Dutch police arrest couple trying to flee quarantine for Spain

Woman and man left hotel where they were in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 | Continue reading


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Chinese journalist jailed over Covid reporting is ‘close to death’, family say

Citizen reporter Zhang Zhan, 38, was arrested and jailed after reporting on the outbreak | Continue reading


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Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

Portfolio selection rules on evaluating risk used to pick 50 reefs as ‘arks’ best able to survive climate crisis and revive coral elsewhere | Continue reading


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Gadgets of 2021

From smartphones to folding skis, the year’s top gizmos selected by tech experts from the Guardian, iNews, TechRadar and Wired | Continue reading


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Australia’s spy agency predicted the climate crisis 40 years ago

In a taste of things to come, a secret Office of National Assessment report worried the ‘carbon dioxide problem’ would hurt the nation’s coal industry | Continue reading


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Australia's 'anti-troll' bill would let social media users sue bullies

Laws would require companies to reveal users’ identities but experts say focus on defamation will not help curb rates of online bullying | Continue reading


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Abandoned former USSR sites – in pictures

In post-USSR Russia and neighbouring states, places now abandoned offer reminders of the region’s turbulent history | Continue reading


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UK officials still blocking Peter Wright’s ‘embarrassing’ Spycatcher files

A documentary-maker has accused the Cabinet Office of defying the 30-year rule in withholding details of the MI5 exposé | Continue reading


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The western men who think they are South Pacific kings

Travellers to tiny islands in Vanuatu claim to fulfil a local belief that a mysterious figure from afar will one day bring prosperity. What are they hoping for? | Continue reading


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I’m a therapist to the super-rich: they are as miserable as Succession makes out

Many billionaires I work with have trust issues, lack a sense of purpose and struggle with shame, guilt and fear, says psychotherapist Clay Cockrell | Continue reading


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Is Society Coming Apart?

The long read presents Reconstruction after Covid: Despite Thatcher and Reagan’s best efforts, there is and has always been such a thing as society. The question is not whether it exists, but what shape it must take in a post-pandemic world | Continue reading


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Turkish lira sinks to fresh low after Erdoğan insists on interest rate cuts

President defiant in face of rising inflation as he calls his policies an ‘economic war of independence’ | Continue reading


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In Peter Jackson’s latest epic, the moments of inspiration and interest are marooned amid acres of meandering chit-chat. What a schlep | Continue reading


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New Covid variant sparks tougher restrictions worldwide

Omicron labelled a ‘variant of concern’ by WHO; European Union member states have discussed temporarily suspending travel after the detection of the new Covid variant; UK sees most new infections for a month | Continue reading


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Seven doctors contract Covid after attending Florida anti-vaccine summit

Doctors tested positive or developed symptoms ‘within days’ of conference at which alternative treatments were discussed | Continue reading


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The Guardian's system for quote extraction using spaCy and Prodigy

The Guardian’s data scientists have been working with other newsrooms on a global project to think about AI and journalism. Here they explain how they have been teaching a machine to understand what a quote is | Continue reading


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Campaigners criticise European zoo proposals to cull adult male gorillas

Overcrowding of western lowland gorillas in zoos has led regulatory body to consider drastic measures | Continue reading


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Robot artist to perform AI-generated poetry in response to Dante

Ai-Da used data bank of words and speech pattern analysis to produce and perform a work that is ‘reactive’ to the Divine Comedy | Continue reading


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The warning signs are there for genocide in Ethiopia

The country has been scarred by violence on all sides, but there may be much worse to come as Tigrayan civilians are targeted | Continue reading


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‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry

Chinese companies dominate mining, battery and manufacturing sectors, and amid human rights concerns, Europe and the US are struggling to keep pace | Continue reading


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The gooey overlay of sweetness over genocide: the myth of the first Thanksgiving

Some members of the Wampanoag Nation mark Thanksgiving as their National Day of Mourning | Continue reading


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NASA delays James Webb space telescope launch after ‘sudden’ incident

Technicians were preparing to attach spacecraft to launch vehicle when unplanned event took place | Continue reading


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German parties agree coalition deal to make Olaf Scholz chancellor

Social Democrat, Green and liberal parties agree to form government after two months of talks | Continue reading


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Scientists warn of new Covid variant with high number of mutations

The B.1.1.529 variant was first spotted in Botswana and six cases have been found in South Africa | Continue reading


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Logbooks linked to Antarctic explorers Shackleton and Scott found

