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A court ruling on Shell's climate impact and votes against Exxon and Chevron add pressure, but it's the market that will drive oil giants to change Amsterdam is laying down a model for what tourism should look like after COVID How a Scottish graveyard in Kolkata revealed the untold stories of colonial women in India Women in jazz still face many barriers to success – new research Reagan and Gorbachev offer a script for Biden-Putin summit COVID-19 has shone a light on how globalization can tackle inequality How Israel's missing constitution deepens divisions between Jews and with Arabs COVID restrictions: the data that explains why England is facing four more weeks of lockdown Yemeni artist Hakim Al-Akel: ‘War imposed itself, but art will remain’ Saudi Arabia: “It’s high time to free Raif Badawi” 'Nepal variant': what we've learned so far Losing speech after a stroke can negatively affect mental health – but therapy can provide hope Needle phobia could be the cause of 10% of COVID vaccine hesitancy in the UK – new research Jürgen Conings: the case of a Belgian soldier on the run shows how the pandemic collides with far-right extremism Smelling in stereo – the real reason snakes have flicking, forked tongues 5 ways MacKenzie Scott’s $8.5 billion commitment to social and economic justice is a model for other donors Faith still shapes morals and values even after people are 'done' with religion Why nobody will ever agree on whether COVID lockdowns were worth it Biden's Supreme Court commission probably won't sway public opinion Racial bias makes white Americans more likely to support wars in nonwhite foreign countries -- new study A court ruling against Shell and votes against Exxon and Chevron add pressure, but it's the market that will drive oil giants to change The first mobile phone call was 75 years ago – what it takes for technologies to go from breakthrough to big time Insect population collapse: new evidence links it to dams Nurturing dads raise emotionally intelligent kids – helping make society more respectful and equitable Ethiopia’s election: the stakes are high amid fear, mistrust and violence Malawi abolishes death penalty: what it means for southern Africa Canada needs a national public transportation system — here's why South African dinosaur skeleton scans build up a picture from egg to adult Father’s Day: Support dads as parents, not just 'mother’s helpers' How will Armenians with COVID-19 vote on election day? Africa's agenda for children: progress, but still a long way to go European Masterpieces from the Met demonstrates art's power to speak to the human condition Taking the knee in football: why this act of protest has always been political Short-sightedness is increasing in children – and researchers are still trying to understand why Coronavirus: What you need to know about the 'Nepal variant' Privacy and IP concerns as Kenyans find new ways to cash in on their internet fame Progress on Domestic Workers’ Rights, but Gaps Remain ICC: New Prosecutor Takes Up Mandate Armenia: Malicious Prosecution of Activist Africa: Prioritize Education to Safeguard Children’s Rights EU: Protect Lives on Central Mediterranean Route RSF alarmed by gradual disappearance of independent media in Russia Diverse spokespeople and humour: how the government's next ad campaign could boost COVID vaccine uptake Curious Kids: when a snake sheds its skin, why isn’t it colourful? There's a lot we don't know about the UK trade agreement we are about to sign Police debacle leaves the McGowan government battling to rebuild public trust in the SafeWA app Seeing the invisible: tiny crystal films could make night vision an everyday reality Politics with Michelle Grattan: Acting PM Michael McCormack on net zero 2050 and prospects for a new coal-fired power station Spiders are cloaking Gippsland with stunning webs after the floods. An expert explains why Let's talk about what each uni does, but don't make it a choice between teaching or research Size matters: US donation to Trinidad & Tobago sparks conversation on vaccine equity Why a Yalta II ?, by Thierry Meyssan South Korea: Internet Sexual Images Ruin Women’s Lives Mozambique: Grave Concerns for Rwandan Asylum Seeker Hungary’s President Should Veto Anti-LGBT Law Police ‘Kidnap’ Chechen Woman Who Escaped Abuse South Korea: Internet Sexual Images Ruin Women’s Lives Pakistan: RSF and two other NGOs demand re-investigation of the murder of journalist Zubair Mujahid The Forum on Information and Democracy calls for a New Deal for Journalism As organised crime makes headlines, are bikie gangs the threat they are made out to be? Friendlyjordies producer arrest: what is the NSW Police Fixated Persons Investigations Unit and when is it used? COVID-19, public