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Hongkong Customs raids pro-democracy retail chain, sparking sympathy Unionist riots in Northern Ireland President Biden's National Security Strategy, by Thierry Meyssan Naval war between Israel and Iran Too hot, heading south: how climate change may drive one-third of doctors out of the NT Another Woman Killed in Scourge of Kyrgyzstan ‘Bride Kidnappings’ US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill Serbian freelancers protest new taxation law that threatens to push thousands into poverty Slander campaign threatens Serbian civil society and independent media Proof of new physics from the muon's magnetic moment? 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New research offers surprising clues 3 ways music educators can help students with autism develop their emotions Viking DNA and the pitfalls of genetic ancestry tests Pandemic recovery will take more than soaring growth – to fuel a more equitable economy, countries need to measure the well-being of people, too Nikola Tesla: 5G network could realise his dream of wireless electricity, a century after experiments failed Pubs are reopening but research shows contact tracing still isn't working – here's how to fix it Sheepskin was used as an anti-fraud device in British legal documents for hundreds of years Antarctica's ice shelves are trembling as global temperatures rise – what happens next is up to us Post-pandemic travel: the trends we’ll see when the world opens up again Scottish election: Alex Salmond's Alba gamble could yet tip scales on second independence referendum ‘Explosive eruption confirmed’ at St. Vincent's La Soufrière volcano Chad: Internet shutdowns impeding freedom of expression Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists Three ways RNA is being used in the next generation of medical treatment Five questions that need answering in a COVID public inquiry View from The Hill: Voters could wreak vengeance if Scott Morrison can't get rollout back on track Are vegan diets good for your heart? Concern is mounting about zombie companies: why that matters for the economic recovery Prince Philip dies: old-school European aristocrat and dedicated royal consort Prince Philip dies: his marriage to the Queen and their part in 1,000 years of European royal dynastic history We found methane-eating bacteria living in a common Australian tree. It could be a game changer for curbing greenhouse gases Kenyan activists intimidated as irked citizens stage online protest against IMF loans Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh There's a long and devastating history behind the proposal for a nuclear waste dump in South Australia A balancing act between benefits and risks: making sense of the latest vaccine news Design makes a place a prison or a home. Turning 'human-centred' vision for aged care into reality Australia's bungled COVID vaccine rollout suffers another setback. Here's how we can get it back on track Australian vaccine rollout needs all hands on deck after the latest AstraZeneca news, mass vaccination hubs included Hunter Biden admits what US Secret Service had denied about him US: End Misguided Public Health Border Expulsions VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the government's vaccine headache and sexual harassment response Vaccination alone will not provide full protection. When borders open, NZ will still be managing COVID-19 Here's why the Coalition favours optional preferential voting: it would devastate Labor The coronavirus pandemic has forced parents' hands on data collection and privacy issues AstraZeneca vaccine: what now for rollout in the UK and Europe? Curious Kids: What is the sky? How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to help keep carbon in the ground Water being pumped into Tampa Bay could cause a massive algae bloom, putting fragile manatee and fish habitats at risk Biodiversity: we can map the biggest threats to endangered species in your local area Glitchy screens, ‘cat lawyers’ and hot mics: The perils of Zoom courts Anxious about going out into the world? You're not alone, but there's help Most Australians support First Nations Voice to parliament: survey Vital signs: to fix Australia's housing affordability crisis, negative gearing must go Phone wet and won't turn on? Here's how to deal with water damage (hint: soaking it in rice won't work) Pictures of COVID injections can scare the pants off people with needle phobias. Use these instead Friday essay: truth telling, Return to Uluru and reckoning with the sins of fathers Workplace whistleblowers deserve more protection than NZ's new law will deliver In an AI world we need to teach students how to work with robot writers Kenya's COVID-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix them Christof Heyns: South African scholar who left his mark on the world's human rights systems ‘Sacred forests’ in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy Stockpiling munitions carries risks. The basic steps that can stop catastrophic explosions Women's pain is routinely underestimated, and gender stereotypes are to blame – new research Road building is supposed to cut congestion and boost the economy – my research suggests