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The youth attempts to build the city of the future in Russian province, while residents seek the past Azerbaijan: Ensure Civilians’ Rights in Nagorno Karabakh Union and execs need to shift gears fast once UAW strike is over – transition to EV manufacturing requires their teamwork Ontario's Greenbelt: A step in the right direction, but is it enough to protect biodiversity? Bold Action Needed Following UN Climate Ambition Summit The vanishing asterisk: Evolution of the EU’s approach towards Kosovo Zelenskyy's meetings with Trudeau and Biden are aimed at winning the long war Chinese Court Imposes Life Sentence on Uyghur Scholar Human rights experts: Humanity facing ‘unprecedented global toxic emergency’ Farmed rhinos will soon 'rewild' the African savanna Introducing our latest e-book: Women's Health Matters UN Human Rights Council Should Move to Investigate Beirut Blast World News in Brief: Healthcare crisis in DRC, Türk slams Iran hijab law, welcomes new India bill boosting women View from The Hill: We can't prepare for a future pandemic without fully looking at state governments' decisions in the last one Seven tips for using the back-to-school mindset to help you stick to your goals Four things you need to know about your vagina vulva What would you take with you? Why possessions matter in times of war and displacement Fast fashion's waste problem could be solved by recycled textiles but brands need to help boost production In sport, abuse is often dismissed as 'good coaching' Ukraine war: beware all the talk of 'breakthroughs' or 'gamechangers' – it's going to be a long, bloody and costly struggle Asian women are still a minority in diplomatic positions: this is how we can fix this 4 reasons teens take part in social media challenges Biases against Black-sounding first names can lead to discrimination in hiring, especially when employers make decisions in a hurry − new research Nazi Germany had admirers among American religious leaders – and white supremacy fueled their support Aaron Rodgers' season-ending Achilles tear resurfaces questions about player safety on artificial turf Spyware can infect your phone or computer via the ads you see online – report Chandrayaan-3's measurements of sulfur open the doors for lunar science and exploration War in Ukraine is contributing to the erosion of global consensus over the spread of dangerous weapons South African hominin fossils were sent into space and scientists are enraged Bones play an important role in our health – here's how to keep them strong Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto – an expansive show of how the designer used fabric and shape to free the feminine form Andrey Rublev has been called the ‘greatest Russian artist who ever lived’ – but one of his most famous works is at risk under Putin Nine women share what it's like to have a miscarriage What happens if a university goes bust? How ducks, geese and swans see the world – and why this puts them at risk in a changing environment Saudi Crown Prince Confirms Death Sentence for Tweets Will taxing short stays boost long-term rental supply? Other policies would achieve more Planning laws protect people. A poorly regulated rush to boost housing supply will cost us all Khartoum's burning tower: architects on the destruction of a city – and what it'll take to rebuild Dominican Republic: Authorities must end racist treatment and guarantee the right to nationality Planning laws protect people, who'll pay for an unregulated rush to boost housing supply Kids dressing up as older people is harmless fun, right? No, it's ageist, whatever Bluey says Kids dressing up as frail older people is harmless fun, right? No, it's ageist, whatever Bluey says Why is Rupert Murdoch stepping aside now and what does it mean for the company? 30 years of the web down under: how Australians made the early internet their own Feeling controlled by the chaos in your home? 4 ways to rein in clutter and stay tidy No, the RBA review won't mean handing the bank's decisions to part-time outsiders Woman’s Brutal Assault Highlights Police Failures in Kyrgyzstan How the Peach Blossom Jellyfish is spreading across North America What is intelligence? For millennia, western literature has suggested it may be a liability For the people in the nosebleed section: the Hilltop Hoods’ The Calling at 20 Carbon removal: why ambitious 'no nonsense' plans are vital to limit global heating to 2℃ Doug Ford reverses Greenbelt plans: Construction would never have provided affordable housing A Nasa spacecraft is on course to deliver material from an asteroid to Earth – here's what we could learn Friday essay: my father was always told his mother was dead, but a birthday card revealed she was living in a mental institution What the *#@%?! How to respond when your child swears 'Nature positive' isn't just planting a few trees – it's actually stopping the damage we do The Voice: how do other countries represent Indigenous voices in government? Why you're probably paying more interest on your mortgage than you think Why we should stop using acronyms like BIPOC Rupert Murdoch: His Fox News legacy is one of lies, with little accountability, and political power that rose from the belief in his power − 3 essential reads Media mogul Rupert Murdoch resigns − extending Joe Biden's ongoing good luck streak with the media A year after Mahsa Amini's death, Iran's