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Towards peace in Syria and Lebanon, by Thierry Meyssan Vax and vacation? Why that Pacific island holiday will still mean 'traveller beware' The Supreme Court's immense power may pose a danger to its legitimacy Making healthy choices for the people we care for may increase our own self-indulgence US Congress Should Create Pathway to Citizenship Sudan’s Rights-Abiding Transition is Under Threat R. Kelly was aided by a network of complicity – common in workplace abuse – that enabled crimes to go on for decades Marburg en Guinée : la valeur des leçons tirées de la gestion d'autres épidémies de fièvre hémorragique The UK is adding fluoride to water – but what effect will it have? How the pandemic has changed holidaymaking in Britain Cold showers are said to be good for you – here's what the evidence shows War devastates the lives of children: what the research tells us, and what can be done Kenya's next election is in view: the struggle between elites and rule of law is intensifying Victims of Habré's rule haven't been paid a cent of the compensation due to them Want to know about vaccine rollouts in Africa? Click on a country here and find out How Miles Davis electrified jazz China: removing 'Arab-style' features from country's biggest mosques the latest move in campaign of Muslim assimilation The music industry is booming and can afford to give artists a fairer deal RSF calls for release of Chinese investigative journalist, Huang Xueqin What the world can learn from Bhutan's rapid COVID vaccine rollout How better funding can increase the number and diversity of doctoral students 'The Activist' reality TV show sparked furor, but treating causes as commodities with help from celebrities happens all the time Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? A research scientist and fitness enthusiast explains why the answer is no China will no longer build overseas coal power plants – what energy projects will it invest in instead? Social media gives support to LGBTQ youth when in-person communities are lacking Could Apple's child safety feature backfire? New research shows warnings can increase risky sharing Looking for transformative travel? Keep these six stages in mind Trillions in infrastructure spending could mean hundreds of billions in fraud HGV driver shortage: remote-controlled lorries could prevent future logistical nightmares HMP Bronzefield stillbirth proves prison is not safe for pregnant women Kazakhstan considers new legislation to hinder social media Why did Twitter support Nigeria’s #EndSARS and not Ghana’s #FixTheCountry? South Asia mourns Indian feminist icon Kamla Bhasin Is China exporting its surveillance state to Venezuela? Alarming reported CIA plot against Julian Assange exposed Labour conference: members aren't quite tearing chunks out of each other but a distinct air of unease remains In Turkey, a citizen sentenced to prison for insulting the president The larrikin lives on — as a conservative politician The Nationals signing up to net-zero should be a no-brainer. Instead, they're holding Australia to ransom Politics with Michelle Grattan: Coalition free-for-all over 2050 target Take care with paracetamol when pregnant — but don't let pain or fever go unchecked A veteran Hong Kong Wikipedia editor: “Wikipedia's policies are vulnerable to authoritarian abuse” Indonesia could harvest solar energy from 10 billion panels. So where do we put them? Why New Zealanders are vulnerable to genetic discrimination in health and life insurance Climate explained: what is an ice age and how often do they happen? Beijing to Reduce ‘Non-Medically Necessary’ Abortions More guns, pandemic stress and a police legitimacy crisis created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020 Emotional vaccine: 3 ways we can move from 'languishing' to 'flourishing' in these testing times Meet the prehistoric eagle that ruled Australian forests 25 million years ago Nitram review: new film about Port Arthur perpetrator is uncomfortable viewing, but not for the reasons you might expect The hydropower industry is talking the talk. But fine words won't save our last wild rivers The Therapeutic Goods Administration has the power to stop misleading advertising. So why can't it stop Craig Kelly's texts? Free speech doesn't mean you can say whatever you want, wherever. Here's how to explain this to kids Celebrating K’gari: why the renaming of Fraser Island is about so much more than a name Your household power bills could be 15% cheaper, if Australia's energy regulator was doing its job Rapid antigen tests have long been used overseas to detect COVID. Here's what Australia can learn Meng and the two Michaels: Why China's hostage diplomacy failed Russia: Three Human Rights Groups Penalized French Court Confirms Dissolution of Anti-Discrimination Group Mali: Inquiry Links Basketball Federation to Sexual Abuse RSF visits Bulgaria, calls for press freedom “crisis exit plan” A grass native to Africa could transform the continent's dairy yields. Here's how Want to decolonize education? Where classes are held matters We can't banish COVID-19. But we can end the pandemic with vaccinations My findings about the sanitation conditions in Nigeria's Ile-Ife point to a bad situation Informal workers in Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso have been hit harder by COVID-19 Truck driver shortage won't be solved by quick fix visas – here are three ways forward Inside new refugee camp like a 'prison': Greece and other countries prioritize surveillance over human rights Bright skies named colour of the year – here's why there's so much more to the heavens than blue Tweets, emails or hand-written notes? What gets politicians to speak up on climate German election sees centre-left eke out a slim victory over Angela Merkel's party How Sen. Joe Manchin's support for natural gas could derail Biden's US climate plan What are the Bahraini authorities waiting for to release Abduljalil Al-Singace? Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history How civil rights activist Howard Fuller became a devout champion of school choice How lawyers could prevent America's eviction crisis from getting a whole lot worse Mexican communities manage their local forests, generating benefits for humans, trees and wildlife Big fires demand a big response: How 1910's Big Burn can help us think smarter about fighting wildfires and living with fire Should teens taking ADHD, anxiety and depression drugs consume energy drinks and coffee? What Ötzi the prehistoric iceman can teach us about the use of tattoos in ceremonial healing or religious rites Global Britain is becoming a stooge of the US Hossam Metwally case: how exorcism can become a cover for domestic abuse Prosecco or prošek? The EU battle between Italy and Croatia over wine branding Germany election: Olaf Scholz's social democrats come out on top but smaller parties hold the key to government Afghan refugees might complicate Ugandan politics Preserving Africa’s musical heritage by combining traditional folk music with modern sounds Germans have voted to replace Angela Merkel – here are 7 ways to understand the results so far Labour party conference: the dispute around rule changes explained in brief Why the UK childcare system is at breaking point Critical thinking is crucial to progressive art: Bosnian musicologist Amila Ramović Not all men's violence prevention programs are effective: why women's voices need to be included Linda Evangelista says fat freezing made her a recluse. Cryolipolysis can do the opposite to what's promised Germans have voted to replace Angela Merkel — here are 7 ways to understand the results so far The Good Fight: exhilarating entertainment and a grim warning of what the US could become Three Melbourne teenagers inspire public with their COVID-19 data tracking website Kenya Censors Another Gay-Themed Film Rwanda: Round Ups-Linked to Commonwealth Meeting Guinea: Coup Further Complicates Massacre Justice Guinea: Coup Further Complicates Massacre Justice With the AUKUS alliance confronting China, New Zealand should ramp up its anti-nuclear diplomacy World Rhino Day: urgent action must be taken to save the critically endangered Sumatran rhino Why we must reassess the komodo dragon's "Endangered" status New drives to counter China come with a major risk: throwing fuel on the Indo-Pacific arms race Meng for the two Michaels: Lessons for the world from the China-Canada prisoner swap 'It is a big relief for me': how the welfare provided by madrassas holds a key to fighting the Taliban Closed Facebook groups offer respite for stressed-out women. But running them involves yet more unseen labour 'I want to make sure if something happens to one of my kids, they can come to me': fathers want to talk to kids about sex, but need support From Bruce Lee to Shang-Chi: a short history of the kung fu film in cinema Social media, activism, trucker caps: the fascinating story behind long COVID What is dust? And where does it all come from? Reckoning with the truths of unmarked graves of Indigenous children, education systems must take action The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan was colonialism that prevented Afghan self-determination We need concrete protections from artificial intelligence threatening human rights Our climate projections for 2500 show an Earth that is alien to humans Agitated Nationals grapple with climate debate, as former minister Chester takes 'a break' from party room The clock is ticking on net-zero, and Australia's farmers must not get a free pass Mali's elephants show how people and nature can share space in a complex world Want to develop vaccines in Africa? Then invest in expertise and infrastructure Ghana's rice farmers need finance for new technologies, but banks don't trust them Vaccinating domestic dogs reduces rabies in the wild. Why this matters Photographers can fool the best experts With vision of a 'free and open Indo-Pacific', Quad leaders send a clear signal to China Quirky Japanese promo campaign launches new brand of rice, just in time for harvest season Tense decision-making as CDC joins FDA in recommending Pfizer booster shot for 65 & up, people at high risk and those with occupational exposure to COVID-19 New Johnson & Johnson data shows second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19 – but one dose is still strong against delta variant Reviving the Cree and Ojibwe languages of Manitoba with TikTok Joe Biden might call off war against North Korea General boycott of Covid-19 Global Summit Ahmad Massoud has fled Afghanistan Another