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Blaming the victim: has Amnesty gone soft on Putin?
Amnesty International activists in Ukraine
Global lens

Blaming the victim: has Amnesty gone soft on Putin?

Recent report on Russia’s war in Ukraine has seriously tarnished good name of human rights organisation
18 Aug 2022
India’s post-Independence Day flag problem
India’s Independence Day celebrations
Speed Reads

India’s post-Independence Day flag problem

Indians bought over 200m flags for national celebration – but what should be done with them now?
18 Aug 2022
‘Worst inflation in the G7’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Worst inflation in the G7’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Aug 2022
Bizarre gout treatments in ancient manuscripts
Tall Tales

Bizarre gout treatments in ancient manuscripts

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Aug 2022
How Liz Cheney became a ‘Republican outcast’
Liz Cheney primary defeat
Talking point

How Liz Cheney became a ‘Republican outcast’

Congresswoman suffered a heavy defeat to a Trump-backed candidate in the primaries
17 Aug 2022
Castaway survives on just lemon, charcoal and seawater
Surgeons work in an operating theatre.
Tall Tales

Castaway survives on just lemon, charcoal and seawater

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Aug 2022
In pictures: A year of Taliban rule
Civilians watch as plans fly out of Kabul
In pictures

In pictures: A year of Taliban rule

Members of Afghanistan’s de facto leadership marked the anniversary of retaking power with pedalo rides in a national park
16 Aug 2022

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What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

Former president says FBI confiscated his passports during Mar-a-Lago raid
16 Aug 2022
How Afghanistan has changed after a year of Taliban rule
Taliban celebrate the first anniversary of their takeover
Getting to grips with . . .

How Afghanistan has changed after a year of Taliban rule

Economic collapse, a crackdown on women’s rights and an exodus of the professional class leaves country in crisis
16 Aug 2022
The UK’s most commonly misspelt names revealed
A hand typing on a keyboard
Tall Tales

The UK’s most commonly misspelt names revealed

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Aug 2022
Why Norway euthanised ‘beloved’ walrus Freya
Freya rests on a boat in Frognerkilen, Oslo Fjord
Speed Reads

Why Norway euthanised ‘beloved’ walrus Freya

The 600kg animal had become a popular attraction in the Oslo Fjord
15 Aug 2022
How Salman Rushdie exposed fault lines between the West and Islam
Salman Rushdie at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October 2019
Expert’s view

How Salman Rushdie exposed fault lines between the West and Islam

Stabbing of The Satanic Verses author has stirred debate about censorship and religious violence
15 Aug 2022
Cats grounded in German town
A cat inside a box
Tall Tales

Cats grounded in German town

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Aug 2022
Was attempted FBI break-in linked to Trump raid?
FBI director Christopher Wray
Speed Reads

Was attempted FBI break-in linked to Trump raid?

A 42-year-old man was killed after reportedly trying to enter an FBI office in Ohio
12 Aug 2022
How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world
Low water levels at Baitings Reservoir in West Yorkshire
Global lens

How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world

UN warns that ‘land is drying up’ in countries across the globe
12 Aug 2022
Quiz of The Week
Woman worries over bills
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
12 Aug 2022
Russian visas, Arab fattism and quiet quitting
Landing plane
Podcasts

Russian visas, Arab fattism and quiet quitting

Is Finland an unwilling backdoor to Europe? Has fat-shaming reached the Middle East? And are young workers really slacking off?
12 Aug 2022
Han Solo gun expected to sell for $500,000
The blaster carried by Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope
Tall Tales

Han Solo gun expected to sell for $500,000

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Aug 2022
Is flight tracking the new Netflix?
A finger points at the Flightradar24 website
In Depth

Is flight tracking the new Netflix?

Hundreds of thousands follow flights of the famous but privacy concerns have led to backlash
11 Aug 2022
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?
Russian soldier at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
Getting to grips with . . .

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?

The UN has called for Russia to allow its safety inspectors to access the damaged facility
11 Aug 2022
University criticised over masturbation PhD
University graduate silhouette
Tall Tales

University criticised over masturbation PhD

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Aug 2022
Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?
Tourists on beach by Russian airbase in Crimea
Today’s big question

Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says war with Russia must end with the recapture of the peninsula
10 Aug 2022
Will Emmett Till ever get justice?
Emmett Till lying on a bed
In Depth

Will Emmett Till ever get justice?

Black teenager was abducted, tortured and lynched by a group of white men in 1955
10 Aug 2022
Pros and cons of prosecuting Donald Trump
Donald Trump enjoys cult-like loyalty from his supporters
The great debate

Pros and cons of prosecuting Donald Trump

Former president should not be above the law, but convicting him would have huge consequences
10 Aug 2022
French forced to eat ‘mustard of the Germans’
There is a shortage of Dijon mustard in France
Tall Tales

French forced to eat ‘mustard of the Germans’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
10 Aug 2022
Mohammed bin Salman: a ruthless reformer
Mohammed bin Salman
Profile

Mohammed bin Salman: a ruthless reformer

De facto leader of Saudi Arabia is rehabilitating his image after years as international ‘pariah’
9 Aug 2022
Is the Inflation Reduction Act a win for Biden?
Joe Biden
Talking point

Is the Inflation Reduction Act a win for Biden?

The law is designed to reduce not only inflation but also carbon emissions and prescription drug costs
9 Aug 2022
What was the FBI looking for in Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate?
Police stand outside Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday
Today’s big question

What was the FBI looking for in Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate?

Raid on former president’s Florida home described as ‘extraordinary, historic development’
9 Aug 2022
Presidential hopeful says hyena testicles will erase debt
A hyena
Tall Tales

Presidential hopeful says hyena testicles will erase debt

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Aug 2022
Has Gaza avoided a fifth full-scale war?
A Palestinian woman walks through rubble in front of her home in Gaza
Today’s big question

Has Gaza avoided a fifth full-scale war?

Ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinian militants – but truce is not a long-term solution
8 Aug 2022
‘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
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
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