Most talked about Guardian stories

No filter: Rupert Murdoch's Twitter feed provides a new take on the editorial

theguardian.com — From the day Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter, the media mogul has been spreading alarm among his enemies and supporters in equal measure. One of his earliest posts on the social network, three years and three major elections on as many continents ago, Murdoch gloated that his "friends [are] frightened what I may really say".
Jan 29, 2015

No filter: Rupert Murdoch's Twitter feed provides a new take on the editorial ED PILKINGTON / @edpilkington gu.com/p/45bc7/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @KathViner: No filter: Rupert Murdoch's Twitter feed provides a new take on the editorial gu.com/p/45bc7/stw

Jan 29, 2015

No filter: Rupert Murdoch's Twitter feed provides a new take on the editorial gu.com/p/45bc7/stw

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RT @tonywalker1: No filter: Rupert Murdoch's Twitter feed provides a new take on the editorial gu.com/p/45bc7/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @PaulLewis: What Rupert Murdoch's Twitter feed says about the mogul and how he influenced his media empire: theguardian.com/media/2015/jan… (by @Edpilkington)

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Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist siege

theguardian.com — Television news organisations are to be asked by Scotland Yard to consider not broadcasting live images of police or special forces preparing to storm any terrorist siege in London to avoid jeopardising the lives of hostages or armed forces trying to rescue them.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @VikramDodd: Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist siege gu.com/p/45bec/stw

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Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist siege gu.com/p/45bec/stw <- Must say I think this is right

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RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist siege... drudge.tw/1A3tG3u

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Police urge TV stations to scale back live coverage of any London terrorist attack - theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/j…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @paul__johnson: Not like Paris: police ask TV to scale back coverage of any London terror siege. By @VikramDodd theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/j…

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Westminster council rejects Qatari royal family’s plans for £200m palace

theguardian.com — Qatar's royal family may have this week snapped up Canary Wharf for £2.6bn, adding to its London portfolio of Harrods and the Shard skyscraper, but the Gulf billionaires' property spree has finally run into a dead end - a humble town hall bureaucrat.
Jan 29, 2015

Good to see the ordinary billionaires taking the London property market back from the super billionaires theguardian.com/society/2015/j…

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Westminster council rejects Qatari royal family’s plans for £200m palace gu.com/p/45b8y

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"'Qatar is being seen as very bling,' said one source close to part of the ruling family" theguardian.com/society/2015/j…

Jan 29, 2015

Westminster council rejects Qatari royal family’s plans for £200m palace gu.com/p/45b8y/stw

Jan 29, 2015

Westminster council rejects Qatari royal family’s plans for £200m palace gu.com/p/45b8y/stw good story in the Guardian

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US plan to track drivers went much wider, new documents reveal

theguardian.com — Federal agencies tried to use vehicle license-plate readers to track the travel patterns of Americans on a much wider scale than previously thought, with new documents showing the technology was proposed for use to monitor public meetings.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @arusbridger: RT @GuardianUS: "This cd be an amazing level of surveillance that we’ve not seen before in the US" trib.al/IVhw9Uz

Jan 29, 2015

Why didn't the DEA follow through on plans to track people visiting gun shows? theguardian.com/us-news/2015/j… 3 words: National Rifle Association

Jan 29, 2015

Documents reveal #DEA database of #ALPR data used more widely than thought, also tied in closely w/#assetforfeiture theguardian.com/us-news/2015/j…

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RT @arusbridger: RT @GuardianUS: "This cd be an amazing level of surveillance that we’ve not seen before in the US" trib.al/IVhw9Uz

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RT @arusbridger: RT @GuardianUS: "This cd be an amazing level of surveillance that we’ve not seen before in the US" trib.al/IVhw9Uz

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Thanks, everyone, but the koalas have enough mittens now

theguardian.com — There is little that is likely to stir readers more than photos of adorable animals dressed up in funny clothes. Add the element of a vulnerable species rescued from the brink of death and destruction and you have clickbait gold.
Jan 29, 2015

Too cute: Thanks, folks, but the koalas have enough mittens, reports @MCOC via @GuardianSustBiz gu.com/p/455tv/stw

Jan 29, 2015

Mitten madness! Wildfire-survivor koalas now have all the mittens they need, NGO says. gu.com/p/455tv/stw pic.twitter.com/7XdCe9UkLf