ignorance and democratic decline: three forces chipping away at Indonesia's poor environmental conservation US and EU reach aircraft deal US bishops set collision course with Vatican over plan to press Biden not to take Communion Home quarantine for vaccinated returned travellers is extremely low risk, and won't damage their mental health How the stunning abstract art of Hilma af Klint opens our eyes to new ways of seeing No, it’s not just a lack of control that makes Australians overweight. Here’s what’s driving our unhealthy food habits Why is everyone so obsessed with going to Mars? Here are some other worlds ripe for exploration Many of us want to take our dogs on public transport, but others shudder at the thought — what's the solution? Peatlands worldwide are drying out, threatening to release 860 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year In neglecting the National Archives, the Morrison government turns its back on the future FDA approval of controversial Alzheimer's drug could delay discovery of more promising treatments Protecting education should be at the centre of peace negotiations in Afghanistan New report details gross violations of humanitarian law in Second Nagorno-Karabakh War Counting mammals, birds and dung beetles could be vital for saving the Amazon How world leaders' high-carbon travel choices could delay climate action The debate over transgender athletes' rights is testing the current limits of science and the law Alleviating hunger in Bangladesh during Covid-19 restrictions South Africa's efforts to fix traditional courts hit a snag Areas in Africa with more Chinese-backed projects were more likely to experience protests Christian Eriksen broadcast, the BBC and the question of public interest Reuters' Hot List of climate scientists is geographically skewed: why this matters Sinopharm COVID vaccine: the world needs to keep using it, even if it's less effective than Pfizer How to create effective, engaged workplace teams after the COVID-19 pandemic Indian Residential Schools: Acts of genocide, deceit and control by church and state Lockdown delay: how music venues will be impacted by uncertainty over relaxing restrictions UK government plans to collect and share NHS data are hugely concerning – here's why China and the west: competing traditions make true friendship highly unlikely – here's why The increase in ransomware attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new internet Myanmar: As Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial, ASEAN’s indecision is enabling military rampage Radio journalist threatened by soldier in northeastern DRC Tribute to Sir Anerood Jugnauth, the architect of contemporary Mauritius GB News: production teething troubles – but success will depend on quality of the journalism Climate change: what G7 leaders could have said – but didn't Friends are saying 'I do' – but might not understand the legal risks of their platonic marriages What a Title IX lawsuit might mean for religious universities Teaching kids social responsibility – like how to settle fights and ask for help – can reduce school bullying Bringing joy back to the classroom and supporting stressed kids – what summer school looks like in 2021 Sticky baseballs: Explaining the physics of the latest scandal in Major League Baseball Artisan robots with AI smarts will juggle tasks, choose tools, mix and match recipes and even order materials – all without human help With Ford's electric F-150 pickup, the EV transition shifts into high gear It wasn't just politics that led to Netanyahu's ouster – it was fear of his demagoguery Boris Johnson overstates Morrison's climate ambition, as Australia-UK trade agreement reached Americans gave a record $471 billion to charity in 2020, amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, job losses and racial justice Joe Biden, a father’s love and the legacy of 'daddy issues' among presidents What Greek epics taught me about the special relationship between fathers and sons Turkey using terrorism legislation to gag and jail journalists Word from The Hill: the Biloela Tamil family, G7 and the upcoming parliamentary fortnight Women appointed to top positions in Uganda, but feelings are mixed Mladić Verdict Highlights Limits of Justice in the Western Balkans UN Shared Rohingya Data Without Informed Consent Time to Protect Education for Adolescent Mothers Across Africa Lebanon: UN Should Set Probe into Beirut Blast Italy: Students with Disabilities Included in Covid-19 Education Plans Climate explained: could biofuels replace all fossil fuels in New Zealand? US lawmakers are taking a massive swipe at big tech. If it lands, the impact will be felt globally Green space around primary schools may improve students' academic performance The end of JobKeeper wasn't