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Why Australia is furious over China’s ‘secret’ deal
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare pictured in Beijing
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Why Australia is furious over China’s ‘secret’ deal

Beijing now ‘very likely’ to establish military presence in South Pacific, minister warns
28 Apr 2022
Colonialism and climate change: the link examined
Demonstrators hold sign reading ‘the climate crisis is colonialism’ at Fridays for Future protest in Mexico City
Expert’s view

Colonialism and climate change: the link examined

Top scientists point to connection for first time in new IPCC study
25 Apr 2022
What are hypersonic missiles?
A Russian jet carrying a hypersonic missile flies over a military parade in Red Square, Moscow
Fact file

What are hypersonic missiles?

Russian invasion of Ukraine has hastened efforts to develop ‘consequential weapon’
6 Apr 2022
The UK’s offshore migrant processing plans
A group of migrants attempting to cross the Channel
Behind the scenes

The UK’s offshore migrant processing plans

Government moving closer to processing asylum seekers in a third country
6 Apr 2022
Rain bombs and megaflash lightning: Australia experiences unprecedented weather
Flooding in Queensland
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rain bombs and megaflash lightning: Australia experiences unprecedented weather

Nine people have been killed during days of torrential rainfall and flooding
1 Mar 2022
Are shark attacks on the rise?
Great white shark
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Are shark attacks on the rise?

Sydney records first fatal shark attack in almost 60 years
18 Feb 2022
Does the Anglosphere exist?
Joe Biden announces Aukus pact
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Does the Anglosphere exist?

Do the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States share more than a language?
20 Jan 2022

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Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed
A lockdown warning sign in Tasmania, Australia
Stranger than fiction

Man who triggered Australia lockdown is jailed

Tim Gunn tested positive for Covid-19 after breaching quarantine
22 Dec 2021
Australian council will ban cats outside unless they are on a lead
A cat preparing to launch itself
Tall Tales

Australian council will ban cats outside unless they are on a lead

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Dec 2021
What happened to Cleo Smith?
Cleo Smith, four, pictured in hospital
Today’s big question

What happened to Cleo Smith?

Terence Darrell Kelly appeared in court today after the toddler was rescued from his home
4 Nov 2021
Australia jabs koalas against chlamydia
Tall Tales

Australia jabs koalas against chlamydia

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Oct 2021
Ben Roberts-Smith: the soldier accused of killing ‘helpless Afghans’
Ben Roberts-Smith arrives in court in Sydney
Profile

Ben Roberts-Smith: the soldier accused of killing ‘helpless Afghans’

The former special forces corporal is suing newspapers for defamation in case that renews spotlight on alleged military abuses
5 Oct 2021
How Australia will begin reopening its borders from next month
Australians queue for vaccination outside the Melbourne Exhibition Centre
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How Australia will begin reopening its borders from next month

Residents will be allowed to travel abroad after 80% of their home state has been vaccinated
4 Oct 2021
The latest evidence on Covid-19’s origins
Bat hanging from tree
Expert’s view

The latest evidence on Covid-19’s origins

Preliminary findings indicate virus was spread between different species via ‘natural spillover’ events
27 Sep 2021
‘Ignore Twitter and it becomes Angela Rayner in a broom cupboard’
Nadine Dorries
Instant Opinion

‘Ignore Twitter and it becomes Angela Rayner in a broom cupboard’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
20 Sep 2021
Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained
Joe Biden announces Aukus pact
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Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained

The deal to counter China will allow Australia to build nuclear submarines for the first time
16 Sep 2021
‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’
Harry Kane
Instant Opinion

‘Kane has found a gentlemen’s agreement is meaningless in the brutal world of football’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Aug 2021
What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’
Covid warning in Australia
Today’s big question

What Australia’s new lockdowns reveal about a ‘zero Covid strategy’

Critics claim approach aimed at saving lives has led to ‘cul-de-sac of perpetual lockdowns’
3 Aug 2021
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
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
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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
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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
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