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Bad News Digest: Planet doomed

As ever, it’s been a miserable few months. Hard to believe, really, but it ...

Cheap Shots: Rugby World Cup edition

You may have noticed some big burly men throwing an egg-shaped ball around on ...

Study like: Roger Federer

Want to be the best without ever running or looking less than perfect. Sounds ...

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Breaking Bad 3: Bad news just keeps coming

I’m told it is best for our sanity to switch off, zone out, chill. ...

Cheap shots: Brexit edition – You have to laugh…

And now for something completely different – what follows is a non-forensic examination of ...

Cheap Shots: Lost countries

As we publish issue 42, the historic vote on the name of FYR Macedonia ...

The Beer World Cup

As football’s World Cup continues and absolutely definitely doesn’t whitewash Russia’s human rights record ...

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Breaking Bad 2: Things got worse

A few months ago, when last we checked in on what the world had ...