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Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?
Workers unload Sinovac vaccines from a truck under police escort.
In Focus

Indonesia decides: is the Covid vaccine halal?

Use of pork gelatin as stabiliser in some jabs has caused controversy in Muslim community
7 Jan 2021
Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure
Kim Jong-un appears on a television.
Unreported world

Kim Jong-un kicks off rare party meeting with admission of economic failure

Economic sanctions and global pandemic have left the isolated nation’s economy in tatters
6 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
China to end import of world’s rubbish
Two scrap collectors work at a plastics recycling mill in Wuhan, China
In Brief

China to end import of world’s rubbish

Veto on accepting overseas junk marks culmination of three-year reduction policy
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’
Covid protest
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Want people to get the vaccine? Pay them’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 25 November
25 Nov 2020
Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million
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In Brief

Man sells meteorite that hit his home for $1 million

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Nov 2020
China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies drives towards a highway bordering China
In Brief

China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops

The radiation technology left soldiers vomiting and incapacitated without breaking no-live-shots rule
17 Nov 2020

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Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’
Dominic Cummings in a London black cab wearing a face mask.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 13 November
13 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Man called Pineapple to become Queensland mayor
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In Depth

Man called Pineapple to become Queensland mayor

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime
Donald Trump makes a campaign stop in Miami, Florida.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: the most important election of a lifetime

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 2 November
2 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’
Police make their way through crowds of revellers during the pandemic in Soho, London
In Depth

Instant Opinion: herd immunity could lead to ‘mass murder’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 19 October
19 Oct 2020
What is an Australia-style trade deal?
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask to attend Prime Ministers' Questions
In Depth

What is an Australia-style trade deal?

Boris Johnson lays out plans for no-deal Brexit on 31 December
16 Oct 2020
How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty
Argentinians wait for covid tests
In Depth

How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty

Pandemic is reversing two decades of progress in raising living standards
8 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Mike Pence ‘bugged me out’
Vice president Mike Pence
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Mike Pence ‘bugged me out’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 8 October
8 Oct 2020
Hong Kong: how HSBC got wrapped up in China’s ‘security law’
Man walks in front of vandalised HSBC store in Hong Kong
In Brief

Hong Kong: how HSBC got wrapped up in China’s ‘security law’

Global bank has spent much of 2020 embroiled in fierce debate over territory’s sovereignty
30 Sep 2020
Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews
Bangkok, Thailand
In Brief

Tourist faces jail in Thailand over Tripadvisor reviews

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Sep 2020
Police seize more than 320,000 used condoms
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In Brief

Police seize more than 320,000 used condoms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 September
24 Sep 2020
Old television set knocked out village’s broadband
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In Brief

Old television set knocked out village’s broadband

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September
Venus
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’
Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 17 September
17 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’
Xi Jinping
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 September
15 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 29 August - 4 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August
Boris Johnson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 22-28 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Aug 2020
What Covid-19 reinfection means and why you shouldn’t panic
Hong Kong coronavirus
In Depth

What Covid-19 reinfection means and why you shouldn’t panic

An immunity expert explains why catching the virus twice doesn’t mean we cannot resolve the pandemic
27 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August
Gavin Williamson
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 Aug 2020
Magh Mela: watching over the world’s biggest festival
Magh Mela, India
In Depth

Magh Mela: watching over the world’s biggest festival

Keeping tabs on millions of pilgrims has led to the building of a surveillance mini-state, says Monica Jha
21 Aug 2020
Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away
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In Depth

Author names, Thai protests and galaxies far, far away

Should George Elliot now be called Mary Ann Evans? Is the Thai monarchy in trouble? What can our twin galaxy tell us?
21 Aug 2020
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August
Cheese
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 13 August
13 Aug 2020
How New Zealand is tackling fresh coronavirus outbreak
Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand
In Brief

How New Zealand is tackling fresh coronavirus outbreak

Health experts ‘baffled’ by origins of new cases as Auckland enters three-day lockdown
12 Aug 2020
Stilton causes a stink in Japan trade deal talks
Stilton blue cheese
In Brief

Stilton causes a stink in Japan trade deal talks

Negotiations stall as Liz Truss seeks preferential treatment for British blue cheese makers
11 Aug 2020
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