From The Guardian

  • Tour de France 2019: stage 11 – live!

    Rolling report of the 167km stage from Albi to ToulouseBrailsford keen to ‘twist knife’ into Team Ineos’s rivalsEmail John here or tweet @John_Ashdown 11.36am BST

    As this stage is short and pretty damn flat there’s a slightly later start today – racing will get under way around 12.45pm BST with the sprint to the line coming at around 4.30pm. One man who won’t be on the startline is Rick Zabel, the Katusha-Alpecin rider has the flu and has had to withdraw from the race.

    While we wait for things...

  • US briefing: Trump condemned and Instagram murder

    Wednesday’s top story: House denounces president’s attack on congresswomen. Plus, why moon landing shots are artistic masterpieces.

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    Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading

  • Tattoos, tans and techno: the photographers capturing the unseen Beirut

    Ravers, semi-naked sun-worshippers, booming queer culture

  • Westminster attack: Salih Khater convicted of attempted murder

    Student, 30, ‘miraculously’ did not kill anyone when he drove car at cyclists and police

    A man has been convicted of turning his car into a weapon to run over cyclists and police officers close to parliament.

    Salih Khater, 30, a failed accountancy student, carried out the “premeditated attack” in August 2018. Continue reading

  • Steve Bruce faces tough task at Newcastle but he is used to adversity

    Bruce’s happiest times were at smaller clubs and he starts his biggest Premier League job as a manager with eyes fully open

    Steve Bruce is normally a safe if somewhat unexciting pair of managerial hands, though as supporters of Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic will attest, he does have a penchant for resigning or leaving to further his career elsewhere. As recently as January he was claiming his 10th club, Sheffield Wednesday, might be the last he would manage, but presumably...

  • Socceroos to meet familiar foes on path to fifth straight World Cup

    Australia drawn with Jordan, Taipei, Kuwait and NepalTop two from Group B advance to final qualifying roundAustralia have drawn Nepal, Jordan, Taiwan and Kuwait in the second stage of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

    The Socceroos are gunning for a fifth straight World Cup appearance and head one of five groups made up of 40 teams in the Asian confederation. Continue reading

  • Unai Emery confident Arsenal will soon have 'three or four' new players

    ‘I can say that we are going to have a very good team’Emery not drawn on possible loan for Dani CeballosUnai Emery insists Arsenal are working to bring in “three or four” players before the start of the new season.

    So far this summer the club have signed only the 18-year-old forward Gabriel Martinelli despite being linked with a host of names. Arsenal have a smaller budget than the majority of their closest Premier League rivals but have still continued to show reported interest in some key...

  • 'Overwhelming joy': birth of California condor chicks marks soaring comeback

    The birds, whose numbers once dropped to just 22 in the wild in the early 1980s, have two new chicks: Nos 1,000 and 1,001

    Nestled among the red-rock cliffs of Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, California condor chicks No 1,000 and 1,001 blinked into this world. Their birth signalled success for a decades-long program to bring North America’s largest bird back from the brink of extinction.

    As a result of hunting, diminishing food and dwindling territory, the number of birds in the wild...

  • Plan to open gun megastore in Christchurch prompts concern

    Gun City, which sold weapons to man accused of mosque attack, plans new outlet

    The New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a megastore in the South Island city, according to media reports.

    Radio New Zealand said some residents living near the proposed site were upset at the prospect of the store, sprawling over 300 sq metres (3,229sq ft), opening in...

  • Search for British author of 50-year-old message in a bottle washed up in Australia

    South Australian man and his son found the bottle, which was dropped from an ocean liner by 13-year-old boy Paul Gilmore in 1969

    A South Australian man is trying to find the British author of a message in a bottle he found off the SA coast, 50 years after it was dropped into the ocean.

    Paul Elliot and his son Jyah told ABC radio they found the bottle on the Eyre Peninsula’s west coast recently while fishing. Continue reading

  • Sudanese military and protesters sign power-sharing accord

    General hails signing as ‘historic moment’ in Sudan after weeks of stalled talks

    Military rulers in Sudan have signed a deal with protesters to share power with civilian leaders until elections are held in around three years.

    The agreement comes after lengthy and difficult negotiations between generals who seized power after the fall of Omar al-Bashir in April and leaders of the pro-democracy campaign whose demonstrations led to the veteran dictator’s fall. It offers a chance to end months of...

  • British tourist could be paralysed after Benidorm water park accident

    David Briffaut broke his neck at Aqualandia after hitting water at the bottom of a slide

    A British holidaymaker could be paralysed for life after breaking his neck in an accident at a Spanish water park, his family fear.

    David Briffaut, 23, lost consciousness and suffered serious injuries after hitting the water in a pool at the bottom of a slide at the Aqualandia tourist attraction in Benidorm. Continue reading