women continue their long fight for 'women, life, freedom' Lyme disease: The pathogen's cunning strategies for persistent infection offer clues for vaccine development Canada's participation in the world's largest radio telescope means new opportunities in research and innovation Children of 7 religions tell how they practice faith amid scenario of intolerance in Brazil Rupert Murdoch and the rise and fall of the press barons: how much power do newspapers still have? How Sunak's back-pedalling on net zero could damage efforts to decarbonise Britain's homes Why delaying the ban on petrol and diesel cars won't slow UK's shift to electric vehicles Central Asian people's path to the American dream is full of dangers Reality TV show contestants are more like unpaid interns than Hollywood stars Zulu land dispute: Ingonyama Trust furore highlights the problem of insecure land tenure for millions of South Africans in rural areas How well you do at school depends on how much your teachers know: insights from 14 French-speaking countries in Africa Zimbabwean names are still haunted by the ghosts of colonialism Was the freak 'medicane' storm that devastated Libya a glimpse of North Africa's future? Dumb Money really does show how the little guys won against Wall Street – a 'meme stock mania' expert explains Like many women, I didn't know I was autistic until adulthood – how late diagnosis can hurt mental health and self image A brief history of abortion – from ancient Egyptian herbs to fighting stigma today The Canterville Ghost: Oscar Wilde's ghost story gets new life in this funny and stylish animated adaptation How BookTok trends are influencing what you read – whether you use TikTok or not Libya: Lift restrictions on media and facilitate relief efforts in wake of catastrophic floods Israel/OPT: After nearly 2 years in solitary confinement, Ahmad Manasra too ill to attend his hearing China: #MeToo and labour activists facing ‘baseless’ trial must be released Iran: Compulsory veiling bill a despicable assault on rights of women and girls German police have long collaborated with energy giant RWE to enforce ecological catastrophe Ukraine War: why the Black Sea is key to Kyiv’s counteroffensive Grattan on Friday: Albanese government faces an uphill road and angry locals as it drives change to renewables King Charles makes state visit to France – a year into his reign, here's what's changed under the new British monarch Russell Brand allegations are leading to renewed scrutiny of the endemic bullying and harassment in the TV industry Sex Education review: this 'kind comedy' climaxes with its most mature and progressive series yet Invasive alien species are a serious threat to the planet: 4 key messages for Africa Educators say student misconduct has increased − but progressive reforms or harsher punishments alone won't fix the problem G20 summit proved naysayers wrong – and showed Global South's potential to address world's biggest problems Traffic tickets can be profitable, and fairness isn't the bottom line in city courts where judges impose the fines Kevin McCarthy's leadership is an open question as budget shutdown looms and GOP infighting takes center stage NASA's Mars rovers could inspire a more ethical future for AI 'Journey to the West': Why the classic Chinese novel's mischievous monkey – and his very human quest – has inspired centuries of adaptations Paying for hostages' release involves moral risks − a political philosopher explains In Tunisia, the EU is repeating an old and dangerous mistake In China, questions remain ahead of Huawei’s launch of the Mate 60 phone series View from The Hill: Josh Frydenberg puts political ambition aside to remain in business Professionals in Sweden are pushing back hard against a rightwing plan to make them snitch on undocumented migrants A look at period poverty experiences in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago In China, questions remain ahead of Huawei’s launch of Mate 60 phone series Politics with Michelle Grattan: ANU Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt on the challenges universities face A COVID inquiry has been announced. But is COVID still a thing? Do I need a booster? Excessive screen time can affect young people's emotional development How did Taylor Swift get so popular? She never goes out of style Facts and figures: Regularization and protection of Venezuelan nationals in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile Americas: Growing exodus of Venezuelans highlights failure of Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile to comply with obligations The Federal Reserve held off hiking interest rates − it may still be too early to start popping the corks Governments Should Step Up on Public Health Care Spending Anne Enright’s bold new novel The Wren, The Wren is the work of a writer at the height of her power Australia has officially given up on eradicating the Varroa mite. Now what? Zero alcohol doesn't mean zero risk – how marketing and blurred lines can be drinking triggers Are Australia's roads becoming more dangerous? Here's what the data says The Federal Reserve held off hiking interest rates – it may still be too early to start popping the corks Stripping Russia's veto power on the Security Council is all but impossible. Perhaps we should expect less from the UN instead Curious Kids: what came first, the chicken or the egg? Net zero by 2050? Too late. Australia