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Long stories short

• The US Supreme Court heard arguments over a $6 billion opioid settlement from Purdue Pharma that shields the Sackler family from civil lawsuits. 

• Meta and IBM launched a coalition of more than 50 AI companies that back a so-called “open model” of research.

• The UK’s only pandas returned to China after a 12-year loan to Edinburgh Zoo.


Barclay family takes back the Telegraph

modern wealth

Britain is the most unequal large economy

renewable energy

Coal consumption will peak – then steadily decline


Northern Ireland power-sharing agreement ripe for reform

Israel-Hamas conflict explained

Latest developments

Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed on Monday as Israel’s courts reopened after the Hamas attacks.

Sheryl Sandberg, the former Facebook executive, called on the UN to denounce the sexual violence inflicted by Hamas on Israeli women on 7 October.

The WHO said what happened in northern Gaza “cannot be the blueprint” for the south.

Israel told residents in parts of Khan Younis to evacuate as the city suffers heavy bombardment.


Dr Anti-vax

Alexi Mostrous, the journalist behind Sweet Bobby, tells the story of Andrew Wakefield, the British doctor who sparked the global anti-vax movement.

Tortoise Quarterly | Edition 13


From Xavier Greenwood’s account of converting to Judaism to Rosie Blunt’s story about a lost religious masterpiece, many of the pieces in Tortoise’s thirteenth book of long reads follow a recurring theme: faith.

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