a blip. It might have cost nearly 100,000 jobs Why do Tamil asylum seekers need protection — and why does the Australian government say they don't? Biloela family to be released into community detention - what happens now? Biden and Putin’s first meeting won’t reset US relations with Russia Sinuous, sinewy and transcendent: SandSong proves Bangarra is one of Australia's best dance companies An act of God, or just bad management? Why trees fall and how to prevent it Prehistoric 'river boss' is the largest extinct croc species ever discovered in Australia Yalta II: Israel without Jabotinsky's disciples Yalta II: what fate for Taiwan? Yalta II: Lebanon in the Russian zone Signs of Hope in Fight Against Child Marriage US: Action Needed to Protect Democratic Rights ICC One Step Closer to Probe of Philippines Murderous 'War on Drugs' Mali: Basketball Federation Covers Up Sexual Assault of Girls Rocky Mountain forests burning more now than any time in the past 2,000 years New finding: jobseekers subject to obligations take longer to find work Biloela family moved to Perth in holding decision by Immigration Minister Hawke The COVID-19 lab-leak hypothesis is plausible because accidents happen. I should know DIY habitat: my photos show chainsaw-carved tree hollows make perfect new homes for this mysterious marsupial New documentary recalls how Valerie Taylor played with sharks to prove a point There are problems in aged care, but more competition isn't the solution School catchment zones may be annoying for some parents, but they help ensure equality for everyone Under pressure on the Olympics, Japan's prime minister is saying little and hoping for a political lifesaver New finding: jobseekers subject to mutual obligations take longer to find work Is a hybrid COVID strain behind Vietnam's latest wave? Not exactly Bias is natural: How you manage it defines your ability to be just Tackling burnout: How to deal with stress and safety in the workplace Why is access to medically assisted death a legislated right, but access to palliative care isn’t? Climate change is making Rocky Mountain forests more flammable now than at any time in the past 2,000 years RSF calls for independent probe into Indian reporter’s death in Uttar Pradesh The impact of poor healthcare provision in UK immigration removal centres Four reasons why G7 climate finance initiative will struggle against China's Belt and Road Netanyahu may be ousted but his hard-line foreign policies remain Ghana's farmers aren't all seeing the fruits of a Green Revolution What the budget holds for the agriculture sector in Kenya Millions of young South Africans are without jobs: what are the answers? COVID-19 has worsened South Africa’s system of developing the skills of young people Stereotypes about young jobless South Africans are wrong: what they're really up to Rail reform: why Britain's railways are getting a full makeover COVID-19 made deep-sea mining more tempting for some Pacific islands – this could be a problem Two years after the MMIWG report, targeted work must move urgently ahead Comics and graphic novels are examining refugee border-crossing experiences Sudan's 'forgotten' pyramids risk being buried by shifting sand dunes Why COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy should fall as more people get the jab View from The Hill: Biloela family to be released but Hawke has yet to reveal the terms Why do cats knead with their paws? NASA is returning to Venus to learn how it became a hot poisonous wasteland – and whether the planet was ever habitable in the past Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic, data from Pennsylvania show New technologies claiming to copy human milk reuse old marketing tactics to sell baby formula and undermine breastfeeding 8 ways to manage body image anxiety after lockdown Summer reading: 5 books for young people that deal with race Electric heat pumps use much less energy than furnaces, and can cool houses too – here's how they work Why the Second Amendment protects a 'well-regulated militia' but not a private citizen militia Property disputes in Israel come with a complicated back story – and tend to end with Palestinian dispossession Southern Baptist Convention's focus on mission recalls history of promoting white dominance Euro 2020: football's promotion of unhealthy consumption must end Fifty-nine labs around world handle the deadliest pathogens – only a quarter score high on safety Counterfeiting – the underworld threat to beating COVID-19 The Klarna conundrum: why treating buy-now-pay-later apps like banks will not protect consumers Remembering Pat Mokoka of the Malopoets -- seminal South African music Netanyahu leaves behind a complex legacy in Israel. His successor will need to deliver change — and fast Grenfell: four years