otherwise How we found hints of new particles or forces of nature – and why it could change physics Welfare dependency of foreign nationals during the pandemic: insights from Switzerland Syria: Government Stealing Opponents’ Land Chad: Pre-Election Crackdown on Opponents Minimize Civilian Harm in Eastern Ukraine Conflict UN Chief Should Support Remote Investigation in Xinjiang Algerians’ speech freedoms strained by media laws passed under COVID-19 pretext Women of colour endure discrimination in Austria's gynecological care Stop funding Myanmar’s generals, RSF tells 10 multinationals Beverly Cleary refused to teach kids how to be good -- and generations of young readers fell in love with her rebel Ramona White supremacy is the root of all race-related violence in the US Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store Bringing 'behavioral vaccines' to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being Faith in numbers: Trump held steady among believers at the ballot – it was the nonreligious vote he lost in 2020 India prepares for Kumbh Mela, world's largest religious gathering, amid COVID-19 fears How worried should you be about coronavirus variants? A virologist explains his concerns Why young people feel safer talking about suicide online than in real life New setback for vaccine rollout, with AstraZeneca not advised for people under 50 How children are taking European states to court over the climate crisis – and changing the law Turkish university students ‘can't breathe’ under police brutality Company directors can't serve two masters: what went wrong at Australia Post What happens when your arts minister suffers from cultural cringe? The zombie company problem and what it means for our economies – podcast Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison finds strong women can be tough players Ukraine: rapid escalation of conflict in 2014 has lessons for today The government's 'roadmap' for dealing with sexual harassment falls short. What we need is radical change What is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine? AstraZeneca's blood clot risk is incredibly small. Australia shouldn't follow the UK's lead of offering under 30s another vaccine Madrid's central mosque was bankrolling Al Qaeda British people have unusual views on inequality – new study Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. History tells us this could trigger a mass extinction event Passive vaping: an impending threat to bystanders How The Conversation’s journalism made a difference in March As international travellers return to Melbourne, will it be third time lucky for Victoria's controversial hotel quarantine system? With the government on the ropes, Anthony Albanese has a fighting chance 'Our dad's painting is hiding, in secret place': how Aboriginal rock art can live on even when gone Clean energy? The world’s demand for copper could be catastrophic for communities and environments From fireballs in the sky to a shark in the stars: the astronomical artistry of Segar Passi Canadians should be able to access dental care with a health card instead of a credit card Medical schools need to prepare doctors for revolutionary advances in genetics Counterterrorism Police ‘Clean Up’ After Tibetan Monk’s Death New Laws Further Stifle Freedom of Speech in Belarus Sustainability rankings don't always identify sustainable companies The ocean is becoming more stable – here's why that might not be a good thing Power imbalances are at the root of sexual harassment – but statements like Andrew Cuomo’s don't acknowledge that inconvenient fact Afghanistan: UN Should Ensure Women’s Full Role in Talks Income, age and obesity: South Asia's advantages in the COVID-19 pandemic For stateless and scattered Tibetans, a new online tool helps voters make an informed choice Handshakes and hugs are good for you – it's vital they make a comeback after the pandemic How to stop psychopaths and narcissists from winning positions of power Should cyberwar be met with physical force? Moral philosophy can help us decide How organisational culture affects business performance in Nigeria How insecurity affects the lives of everyone in the Niger Delta We discovered that whale and dolphin brains produce lots of heat. Why it matters The toll and toil it took to cleave the Suez Canal through the Egyptian desert Mentorship programmes in Kenya can make graduates more employable. Here's how one works How gratitude for nature can rein in your existential angst about climate change Sustainability rankings don't always identify ethical companies COVID-19 amplifies the complexity of disability and race COVID-19: men create more antibodies after asymptomatic infections and keep them for longer – new research Lacaton and Vassal: how this year's Pritzker prize could spark an architectural revolution Shamima Begum: what the media's fixation on her ‘western’ clothing means for Muslim women British people see geographical inequalities as most pressing – not gender or race Bacteria 'shuffle' their genetics around to develop antibiotic resistance on demand Netflix’s big bet on foreign content and international viewers could upend the global mediascape – and change how people see the world Technology innovation