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Shallow: How Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper made the defining song of 2018

Shallow: How Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper made the defining song of 2018

The hit from the soundtrack to A Star Is Born has captured the zeitgeist – because it speaks to those to whom life has not always been fairStop 10 people walking down the street with headphones, and
New Caledonia votes 'non' to independence from France

New Caledonia votes 'non' to independence from France

Initial results put no vote at 56.9%, as Macron says it’s ‘vote of confidence’ in French valuesThe South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia has voted against independence from France in a
Who would want to kill a lion? Inside the minds of trophy hunters

Who would want to kill a lion? Inside the minds of trophy hunters

From the dentist who felled Cecil the lion to the woman who shot a goat on Islay, keen hunters are happy to fork out small fortunes to kill wildlife. But why do they do it – and what is the true cost
Iran braces for fresh US sanctions including oil embargo

Iran braces for fresh US sanctions including oil embargo

Country’s leaders remain defiant but citizens fear of impact on healthcare and currency Iranians are bracing for the full force of US sanctions due to hit on Monday as the Trump administration
In Illinois, a world turned upside down: once-red suburbs swing blue

In Illinois, a world turned upside down: once-red suburbs swing blue

Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren, Republicans in wealthy districts with long service records, face Democratic challengesEarly this week, an underdog candidate savaged his opponent for “using the
Wild boar sighted near Barcelona city centre looking for food

Wild boar sighted near Barcelona city centre looking for food

The animals, usually resident in nearby hills, are venturing close to the Sagrada FamíliaThe wild boar that roam the hills above Barcelona are becoming ever more daring in their search for food.While
Egyptian security forces kill 19 militants in desert shootout

Egyptian security forces kill 19 militants in desert shootout

Authorities claim dead include culprits behind killing of seven Coptic Christian pilgrimsEgypt says security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing
Chrissie Hynde: ‘It's hard work being alone. Paintings are an outlet'

Chrissie Hynde: ‘It's hard work being alone. Paintings are an outlet'

The Pretenders frontwoman has been defying musical expectations for 40 years. Here she talks about feminism, censorship and the power of putting brush to canvasThe art studio of the latest rock star
Arron Banks: 'no Russian money' in £8m given to Brexit campaign

Arron Banks: 'no Russian money' in £8m given to Brexit campaign

Founder of Leave.EU tells BBC money came from his own bank accountArron Banks has insisted there was was “no Russian money, no interference” in the £8m he gave to the unofficial Brexit campaign, but
First Raise a Flag by Peter Martell – review

First Raise a Flag by Peter Martell – review

This chilling account of the war in South Sudan gives a voice to those trapped by the brutalityEarly in this readable, rigorous and important account of the tragedy of the world’s youngest nation,
Why has Nike's founder given a record amount to a Republican candidate?

Why has Nike's founder given a record amount to a Republican candidate?

Phil Knight’s unprecedented donation in the Oregon governor’s race has raised questions ahead of the US midterms Billionaire Nike founder Phil Knight has made record political donations ahead of the
Setting sail: one woman's year alone at sea

Setting sail: one woman's year alone at sea

Susan Smillie quit her job to search by sea for a kinder Britain. A year on, she’s still afloat. Illustration by Owen Gildersleeve It is black in the Bay of Biscay, just stars above, and below, the
Myths about shared culture have no place in the citizenship debate | Kenan Malik

Myths about shared culture have no place in the citizenship debate | Kenan Malik

Immigration is not the only source of disruption in society. Look at PeterlooWhat links Mike Leigh’s new film, Peterloo, to Donald Trump’s threat to deprive children born to undocumented migrants of
Is this the most racist US midterms campaign ever?

Is this the most racist US midterms campaign ever?

As Trump tweeted a clip on Wednesday stoking panic about migrants, the 2018 elections have revealed a surge in extremist rhetoric that passes for political campaigningIn the US, political advertising
KKK garb on Northern Irish streets – then a swift display of unity

KKK garb on Northern Irish streets – then a swift display of unity

The brazen antics of a group connected with Britain First has put the spotlight on far-right extremism in Northern IrelandSecrets don’t last long in Newtownards, a market town in Northern Ireland, not
Weed woes: Canada struggles to meet huge demand for legal cannabis

Weed woes: Canada struggles to meet huge demand for legal cannabis

Numerous stores dealing with empty shelves and disgruntled customers, with fears many consumers will turn to black marketWhen Trevor Tobin opened one of Canada’s first legal cannabis stores last
Miami's Cuban Americans: has Trump destroyed a long-held Republican loyalty? – video

Miami's Cuban Americans: has Trump destroyed a long-held Republican loyalty? – video

Francisco Navas visits his home town to find out whether, in the midst of Trump’s increasingly anti-immigrant rhetoric, Miami’s Cuban Americans are as receptive to the Republican party as they once
Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective

Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective

Rembrandt and Vermeer masterpieces taken in 1990 heist linked to James ‘Whitey’ Bulger are stashed in Ireland, says sleuthIt is a beautiful crime scene. On the first floor of the Isabella Stewart
A tainted imperial legacy that fuels the oppression of gay people in Africa | Patience Akumu

A tainted imperial legacy that fuels the oppression of gay people in Africa | Patience Akumu

Last week, Tanzanian officials launched an appeal for people to identify homosexualsIn Tanzania, teenage girls who become pregnant are not allowed back in school; female MPs are forbidden from wearing
David Attenborough: too much alarmism on environment a turn-off

David Attenborough: too much alarmism on environment a turn-off

Veteran broadcaster says Dynasties, his new BBC wildlife series, will be gripping, truthful and entertaining but not overtly campaigningSir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous wildlife