The display featured a multicoloured firework “waterfall” cascading off the Harbour
Night riders: on the tube in Barcelona and Berlin, Sydney, New York - 6 months ago
London should finally get its 24-hour weekend tube service in 2016 – how does all-night travel work in other cities around the world? Continue reading...
BP evacuates North Sea oilfield as unmanned barge threatens oil rigs - 6 months ago
Around 150 workers are rescued from drilling platforms with 71 staff remaining as vessel breaks moorings in rough seas and drifts into Valhall oilfield BP has ordered the evacuation of workers from a
New Year's Eve fire engulfs high-rise hotel in Dubai - 6 months ago
A fire engulfed The Address Hotel in downtown Dubai in the United Arab Emirates hours before a large New Year's Eve fireworks display was set to start nearby from the Burj Khalifa tower.
Another HK bookshop worker 'disappears' - 6 months ago
Another associate of a Hong Kong bookshop specialising in titles critical of the Chinese government, has apparently disappeared.
Manchester United aim to end winless run against ‘ghost team’ Swansea - 6 months ago
• Van Gaal has never beaten Swansea in three times of trying with Man Utd• ‘The year was one of mixed emotions and we did not finish 2015 on a high’Louis van Gaal wants to end Manchester
'Divisive' Corbyn will wreck Labour's chances, says Mandelson - 6 months ago
Ex-cabinet minister says leader is prioritising his own hard-left political agenda over taking on the ToriesJeremy Corbyn is deliberately seeking to divide the Labour party in a way that will destroy
New Year's Eve celebrations - live - 6 months ago
New Year’s Eve celebrations have begun around the world amid fears over terrorism that have led to extra security and scaling back of festivities 12.23pm GMTNew Year celebrations have begun around
Manchester City target move for Schalke and Germany forward Leroy Sané - 6 months ago
• German club want £32m for 19-year-old• Sané made full international debut against France last monthManchester City have made Leroy Sané, the highly rated 19-year-old Schalke forward, a prime
Puppy beaten by teens in park attack - 6 months ago
A puppy is left badly injured after being attacked by a gang of teenagers in a Birmingham park.
Donald Trump blasts Barack Obama for watching Star Wars - 6 months ago
Republican primary frontrunner criticises US president for White House screening of The Force Awakens and calls for leader with ‘real priorities’It’s the eternal battle for control of the most
Shakespeare's New Year quiz - 6 months ago
Test yourself on the dates in the bard's work
Charity clothes year ends 'with a bang' - 6 months ago
A woman wearing charity shop outfits for a year to raise money for cancer research says she is "fusing fashion and science" in her final outfit.
Sports Direct's Mike Ashley promises £10m to pay all staff above minimum wage - 6 months ago
Move follows Guardian investigation into workers’ conditions, which showed thousands were paid effectively below the legal minimumSports Direct boss Mike Ashley has pledged to spend £10m on
Loose canon: Karl Barth taught us not to use religion to mask the stench of war - 6 months ago
In the midst of the carnage of the first world war in Germany, the great Protestant theologian argued that Christianity involves more than inner morality and being a ‘good person’It will be a
Peter Mandelson: Labour is a broad church – Jeremy Corbyn is turning it into a narrow sect bound for the abyss - 6 months ago
Trampling on the party’s history, beholden to outsiders and driven by ideological purity, the leader risks handing power indefinitely to the ConservativesThe Labour party has never been a stranger
New Year's Eve fire engulfs skyscraper near Dubai fireworks display - 6 months ago
A fire engulfed The Address Hotel in downtown Dubai in the United Arab Emirates hours before a large New Year's Eve fireworks display was set to start nearby from the Burj Khalifa tower.
George Lucas criticizes new Star Wars film The Force Awakens - 6 months ago
The Force Awakens has opened to rave reviews and massive box office success, but at least one person isn't completely happy with the latest Star Wars movie — creator George Lucas.