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St Louis police official unapologetic after pushing woman at public meeting

theguardian.com — A St Louis police-union official declined to apologise on Thursday after appearing to push a woman in the audience at a public meeting, and pledged to continue wearing a provocative bracelet in support of the officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @jonswaine: Jeff Roorda says Darren Wilson, officer who shot Mike Brown, is "a hero", and he'll keep wearing bracelet in support gu.com/p/45bct/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jonswaine: St Louis police official unapologetic after pushing woman in public meeting gu.com/p/45bct/stw

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RT @jonswaine: Jeff Roorda says Darren Wilson, officer who shot Mike Brown, is "a hero", and he'll keep wearing bracelet in support gu.com/p/45bct/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jonswaine: Jeff Roorda says Darren Wilson, officer who shot Mike Brown, is "a hero", and he'll keep wearing bracelet in support gu.com/p/45bct/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @jonswaine: Jeff Roorda says Darren Wilson, officer who shot Mike Brown, is "a hero", and he'll keep wearing bracelet in support gu.com/p/45bct/stw

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Russian ambassador summoned to explain bombers over English channel

theguardian.com — Britain has summoned the Russian ambassador to explain why two Russian "Bear" long-range bombers flew over the English channel on Wednesday, a move that forced British authorities to divert civil aircraft. "The Russian planes caused disruption to civil aviation. That is why we summoned the Russian ambassador today to account for the incident," the Foreign Office said in a statement.
Jan 29, 2015

400 hundred intercepts of Russian planes last year, 4x the normal. Recent 'flypast' coincides with Litvienko hearing gu.com/p/45bd7/stw

Jan 29, 2015

London calls in Russian ambassador to ask why nuclear bombers buzzed Britain theguardian.com/world/2015/jan…

Jan 29, 2015

Russian Ambo summoned by Foreign Office to explain why Russian jets were flying off the coast of England. bit.ly/1ChWCph

Jan 29, 2015

Russian ambassador summoned by UK government to explain bombers flying over English channel gu.com/p/45bd7/stw

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MI5 says rendition of Libyan opposition leaders strengthened al-Qaida

theguardian.com — A secret UK-Libyan rendition programme in which two Libyan opposition leaders were kidnapped and flown to Tripoli along with their families had the effect of strengthening al-Qaida, according to an intelligence assessment by the UK security service MI5.
Jan 29, 2015

Rendition of Belhaj & Saadi made LIFG more vulnerable to influence of pro-AQ elements like Abu Laith, acc to MI5 gu.com/p/459gh/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @rj_gallagher: MI5 spooks admit in classified doc that secret UK-Libya renditions strengthened al-Qaida: theguardian.com/world/2015/jan…

Jan 29, 2015

MI5 spooks admit in classified doc that secret UK-Libya renditions strengthened al-Qaida: theguardian.com/world/2015/jan…

Jan 29, 2015

MI5 says rendition of Libyan opposition leaders strengthened al-Qaida gu.com/p/459gh/stw

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Keystone XL pipeline set for approval in Senate after weeks of fevered debate

theguardian.com — The Senate was set to deliver on the Republicans' much ballyhooed priority of approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, after three weeks of rollicking debate which ranged from Arctic wilderness and natural gas exports to climate change and the lesser prairie chicken.
Jan 29, 2015

Keystone is approaching end of its lifecycle & we will have to deal with broader energy issues – @SenBrianSchatz theguardian.com/environment/20…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @suzyji: Keystone passes 62-36 - Republicans urge @barackobama to withdraw veto threat theguardian.com/environment/20…

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Pete Carroll and baseball's most feared man: an unlikely tale of friendship

theguardian.com — Baseball's most feared agent does not watch many sports beyond his chosen game. Scott Boras is a baseball man, after all, consumed with the business of wresting hundreds of millions from owners worth billions. He has time for little else. Except on those autumn Sundays when the Seattle Seahawks play.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @Lescarpenter: The unlikely college friendship of Pete Carroll and Scott Boras and how it influenced their lives @guardian_sport: bit.ly/18ynJzZ

Jan 29, 2015

Great stuff RT @Lescarpenter The unlikely college friendship of Pete Carroll and Scott Boras & how it influenced... bit.ly/18ynJzZ

