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.
Eyewitness Vatican City
Israel rocked by shock attacks, Cop28’s chief and a new Stone age
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Global report United Kingdom
The darkest day • A devastating attack on Israel by Hamas militants from Gaza has left more than a thousand civilians dead on both sides and provoked a conflict likely to unfold on a scale not seen in the region for 50 years. How did it come to this, and what now lies ahead?
How the war unfolded What has happened, why now?
Security blindsided How militants managed to carry out a rampage
Regional rifts Attacks ha ve upended the diplomatic landscape
A cycle of violence Netanyahu’s policies of escalation and fear lead back to war
‘Last chance’ Liberal Poles face a moment of truth
Orbán objects as EU strikes a deal over migration law
Red shift Resurgent Labour could end decade of SNP dominance
‘I’ve shed tears over the land I lost to HS2’ • Farmer whose fields were bought days before rail route was scrapped fears he’ll never be able to buy them back
Temu is the app that’s undersold the world. Can it last?
Wrecking ball Evergrande crisis could destabilise economy
Graphic tale Murdered comic writer f inds new fans and foes • As Netflix adapts his beloved El Eternauta, Héctor Oesterheld’s literary legacy is dragged into a bitter current political fight
Paddington’s move to Colombia makes fur fly
How Dhaka is battling to cool down extreme heat
Migrant returnees struggle to conceive • Doctors say stress, heat and harsh conditions may be the cause of low sperm counts in men who worked in the Gulf
Olympic deadline Paris races to clean up the Seine in time
‘He loves it’ Trump takes 2024 bid into the courtroom
September’s ‘bananas’ record highs stun climate scientists
This is Sultan Al Jaber. He is the United Arab Emirates’ choice to lead the Cop28 climate talks. • He is also the CEO of a fossil fuel company, Adnoc. What’s the problem with that, he asks Fiona Harvey
Talk of your town • The way we speak still defines who we are and causes others to make assumptions about us. People with distinctive voices reveal how talkin’ wiv an accent has shaped their life …
Putin is sure of his own impunity. He could not be more wrong
Women’s anger is still seen as unacceptable. It’s time to change this Pragya Agarwal
Labour is approaching its last chance to show us what it stands for Nesrine Malik
Record-breaking heat has left scientists stunned. Politicians must respond
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS
Me, mice elf and I • Sly Stone changed the face of soul when he found fame in the 1960s. Now the highly erratic star opens up on drugs, feuds and his treasure trove of unreleased tracks
We made music and got high Sly Stone on fishing with George Clinton • When two funk giants hung out together in the countryside
The morality meter at play • What does it say about you when watching a Sim drown is fine but shooting a fox or using a fantasy creature as a weapon goes against your ethical code?
Double vision Long-lost siblings are linked across time and space in this expansive novel of ideas from the author of My Struggle
Forever in vogue Not just a story of hit records and headlines, this traces Madonna from young working class woman in...