after the disaster, are our buildings safer? With the G-7 completed, Biden's next stop is NATO Myanmar: Stop Holding Family, Friends Hostage G7 2021 — Final Communiqué G7 2021 — Reseach Compact G7 2021 — 2030 Nature Compact G7 2021 — Health Declaration G7 2021 — Open Societies Statement With the G-7 completed, Biden's next stop is NATO G7 showed that post-Trump, the world has shifted From 13 unis to 1: why Australia needs to reverse the loss of South Asian studies Book review: Farmers or Hunter-gatherers? The Dark Emu Debate rigorously critiques Bruce Pascoe's argument Can Bitcoin become a real currency? Here's what's wrong with El Salvador's crypto plan Forget Charles — an Australian republic hinges on the model we adopt, not the monarch Is it worth selling my house if I'm going into aged care? Even without new fossil fuel projects, global warming will still exceed 1.5℃. But renewables might make it possible Do aliens exist? We asked five experts Sowing the seeds of science: How thinking of information like a garden can help us address misinformation Toxic, long-lasting contaminants detected in people living in northern Canada COVID-19 may never go away, but practical herd immunity is within reach Doug Ford: Threatening the notwithstanding clause for political benefit — again The problem with online learning? It doesn't teach people to think South Africa needs new thinking for its democracy to work for all How African Union members came to share power despite themselves The sex organs of baobab flowers may solve the puzzle of trees that bear more fruit Mexico. RSF hails conviction in Mexican journalist’s murder More internet security for many, not for Central Asians How should the Pentagon target China? Hezbollah ready to meet basic needs of Lebanese people Top Rights Tweets of the Week Hungary: Reject Bill Banning Discussion of LGBT Issues G7 Leaders Can’t Ignore Ethiopia’s Looming Famine Deadly Afghanistan Attack Shows Dangers to Humanitarian Workers Middle-aged Americans in US are stressed and struggle with physical and mental health – other nations do better New Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab: what we know so far – and why more research is still needed With new Atlantic Charter, Biden and Johnson reset the special relationship COVID: did a delayed second dose give the delta variant an evolutionary helping hand? Identity fusion: why some people will go to extremes for the beliefs of a group We discovered what's killing the world's rarest penguin – and it could help us make a vaccine How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain How Canada committed genocide against Indigenous Peoples, explained by the lawyer central to the determination Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19? Euro 2020 – a football tournament where the big players come from China and the US What's the G-7? An international economist explains Burkinabe legislative threat to press freedom must be declared unconstitutional Burkina Faso’s media group’s five-day suspension is too harsh, RSF says Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Why are British sausages being blocked from entry into Northern Ireland? The dispute explained Why haven’t the Tories suffered a backlash for austerity? 'In the Heights' celebrates the resilience Washington Heights has used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic Sports writers could ditch the 'clown questions' and do better when it comes to press conferences Historic change: Arab political parties are now legitimate partners in Israel's politics and government Tribal colleges empower Native students with an affordable, culturally relevant education – but need more funding From abortion and porn to women and race: How Southern Baptist Convention resolutions have evolved Why the legacy of Billy Graham continues to endure: 3 essential reads Shipping is tough on the climate and hard to clean up – these innovations can help cut emissions Middle-aged Americans are stressed and struggle with physical and mental health – other nations do better Over half of adults unvaccinated for COVID-19 fear needles – here's what's proven to help Fake news: a simple nudge isn’t enough to tackle it – here's what to do instead Brazil: Failure to Respond to Education Emergency Germany: New Supply Chain Law a Step in the Right Direction Remembering Asia’s first Pride march in Manila 97% of Indigenous people report seeing negative social media content weekly. Here's how platforms can help Blood donation saves lives but few South Africans are regular donors Fashion for pointy shoes unleashed a wave of bunions in medieval England What the discovery of a shackled skeleton in a ditch reveals about slavery in Roman Britain 97% of Indigenous people report seeing negative content weekly. Here's