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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 Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Morrison slumps in Newspoll but Coalition gains, as lockdown shows vaccination is essential Personalised nutrition is trendy, but can it help us eat less junk food? G7 Governments: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Anger in Ethiopia's Tigray region Mongolia: RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom Calling in the army for the vaccine rollout and every other emergency shows how ill-prepared we are The sex life aquatic: how moving from land to water led to the surprisingly touchy courtship of sea snakes What's the Delta COVID variant found in Melbourne? Is it more infectious and does it spread more in kids? A virologist explains After Brittany Higgins: will the Foster review prevent another 'serious incident' at parliament? Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugees on Island Fear Monsoon Anger in Ethiopia's Tigray region Remembering Tilly Edinger, the pioneering 'brainy' woman who fled Nazi Germany and founded palaeoneurology New finding: in 49 Australian industries the major firms are owned by common investors 9 in 10 LGBTQ+ students say they hear homophobic language at school, and 1 in 3 hear it almost every day The mystery of 'long COVID': up to 1 in 3 people who catch the virus suffer for months. Here's what we know so far How the pandemic has brought out the worst — and the best — in Australians and their governments If I could go anywhere: the dizzying spectacle of Gaudí's Basílica de la Sagrada Família Power from the ocean: can we use bio-fouling organisms to help extract energy from waves? Remembering the pioneering 'brainy' woman who fled Nazi Germany and founded palaeoneurology Please, don't look away. The NSW flood recovery will take years and people still need our help The Wet Tropics' wildlife is celebrated worldwide. Its cultural heritage? Not so much Pop-rock music and changing attitudes to the personality cult of Josip Broz Tito Jamaica’s ‘Mommy Rocket’, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is the fastest woman alive Nigeria’s Twitter ban could backfire, hurting the economy and democracy No wedding, no live music: Macedonian musicians protest selective reduction of COVID-19 restrictions #WineMom: Humour and empowerment or binge drinking and mental health challenges? Origins of SARS-CoV-2: Why the lab-leak idea is being considered again 4 ways to have a positive experience when engaging with social media End of topsy-turvy school year: 5 education issues exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic How scientists are using drones to lower the risk of catastrophic flooding from large glacial lakes Obituary: TB Joshua, Nigeria's controversial Pentecostal titan How The Gambia beat trachoma, an infection that causes blindness South Africa's plan to protect sharks needs an urgent update Colonial ports, customs and censorship: tracking books from ship to shore Ghana's fathers: maternal health services must do more to help them get involved Daraa protests burst the Syrian regime's bubble of election day SDF kill ten protesters in Minbej (Syria) Perpetrator of crimes against humanity arrested by Interpol in Turkey Sustainable nutrition: Speaking with Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, winner of the 2021 World Food Prize Diversity is key: Speaking with Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, winner of the 2021 World Food Prize Sustainable nutrition: Speaking with Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh-Thilsted, winner of the 2021 World Food Prize Diversity is key: Speaking with Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh-Thilsted, winner of the 2021 World Food Prize Global Voices’ top stories on the climate crisis, as the planet observes World Environment Day Accident on a chemical-laden ship triggers one of the biggest environmental disasters in Sri Lanka How long can Australia protect its diverse rainforests and unique wildlife? G7 deal: UK is badly conflicted between offshore tax havens and Biden's global tax drive As an Indigenous doctor, I see the legacy of residential schools and ongoing racism in today's health care Why many Canadians don’t seem to care about the lasting effects of residential schools Climate Defenders Threatened, Struggle to Make Their Voices Heard Global Voices’ top stories on biodiversity, as the planet observes World Environment Day Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Parkinson's disease: we don't have a cure yet but treatments have come a long way Canada's hypocrisy: Recognizing genocide except its own against Indigenous peoples Nigerian government suspends Twitter after controversy over president's deleted tweet threatening violence Global Voices’ top stories on biodiversity, as the planet observes World Environment Day, Nasa has announced two missions to Venus by 2030 – here's why that's exciting Naomi Osaka isn't the only elite athlete to struggle with mental health – here's how sport should move forward Uncovering the similarities between the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill and British colonial laws in Egypt It's far too easy for abusers to exploit smart toys and trackers Bitcoin: China's crackdown isn't enough – only a global effort can stop crypto's monstrous energy demand The Hekking Mona Lisa – where the value of a painting, even a very good copy, lies Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets G7 summit: UK is badly conflicted between offshore tax havens and Biden's global tax drive Pfizer jab approved for children, but first other people need to be vaccinated Exotic leathers: why fashion products are more sustainable than some research suggests How the humble hedge works hard to protect Britain's urban environment Turkey Flouts European Court Judgments France Moves Closer to Ratifying Workplace Harassment Treaty Qatar charges Kenyan with “disinformation” for blogging about migrant workers 4 new findings shed light on crowdfunding for charity IRS hitting you with a fine or late fee? Don't fret – a consumer tax advocate says you still have options El Salvador's façade of democracy crumbles as president purges his political opponents Are companies that support Pride and other social causes 'wokewashing'? Why it matters that 7 states still have bans on atheists holding office Myanmar navy deserters speak out against military regime “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Why are some COVID test results false positives, and how common are they? The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo: its health effects will be felt for a long time National cabinet takes a step towards compulsory jabs for aged care workers Why have media outlets been fined more than $1 million for their Pell reporting? How sewage plants and data centres could help heat one in five UK homes From the Caribbean to Queensland: re-examining