gives government leverage to drive down emissions fast – here's how Scientists need to become better communicators, but it's hard to measure whether training works Embrace the unexpected: To teach AI how to handle new situations, change the rules of the game Misunderstanding addiction breeds despair and suffering – and, for alleged Atlanta shooter, violence For autocrats like Vladimir Putin, ruthless repression is often a winning way to stay in power There's a surprising ending to all the 2020 election conflicts over absentee ballot deadlines No, the COVID-19 vaccine is not linked to the mark of the beast – but a first-century Roman tyrant probably is Vaccine guilt is good – as long it doesn’t stop you from getting a shot Building trust among parents and teachers is key to reopening schools Here's how to help your kids break out of their pandemic bubble and transition back to being with others Climate mapping can point to danger spots where new pest threatens Africa's cycads Foreign aid can help stem the decline of democracy, if used in the right way Corporation tax: why Janet Yellen's call for a global minimum rate is a bad move RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Australia urgently needs mass COVID vaccination hubs. But we need more vaccines first Where did Buddhism get its reputation for peace? The common cold might protect you from coronavirus – here's how How to Chart an Equitable Exit from the Pandemic Crime is rife on farms, yet reporting remains stubbornly low. Here's how new initiatives are making progress 4 key areas of cooperation for growing Indonesia and Gulf countries partnership Politics with Michelle Grattan: Stephen Duckett on what's gone wrong with the rollout JobKeeper and JobMaker have left too many young people on the dole queue Sub-Saharan Africa: The devastating impact of conflicts compounded by COVID-19 Intervention by Charles Michel after his meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, by Charles Michel China’s Xinjiang-cotton debacle unleashed fierce patriotism and ethnic policy support Perfecting self-driving cars – can it be done? Is Malcolm Turnbull the only Liberal who understands economics and climate science – or the only one who'll talk about it? Tenderness, desire and politics: William Yang's work is a portrait of a life well lived 'Potential for harm': Microsoft to make US$22 billion worth of augmented reality headsets for US Army The successor to JobKeeper can't do its job. There's an urgent need for JobMaker II Drug checking and an early warning network in Victoria could save lives: new coroner's report Defund the police? Instead, end toxic masculinity and ‘warrior cops’ On the road again: here's how the states can accelerate Australia's sputtering electric vehicle transition New research documents the severity of LGBTQA+ conversion practices — and why faith matters in recovery Targeted texts and peer support: how smarter health care can cut costs and help Australians with chronic conditions She-Oak and sunlight: 'the best feelgood show I have seen since COVID' 3D-printed organs could save lives by addressing the transplant shortage Women empowerment and peer support in the wine industry: community and resilience Vape sellers are using popular music videos to promote e-cigarettes to young people – and it's working Yes, there is structural racism in the UK – COVID-19 outcomes prove it Managing retreat: why New Zealand is drafting a new law to enable communities to move away from climate risks China’s support for Xinjiang-made cotton unleashes fierce patriotism and questions the moral position of Western brands Former opposition leader Tony Leon pushes South Africa's hot buttons in new book Horses can recognise themselves in a mirror -- new study How the gig economy finally went into retreat South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share COVID-19 hoaxes Cuts to UK research funding threaten critical human rights projects across the world Why domestic abuse is such a difficult subject for churches Cognitive behavioural therapy: we discovered a data gap on its effectiveness for different ethnic groups Perfecting self-driving cars - can it be done? A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 exercise slump has hit women harder How the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed university teaching and testing for good Jamaicans agonise, politicians seek solutions after another young woman is killed What a possible new breakthrough at Cern could reveal about the structure of the universe View from The Hill: Morrison to ministers: don't stir the states An interactive visual database for American Sign Language reveals how signs are organized in the mind The 17th-century cloth merchant who discovered the vast realm of tiny microbes – an appreciation of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Sports remain hostile territory for LGBTQ Americans The US is worried about its critical minerals supply chains – essential for electric vehicles, wind power and the nation's defense Sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic coast, creating 'ghost forests' that are visible from space Caste in India: 'blind recruitment' for the civil service won't fix the system Thierry Henry