The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
How the world should respond to AI, the hell of Gaza and the fight to save Sheffield’s trees
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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Hope or horror? • The great AI debate dividing its pioneers
Bots and robbers What is AI, and will it make us all redundant?
Rewards v risks It’s not luddism to rein in AI’s undreamed-of power and potential
Ghosts of Gaza Phones flooded with news of dead
A matter of time Israeli troops are now on the ground in Gaza – but for how long?
Human shields How has Hamas been accused of using them?
Party protest Labour faces Muslim backlash at Gaza stance
‘I feel guilt’ Deserters urge Russian soldiers to join them • Men tell of escape to Armenia and feelings of remorse as growing numbers of troops flee ‘criminal war’ in Ukraine
Las Vegas is model for gambling sector purge
How Jokowi’s son could go from food seller to vice-president
‘In our veins’ Bougainville finds solace in heavy metal music
Newcomers threaten Patagonia’s paradise • A national park has drawn hundreds of people to settle in the remote area, with a potential threat to wildlife and a way of life
The Amazon valley still celebrating its Tirolean beginnings
The small town that’s teaching Japan about immigration
Common scents The race to map a science of smell • By digitising odours, as has been done with images and sound, scientists aim to transform understanding of everything from food safety to disease prevention
‘Stick with the fight,’ urge young gun control activists
Power play Can the Hollywood actors’ strike be resolved?
Root and branch The battle to save a city’s trees • What started out as a small protest escalated into a decade-long battle between Sheffield council and hundreds of ordinary people, who decided to take radical action to save their neighbourhood trees
Fast and furious • Caster Semenya is the Olympic gold-winner whose elevated testosterone levels led people to question her right to compete. With a few choice words for World Athletics, the middle-distance runner talks about labels, leaked medical records and how lowering her hormones affected her body
A poverty so vicious that only a grim new vocabulary describes it
This malaria vaccine will transform our battle with the mosquito
Can we ever make the world safe from the scourge of terrorism?
As global powers haggle, stricken Gazans need a respite from the bombs
WRITE TO US
Beats international • Winning the Mercury prize was a huge moment for Ezra Collective – but, they explain, it’s got nothing on playing a gig at the home of Afrobeat
Even the French are giving up on arthouse • Independent cinema risks being sacrificed on the altar of market forces. From Jules et Jim to Blue Is the Warmest Colour, that would be a terrible loss
Breezy does it • From Barcelona to Bohemia, artists are using a range of innovative techniques to capture and harness the power of mighty winds
Nature’s way • A gripping, semi-historical imagining of the memories and experiences of a French botanist in colonial Africa
Talking heads • This account of how rugby became more dangerous, while its ruling bodies played down the risks, is a heartfelt call to action
National treasures • A much-loved actor pays tribute to...