Apple has caused outrage by announcing the death of the headphone jack, but are frustrating innovations necessary for overall technological progress?
A number of explosions and near-explosions in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota might influence the presidential race.
There are 65m displaced people in the world.
On the fifth anniversary of the birth of the activist movement, Laurie Penny explains why its failure made a difference.
The Government expects the nine-year-old to cross borders to apply for reunion.
The stand-up comedian known for her dead-pan delivery of jokes about Islamic State slams the government’s attitude towards people fleeing conflict.
All the leaders who were sicker than the current Democratic nominee, and it was no big deal.
Male politicians have had millennia to hone their virile, bombastic personas. Now it’s time to overturn the trope of women’s frailty.
The coverage of Hillary Clinton’s health should worry us if we care about how the press operates on a democracy.
The two nations may have achieved a political milestone but will struggle to halt hostilities on the ground.
Brazilian people who have disabilities are urging the Games to usher in improved transport and safety. Will the Paralympic legacy live up to their hopes?
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