Housewives become India’s latest gig workers as “cloud kitchens” flourish
24 January 2020 | 11:51 am
Rashmi Sahijwala, aged 59, is part of an army of housewives turning their homes into "cloud kitchens" to feed time-starved millennials. New apps are tapping the skills of housewives to slice, dice and prepare meals for hungry urbanites from the comfort of their homes.
21 May 2020
The pandemic has been brutal for the world’s pubs, which were shut quickly due to social distancing. This has been particularly painful in Ireland, where they are critical to the country’s economic and social life.
13 Jul 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday
3 Aug 2020
What if you're in love but can't express it in person because of travel bans? Some lovelorn couples have started a campaign they're calling "Love Is Not Tourism," hoping governments will help them.
5 Sep 2020
We look at Lebanese newspaper coverage of French President Emmanuel Macron's second visit in a month. It coincides with the centenary of the creation of Lebanon's republic and as a new Prime Minister has been named. It's 'la rentrée' here in France - back to school for millions of schoolchildren, many of whom haven't been to school since early March. Australia and Chinese relations hit a new low after an Australian citizen was detained by Beijing. Finally, a new study shows that Bronze Age people kept bones of their loved ones as keepsakes!
16 Oct 2020
The star of the Cincinnati Reds championship teams was a two-time National League MVP
22 Oct 2020
Is nothing sacred? Since the 19th century, France has sent out public schoolteachers to the four corners of the country with a mission to embody the values of the Republic. To behead a social studies teacher over Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet in the carefully controlled context of a civics class on secularism and free speech defies reason.
22 Oct 2020
As France prepares to hold a ceremony honouring slain history teacher Samuel Paty, papers focus on the struggle teachers face in addressing Islamist extremism. We also look at Canada's "lobster war" between commercial and indigenous fishermen, plus reports that artificial intelligence is being used to create fake nude photos of thousands of everyday women. And in a rare show of US bipartisan camaraderie, rival candidates running for governor of Utah release a joint campaign ad calling for "civility".
24 Dec 2020
If you're looking for that tacky Christmas jumper to provide a dose of light relief from 2020, you've come to the wrong place. Besides the pandemic, we still have a planet to save. The problem is cheap clothes with a short shelf life. It's called fast fashion. Since World War II, what we wear has grown cheaper and cheaper while coming from further and further away. We ask about the scale of the carbon footprint and social cost, and how TikTok and Instagram have further fed that buying frenzy. The world's favourite sport is not football. It is shopping.
31 Dec 2020
Paleontologists have found one of the best-preserved specimens of the Ice Age animal to date in Russia's extreme north. They dated the carcass as anywhere from 20,000-to 50,000-years-old.
28 Jan 2021
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's movie news, including Armando Iannucci's adaptation of Charles Dickens's "The Personal History of David Copperfield" for the silver screen, starring Dev Patel. It was intended for movie theatres but starts streaming in France this week on Amazon Prime. We also give our top French film tips, including "Burning Ghost", a strikingly original take on life versus the afterlife, set mostly in Paris's 19th arrondissement, plus Jean Cocteau's "Orpheus", both of which you can watch outside France on MyFrenchFilmFestival.com.
3 Feb 2021
During the early days of the pandemic last spring, the World War II veteran became famous for walking around in his garden in a bid to raise money for UK health care workers.
21 Feb 2021
Is there a right age of consent? A bill introduced in the French parliament would set the minimum age at 15 for consensual sex with an adult. The law here bans sex with a minor, but that carries a much lighter sentence than in Anglo-Saxon countries where it's automatically considered statutory rape. Why not here? Child sex abuse is an abuse of power, mighty adults imposing their will on minors. The issue's been brought to a head in France by some recent high-profile cases.
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The key to ancient Egypt: 200 years ago, the Rosetta Stone helped solve the riddle of hieroglyphs. Coincidence played the main role in the archaeological thriller.
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Soldiers have been seen along the main avenue in Ouagadougou leading to the presidential palace and national television station.
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Nigeria is battling one of the worst floods the West African nation has seen in over a decade. In 2022 alone, over 300 people have been killed, including at least 20 from last week.
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The Bank of England has launched a £65 billion emergency bond-buying programme, in an effort to calm the markets and avert a financial crisis. The "unprecedented" support comes amid mounting criticism of the government's plan to slash taxes.
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For centuries, public bathhouses have been an integral part of local communities, but their number is falling as prices rise and more people take baths at home.