quits social media and calls for platforms to act against racist online attacks RSF decries arbitrary blocking of two CAR news websites A quarantine-free trans-Tasman bubble opens on April 19, but 'flyer beware' remains the reality of pandemic travel What's the new coronavirus variant in India and how should it change their COVID response? Lockdown mental fatigue rapidly reversed by social contact, study finds Climate explained: rising carbon emissions (probably) won't make the Earth uninhabitable Scientists invent home COVID-19 test using coffee machine capsules Wakefield — new ABC series looks at mental health and treatment from the inside out Facebook data breach: what happened and why it's hard to know if your data was leaked Drugs could soon be decriminalised in the ACT. Here's why that would be a positive step Lebanon: Refugees, Migrants Left Behind in Vaccine Rollout Cambodia: ‘Stop Covid-19’ System Raises Privacy Concerns The paradox of going contactless is that we're more in love with cash than ever 75 years after nuclear testing in the Pacific began, the fallout continues to wreak havoc A batshit experiment: bones cooked in bat poo lift the lid on how archaeological sites are formed Hostage to fortune: why Westpac could struggle to find the right buyer for its NZ subsidiary How did humans evolve, and will we evolve more? Myanmar's brutal military was once a force for freedom – but it's been waging civil war for decades New COVID variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression' Half of global methane emissions come from aquatic ecosystems – much of this is human-made Please, no more questions about how we are going to pay off the COVID debt Doritos, duckies and disembodied feet: how tragedy and luck reveals the ocean's hidden highways The media is overhyping early detection tests, and this may be harming the healthy We asked two experts to watch The Father and Supernova. These new films show the fear and loss that come with dementia 'It's not about you': how to be a male ally Why cities planning to spend billions on light rail should look again at what buses can do Snooze blues? How using your favourite song as an alarm can help you wake up more alert Open science can help accelerate – and protect – high-quality research in low-income countries Ontario's ‘choice’ of fully online school would gamble on children for profit What employers can learn from the NBA about returning to work amid COVID-19 Indigenous women, transgender and Two-Spirit people need support when leaving prison Ghanaian digital activist pushes for more online visibility for the Dagbani language Open judicial season on Moroccan journalists How did humans evolve, and will they evolve more? A pandemic lesson: Older adults need to go back to their doctor and make preventive care a top priority Free college programs can enable more students to go to college, but it all depends on how the program is designed 1 in 3 college students face food insecurity – expanding SNAP benefits on campus will help stave off hunger Today's global economy runs on standardized shipping containers, as the Ever Given fiasco illustrates The US needs a macrogrid to move electricity from areas that make it to areas that need it How social media turns online arguments between teens into real-world violence Curious Kids: How are languages formed? Cameroon: Boko Haram Attacks Escalate in Far North Israeli phone hacking firm stops sales to Belarus and Russia South Africa bottom of the class for road safety? Here’s why this isn’t true Long-term care for the aged in Ghana is on the back burner. Here is how to change it Lessons from the past: protecting women and girls from violence during COVID-19 The way Nigeria selects vice-chancellors is deeply flawed. But it can be fixed The great movie scenes: Bernardo Bertolucci broke the rules to skewer fascism in The Conformist As unis eye more ‘Instagram-worthy’ campus experiences, they shouldn't treat online teaching as a cheap and easy option Curious Kids: why do people like to kiss? Do other animals kiss? Why are Australians so accepting of hotel quarantine? A long history of confining threats to the state Curbs on press freedom come with a cost, new research reveals How your doctor describes your medical condition can encourage you to say 'yes' to surgery when there are other options Floodplains aren't separate to a river — they're an extension of it. It's time to change how we connect with them Afua Cooper: My 30-year effort to bring Black studies to Canadian universities is still an upward battle Men who identify as feminists are having more — and more varied — sex Space mining is not science fiction, and Canada could figure prominently Anti-Asian violence: Mental health check-ins on your friends isn’t enough Digital resources are the key to saving the ‘definitely endangered’ Nepalbhasa language How Carla Zampatti pioneered wearable yet cosmopolitan clothes for women, and became a fashion icon ‘Aurat March’ organizers face intimidation and threats of prosecution in Pakistan Can the Eurovision Song Contest change Russia's views on migrants from Central Asia? Baseball stadiums are filling up – but an analysis of the NFL’s 2020 season holds a warning about COVID-19 case spikes