stab at the "two-state solution" Secret meeting of US and Russian chiefs of staff What goes into a disaster kit and go-bag? Here's a checklist for everything from hurricanes to wildfires and other storms What goes into a disaster kit and go-bag? Here's a checklist for hurricane, wildfire and storm seasons Haitian migrants at the border: An asylum law scholar explains how US skirts its legal and moral duties Fall is prime hurricane and wildfire season: Are your disaster kit and go-bag ready? COVID smell loss can have profound effects on your life, from weight change to intimacy barriers New York summit sees launch of the International Observatory on Information and Democracy How conservative comic Greg Gutfeld overtook Stephen Colbert in ratings to become the most popular late-night TV host Invisible lives: where are all the older women in film and TV? Do very active people really have a higher risk of heart attack – as recent headlines claimed? Uranium: what the explosion in prices means for the nuclear industry Mapping the contours of Jihadist groups in the Sahel Foundation: an introduction to five major themes in the work of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov China: #MeToo, inequality, harassment and sexual politics in the workplace Why the UK's ambitious plans for a trade deal with the US have been shelved RSF calls for rapid results from enquiry after journalists spied on in Georgia A granular look at UK's COVID-19 'red list' shows why it's deeply flawed Nevermind at 30: why the Nirvana baby lawsuit is a warning for parents How a team of musicologists and computer scientists completed Beethoven's unfinished 10th Symphony Half of unvaccinated workers say they'd rather quit than get a shot – but real-world data suggest few are following through What Harvard’s humanist chaplain shows about atheism in America How conservative comic Greg Gutfeld became America's most popular late-night TV host School year off to a rocky start? 4 ways parents can help kids get back on track Federal police reform talks have failed – but local efforts stand a better chance of success Long power outages after disasters aren't inevitable – but to avoid them, utilities need to think differently Preliminary research finds that even mild cases of COVID-19 leave a mark on the brain – but it's not yet clear how long it lasts How soon could carbon capture technology solve industry CO₂ shortages? Japan's love affair with the fax machine – a strange relic of technological fantasies Syrian migrants fall victims to “human trafficking mafia” in Libyan prisons Afghan Women Fleeing Violence Lose Vital Protection In the world's largest Muslim population, most parents support sexual health education in schools View from The Hill: Barnaby Joyce falls (sort of) into step for the 'net zero' march In Turkey, environmentalists struggle to preserve the city's remaining green spaces Farmers groups lead the way in adapting to a changing climate Life during the pandemic: An interview with former refugee, exiled cartoonist Eaten Fish The AUKUS preparing a nuclear war to sustain Taiwan, by Thierry Meyssan RSF opens a new room for Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit on in its digital library against censorship Building trust with migrant and refugee communities is crucial for public health measures to work Two governments claim to run Myanmar. So, who gets the country's seat at the UN? Why the Australia-France submarine deal collapse was predictable VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on AUKUS fallout and the government moving to net zero Japan’s Next Premier Should Endorse a Sanctions Law An investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s future: Compensating survivors of wartime sexual violence More Americans couldn't get enough to eat in 2020 – a change that hit the middle class hardest Outdoor exercise benefits new moms' mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic Angela Merkel's career shows why we need more scientists in politics Vital Signs: a simple way to cut carbon emissions — don't let polluters hide Hidden women of history: Annie Lock was a bolshie, outspoken Australian missionary, full of contradictions The sun's shining and snakes are emerging, but they're not out to get you. Here's what they're really up to German election: the race to replace Angela Merkel and why it matters to New Zealand New preliminary evidence suggests coronavirus jumped from animals to humans multiple times Tom Wills’ story is the AFL's opportunity for truth telling about its ugly history On the eve of an AFLM grand final like no other, can the shadow of the pandemic make us strive for something better? How Covid-19 upended our understanding of migration, citizenship and inequality German election: continuing popularity of far-right AfD has roots in east-west divide A new oral antiviral drug for COVID is being tested in humans – can it make a difference? German election explained: why is it always so hard to form a government? How to empower older adults to become digital citizens in our tech-dependent world Canada's exclusion from the AUKUS security pact reveals a failing national defence policy Powerful, local stories can inspire us to take action on climate change Fossil footprints prove humans populated the Americas thousands