Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies aged 88

Book telling the father-son story of a motorcycle trip across the western United States was published in 1974 and quickly became a best-sellerRobert Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel , has died at the age of 88.Peter Hubbard, executive editor of his publisher William Morrow & Co, said in a statement that Pirsig’s wife Wendy had confirmed his death at his home in...

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France elections: Le Pen 'steps aside' as party leader France elections: Le Pen 'steps aside' as party leader

Marine Le Pen declares she will be above "partisan considerations" as she seeks French presidency.

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Australian activist Wendy Bowman wins Goldman environmental prize – video

Wendy Bowman, an 83-year-old farmer, , awarded across six global regions for grassroots work. For three decades Bowman has fought the march of open-cut coalmines across the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, and helped organise her community to protect agricultural land and water

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US supreme court clears way for rare double execution in Arkansas

The US supreme court has cleared the way for a double execution in Arkansas on Monday night, the first time that two condemned prisoners have been judicially killed in the US in more than 16 years. Related:

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US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort' US embassy 'promotes Trump's Florida resort'

Democrats say a post on the US embassy website in London promotes the president's Mar-a-Lago resort.

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MLS Podcast: What's wrong with the LA Galaxy? MLS Podcast: What's wrong with the LA Galaxy?

After a 3-0 defeat, what's up with the LA Galaxy? Thomas Floyd and Seth Vertelney join Jon Arnold to talk LA and coaches that may be on the hot seat.

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US considers banning laptops on flights from UK airports

All travellers from Europe could face ban aimed at thwarting terrorists who want to smuggle explosives in electronic gadgetsThe Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from carrying laptops, sources have told the Guardian.The proposed ban would be similar to one already imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries.

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