Louis van Gaal aims to reignite Manchester United’s title challenge - 6 months ago
• Swansea provide United with chance to end dismal league run • Van Gaal: ‘We want to be at the end at the top not in the middle’Louis van Gaal said Manchester United are still targeting the
'It was a matter of social justice': endometriosis activist Sylvia Freedman on a year of driving change - 6 months ago
At 24, Freedman set up Australia’s first patient-centred endometriosis conference, beginning a radical process of opening up information to millions of women suffering a debilitating condition
The biggest climate stories of 2015 - 6 months ago
From the 195-nation agreement in Paris to curb global warming, to a journey down the Mekong River, evidence that climate change is impacting livelihoods and political decisions is stronger than
The Indian village learning to live in harmony with snow leopards - 6 months ago
To stop snow leopards killing valuable livestock, villagers in Himachal Pradesh have changed the way they manage land to increase the endangered cat’s wild prey, while an insurance scheme offers
What have we done to make the flooding worse? - 6 months ago
What have we done to make flooding worse?
Solving the world's problems is a joint effort. Australia must pull its weight | Tony Milne - 6 months ago
Helping our closest neighbours is a matter of justice, not charity, and rebuilding our foreign aid budget should be a priority in an election yearIt’s back - that time of the year when the fun and
Irn Bru 30p bottle exchange scheme ends - 6 months ago
Irn Bru's 30p buyback scheme for customers who return glass bottles comes to an end at midnight.
Canada 2 weeks away from meeting Syrian refugee arrival goal as year ends, government says - 6 months ago
Two more weeks — that's how long the Liberals say it will take to get 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, a goal the government was hoping to have met by today.
Bill Belichick gets a skating lesson from Claude Julien at Gillette - 6 months ago
Bill Belichick went skating with Bruins head coach Claude Julien on The 2016 Winter Classic rink at Gillette Stadium.
Corbyn vows to pressure government to properly fund flood defences - 6 months ago
Labour leader says he will urge ministers to boost funding for Environment Agency on visit to York in the wake of Storm FrankThe Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has called for greater flood defence
Mark Hughes not ruling out top-four challenge by Stoke City - 6 months ago
• ‘It is about having consistency … who knows where we can go?’• ‘It is fantastic to see the likes of Leicester up there, and ourselves’The Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes, admits his
Room author Emma Donoghue: ‘The situation is horrible, but the story is not’ - 6 months ago
Like the five-year-old hero of her 2010 novel, the Irish writer has been on a journey of change. Now, having turned her tale about an enslaved family into a film – released later this month – she
Housing blowout? Market collapse? Horrible predictions for 2016 - 6 months ago
2016 may be the year when everything becomes wonderful. But financial publications have been full of warnings about the things that could go horribly wrong. Here is a sample.
The 'affluenza teen' is just another example of privilege with no conscience | Chris Lehmann - 6 months ago
Eluding responsibility by virtue of wealth isn’t an aberration. It’s the essence of the American normIt seems fitting that this particularly gruesome year in the annals of American plutocracy
No England or Man Utd plans - Neville - 6 months ago
Gary Neville will not take on the Manchester United or England job in the short term, saying he is happy as Valencia boss.
VIDEO: Huge fire engulfs Dubai skyscraper - 6 months ago
Fire breaks out in building close to Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper
New Year's Eve: share your underwhelming photos - 6 months ago
Wherever you are in the world, if you’re having an average and slightly disappointing New Year’s Eve, share your photos with usNew Year’s Eve gallops towards us, like a horse made out of
I promise: no one dies alone because they didn't kiss on New Year's Eve | Jen Doll - 6 months ago
Don’t give into desperation if you don’t lock lips as the clock strikes midnight. Some of the most memorable years start when you give up on romantic mythsThere’s a certain social-romantic
Obama lets loose on Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – video - 6 months ago
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld took Barack Obama out for a short spin in the latest episode of his popular web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In his most recent pop culture venture, Obama filmed
Remembering the last time Aston Villa were relegated - 6 months ago
Aston Villa’s awful first half of the season has brought back a few unwanted memories for supporters old enough to recall 1986-87, a campaign in which the club were relegated only five years after
Teaching is facing a recruitment crisis. Here are five ways to turn it around | Lola Okolosie - 6 months ago
A shortfall in trainees threatens to plunge schools into crisis. As a secondary teacher, I can offer the Department for Education some hard-won adviceI became a teacher under duress, and that’s not
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman admits he may need to buy a striker - 6 months ago
• Graziano Pellè and Jay Rodriguez out through injury• ‘If we need to sign a player, it needs to be a striker’The Southampton manager Ronald Koeman admits he may have to dip into the
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