how platforms can help Do vegan diets make kids shorter and weaker? Albinism in Tanzania: what can be done to break the stigma Biden and Johnson meet ahead of G7 Biden and Johnson meet ahead of G7 The most endangered seals in the world once called Australia home Matt Canavan suggested the cold snap means global warming isn't real. We bust this and 2 other climate myths VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the G7 summit and the Biloela Tamil family Biden administration reactivates the Quad Pentagon given order to abandon Middle East and focus on Far East The New Atlantic Charter Euro 2020: how football managers and coaches control the narrative In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival Biden and Johnson meet ahead of G7 'Waiting to stab me': new research reveals the threats and daily trauma judges face in their jobs Auckland is the world's 'most liveable city'? Many Māori might disagree Surging Child Labor Demands Government Action Syria: Russian Veto Would Shut Down Last Aid Lifeline European Parliament Alarmed over Sri Lanka’s Rights Situation Vital Signs: It's not the Reserve Bank's job to worry about housing prices Proceed to your nearest (virtual) exit: gaming technology is teaching us how people respond to emergencies Australian universities need to be more age-friendly — what does that look like in practice? Tracking the transition: the ‘forgotten’ emissions undoing the work of Australia's renewable energy boom Our own Nomadland: the Australians caught in a COVID blind spot Here's how pharmacies could boost Australia's COVID vaccine rollout Friday essay: a rare bird — how Europeans got the black swan so wrong Vaccine hesitancy in smaller Caribbean islands benefits larger neighbours with high COVID-19 rates What are 'ghost guns,' a target of Biden's anti-crime effort? Was the London attack against a Muslim family terrorism? Legally, it's not that simple Illegal logging, poaching and waste dumping endanger nature in North Macedonia South Africa should train all pharmacists to give vaccinations Hiking workouts aren't just good for your body – they're good for your mind too New material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem From the great plague to the 1918 flu, history shows that disease outbreaks make inequality worse Need a DIY project? Here's how to modify a 3D printer to make food or ceramics – new research Ending HIV in children is way off target: where to focus action now Malawi is taking steps to improve care of preterm babies. But gaps remain A portal designed specially for informal businesses could be a game-changer A new film about Zimbabwe's 2018 elections is worth watching, but flawed Climate change is a threat to Africa's transport systems: what must be done Nigeria isn't ready to legalise marijuana: a scientist's view Cop shows: Should they be cancelled or rebooted? Pierre Trudeau's failures on Indigenous rights tarnish his legacy Dutch elections show the promise and perils of proportional representation 6 ways to approach urban green spaces in the push for racial justice and health equity COVID vaccine weekly: sharing doses tops the G7 agenda Germany recognizes colonial-era genocide in Namibia, but survivors say it's not enough Global Voices’ top stories on environmental destruction, as the planet just observed World Environment Day Coronavirus variants can evade antibodies by spreading via supercells – new research Why so many Iranians plan not to vote this month – podcast Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison's quest to be a Biden 'bestie' The FDA's big gamble on the new Alzheimer's drug Here's what I tell teachers about how to teach young students about slavery Working with dangerous viruses sounds like trouble – but here's what scientists learn from studying pathogens in secure labs Parking reform could reenergize downtowns – here's what happened when Buffalo changed its zoning rules Alcohol companies make $17.5 billion a year off of underage drinking, while prevention efforts are starved for cash Women are as likely as men to accept a gender pay gap if they benefit from it A new reason Americans are getting leery of billionaire donors Why Iranians won’t vote: new survey reveals massive political disenchantment GDP numbers are not what they seem: how they boost US and UK at expense of developing countries 'My life flashed before my eyes': a psychologist's take on what might be happening Euros 2020: how football managers and coaches control the narrative How keeping a diary can help adults learn a foreign language Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Politics with Michelle Grattan: Rex Patrick on Freedom of Information and Australia's submarines After net zero, we will need to go much further and clean up historic emissions