‘Priceless’ artefacts recording details of the famed expeditions of the 1910s were discovered in the vaults of New Zealand’s meteorological service | Continue reading


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The mind of Magnus Carlsen: ‘I am happy to win in any way possible’

The world champion opens up on his struggle for motivation before an intriguing showdown with his old rival Ian Nepomniachtchi | Continue reading


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The battle to close Tattle – the most hate-filled corner of the web

The gossip forum Tattle Life is a trolls’ paradise, created to scrutinise the lives of influencers. It has made a lot of enemies. Will one of them bring it down? | Continue reading


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NFT beats cheugy to be Collins Dictionary’s word of the year

The abbreviation of ‘non-fungible token’ tops a shortlist also including pingdemic, climate anxiety and metaverse | Continue reading


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The £3 chicken: how much should we be paying for the nation’s favourite meat?

Fifty years ago, a medium broiler cost the equivalent of £11 today. Now it is less than a latte or a pint of beer, raising serious ethical and environmental questions | Continue reading


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Lancashire village buys its own pub – to add to its shop and library

Trawden’s residents are the first in the country to also own their library, shop and community centre | Continue reading


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The next giant leap: why Boris Johnson wants to ‘go big’ on quantum computing

Opportunities for business, health and the environment offered by superfast processors are huge – and so are the hurdles | Continue reading


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Mark Cavendish: I knew I could be top again

Mark Cavendish is one of the greatest bike racers of all time. But riding is the easy part, it’s the other stuff that’s hard | Continue reading


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Can big tech ever be reined in?

The Biden administration has shown an early determination to tackle the power of Amazon, Google, Facebook and co. But is it already too late? | Continue reading


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Meta delays encrypted messages on Facebook and Instagram to 2023

Move comes as child safety campaigners express concern plans could shield abusers from detection | Continue reading


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US wildfires have killed nearly 20% of world’s giant sequoias in two years

Blazes in western US have hit thousands of Earth’s largest trees, once considered almost fire-proof | Continue reading


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UK govt urged to reveal algorithm that ‘targets’ disabled for benefit fraud

Manchester group launches action after people with disabilities report high number of stressful checks for potential scams | Continue reading


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Overloaded: Is there simply too much culture?

With so much film, TV, music, books, streaming, games and podcasts easily available and vying for our attention, how can we absorb it all? And should we even try, asks Anne Helen Petersen | Continue reading


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Is smart tech the new domestic battle ground?

Now that Alexa, Siri and Google have moved in, it’s only a matter of time before some of us are left out in the cold, says Emma Beddington | Continue reading


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App outage locks hundreds of Tesla drivers out of cars

Dozen of motorists report error as company’s CEO, Elon Musk, apologises on Twitter | Continue reading


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Rotterdam police open fire as Covid protest turns into ‘orgy of violence’

Seven people injured during clashes in Dutch city over reintroduction of partial lockdown and plans for more restrictions | Continue reading


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Colombian president condemns police academy’s Nazi costume event

Iván Duque says ‘any apology for Nazism is unacceptable’ after photos of cultural exchange ceremony posted on Twitter | Continue reading


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Interview-‘The story is rich’: Ghosn’s escape to freedom has come at a cost

Ex-head of Renault and Nissan insists colleague held in Japan is innocent as he works to refute his own charges | Continue reading


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A trip to Switzerland in search of a good death

My aunt Ann didn’t want a painful decline from Parkinson’s, so I agreed to accompany her to a Swiss assisted dying clinic. Would she find peace in her final moments? | Continue reading


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Cryptographers are not happy with how you’re using the word ‘crypto’

Los Angeles’s renamed Crypto.com Arena is good news for cryptocurrency fanatics but strikes a blow against the word’s original meaning | Continue reading


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‘It’s like a cemetery’: the trend turning San Francisco’s colorful houses gray

More and more, the pastels and gold-leaf embellishments have given way to the contemporary, but unimaginative, tungsten hue | Continue reading


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UK to ban all in-hand mobile phone use while driving in 2022

Laws to be strengthened to make it easier to prosecute drivers using and holding their phones at the wheel | Continue reading


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First Covid patient in Wuhan was at animal market, study finds

A study in the journal Science claims patient zero was a female market worker on 11 December, rather than a man on 8 December | Continue reading


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The oil ads that told us climate change was nothing

Since the 1980s, fossil fuel firms have run ads touting climate denial messages – many of which they’d now like us to forget. Here’s our visual guide | Continue reading


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