Selected Stories

  'A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA'    The story of what happened in Charlottesville last summer in the words of those who witnessed it up close, and what it meant to a city and a nation.

'A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA'

The story of what happened in Charlottesville last summer in the words of those who witnessed it up close, and what it meant to a city and a nation.

  '  We will stay until the end'    As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the Eastern Ghouta, doctors and medical staff are locked in a desperate battle to save the wounded.

'We will stay until the end'

As the Syrian government tightens its noose around the Eastern Ghouta, doctors and medical staff are locked in a desperate battle to save the wounded.

  life on the tracks    In a corner of Philadelphia known locally as the Badlands, a half-mile stretch of rail track has become a refuge for heroin addicts. The city plans to clear the tracks, but where will the users go?

life on the tracks

In a corner of Philadelphia known locally as the Badlands, a half-mile stretch of rail track has become a refuge for heroin addicts. The city plans to clear the tracks, but where will the users go?

  A reckoning in Charlottesville    As white nationalists descend on the small Virginia city of Charlottesville for the third time in a few months, a local reverend reckons with race hate on the streets of her hometown.

A reckoning in Charlottesville

As white nationalists descend on the small Virginia city of Charlottesville for the third time in a few months, a local reverend reckons with race hate on the streets of her hometown.

  After the Flood    As the water recedes in Houston, three families return home to survey the damage from Hurricane Harvey. Like so many others, they have no flood insurance and no way of paying for repairs.

After the Flood

As the water recedes in Houston, three families return home to survey the damage from Hurricane Harvey. Like so many others, they have no flood insurance and no way of paying for repairs.

  ARRIVEDERCI, MOOCH    The story of Anthony Scaramucci, the fast-talking, front-stabbing man from Long Island who became the shortest-serving White House communications director in history.

ARRIVEDERCI, MOOCH

The story of Anthony Scaramucci, the fast-talking, front-stabbing man from Long Island who became the shortest-serving White House communications director in history.

  t  he district attorney who jails victims    Marc Mitchell was the victim of an attempted murder and a key witness to the crime. He should have been protected by the District Attorney's office. Instead, he was jailed.

the district attorney who jails victims

Marc Mitchell was the victim of an attempted murder and a key witness to the crime. He should have been protected by the District Attorney's office. Instead, he was jailed.

  the secret life of a transgenger airma  n    Transgender people are banned from serving in the US military, yet an estimated 12,800 do. Jane, a master sergeant in the Air Force, has hidden her gender identity for 25 years. She doesn't know how much longer she can wait.

the secret life of a transgenger airman

Transgender people are banned from serving in the US military, yet an estimated 12,800 do. Jane, a master sergeant in the Air Force, has hidden her gender identity for 25 years. She doesn't know how much longer she can wait.

  are police too quick to shoot knife suspects?    A shooting at Georgia Tech has raised questions over when and why police resort to deadly force. In one of America's poorest and most violent cities, officers are trying something different.

are police too quick to shoot knife suspects?

A shooting at Georgia Tech has raised questions over when and why police resort to deadly force. In one of America's poorest and most violent cities, officers are trying something different.

  the loopholes that let abusers keep their guns    Laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers are dangerously flawed. The gaps cost Chinika Hursey her life, and they are putting others at risk.

the loopholes that let abusers keep their guns

Laws designed to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers are dangerously flawed. The gaps cost Chinika Hursey her life, and they are putting others at risk.

  abortion in ireland: the fight for choice    Ireland has a near-total ban on abortion, pushing thousands of women every year to travel abroad and others to break the law by taking abortion pills. 

abortion in ireland: the fight for choice

Ireland has a near-total ban on abortion, pushing thousands of women every year to travel abroad and others to break the law by taking abortion pills. 

  terror of life under siege   in taiz    A vicious ground war has brought terror to the streets of Taiz, Yemen's third-largest city, where snipers haunt the streets and open spaces and residents live in constant fear.

terror of life under siege in taiz

A vicious ground war has brought terror to the streets of Taiz, Yemen's third-largest city, where snipers haunt the streets and open spaces and residents live in constant fear.

  '  most people here die in silence'    Yemen's health system is nearing collapse. Drugs are running out, children are malnourished, and mental health care is virtually non-existent. And things are getting worse.

'most people here die in silence'

Yemen's health system is nearing collapse. Drugs are running out, children are malnourished, and mental health care is virtually non-existent. And things are getting worse.

  Behnaz Shafiei makes history    When Behnaz Shafiei crosses the finish line on Friday at the end of a rock-strewn race track near Tehran, it will mark the culmination of a tireless campaign for women's rights.

Behnaz Shafiei makes history

When Behnaz Shafiei crosses the finish line on Friday at the end of a rock-strewn race track near Tehran, it will mark the culmination of a tireless campaign for women's rights.

  syria protest march    Report from the 4,000-strong march against the UK's involvement in airstrikes against Syria, which closed a stretch of Whitehall in central London, while similar smaller protests were held around the country.

syria protest march

Report from the 4,000-strong march against the UK's involvement in airstrikes against Syria, which closed a stretch of Whitehall in central London, while similar smaller protests were held around the country.

  practising medicine under fire    Saada is among the most dangerous parts of Yemen. Dr Mariela Carrara was just days into her posting there when a husband and wife were rushed into the hospital...

practising medicine under fire

Saada is among the most dangerous parts of Yemen. Dr Mariela Carrara was just days into her posting there when a husband and wife were rushed into the hospital...

  'My stomach dropped'    Drill sergeant Kennedy Ochoa, a transgender soldier, was putting on his dress uniform when he saw the president's tweets. Suddenly everything he'd worked for was in jeopardy, again.

'My stomach dropped'

Drill sergeant Kennedy Ochoa, a transgender soldier, was putting on his dress uniform when he saw the president's tweets. Suddenly everything he'd worked for was in jeopardy, again.

  what does europe think of us?    Immigration is the most divisive political issue in Europe today, but what does the face of immigration really look like? The Telegraph invited 27 European immigrants to tell us.

what does europe think of us?

Immigration is the most divisive political issue in Europe today, but what does the face of immigration really look like? The Telegraph invited 27 European immigrants to tell us.

  united airlines: what went wrong?    A common seating problem on a United Airlines flight on Sunday ended with a man being bloodied and dragged from his seat. How did it all go so wrong?

united airlines: what went wrong?

A common seating problem on a United Airlines flight on Sunday ended with a man being bloodied and dragged from his seat. How did it all go so wrong?

  The price of the 'winter white house'    When President Trump flies to Mar-a-Lago, Jorge Gonzalez stays firmly on the ground. That's a problem, because his small business only really works in the air...

The price of the 'winter white house'

When President Trump flies to Mar-a-Lago, Jorge Gonzalez stays firmly on the ground. That's a problem, because his small business only really works in the air...

  t  he lure of the deep    Natalia Molchanova, widely regarded as the best female freediver in the world, took a deep breath on Sunday and dipped beneath the waves off the coast of Ibiza. She never returned.

the lure of the deep

Natalia Molchanova, widely regarded as the best female freediver in the world, took a deep breath on Sunday and dipped beneath the waves off the coast of Ibiza. She never returned.