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Global report, Headlines from the last seven days (11 mn)

1. UNITEDSTATES Trump makes his 'move' innuclear weapons deal Amid rising alarm over Donald Trump’s announced withdrawal from a key nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, the Republican chair of the ...


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Eyewitness, Taiwan ; Train tragedy (1 mn)

Eighteen people were killed and 187 injured last Sunday after an express train derailed at Xinma Station in Su'ao. The Puyuma service was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei ...


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Global report, United Kingdom (2 mn)

Russet riot Autumn colour is reflected in Grassmere Water in the English Lake District, as unseasonally mild weather gave way to cooler, more typical conditions OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA ENVIRONMENT Plas...


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Brexit, Endgame (7 mn)

& March on People's Vote supporters take to the streets of central London GUY BELL/ALAMY Last Saturday, 700,000 marched for a vote on a final Brexit deal – but still no one has any idea of what it...


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Analysis, A party at war, Could a Brexit split spell the end of the Conservatives? (7 mn)

Last Wednesday evening, after news filtered through from Brussels that Theresa May was open to the idea of extending the post-Brexit transition period beyond December 2020, a senior Tory minister c...


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Argentina, The forests torched to help fill the world's dinner plates (4 mn)

Razing room Devastation in Argentina's Chaco forest, in Salta province, where trees are being burned to free up land for soya farming NICOLÁS VILLALOBOS/ GREENPEACE The extent of the destruction is...


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Analysis, China : Rights Abuses, How Beijing rebranded its reeducation camps (3 mn)

In the past few weeks, China has launched its most aggressive defence against international criticism of its policies in the far western territory of Xinjiang, home to about 12 million Muslim minor...


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Eyewitness, Hong Kong, Coast to coast (1 mn)

PHOTOGRAPH: VCG / GETTY The $20bn Hong Kong-ZhuhaiMacau bridge-tunnel officially opened on Tuesday. The world’s longest sea crossing will link the Hong Kong side (pictured) and Macau to the Chinese...


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Politics, Ardern's 'magical' first year in office comes with challenges (3 mn)

The prime minister has pledged much after a decade of conservative government. But has she really delivered? We believe capitalism must regain its human face, and that conviction deeply influenced ...


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The Internet, Who suffers most from a lack of access? (1 mn)

The growth of internet access round the world has slowed dramatically, according to an analysis of UN data that will be published next month by the Web Foundation, suggesting the digital revolution...


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Retail 'If the centre vanished, this town would die' (4 mn)

Game over? A former shop unit is reopened as a makeshift table tennis room MARTIN GODWIN In the prime minister's own constituency, online shopping is killing the high street. The story is similar...


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Fashion, Trend-savvy teenagers find cash in the wardrobe (3 mn)

Caitlin Young 'Everyone I know buys vintage' MARTIN GODWIN Caitlin Young is one of thousands of teenagers and 20-somethings shaking up the fashion industry by digging out their parents’ cast-offs, ...


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Midterm elections, 'i'm going to beg for mercy' – the fight for the right to vote (6 mn)

!Holcomb goes to her hearing at the Florida State Capitol building COLIN HACKLEY Brutal process Sheila Holcomb was unable to vote for over a decade COLIN HACKLEY Florida bans 1.5 million former f...


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Japan, 'There is hope here' – Fukushima turns to tourism (3 mn)

Abandoned Adeserted street near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant JUSTIN MC CURRY It may forever be associated with nuclear meltdown, but some residents want the world to know that life goes on ...


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Analysis, Iceland : Tongue-tied, Can language of the Vikings survive English onslaught? (2 mn)

“Coffee and kleina,” reads a large sign at a roadside coffee shop by one of the main roads in Reykjavik. Not so many years ago, such a billboard would simply have read: “Kaffiog kleina” – in the la...


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Politics, Greens hope their surge in European popularity is sustainable (3 mn)

Coming up German Green party co-leader Robert Habeck at the Bavarian regional elections ODD ANDERSEN/GETTY Bavaria state election results Share of the vote 0% 10 20 30 CSU 37.2 Greens 1...


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France, Free buses revitalise Dunkirk's spirit (3 mn)

Ride on time Passengers board a Dunkirk bus AP One month after the French channel port of Dunkirk introduced free public transport for all, a small revolution is taking place. Two women, perfect s...


Farming, Bad milk: The dangers of inbred dairy cows (5 mn)

The drive for genetic selection to increase yields is making cattle more vulnerable to deadly new epidemic Known for their distinctive long horns, the Ankole cattle of western Uganda have evolved o...


Genetics, The science behind a fertility revolution (8 mn)

Scientists may soon be able to create sperm and eggs using ordinary cells – but it raises troubling ethical questions Forty years ago, couples suffering from infertility were given hope by the birt...


