From the Guardian

  • County cricket: Surrey v Essex, Warwickshire v Kent and more – live!

    Live updates from the last round of county matchesCounty cricket talking points: Worcs down and lose ClarkeSurrey and Worcs bookend table but share much in betweenSend Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.03am BST

    Sussex and Glamorgan also a man down - Phil Salt a wicket for Ben Hutton at The County Ground, and Nick Selman lbw for 14 at Sophia Gardens. 11.00am BST

    At Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire make an early breakthrough - Banton out for 3 to Luke Wood. Trescothick still there - just...


  • 'We had fond memories of our brother but the police have made them dirty'

    Michael Hartley died at 18, leaving his family devastated and driving his mother into an early grave. Then an undercover police officer stole his identity

    On Sunday 27 April, Honor Robson received a hand-delivered letter from a public inquiry. It was examining how undercover police officers infiltrated political groups over more than four decades. The letter revealed that her dead brother’s identity had been stolen by a police officer who had penetrated two leftwing organisations. Using this...


  • A 124-year-old statue reviled by Native Americans – and how it came down

    San Francisco’s ‘Early Days’ statue was seen by many as a symbol of colonial oppression. What does its removal say about history and public art?

    In the middle of the night and with dozens of Native Americans watching, San Francisco city workers tied safety ropes around a 124-year-old bronze statue and pulled. Carefully, they dislodged the piece from a granite platform and laid it on top of a flatbed truck. It was a moment stoked with meaning. After decades of effort, the Early Days statue, a...


  • Cricket Australia ends investigation into Moeen Ali’s claim he was called ‘Osama’

    • Governing body unable to find new additional evidence• Moeen alleged comments were made during 2015 series

    Cricket Australia has closed its investigation into Moeen Ali’s claim he was called ‘Osama’ during the opening Test of the 2015 Ashes series after failing to unearth new details.

    The England all-rounder alleged in his recently-published autobiography that an unnamed Australian player made the slur in Cardiff, in an apparent reference to Islamist militant Osama Bin Laden, during an...


  • Tiger Woods: I didn’t know if I’d ever win again after my injuries

    • 14-time Major winner ends five-year wait for victory• ‘To get 80 wins is a pretty damned good feeling’

    The professional rejuvenation of Tiger Woods has delivered moments of personal significance. Last November, when starting out on his latest comeback trail, Woods asserted that he didn’t want his two children to only know Dad as a “YouTube golfer”.

    On Sunday, as Woods celebrated his 80th PGA Tour win and first for five years, he again pointed towards what Sam, 10, and Charlie, nine, may think....


  • Round-the-world sailor rescued after injury traps him in bunk

    Abhilash Tomy was hurt when his vessel was damaged 2,200 miles from shore

    A solo Indian yachtsman trapped in his bunk by a serious back injury thousands of miles from land has been rescued.

    Abhilash Tomy, a competitor in the Golden Globe round-the-world race, was badly injured when his vessel was damaged in a storm on Friday 2,200 miles (3,500km) from western Australia. Continue reading...


  • Atlanta rapper 6lack: 'Music can never smile at me the way my daughter does'

    Once broke and hungry, the rising star has now been nominated for two Grammys. He discusses hitting rock bottom, narrowly avoiding death – and becoming a father

    6lack [pronounced black] is perhaps having a Wireless festival comedown. When we meet in July, the 26-year-old is amicable but tired, introspective and stone-faced, the ecstasy of crooning his heart-bleeding blend of trap and soul to thousands in Finsbury Park having petered out. “I’m missing out on family time, I’m putting my body...


  • PM urged to drop Chequers in order to win 'Brexit prize'

    Author of plan backed by senior pro-leave Tories says PM’s proposal is damage limitation exercise

    The author of a new plan for Brexit backed by senior pro-leave Conservatives has urged the government to abandon the Chequers proposal, saying it would leave a post-departure UK unable to benefit economically from its new place in the world.

    Related: McDonnell says staying in EU will not be option if Labour holds second Brexit referendum - Politics live Continue reading...


  • Russian national arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying

    Lawyer says 51-year-old being questioned by Norway’s domestic intelligence agency

    A 51-year-old Russian national has been arrested in Norway on suspicion of spying during a conference on strengthening cooperation between Europe’s parliamentary administrations.

    His lawyer, Hege Aakre, told the Norwegian news agency NTB on Monday that her client, who was not identified, was being questioned by Norway’s domestic intelligence agency, PST. Continue reading...


  • Football rumours: Zidane to manage Beckham's MLS franchise?

    Today’s tell-all is all about the bass, the bass, the bass

    Long rumoured to have his eye on José Mourinho’s job at Manchester United, Zinedine Zidane is today reported to have held “preliminary talks” with his former teammate David Beckham about managing his new Inter Miami franchise. With no players, no stadium and no games scheduled until the 2020 MLS season, the new expansion team won’t take a whole lot of managing at the moment, but Beckham has already said he wants “to create the biggest...


  • Ramsay Centre to review Sydney University degree before funding sign-off

    Draft memorandum gives centre some say on scholarships and staff for western civilisation course

    The Ramsay Centre will be able to review the curriculum of a proposed western civilisation degree at the University of Sydney before deciding whether to fund the course, according to new draft guidelines released by the university.

    On Monday the university released the draft memorandum of understanding with the centre for comment by university staff. Continue reading...


  • How the Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea was rescued – video

    An Indonesian teenager survived 49 days adrift at sea in a fishing hut before he was rescued. Aldi Novel Adilang, a 19-year-old from Sulawesi, worked as a lamp keeper on a floating fish trap, known locally as rompong, located 125km out at sea. In mid-July ,heavy winds snapped its moorings and it drifted into the ocean. The teenager only had a few days worth of supplies and survived by catching fish, burning wood from his hut to cook them and sipping seawater through his clothes to minimise his...