Myanmar: UN chief urges release of trapped protesters

Myanmar: UN chief urges release of trapped protesters

The Guardian . . . . António Guterres calls for security forces to let hundreds of people cornered in Yangon apartments go Hundreds of peaceful anti-coup protesters have been cornered by Myanmar security forces in apartment buildings in Yangon, the UN secretary-general said as he 

Brazil: Lula has convictions quashed, leaving him free to challenge Bolsonaro

Brazil: Lula has convictions quashed, leaving him free to challenge Bolsonaro

The Guardian . . . . Leftwing former president has political rights restored by judge Workers’ party leader was jailed on corruption charges in 2018 Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva could be set for a sensational comeback attempt after a supreme court 

BioNTech co-founder says gender equality made vaccine possible

BioNTech co-founder says gender equality made vaccine possible

The Guardian . . . . Özlem Türeci credits firm’s more than 50% female workforce for speed at which first viable jab created The co-founder and chief medical officer of BioNTech has credited its speed at producing a viable vaccine to the fact its workforce 

Jorginho and Kai Havertz on song as Chelsea outclass top-four rivals Everton

Jorginho and Kai Havertz on song as Chelsea outclass top-four rivals Everton

The Guardian . . . . Chelsea are growing more accomplished with every outing. Thomas Tuchel has transformed their mentality with and without the ball and his latest tactical tweak in attack worked perfectly. Bringing Kai Havertz in as a false nine was a masterstroke. 

Morning mail: Meghan and Harry tell all, jobseeker pleas, Brazilian butt lift

Morning mail: Meghan and Harry tell all, jobseeker pleas, Brazilian butt lift

The Guardian . . . . Tuesday: Duke and Duchess of Sussex say racism pushed them out of UK. Plus: Julie Bishop criticises handling of rape allegations Good morning! If you haven’t been refreshing your news feed all night for the latest Harry and Meghan 

Samuel Paty murder: how a teenager’s lie sparked a tragic chain of events

Samuel Paty murder: how a teenager’s lie sparked a tragic chain of events

The Guardian . . . . Girl, 13, admits lying about being told to leave classroom while teacher showed images of Prophet Like many a school truant, the 13-year-old girl was keen to prevent her father from discovering she had been suspended because of repeatedly 

Andrea Agnelli says agreement on ‘ideal’ new-look Champions League is close

Andrea Agnelli says agreement on ‘ideal’ new-look Champions League is close

The Guardian . . . . ‘Swiss system’ would see 36 teams each play 10 group matches Transfer ban between Champions League clubs is discussed Agreement on a new “ideal” Champions League is imminent, according to the man who represents Europe’s biggest clubs, which may 

UK warned not to back Mathias Cormann as new OECD head

UK warned not to back Mathias Cormann as new OECD head

The Guardian . . . . Support for Australian ex-minister with poor record on climate crisis would send ‘terrible message’ The UK has been warned not to send a dreadful message to the rest of the world by backing a controversial Australian former minister with 

Sam Curran’s convoluted diary shows England have lost control of players | Ali Martin

Sam Curran’s convoluted diary shows England have lost control of players | Ali Martin

The Guardian . . . . The all-rounder’s longer ‘switch-off time’, with the IPL being listed as a contributory factor, should set alarm bells ringing In the summer of 2018 Sam Curran’s bat morphed into an épée and his waspish left-arm swing picked locks at 

New York woman discovers secret apartment behind bathroom mirror

New York woman discovers secret apartment behind bathroom mirror

The Guardian . . . . Samantha Hartsoe was trying to find source of cold air in bathroom and made discovery that brought to mind horror film Candyman After Samantha Hartsoe stumbled upon an entire three-bedroom apartment hidden behind the bathroom mirror in her own