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Invasion of the Franken Bees, The dangers of building a better insect (22 mn)

The spring of 2008 was brutal for Europe’s honeybees. In late April and early May, during the corn-planting season, dismayed beekeepers in Germany’s upper Rhine valley looked on as whole colonies p...


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Believable deception, John Le Carré's, fictional agents, remain both more credible and more, stylish than their, modern day, counterparts (13 mn)

ILLUSTRATIONS Joanna Gniady David Cornwell, or John le Carré, as we usually call him, must have been wincing as he viewed the CCTV stills of those two Russian visitors to Salisbury. He was surely s...


Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi has achieved his life's mission – at long last (4 mn)

In death he is achieving his life’s work. Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi patriot and reformer, whose journalism helped expose the reality of Saudi Arabia and the cosseted, hypocritical relationship th...


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Balkans, A Kosovo-Serbia land swap would be ethnic cleansing (3 mn)

The Balkans are boiling again. This time it’s because speculation is rife that Kosovo and Serbia may finally end their dispute and normalise their relations. Kosovo’s president, Hashim Thaçi, and h...


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Me too, In India, women are no longer prepared to remain silent (4 mn)

Illustration Sebastien Thibault Last year, just as the world was reading with disgust stories emerging as a result of the #MeToo movement in the US, a journalist from Bengaluru decided to tell her ...


The march for a new Brexit vote is a step forward. the government should listen (2 mn)

If participation in a march counted as membership of a political party, the party opposed to Brexit is now probably the largest in Britain, and on some counts larger than the Labour and Conservativ...


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Opinion, Letters (4 mn)

• Our readers respond to the new Guardian Weekly Congratulations to everyone for the new look. The magazine format makes it easy and delightful to turn the pages and find at a glance what items I ...


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Interview, Beastie Boys : Head Check (13 mn)

Beastie Boys journeyed from New York party rappers to elder cultural statesman. Six years after the death of MCA, they're back to tell the whole story No sleep till Brooklyn Beastie Boys in the sub...


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Culture, Art and design : Warp and Wonder (4 mn)

The intensely joyful geometric works of the Bauhaus-trained Anni Albers vibrate with a sensuality that is bordering on the sexual Anni Albers TR II 1970 JOSEF AND ANNI ALBERS FOUNDATION /ARS It is...


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Reviews (2 mn)

THEATRE The Wider Earth Natural History Museum, London This is an unusual enterprise. The museum’s Jerwood Gallery has been turned into a theatre to house a production by Australia’s Dead Puppet ...


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Culture, book reviews : Fiction, White Like Death (4 mn)

Five boys alone in a house seek redemption through an act of construction in Markus Zusak's followup to The Book Thief It takes courage, not to mention a macabre twist of the imagination, to conce...


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Culture, Book reviews : Fiction, Desert Scorn (6 mn)

War dog AUS soldier patrols Samarra, Iraq, in 2008 WARRICK PAGE/GETTY A thrilling razor-sharp critique of US foreign policy in the Middle East is voiced by a teenage refugee and a philosopher dog ...


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The books that made me No.3 (1 mn)

Javier marías The book I am currently reading Per Olov Enquist’s The Chamber Doctor’s Visit ( the Spanish title means that). It is set in 18th-century Denmark, and, as I had to travel there I tho...


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Culture, Book reviews : Biography, Lennon on sale again (3 mn)

BOB THOMAS/GETTY There are several “definitive” biographies of John Lennon, and even more tomes claiming to provide the ultimate lowdown on the Beatles’ career. The first volume of Mark Lewisohn’s ...


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Steven Poole’s, Word of the week, 'Tipping point' (1 mn)

Scientists recently warned that the latest IPCC report on global warming could be underestimating the impact of “tipping points”, such as the loss of polar ice caps, which might lead to “runaway w...


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This column will change your life, Why do we feel so busy? it’s all our hidden ‘shadow work’ (2 mn)

Now that my roles in life include Purchaser of Toys for a Toddler, I’m exposed to a whole new set of Guardianish dilemmas: is the product I’m considering too genderstereotypical? Too commercial? Bu...


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The weekly recipe, No.3 Chocolate and Date Mousse (1 mn)

Prep 10min Rest 15min Cook 10min Serves 4 • VEGAN • DAIRY FREE • GLUTEN FREE Ingredients For the mousse 200g medjool dates, pitted 150g unsalted cashews 60g ripe avocado (about half an ...


Diversions, Notes & Queries (2 mn)

Be aware of being aware Would you rather be mindful or aware? It’s best to be aware of what your mind is full of, and try to make sure that it is positive. Avril Taylor, Dundas, Ontario, Canada ...


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Country Diary Est. 1906, Carlton Marshes Suffolk (1 mn)

The fen raft spider, Dolomedes plantarius, has just three tiny fragmented British territories: one in south Wales, another on the Pevensey Levels in East Sussex and a third, only discovered as late...