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Eat, sleep and respect the ball: inside Barcelona’s modern La Masia | Jamie Fahey

Eat, sleep and respect the ball: inside Barcelona’s modern La Masia | Jamie Fahey

The famous residential farmhouse that helped nurture Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta has been replaced but the emphasis on football perfection remainsThe dimly lit, studiously grey lecture room
Bill banning sale of homes to foreigners attacked in New Zealand parliament - video

Bill banning sale of homes to foreigners attacked in New Zealand parliament - video

The New Zealand government passed legislation on Wednesday which bans most foreigners who do not live in the country from buying existing homes, in an attempt to bring down house prices'Tenants on our
With 676 counter-terror investigations, how do police focus resources?

With 676 counter-terror investigations, how do police focus resources?

In wake of Westminster incident, huge number of live cases raises questions over best way to prevent attacksThe investigation into the alleged terror attack outside parliament is one of hundreds being
Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 at education centre

Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 at education centre

Bomber on foot blows himself up at an education centre in Afghan capitalAt least 48 people have died after a suicide bomber targeted an education centre in a minority Shia area of western Kabul, in
EU rebuffs idea of escalating Brexit talks to leaders' summit

EU rebuffs idea of escalating Brexit talks to leaders' summit

Officials dismiss hopes that May could break deadlock by negotiating with states directly European officials have poured cold water on hopes that Theresa May could negotiate Brexit with other EU
Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge

Turkish lira rallies as Qatar makes $15bn loan pledge

Ankara officials will channel money ‘into Turkey’s financial markets and banks’Turkey’s beleagured currency has bounced back from record lows after Qatar pledged to shore up the banking sector’s shaky
This woman could be the US's first transgender governor – video

This woman could be the US's first transgender governor – video

Christine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Vermont on Tuesday night with 48% of the vote. Hallquist is one of at least 40 transgender candidates standing for election in the
Father and son cleared of stealing champagne from Fortnum & Mason

Father and son cleared of stealing champagne from Fortnum & Mason

Douglas and Jack Vallender found not guilty of taking eight bottles from London storeA father and son have been cleared by a court of stealing eight bottles of champagne worth £348 from Fortnum &
Wednesday's best photos: confetti and a robotic flying fox

Wednesday's best photos: confetti and a robotic flying fox

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Punk's not dead? How Vans Warped tour jumped the shark

Punk's not dead? How Vans Warped tour jumped the shark

The festival defined noughties pop-punk and united America’s outcasts – but as it shuts for ever, we ask: did it fail to champion diversity?The sun is blazing mercilessly in Columbia, Maryland, on a
A no-deal Brexit will be a disaster for the UK’s young people | Franz Fischler

A no-deal Brexit will be a disaster for the UK’s young people | Franz Fischler

In all the drama of the Brexit negotiations, I fear for the next generation. We can’t take vital cultural connections for grantedThe catastrophic economic consequences of a hard Brexit for the UK and
Child drownings in Germany linked to parents' phone ‘fixation’

Child drownings in Germany linked to parents' phone ‘fixation’

Lifeguards warn parents to put phones away, after more than 300 people drowned this yearGerman lifeguards have issued a warning that a growing number of child drownings this summer are linked to their
Austria rejects Afghan's asylum bid because he 'did not act or dress gay'

Austria rejects Afghan's asylum bid because he 'did not act or dress gay'

Teenager fearing persecution has claim rejected as official did not believe he was gayAn Afghan teenager who said he feared being persecuted in his home country for being gay has had his asylum
'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

New Home Office rules cover informants under 16 used by the police and other public authoritiesChildren being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the
For Corbyn, precision and honesty are the way out of this wreath mess | Jonathan Freedland

For Corbyn, precision and honesty are the way out of this wreath mess | Jonathan Freedland

Controversies such as the wreath row will keep happening unless the Labour leader defends himself candidly and in fullJeremy Corbyn did an event in Stoke last night, and a reporter interviewed some of
Genoa bridge collapse victims: two families among the dead

Genoa bridge collapse victims: two families among the dead

Families from Milan and Campomorone in Genoa province named among 39 people killedAs shock gave way to anger over the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italians reflected on the randomness with the victims
Senior Chinese monk resigns amid sexual misconduct claims

Senior Chinese monk resigns amid sexual misconduct claims

Controversy around Buddhist abbot Shi Xuecheng seen as sign of #MeToo’s rise in China One of China’s most high-profile Buddhist monks has resigned from a national post after reports of sexual
Colonial First State admits​ super fees result in vastly different returns

Colonial First State admits​ super fees result in vastly different returns

Trail commissions are banned for new accounts, but Productivity Commission believes 636,000 super members are still subject to themColonial First State has admitted the entire reason some of its super
Coalition MPs lobby colleagues against crossing the floor on energy

Coalition MPs lobby colleagues against crossing the floor on energy

Push comes as Tony Abbott continues to agitate publicly against the national energy guaranteeSenior Turnbull government figures are trying to peel back the number of government MPs crossing the floor
Genoa bridge collapse: rescuers search for survivors – video report

Genoa bridge collapse: rescuers search for survivors – video report

Rescue efforts are continuing in Genoa, Italy, after the Morandi motorway bridge collapsed amid a violent storm, killing at least 37 people and injuring more than a dozen. About 30 vehicles were on