US Rescinds ICC Sanctions You can fly! CDC says fully vaccinated people can travel safely within the US Bert Rose, pioneer of Jamaica’s independence-era dance movement, dies at 81 What baseball can learn about COVID-19 case spikes and crowd size from the NFL’s 2020 season You can fly! You can fly! You can fly! CDC says vaccinated people can take to the skies again, but the agency is not saying you should do so Turkey Resumes its Crackdown on Student Protesters Belarus banned from 2021 Eurovision contest for controversial song lyrics Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Harsh new crackdown on journalists in Belarus Biden wants corporations to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plans, echoing a history of calls for companies to chip in when times are tough Latina organizer: The word we need is ‘Thrive’ not ‘Survive’ Investigative reporter’s car sabotaged in Brittany America gets a D+ for school infrastructure - but federal COVID relief could pay for many repairs 5 ways parents can help children with the 'new' math For Black cowboys – from inner-city Philly to small-town Texas – horses and riding are a way of life 60 years after Bay of Pigs, New York Times role – and myth – made clear Should there be a limit on how much debt a young person takes on? The situation at the US-Mexico border is a crisis – but is it new? Unwanted weight gain or weight loss during the pandemic? Blame your stress hormones Biden wants corporations to pay for his $2 trillion infrastructure plan Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Moroccan authorities urged to free Sahrawi journalist on hunger strike Botched coup in Niger points to deep fissures in the country Myanmar: Hundreds Forcibly Disappeared Connecting the dots: ‘Motus’ programme uses technology to track migrating birds in the Caribbean Covid-19 : failure of the Western approach New York State Passes Important Legislation for Justice US Court Rules for Safety in Meatpacking New York States Passes Important Legislation for Justice How will our bodies be put back together? What about those eaten by cannibals? A brief history of Christian resurrection beliefs Why Johnson & Johnson throwing out 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses shouldn't scare you CBD, marijuana and hemp: What is the difference among these cannabis products, and which are legal? Race commission report: the rights and wrongs 6 ways to teach kindergarten kids to deal with stress during COVID-19, whether learning online or at school 'Godzilla vs. Kong': Monster movies evoke adventure but also 'dangers' of tropics It is risen: the story of resurrection ferns and my late colleague who helped discover them in Australia Vital Signs: swaps, options and other derivatives aren't just for the financial elite Meet the Egyptian spiny mouse: this menstruating rodent may help us understand human pregnancy Sexuality education can counter what kids learn from porn, but some teachers fear backlash when tackling 'risky' topics We tracked antisemitic incidents in Australia over four years. This is when they are most likely to occur Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures What COVID-19 vaccine side effects might I expect? Britain's betting on buses – but how far will boosting services reduce carbon emissions? NFTs: why digital art has such a massive carbon footprint COVID vaccine weekly: encouraging results for children and pregnant women Suez Canal blockage: how cargo ships like Ever Given became so huge, and why they're causing problems Zaha Hadid: even more than her buildings, it's her mind that left its mark In gun debate, both sides have evidence to back them up Google's union of activists highlights the need for ethical engineering Too much sitting is bad for you — but some types are better than others Why Pakistani students benefit the most from going to university Greece: Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved Afghanistan: Taliban Target Journalists, Women in Media North Macedonia forced to re-edit Eurovision music video following nationalist rage Sleeping octopuses might experience fleeting dreams – new study How to keep Kenyan children in school longer: it's not only about money Westminster steps in after Northern Ireland fails to comply with abortion law change – how it happened Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 – here's what to expect A new force of nature? The inside story of fresh evidence from Cern that's exciting physicists – podcast Move over, corn and soybeans: The next biofuel source could be giant sea kelp White mobs rioted in Washington in 1848 to defend slaveholders' rights after 76 Black enslaved people staged an unsuccessful mass escape on a boat Christian nationalism is a barrier to mass vaccination against COVID-19 Poorer and minority older adults are suspicious of the US health care system – a new study shows why What side effects might I expect from the COVID-19 vaccines? How Black poets and writers gave a voice to 'Affrilachia' How can all schools safely reopen? An Egyptian woman who dared: the Nawal El Saadawi I knew Grattan on Friday: Vaccine rollout has enough problems without ministers politicking Child mental health: how acting out during COVID can be a