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Quiz of The Week: 18 - 24 June
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Quiz of The Week: 18 - 24 June

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24 Jun 2022
The 6 January hearings: a reckoning for Donald Trump?
The US Capitol
The latest on . . .

The 6 January hearings: a reckoning for Donald Trump?

The congressional hearings are unlikely to rescue the Democrats from the midterms – but they could save US democracy
24 Jun 2022
The Mediterranean cities preparing for a tsunami
A tsunami in 2011 in Japan
Fact file

The Mediterranean cities preparing for a tsunami

Cannes, Marseille and Istanbul are among the places that should be bracing for a tidal wave, says Unesco
24 Jun 2022
‘Air rage’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Air rage’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
24 Jun 2022
AI chatbot ‘hires a lawyer to prove it’s alive’
A man at a computer
Tall Tales

AI chatbot ‘hires a lawyer to prove it’s alive’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Jun 2022
Is Paul Kagame’s Rwanda a dictatorship?
Paul Kagame has been president of Rwanda for 22 years
Global lens

Is Paul Kagame’s Rwanda a dictatorship?

The ‘repressive’ African nation is hosting this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
23 Jun 2022
Rwandan genocide: what happened in 1994?
Prince Charles is shown skulls during a visit to the Nyamata Church genocide memorial
In Depth

Rwandan genocide: what happened in 1994?

Prince of Wales urges the world not to forget the atrocities during visit to Nyamata Church genocide memorial
23 Jun 2022

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Will Ukraine join the EU?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference in Kyiv
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Ukraine join the EU?

Kyiv has long coveted membership as it seeks to ‘escape the yoke of Russian colonialism’
23 Jun 2022
Are we heading for World War Three?
Ukrainian soldiers patrol on the frontline in Zolote, Ukraine
In Depth

Are we heading for World War Three?

Putin threatens to deploy Russia’s latest intercontinental ballistic missiles by the end of the year
23 Jun 2022
Maradona and the ‘simple homicide’ trial
Diego Maradona pictured in 2019
Why we’re talking about . . .

Maradona and the ‘simple homicide’ trial

Prosecutors claim football legend’s death was result of ‘omissions’ by medics and a psychologist
23 Jun 2022
Fourteen maternity nurses pregnant at same time
Two pregnant women
Tall Tales

Fourteen maternity nurses pregnant at same time

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Jun 2022
Snake Island: why ‘speck of land’ in Black Sea is so important
Snake Island
Getting to grips with . . .

Snake Island: why ‘speck of land’ in Black Sea is so important

Tiny Black Sea outpost could hold key to avoiding global food shortage
22 Jun 2022
Putin ‘made Gordon Brown sit in a small chair’
Gordon Brown
Tall Tales

Putin ‘made Gordon Brown sit in a small chair’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Jun 2022
How Hong Kong’s Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized at sea
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Getting to grips with . . .

How Hong Kong’s Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized at sea

Three-storey vessel was being moved to an ‘undisclosed shipyard’ for ‘maintenance’
21 Jun 2022
Swimmers face £645 fine for peeing in the sea
A beach in Spain
Tall Tales

Swimmers face £645 fine for peeing in the sea

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Jun 2022
Swimming’s governing body bans trans athletes from elite women’s races
A swimmer in training
Talking point

Swimming’s governing body bans trans athletes from elite women’s races

Fina may introduce an ‘open’ category to allow trans swimmers to compete at highest level
20 Jun 2022
Will Britain have to fight Russia?
British troops take part in a Nato exercise
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Britain have to fight Russia?

New chief, Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, says British Army must be capable of winning wars on land
20 Jun 2022
Why far-right extremists co-opt Norse symbolism
A memorial for the shooting victims at Tops grocery store in Buffalo
Expert’s view

Why far-right extremists co-opt Norse symbolism

Payton Gendron’s hate-filled manifesto included Norse symbolism appropriated by the Nazi Party
20 Jun 2022
Colorado town may change name to ‘Kush’
A cannabis plant
Tall Tales

Colorado town may change name to ‘Kush’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Jun 2022
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and a QAnon conspiracy theory
Tom Hanks is seen arriving at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York on June 16, 2022
Why we’re talking about . . .

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and a QAnon conspiracy theory

Rumour the actor has been executed not dampened by incident outside Manhattan restaurant
17 Jun 2022
Is rising crime a wake-up call for the Democrats?
Chesa Boudin campaigning
Global lens

Is rising crime a wake-up call for the Democrats?

Even in Democratic strong­holds, ‘voters are demanding a shift towards policies to combat crime’
17 Jun 2022
How bad could the bear market get?
US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell
Talking point

How bad could the bear market get?

There’s a whiff of panic in the air – and not just in stock markets
17 Jun 2022
Republican says Jesus didn’t have enough rifles to save his life
An actor playing Jesus Christ
Tall Tales

Republican says Jesus didn’t have enough rifles to save his life

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Jun 2022
What happened to Dom Phillips?
Dom Phillips in Aldeia Maloca Papiú, Roraima State, Brazil in 2019
In Depth

What happened to Dom Phillips?

British journalist feared dead after fisherman suspect led police to the remains of two men
16 Jun 2022
What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?
Explosion in the sea
In Depth

What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?

Russian bombardment of Ukraine has been causing untold ecological damage
16 Jun 2022
Rich countries hoarding smallpox jabs
A vaccination
Unreported world

Rich countries hoarding smallpox jabs

Danish pharma company has doubled its revenue projections as orders flood in
16 Jun 2022
How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed
A injured woman in Sievierodonetsk
In Depth

How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed

The breakaway regions have been under the control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014
16 Jun 2022
What was the Black Death and how did it start?
160831-blackdeath.jpg
In Depth

What was the Black Death and how did it start?

New research pinpoints origins of deadly disease to north Kyrgyzstan
16 Jun 2022
Missing cat turns up ten years on
A cat (not Chubbs)
Tall Tales

Missing cat turns up ten years on

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Jun 2022
BTS: why the world’s best-selling boy band is splitting up
BTS
Why we’re talking about . . .

BTS: why the world’s best-selling boy band is splitting up

South Korea’s compulsory military service may be a factor in ‘hiatus’
15 Jun 2022
The world’s safest and most dangerous countries
Taliban fighters on the streets of Kabul
In Brief

The world’s safest and most dangerous countries

Ukraine drops down the Global Peace Index as Afghanistan remains at the bottom of the list
15 Jun 2022
Animal-human conflict on the rise in India
Sign warning about elephants crossing
Unreported world

Animal-human conflict on the rise in India

Report says coexistence with wild animals in India is ‘reaching the threshold of tolerance’
15 Jun 2022
Netflix announces Squid Game reality spin-off show
Squid Game
Tall Tales

Netflix announces Squid Game reality spin-off show

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jun 2022
Is it possible for AI to achieve sentience?
Blake Lemoine
Today’s big question

Is it possible for AI to achieve sentience?

Google engineer claims artificial intelligence system displayed a level of consciousness
14 Jun 2022
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