of years earlier than we thought Shooting in Kazakhstan leaves five dead after financial dispute over real estate RSF opens room for Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak in its Uncensored Library 20 years after 9/11, the men charged with responsibility are still waiting for trial – here's why Some rich people will love at least one sweetener in Democrats' $3.5 trillion plan Nirvana's Nevermind: an album artwork expert decodes the famous underwater baby cover Josh Frydenberg prepares ground for Scott Morrison to commit to 2050 climate target Merkel's caution has made Germany the great economic underachiever of our times Grattan on Friday: After the deal on security, Scott Morrison turns to the shift on climate Children are losing caregivers to COVID-19: they need support What the objections to COVID-19 control measures tell us about personal freedom Whistleblowers are key to fighting corruption in South Africa. It shouldn't be at their peril Tigray war antagonists are reluctant to talk peace: why and what's next Some Ghanaians hate him, some love him: the mixed legacy of Jerry John Rawlings Scrutiny by UN Rights Body on South Sudan Remains Critical As World Heats, Youth Protesters March for Climate Action Singapore’s foreign interference bill – legal monstrosity with totalitarian leanings Diabetes targets would cost more but the impact would be worth it: here's how Have climate change predictions matched reality? Podcast South Africa has advanced the use of sign language. But there are still gaps How rising wholesale electricity prices will affect the switch to electric vehicles Alexander Litvinenko: court judgment on assassinated Russian spy has cross-border implications As autumn approaches here's why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar Changing your mind about something as important as vaccination isn't a sign of weakness – being open to new information is the smart way to make choices 21 million Americans say Biden is 'illegitimate' and Trump should be restored by violence, survey finds 20 years after 9/11, the men held responsible are still waiting for trial – here's why How the world's biggest Islamic organization drives religious reform in Indonesia – and seeks to influence the Muslim world Colleges must choose whether to let athletes wear school gear for paid promotions Eritrea : RSF demands that Swedish Prosecutors assume their responsibility for Dawit Isaak Fires review: new ABC drama helps teach important lessons about the realities of bushfires in Australia Australia is no stranger to earthquakes, yet our planning polices have not adapted When fire hits, do koalas flee or stick to their tree? Answering these and other questions is vital Afghanistan: Taliban Abuses Cause Widespread Fear Sign Language Is Key to Real Inclusion Behind Chinese Wikipedia user ban: threats, verbal attacks and election canvassing Facebook uses media to make or break politicians Joint Statement on the Phone Call between Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron France sets up a unit to fight against foreign fake news Washington against EU Directive on digital markets Afghanistan : “11 journalism rules” imposed by Taliban open way to censorship and arbitrary decisions , RSF warns Worker shortage? Or poor work conditions? Here's what's really vexing Canadian restaurants Instagram can make teens feel bad about their body, but parents can help. Here's how We may never be able to predict earthquakes – but we can already know enough to be prepared COVID-19 increases the chance of getting an autoimmune condition. Here's what the science says so far In the 19th century, a man was busted for pasting photos of women's heads on naked bodies ... sound familiar? Can animals sense when an earthquake is about to happen? After AUKUS, Russia sees a potential threat — and an opportunity to market its own submarines Beyond Zoom, Teams and video lectures — what do university students really want from online learning? Coalition still well ahead in NSW poll, Newspoll premiers' ratings, and WA upper house electoral reforms Quad Leaders Should Back Covid-19 Intellectual Property Waiver Hiding in the soil and building with urine: how cicadas survived France’s summer wildfires China’s Coal Announcement Potential Climate Game-Changer UN: Covid-19 Summit at UN Falls Short Rich kids and poor kids face different rules when it comes to bringing personal items to school Calling the latest gene technologies 'natural' is a semantic distraction — they must still be regulated Children learn science in nature play long before they get to school classrooms and labs Ivermectin shows us how hard it is to use old drugs for COVID. Here's how to do better next time From poo politics to rubbish disposal: 5 big questions about the International Space Station becoming a movie set Australia's banks got $188 billion in cheap loans from the RBA. Now they're funding share buybacks Explainer: what exactly is the Quad and what's on the agenda for their Washington summit? Worker shortage? Lack of decent work? What's really vexing Canadian restaurants National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism Another Political Detention in Mali Loss of press freedom in Algeria – the figures speak for themselves Arctic sea ice hits its minimum extent for the