Deforestation is driven by global markets G7: why major economies are delaying a break with the fossil fuel industry Remembering Tania Douglas: a brilliant biomedical engineer, academic and friend Morrison's dilemma: Australia needs a dual strategy for its trade relationship with China Biden lands in Europe Biden lands in Europe 'Over the top': backlash against TikTok's bee lady not justified, say bee experts Kapow! Zap! Splat! How comics make sound on the page Papua New Guinea: Violence Against Women Accused of Sorcery Ethiopia: Boy Publicly Executed in Oromia Papua New Guinea: Violence Against Women Accused of Sorcery Biden lands in Europe How much longer do we need to wait for Australia to implement a sugary drinks tax? Melbourne lockdown: why can't gyms open yet but hospitality venues can? Liberals' Dan Andrews questions are a perfect case study in how to manufacture fake news How rain, wind, heat and other heavy weather can affect your internet connection There are 209 Australian kids stranded in India — they have special legal rights we must not ignore Free schools guide about inclusiveness and climate science is not ideological — it's based on evidence 4 reasons schools should let students wear sports uniforms every day Moved by words: how poetry helps us express our feelings The COVID-19 lab leak theory highlights a glaring lack of global biosecurity regulation A quantum hack for microscopes can reveal the undiscovered details of life Check your mirrors: 3 things rooftop solar can teach us about Australia's electric car rollout A history of blood clots is not usually any reason to avoid the AstraZeneca vaccine People's odds of loneliness could fall by up to half if cities hit 30% green space targets If you don't have a COVID vaccination certificate, could you be banned from restaurants, shops and theatres? 535 new fast radio bursts help answer deep questions about the universe and shed light on these mysterious cosmic events Rapid delivery grocery apps have flourished during the pandemic – but will they permanently change how we shop? What makes someone bilingual? There’s no easy answer London terror attack: Canadians have become desensitized to violence against Muslims Aphantasia explained: some people can't form mental pictures How cities can avoid 'green gentrification' and make urban forests accessible Senator Warren's wealth tax might prevent billionaires from paying nearly nothing in taxes – but it's probably not constitutional Is tax avoidance ethical? Asking on behalf of a few billionaire friends Why big pharma had a responsibility to profit from the pandemic Families of Activists Who Flee Xinjiang Pay a Heavy Price What a Kyrgyzstan oil refinery reveals about China's Belt and Road Initiative The Irish lough that offers a window into the deep sea Ultramarathon running: how safe is the sport? Bitcoin: El Salvador's grand experiment The internet consumes extraordinary amounts of energy. Here's how we can make it more sustainable Why Colombians are taking to the streets to protest state violence Getting 'unstuck': Women who care for others should feel OK stepping back Uncovering anti-Blackness in the Arab world G7 summit: there's a big agenda, but the group's world-beating influence is much diminished Fastly's global internet meltdown could be a sign of things to come Five ways 'green' carbon policies damage forests – and how we can fix the problem Nigeria: a deleted tweet, a Twitter ban and Biafran wounds that have never healed Big irrigation projects in Africa have failed to deliver. What's needed next Ghana’s electricity supply mix has improved, but reliability and cost is still a challenge Why southern Africa's interior is an ideal place to generate solar energy Pasha 110: Johannesburg's romantic comedy revolution reimagines the city What a Kyrgyzstan oil refinery tells us (or doesn't tell us) about China's Belt and Road Initiative Inside the Tory rebellion against foreign aid cuts Why standard ways of valuing health were set aside during the pandemic View from The Hill: the Morrison government has escape hatch in Tamil family case – if it wants to use it Ultra-marathon running: how safe is the sport? Bile duct cancer: existing leukaemia treatment could hold promise – mouse study A volcanic eruption 39 million years ago buried a forest in Peru – now the petrified trees are revealing South America's primeval history Protesters marching in Elizabeth City, N.C., over Andrew Brown's killing are walking in the footsteps of centuries of fighters for Black rights Lack of burial space is changing age-old funeral practices, and in Japan 'tree burials' are gaining in popularity COVID-19 messages make emergency alerts just another text in the crowd on your home screen How Joe Biden could increase pressure on Vladimir Putin if their June 