must aim for 2035 From 'pebble in the shoe' to future power broker – the rise and rise of te Pāti Māori Obesity is a dangerous disease that shares key features with cancer A month after Ecuador's historic vote to end oil extraction in Yasuní National Park, its lessons are as vital as ever to Canadians Age, not class, is now the biggest divide in British politics, new research confirms Women used to be more likely to vote Conservative than men but that all changed in 2017 – we wanted to find out why How Canada can make its startup ecosystem more inclusive The fraught history of India and the Khalistan movement How the 'parental rights' movement gave rise to the 1 Million March 4 Children Smashing records (and chairs): why pro wrestling is having a moment both in Australia and overseas Freshwater quality is one of New Zealanders’ biggest concerns – water-trading 'clubs' could be part of the solution The joke's on us – how big tech is replicating our laughter online I’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, now what? Why do I get so much spam and unwanted email in my inbox? And how can I get rid of it? Ancient pictograph vandalism at Bon Echo Provincial Park reveals an ongoing disregard for Indigenous history and presence Sex life discovery raises IVF hope for endangered purple cauliflower soft coral Why grinding your teeth might not always be a bad thing Breast cancer: new study reveals real risk of the disease if you have genetic mutation In future, we'll see fewer generic AI chatbots like ChatGPT and more specialised ones that are tailored to our needs The UK re-joining the Horizon research funding scheme benefits Europe too – the data backs it up Big businesses say they are helping to restore ecosystems – but proof remains elusive Alzheimer's disease blood tests: here's what they look for, and what they can tell you about your risk Not everyone wants to delegate their chores to technology Rising costs and delays don't necessarily mean HS2 is failing – an expert in new infrastructure development explains Sunak should be wary of backtracking on net zero – what history tells us about flip-flopping on the environment Wildfire risk is soaring for low-income, elderly and other vulnerable populations in California, Washington and Oregon France: Attack on journalist attempt to cover up “pattern of complicity in serious human rights abuses” World News in Brief: Afghan rights, Armenia-Azerbaijan ceasefire, road safety campaign Rural areas in south Trinidad pin their experiences with flooding on climate change, but there are additional push factors Morocco's earthquake and Libya's floods highlight obstacles to relief efforts, from botched disaster diplomacy to destroyed infrastructure Art and science entwined: This course explores the long, interrelated history of two ways of seeing the world What can board games teach students about climate change? Take a break from your screen and look at plants − botanizing is a great way to engage with life around you Tinmel – Morocco's medieval shrine and mosque – is one of the historic casualties of the earthquake How local police could help prevent another January 6th-style insurrection Why India fears the Khalistan movement and how Canada became embroiled in diplomatic spat over killing of Sikh separatist Your unique body odor could identify who you are and provide insights into your health – all from the touch of a hand Americans do talk about peace − just not the same way people do in other countries Somalia's voice of hope: a tribute to Axmed Naaji, legendary singer and trailblazing composer Suicide in Ghana: society expects men to be providers – new study explores this pressure Five golden rules for effective science communication – perspectives from a documentary maker City watchdog finds no evidence for recent political 'debanking' – but private banks have been picky for centuries Idea of green growth losing traction among climate policy researchers, survey of nearly 800 academics reveals The EU’s anti-subsidy investigation into electric vehicles is a risky strategy that may backfire Depression recovery can be hard to measure − new research on deep brain stimulation shows how objective biomarkers could help make treatment more precise Russell Brand: why it is so difficult for people to come forward with sexual assault allegations Don't blame postwar school building programmes for concrete crisis – the fault lies with decades of neglect and ineffective policy Paraguay: Senate must reject bill that prohibits education with a gender perspective Algeria: Government must halt crackdown on rights and immediately release detained journalists Libya floods: the drowning of Derna was a man-made disaster decades in the making Nagorno-Karabakh: longest war in post-Soviet space flares yet again as Russia distracted in Ukraine A society behind bars: the effects of Algeria’s widespread crackdown on human rights Zimbabwe election aftermath sees human rights defenders and opposition supporters under siege How do hay fever treatments actually work? And what's best for my symptoms? The social lives of kangaroos are more complex than we thought Victoria's housing plan is bold and packed with initiatives. But can it be delivered? AU and G20: membership will give Africa more say on global issues – if it speaks with one voice Explainer: what is the Khalistan movement sparking a diplomatic feud between India and Canada? Governments