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Here's how we know Nationals win extra cabinet position as they sign up to net zero deal Five ways in which finance for climate adaptation in Africa falls short Some young Nigerians say heavy drinking is fun: controls must keep pace with culture Community health workers can help South African women with perinatal depression News site founders, editor resign under pressure from Kazakhstan's authorities Bangladesh’s upcoming Data Protection Act may suppress, not protect, citizens rights Rapprochement between USA and Saudi Arabia Bashar al-Assad is no longer objectionable Critic of Zimbabwe’s Government Fears for His Life Hollywood's love of guns increases the risk of shootings – both on and off the set An infectious disease expert explains new federal rules on 'mix-and-match' vaccine booster shots Mali: Alleged ‘Disappearances,’ Executions by Security Forces Doomscrolling COVID news takes an emotional toll – here's how to make your social media a happier place Sudan's hard-won transition to civilian rule faces a precarious moment Plastic waste is hurting women in developing countries – but there are ways to stop it Ethereum: the transformation that could see it overtake bitcoin Environment Bill: UK government offers five principles for protecting nature – here's why they won't work Why Salvadoran farmworkers ponder migrating to the United States The son of dictator Ferdinand Marcos wants to become the Philippines’ next president Still no Justice for Killing of South African Mining Activist Israel/Palestine: Designation of Palestinian Rights Groups as Terrorists Bitcoin: why its value has rocketed once again Why Squid Game is actually a critique of meritocracy Trump wants the National Archives to keep his papers away from investigators – post-Watergate laws and executive orders may not let him Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago – but COVID-19 may be a different story The future of work is hybrid – here's an expert's recommendations for success India’s COVID vaccine exports resume – but others must step up to vaccinate the world Southend-on-Sea: how British towns become cities Three very sick journalists denied medical care in Egyptian prisons Iranian women journalists, imprisoned journalist’s mother jailed arbitrarily Nuclear disarmament: how Africa can play a role in securing a nuclear weapons free world The supply chain crisis has a silver lining – container ships should be decarbonised faster We need ‘painless’ glucose monitors, says Mia Chichkarikj, a 16-year-old diabetes patient from North Macedonia We are filmmakers who work with firearms. 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Safety tips from a drug and alcohol expert Glasgow showdown: Pacific Islands demand global leaders bring action, not excuses, to UN summit As Melbourne cautiously opens up today, what lies ahead? Police Continue to Crack Down on Pro-Democracy Marches in Eswatini French Dispatch: four artists whose work was shaped by mental illness Grey-area drinking: pandemic's heavy drinkers are ignoring the health risks The secret to South Korea's COVID success? Combining high technology with the human touch Rookie MPs face unique challenges in the 44th Canadian Parliament Companies operating at sea must embrace conservation and sustainability — and not wait to be forced into it 4 moves to make math visible with kids, using counters What if Tom Brady took a knee instead of Colin Kaepernick? A social species? Newly discovered fossils show early dinosaurs lived in herds What Europe's exceptionally low winds mean for the future energy grid Taiwan: what is China's long-term strategy? 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Here's what we need to do As international students start trickling back, the new year will be crunch time Don't underestimate rabbits: these powerful pests threaten more native wildlife than cats or foxes Iran: Account of Horrific Abuse of Prominent Lawyer A global battle for low-skilled workers looms after COVID. Australia needs to be part of it Gun-toting robo-dogs look like a dystopian nightmare. That's why they offer a powerful moral lesson COVID has increased anxiety and depression rates among university students. And they were already higher than average With Devotion, Hannah Kent gives us empathically drafted portraits of love in all its forms Indigenous people cannot be aliens in their own land. Why challenging this fact (again) is so concerning Australia is undermining the Paris Agreement, no matter what Morrison says – we need new laws to stop this Why do some people delay getting vaccinated or pretend COVID doesn't exist? 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Trailblazing women who broke into engineering in the 1970s reflect on what's changed – and what hasn't How ideas from ancient Greek philosophy may have driven civilization toward climate change Cities worldwide aren't adapting to climate change quickly enough Future of college will involve fewer professors We unpack what some African countries are doing about tobacco control Treating a child's mental illness sometimes means getting the whole family involved After a bombshell day at ICAC, questions must be asked about integrity in Australian politics From counting birds to speaking out: how citizen science leads us to ask crucial questions 'It takes a mental toll': Indian students tell their stories of waiting out the pandemic in Australia Film festival documents stories of