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2020 in pictures

Mail & Guardian pictures editor Paul Botes presents some of the most striking images of 2020

Coronavirus dispatches from smalltown America: Part 2

‘It’s hard to imagine Jesus livestreaming the Sermon on the Mount’

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from office and Republicans...

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week,...

US-Iran crisis raises global tensions

EXPLAINER: What’s happening in the Middle East — and what does it mean for Africa?

Ukraine passenger jet crashes in Iran, killing at least 170

The Boeing 737 had left Tehran's international airport bound for Kiev

10 conflicts to watch in 2020

As Washington overpromises and underdelivers, regional powers are seeking solutions on their own — both through violence and diplomacy

Russia is not Putin, as he would have citizens  and the world believe

The president would everyone believe Russia is a democracy but his army occupies regions  and opposition parties are suppressed

Trump mantra: Quid pro quo or not, it means bribery and extortion

Linguists say using the same expression repeatedly is a way of lodging a specific idea in voters’ brains.

Top diplomat implicates Trump in explosive impeachment testimony

Gordon Sondland says he followed the president's orders in seeking a "quid pro quo" deal for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden

Ukraine’s Zelensky denies Trump tried to ‘blackmail’ him

The United States president's request that Zelensky probe the activities of Joe Biden's son Hunter has sparked an impeachment probe in the US

The whistle-blower, impeachment and Trump phone call: What we know

This is what we know about the affair launched by a complaint from a mysterious whistle-blower in the US intelligence community

MH17 suspect denies Ukraine rebels behind attack

International investigators said they were issuing arrest warrants for Igor Girkin and three other suspects over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines

Last laugh: Ukraine comedian who became president

A month on from Zelensky's election win, details of what he will actually do in power, or who will make up his core team, are hazy

Comedian Zelensky wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko

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