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  • A large lorry drives by a hill with smoke from a wildfire rising from the other side

    Environment
    Large-scale and intense wildfires carrying smoke across northern hemisphere

  • Lucy Edwards, disability activist and broadcaster, holds the first blind Barbie doll.

    Society
    ‘A positive step forward’: Mattel launches first blind Barbie

    • UK politics
      Former Labour leader tells MPs ‘tide is shifting’ towards closer ties with Europe

    • Benjamin Netanyahu
      Netanyahu to arrive in Washington as fears grow of wider war in Middle East

    • Sport
      Andy Murray confirms he will retire from tennis after Olympics in Paris

    • US
      Biden calls for justice after footage released of police killing Black woman

    • France
      Olympic team officials briefed after Australian woman allegedly raped by five men in Paris

    • Books
      Hugo awards organisers reveal thousands spent on fraudulent votes to help one writer win

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  • SS officer Gerhard Bast, scarred from duelling, in June 1944.

    The long read
    My?family and other Nazis

  • The Eiffel Tower decorated with the Olympic rings in Paris, France, 17 July 2024

    Parisians like me love to grumble about the Olympics – but could we be about to enjoy them?

    Alexander Hurst
    We worry if the Seine will be clean enough, about transport and crowds. But we’re reluctantly admitting that we may have fun, says Guardian Europe columnist Alexander Hurst
  • A nurse giving a patient a diabetes test.

    Society
    Why?preventing long-term sickness in the UK is an economic necessity

    With extended life expectancy Britain has wound up an increasingly sick nation – and experts say that this is as bad for GDP as it is for our health

Spotlight

  • The Robertson family and Robin, who they picked up in Panama.

    How we survive
    ‘We pledged not to eat each other’: the family that was shipwrecked for 38 days

    In 1972, while travelling the world, the Robertsons’ boat was attacked by whales. They found themselves adrift for weeks on a tiny raft, forced to drink turtle blood, kill sharks and use enemas to stay hydrated, while fighting for their lives
  • The Olympic rings adorn the Eiffel Tower in Paris

    Paris Olympic Games
    Olympic Games highlights: your day-by-day guide to the best bits in Paris

  • Grace Dent with loads of cheese

    Food
    ‘It’s the best job! But it will kill you’: four restaurant critics on the battle to stay healthy

    Last week, the New York Times’s restaurant critic left his job after a worrying medical checkup. How do others keep going?
  • Victor Wembanyama leads a France team with hopes of a basketball medal at the Paris 2024 Olympics

    Sport
    Victor Wembanyama: can France’s ‘exquisite linguine’ unite a nation at the Olympics?

    The 7ft 4in basketball star’s stature, both literal and figurative, says something about France’s ability to project itself beyond Europe
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 review phone open on angle showing the homescreen on a mat.

      Technology
      Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 review: faster, longer-lasting flip phone

    • Princess Superstar performing in New York, 2006 – the height of the original electro-house boom.

      Music
      Watch me work it, I’m perfect! The return of electro-house, pop’s trashiest, brattiest sound

    • Thom Gunn, in his early 40s, with dark hair and beard, wearing a tie-dye vest in what looks like a hotel bar with a chandelier in the background

      Book of the day
      Thom Gunn: A Cool Queer Life by Michael Nott review – the poet laureate of Haight-Ashbury

    • Sexual healing illustration composite showing an image of a young man (a model) sitting up in bed

      Sexual healing
      I?have anxiety and body image issues. How can I stop being so frightened of sex?

  • woman lying on couch in pain

    After several miscarriages – each with its own trauma – my husband and I were forced to cobble together a new life

    Tess Pryor
    Just because an event is seen as ‘common’ doesn’t mean it is something that is easy to ‘get through’. This is finally being acknowledged for pregnancy loss
  • A woman looks ahead as she stands in a crowd of people

    I?worked to elect Kamala Harris. She must break with Biden on Israel and Palestine

    Lily Greenberg Call
  • A small girl in a gingham dress puts food into her mother's open mouth. Posed by models

    Why?I’m swapping ‘adult food’ for bland, hedonistic snacks

    Nell Frizzell
  • CHAINED ELEPHANTS WAIT TO BE CHECKED BY A VETERINARIAN IN JAIPUR<br>Chained elephants stand and wait to be checked by a veterinarian on the outskirts of the city of Jaipur, capital of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan August 21, 2001. Nearly 100 hard-working Indian elephants, trekking around India's tourist sites, and suffering the stresses of long working hours, are to be given four days of health checks. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

    I?deeply regret riding an elephant on holiday. This year, we should all make the ethical choice

    Chris Packham
  • Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-Jones

    Twisters is the blockbuster that almost has it all. But where’s the big kiss?

