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India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance
People rest in the shade under a bridge
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India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance

Dozens are thought to have died, schools have been forced to close and taps have run dry
12 May 2022
The return of the Marcos clan
Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr with fireworks behind him
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The return of the Marcos clan

Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr is the clear favourite to win next week’s election
6 May 2022
Sri Lanka: a nation on the brink
A crowd of protesters
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Sri Lanka: a nation on the brink

The country is only a few more ‘bad decisions’ away from disaster
29 Apr 2022
Imran Khan and the poisonous legacy of the ‘Trump of Pakistan’
Imran Khan on stage
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Imran Khan and the poisonous legacy of the ‘Trump of Pakistan’

Ousted PM became a populist ‘cult leader’ who is ‘hero-worshipped’ by many
22 Apr 2022
How the world reported Boris Johnson’s trip to Ukraine
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy
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How the world reported Boris Johnson’s trip to Ukraine

Images of Zelenskyy and Johnson on the streets of Kyiv praised as a photo-op ‘that matters’
11 Apr 2022
Trouble at the supreme court: the case of the judge’s wife
Ginni and Clarence Thomas
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Trouble at the supreme court: the case of the judge’s wife

Leaked Ginni Thomas messages show how unmoored from reality the US Right has become
7 Apr 2022
Is China’s zero-Covid strategy a threat to the world economy?
Woman getting Covid test
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Is China’s zero-Covid strategy a threat to the world economy?

Cities which house huge factories where Apple’s iPhones are made have been locked down
25 Mar 2022

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F1: Ferrari ‘back with a bang’ as Leclerc ‘tames the beast’
Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz celebrate in Bahrain
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F1: Ferrari ‘back with a bang’ as Leclerc ‘tames the beast’

The Tifosi celebrate a stunning one-two for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz
21 Mar 2022
Is there an ominous parallel between Taiwan and Ukraine?
Child holding 'I stand with Ukraine' poster
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Is there an ominous parallel between Taiwan and Ukraine?

Xi Jinping has described the ‘reunification’ of China as Beijing’s ‘historical task’
10 Mar 2022
France’s withdrawal from Mali: a victory for the Kremlin?
A French soldier in a field in Mali
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France’s withdrawal from Mali: a victory for the Kremlin?

Now, the Kremlin has spotted an opportunity to expand its influence across Africa
4 Mar 2022
Five global consequences of Russia’s Ukraine invasion
Anti-war protesters march near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
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Five global consequences of Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Kyiv’s allies have torn up decades of foreign policy and abandoned neutrality
3 Mar 2022
‘I’m with Vlad’: who are the US conservatives praising Putin?
Tucker Carlson
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‘I’m with Vlad’: who are the US conservatives praising Putin?

Tucker Carlson has repeatedly played down Russia’s aggression – and he’s not alone
3 Mar 2022
Is Vladimir Putin under threat from inside Russia?
The police detain a demonstrator
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Is Vladimir Putin under threat from inside Russia?

Anti-war protests have occurred daily in Russia since the invasion of Ukraine began
1 Mar 2022
How the world reported the ‘final push’ to avoid war in Ukraine
A military instructor teaches civilians holding wooden replicas of Kalashnikov rifles, as they take part in a training session in Kiev
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How the world reported the ‘final push’ to avoid war in Ukraine

Western officials warn of imminent conflict while Ukraine sticks to more measured rhetoric
14 Feb 2022
How has Japan’s border experiment worked?
People wearing face masks in Japan
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How has Japan’s border experiment worked?