coping mechanism, and what parents can do to help Sleeping octopuses might experience fleeting dreams - new study 4 ways Australia's COVID vaccine rollout has been bungled We know how to cut off the financial valve to Myanmar's military. The world just needs the resolve to act Pentagon tags Catholics as extremists Muslim Brotherhood, the arbiter of Israeli policy Papua New Guinea’s Universal Periodic Review 'Easter is good to go': Brisbane lifts lockdown but we still don't know how hospital workers were infected Politics with Michelle Grattan: Linda Burney on the treatment of Indigenous Women VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on a cabinet reshuffle and the ALP National Conference Retirees, holidaymakers, alternative lifestyles, the UK strain: why Byron Bay's COVID situation is so concerning An Australian 'space command' could be a force for good — or a cause for war ‘A day without internet is a day in the dark’: The Gambia's growing digital divide Without crowds, football teams still have a home advantage – new study Just add (mantle) water: new research cracks the mystery of how the first continents formed 7 ways to make Easter safe and inclusive for children with food allergies Humpback whales may have bounced back from near-extinction, but it's too soon to declare them safe Yes, politicians need to change the way they treat women. But so, too, do some in the media Chocolate's secret ingredient is the fermenting microbes that make it taste so good Did racism kill Jackie Robinson? How to cope with pandemic fatigue by imagining metaphors Most trans and non-binary youth are supported and healthy despite stigma and discrimination COVID-19 vaccines are a victory for public research, not 'greed' and 'capitalism' How coronavirus has changed the world of sports reporting – and made the job harder Suez canal: what the 'ditch' meant to the British empire in the 19th century Five words that don’t mean what you think they do Without crowds, football teams still have a home advantage: new study Saudi Arabia: Alleged Child Offender on Death Row Côte d’Ivoire: ICC confirmation of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé acquittal another disappointment for victims of post-election violence Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release The US just set ambitious offshore wind power targets – what will it take to meet them? City dwellers gained more access to public spaces during the pandemic – can they keep it? What can you do with unwanted holy cards and Grandma's religious statues? Well, that depends Why parts of Good Friday worship have been controversial How nonfungible tokens work and where they get their value – a cryptocurrency expert explains NFTs Germany's strange nostalgia for the antebellum American South 4 reasons why migrant children arriving alone to the US create a 'border crisis' Genomic surveillance: What it is and why we need more of it to track coronavirus variants and help end the COVID-19 pandemic The end of the pandemic is coming – just don't set a date for the party Moderna and Novavax – here's what new vaccines mean for the UK rollout and the end of lockdown Are we more closely related to starfish or insects? Our study questions 100 years of consensus Biodiversity: how our health and happiness depend on a thriving planet Nawal El Saadawi’s intellectual life reflected eight decades of Arab society and culture An ancient San rock art mural in South Africa reveals new meaning Graffiti threatens precious evidence of ancient life on South Africa's coast Has ECOWAS made West Africa a safer place? Yes, but its track record is lumpy Five ways fish are more like humans than you realise New decisions by global conservation group bolster efforts to save Africa's elephants Why hydrogen energy has seduced a generation of politicians Proposed Canadian gun bill will create U.S.-style patchwork of firearms laws Residential School Survivors' stories and experiences must be remembered as class action settlement finishes Canadian women who joined ISIS should be repatriated, investigated and rehabilitated Schools urgently need to tackle rape culture by educating pupils about online world Ancient eggshells and a hoard of crystals reveal early human innovation and ritual in the Kalahari Ancient southern Kalahari was more important to human evolution than previously thought Germany: New Policy to Champion LGBTI Rights Abroad LIVE on April 7: The other health crisis—breaking the taboo on abortion The Gambia’s missed opportunity for digital rights reform 5 ways fungi could change the world, from cleaning water to breaking down plastics Hong Kong: the judicial ordeal of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai Septuagenarian journalist’s cellmates in Cameroon have Covid-19 A shocking statistical fact that will change the way you think about the gender pay gap Poland: Escalating Threats to Women Activists Uzbekistan: Independent Blogger Attacked The price of dissent: Women and political activism in Vietnam Another family law review, another shrug. Why conduct time-consuming inquiries if they go nowhere? Prince Harry’s critics have a point: woke capitalism is no solution Where is Australia at with the COVID vaccine rollout? Our interactive