16 meeting fails to deter Russia's 'harmful' behavior What a Kyrgyzstan oil refinery tells us (or doesn't tell us) about China's BRI Event: How should we address the unequal impacts of COVID-19 on UK society? Why it took 20 years to 'finish' the human genome — and why there's still more to do How TB Joshua overcame odds to establish a spiritual empire far beyond Nigeria Inside the Irish lough that offers a window into the deep sea Kyrgyzstan: Missing Dual Turkish-Kyrgyz Citizen Risks Torture, Removal to Turkey Colombia: Egregious Police Abuses Against Protesters Victoria's COVID lockdown reminds us how many rely on food charity. Here's how we plan for the next inevitable crisis Research now backs routinely offering pregnant women the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine Armed Islamists’ Latest Sahel Massacre Targets Burkina Faso Tackling Digital Violence in Ecuador Shouldn’t Endanger Free Speech Indonesian Law Hampers Mosque Construction Rights of Women Violated in Myanmar Prisons Ratko Mladic’s genocide conviction and life sentence were upheld The 'most significant' police operation in Australian history — how it worked and what it means for organised crime Muslim family killed in terror attack in London, Ontario: Islamophobic violence surfaces once again in Canada Labour are much better at running the economy than voters think – new research Four ways to enjoy a solar eclipse Towards the 30-minute city — how Australians' commutes compare with cities overseas The proposed new maths curriculum doesn't dumb down content. It actually demands more of students Something really beautiful — dipping into Ed Kuepper’s golden past Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines World Oceans Day: The Caribbean Sea faces dual threat of climate change and overfishing Depop sale: fashion retailers must move faster on sustainability -- or they will be replaced by Gen Z apps Labour much better at running economy than voters think – new research How the pandemic changed abortion access in Europe Edward Colston museum display: what happens next for the fallen statue Will Amazon's purchase of MGM mark the end of Netflix's reign? Non-profit long-term care homes have lost too many residents to COVID-19 How to improve health and quality of life for long-term care residents: Sit less, move more COVID-19 ‘freedom’ rallies actually undermine liberty – here’s why Why it's difficult for children to understand sarcasm Supreme Court weighs voting rights in a pivotal Arizona case UN: Promoting Rights Key to UN Chief Guterres’ 2nd Term UN Child Rights Body Moves to Protect Kids from Environmental Harm Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. Fastly global internet outage: why did so many sites go down — and what is a CDN, anyway? Scott Morrison says it's vital to get to the bottom of COVID-19's origins As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt Emily Wilder and journalism's longstanding Achilles' heel – partisans who cry bias 3 ways schools can improve STEM learning for Black students Intensive tutoring, longer school days and summer sessions may be needed to catch students up after the pandemic Restoring land around abandoned oil and gas wells would free up millions of acres of forests, farmlands and grasslands Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as megafires menace the US Why did Denmark help the US spy on its European allies? I'm a solar eclipse chaser – here's what to expect from this week's partial eclipse Is 150 years really the limit of human lifespan? Pilates, fruit and Amazon's zen booths: why workplace wellbeing efforts can fall short We found traces of drugs in a dam that supplies Nigeria's capital city How elephants raid crops in Kenya's Masai Mara has changed. Why it matters What trainee science teachers in Ghana know about climate change COVAX is failing to halt the COVID-19 pandemic: here's why, and how to fix it Belarus bans foreign travel for citizens, EU closes airspace to Belarusian flights RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance What are the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine? An expert explains HIV 40 years on: four action points to end AIDS as a health threat Mexican president suffers setback in country's deadliest election in decades What's in a name? How recruitment discriminates against 'foreign' applicants How an app to decrypt criminal messages was born 'over a few beers' with the FBI Politics with Michelle Grattan: Word from The Hill Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world's oceans As a young child is evacuated from detention, could this see the Biloela Tamil family go free? Medicare needs to change with the times, but rushing this could leave patients with higher gap fees Other Australians earn nothing like what