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Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage
A monkey
Tall Tales

Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 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
Great ape named Karen given Covid vaccine
A great ape
Tall Tales

Great ape named Karen given Covid vaccine

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 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
Snake robots, farm protests and pet food
A dog
Podcast

Snake robots, farm protests and pet food

What can we learn from the skin of sidewinders? Why are farmers descending on Delhi? And would your cat eat lab-grown mouse protein?
5 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
Meet the ‘vaccine king of India’
Adar Poonawalla gestures during a press conference in Pune.
Global lens

Meet the ‘vaccine king of India’

Adar Poonawalla bet big on Oxford vaccine - but plans to keep prices low for the world’s poorest countries
25 Jan 2021

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The strangest Christmas customs from around the world
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In Depth

The strangest Christmas customs from around the world

From defecating logs to KFC-fuelled feasts, Christmas inspires a host of eccentric and colourful rituals
16 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
China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcements and supplies drives towards a highway bordering China
In Brief

China deploys microwave weapon to blast Indian troops

The radiation technology left soldiers vomiting and incapacitated without breaking no-live-shots rule
17 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
Man who farted in Uber ends up in court
Uber, London
In Brief

Man who farted in Uber ends up in court

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Oct 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
Instant Opinion: what happens ‘when a president gets sick’?
Donald Trump walks into the White House
In Depth

Instant Opinion: what happens ‘when a president gets sick’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 2 October
2 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Remainers fighting ‘long-lost war’
Brexit
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Remainers fighting ‘long-lost war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 1 October
1 Oct 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation
China India
In Brief

The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation

Are China and India on the war path? Does your office need spiritual guidance? And what is the Fed up to on inflation?
11 Sep 2020
Magh Mela: watching over the world’s biggest festival
Magh Mela, India
In Depth

Magh Mela: watching over the world’s biggest festival

Keeping tabs on millions of pilgrims has led to the building of a surveillance mini-state, says Monica Jha
21 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
Coronavirus: why antibody rates vary so widely
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In Depth

Coronavirus: why antibody rates vary so widely

Tests show that likely levels of immunity range from 68% in parts of New York to less than 1% in India
10 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
High drama: India and China brawl in the Himalayas
Pangong lake, on the border between China and India
In Depth

High drama: India and China brawl in the Himalayas

Indian soldiers ‘beaten to death’ in first fatal clashes for 45 years
17 Jun 2020
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 May
Dominic Cummings
In Depth

Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
29 May 2020
Instant Opinion: PM’s advisers should ‘come out of shadows’
Alastair Campbell
In Depth

Instant Opinion: PM’s advisers should ‘come out of shadows’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 27 May
27 May 2020
India captures ‘spying’ pigeon on Kashmir border
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In Brief

India captures ‘spying’ pigeon on Kashmir border

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 May 2020
Why has coronavirus not run rampant in India?
Chennai policeman
In Depth

Why has coronavirus not run rampant in India?

Experts puzzled by populous South Asian country’s limited outbreak
5 May 2020
India’s Muslims feel persecuted during coronavirus pandemic
India Muslims
In Brief

India’s Muslims feel persecuted during coronavirus pandemic

Community has been wrongly accused of being responsible for spread of Covid-19
24 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: 1.3 billion Indians placed into lockdown
India coronavirus
In Brief

Coronavirus: 1.3 billion Indians placed into lockdown

21-day restriction imposed to tackle spread of virus
25 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The battle for decency online’
Internet
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The battle for decency online’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 16 March
16 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: Italy lockdown ‘warning from the future’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Italy lockdown ‘warning from the future’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 9 March
9 Mar 2020
How the New Delhi’s streets became a battleground
Delhi
In Depth

How the New Delhi’s streets became a battleground

Muslims forced to flee as sectarian violence erupts again over citizenship law
26 Feb 2020
Americans google ‘what is India?’ as Trump visits country
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In Brief

Americans google ‘what is India?’ as Trump visits country

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Feb 2020
What is on Donald Trump’s agenda in India?
Modi and Trump
In Depth

What is on Donald Trump’s agenda in India?

US president is making his first official trip to the world’s most populous democracy
24 Feb 2020
Instant Opinion: New front in Indian ‘ideological civil war’
India pollution, Delhi
In Depth

Instant Opinion: New front in Indian ‘ideological civil war’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 22 January
22 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 January
7 Jan 2020