    Adrian Horton
  • Kamala Harris speaking at a podium.

    Running Kamala Harris may actually be a political masterstroke for the Democrats

    Steve Phillips
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  • Wind turbines with a large pylon in the background against a blue sky

    UK
    UK?may need new gas-fired power stations to decarbonise grid

  • A wildfire burns in central British Columbia<br>Flames and smoke from the Shetland Creek Wildfire rise from the hills above Highway 1, where people are on evacuation alert in the the province's southern interior outside Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada July 20, 2024 REUTERS/ Jesse Winter

    Canada
    Canada wildfires drive hundreds from homes as more scorching heat forecast

  • Woman works indoors at counter with tea leaves

    Food
    Sick leaves: tea growers’ climate misery leads to jump in UK prices

  • A large grassy field with three robotic weedkillers moving through openings

    Agriculture
    Could robot weedkillers replace the need for pesticides?

  • Liz Kendall walking away from No 10 with Larry the Downing Street cat on the step in the background

    UK politics live
    Liz?Kendall says government needs to ‘do the sums’ before scrapping two-child benefit cap

    Work and pensions secretary speaks as Keir Starmer faces first potential rebellion in Commons over the policy
  • China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, poses with members of the Palestinian factions during the signing of the Beijing declaration  in Beijing

    China
    Palestinian factions agree to form interim national unity government

  • Venezuelan supporters waving flags

    Venezuela
    Lula raises alarm over Maduro’s ‘bloodbath’ warning to Venezuela

  • Some of the punks in the town of Westerland, including one drinking from a bottle of beer, and another wearing an elephant fancy dress outfit

    Germany
    German punks launch ‘invasion’ of holiday island favoured by elite

    • Croatia
      Gunman arrested after killing at least six people in nursing home in Croatia

    • Science
      Expiring medications could pose problem for Mars astronauts

    • Society
      Violence against women a ‘national emergency’ in England and Wales, police say

    • UK
      UK?must move towards disease prevention to save economy and NHS, says expert

    • Health
      HIV ‘vaccine’ could be made for just $40 a year for every patient

    • Technology
      Elon Musk claims Tesla will start using humanoid robots next year

  • Farming Family, Poland ? Colin Robins and Oliver Udy

    Photography
    Big?in the country: rural life across the continent

    From Cornish thatchers to Polish apple pickers and Hungarian hand-milkers, these images capture the essence – and difficulty – of farm life
  • Impassive moping … Coma

    Film
    Coma review – vital signs are weak in Bertrand Bonello’s mopey lockdown drama

  • Robin and the Hoods.

    Film
    Robin and the Hoods review – nostalgic battle cry for children’s imagination

  • A girl carrying wood looks up in the forest

    Film
    The?Echo review – heightened reality in the backwoods of Mexico

  • Keanu Reeves and China Miéville

    Books
    The?Book of Elsewhere by Keanu Reeves and China Miéville review – pulpy hijinks

  • Is this the start of a serious romance? … Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra in House of the Dragon.

    Television
    House of the Dragon: season two, episode six recap – fans are being cheated (despite that steamy snog)

  • Pensthorpe’s lakes, woods and meadows - aerial shot

    Travel
    Bell tents and birdwatching: glamping in a Norfolk wildlife paradise

    A pop-up glampsite has opened at Pensthorpe natural park this summer, giving guests the chance to immerse themselves in the wildlife and biodiversity of this Norfolk landscape
  • Chris Shaw's borlotti bean tuna and tomato salad. 2024_07_20

    Food
    Bean, tuna and tomato, plus courgettes with hazelnuts: Chris Shaw’s recipes for picnic salads

  • Dog in window<br>Dog looking out the window.

