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French sailor, 73, wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments

French sailor, 73, wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede spent 212 days alone at seaGolden Globe race involves navigation with sextants and paper mapsA 73-year-old French sailor has won an unusual, around-the-world yacht race after
British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and Julie Christie are among those calling for coverage to be cancelled, citing human rights violations British cultural figures including Vivienne Westwood, Peter
Venezuela court freezes Juan Guaidó's bank accounts and imposes travel ban

Venezuela court freezes Juan Guaidó's bank accounts and imposes travel ban

Crisis deepens as attorney general orders investigation into Guaidó for alleged role in ‘crimes that threaten the constitutional order’Venezuela’s supreme court has imposed a travel ban and financial
GCHQ spy centre falls foul of law – over environmental permit

GCHQ spy centre falls foul of law – over environmental permit

UK’s surveillance centre’s data store has backup generators that are being used unlawfullyThe UK government’s internet surveillance centre, GCHQ, may be aware of many things, but the need for an
Howard Schultz called 'billionaire elite' by heckler in New York – video

Howard Schultz called 'billionaire elite' by heckler in New York – video

A day after the former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz said he might run independently for US president, a heckler at a book launch in Manhattan shouted at him: 'Don't help elect Trump.' Schultz has
Church of England plan for welcoming trans people under fire

Church of England plan for welcoming trans people under fire

More than 2,000 clergy and lay members sign letter asking bishops to withdraw guidanceMore than 2,000 clergy and lay members of the Church of England have signed a letter calling on bishops to
Toronto serial killer pleads guilty to eight counts of murder

Toronto serial killer pleads guilty to eight counts of murder

Bruce McArthur was charged with killing eight men, after police found remains in large planters at a property where he workedA former landscaper accused of sexually assaulting, killing and
Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid facing possible subpoenas over Fyre Festival

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid facing possible subpoenas over Fyre Festival

Subpoenas for financial information likely include Jenner and firms representing 25 models who starred in promotional videoSupermodels including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk and Emily
Polar vortex: how cold will it be and what should the midwest expect?

Polar vortex: how cold will it be and what should the midwest expect?

Though the region is familiar with bitter winters, record low temperatures may be threatening, forecasters warnRecord low temperatures are descending on the American midwest. The region is long
State of the Union: Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrats' response – as it happened

State of the Union: Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrats' response – as it happened

Abrams is being recruited to run for Senate in 2020 Roger Stone pleads not guilty to charges in Trump-Russia investigationSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 1.58am GMT Shutting down
Belfast murder of Ian Ogle 'not in the name of loyalism', says UVF

Belfast murder of Ian Ogle 'not in the name of loyalism', says UVF

Paramilitary group that has been blamed for murder says it is ‘seeking answers’ over killingThe Ulster Volunteer Force has condemned the murder of a Northern Ireland loyalist that has been blamed on
Meet the 'cleanfluencers', the online gurus who like things nice and tidy

Meet the 'cleanfluencers', the online gurus who like things nice and tidy

Marie Kondo may be the biggest name in decluttering, but Instagram is awash with cleaning experts with millions of followersIt may not be spring yet, but everybody’s cleaning. Or, at the very least,
Let's not lose our marbles over the British Museum boss's remarks | Jonathan Jones

Let's not lose our marbles over the British Museum boss's remarks | Jonathan Jones

Hartwig Fischer said that removing the Parthenon marbles from Greece was a ‘creative act’ – but there is a logic to this provocative view that shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand The British Museum has
Netanyahu’s chief rival Benny Gantz launches election campaign

Netanyahu’s chief rival Benny Gantz launches election campaign

Ex-military chief aims to have broad appeal with message of ‘no more right and left’Israel’s former military chief Benny Gantz will officially launch his election campaign on Tuesday. Opinion polls
Woman trapped in billionaire's elevator rescued after three days

Woman trapped in billionaire's elevator rescued after three days

Housekeeper Marites Fortaliza was alone in Warren Stephens’s townhouse when she became trapped on Friday nightA woman was rescued on Monday after being trapped in the elevator of a billionaire’s
Juan Guaidó confident of achieving peaceful transition in Venezuela

Juan Guaidó confident of achieving peaceful transition in Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro must be put under pressure to leave, interim president saysVenezuela’s opposition movement can achieve a peaceful transition from President Nicolás Maduro and eventually hold free
Brexit: May to ask EU to reopen withdrawal agreement over Irish backstop

Brexit: May to ask EU to reopen withdrawal agreement over Irish backstop

PM backs Graham Brady’s amendment, which seeks to replace backstop with ‘alternative arrangements’Brexit developments – latest updates Theresa May has told her cabinet she will accede to demands from
Facebook accused by Brussels over 'patchy' attitude to fake news

Facebook accused by Brussels over 'patchy' attitude to fake news

EU commissioner warns internet firms in clampdown ahead of European electionsFacebook and its new head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, stand accused by Brussels of taking a “patchy, opaque, and
Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya jailed in speeding case

Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya jailed in speeding case

Three-month sentence automatically triggers a recall petition in Peterborough seatAn MP has been given a three-month jail sentence for lying to avoid a speeding ticket, automatically triggering a
It's time to 'take out' environment ministers who fail on climate, says Oliver Yates

It's time to 'take out' environment ministers who fail on climate, says Oliver Yates

The long-time Liberal party member wants to take on Josh Frydenberg to start a people power campaignOliver Yates, the son of a Liberal politician and long-time party member, wants to take on Josh