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Weekly Magazine - 13 April 2017
Trump strikes Syria
Is this the beginning of a new phase in the Syrian Civil War?
A presidential bombing?
While the pair enjoyed “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you have ever seen”, Donald Trump boasted to his dinner guest, Chinese President Xi Jinping, that cruise missiles had been launched at a Syrian air base.
Trudeau’s Canada: Blazing a trail for cannabis?
Canadians will be legally allowed to use marijuana from July 2018. That could have a major impact on cannabis policy in the US.
The Great Barrier Reef’s second year of misery
Coral reefs around the world are at risk of dying out, consigning some of the planet’s most vibrant ecosystems to history.
‘Going nuclear’: Republicans force Trump’s nominee into the Supreme Court
Have the flames of Paraguay’s unrest gone out?
Hungary’s ‘illiberal democracy’ meets resistance
ETA closes an era of violence in Spain
Has Grexit been averted?
Gecko vs. crocodile: Indonesia’s corruption squad takes on a big beast
Thailand’s new constitution receives an explosive response
China and India jostle for influence in Asia
The oil curse: How natural wealth bred corruption in Nigeria
The race to be Iran’s next president kicks off
Bloody Palm Sunday
In the Mokattam hills overlooking Cairo, Coptic Christians gather on April 9, Palm Sunday, to mark Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.Their venue is the St. Sama'ans Church, a giant cathedral set inside a cave that can fit thousands of people. Many of the worshippers dress in white and wave palm leaves in homage to those who came to greet Jesus in the Bible.
Global executions have fallen by 37% since 2015
After 43 years of conflict and 829 deaths, ETA disarms
How should the media cover terror attacks?
When Khalid Masood drove at high-speed through a crowd and then ran towards Parliament wielding two knives last month, killing five people and injuring around 50 others, it was a shocking and gruesome attack on the seat of British democracy. But some observers, such as the journalist Simon Jenkins, argued that it should not have received wall-to-wall media coverage, not least because at that stage little was known about the motive. Similarly [...]
Are men and women really from different planets?
Hydration innovation bursts the plastic industry’s bubble
Why do your shoelaces untie themselves?
Our picks from the international press
FC Lampedusa: Germany's international refugee football team
Cooking to coding: What free HTML classes mean for Indonesian maids
The Uruguayan prison where inmates set up shop - BBC News
Forever lost: meet the Rohingya who sacrificed their identity for Myanmar citizenship
South Korea's first black model
Who are the new jihadis? | Olivier Roy | The long read
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