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Why psychosis is on the rise
Women sits in hospital
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Why psychosis is on the rise

Latest data provides ‘concrete evidence’ of impact of Covid pandemic on mental health
18 Oct 2021
What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
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What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan

Taipei demands F-16 jets as threat from Beijing rises
18 Oct 2021
What causes Havana Syndrome?
Cases were first reported at the US embassy in Cuba
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What causes Havana Syndrome?

Officials investigate outbreak of cases at US embassy in Colombia
14 Oct 2021
All you need to know about the Pandora Papers
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis features in the massive financial data leak
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All you need to know about the Pandora Papers

World leaders, a Tory donor and Tony Blair among figures named in unprecedented insight into tax avoidance
4 Oct 2021
How gene editing works
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How gene editing works

Regulations covering gene manipulation in agriculture are expected to be relaxed
29 Sep 2021
How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay
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How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay

Chief medical officer says proposed move could halve hospital admissions among UK children
24 Sep 2021
All aboard the new Yacht Britannia
An artist’s impression of the new national flagship yacht issued by Downing Street
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All aboard the new Yacht Britannia

Boris Johnson wants a new ‘national flagship’ for Britain. Is it a good idea?
23 Sep 2021

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What is Cop26 and what could be achieved?
A climate change protest outside the Palace of Westminster
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What is Cop26 and what could be achieved?

Delegates expected to land in Scotland in matter of weeks
22 Sep 2021
Which Covid-19 vaccine works best as a booster jab?
A man receives his first Covid-19 dose in Surrey
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Which Covid-19 vaccine works best as a booster jab?

Pfizer-BioNTech recommended as third shot for all over-50s in the UK
16 Sep 2021
What we know about myocarditis and the Covid-19 vaccines
Vaccine centre in Hexham
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What we know about myocarditis and the Covid-19 vaccines

Cases of heart inflammation reported ‘very rarely’ after coronavirus jabs
15 Sep 2021
What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test
A North Korean missile test in 2019
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What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test

US says the weapon may have nuclear capabilities and poses ‘threats’ to neighbouring nations
13 Sep 2021
The Week Schools Guide: The best of the best
Oakham School in Rutland is one of the UK’s most forward-thinking
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The Week Schools Guide: The best of the best

We proudly present our highly acclaimed guide to the UK’s leading independent senior schools. Education experts Emma Lee-Potter and Janita Clamp have …
10 Sep 2021
How ‘direct air capture’ turns carbon dioxide into stone
Direct air capture containers
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How ‘direct air capture’ turns carbon dioxide into stone

Experts say the technology could reduce current greenhouse gas levels within years
8 Sep 2021
What the National Insurance rise means for you
Boris Johnson with Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid
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What the National Insurance rise means for you

Workers earning £30,000 a year will hand over at least £250 more following tax hike
8 Sep 2021
A short history of the UK’s honours scandals
Prince Charles
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A short history of the UK’s honours scandals

Prince Charles’s former aide steps down over claims ‘fixing’ honour for Saudi tycoon
6 Sep 2021
The cities most at risk from climate change
Flooded street in Brooklyn, New York
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The cities most at risk from climate change

Urban populations in coastal areas face most severe impacts from rising temperatures
2 Sep 2021
Inclisiran: anti-cholesterol jab a ‘game-changer’ for heart attacks and strokes
Patient receives injection
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Inclisiran: anti-cholesterol jab a ‘game-changer’ for heart attacks and strokes

The new drug could save tens of thousands of lives in England and Wales
1 Sep 2021
What are Hycean planets?
Artist’s impression of Hycean planet ocean
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What are Hycean planets?

Planets ‘hiding in plain sight’ could provide habitable conditions for life
26 Aug 2021
Gulf Stream collapse explained
Greenland ice climate change
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Gulf Stream collapse explained

Study warns of famine, extreme cold and rising sea levels if planet’s key heat distributor shuts down
6 Aug 2021
Why has Tunisia’s president sacked the prime minister?
Tunisian President Kais Saied pictured in 2019
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Why has Tunisia’s president sacked the prime minister?

Hichem Mechichi dismissed amid violent Covid-19 demonstrations
26 Jul 2021
What is the rare Monkey B virus that killed vet in China?
Macaque monkeys huddle together for warmth at Awajishima Monkey Center, Japan
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What is the rare Monkey B virus that killed vet in China?

Infection linked to macaques is often deadly when spread to humans
20 Jul 2021
Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
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Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk

Largest study of long-lasting illness finds 200 symptoms of chronic illness
16 Jul 2021
How Denmark conquered England in 1013
A modern interpretation of Danish ships preparing to make landfall in England
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How Denmark conquered England in 1013

Danish warrior Sweyn Forkbeard is England’s ‘forgotten king’
7 Jul 2021
The coronavirus vaccines
An elderly lady receives a Covid vaccine in San Juan, Philippines
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The coronavirus vaccines

Everything you need to know about the world’s coronavirus vaccines
2 Jul 2021
Why Bill Cosby is walking free after sexual assault conviction
Bill Cosby outside his home after being released from prison
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Why Bill Cosby is walking free after sexual assault conviction

Surprise reversal of actor’s ten-year prison sentence met with ‘shock and fury’
1 Jul 2021
Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett pictured together in 2013
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Who are the Israeli parties seeking to oust Netanyahu?

The government coalition will combine far-right leader, a two-state solution advocate and Arab Islamists
3 Jun 2021
Everything we know so far about GB News
Andrew Neil
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Everything we know so far about GB News

Andrew Neil plans broadcasting ‘shake-up’ as head of the UK’s latest news channel
25 May 2021
The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained
Abortion activists demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in 2018
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The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained

Joe Biden dragged into major new legal battle over landmark reproductive rights ruling
19 May 2021
What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?
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What happens when a country comes under ransomware attack?

Irish healthcare system shuts down IT services after huge cybersecurity breach
14 May 2021
‘Roof knocking’: how Israel warns of airstrikes
A huge explosion in Gaza following an early morning Israeli airstrike
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‘Roof knocking’: how Israel warns of airstrikes

Controversial early-warning system deployed during strikes on Gaza
12 May 2021
Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it
Woman covered in plastic bag wears mask to protect from Covid-19
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Covid anxiety: the symptoms and how to treat it

Research shows that the syndrome is especially common among younger people and women
12 May 2021
Iron Dome: How Israel’s missile shield works
A missile is launched by an 'Iron Dome' battery in the Gaza strip
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Iron Dome: How Israel’s missile shield works

Hamas launches first rockets in seven years towards Jerusalem
11 May 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
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Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win

Labour faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
4 May 2021
A history of the peace walls in Belfast
A peace barrier along Springfield Road, Belfast
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A history of the peace walls in Belfast

More than 60 remain throughout Northern Ireland
21 Apr 2021
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