Jan 29, 2015

The unlikely college friendship of Pete Carroll and Scott Boras and how it influenced their lives @guardian_sport: bit.ly/18ynJzZ

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Pete Carroll and baseball's most feared man, Scott Boras: an unlikely tale of friendship gu.com/p/45ade/stw

Jan 29, 2015

Love this @Lescarpenter story on Pete Carroll and his old college buddy. Some guy named Boras: bit.ly/18ynJzZ

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Obama must finally end NSA phone record collection, says privacy board

theguardian.com — The US government's privacy board is calling out President Barack Obama for continuing to collect Americans' phone data in bulk, a year after it urged an end to the controversial National Security Agency program. The Obama administration could cease the mass acquisition of US phone records "at any time", the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) said in an assessment it issued on Thursday.
Jan 29, 2015

The Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board urged: pclob.gov/library/Recomm… Obama to end #NSA phone record collection theguardian.com/us-news/2015/j…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @attackerman: "At some point, you have to draw the line & say you have to act on your own," privacy board chair urges Obama re NSA http:…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @attackerman: "At some point, you have to draw the line & say you have to act on your own," privacy board chair urges Obama re NSA http:…

Jan 29, 2015

Even Obama's compromised "Privacy Board" is disgusted with his surveillance statism. theguardian.com/us-news/2015/j…

Jan 29, 2015

"At some point, you have to draw the line & say you have to act on your own," privacy board chair urges Obama re NSA theguardian.com/us-news/2015/j…

Unlocking the Wolfpack - a strange tale of isolated brothers locked in a tiny NYC apartment

theguardian.com — It was pure serendipity, Crystal Moselle says, that she found the Wolfpack. She was walking down First Avenue in Manhattan in the spring 2010 when a boy, weaving through the crowd, ran past her. Then another one. Then another, and another. "My instincts took over," she says. "I just ran after them."
Jan 29, 2015

This film sounds amazing. The Wolfpack - a strange tale of isolated brothers locked in a tiny NYC apartment gu.com/p/45b99/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @NickyWoolf: Six brothers, locked their whole lives in a Manhattan apartment, stave off loneliness by re-enacting Hollywood films. theguardian.com/film/2015/jan/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @NickyWoolf: Six brothers, locked their whole lives in a Manhattan apartment, stave off loneliness by re-enacting Hollywood films. theguardian.com/film/2015/jan/…

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Andrew Miller to stand down as chief executive of Guardian Media Group

theguardian.com — Andrew Miller is to stand down after almost five years as chief executive of the Guardian Media Group (GMG), during which time the company behind the Guardian and Observer newspapers and theguardian.com has expanded overseas and increased digital revenues.
Jan 29, 2015

Hmm RT Andrew Miller to stand down as chief executive of Guardian Media Group gu.com/p/45aj7/stw

Jan 29, 2015

Andrew Miller to stand down as chief executive of Guardian Media Group gu.com/p/45aj7/stw

Jan 29, 2015

Who’s going to be the next CEO of the @guardian Media Group?And what skills are needed? theguardian.com/media/2015/jan…

Jan 29, 2015

Andrew Miller to stand down as chief executive of Guardian Media Group gu.com/p/45aj7

Jan 29, 2015

RT @mashplant: Nice. Exiting Guardian CEO Andrew Miller's £696k salary will be paid for 12 months unless he starts another job theguardian.com/media/2015/jan…

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Surge in migrant voters could swing vote in key UK constituencies

theguardian.com — A record number of people who were born outside the UK will be able to vote in this year's general election and are likely to hold the balance of power in several key constituencies, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the migrant vote.
Jan 29, 2015

1 million Indians &Pakistanis in UK -& loads more obv if u include 2nd generationers-&yet there is no stand-up scene..theguardian.com/politics/2015/…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @BenQuinn75: Surge in migrant voters - almost as numerous as current Ukip supporters - could swing vote in key UK constituencies gu.com/p/45a7k/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @AlbertoNardelli: Terrific piece and analysis RT @mrmatthewtaylor: Surge in migrant voters could swing vote in key UK constituencies gu.com/p/45a7k/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @AlbertoNardelli: Terrific piece and analysis RT @mrmatthewtaylor: Surge in migrant voters could swing vote in key UK constituencies gu.com/p/45a7k/stw