you think. If you're on $59,538, you're typical Cambodia: Lockdowns Hit Low-Income Families Hard Afghanistan: Exiting Forces Should Protect Interpreters Leaving Afghanistan "entails risk" says NATO Secretary-General Leaving Afghanistan "entails risk" says NATO Secretary-General Late-night raid at Turkey's Boğaziçi University as students continue resisting interference in campus affairs Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says The 'second quantum revolution' is almost here. We need to make sure it benefits the many, not the few Leaving Afghanistan "entails risk" says NATO Secretary-General Federal Court awards $350,000 to unlawfully detained asylum seeker, opening door to further claims How The Conversation’s journalism made a difference in May Indigenous lawyer: Investigate discovery of 215 children's graves in Kamloops as a crime against humanity What would sustainable tourism really mean for New Zealand? Let’s ask the river Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Follows Pattern of Repression Cameroonian Human Rights Lawyer Detained on Bogus Terrorism Charges To create a better work environment after COVID-19, we must truly hear employees Making virtual assistants sound human poses a challenge for designers A university course on pandemics: What we learned when 80 experts, 300 alumni and 600 students showed up Congress considers future of the military draft, while Supreme Court holds off World Oceans Day: We cannot meet sustainable development goals with a sick ocean From smallpox to polio, vaccine rollouts have always had doubters. But they work in the end It's time to talk about gay reparations and how they can rectify past persecutions of LGBTQ people I've always wondered: can I flush cat poo down the toilet? To become an innovation nation, we really need to think smaller We all have to walk across roads — why aren't pedestrians a focus of road safety? Why too many recorded lecture videos may be bad for maths students' learning WA's first governor James Stirling had links to slavery, as well as directing a massacre. Should he be honoured? Tasmania's reached net-zero emissions and 100% renewables – but climate action doesn't stop there Late-night raid at Boğaziçi University as students continue resisting interference in campus affairs Cooling buildings by nearly 5ºC possible thanks to new whiter-than-white paint Supersonic flights are set to return – here's how they can succeed where Concorde failed G7 tax deal: if you think multinationals will be forced to pay more, you don't understand tax avoidance During lockdown, South African students wrote a book about 'a world gone mad' Why young Ethiopians in Oromia and Sidama fought for change Twitter ban will harm Nigeria as a technology investment destination TB Joshua: the Pentecostalist, televangelist and philanthropist G7 is more united but not effective enough to tackle the world’s biggest problems Inuit cancer patients often face difficult decisions without support far from home How far away are professional golfers from accepting rangefinders in competition? UFOs: how to calculate the odds that an alien spaceship has been spotted COVID nails: these changes to your fingernails may show you've had coronavirus Belt and Road Initiative projects ramp up Nigeria’s favourable perception of China G7 summit: what to expect from Boris Johnson as Joe Biden visits the UK Anne Boleyn: in defence of historical inaccuracy The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak – and why it's so tricky Study shows AI-generated fake reports fool experts Why are some mushrooms poisonous? What the Ottoman Empire can teach us about the consequences of climate change – and how drought can uproot peoples and fuel warfare 'Bride kidnapping' haunts rural Kyrgyzstan, causing young women to flee their homeland 'Lady of Guadalupe' avoids tough truths about the Catholic Church and Indigenous genocide I'm fully vaccinated – should I keep wearing a mask for my unvaccinated child? Black Lives Matter: how the UK movement struggled to be heard in the 2010s Climate change: world's lakes are in hot water – threatening rare wildlife How to keep your house cool – cover it with new whiter-than-white paint, says research Barbados’ prime minister chastises musicians for violent lyrics; artists defend freedom of expression COVID-19 recovery: some economies will take longer to rebound – this is bad for everyone Nasa has just rejected missions to moons of Jupiter and Neptune – here's what we would have found out The magnificent Mabi Thobejane, master South African drummer Why politicians should be wary of publicly pursuing the Wuhan lab-leak investigation Introducing Australotitan: Australia's largest dinosaur yet spanned the length of 2 buses Bahrain: Stop Denying Abuse of Detained Children