Japanese government warned its isolationist Covid policy risks alienating allies
11 Feb 2022
How the world reported Boris Johnson’s lockdown scandals
Boris Johnson on a visit to a police station in Uxbridge
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How the world reported Boris Johnson’s lockdown scandals

PM ‘running out of friends’ as rule breach allegations mount
21 Dec 2021
The Olympic boycott: a small gesture of condemnation 
Anti-Chinese Communist Party protesters in London
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The Olympic boycott: a small gesture of condemnation 

Will the diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in China achieve anything?
17 Dec 2021
The UK’s vaccine stash examined
Covax jab-sharing scheme
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The UK’s vaccine stash examined

World Health Organization says only 7.5% of people are fully inoculated across Africa
2 Dec 2021
Explosions in space: a Russian show of strength
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station
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Explosions in space: a Russian show of strength

Moscow is letting its opponents know ‘just how far it is willing to go to achieve its strategic objectives’
26 Nov 2021
How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests
Demonstrators gather in the Belgian capital Brussels
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How the world reported Europe’s eruption of anti-lockdown protests

Tens of thousands rally in violent demonstrations against new Covid-19 restrictions
22 Nov 2021
How the world reported Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated
A woman wearing a protective face mask walks through Vienna
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How the world reported Austria’s lockdown for the unvaccinated

‘Unprecedented’ measures introduced as country records highest infections in western Europe
17 Nov 2021
Nagorno-Karabakh ‘laced with mines’ one year on from ceasefire
The aftermath of shelling in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh
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Nagorno-Karabakh ‘laced with mines’ one year on from ceasefire

‘War wounds’ still open as Armenia and Azerbaijan mark first anniversary of deadly conflict
10 Nov 2021
What the world is saying about Cop26
Boris Johnson
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What the world is saying about Cop26

The ‘last chance’ bid to tackle climate change kicks off in Glasgow this weekend
27 Oct 2021
Everything we know so far about the Sudan military coup
Protestors block a road in the Sudanese capital city Khartoum
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Everything we know so far about the Sudan military coup

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and other leaders detained in apparent power grab
25 Oct 2021
‘If anyone can save Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump’
Trump at October 2021 rally
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‘If anyone can save Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump’

Donald Trump’s second term is looking increasingly likely, said The Atlantic
22 Oct 2021
What Poland’s clash with the EU means for the bloc
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
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What Poland’s clash with the EU means for the bloc

Rumours of ‘Polexit’ fizzling out – but a ‘dirty remain’ could be worse
19 Oct 2021
What the world’s first malaria vaccine means for Africa
A worker inspects a mosquito net in Arusha, Tanzania
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What the world’s first malaria vaccine means for Africa

World Health Organization hails breakthrough in battle against tropical disease
7 Oct 2021
What the world is saying about the UK’s fuel crisis
Petrol crisis
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What the world is saying about the UK’s fuel crisis

Britons facing re-run of 1970s shortages but ‘there is nothing Austin Powers-like about this time machine’
29 Sep 2021
The ‘Two Michaels’: pawns in Beijing’s brutal game
Protesters hold signs calling for the release of Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig
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The ‘Two Michaels’: pawns in Beijing’s brutal game

Canadian citizens are being used by Beijing to pressure Canada in the Huawei extradition case
19 Aug 2021
Biden’s meeting with Putin: a win for the Kremlin?
Joe Biden meets Vladimir Putin in Geneva
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Biden’s meeting with Putin: a win for the Kremlin?

The Russian and US presidents met last week, but didn’t look into each others’ souls
25 Jun 2021
California dreaming: Van Cleef & Arpels at South Coast Plaza
Van Cleef & Arpels at South Coast Plaza
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California dreaming: Van Cleef & Arpels at South Coast Plaza

The Lady Arpels Pont des Amoureux collection of timepieces is celebrated with immersive display
29 Apr 2021
Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’
Health workers take a nasal swab from a boy in Karachi
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Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’

Hospitals overflowing with patients as concern rises that Indian ’double mutation’ is spreading freely
28 Apr 2021
How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing
Drinkers outside a pub in Windsor
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How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing

Drinkers brave icy weather to celebrate amid hope that vaccine success means ‘no going back’ to Covid restrictions
13 Apr 2021
How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’
Anti-coup protesters use slingshots against approaching security forces
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How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’

Children among the dead in ‘bloodiest’ crackdown since military coup
29 Mar 2021
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