Australia's 'blackbirding' past and its roots in the global slave trade Ancient bilby and bandicoot fossils shed light on the mystery of marsupial evolution This is how we should build and staff Victoria's new quarantine facility, say two infection control experts Celebrate the launch of our Curious Kids book, Why do Tigers Have Whiskers? In this ‘job-ready’ era, it's worth looking at how a US-style broader education can benefit uni students Here's what the budget did to get Australians into homes (hint: not much) COVID-19's impacts on the brain and mind are varied and common – new research Peter Wegner’s portrait of Guy Warren at 100 wins the 100th Archibald Prize Libya: Draconian Decree Would Restrict Civic Groups Cambodia: Solve Thai Activist’s ‘Disappearance’ UN Report Warns of Impending Taliban Power Play UN Report Warns of Impending Taliban Power Play European Council challenging e-Privacy European embassies soon to reopen in Syria Doctors have been blamed for the rise in black fungus in India, but the COVID treatment guidelines could be contributing VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on favourable GDP figures and Melbourne in lockdown UN Report Warns of Impending Taliban Power Play NASA is returning to Venus, where surface temperatures are 470°C. Will we find life when we get there? Responsible gambling – a bright shining lie Crown Resorts and others can no longer hide behind Journalists are not going to stop tweeting. But should media outlets exert more control over their posts? AstraZeneca second dose: Should I get the same vaccine or choose Pfizer or Moderna? Junos 50th anniversary: How we remember these award-winning hit singles Police Killing, Caught on Video, Riles the Philippines Rugby, concussions and duty of care: why the game is facing scrutiny Ireland v Facebook: will regulators finally take on big tech over data leaks? Pregnancy loss: Workplaces must recognize its physical and emotional toll When it comes to social networks, bigger isn’t always better Nearly 10% of youth in one urban school district identify as gender-diverse, new study finds Don't forget the need for zero-emission buses in the push for electric cars Queen’s Birthday honours reveal a New Zealand slowly recovering from its ‘imperial hangover’ 'Flash droughts' can dry out soil in weeks. New research shows what they look like in Australia Humpback whales have been spotted 'bubble-net feeding' for the first time in Australia (and we have it on camera) Vital Signs: ASIC's crusade against activist short sellers will be bad for regular folk Friday essay: reckoning with an animal that sees us as prey — living and working in crocodile country Yes, dogs can sniff out COVID. But not after dinner, when they need a nap I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19? Supreme Court affirms tribal police authority over non-Indians New cross-Canada research highlights an early childhood educator recruitment crisis DNA analysis reveals the identity of a member of the doomed Franklin Arctic expedition After 12 years of Netanyahu, here's what to expect from a new coalition government in Israel Rights for nature: How granting a river 'personhood' could help protect it David Diop: his haunting account of a Senegalese soldier that won the Booker prize New York Governor Should Sign Bill to End Child Marriage Mental health: pressure to return to the office could be making employees more anxious What to do about Islamic State supporters still in Syria? Denmark's decision sets a worrying trend 5 ways to use hip-hop in the classroom to build better understanding of science Students at Catholic colleges leave with less positive attitudes toward gay people than their peers – but that's not the whole story The pandemic has slowed tourism to Thailand's Buddhist temples, but the impact is more than economic A new way to remove salts and toxic metals from water Why getting more people with disabilities developing technology is good for everyone Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – whatever your local risk, here's how to be more weather-ready Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open highlights how prioritizing mental wellness goes against the rules, on the court and off Belarus plane hijacking snarls Biden's hopes to repair strained US-Russia relationship Grattan on Friday: Bringing Scott Morrison to heel China's three-child policy is unlikely to be welcomed by working women Is it time to give up on consciousness as 'the ghost in the machine'? Reducing poverty can actually lower energy demand, finds research Why we need to hear more voices on what work should look like post-COVID Conservation activists suing Indonesian zoo could inspire global action on endangered species trade The Underground Railroad: a heartbreakingly beautiful and brutal portrayal of the journey to 'freedom' Informal food markets: what it takes to make them safer Food security in African cities needs a fresh approach - our book sets out the issues Young female South African architects reinvent Serpentine Pavilion in London How young Santomean immigrants in Portugal deal with identity and language Seven Reasons the EU is Wrong to Oppose the TRIPS Waiver Ukraine: Reform of Abusive Security Agency at Risk WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Israel’s new government doesn't give Palestinians much hope. It could be time for a radical approach How well your immune system works can depend on the time of day The ocean economy is booming: who is making money, who is paying the price? Podcast Iraq: Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures Belvoir's The Cherry Orchard is a laugh-out-loud tragedy for uncertain times There's a new temporary COVID disaster payment – who can get it? Who is missing out? Surveillance city: NYPD can use more than 15,000 cameras to track people using facial recognition in Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn Lockdowns don't get easier the more we have them. Melbourne, here are 6 tips to help you cope Why do our COVID outbreaks always seem to happen in Melbourne? Randomness and bad luck Whakaari tragedy: court case highlights just how complex it is to forecast a volcanic eruption Indonesia: Expanding Palm Oil Operations Bring Harm China: Account for Tiananmen Massacre Pakistan: Escalating Attacks on Journalists Morocco's show of strength against Spain Iranian presidential election under increasing supervision Curious Kids: if trees are cut down in the city, where will possums live? Australia's news media play an important role reminding the country that Black lives still matter Australians Should Know That Apartheid Is Still Happening Today Israel's new governing coalition formed with 35 minutes to spare Why has Victoria struggled more than NSW with COVID? To a demographer, they're not that different Speeding drivers keep breaking the law even after fines and crashes: new research A 'crowded curriculum'? 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