Al-Baghdadi's death: the rise and fall of the leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (IS), is dead.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State (IS), is dead.
An ongoing trial in Spain shows that ineffective rape legislation continues to fail women, writes.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2019
President Donald Trump’s statement on the horrific mass shooting in El Paso on August 3 that killed 22 people and injured 24 covered a lot of ground.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
The United States is a world leader in mass shootings. In less than 24 hours, two mass shootings by single individuals, have left dozens of people dead, writeand .
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
Shipyard workers in Belfast are fighting to keep crisis-hit Harland & Wolff in business, writes Pete Hodson.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
The hard line over Brexit taken by Boris Johnson in his first speech in the House of Commons as British prime minister suggests a strategy that will inevitably lead to an early general election.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
In all likelihood, poor mental health has blighted every age of human existence. Evolutionary psychologists suggest it may be an intrinsic, even necessary, condition for our species.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
The race to become the UK’s next prime minister is challenging our usual assumptions about what is important when people choose a leader. The rule book has been thrown out of the window.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
A huge happiness and positive thinking industry, estimated to be worth US$11 billion a year, has helped to create the fantasy that happiness is a realistic goal, writes.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
Over recent years, “body dissatisfaction” – or shame about one’s appearance – has been on the rise in men, writes.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
Over the past year or so, the Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR, has been gradually rolled out to the world of football with the aim of improving the accuracy, and consistency, of refereeing decisions, writes.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
When Jon Stewart quit the Daily Show, the satirical news and comedy show he hosted for 16 years until August 2015, he explained to his replacement, Trevor Noah, that he was tired – and angry at the state of politics and political discourse in the US.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was offered with exceptional speed, from a position of weakness, writes.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2019
Many of the beliefs people hold about rape are downright wrong, writeand .
Fri, 17 May, 2019
Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil in October 2018 and took office in January 2019, writes.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
Ask a teen today how she communicates with her friends, and she’ll probably hold up her smartphone.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2019
YouTube’s highest earning star in 2018 was a seven-year-old boy named Ryan, writes.
Mon, 08 Apr, 2019
Mrs Hinch – aka Sophie Hinchliffe – is an internet sensation, famous for her super bubbly cleaning tips and her regular updates about her husband and imminent first child.
Fri, 05 Apr, 2019
For all the complexity that surrounds how (and, crucially, if) the UK leaves the European Union, the story of how it got into its current situation is actually incredibly simple, writes
Mon, 01 Apr, 2019
Not everyone was celebrating when Sally Challen’s murder conviction for killing her husband was quashed, writes.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
The deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others critically injured, was streamed live on Facebook by the man accused of carrying it out, writes.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2019
After a late night dash to Strasbourg on March 11, the British prime minister, Theresa May, said she had agreed “legally binding” changes to the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the European Union, writes.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
For many expectant parents, experiencing a miscarriage – whether it occurs early or late in pregnancy – can be devastating, writeand .
Wed, 20 Feb, 2019
How many times have you thought about starting a company, taking a year out to write that novel or leaving a loveless relationship but ended up doing nothing about it?
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
The State of the Union headline was not in Donald Trump’s script, which initially leashed him to a teleprompter before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, writes.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases the likelihood of taking it incorrectly, leaving them at risk from unplanned pregnancy, writes.
Thu, 24 Jan, 2019
I recently visited the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia – one of the best art museums in the world, writes.
Fri, 11 Jan, 2019
One of the biggest myths about government shutdowns is that presidents usually win, writes.
Thu, 10 Jan, 2019
There are many social norms that dictate gift-giving, including when, how and what to give as gifts, writeand .
Wed, 19 Dec, 2018
The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force. It fundamentally transformed how humans transmit information and knowledge.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2018
It seems new action to tackle plastic pollution is announced every week, from the 5p plastic bag charge to governments debating a tax on plastic packaging, writes.
Mon, 03 Dec, 2018
It may sound like a scene straight out of a horror movie, but statistically you are not that unlikely to end up on a date with a psychopath, writes.
Fri, 30 Nov, 2018
It’s notoriously hard to land on Mars, yet NASA managed just that with its recent InSight lander, writes.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2018
The presidency of Donald Trump and has been widely – and often fairly – lambasted in the mainstream media, writes.
Mon, 26 Nov, 2018
I grew up near Ireland’s border when it was a hard border, though we had yet to learn the term. The border was guarded with customs posts and military fortifications, and often there were searches and questions, writes
Mon, 19 Nov, 2018
There are two red lines holding sway over Northern Ireland’s politics.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
The 2018 Toronto municipal election played out as most people expected it to, with John Tory cruising to a second term as mayor, writes.
Sun, 28 Oct, 2018
Halloween is now firmly part of the seasonal and consumer calender – but, unlike other celebrations that promote gift-giving, family, love and friendship, Halloween involves disruption, transgression and an open engagement with darker emotions and fears.
Wed, 24 Oct, 2018
How good is your best chimpanzee impression? Go to the zoo and you probably wouldn’t be surprised to see people copying chimps in order to grab their attention.
Fri, 19 Oct, 2018
Concern over traditional wedding practices in China being pushed too far has reached new heights following the death of a bridesmaid in Wenchang, Hainan province in September, writes.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2018
As well as being one of America’s greatest songwriters of the past 30 years, Tom Waits, it must be said, was made to be on screen – and I can’t escape the thought that he was born to be in the Western, writes.
Tue, 02 Oct, 2018
Mon, 01 Oct, 2018
Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse, writes.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding its way into more and more aspects of our daily lives. It powers the smart assistants on our mobile phones and virtual “home assistants”, writes
Thu, 27 Sep, 2018