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‘Ninja’ missile part of a scary new generation of unregulated weapons
A Hellfire missile is loaded onto a US Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2016
Expert’s view

‘Ninja’ missile part of a scary new generation of unregulated weapons

Combining new weapon systems with artificial intelligence would be nightmare scenario, warns security expert
8 Aug 2022
Why cats prefer people who hate them
A cat
Tall Tales

Why cats prefer people who hate them

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Aug 2022
‘Cost of living will decide race’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Cost of living will decide race’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
8 Aug 2022
Will China invade Taiwan?
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

Will China invade Taiwan?

Beijing announces military drills close to Taiwan after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes controversial visit
5 Aug 2022
Is monkeypox here to stay?
Monkeypox virus
Talking point

Is monkeypox here to stay?

A total of 2,759 infections have been detected in the UK, the majority of them in London
5 Aug 2022
Immunity, Tunisia and Big Brother
Covid vaccine lab
Podcasts

Immunity, Tunisia and Big Brother

Will a drug called Evusheld cut Covid deaths still further? Is the Arab Spring over? And are we ready for the return of reality TV?
5 Aug 2022
Quiz of The Week: 30 July - 5 August
Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 30 July - 5 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
5 Aug 2022

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Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real
Alex Jones bellows into a loud hailer
Speed Reads

Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shootings were real

Infowars founder has been ordered to pay $4.1m damages to parents of boy killed in the attack
5 Aug 2022
The Line: Mohammed bin Salman’s desert fantasy
Saudi Arabia wants to build a vertical city called The Line
Global lens

The Line: Mohammed bin Salman’s desert fantasy

Will Saudi Arabia’s mooted ‘vertical city’ turn out to be MbS’ pyramids?
5 Aug 2022
The Chips Act: congress’s $52bn giveaway 
US President Joe Biden holds a semiconductor chip 
Getting to grips with . . .

The Chips Act: congress’s $52bn giveaway 

Should the US taxpayer be funding the tech pivot to computer chips?
5 Aug 2022
Conjoined twins separated by surgeons using VR technology
Bernardo and Arthur Lima 
It wasn’t all bad

Conjoined twins separated by surgeons using VR technology

Good news stories from the past seven days
5 Aug 2022
Babies that died 30 years ago get married
Baby
Tall Tales

Babies that died 30 years ago get married

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Aug 2022
Where Britain stands on the China-Taiwan tensions
Smoke trails from projectiles launched by the Chinese military are seen in the sky during drills
Getting to grips with . . .

Where Britain stands on the China-Taiwan tensions

The UK does not recognise the island, but rhetoric has heated in recent months
4 Aug 2022
Is a fresh conflict flaring up in Kosovo?
Nato soldiers serving in Kosovo patrol next to a road barricade set up by ethnic Serbs near the town of Zubin Potok
Fact file

Is a fresh conflict flaring up in Kosovo?

Fears of renewed fighting after dispute over driving licences leads to uprising
4 Aug 2022
Gas supplies: will Putin turn off the taps?
An employee of Russian energy giant Gazprom
Talking point

Gas supplies: will Putin turn off the taps?

It’s going to be an ‘ugly’ winter as Europe prepares for energy austerity
4 Aug 2022
Football club accidentally names stand after Rose West
rose-west.jpg
Tall Tales

Football club accidentally names stand after Rose West

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Aug 2022
Lyudmila Putina to Alina Kabaeva: Vladimir Putin’s mysterious love life 
Vladimir Putin and his now ex-wife Lyudmila Putina
Behind the scenes

Lyudmila Putina to Alina Kabaeva: Vladimir Putin’s mysterious love life 

Russian president’s relationship status has been a taboo subject in Russian media
3 Aug 2022
Met bans officers from ‘Porn Idol’ contest
Met Police officers
Tall Tales

Met bans officers from ‘Porn Idol’ contest

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Aug 2022
Is World War Three on the cards?
Ukrainian soldiers patrol on the frontline in Zolote, Ukraine
In Depth

Is World War Three on the cards?

UN chief warns that the world is ‘one misunderstanding’ away from ‘nuclear annihilation’
2 Aug 2022
A guide to Elon Musk’s big family
Elon Musk
Profile

A guide to Elon Musk’s big family

Tesla founder has a ‘complicated’ relationship history
2 Aug 2022
How dangerous is al-Qaeda now?
Osama bin Laden (centre) and Ayman al-Zawahiri (left) in 1998
Today’s big question

How dangerous is al-Qaeda now?

Killing of leader Ayman al-Zawahiri ‘expected to degrade the terror group’s ability to operate’
2 Aug 2022
Pony mayor banned from pub garden
A pint of beer
Tall Tales

Pony mayor banned from pub garden

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Aug 2022
How long will Ukraine’s grain deal last?
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Getting to grips with . . .

How long will Ukraine’s grain deal last?

Turkey and the UN brokered deal last week to resume grain exports from Ukrainian ports
1 Aug 2022
Women are better than men with driverless cars
A busy UK motorway
Tall Tales

Women are better than men with driverless cars

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Aug 2022
Inside the row over Parliament’s new TikTok account
People take a selfie in front of the Houses of Parliament
The latest on . . .

Inside the row over Parliament’s new TikTok account

MPs warn that social media company could harvest user data
29 Jul 2022
How Germany’s energy-saving measures will affect ordinary people
The statue of Frederick the Great its lights turned off in Berlin on 27 July
Getting to grips with . . .

How Germany’s energy-saving measures will affect ordinary people

Nation ‘united by anxiety’ as authorities cut off hot water and switch off lights
29 Jul 2022
A warming planet, a stubborn senate, a frustrated president
Joe Biden walking through South Lawn of the White House
Global lens

A warming planet, a stubborn senate, a frustrated president

Democrat senator Joe Manchin ‘pulled the plug’ on President Biden’s climate change legislation
29 Jul 2022
Message in a bottle tells English tourists in Wales to ‘piss off’
A message in a bottle
Tall Tales

Message in a bottle tells English tourists in Wales to ‘piss off’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Jul 2022
What next for Italy after Mario Draghi’s departure?
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi waves to lawmakers
Global lens

What next for Italy after Mario Draghi’s departure?

PM’s demise robs the union ‘of one of its most experienced leaders’ – just when he was most needed
28 Jul 2022
North Korea ‘ready to mobilise nuclear forces’
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
Speed Reads

North Korea ‘ready to mobilise nuclear forces’

Kim Jong Un uses ‘fiery’ rhetoric to warn South Korea against confrontation
28 Jul 2022
Capital punishment returns to Myanmar
Protesters demonstrate outside Myanmar embassy in Bangkok
Unreported world

Capital punishment returns to Myanmar

First executions in three decades have sparked condemnation from global leaders
28 Jul 2022
What does the EU’s gas rationing plan mean for Europe?
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

What does the EU’s gas rationing plan mean for Europe?

Energy ministers backed the plan after bloc agreed to ‘water down’ restrictions
28 Jul 2022
Cryptocurrencies show ‘end of the world is near’
Bitcoins
Tall Tales

Cryptocurrencies show ‘end of the world is near’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Jul 2022
Inside FCI Tallahassee: Ghislaine Maxwell’s low-security prison
Ghislaine Maxwell in 2016
In Depth

Inside FCI Tallahassee: Ghislaine Maxwell’s low-security prison

Former socialite convicted of trafficking underage girls not eligible for release until 2037
27 Jul 2022
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