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Bayeux tapestry: a brag, a lament, an embodiment of history's complexity

Bayeux tapestry: a brag, a lament, an embodiment of history's complexity

This remarkable artwork is coming to Brexit Britain and can teach us all something about what nationhood meansIt is a miracle of cooperation across borders that brings two peoples, two cultures
Chelsea Manning: 'I'm a very different person than I was 10 years ago'

Chelsea Manning: 'I'm a very different person than I was 10 years ago'

In her first interview since announcing a Senate run, Chelsea Manning discusses the long road to freedom, and why she’s determined to seize her momentA few weeks after Chelsea Manning was released
Turkey begins assault on Kurdish-held enclave in Syria

Turkey begins assault on Kurdish-held enclave in Syria

Bombardment risks inflaming relations with US, which has allied with Kurds against IsisThe Syrian Kurdish YPG militia has said Turkish forces have fired about 70 shells at Kurdish villages in the
John Worboys release: government will not pursue judicial review

John Worboys release: government will not pursue judicial review

Victims are likely to be dismayed after justice secretary decides not to go ahead with challengeThe justice secretary, David Gauke, will not pursue a judicial review to stop the release of the serial
Europe must wake up to the drastic consequences of a hard Brexit | Joris Luyendijk

Europe must wake up to the drastic consequences of a hard Brexit | Joris Luyendijk

The Netherlands knows what it will lose if the UK crashes out. It is less than the price of giving Britain a sweet dealBecause it is such a riveting clown show with new crazy episodes almost every
'Outrage, plus a plan': how the Women's March is shaking Washington from within

'Outrage, plus a plan': how the Women's March is shaking Washington from within

After taking to the streets one year ago, organizers are back with an ambitious new agenda: get more women on the ballot and in the voting boothA year ago, more than 1 million people took to the
Boris Johnson's Channel bridge isn't infrastructure, it's an ego trip | David Shariatmadari

Boris Johnson's Channel bridge isn't infrastructure, it's an ego trip | David Shariatmadari

The foreign secretary’s latest headline-grabbing idea is a narcissistic political wheeze, not a serious proposal I guess we should have expected it: Boris Johnson is not the kind of man to let himself
Los Angeles advert for graphic designer draws surprise attention

Los Angeles advert for graphic designer draws surprise attention

Eye-catching childlike advert has prompted a series of applications in a similar styleThe city of Los Angeles has made a splash on social media with its advert for a graphic designer that looks like
'A rabbit always has to run': Spanish rangers fear for lives after double murder

'A rabbit always has to run': Spanish rangers fear for lives after double murder

The killing of two rangers in Catalonia a year ago this week, marked a chilling turning point for colleagues facing up to increasing violence towards Europe’s wildlife defendersOn a hill above the
Refugees can achieve so much if they’re not caged in isolated camps | David Patrikarakos

Refugees can achieve so much if they’re not caged in isolated camps | David Patrikarakos

Rooms were lying empty at the City Plaza hotel in Athens. Now it’s an autonomous hive where refugees are empoweredIn May 2016, after the EU-Turkey agreement designed to close off mass immigration to
Afghan interpreter for British army denied right to move to UK

Afghan interpreter for British army denied right to move to UK

Military officials express outrage at decision on ‘Ricky’, who worked for army for 16 yearsThe British army’s longest-serving Afghan interpreter has been denied the right to relocate to the UK,
Car hits crowd at Copacabana beach promenade in Rio

Car hits crowd at Copacabana beach promenade in Rio

Driver is arrested after baby dies and 15 people are injured in apparent accident A speeding car ploughed through evening strollers on a crowded promenade at Copacabana beach in Rio on Thursday in an
Georgetown in northern Queensland once part of North America – geologists

Georgetown in northern Queensland once part of North America – geologists

Researchers found rocks in the area 412km west of Cairns were unlike any others in Australia, but similar to those in CanadaGeologists in northern Australia have made a discovery that suggests the
Kenya forest death: activists blame EU for ignoring human rights warnings

Kenya forest death: activists blame EU for ignoring human rights warnings

EU criticised for its ‘poor response’ after an indigenous herder is killed during a forced eviction for a water conservation project it funds The European Union has been accused of a fatally slow
Canada embraces indigenous cuisine, a long-silenced culinary tradition

Canada embraces indigenous cuisine, a long-silenced culinary tradition

A handful of indigenous-owned restaurants that have sprung up in Toronto in recent years hint at changing circumstances The line at the door snaked down the street, eventually spilling out into a
Mother and daughter shot dead while immunising children from polio in Pakistan

Mother and daughter shot dead while immunising children from polio in Pakistan

Prime minister condemns attack by gunmen in south-western city of Quetta, where two policemen also died in separate incidentGunmen have shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were immunising
Frosty reception for South Korea's Winter Olympics detente with North

Frosty reception for South Korea's Winter Olympics detente with North

Young people and conservatives in South Korea accuse President Moon Jae-in of sacrificing Olympic ideals for diplomatic expediencySouth Korea is facing a public backlash over its sports rapprochement
'It's what ladies do'. Of course Jacinda Ardern can be 'prime minister and a mum' | Ruby Hamad

'It's what ladies do'. Of course Jacinda Ardern can be 'prime minister and a mum' | Ruby Hamad

New Zealand’s prime minister isn’t the first to give birth in office but could her no nonsense approach finally change attitudes?If New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s beaming smile put a grin
Romania braced for huge protests over 'big step backwards' on rule of law

Romania braced for huge protests over 'big step backwards' on rule of law

Critics say changes to judicial system and proposed decriminalisation of some corruption offences mean separation of powers is ‘finished’Romania is taking the biggest step backwards on the rule of law
Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates

Al-Qaida moves in to recruit from Islamic State and its affiliates

Switch of loyalties seen as a key indicator of resilience of Isis as it evolves after territorial collapseAl-Qaida has been trying to win over extremists from Islamic State, while the Isis “caliphate”