The fast and the furriest: inside the weird world of dog agility

The fast and the furriest: inside the weird world of dog agility

You've seen them on TV – the dogs who run, jump, balance and zig-zag on specially designed obstacle courses in the ultra-competitive sport of dog agility.
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Will green technology kill Chile's deserts?

Will green technology kill Chile's deserts?

The Atacama in northern Chile is the driest desert in the world, and may be the oldest.
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Wuhan's cat rescuer: the man saving pets abandoned during coronavirus outbreak

Wuhan's cat rescuer: the man saving pets abandoned during coronavirus outbreak

It is estimated that more than 30,000 pets have been left stranded after the Chinese government sealed off Wuhan following the coronavirus outbreak.
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Teranga: the migrant-run Afrobeat nightclub uniting Naples

Teranga: the migrant-run Afrobeat nightclub uniting Naples

Fata and Yankuba are two young Gambians with ambitious dreams, who fled dictatorship and poverty and landed in Naples.
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Coronavirus and the voices of Wuhan: 'My anxiety is increasing day by day'

Coronavirus and the voices of Wuhan: 'My anxiety is increasing day by day'

Wuhan, the Chinese city identified as the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, has been on lockdown since 23 January.
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'I had no idea hot summers could kill': how 'climate apartheid' divides Delhi

'I had no idea hot summers could kill': how 'climate apartheid' divides Delhi

As the Earth continues to break new heat records, the UN is warning of a 'climate apartheid' between those who can afford to keep themselves cool and those who must live, work, suffer – and sometimes die – in the heat.
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Have we reached peak filler?

Have we reached peak filler?

The UK has been going wild for cosmetic dermal fillers in recent years.
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Do face masks help prevent coronavirus?

Do face masks help prevent coronavirus?

The Guardian's health editor, Sarah Boseley, gives the lowdown on the effectiveness of wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus, explains how viruses are spread.
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'Should we go home?': Despair and defiance for Poles post-Brexit

'Should we go home?': Despair and defiance for Poles post-Brexit

In the 24 hours after Brexit, the Guardian visited members of the Polish community in Plymouth.
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The road to Brexit: the lols and the lows

The road to Brexit: the lols and the lows

From the referendum result via Brenda from Bristol's reaction to another general election to the final day of departure, the Brexit journey has been filled with drama and spectacle.
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Dramatic video shows bushfires turning day to night in Australia

Dramatic video shows bushfires turning day to night in Australia

Guardian Australia's Mike Bowers sends back footage from Yaouk Road as a fire front approaches on Saturday afternoon – more than three hours before sunset
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Explainer: Why did Trump order the killing of Iran's Qassem Suleimani?

Explainer: Why did Trump order the killing of Iran's Qassem Suleimani?

Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad, was widely considered to be the most powerful man in Iran after the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – and Iran's leading military figure.
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Can millennials get on the housing ladder without help?

Can millennials get on the housing ladder without help?

In the UK, only one in four middle-income millennials are on the housing ladder. Twenty years ago, 65% of this group owned homes. What's changed? Is it possible to buy a house without help?
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Plants before pandas: the young botanist tackling extinction in his own backyard

Plants before pandas: the young botanist tackling extinction in his own backyard

Almost as rare as the plants he protects, 24-year-old Josh Styles is not your average botanist. In 2017 he founded the North West Rare Plant Initiative, a conservation project in his local region.
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The veiled rapper breaking taboos for women in Senegal

The veiled rapper breaking taboos for women in Senegal

Mina La Voilée is a female rapper from Parcelles, Dakar, who is breaking taboos by rapping about women's rights
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How visualising death can help us accept it

How visualising death can help us accept it

Leah Green tries out a form of meditation which aims to help people who suffer from death anxiety.
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Play your part in the Guardian's charity appeal: a tree is for life

Play your part in the Guardian's charity appeal: a tree is for life

The 2019 Guardian and Observer appeal is supporting four charities that help to slow down the damage of the climate crisis - by harnessing the power of nature.
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Dying young: 'It's not what you think'

Dying young: 'It's not what you think'

Joe is 34 and is facing his own death. He was given a terminal cancer diagnosis and has already lived longer than doctors predicted.
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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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