My homeless brother died on the streets of Glasgow. Who will be next?

My homeless brother died on the streets of Glasgow. Who will be next?

Mark Starr died on the streets of Glasgow earlier this year; his family found out five weeks later on social media.
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Election night 2019: what to watch for

Election night 2019: what to watch for

At the stroke of 10pm on Thursday 12 December, the 2019 general election exit poll will be unveiled – producing the first tangible sense of where voters stand.
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Black Pete: why is the Dutch blackface tradition still going strong?

Black Pete: why is the Dutch blackface tradition still going strong?

Zwarte Piet or Black Pete has been a festive tradition in the Netherlands for generations – which sees thousands of people, who are often white, dress up as the character wearing afro-style wigs, red lipstick and full blackface makeup.
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Middle Earth: the fight to save the Amazon's soul

Middle Earth: the fight to save the Amazon's soul

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest, an alternative climate conference is taking place that brings together youth activists, indigenous leaders, scientists and forest dwellers.
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Anywhere but Westminster | Scotland: fear and Lothian on the campaign trail

Anywhere but Westminster | Scotland: fear and Lothian on the campaign trail

As election day nears, John Harris and John Domokos head for a SNP/Labour marginal and talk to people whose lives have been turned upside down by universal credit, a policy imposed by the Tories in Westminster.
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The death doula: helping you prepare for the day you die

The death doula: helping you prepare for the day you die

What does it mean to have a good death? Leah Green meets with Aly Dickinson, an end-of-life doula.
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The last divided capital in Europe: 'Do they want us to believe we should be separated?'

The last divided capital in Europe: 'Do they want us to believe we should be separated?'

It is 45 years since the Turkish army came to blows with the Greek and Cypriot armies, and the island remains physically and politically divided - not least by a wall that cuts through the capital, Nicosia.
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What is the Green New Deal?

What is the Green New Deal?

The climate crisis is the biggest global threat that humanity faces.
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Is a winter election bad for everyone?

Is a winter election bad for everyone?

The Guardian's Kate Proctor dispels some winter election myths.
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Hello, I have death anxiety | Death Land

Hello, I have death anxiety | Death Land

A lot of people are scared of death. But some people, including Leah, think about it an unhealthy amount.
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'There's food… it's just not real food': inside America's hunger capital

'There's food… it's just not real food': inside America's hunger capital

In the 'food deserts' of Memphis, Tennessee, dominated by fast food outlets and convenience stores, locals lack what seems a basic human right in the richer half of the city: a supermarket.
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On the trail of Australia's naughtiest cockatoo

On the trail of Australia's naughtiest cockatoo

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are some of the nation's smartest and most destructive birds.
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How the London Bridge terror attack unfolded

How the London Bridge terror attack unfolded

Two people were killed and three injured in a terrorist attack near London Bridge on Friday, police have confirmed.
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Before I die: a day with terminally ill patients

Before I die: a day with terminally ill patients

What does it feel like to know you're dying? In episode two of Death Land, Leah Green meets people who are facing up to the end of their lives.
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Behrouz Boochani: how I got out of my Manus Island hell

Behrouz Boochani: how I got out of my Manus Island hell

Behrouz Boochani, the Kurdish Iranian refugee and journalist who became the voice of those incarcerated by Australia on Manus Island, has landed in New Zealand.
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Should we fear chlorinated chicken?

Should we fear chlorinated chicken?

Chlorinated chicken does not sound like something you'd like to see on a menu.
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Anywhere But Westminster: are the Tories losing their suburban heartlands?

Anywhere But Westminster: are the Tories losing their suburban heartlands?

As their national election trek goes on, John Harris and John Domokos hit the Surrey town of Guildford, recently won by the Conservatives with a big majority.
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The people on a mission to live for ever

The people on a mission to live for ever

What if you could cheat death and live for ever? To people in the radical life extension movement, immortality is a real possibility.
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Beyond Brexit, Corbyn and Johnson: Stoke's politics of hope

Beyond Brexit, Corbyn and Johnson: Stoke's politics of hope

In the 2016 referendum, John Harris and John Domokos watched the Staffordshire city vote heavily to leave the EU.
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Ask an expert: the Australian Museum's ornithologist picks her Bird of the Year

Ask an expert: the Australian Museum's ornithologist picks her Bird of the Year

In a move sure to ruffle some feathers, the Australian Museum's top ornithologist shares her top picks for the 2019 Bird of the Year.
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Why do so many black people love kung fu movies?

Why do so many black people love kung fu movies?

Kung fu references crop up a lot in black culture - Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon, Wesley Snipes' Blade films and hip-hop artists like Wu-Tang Clan.
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California wildfires: what role has the climate crisis played?

California wildfires: what role has the climate crisis played?

Thousands of firefighters have been battling wildfires across California, after warm temperatures, strong winds and low humidity turned the state into a 'tinderbox'. So is this the new normal?
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Is this inclusive? Why only 4% of children's book heroes are BAME

Is this inclusive? Why only 4% of children's book heroes are BAME

More than 33% of students at UK schools are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, but only 4% of the protagonists in children's books in the UK are BAME.
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Testing electric cars: is this the silent future of Australian motoring?

Testing electric cars: is this the silent future of Australian motoring?