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Ship Your Enemies Glitter fooled us by shipping enemies glitter. Wait, what?

theguardian.com — Mat Carpenter fooled us all. The 22-year-old Australian SEO expert and online marketer managed to convince the world's media that he had set up ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com, a website which would package up glitter in an envelope and ship it to your enemies anywhere in the world for just AU$10.
Jan 29, 2015

Glitter guy sold his dumb viral site for $85,000: theguardian.com/technology/201… Carles sells Hipster Runoff for $21,000: flippa.com/3477214-famous…

Jan 29, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: @alexhern says the Guardian is an ELABORATE STUNT (a la ShipYourEnemiesGlitter) gu.com/p/45ayz/tw pic.twitter.com/pH2a6xlMC1

Jan 29, 2015

RT @alexhern: Ship Your Enemies Glitter fooled us all by shipping our enemies glitter. Wait, what? theguardian.com/technology/201…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @alexhern: Ship Your Enemies Glitter fooled us all by shipping our enemies glitter. Wait, what? theguardian.com/technology/201…

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Queensland election: Newman and Palaszczuk in last-day campaign blitz - live

theguardian.com — Campbell Newman and Annastacia Palaszczuk are spending the final full day of the election campaign in south-east Queensland. Follow the updates here
Jan 29, 2015

Palaszczuk makes another blunder when talking economics this morning “seasonal trend” #qldvotes theguardian.com/australia-news…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @bkjabour: . @theqldpremier shows up to ABC to be asked actual questions. Tough, wide ranging interview #qldvotes theguardian.com/australia-news…

Jan 29, 2015

Queensland election: Newman and Palaszczuk in last-day campaign blitz – live gu.com/p/45bg4/stw

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MH370: Malaysia officially ends search for missing plane

theguardian.com — Malaysia has ended the search for flight MH370, and declared its disappearance in March 2014 an accident. The plane, with 239 passengers and crew on board, was en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when it went missing. There has since been no trace of the plane, despite a vast search operation.
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Most baffling story of 2014, IMO: Nearly 1yr after Malaysia Air #MH370, disappearance declared accident, victims dead theguardian.com/world/2015/jan…

Jan 29, 2015

MH370: Malaysia officially declares disappearance of plane an accident gu.com/p/45amx/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @guardianworld: MH370: Malaysia officially declares disappearance of plane an accident gu.com/p/45amx/stw

Jan 29, 2015

Misplace, lose an airplane. That seems more than an accident, though Malaysian Airlines doesn't think so. [2/2] theguardian.com/world/2015/jan…

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Hipster churches in the Sillicon Valley: evangelicalism's unlikely new home

theguardian.com — Like many San Franciscans, overpriced coffee is a considerable portion of my weekly budget. One day in Soma, the industrial district home to many start-ups, I came across a flier advertising a free gift card to Philz, a nearby coffee shop. All that was required was to show up for service at a local church called Epic.
Jan 29, 2015

Apparently, start-up churches are a thing in Silicon Valley and it "feels just like a Decemberists concert" theguardian.com/us-news/2015/j…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @GuardianUS: Hipster churches in Silicon Valley: evangelicalism's unlikely new home trib.al/uOq4p7G (Photo: @celineorelse) pic.twitter.com/GtncwcOYTx

Jan 29, 2015

Interesting: The @guardian looks at start-up evangelical-church culture in SF/Silicon Valley. theguardian.com/us-news/2015/j…

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Andy Murray defends Kim Sears for swearing outburst at Australian Open

theguardian.com — Andy Murray was quick to defend his fiancee Kim Sears for a swearing outburst during his tense four-set win over Tomas Berdych in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Thursday. The expletive-laden rant from Sears, which immediately went viral on social media, happened after Murray had broken back in the first set.
Jan 29, 2015

Andy Murray defends Kim Sears for swearing outburst at Australian Open gu.com/p/45b6e/stw

Jan 29, 2015

Andy Murray defends Kim Sears for swearing outburst at Australian Open gu.com/p/45b6e/stw

Jan 29, 2015

RT @christophclarey: Andy Murray defends Kim Sears for swearing outburst at Australian Open. By @kevinmitchell50 gu.com/p/45b6e/stw

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@kevinmitchell50 on Andy Murray defending the impressively sweary Kim Sears amid a great match at the Australian Open gu.com/p/45b6e/stw

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