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Drama and controversy at the World Athletics Championships – a photo essay

The first sight of Usain Bolt at these championships coincided with Justin Gatlin leaving the track after winning his 100m heat. Suddenly the boos for the pantomime villain – a twice convicted drugs cheat – dissolved, replaced by cheers of ‘Bolt, Bolt, B

Sunday, 10:39 in Sport
 

The scariest Test England ever played: terror at the hands of West Indies

Graham Gooch’s specialist subject is West Indian pace bowling. He is probably the leading authority on what it was like to face the four horsemen of the apocalypse. From 1980 to 1995, when the West Indies dominated Test cricket, nobody scored more runs a

Sunday, 09:30 in Sport
 
Maggie O’Farrell: 'I've revealed the secrets I’ve spent my life hiding'

Maggie O’Farrell: 'I've revealed the secrets I’ve spent my life hiding'

In an average year, Maggie O’Farrell comes close to death several times. Seized with terror, she dials 999 and is rushed to hospital in a white-knuckle dash that navigates the border of life and death. Breathing becomes impossible, the skin bubbles and b

Saturday, 09:30 in Art & Culture
 

Elephants unchained: 'The day has gone by when this was entertainment'

Water streams off the edges of her giant ears, runs in rivulets down the wrinkles of her slate-grey skin. She presses her whole head into the hose’s force, the spray welling into her mouth. As she drinks, she rubs her skin against the steel fence, her ey

Saturday, 08:05 in Science &Technology
 

'Don't talk about the goat wars': how a feral herd divided a Devon village

In the Crown Hotel in Lynton, they tell a gruesome tale about the Valley of Rocks. One June night in 1995, a chef, raging drunk, snatched up a meat cleaver and, announcing he was going to kill someone, vanished into the night. Early next morning, on the

Saturday, 08:04 in World News
 

The Resistance Now: Season of the Bitch

Wanna be startin’ somethin’ Women were at the vanguard of the grassroots progressive movement in 2016 – and kicked off the resistance to Donald Trump with the women’s march in January. But despite that, some feel that women aren’t getting the same airtim

Friday, 21:33 in World News
 

US justice is built to humiliate and oppress black men. And it starts with the chokehold

Chokehold: a maneuver in which a person’s neck is tightly gripped in a way that restrains breathing. A person left in a chokehold for more than a few seconds can die. The former police chief of Los Angeles Daryl Gates once suggested that there is somethi

Friday, 12:03 in World News
 

Hunger in America: 'When your eldest child skips meals, it’s no way to live'

On a bad day, Amy Knight skips a meal, sometimes two, so her daughters can eat. On a worse day, Knight’s eldest child, 15-year-old Lexi, goes without as well so there is food for her younger sister, Sage. “You hope your kids have a better life than you.

Friday, 11:09 in Lifestyle
 

'Losing our north star': how the Raiders' exit deprives Oakland of a uniting force

John Jones III was born in Oakland to members of the Black Panthers at a time of division and strife in America. But he remembers the Raiders’ glory days in the NFL with fondness. “I grew up in church, which is segregated. [But being a Raiders fan] was t

Friday, 10:08 in Sport
 

Friday briefing: Trump ‘maybe wasn’t tough enough’ on Kim

Top story: ‘In trouble like few nations ever have been’ Good morning – Warren Murray here, capping off a week of tirades and tensions with your Friday headlines. We were told to expect “fire and fury” if North Korea made any further threats against the U

Friday, 06:31 in World News
 

Why we fell for clean eating

In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free

Friday, 06:20 in Lifestyle
 

Why we fell for clean eating

In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free

Friday, 06:12 in Health
 
Morning Mail: Australia faces climate change 'disaster'

Morning Mail: Australia faces climate change 'disaster'

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 11 August. Top stories Military and climate experts, including a former chief of the defence force, have warned that Australia faces potentially “disastrous co

Thursday, 22:04 in World News
 

Teargas, cold, no toilets: plight of refugees back in Calais revealed

The woods around Calais and Dunkirk have once again become home to over 1,000 refugees and migrants, living in dire conditions without access to toilets, running water, showers or shelter. Police regularly confiscate sleeping bags, bedding and possession

Thursday, 18:31 in World News
 

Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

“I don’t even know how to start this,” Adele wrote in an online letter to fans on 30 June. The previous night, she had played the second show of a sold-out, four-night residency at Wembley Stadium. These dates, in front of audiences of 98,000, were suppo

Thursday, 07:09 in Art & Culture
 
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