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Is Hillary Clinton planning a comeback?
Hillary Clinton
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Is Hillary Clinton planning a comeback?

It’s clear that at 74, Clinton is still fired up, ‘ambitious’ and keen to wield influence
20 Jan 2022
Rare 50p coins: which are the most valuable?
Hands hold new 50p coins
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Rare 50p coins: which are the most valuable?

Commemorative Platinum Jubilee coin reminiscent of other historic designs
6 Jan 2022
Eight positive British news stories from 2021
Grid showing four good bits of news from this year (beavers, Max Woosey, lidos and the ‘Borrowdale Banksy’)
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Eight positive British news stories from 2021

From a resurgence of wild beavers to the ‘Borrowdale Banksy’
31 Dec 2021
The best podcasts of 2021
Selection of podcasts
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The best podcasts of 2021

The Week’s pick of must-listen shows
29 Dec 2021
The best Christmas TV
Still from West Side Story
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The best Christmas TV

From films and documentaries to musicals for all the family
25 Dec 2021
Hong Kong voters shun first post-crackdown election
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam casts her vote
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Hong Kong voters shun first post-crackdown election

Pro-Beijing candidates sweep controversial Legislative Council vote
20 Dec 2021
Declining births: is civilisation going to crumble?
Elon Musk and son X Æ A-12 on stage
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Declining births: is civilisation going to crumble?

Last week, Elon Musk expressed concerns about the global population growing out of control
17 Dec 2021

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Afghanistan withdrawal: did the Foreign Office fail in its response?
Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street
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Afghanistan withdrawal: did the Foreign Office fail in its response?

Testimony of former desk officer said prioritising of applicants was ‘arbitrary and dysfunctional’
16 Dec 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time goals, career statistics and red cards
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
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Messi vs. Ronaldo: all-time goals, career statistics and red cards

A look at the numbers behind the world-class duo
16 Dec 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: Champions League and international records
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
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Messi vs. Ronaldo: Champions League and international records

How the duo compare at the top level for club and country
16 Dec 2021
Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: player profiles
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
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Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: player profiles

A look at the two superstar footballers
16 Dec 2021
Messi vs. Ronaldo: trophies and personal awards
Champions League trophy
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Messi vs. Ronaldo: trophies and personal awards

Messi has added a seventh Ballon d’Or to his trophy cabinet
16 Dec 2021
How to volunteer with the NHS booster vaccine campaign
A vaccinator jabs a member of the public
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How to volunteer with the NHS booster vaccine campaign

Thousands of voluntary and paid roles to be filled as jab target raised
16 Dec 2021
Shell’s North Sea oil U-turn: ‘a first victory in a longer war’?
Activists holding sign reading 'Stop Cambo'
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Shell’s North Sea oil U-turn: ‘a first victory in a longer war’?

Controversy after oil giant pulls out of proposed Cambo project
9 Dec 2021
How Afghanistan is hurtling towards famine and ruin
Afghans at a street market
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How Afghanistan is hurtling towards famine and ruin

The UN estimates that about 23 million Afghans are facing acute hunger
3 Dec 2021
Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?
Jodie Whittaker
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Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?

Tory MP says vogue for ‘gender-flipping’ characters has helped create crisis in masculinity
3 Dec 2021
The House of Commons: no place for a baby?
Stella Creasy being interviewed, holding a tiny baby
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The House of Commons: no place for a baby?

Bringing babies onto the green benches is against the ‘rules of behaviour and courtesies’
3 Dec 2021
The traffic-light coalition: a new start for Germany?
Members of new German coalition
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The traffic-light coalition: a new start for Germany?

New government expected to be sworn in next week, signalling end of Angela Merkel’s 16-year rule
2 Dec 2021
Shoppers warned about dodgy Black Friday deals
Online shopping on a laptop
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Shoppers warned about dodgy Black Friday deals

Consumer watchdog says better prices can be had on most of the so-called bargain offers
24 Nov 2021
Ethiopia on the brink of ‘irreversible state collapse’
Soldiers in Ethiopia
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Ethiopia on the brink of ‘irreversible state collapse’

The basic issue is how much autonomy Ethiopia’s regions should have
19 Nov 2021
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: held to a £400m ransom
Richard Ratcliffe with a sign reading 'Hunger for justice day 21'
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: held to a £400m ransom

Boris Johnson has ‘a moral duty to set this right’, said The Observer
18 Nov 2021
Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working
Priti Patel
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Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working

Last week, a record 1,185 migrants crossed the Channel to Kent in small boats
18 Nov 2021
Handball: swapping bikini bottoms for tight pants
The trailblazing Norwegian team
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Handball: swapping bikini bottoms for tight pants

Women competitors will be required to ‘wear short tight pants with a close fit’
5 Nov 2021
Ryanair: readying for departure from London
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary 
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Ryanair: readying for departure from London

Plans to delist Ryanair from the LSE could spell ‘another blow’ to the ‘dwindling’ London market
5 Nov 2021
Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate
Trans rights activists demonstrating in Edinburgh
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Kathleen Stock resigns: the ‘hounding’ of an academic on the front line of transgender rights debate

Sussex University students claim ‘trans and non-binary students are safer and happier for it’
4 Nov 2021
Can the PM really create ‘good jobs, green jobs’?
Boris Johnson visits the Scottish Power Carland Cross Windfarm
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Can the PM really create ‘good jobs, green jobs’?

Boris Johnson claims his plans to cut carbon emissions will help create 440,000 jobs by 2030
29 Oct 2021
Assisted dying: a complex, fraught and ‘necessary’ debate
Protestors hold a banner reading ‘Euthanasia? Don't kill, cure!’ during a demonstration against the decriminalisation of euthanasia
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Assisted dying: a complex, fraught and ‘necessary’ debate

The Assisted Dying Bill – which would allow doctors to assist in the deaths of terminally ill patients – has relevance for ‘millions’
28 Oct 2021
NHS funding: ‘welcome and badly needed’ or a ‘hefty sacrifice’
Rishi Sunak on budget day
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NHS funding: ‘welcome and badly needed’ or a ‘hefty sacrifice’

Twenty years ago, the NHS accounted for 27% of all day-to-day public service spending. Today, that figure is closer to 40%
28 Oct 2021
‘Hissy fits’ and blatant bullying: Sajid Javid vs. the GPs
Sajid Javid
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‘Hissy fits’ and blatant bullying: Sajid Javid vs. the GPs

93% of GPs in England see the health secretary’s plans to encourage face-to-face appointments as unacceptable
21 Oct 2021
Coco vision: up close to Chanel opticals
Chanel opticals
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Coco vision: up close to Chanel opticals

Parisian luxury house adds opticals to digital offering
20 Oct 2021
Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping
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Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’

State-accredited reporters to undergo training aimed at stamping out dissent
18 Oct 2021
‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church
Rosary beads on a bible
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‘Cruel indifference’: the disgrace of the French Catholic Church

Landmark report estimates around 330,000 children were abused by clergymen and officials between 1950 and 2020
14 Oct 2021
Out of fashion: Asos ‘curse’ has struck again
Asos online fashion website
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Out of fashion: Asos ‘curse’ has struck again

Share price tumbles following the departure of CEO Nick Beighton
14 Oct 2021
Germany after Merkel: the long negotiations begin
Olaf Scholz
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Germany after Merkel: the long negotiations begin

It could be a protracted wait to find out what form Germany’s next government will take
8 Oct 2021
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