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Today

A generation revolts against Iranian regime

In Iran, protests are almost constant – but a new generation threatens to move the country to a precipitous tipping point.

  • Kim Ghattas

Yesterday

The teens making thousands thanks to TikTok

Young entrepreneurs are exploiting the video platform’s influence to sell clothes IRL.

  • Annachiara Biondi

How men lost their ambition

Masculinity has reached a crisis point, with many men citing lack of ambition, deteriorated relationships and crumbing job prospects.

  • David Brooks

Dating apps are thriving in China – but not for romance

COVID-19 lockdowns have shifted relationships in China. So much so that many are turning to dating apps to find friends.

  • Chang Che and Zixu Wang

Trump’s origins in a New York world of con men, mobsters and hustlers

Trump’s rise to national power would not have been possible but for a social, cultural, political and moral breakdown that overtook New York.

  • Sean Wilentz
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How Boris Johnson helped the EU get its groove back

The ousted British prime minister accidentally saved the European Union. Now it looks stronger than ever.

  • Simon Kuper

This Month

The dying outback town where every breath can be toxic

Once a symbol of economic prosperity, Wittenoom now stands as one of Australia’s greatest industrial tragedies.

  • Yan Zhuang

A year under the Taliban

I hardly could remember how life was before the Taliban came back into power. It was as if they had never left.

  • Kiana Hayeri

September

Bali bombings 20 years on: how Maddie got to know a dad she never met

The daughter and wife of Scott Lysaght, who died in the Kuta blast, speak about what’s happened since, as does survivor Leigh Johnson.

  • Emma Connors

Iran is no stranger to protesting, but this time is different

For Iran’s protesters, the fight for women’s freedom of choice is now synonymous with a desire to end the rule of the ayatollahs.

  • Roya Hakakian

Reality is coming for Britain’s royals

As recession looms and the pound sinks, can the monarchy reform fast and radically enough to adapt to an age of social and economic breakdown?

  • Pankaj Mishra

Could a rebound in factory jobs make America great again?

Factories are typically the first to lay off staff - but supply chain disruptions and a shift in consumer spending have led to a boom in US manufacturing.

  • Jim Tankersley, Alan Rappeport and Ana Swanson

Fears about Giorgia Meloni are overblown, but don’t underestimate her

Labels of fascism are exaggerated, but Italy’s new prime minister is still one to watch.

  • Henry Olsen

Deepfakes are coming to your TV – and your work meetings

An AI ‘pop group’ with Simon Cowell and Elvis recently came close to winning ‘America’s Got Talent’. And it’s just the start, say its Australian co-creator.

  • James Hall

Ukraine’s children went to summer camp in Russia. They haven’t come back

In August, 200 Ukrainian children enrolled in summer camp in a Russian resort town on the Black Sea. It’s been months since their parents have heard from them.

  • Siobhán O'Grady, Anastacia Galouchka and Serhii Mukaieliants
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For Gen Z, TikTok is the new search engine

As the digital world continues growing, the universe of ways to find information in it is expanding. But using TikTok as a search engine could prove faulty.

  • Kalley Huang

‘Guns have more rights’: how abortion is upending the US midterms

The Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe vs Wade is energising Democrats and presenting challenges to Republicans.

  • James Politi

The problem with Citigroup’s new beachside hub

The investment bank’s Malaga experiment - where workers are guaranteed eight-hour days and weekends off - sounds great, but it could lead to a professional dead end.

  • Brooke Masters

Why this will be the century of the transhuman

Prominent astrophysicist and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees believes we will move from flesh and blood to electronic entities in the not-too-distant future.

  • Harry Lambert

Investors love and hate Lula a decade after he made them very rich

Brazil’s election is shaping up as the most consequential for the economy in years and could trigger a flow of money back into the country.

  • Felipe Marques and Vinicius Andrade