year – 2 NASA scientists explain what's driving the overall decline Scouse Soldiers: the organised crime gangs of Merseyside How fish can still be part of a more sustainable food future The solution to homeless encampments is making them unnecessary, not illegal Climate change is harming children’s mental health – and this is just the start Why Beethoven wasn't the original punk rocker of classical music Belarusian authorities rule to liquidate domestic violence shelter UN Development Agency Embraces Egypt’s Abusive Rulers Biden’s Best Chance to Tackle US Inequality Afghanistan : Taliban “journalism rules” open way to censorship and persecution, RSF warns RSF calls for thorough investigation into journalist’s murder in western Colombia Taliban, Islamic State arm themselves with weapons US left behind Evidence shows that, yes, masks prevent COVID-19 – and surgical masks are the way to go Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths Spreading HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is against the law in 37 states – with penalties ranging up to life in prison How the Satanic Temple is using 'abortion rituals' to claim religious liberty against the Texas' 'heartbeat bill' Your driver-assist system may be out of alignment... with your understanding of how it works Psychological 'specialness spirals' can make ordinary items feel like treasures – and may explain how clutter accumulates Therapy dogs help students cope with the stress of college life Female leaders in higher education have created more inclusive and open institutions – here are 3 key figures Combatting an invisible killer: New WHO air pollution guidelines recommend sharply lower limits Global voter turnout has been in decline since the 1960s – we wanted to find out why Harvard's decision to ditch fossil fuel investments reflects changing financial realities and its climate change stance Work-life balance: what really makes us happy might surprise you Your immune system is as unique as your fingerprint – new study Air pollution: most national limits are unsafe for human health – new WHO guidelines Plans for more distinctly 'British' TV could threaten the industry's potential for diverse brilliance Energy transitions: The role of institutions and market structures Accountants can reduce the environmental impact of mining: pointers for South Africa How multicultural churches in South Africa are breaking down race barriers Nigerians refer to violence as 'intergroup conflict': what's actually at play is xenophobia The making -- and then breaking -- of South Africa's Robben Island Museum Growing bigger prickly hedges can reduce the chance of extreme weather – and a lot more Landfill gas: how it forms and why it can be dangerous The genocide of signed languages: protecting the linguistic rights of Africa's deaf children Long COVID: double vaccination halves risk of developing long-lasting symptoms Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship Earthquakes don’t kill people; buildings do. And those lovely decorative bits are the first to fall Coup d’État en Guinée: Comment faire marche-arrière Politics with Michelle Grattan: British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell on AUKUS and climate change Cameroon: Repression Marks Crackdown Anniversary We need lithium for clean energy, but Rio Tinto's planned Serbian mine reminds us it shouldn't come at any cost If The Man from Snowy River is Indigenous, what does that mean for our national myth-making? Melbourne earthquake: what exactly happened, and what's the best way to stay safe from aftershocks? Zimbabwe: Dire Lack of Clean Water in Capital Sri Lanka: Rights Abuses Jeopardize EU Trade Benefits Washington could clear the way for French Rafale jets in Finland Remarks by Xi Jinping Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Xi Jinping Remarks by Joe Biden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Joseph R. Biden Jr. Remarks by JoeBiden Before the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, by Joseph R. Biden Jr. Joe Biden nuclear sorcerer's apprentice, by Manlio Dinucci The earthquake that rattled Melbourne was among Australia's biggest in half a century, but rock records reveal far mightier ones How Cuban medical training has helped Pacific nations face the pandemic challenge Soon you'll need to be vaccinated to enjoy shops, cafes and events — but what about the staff there? India’s Spot on World Stage Mired in Abuses at Home United States Announces Plan to Address Extreme Heat US Tech Companies Bow to Russian Government Energy crisis: creating lots of small suppliers was always a bad idea - now taxpayers will foot the bill Fall means more deer on the road: 4 ways time of day, month and year raise your risk of crashes What this collaboration between artists and health-care leaders teaches us about living through COVID-19 Early childhood educators are slaves to the demands of box-ticking regulations Curious kids: why do sloths go slow? Being bombarded with delivery and post office text scams? Here's why — and what can be done How COVID has shone a light on the ugly face of Australian antisemitism Here's what happens when you’re hospitalised with COVID What are the protests against Victoria's construction union all about? An expert explains US: Treatment of Haitian Migrants