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Gunboats sent in to Jersey fishing row: what happens next?
St Helier
Today’s big question

Gunboats sent in to Jersey fishing row: what happens next?

Blockade of St Helier port ‘pretty close to an act of war’, says Jersey Fishermen’s Association
6 May 2021
Barnier blasts Britain’s ‘childish’ Brexit team in tell-all diary
Michel Barnier in London during negotiations in October 2020
In Brief

Barnier blasts Britain’s ‘childish’ Brexit team in tell-all diary

EU chief negotiator publishes blow-by-blow account of painstaking negotiations
6 May 2021
What next for Netanyahu amid Israel’s political stalemate?
Benjamin Netanyahu
In Depth

What next for Netanyahu amid Israel’s political stalemate?

Prime minister battling to retain power as deadline to form coalition passes
6 May 2021
‘Boris sends in the gunboats’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Boris sends in the gunboats’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
6 May 2021
The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit
Starbucks order
Tall Tales

The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 May 2021
What is Donald Trump up to now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump up to now?

Reprimanding senior Republicans and taking on corporations have been top of the former president’s agenda
5 May 2021
EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’
Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping
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EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’

European trade chief says agreement is suspended due to sanctions against Beijing
5 May 2021

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How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?
US border guards with a group of detained migrants
In Depth

How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?

President angers Republicans by ditching Trump-era migrant cap
5 May 2021
Christie’s to sell wine that went to space
Tall Tales

Christie’s to sell wine that went to space

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 May 2021
Timeline of the battle to free Britney Spears
Britney Spears attends an awards ceremony in Los Angeles in April 2018
In Depth

Timeline of the battle to free Britney Spears

The singer has been under ‘conservatorship’ since her public breakdown in 2008
4 May 2021
Colombia erupts into violence amid pandemic tax rise protests
Protesters clash with riot police in Bogota
In Depth

Colombia erupts into violence amid pandemic tax rise protests

Police crackdown on demonstrations against poverty, unemployment and rising inequality leave 19 dead
4 May 2021
Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’
French President Emmanuel Macron
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Macron pact against far-right triggers conservative ‘meltdown’

Alliance in Marseille aimed at preventing victory by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally
4 May 2021
Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale
Queen Victoria
Tall Tales

Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 May 2021
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April
Boris Johnson on the campaign trail in Llandudno
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Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April

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30 Apr 2021
Why some Covid-hit countries are struggling for oxygen
People wait to get their oxygen cylinders filled in Bengaluru, India
Getting to grips with . . .

Why some Covid-hit countries are struggling for oxygen

Logistical challenges of supplying medical oxygen is proving deadly in India
30 Apr 2021
Catfishing, malaria and timelessness
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Catfishing, malaria and timelessness

Why are dating scams on the rise? Have scientists made a breakthrough in the battle against malaria? And can humans live without a sense of time?
30 Apr 2021
German intelligence turns spotlight on Covid conspiracy theorists
German riot police clash with Querdenker protesters in Leipzig
In Depth

German intelligence turns spotlight on Covid conspiracy theorists

Security services target ‘Querdenker’ movement behind violent anti-lockdown protests
30 Apr 2021
The most famous Chinese cyberattacks
Hacking
Getting to grips with . . .

The most famous Chinese cyberattacks

How hackers made China one of ‘the world’s pre-eminent cyber players’
30 Apr 2021
Man parks in every space at local store
Sainsbury's
Tall Tales

Man parks in every space at local store

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Apr 2021
‘Final step of Brexit’: can the EU and UK now move on?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

‘Final step of Brexit’: can the EU and UK now move on?

Ratified trade deal comes with ‘real teeth’ warns Ursula von der Leyen
29 Apr 2021
Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?
Joe Biden addresses Congress
In Focus

Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?

Democrat marks major landmark with ‘call for transformation’ in speech to Congress
29 Apr 2021
How China is dividing Five Eyes allies
Jacinda Ardern alongside Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta
In Depth

How China is dividing Five Eyes allies

Five Eyes allies at odds over Wellington’s decision to ditch aggressive stance to Beijing
29 Apr 2021
Does Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunt the White House?
Abraham Lincoln
Tall Tales

Does Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunt the White House?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Apr 2021
What is cultural appropriation - and how can you spot it?
Justin Bieber
In Depth

What is cultural appropriation - and how can you spot it?

Justin Bieber accused of insensitivity after debuting new hairstyle
28 Apr 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
Passenger throws coins into plane engine for ‘luck’
Emirates plane
Tall Tales

Passenger throws coins into plane engine for ‘luck’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Apr 2021
What next in the battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?
Richard Ratcliffe during a vigil outside the Iranian embassy in London
In Depth

What next in the battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

British-Iranian mother jailed for a further year after being found guilty of ‘propaganda’
27 Apr 2021
How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?
Emmanuel Macron welcomes Idriss Déby at the Elysee Palace in 2018
Unreported world

How is Macron linked to death of Chad’s ‘ruthless’ president?

Analysts say ‘French foreign policy blunder’ paved way for killing of Idriss Deby by rebel group
27 Apr 2021
Kanye West trainers sell for a record sum
Kayne West performs at the Grammys in 2008
Tall Tales

Kanye West trainers sell for a record sum

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 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
Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant
A view of the abandoned zone around the Chernobyl plant
In Brief

Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant

Area should be preserved as ‘unique destination of interest for the whole of mankind’, minister says
26 Apr 2021
Who were the big winners of the 93rd Academy Awards?
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao at the 2021 Oscars
In Focus

Who were the big winners of the 93rd Academy Awards?

Nine of the 20 acting nominations were awarded to people of colour at this historic but ‘sleepy’ ceremony
26 Apr 2021
Woman arrested for not returning VHS hired 20 years ago
VHS tapes on a shelf.
Tall Tales

Woman arrested for not returning VHS hired 20 years ago

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Apr 2021