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Male chess players refuse to surrender longer against women
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Male chess players refuse to surrender longer against women

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Jul 2022
BA.5: how worried should we be about new variant?
Extracting viruses from swab samples
Today’s big question

BA.5: how worried should we be about new variant?

Mutation described as ‘worst version yet’ by one expert, but others have downplayed fears
15 Jul 2022
Russia uses hunger as a weapon of war in Ukraine
Burnt wheat plantations
In Focus

Russia uses hunger as a weapon of war in Ukraine

Ukraine’s entire future is in peril as farmers are unable to harvest or sell grain
15 Jul 2022
Ivana Trump obituary
Ivana Trump
In Depth

Ivana Trump obituary

Czech-born former model, and Donald Trump’s first wife, dies aged 73
15 Jul 2022
Why Italy’s government is at risk of collapse
Italian prime minister Mario Draghi
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Italy’s government is at risk of collapse

Political turmoil which saw PM’s resignation rejected could spark an early general election
15 Jul 2022
The gene-editing revolution
The gene-edited Sicilian Rouge High GABA tomato
Talking point

The gene-editing revolution

The Government wants genetically edited foods to be grown in England. Why?
15 Jul 2022
Prince Andrew interview to hit big screen
Prince Andrew during his infamous interview with BBC Newsnight.
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Prince Andrew interview to hit big screen

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Jul 2022
Newsom vs. DeSantis: a taste of the 2024 election?
Gavin Newsom
In Focus

Newsom vs. DeSantis: a taste of the 2024 election?

Rising Democrat star versus GOP’s favourite governor could be ‘a matchup for the ages’
14 Jul 2022
The countries where men and women can be stoned to death
Sudanese women sit on a brick barricade in Khartoum during a demonstration earlier this year
Fact file

The countries where men and women can be stoned to death

Sentencing to death by stoning of Sudanese 20-year-old sparks fresh outrage
14 Jul 2022
Will Twitter succeed in suing Elon Musk?
Elon Musk on Twitter
Talking point

Will Twitter succeed in suing Elon Musk?

Social media platform accuses billionaire of backing out of buyout deal due to fall in his personal wealth
14 Jul 2022
Prince Charles’ ‘pathetic’ outburst up for auction
Prince Charles
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Prince Charles’ ‘pathetic’ outburst up for auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jul 2022
Who are Russia’s closest allies in the Ukraine war?
Vladimir Putin following a meeting with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Moscow
Getting to grips with . . .

Who are Russia’s closest allies in the Ukraine war?

US claims Iran will provide Moscow with missile-launching drones and training for troops
13 Jul 2022
Religious services ‘lower depression and extend life’
A church community
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Religious services ‘lower depression and extend life’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Jul 2022
The Unification Church: who are the Moonies?
A mass Moonies wedding in South Korea
Getting to grips with . . .

The Unification Church: who are the Moonies?

Man who killed former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe cited grudge against the global religious movement
12 Jul 2022
Scammers create fake Indian cricket league to dupe gamblers
Cricket
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Scammers create fake Indian cricket league to dupe gamblers

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Jul 2022
What’s happening in Sri Lanka?
Protesters swim in a pool inside the president’s official residence
Getting to grips with . . .

What’s happening in Sri Lanka?

President says he will resign after the storming of his official residence by protesters
11 Jul 2022
Uber files: what ‘unprecedented leak’ revealed
Uber headquarters in San Francisco
Speed Reads

Uber files: what ‘unprecedented leak’ revealed

Investigation exposes extent of government lobbying by Silicon Valley start-up between 2013 and 2017
11 Jul 2022
Contraceptives used to control grey squirrels
A squirrel with its lunch
Tall Tales

Contraceptives used to control grey squirrels

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Jul 2022
Hong Kong: what’s happened in the 25 years since Britain’s handover to China?
Fireworks light up Hong Kong's harbour
In Depth

Hong Kong: what’s happened in the 25 years since Britain’s handover to China?

Since the UK returned its colony to China, the city has changed beyond recognition
8 Jul 2022
How the world reacted to Boris Johnson’s resignation
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Global lens

How the world reacted to Boris Johnson’s resignation

He ‘really does not like us – and we [do not like] him either’, said Vladimir Putin’s spokesman
8 Jul 2022
Shinzo Abe shooting: how common is gun crime in Japan?
Shinzo Abe making a speech
Why we’re talking about . . .

Shinzo Abe shooting: how common is gun crime in Japan?

Longest-serving PM dies from injuries after being shot while on campaign trail
8 Jul 2022
Mayor marries an alligator
An alligator
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Mayor marries an alligator

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Jul 2022
The Suwalki Gap: how this 40-mile land corridor could spark a war
A lorry enters Lithuania
In Depth

The Suwalki Gap: how this 40-mile land corridor could spark a war

‘The most dangerous place on Earth’ runs along the Polish/Lithuanian border
7 Jul 2022
Barnsley displayed on Kim Kardashian’s behind
Kim Kardashian
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Barnsley displayed on Kim Kardashian’s behind

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Jul 2022
Is the US Supreme Court fit for purpose?
US Supreme Court
Podcasts

Is the US Supreme Court fit for purpose?

Abortion rights decision and other recent rulings trigger questions about legitimacy of America’s highest court
6 Jul 2022
Has Labour ended any chance of rejoining EU?
Keir Starmer
Talking point

Has Labour ended any chance of rejoining EU?

Opposition would not rejoin the customs union or single market if voted in, says Keir Starmer
6 Jul 2022
‘Sounds of intimacy’ heard at Wimbledon’s meditation space
A lawn at Wimbledon tennis championships
Tall Tales

‘Sounds of intimacy’ heard at Wimbledon’s meditation space

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Jul 2022
Putin and Russia’s territorial ambitions
A large column of Russian military vehicles and troops move in the direction of the Crimean capital of Simferopol in February 2014
Getting to grips with . . .

Putin and Russia’s territorial ambitions

Moscow has tried to claim a string of regions since the collapse of the Soviet Union
5 Jul 2022
No. 10 tells Peter Andre: siestas wouldn’t work here
Peter Andre on stage
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No. 10 tells Peter Andre: siestas wouldn’t work here

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Jul 2022
What we know about the Copenhagen mall shooting
Shoppers react after shooting spree
In Brief

What we know about the Copenhagen mall shooting

Lone gunman had mental health issues and not thought to have terror motive, police say
4 Jul 2022
How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War
Joe Biden speaks to a US soldier
Expert’s view

How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War

Security expert analyses the US pledge to increase military presence in eastern Europe
4 Jul 2022
Grey squirrels could run up £37m tree bill
A grey squirrel
Tall Tales

Grey squirrels could run up £37m tree bill

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Jul 2022
The history of Pride
People celebrating Pride in London
In Depth

The history of Pride

This year marks 50 years since the first UK protest for equality
1 Jul 2022
The countries that have banned conversion therapy
Conversion therapy protest
Why we’re talking about . . .

The countries that have banned conversion therapy

Former PM Theresa May has urged UK government to ban practice for transgender people
1 Jul 2022
‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin
G7 leaders
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin

‘Extraordinary banter’ from G7 met with more intense Russian missile strikes
1 Jul 2022
Quiz of The Week
Protesters outside US Supreme Court
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Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 Jul 2022
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