shows how we compare with the rest of the world In Kenya, abortion focus obscures legislation towards safe reproductive healthcare services Iraq weapons inspections: here's what experts learned about their effectiveness in three decades US State Department Re-Commits to Reporting on Reproductive Rights We can't close schools every time there's a COVID outbreak. Our traffic light system shows what to do instead How New Zealand's healthcare system is failing people with osteoarthritis The WHO report into the origin of the coronavirus is out. Here's what happens next, says the Australian doctor who went to China Seriously ugly: here's how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C this century Sure they’re comfortable, but those leggings and sports bras are also redefining modern femininity Democracy has always been fragile in Southeast Asia. Now, it may be sliding backwards Politicians have 'washed their hands' and blamed others since Jesus's crucifixion How lockdown changed the sex lives of young adults – new research NZ student accommodation is expensive and under-regulated — here are 10 ways to fix it Ayn Rand-inspired 'myth of the founder' puts tremendous power in hands of Big Tech CEOs like Zuckerberg – posing real risks to democracy When Neville Chamberlain tried to 'no-platform' the Yorkshire Post Now they want to charge households for exporting solar electricity to the grid — it'll send the system backwards Despair and hope; anger and optimism: The National 2021 highlights care in Australian art Could microdosing be as good as yoga for your mood? It's not that big a stretch Homeless numbers set to rise again, but inquiry can be a turning point if we get smarter about housing people Will new Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews bring a more compassionate approach? Even after the rains, Australia's environment scores a 3 out of 10. These regions are struggling the most Seriously ugly: here's how Australia will look if the world heats by 3℃ this century Post-Magufuli, will Tanzania review its repressive online content regulations? Music recommendation algorithms are unfair to female artists, but we can change that Online translators are sexist – here's how we gave them a little gender sensitivity training Does coffee burn more fat during exercise? What the evidence tells us Israeli election: Mansour Abbas emerges as possible first Arab kingmaker in nation's history Indigenous communities should dictate how $1 billion infrastructure investment is spent Huge volcanic eruption didn't cause climate change and mass extinction 140 million years ago Lebanon: Tripoli Detainees Allege Torture, Forced Disappearance Jordan: Yemeni Asylum Seekers Deported Rwanda: Arrests, Prosecutions over YouTube Posts IMF: Scant Transparency for Covid-19 Emergency Loans Time to Focus on Human Rights in EU’s Turkey Agenda Covid-19 Pandemic Ravages Brazil Arizona Legislators Should Reject Immunity for Nursing Homes How Hong Kong lost its academic freedom in 2020 In Kenya, abortion campaigners obscure legislation towards safe reproductive healthcare services Montenegro : RSF and other leading press freedom organisations condemn the continued judicial persecution of Jovo Martinović Labor proposes discounts for electric cars and 'community batteries' to store solar power Australia's plan for manufacturing missiles to be accelerated How school lunch could improve when classrooms are full again In fish, parents' stressful experiences influence offspring behavior via epigenetic changes Solar geoengineering is worth studying but not a substitute for cutting emissions, study finds How to make sure Biden's infrastructure plan can hold up to climate change – and save money Women frequently experience sexual harassment at work, yet few claims ever reach a courtroom Asian Americans top target for threats and harassment during pandemic Climate crisis: keeping hope of 1.5°C limit alive is vital to spurring global action Mexico moves to legalize cannabis use, a modest step toward de-escalating drug war Music recommendation algorithms exclude female artists, but we can change that Three decades on, here's what we've learned about the effectiveness of UN weapons inspections in Iraq Japan's cherry blossom viewing parties – the history of chasing the fleeting beauty of sakura Power in numbers: Making visible the violence against racialized women Governments must work with restaurants on a no-fee delivery app South Africa needs to address the lingering legacy of its police using excessive force Book sheds light on apartheid South Africa's hidden massacre Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years Turning findings into policy: six tips for researchers Free speech on campus: universities need to create 'safe but critical' spaces for debate – here's how they can do it Offshore gas finds offered major promise for Mozambique: what went wrong German BND Act: A missed opportunity for press freedom Selfie culture: what your choice of camera angle says about you How lockdown changed our sex lives – new research New Zealanders have a right to be angry when Australia deports a 15-year-old Did the UK outsmart the EU over AstraZeneca vaccines? 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