sustainable development in Africa Syria: Returning Refugees Face Grave Abuse The Western economic system is coming to an end, by Thierry Meyssan Home Truths review: is David Williamson a reformed 'Bad Art Friend'? Malaysian rapper Namewee breaks the hearts of mainland Chinese ‘little pinks’ Millions of people were evacuated during disasters last year – another rising cost of climate change Why we must embrace geoengineering and other technologies to stop the climate crisis Basque separatist group ETA lowered its weapons 10 years ago. Has reconciliation truly happened? Is it even possible to regulate Facebook effectively? Time and again, attempts have led to the same outcome Guide to the classics: Euripides' The Trojan Women – an unflinching look at the brutality of war How a maximum security prison offers a pathway to academic excellence and a PhD Australia ranks last out of 54 nations on its strategy to cope with climate change. The Glasgow summit is a chance to protect us all How to talk to your child about a COVID diagnosis ... and share the news with others COVID exposed our fractured national identity, but state-based loyalties were rising long before Adolescent dating violence affects 1 in 3, but murky policies mean most adults don’t know how to help Malaysian bad boy rapper Namewee breaks the hearts of mainland Chinese little pinks The antidote to Trump: how 'anti-celebrity' politicians can still thrive in a world driven by stardom Why elections matter: National child-care plan could create workplace gender equality How the new human right to a healthy environment could accelerate New Zealand's action on climate change Rwanda: Crackdown on Opposition, Media Intensifies Critical role lies ahead for South Africa's new chief justice in light of predecessor's mixed legacy How to make climate action popular What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa Male experts outnumber females by 10 to 1 on Ghana media programmes. 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Yes, we should be keeping the healthier hand-washing habits we developed at the start of the pandemic Biden calls for a big expansion of offshore wind – here's how officials decide where the turbines may go Viruses are both the villains and heroes of life as we know it Moroccan journalist’s travel ban must be lifted on humanitarian grounds, RSF says Cuba: Peaceful Protesters Systematically Detained, Abused Politics with Michelle Grattan: Mustering the government's rural rump into the 2050 tent Follow a natural health philosophy? Vaccination may have more in common with it than you think Three policy changes to ease the Indonesian middle class's housing crisis Emma is hanging up the yellow skivvy: how the 'first girl Wiggle' created a powerful legacy The easy way to rein in Facebook and Google: stop them gobbling up competitors From labyrinth, glass ceiling to roller coaster: new research shows female journalists at top level advocate gender equality in newsrooms Nigeria: A Year On, No Justice for #EndSARS Crackdown Poland: A Year On, Abortion Ruling Harms Women Community care during the pandemic in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines German Postcode Lottery Grants The critically endangered Māui dolphin is a conservation priority -- we shouldn’t let uncertainty stop action to save it Children deserve answers to their questions about climate change. 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Experimental, energetic, bold: the Tarnanthi festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art surprises and shocks Nepal: Police Allegedly Use Excessive Force on Protesters, Target Activists Apple intends to rummage through your smartphone ... without your knowledge The death of a reputed gangster exposes fault lines in Jamaican society Trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s accused killers will scrutinize the use – and abuse – of ‘outdated’ citizen’s arrest laws Sir David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of local constituency security There is a long history of racist and predatory advertising in Australia. This is why targeted ads could be a problem Anxiety can affect academic performance. Here are 10 things parents and teachers can do to relieve the pressure People want to use bleach and antiseptic for COVID and are calling us for advice China's global diplomatic approach is shifting, and Australia would do well to pay attention to it Between two borders: you can’t get through Ahmaud Arbery murder trial will scrutinize the use – and abuse – of 'outdated' citizen's arrest laws Éric Zemmour: the far-right polemicist’s ideas have a long history in France A test to diagnose psychopaths can help identify fish behaviours that could benefit aquaculture 'I don't have an ounce of racism in me': Jon Gruden and the NFL's whiteness problem How the puzzle of viral vector vaccines was solved, leading to today’s COVID-19 shots When parents are organizing school COVID-19 rapid tests, it’s a sign of government failure A new fossil discovery may add hundreds of millions of years to the evolutionary history of animals Joyce says Nationals don't want bigger 2030 climate target as party room frets about regional protections COP26: Africa's challenges must steer the climate change conference How Johannesburg's suburban elites maintain apartheid inequities Dental workers face particular risks: we designed a device to protect them Africa is the key to ending harmful use of polluting fuels in the home Deputy from