    Dogs
    Paws for thought: how to tell if your dog is happy

  • Portrait of Victoria Pendleton showing large tattoos on her upper arms and shoulders.

    Fascinating Olympians
    Bullied, belittled but indisputably brilliant: how Victoria Pendleton survived everything – and became a cycling legend

  • Uluru / Ayer's Rock at sunset with Iconic Kangaroo Sign. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.<br>AY05FM Uluru / Ayer's Rock at sunset with Iconic Kangaroo Sign. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

    Alex Bellos's Monday puzzle
    Did?you solve it? Can you outwit the wizards of Oz?

  • people celebrate at a concert, with one person crowdsurfing

    Life
    ‘How many aura points did I lose?’ The new coolness currency has hints of Aristotle

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  • Banks, airlines and media outlets hit by global outage linked to Windows PCs.

    Tell us: how have you been affected by the outage linked to Windows PCs?

  • ** ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011 AND THEREAFTER ** FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1973 file picture, army tanks prepare to drive through the gates of the student-occupied Polytechnic Institute in Athens. In 1974, Greece's military regime collapsed and democracy was restored. For almost 40 years, Freedom House think tank's New York researchers have annually assessed the state of democracy and associated freedoms, classifying nations in three categories _ free, partly free or not free. Almost half the world's nations were rated not free in 1972, but by 2010 that proportion had dropped below one-quarter. (AP Photo/File)

    Greece
    Share your memories of the 1974 restoration of Greek democracy

  • A young woman university student lying on her bed studying working reading writing on laptop in messy untidy bedroom at home UK<br>DRF2PB A young woman university student lying on her bed studying working reading writing on laptop in messy untidy bedroom at home UK

    Life and style
    Do?you still sleep in your childhood bedroom?

  • Heatwave in Italy<br>epa10751450 A thermometer outside a pharmacy displays '42 degrees Celsius' in Rome, Italy, 17 July 2023. Southern Europe is experiencing a major heat wave this week with temperatures expected to climb up to 48 Celsius degrees on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Italy's health ministry sent on 17 July a circular letter to the country's regional governments with a series of recommendations to manage the impact of the intense heat wave the country is enduring. These recommendations include setting up a 'heat code' at emergency rooms with special, priority procedures for people suffering heat-related health issues. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

    Climate crisis
    How?are you being affected by the heatwave in southern Europe?

  • Members of Ara Style Senior breakdancing club at a recent class in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan
    Japanese seniors pop and lock to breakdancing beats in latest sport tailored to ageing population

    Members of Tokyo’s Ara Style Senior say they were inspired by the inclusion of breakdancing at this year’s Paris Olympics
  • Two donkeys eating something from a pile of rubbish that includes plastic bottles and food wrappers

    Environment
    Donkeys in Kenya are dying with stomachs full of plastic – and other animals are at risk

  • Mothin Ali on the streets during the riots

    UK
    ‘This is what a councillor is supposed to do’: Mothin Ali on false accusations of rioting

  • Ramiz Safa playing his rubab

    Afghanistan
    ‘The Taliban tried to silence us’: the musicians who escaped to Portugal

  • A colleague of Michel Sawan holds a kestrel with a bandaged wing

    Environment
    ‘Massacred for TikTok likes’: is social media feeding the slaughter of 2.6m birds in Lebanon?

  • close-up of white man wearing black clothes

    New Orleans
    ‘Maybe I lived a naive life’: New Orleans archbishop denies knowledge of widespread child sex abuse in 1970s

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  • The spire of Notre Dame collapsing as the fire engulfed it on 15 April 2019.

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  • Shelf life … Amanda Giles and Terry Curran in the children’s section of Battle library, Reading. Photograph: Christian Sinibaldi/The Guardian

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  • FILE: U.S. President Joe Biden Will Not Seek Re-election, Endorses VP Harris<br>FILE: U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that he will not seek re-election and has endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 29: U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris wave to members of the audience after speaking at a campaign rally at Girard College on May 29, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Biden and Harris are using today's rally to launch a nationwide campaign to court black voters, a group that has traditionally come out in favor of Biden, but their support is projected lower than it was in 2020. (Photo by Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)

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    Protests, presidents and a blindfolded giraffe

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    US
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    Colombia
    From trash to treasure: emerald hunters in Colombia

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