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Week in pictures: 17 – 23 August 2019

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Franck Robichon / EPA Image caption Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret on her way to winning gold in bouldering at the Climbing World Championships in Hachioji in Japan. Image copyright Axel Schmidt / Reuters Image caption Britain’s Prime Minister […]

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Retirement home for elderly pets

When pets get old and need intensive care, few places will take them in. In Tokyo, a growing number of pet homes have opened to give elderly and sick pets the love and attention their human carers no longer can. A change in Japanese law in 2013, which obliges owners to look after ageing pets, […]