Discriminatory How clothing giants Gap and Benetton once ruled the fashion high street Why minority governments have been good — and sometimes bad — for Canada How the British navy hid the heroic voyage of crippled second world war submarine HMS Triumph Return of imperial system on cards for Brexit Britain – measurements have always been political Collateralised loan obligations: why these obscure products could cause the next global financial crisis Afghanistan: Taliban face many obstacles to governing – not least their violent methods 3 ways restaurant staff and customers can communicate to prevent food allergy reactions Angela Merkel: gentle persuasion in an age of populism Artificial intelligence can help highway departments find bats roosting under bridges Afghanistan's war rug industry distorts the reality of everyday trauma Latest parliamentary win by Putin's United Russia has been years in the manufacturing Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for Christmas A pediatrician explains a spike in ear infections this summer after COVID-19 restrictions lifted You may soon be able to buy hearing aids over the counter at your local pharmacy More people are eating bugs – but is it ethical to farm insects for food? Why have Canada and Australia taken such a different approach to China? Return to play: Tips to prevent COVID-19 transmission in sport and recreation facilities Progress against a neglected tropical disease in east Africa is under threat How conflict has made COVID-19 a neglected epidemic in Ethiopia What Sudan and South Sudan stand to gain by reopening their border Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low skilled workers the most: we show how Microbiome: ‘good’ gut bacteria really could help you lose weight – new study Doherty modelling update provides the goalposts, but local insights will determine play Podcast with Michelle Grattan: The Furious French and Porter's fall The Prince – the great tradition of satirising the royal family is under threat as they become more 'human' Common pesticide may have made the Zika epidemic worse – new research COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons? View from The Hill: Morrison and Macron need to talk France blasts Australia's nuclear-powered submarine deal with US and UK as ‘duplicity’ Retelling indigenous Tamang people’s torment and trauma through sacred seeds, handmade paper and slates India’s Gasoline Dilemma: Double Burden of Rising Prices and Soaring Demand Dissenting artist Ai Weiwei on Hong Kong: art would not be art if it cannot be done in the face of tyranny Want to improve our education system? Stop seeking advice from far-off gurus and encourage expertise in schools Canada's status quo election: Trudeau returned with another minority, faces uncertain future 'It's almost like grooming': how anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, and the far-right came together over COVID Global warming: Sea snot appears on Aegean Sea beaches in Chalkidiki, Greece UN Human Rights Council: Renew Libya Fact-Finding Mission’s Mandate Kenya: Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Lack Help Starting with Bali, _Pulau Plastik_ series promote less plastic habits in Indonesia France deprives Lebanon of its caregivers Personality traits may drive our ideas about fairness and sharing From 'Mädchen' to 'Mutti': as Angela Merkel departs, she leaves a great legacy of leadership If you were called by a melody, how would it sound? Communities in Ethiopia and PNG name people with unique individual tunes New Zealand cannot abandon its COVID elimination strategy while Māori and Pasifika vaccination rates are too low New Zealand has ramped up vaccination rates, but too many people remain concerned about vaccine safety Which federal MP is spending the most on Facebook advertising? (Hint: it is not Craig Kelly) Decoding the music masterpieces: Stravinsky's The Firebird Digital tech is the future, but a new report shows Australia risks being left in the past Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies Therapy for babies showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of clinical diagnosis at age 3 Nicki Minaj’s COVID-19 vaccine tweet about swollen testicles signals the dangers of celebrity misinformation and fandom Alzheimer's disease: measuring brain waves could diagnose dementia early – new study Rwanda: Paul Rusesabagina Convicted in Flawed Trial CO₂ shortage: why a chemical problem could mean more empty shelves 'New winter of discontent could be hard to avoid’: economic expert Q&A on the crises facing Britain More companies pledge 'net-zero' emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean? A sweeping spate of murders rivals COVID-19's ‘third wave’ in Jamaica Wildfire and flood disasters are causing 'climate migration' within Canada 5 ways immigrant parents support children’s home language learning Zimbabwe had a bumper harvest: what went right and what needs work Global demand for cashews is booming. How Ghana can take advantage to create jobs Rewarding academic achievement in schools creates barriers: a South African perspective Turnover is high in South Africa's higher education sector: what could turn the tide Moths use acoustic decoys to dodge bat attacks – new research China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities