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What could happen if China attempts to invade Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What could happen if China attempts to invade Taiwan?

Beijing says Taiwan ‘has no right’ to join UN after US gives nod of approval
27 Oct 2021
What the world is saying about Cop26
Boris Johnson
Global lens

What the world is saying about Cop26

The ‘last chance’ bid to tackle climate change kicks off in Glasgow this weekend
27 Oct 2021
How long can China continue its net-zero Covid-19 approach?
A child is tested for Covid-19 in Lanzhou, China
Why we’re talking about . . .

How long can China continue its net-zero Covid-19 approach?

City of four million people locked down after six infections reported
27 Oct 2021
Starving Afghan families forced to sell their children
Asho (right) was betrothed to a 23-year-old man by her indebted family in Badghis Province
In Depth

Starving Afghan families forced to sell their children

Departure of US forces has triggered one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises
27 Oct 2021
Vegetable dildos ‘a whole new ball game’
An aubergine-shaped sex toy
Tall Tales

Vegetable dildos ‘a whole new ball game’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Oct 2021
‘An eye-watering waste of money’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘An eye-watering waste of money’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
27 Oct 2021
How New Zealand’s new vaccine plan will create a ‘two-tier society’
Jacinda Ardern
In Depth

How New Zealand’s new vaccine plan will create a ‘two-tier society’

Jacinda Ardern unveils traffic-light system that will grant more rights to fully jabbed people
26 Oct 2021

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In which countries is homosexuality still illegal?
Gay marriage
In Depth

In which countries is homosexuality still illegal?

Ghana to vote on ‘most draconian anti-LGBTQ legislation on earth’
26 Oct 2021
‘Japan’s Meghan Markle’: Princess Mako gives up title to wed ‘commoner’ sweetheart
Princess Mako wearing traditional clothes at a royal ceremony
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Japan’s Meghan Markle’: Princess Mako gives up title to wed ‘commoner’ sweetheart

Former royal planning move to New York after row over marriage triggered PTSD
26 Oct 2021
What ex-spymaster’s poison ring claims mean for UK-Saudi relations
Mohammed bin Salman
Getting to grips with . . .

What ex-spymaster’s poison ring claims mean for UK-Saudi relations

Alleged plot by ‘psychopath’ prince MBS ‘threatens to embarrass Western allies, including Britain’
26 Oct 2021
Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’
Pro-Trump protesters storm the Captiol building.
Behind the scenes

Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’

Protest organisers claim to have met ‘dozens’ of times with lawmakers and White House staff
26 Oct 2021
Ronaldo NFT expected to fetch $1m
Cristiano Ronaldo
Tall Tales

Ronaldo NFT expected to fetch $1m

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Oct 2021
Who is Frances Haugen? Facebook employee turned whistle-blower
Frances Haugen
Profile

Who is Frances Haugen? Facebook employee turned whistle-blower

Former social media employee says she developed interest in civic responsibility as a child
25 Oct 2021
Everything we know so far about the Sudan military coup
Protestors block a road in the Sudanese capital city Khartoum
Global lens

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
Charles Manson fans get his ashes tattooed onto their legs
Charles Manson
Tall Tales

Charles Manson fans get his ashes tattooed onto their legs

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

What is Donald Trump up to now?

Former president’s new social network mocked by internet pranksters
22 Oct 2021
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October
Boris Johnson watches as a booster jab is administered in Little Venice, London
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 Oct 2021
‘If anyone can save Joe Biden, it’s Donald Trump’
Trump at October 2021 rally
Global lens

‘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
Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU
A Polish border guard stands watch over a group of migrants
In Depth

Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU

Germany and Poland boost border patrols as Minsk hits back at sanctions
22 Oct 2021
The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?
Felixstowe: turning away ships from Asia
In Depth

The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?

Chaos in global supply chains is affecting the availability of everything from milkshakes to microchips
22 Oct 2021
Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll
Power cuts have shut down many factories in China
In Focus

Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll

The world’s second-largest economy is ailing, with worrying ramifications for the global outlook
22 Oct 2021
Australia jabs koalas against chlamydia
Tall Tales

Australia jabs koalas against chlamydia

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Oct 2021
The pros and cons of legal prostitution
Activists and sex workers participate in a ‘Slut Walk’
In Depth

The pros and cons of legal prostitution

Spain’s PM has vowed to ban sex work, which he says ‘enslaves’ women
21 Oct 2021
What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?
Armed soldiers without identifying insignia stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea
Today’s big question

What do UK-Ukrainian arms talks reveal about Russia fears?

Government in talks to sell missiles to ​​Kiev in first ever arms deal
21 Oct 2021
Sudan ‘on the brink’ as army and civilian divisions deepen
Sudanese protestors on the streets of Khartoum
In Depth

Sudan ‘on the brink’ as army and civilian divisions deepen

Thousands rally in central Khartoum to demand return to military rule
21 Oct 2021
Hotel staff hit back at rude guests
hotel
Tall Tales

Hotel staff hit back at rude guests

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Oct 2021
Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
In Depth

Will Steve Bannon face jail time over the Capitol riot inquiry?

Lawmakers vote in favour of prosecuting ex-Donald Trump aide
20 Oct 2021
Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?
Peter Marki-Zay speaks to supporters after being selected to oppose Viktor Orban
Profile

Could a ‘small-town mayor’ bring down Viktor Orban?

Peter Marki-Zay selected to lead unified diverse opposition against strongman leader
20 Oct 2021
Man splattered as plane drops ‘fluidy’ excrement
A plane
Tall Tales

Man splattered as plane drops ‘fluidy’ excrement

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Oct 2021
What Poland’s clash with the EU means for the bloc
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki
Global lens

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
The rise and fall of Sebastian Kurz
Sebastian Kurz
In Depth

The rise and fall of Sebastian Kurz

Corruption scandal forces star of European centre-right out of chancellery – again
19 Oct 2021
Man has phone in his stomach for six months
A mobile phone
Tall Tales

Man has phone in his stomach for six months

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Oct 2021
The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries
A Haitian man protests against rising gang violence on International Human Rights Day 2020
Profile

The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries

Experts say the notoriously violent criminals are responsible for 80% of abductions in the Caribbean country
18 Oct 2021
Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping
In Brief

Chinese journalists forced into lessons to ‘learn the party line’

State-accredited reporters to undergo training aimed at stamping out dissent
18 Oct 2021
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