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Does a small Islamist party hold the power to unlock Israel election?
Anti-Netanyahu protests before Israelis went to the polls
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Does a small Islamist party hold the power to unlock Israel election?

Two-state solution party could determine Benjamin Netanyahu’s fate
26 Mar 2021
Swan keeps knocking on people’s doors
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:A swan flaps it's wings in the River Thames on April 7, 2011 in Windsor, England. Much of Britain continues to enjoy unseasonably warm weather, recording the hotte
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Swan keeps knocking on people’s doors

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Mar 2021
What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?
The southern entrance of the Suez Canal
In Depth

What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?

International trade hit as freight vessel becomes wedged across vital shipping route
25 Mar 2021
America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty
The death chamber at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
In Brief

America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty

Virginia has executed more than 1,300 people in its 400-year history
25 Mar 2021
Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist
Elon Musk
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Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Mar 2021
Inside the plan to free Putin’s ‘greatest enemy’, Alexei Navalny
Pro-Navalny protestors during a demonstration in Moscow
In Depth

Inside the plan to free Putin’s ‘greatest enemy’, Alexei Navalny

Anti-Kremlin activists promise mass protest ahead of national election
24 Mar 2021
US officials raise fresh concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine data
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
The latest on . . .

US officials raise fresh concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine data

Independent monitors says the pharma giant may have used ‘out-of-date information’
24 Mar 2021
The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe
Medical staff treat a Covid patient in Rome, Italy
Getting to grips with . . .

The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe

Fresh lockdown measures imposed across continent as mutant Covid strains cause spike in infections
24 Mar 2021
Man breaks into Johnny Depp’s home and takes a shower
Johnny Depp
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Man breaks into Johnny Depp’s home and takes a shower

And other stories from the stranger side of life
24 Mar 2021
Why UK-China relations require ‘wholly different way of thinking’
Boris Johnson in China
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Why UK-China relations require ‘wholly different way of thinking’

UK imposes sanctions on Beijing over Uighur Muslim abuses
23 Mar 2021
Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Will vaccine rollout success save Netanyahu in Israel election?

Israelis casting votes for fourth time in two years
23 Mar 2021
Trump ally claims UFO sightings are kept secret
UFO
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Trump ally claims UFO sightings are kept secret

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Mar 2021
Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?

Ban on export of Covid jabs to Britain threatens to slow campaign to inoculate population
22 Mar 2021
Trust in Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine collapsing across Europe
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
In Brief

Trust in Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine collapsing across Europe

More than half of people in France, Germany and Spain believe jab is unsafe
22 Mar 2021
Biden facing first major test amid migrant border surge
Migrants cross the shallow Rio Grande to gain entry into El Paso, Texas
In Depth

Biden facing first major test amid migrant border surge

Republicans and Democrats await president’s opening move on illegal immigration
22 Mar 2021
UFOs visited Rolling Stones three times
Mick Jagger
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UFOs visited Rolling Stones three times

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Mar 2021
Denmark to limit ‘non-Westerner’ residents in poor areas
Migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos
In Brief

Denmark to limit ‘non-Westerner’ residents in poor areas

Government set to move migrants out of 58 neighbourhoods to cut risk of ‘religious and cultural parallel societies’
19 Mar 2021
Ireland, Wombo and laser vision
Stormont protests
Podcast

Ireland, Wombo and laser vision

Is the Good Friday Agreement unravelling? How much of a threat are AI deepfakes? And can we really now see round corners?
19 Mar 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 March
A pharmacist prepares to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at Kingston University
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 March

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
19 Mar 2021
Sex doll brothels forced to close
Sex dolls
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Sex doll brothels forced to close

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Mar 2021
Biden’s strategy for taking on ‘killer’ Putin and Russia
Vladimir Putin at a military parade in Moscow in 2020
Why we’re talking about . . .

Biden’s strategy for taking on ‘killer’ Putin and Russia

Moscow erupts after US president says Russia will ‘pay’ for election meddling
18 Mar 2021
Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?

Tensions over Covid vaccine supplies have escalated into a battle of words between Brussels and London after Ursula von der Leyen threatened to use emergency powers to ban exports of the jabs to the UK
18 Mar 2021
Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons
A mother sperm whale with its calf
In Brief

Moby click: whales taught each other to avoid harpoons

Experts say sperm whales shared behaviours to outmanoeuvre 19th-century hunters
18 Mar 2021
Man spots Loch Ness monster for fourth time
Loch Ness Monster
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Man spots Loch Ness monster for fourth time

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Mar 2021
Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Sao Paulo
In Brief

Vaccine diplomacy boosts China’s leverage

Brazilian U-turn on Huawei hints at political cost of coronavirus jabs
17 Mar 2021
Influencer advocates backwards toilet stance
A toilet roll
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Influencer advocates backwards toilet stance

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Mar 2021
Why has the Oxford vaccine faced so much scrutiny?
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Today’s big question

Why has the Oxford vaccine faced so much scrutiny?

European safety concerns over vaccine remain despite positive data from UK campaign
16 Mar 2021
FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee
Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018
In Brief

FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee

Democratic senator calls for ‘proper oversight’ over Brett Kavanaugh investigation into sexual assault claims
16 Mar 2021
Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?
A Chinese military parade in front of Tiananmen Square in 2015
Getting to grips with . . .

Is China the ‘biggest state-based threat’ to the UK?

Defence review says the nuclear superpower represents ‘systemic challenge’ to British prosperity and values
16 Mar 2021
Business Unwrapped - Navigating China
China’s space programme
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Business Unwrapped - Navigating China

The cultural, legal and ethical questions for British companies working in China
16 Mar 2021
‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
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‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Mar 2021
The ages of consent around the world
couple
In Depth

The ages of consent around the world

Bahrain and South Korea have highest minimum ages for consensual sex while Nigeria has lowest
15 Mar 2021
Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir
German Chancellor Angela Merkel puts on face mask
Why we’re talking about . . .

Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir

Voters punish chancellor’s party amid slow Covid vaccine rollout and face mask scandal
15 Mar 2021
Central European leaders blast EU over vaccine distribution
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
The latest on . . .

Central European leaders blast EU over vaccine distribution

Commission points out that system for sharing doses has been ‘well known for months’
15 Mar 2021
Kids’ UFO sketches were passed to authorities
UFO
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Kids’ UFO sketches were passed to authorities

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Mar 2021
UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown
Protestors against China’s national security law in 2019
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UK braces for influx of Hongkongers fleeing fresh China crackdown

Australia also expecting flood of arrivals from the city state after Beijing tightens election rules
12 Mar 2021