Kazakhstan says ‘Squid Game’ mirrors everyday life in the country Barnaby Joyce has refused to support doubling Australia's 2030 emissions reduction targets – but we could get there so cheaply and easily Why Australia could halve emissions by 2030 with minimal cost and inconvenience Australia's top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost Young Azerbaijani activist goes public about grave crime committed against her whose perpetrator remains unpunished Indigenous artist depicts the hidden history behind the creation of Bangladesh's Kaptai Lake David Amess killing: threats of violence and harassment have become commonplace for politicians Prefecture threatens to sue after being ranked one of the “least attractive” places in Japan International civil society coalition marks fourth anniversary of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with renewed call for justice In Belarus, subscribing to Telegram channels branded as ‘extremist’ may now get users in trouble Russian Activist Imprisoned for Peaceful Environmental Protests Peter Telfer, the Trinidadian percussionist who made African drumming a church staple, goes to his Creator Lebanon’s Tragic Cycle of Violence Has a Cause US Should Invest in Home and Community-Based Services Seven ways to save lives on the frontline of the climate crisis Death in space: here's what would happen to our bodies Thousands rally in Tbilisi demanding freedom for imprisoned former president More accurate way to predict who will develop Alzheimer's disease – new study Yes, Australia can beat its 2030 emissions target. But the Morrison government barely lifted a finger How making homes energy efficient could boost the economy and create jobs Superman's not the first hero to be portrayed as bisexual, but he'll bring hope to LGBTQ+ fans Relaxing restrictions hasn't made COVID cases spike – but this doesn't mean herd immunity has arrived Why care workers are feeling less valued and leaving the sector after the pandemic Squid Game: why you shouldn't be too hard on translators Brexit fears started hitting UK trade as early as 2015 – new research Breastfeeding is tough: new research shows how to make it more manageable Statement of the joint press freedom mission to Malta What can be done to tackle the systemic causes of poverty in South Africa Low pay, long hours, high pressure: what it's really like to be an HGV driver COVID and flu: how big could the dual threat be this winter? How many lives have coronavirus vaccines saved? We used state data on deaths and vaccination rates to find out Scandal involving World Bank's 'Doing Business' index exposes problems in using sportslike rankings to guide development goals What happens to your life stories if you delete your Facebook account? French outrage over US submarine deal will not sink a longstanding alliance Death penalty can express society's outrage – but biases often taint the verdict Tsarnaev Supreme Court appeal: Do unbiased jurors exist in an age of social media? Nasa: imminent asteroid missions could reveal our origins – and help save Earth from deadly strike Breast milk can contain COVID antibodies – good news for babies Chinese movie ‘The Battle of Lake Changjin’ turns the painful history of the Korean War into a glorious victory New Vetting Process in International Criminal Court Deputy Prosecutor Elections Turkey: Soldiers Beat, Push Afghan Asylum Seekers Back to Iran Municipalities can play a key role in South Africa's economic development. Here's how Morrison set for Glasgow but has to finish packing his bag Widespread collapse of West Antarctica's ice sheet is avoidable if we keep global warming below 2℃ How COVID-19 has increased the risk of compulsive buying behavior and online shopping addiction among young consumers VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on high noon climate negotiations, and pressure on Albanese over MP Anthony Byrne What are gender pronouns and why is it important to use the right ones? Climate wars, carbon taxes and toppled leaders: the 30-year history of Australia’s climate response, in brief Why Jacinda Ardern’s ‘clumsy’ leadership response to Delta could still be the right approach Will the Evergrande crisis doom China's grandiose, big-spending football dreams? Caring or killing: harmful gender stereotypes kick in early — and may be keeping girls away from STEM Nobel winner David Card proves immigrants don't reduce the wages of native-born workers Many of New Zealand's most popular websites use ‘dark patterns’ to manipulate users – is it time to regulate? Brown Sugar: why the Rolling Stones are right to withdraw the song from their set list Anniversary of a landslide: new research reveals what really swung New Zealand's 2020 'COVID election' Virtual reality could help treat sexual aversion and other sex-related disorders People use mental shortcuts to make difficult decisions – even highly trained doctors delivering babies International borders are about to open, but our research shows the plight of stranded Australians is not over How many days a week in the office are enough? You shouldn't need to ask Sex, drugs and TikTok: keeping young people safe needs a mature response, not a moral panic Videogames or homework? Why not both, as ACMI has 75 game lessons for you to try Friday essay: invisible no more – putting the first women archaeologists of the Pacific back on the map I live in an apartment. How can I cut my risk of getting COVID? 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