Naaman Zhou went to Sydney's Eastern Creek racetrack to try out the latest electric and hybrid vehicles.
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Life on Manus: how Australia transformed a tropical island into a prison

Life on Manus: how Australia transformed a tropical island into a prison

In July 2019, Guardian Australia immigration reporter Helen Davidson travelled to Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Here she explains how the tropical island became an Australian-run prison.
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Richard Ratcliffe's determined fight to free wife Nazanin from an Iranian jail

Richard Ratcliffe's determined fight to free wife Nazanin from an Iranian jail

In 2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Iran and charged with espionage. Her young daughter, Gabriella, was with her at the time and the family have been separated ever since.
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Lord of the Rain: one man's fight against climate catastrophe

Lord of the Rain: one man's fight against climate catastrophe

Doyte lives in South Omo, Ethiopia, one of the most remote areas in the world and hard hit by the climate crisis.
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'This is where we live our truth': visiting America's gay bars

'This is where we live our truth': visiting America's gay bars

The Guardian visits three gay bars in Texas, Mississippi and Indiana, where the owners and punters share how important those spaces remain for a community threatened by Trump.
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Salariman rap battle: where Tokyo businessmen say what they really think of each other

Salariman rap battle: where Tokyo businessmen say what they really think of each other

Corporate culture in Japan involves strict hierarchy and long hours that have led to cases of death from overwork – so some 'salarimen' started an underground rap battle to let off steam.
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How your period is making other people rich

How your period is making other people rich

Menstrual cycles have historically been a personal topic.
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Creature comforts: has the US's emotional support animal epidemic gone too far?

Creature comforts: has the US's emotional support animal epidemic gone too far?

Emotional support animals, or ESAs, have exploded across the US in recent years, with rising numbers of pet owners getting their animals certified online.
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Blood, sweat and fears: special report on abuse towards grassroots football referees

Blood, sweat and fears: special report on abuse towards grassroots football referees

The FA has rebooted its Respect Campaign this season to protect grassroots referees in England but many continue to suffer both mental and physical abuse.
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Do cyclists think they're above the law, and does it even matter?

Do cyclists think they're above the law, and does it even matter?

Cyclists can be a nuisance, running red lights, riding on the pavement ... but are they dangerous, and if not, is it a problem if they break the law?
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The biggest revolution in gene editing: Crispr-Cas9 explained

The biggest revolution in gene editing: Crispr-Cas9 explained

Prof Jennifer Doudna, one the pioneers of Crispr-Cas9 gene editing, explains how this revolutionary discovery enables precise changes to our DNA.
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Brexit teens: coming of age during political chaos

Brexit teens: coming of age during political chaos

Hear how teenagers from across Britain really feel about Brexit, in their own words.
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Trapped in Gaza: a day in the life of a rapper who has never left the strip

Trapped in Gaza: a day in the life of a rapper who has never left the strip

Khaled al-Nairab belongs to a generation in Gaza who have spent their entire lives in the fenced-off enclave.
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The Age of Stupid revisited: what's changed on climate change? – video

The Age of Stupid revisited: what's changed on climate change? – video

Ten years after climate movie The Age of Stupid had its green-carpet, solar-powered premiere, we follow its director as she revisits people and places from the film and asks: are we still heading for the catastrophic future it depicted?
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Somali Night Fever: the little-known story of Somalia's disco era

Somali Night Fever: the little-known story of Somalia's disco era

In the 1970s and 80s Mogadishu's airwaves were filled with Somali funk, disco, soul and reggae. Musicians rocking afros and bell-bottom trousers would perform at the city's trendiest nightclubs during the height of the country's golden era of music.
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Big data: why should you care? – video

Big data: why should you care? – video

In the second episode of Five Minute Masterminds, the author and broadcaster Timandra Harkness introduces big data, explaining how big it actually is, its impact on recent political elections and how it can change your life.
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Why your memories can't be trusted – video

Why your memories can't be trusted – video

Memory does not work like a video tape – it is not stored like a file just waiting to be retrieved. Instead, memories are formed in networks across the brain and every time they are recalled they can be subtly changed.
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Can we all move to Mars? Prof Martin Rees on space exploration – video

Can we all move to Mars? Prof Martin Rees on space exploration – video

The first of a series of films called 'Five minute masterminds' starts with Prof Martin Rees, the astronomer royal.
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Finding Ashley: a Native American family's desperate search for their missing relative – video

Finding Ashley: a Native American family's desperate search for their missing relative – video

Ashley Heavyrunner Loring was 20 when she disappeared from the Blackfeet reservation in Montana in June 2017.
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Flat Earth rising: meet the people casting aside 2,500 years of science – video

Flat Earth rising: meet the people casting aside 2,500 years of science – video

Though not a new phenomenon, flat Earth theory has enjoyed a huge resurgence recently.
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Uncaged: saving China's songbirds from the poachers' nets – video

Uncaged: saving China's songbirds from the poachers' nets – video

Bird poaching – for meat or for the pet trade – has become a silent epidemic across China.
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Orbán, my dad and me – video

Orbán, my dad and me – video

A Guardian film-maker and his father, who left communist Hungary for Britain in the 70s and now supports the nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán, take a road trip through the country.
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'We need free period products in schools – it's a human right'

'We need free period products in schools – it's a human right'

A teenager from London, Amika George campaigns against period poverty. One in 10 girls in the UK miss school because they cannot afford pads and tampons, and George describes the 'horrific' alternatives some are forced to use.
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Staged sex: how an intimacy coordinator works with actors on sex scenes – video

Staged sex: how an intimacy coordinator works with actors on sex scenes – video

The role of the intimacy coordinator has become more important in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and the broader #MeToo movement.
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Why can't I sleep? My mission to understand insomnia

Why can't I sleep? My mission to understand insomnia

Millions of people in the UK have trouble sleeping, and Guardian reporter Leah Green is one of them.
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