Most talked about Guardian stories

BBC World Service chief to step down

theguardian.com — Peter Horrocks, the BBC executive in charge of its global news operations including the World Service, is to leave the corporation in the new year to "find a new challenge". Horrocks, the former head of BBC TV News who oversaw Panorama's Jimmy Savile investigation, missed out on the director of news and current affairs job to former Times editor James Harding last year.

Radamel Falcao to move to Manchester United on season-long loan

theguardian.com — Manchester United have agreed a loan deal for Monaco's Radamael Falcao, subject to medical and the striker agreeing personal terms. The loan fee understood to be no more than £6m with the club having the option of a permanent deal for the player at the end of the season.
Sep 01, 2014

Radamel Falcao to move to Manchester United on season-long loan gu.com/p/4x7vz/tw #mufc

US urges Israel to reverse appropriation of land for West Bank settlement

theguardian.com — The United States has criticised Israel's announcement of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as "counterproductive" to peace efforts, and urged the Israeli government to reverse the decision.
Sep 01, 2014

US urges #Israel to reverse appropriation of land for #WestBank settlement (while arming & enabling same military) theguardian.com/world/2014/sep…

Sep 01, 2014

US urges #Israel to reverse appropriation of land for #WestBank settlement (while arming & enabling same military) bit.ly/1pipVM9

Sep 01, 2014

Israel's largest West Bank land grab in 30 years is "counterproductive" on the @StateDept outrage scale: theguardian.com/world/2014/sep…

Sep 01, 2014

Israel's seizes 1000 acres - biggest grab in 30 years. - nr Bethlehem. "Counterproductive" US says. Aka theft. theguardian.com/world/2014/sep…

Destiny: behind the scenes of the world's most expensive video game

theguardian.com — On the wall are multiple LCD displays showing graphs, maps and streams of data; this small windowless box, hidden away in a cavernous converted multiplex in Washington, is crowded with serious-looking people hunched over keyboards, amid a mass of cables and high-spec PCs.