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What happened to Peter Falconio?
Joanne Lees and Peter Falconio
Today’s big question

What happened to Peter Falconio?

Police in Australia still searching for body of British backpacker shot dead on remote highway
14 Jul 2021
How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences
A drive-through testing centre in Perth
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How the Delta variant broke through Australia’s Covid defences

More than ten million Australians put under lockdown as highly contagious new strain spreads
30 Jun 2021
Kibbutzniks, quitters and patriotism
Last Night of the Proms
Podcast

Kibbutzniks, quitters and patriotism

What does a row about a kibbutz say about modern Israel? Are record numbers of people about to give up their jobs? And why can’t we work out how to ce…
25 Jun 2021
What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy
Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison
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What the UK-Australia deal means for future trade policy

Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ in relationship between the two countries
15 Jun 2021
800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting
Australian police
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800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting

Three-year operation culminates in police raids in 19 countries
9 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 May
People queue for vaccinations during a spike in the India variant in Bolton
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 May 2021
How China is dividing Five Eyes allies
Jacinda Ardern alongside Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta
In Depth

How China is dividing Five Eyes allies

Five Eyes allies at odds over Wellington’s decision to ditch aggressive stance to Beijing
29 Apr 2021

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Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia
A wooden crate
Tall Tales

Welsh teen posted himself home from Australia

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Apr 2021
Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
In Depth

Rape and misogyny claims spark crisis in Australian politics

String of lawmakers hit by allegations amid renewed surge of #MeToo anger
7 Apr 2021
Did pharaoh’s curse’ cause Suez blockade?
The Suez canal
Tall Tales

Did pharaoh’s curse’ cause Suez blockade?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
31 Mar 2021
Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan
Migrants attempt to cross the English Channel
The latest on . . .

Patel in talks with ‘non-EU countries’ over migrant deportation plan

Denmark and Turkey among countries that may be paid to take in cross-Channel asylum seekers
18 Mar 2021
Influencer advocates backwards toilet stance
A toilet roll
Tall Tales

Influencer advocates backwards toilet stance

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Mar 2021
Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits a facility producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
In Depth

Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?

A quarter of a million doses will not be delivered after continental export blockade
5 Mar 2021
How Melbourne became a case study for defeating coronavirus
Novak Djokovic faces Aslan Karatsev in the semi-final of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park
Getting to grips with . . .

How Melbourne became a case study for defeating coronavirus

Complex modelling and the world’s longest lockdown have paved way for return to near-normal life
19 Feb 2021
UFO confirmed as ballistic missile test
A NATO training exercise.
Tall Tales

UFO confirmed as ballistic missile test

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Feb 2021
Australia, Egypt and the British Virgin Islands
Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt
Podcast

Australia, Egypt and the British Virgin Islands

Are the BVIs as corrupt as their former governor claims? Is Egypt any closer to democracy? And will the sun set on Australia Day?
22 Jan 2021
Google threatens to pull out of Australia over media payment law
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
In Focus

Google threatens to pull out of Australia over media payment law

Social media giant poised to shut down search engines if forced to pay for news content
22 Jan 2021
Father Christmas caught in power lines
Santa
Tall Tales

Father Christmas caught in power lines

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 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 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
Scientists say time travel could prevent the Covid pandemic
A model of Back to the Future's flying DeLorean
In Brief

Scientists say time travel could prevent the Covid pandemic

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Hitachi ‘failed its nuclear test’
Hitachi Wales
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Hitachi ‘failed its nuclear test’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 18 September
18 Sep 2020
Airline’s ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in ten minutes
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31:Luggage is loaded onto a Qantas aeroplane at Melbourne Airport on October 31, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. Qantas flights are expected to return to the skie
In Brief

Airline’s ‘flight to nowhere’ sells out in ten minutes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Sep 2020
Why Tony Abbott is a controversial choice for UK trade role
Ex-Australian PM Tony Abbott
In Brief

Why Tony Abbott is a controversial choice for UK trade role

The former Australian PM is a keen Brexiteer - but comes with political baggage
27 Aug 2020
All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus
Brazil coronavirus
In Depth

All of the countries facing a ‘second wave’ of coronavirus

Fears rising amid string of European outbreaks and rising cases in the Americas
30 Jul 2020
Australian pub bars emu regulars for defecating
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In Brief

Australian pub bars emu regulars for defecating

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Jul 2020
Gough Whitlam: did the Queen dismiss Australia’s PM?
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam
In Depth

Gough Whitlam: did the Queen dismiss Australia’s PM?

Newly released letters reveal Palace’s role in one of the most sensational political events in Australian history
14 Jul 2020
Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief
Australian soldier
In Depth

Elite Australian troops ‘committed war crimes’, says chief

Major-General Adam Findlay said ‘there are guys who criminally did something’
30 Jun 2020
Scientists begin testing two coronavirus vaccines
Experts say findings of new study pose a ‘real worry’ for public health
In Brief

Scientists begin testing two coronavirus vaccines

Australian researchers reach ‘critical milestone’ in global Covid-19 battle
3 Apr 2020
Police investigate ‘horrific’ car fire that killed family
Brisbane car fire
In Brief

Police investigate ‘horrific’ car fire that killed family

Brisbane police refuse to rule out murder-suicide involving ex-rugby league player
19 Feb 2020
Boy in news report spotted eating flies
An Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed on human skin in a lab of the International Training and Medical Research Training Center (CIDEIM) on January 25, 2016, in Cali, Colombia. CIDEIM sci
In Brief

Boy in news report spotted eating flies

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Feb 2020
Australian Open 2020: women’s and men’s finals
Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne will host the finals of the Australian Open tennis grand slam
In Review

Australian Open 2020: women’s and men’s finals

First slam of the season ends this weekend in Melbourne
31 Jan 2020
Has Lord Lucan been found in Australia?
Lord Lucan
In Brief

Has Lord Lucan been found in Australia?

Son of murdered nanny says the fugitive is now a suburban Buddhist
29 Jan 2020
The pros and cons of a points-based immigration
Border control
In Depth

The pros and cons of a points-based immigration

Priti Patel ‘pushing for early introduction’ of Australian-style approach
21 Jan 2020
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