Paper trail to fame

Sculptures by Irving Harper
©Suzanne Kantak

US designer Irving Harper and his paper-sculpting hobby

Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years on: Reconstruction in Aceh

Large-scale destruction gave way to a recovery effort on the Indonesian province that won international praise

Taliban kill more than 100 in Pakistan school

Suicide squad kills more than 100, mainly children, in Peshawar

Sydney hostage crisis

Police storm café to end Sydney siege

Cost of the Afghanistan war

Ingram Pinn illustration

Visual comment of the week

Ingram Pinn’s take on one of the main events of the week

Degas’ ‘The Rehearsal’, part of the Burrell collection at Bonhams
©CSG CIC Glasgow Museums and Libraries Collect

Burrell at Bonhams, Bonhams, New Bond Street, London

Hong Kong protests in pictures

The 75-day occupation of key parts of the city has come to its conclusion

Geometric designs: a certain symmetry

Geometric patterns are no longer limited to tiles, as designers experiment with repeated lines and shapes

-Matias Lopez, the last inhabitant of Motos, leads his flock of sheep to graze on a meadow above Motos
©Allfredo Caliz

The ghost villages of Spain

A process of depopulation and rural flight that has lasted more than five decades

Lending Club IPO

BP’s dividend question

Cash flow pressure raises doubts about future payouts

Screw turns on US shale producers

Falling oil price puts groups under pressure

Seasonal Appeal: Helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon

IRC provides a safe space to women and girls at its refugee centres in Batroun and the Bekaa Valley

Typhoon Hagupit slams into the Philippines

Storm brings howling winds that toppled trees and power lines

Committed to memory: tombs of the future

A design competition sought to reignite interest in funerary architecture

Children battling cancer

The FT worked with World Child Cancer in the 2013 Seasonal Appeal

‘Picturing Mary’, US National Museum of Women in the Arts

A new exhibition, which explores how noted Renaissance and baroque artists depicted the Virgin Mary, features the work of four significant women painters

Feeling groovy — all over again

Why the 1970s is the decade fashion can’t forget

UK party leaders favour family photos for Christmas cards

Farage picks cartoon of a white van man driving over his rivals

Chanel’s Métiers d’Art in Salzburg

In Austria, the fashion house’s show conjured up myths and marvellous clothes

FT Masterclass: Sprinting with eight-time world champion Michael Johnson

‘The quickest way from A to B is a straight line so draw those guns from the holsters nice and straight’

SoftBank and its ‘golden goose’

Shrewd investments turn Japanese group into powerhouse

Serbia torn between Russia and Europe

Belgrade has close ties with Moscow but wants to be part of EU

Best restaurants off the Canary Wharf menu

New City eateries score highly in record year for openings

Autonomy/HP feud

British entrepreneur Lynch plans to take documents to SEC

The future of road transport

Technology to transform journeys already being trialled

Tyler Brûlé’s perfect workplace

Monocle’s offices in central London have a strict ‘no mess’ code

Calm returns to Hong Kong after night of violence

Forty people were hospitalised, with the same number arrested

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