COVID vaccines for under-16s: why competent children in the UK can legally decide for themselves Jimmy Greaves: English football's top goalscorer who blazed a trail of stardom and redemption Gas price spike: how UK government failures made a global crisis worse CO₂ shortage: the chemistry behind the crisis Insulate Britain: blocking roads will alienate some people – but it's still likely to be effective A giant space rock demolished an ancient Middle Eastern city and everyone in it – possibly inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom Why the pandemic made some cats sick with stress – and how we can help them Gargling with iodine won't stop you getting COVID Five ways going vegan could change your social life -- not just your health The Supreme Court has overturned precedent dozens of times in the past 60 years, including when it struck down legal segregation New treatments for COVID-19 may stave off the worst effects of the virus Facebook's algorithms fueled massive foreign propaganda campaigns during the 2020 election – here's how algorithms can manipulate you How many stars are there in space? Louisianans' way of life on the coast is threatened by the very plans meant to save their wetlands and barrier islands from rising seas Discrimination Against Older People Pervasive Worldwide China: don't mistake Xi Jinping's crackdowns for a second Cultural Revolution Pinpointing the role of climate change in every storm is impossible – and a luxury most countries can't afford South Sudanese Officials Intimidate Sex Worker on Camera Ghana: LGBT Activists Face Hardships After Detention Police violence against reporters, media outlet, during protest in Kinshasa Why is southeast Asia so concerned about AUKUS and Australia's plans for nuclear submarines? Why you shouldn't make a habit of doing a 'just in case' wee — and don't tell your kids to either COVID will likely shift from pandemic to endemic — but what does that mean? New Zealand government takes a calculated risk to relax Auckland's lockdown while new cases continue to appear Nicaragua: Trumped-Up Charges Against Critics DR Congo: New Findings on Prison Mass Rape 'No other people popular like Franco Cozzo in Melbourne': a new film explores his colorful, hard-sell life Australia's COVID plan was designed before we knew how Delta would hit us. We need more flexibility Coalition gains a point in Newspoll, but Morrison slides back into net negative ratings Australian students say they understand global issues, but few are learning another language compared to the OECD average Whiteness in the time of COVID: Australia's health services still leaving vulnerable communities behind People dropped whisky into their noses to treat Spanish flu. Here's what else they took that would raise eyebrows today Undersea internet cables connect Pacific islands to the world. But geopolitical tension is tugging at the wires Delayed graduations, no formals — the class of 2021 has had a hell of a year. They need mental health support, and quickly Yes, Australia is buying a fleet of nuclear submarines. But nuclear-powered electricity must not come next Why unions support vaccination — but not employer mandates Former Surinamese president Dési Bouterse convicted of murder for the second time—but will he go to prison? Federal election 2021: A campaign marked by failure and frustration The mysterious optical device Jan van Eyck may have used to paint his masterpieces – new research With a post-lockdown Victoria in sight, the more we can contain transmission now, the easier the road ahead The anti-vax movement is being radicalized by far-right political extremism Federal election 2021: Why we shouldn't always trust 'good' political bots A broadcast boycott is the last chance to mount serious resistance against the Beijing Olympic Games Western University and other schools should cancel frosh week to stop rape culture View from The Hill: For Morrison AUKUS is all about the deal, never mind the niceties Christian Porter quits cabinet, refusing to find out who gave him money for legal costs How big is the Islamic threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there? What Nigerians told us about their mental health under COVID-19 lockdown Pourquoi l'Algérie a-t-elle rompu ses relations diplomatiques avec le Maroc et quelles en sont les conséquences pour l'avenir ? Nous avons voulu savoir d’où venaient ces mystérieux chats « des forêts » de Madagascar. Voici ce que nous avons découvert Saudi's first batch of women military graduates encourages more debate on gender roles From vaxxing to doxxing: The social media power of Nicki Minaj Singapore’s The Online Citizen news website stops operating after government suspends its license FDA panel recommends limiting Pfizer booster shots to Americans 65 and older, and those at high risk of severe COVID-19 US Authorizes Sanctions in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Biden urges countries to slash methane emissions 30% – here's why it's crucial for protecting climate and health, and how it can pay for itself Ten ways to cut shipping’s contribution to climate change – from a researcher Covax misses its 2021 delivery target – what's gone wrong in the fight against vaccine nationalism? 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