The great debate: how to remember the war
Is Remembrance Day really about learning from the past? This Sunday, the world will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Some say we have forgotten its lessons.
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MP says white poppies are gimmicky rubbish
Is it wrong to wear a white poppy? A century after the end of the First World War, some are wearing a white poppy instead of the traditional red one to symbolise peace. Are they disrespectful?
How one man’s murder sparked global outrage
Should the West break ties with Saudi Arabia? Despite the kingdom’s history of human rights abuses, the West keeps trading with the Saudis. Could the killing of a journalist be the last straw?
Bad Blood: Storm over Taylor’s political post
Should Taylor Swift stay out of politics? The singer thinks people should not vote for President Donald Trump’s party in America’s big elections next month. Some of his fans are angry with her.
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Coming in 2022: a festival to celebrate Britain
Is this a good idea? The prime minister has announced plans for a big festival in four years, celebrating UK culture, sport and history. Some think it is a waste of money. Others cannot wait.
Shock as world leaders laugh at Trump speech
Is laughter the most powerful weapon? This week, Donald Trump bragged about his achievements in a big speech at the United Nations — but instead of applause, everyone laughed at him.
400-year-old shipwreck discovered off Portugal
Should we leave it alone? A team of archaeologists hope the “very well preserved” wreckage and the objects found inside will tell them about the country’s cultural history.
Bullets and bravery as war poet remembered
Is poetry the best way to understand war? One hundred years ago, celebrated war poet Wilfred Owen completed The Spring Offensive, which described the violence and terror of the...
Brazil museum blaze is tragedy for the world
How important are museums? A fire has ripped through Brazil’s national collection, destroying millions of priceless artefacts. The search for surviving objects continues, but hopes are slim.
Opinions still split over ‘war to end all wars’
Was the First World War worth it? A century ago, four years of fighting was finally coming to an end. Over 30 countries were involved in the “Great War”, which killed 10 million people.
Massive protests as Trump visits Britain
Should Donald Trump have been invited to the UK? The US president is not very popular here. As he comes over for his first official visit, big crowds are taking to the streets to protest.
Outrage over Spanish bullfighting festival
Is bullfighting acceptable? At the annual festival of San Fermín, bulls are chased through the Spanish city of Pamplona, then killed in an arena. The animals suffer — as do some humans…
Iron man of India to be world’s tallest statue
Is Mumbai’s giant statue of an old king worth the cost? The government says that it will be inspirational, but some locals believe that the $500 million could be better spent.
Why the number of children in gangs is rising
How can we stop the spread of gangs? New research has found that over 30,000 youngsters in England and Wales belong to a gang. Once they are in, there is often no way out.
NHS at 70: pride, panic and prescriptions
Can the NHS survive? On July 5, it will turn 70. Few Britons remember a time when it did not exist. Free health care remains very popular, but it is becoming harder than ever to provide.