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What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant
People wear face masks while shopping in Hanoi
Getting to grips with . . .

What we know about Vietnam’s ‘very dangerous’ coronavirus variant

WHO investigates new strain, prompting calls to add Southeast Asian nation to red list
2 Jun 2021
Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis
A relative sits with her family member in a hospital in Rajasthan, India
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Black market scammers cash in on India’s coronavirus crisis

Desperate families being duped with fake medicines and promises of access to hospital beds and funeral services
18 May 2021
Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’
Health workers take a nasal swab from a boy in Karachi
Global lens

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
The port city at the epicentre of India’s Covid catastrophe
A Covid patient breathes with the help of oxygen in a tent outside a Sikh Gurdwara
In Depth

The port city at the epicentre of India’s Covid catastrophe

Half of all people getting tested in Kolkata are positive for coronavirus
28 Apr 2021
Indian government ‘hiding true Covid death toll’
A man in PPE looks on as funeral pyres burn
In Depth

Indian government ‘hiding true Covid death toll’

Witnesses claim many coronavirus fatalities are not being recorded as double mutation triggers healthcare crisis
26 Apr 2021
How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader
A Buddhist monk receives a vaccine below an image of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
In Depth

How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader

Army of volunteers inoculate more than half of population in just seven days
19 Apr 2021
‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India
Holi celebrations in Guwahati in the northeast state of Assam
In Depth

‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India

Hopes of herd immunity extinguished as wave of new strain sweeps across the country
30 Mar 2021

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How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’
Anti-coup protesters use slingshots against approaching security forces
Global lens

How the world reported Myanmar’s ‘day of shame’

Children among the dead in ‘bloodiest’ crackdown since military coup
29 Mar 2021
How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy
A motorcyclist rides through a disinfection tunnel in Chennai
Getting to grips with . . .

How India suppressed Covid while reopening its economy

Experts left searching for answers after dramatic - and unexplained - decline in Covid infections
16 Feb 2021
How Southeast Asia successfully suppressed Covid-19
People wearing face masks to stop the spread of Covid in Hanoi, Vietnam
Getting to grips with . . .

How Southeast Asia successfully suppressed Covid-19

Region has reported low infection and death rates following speedy responses to pandemic
8 Feb 2021
Can Aung San Suu Kyi reclaim hero status following Myanmar coup?
Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters in 2015
Today’s big question

Can Aung San Suu Kyi reclaim hero status following Myanmar coup?

The detained civil leader fell from grace over Rohingya crisis but remains face of nation’s pro-democracy movement
2 Feb 2021
Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off
India farmers demonstrating in New Delhi
Global lens

Why India’s farmers are protesting in months-long stand-off

At least one demonstrator killed in clashes with New Delhi police as tensions over new agricultural laws boil over
28 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’
Philip Green
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The emperor runs out of clothes’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 2 December
2 Dec 2020
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Michael Gove
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 December
1 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 30 November
30 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’
Donald Trump
In Depth

Instant Opinion: US was ‘lucky to get Trump’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 November
11 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson’s ‘tone-deaf lies fall flat’
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street wearing a face mask.
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris Johnson’s ‘tone-deaf lies fall flat’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 7 October
7 Oct 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Green China, Amnesty and online politics
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The Week Unwrapped: Green China, Amnesty and online politics

Will China save us from climate change? Are modern leaders immune to shame? And what can we learn from online party conferences?
2 Oct 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September
Venus
In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’
Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 17 September
17 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’
Xi Jinping
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Xi Jinping is ‘world’s most dangerous man’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 September
15 Sep 2020
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Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Sep 2020
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4 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 August
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21 Aug 2020
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Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’
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Instant Opinion: BLM is ‘threat to racial progress’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 13 August
13 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’
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Instant Opinion: ‘I still don't know why I was stopped’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 11 August
11 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’
Lebanon
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Instant Opinion: ‘Lebanon’s worst enemy is its government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 10 August
10 Aug 2020
What Delhi’s Covid outbreak can teach us about herd immunity
India coronavirus
In Brief

What Delhi’s Covid outbreak can teach us about herd immunity

Large number of Indians thought to have antibodies raising hopes of avoiding a second spike
23 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: why was Britain last on face masks?
Tube, Underground, coronavirus
In Depth

Instant Opinion: why was Britain last on face masks?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 July
14 Jul 2020
How coronavirus eventually gripped India
India coronavirus
In Depth

How coronavirus eventually gripped India

It now has more cases than anywhere in the world except Brazil and the US
6 Jul 2020
Why is there a North and South Korea?
Korean War
In Depth

Why is there a North and South Korea?

Seven decades after the two countries went to war a delicate armistice is beginning to fray
25 Jun 2020
Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’
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In Brief

Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’

Preliminary report says ‘human error’ to blame for crash in Pakistan that claimed 98 lives
25 Jun 2020