are pouring money into housing but materials, land and labour are still in short supply Slavery, illusion and dead white men: Zadie Smith's The Fraud explodes the historical novel Do we really need another Swan Lake? Colonists upended Aboriginal farming, growing grain and running sheep on rich yamfields, and cattle on arid grainlands Why does my hair turn green from the swimming pool? Racism and democracy: why claims of ‘division by race’ in the NZ election and Voice referendum need challenging 'Government all over us like a rash': the broken service delivery system in remote Aboriginal communities Discriminatory policing is denying Black youth their childhood Justin Trudeau's India accusation complicates western efforts to rein in China UN rights experts condemn Iran’s protest crackdown 'Time In A Bottle': Jim Croce's music continues to inspire 50 years after his life was cut short Controlling the political narrative is key to winning the NZ election – no easy task for Chris Hipkins Buffy Sainte-Marie: Singer-songwriter is an activist at heart Living in the 70s: why Australia's dominant model of unemployment and inflation no longer works Chariots of the gods, ships in the sky: how unidentified aerial phenomena left their mark in ancient cultures Lots of women try herbs like black cohosh for menopausal symptoms like hot flushes – but does it work? Most pink diamonds were birthed by a disintegrating supercontinent. Where can we find more? The Nobel Peace Prize often reveals how contentious peace can be What history can tell us about the success (or failure) of referendums in Australia 'Mum, can you play with me?' It's important to play with your kids but let them make the rules Hidden women of history: disabled Australian author Dorothy Cottrell was 'the Liane Moriarty of the Jazz Age' but is almost unheard of here EU Advances on Treaty to End Violence and Harassment at Work Bankruptcy is spiking among UK borrowers – but there are debt relief options if you are struggling financially Albania: how one of the most corrupt countries in Europe is tackling crime at the highest level I've rewatched 150 episodes of Brookside – here's how the soap captured the nuances of Margaret Thatcher's Britain Why invasive ants are a silent threat to our ecosystems UFOs: how Nasa plans to get to the bottom of unexplained sightings Hanan Ashrawi and Yossi Beilin on what happened after the Oslo accords handshake – podcast Renewables are cheaper than ever yet fossil fuel use is still growing – here’s why Mexican court ruling upholding women's right to abortion shows global trend better than US Roe v Wade decision Russell Brand investigation: what good journalists should have to go through to report sexual assault allegations Europe’s Lack of New Ideas on Migration is the Real Crisis World News in Brief: Reparations for African diaspora, child deaths in Sudan, Libya update South Africa's destructive storm surges: geoscientist reveals the 3 factors that drove them US policy of 'pragmatic engagement' in Afghanistan risks legitimatizing Taliban rule This course uses 'climate fiction' to teach about the perils that a warming planet faces Earthquakes and other natural hazards are a risk everywhere – here's how people are preparing in the US and around the world What are 'mule addresses'? Criminologists explain how vacant properties serve as depots for illegal online purchases AI won't be replacing your priest, minister, rabbi or imam any time soon As extreme downpours trigger flooding around the world, scientists take a closer look at global warming's role EV sales growth points to oil demand peaking by 2030 − so why is the oil industry doubling down on production? Rising number of 'predatory' academic journals undermines research and public trust in scholarship Moms for Liberty: ‘Joyful warriors’ or anti-government conspiracists? The 2-year-old group could have a serious impact on the presidential race Spending time in space can harm the human body − but scientists are working to mitigate these risks before sending people to Mars Russell Brand: how the comedy industry uses humour to abuse and silence women Positive outlook for local and export gas supplies for early 2024: ACCC Chatbots for medical advice: three ways to avoid misleading information South Africa's smallholder vegetable farmers aren't getting the finance they need: this is what it should look like Nipah virus outbreak in India – what you need to know The government of Bangladesh quietly passed the new Cyber Security Act 2023 Polycystic ovary syndrome and gut health: what you need to know Chronic pelvic pain affects up to 26% of women – our latest research brings us closer to better treating it 'Digital necromancy': why bringing people back from the dead with AI is just an extension of our grieving practices Virtual influencers: meet the AI-generated figures posing as your new online friends – as they try to sell you stuff Starfield is the latest game to be boycotted by conservatives. This time because of pronouns Pakistani movie ‘Zindagi Tamasha’ is finally made available online after injunctions on its release Is humming healthy? Mmm, here's what the evidence says What are ‘planetary boundaries’ and why should we care? Support for both the Voice and Labor drop in latest Essential poll Interactive map reveals state-sanctioned violence against protesters worldwide Cambodia: Dissident, Wife Brutally Assaulted Ethiopia: UN Human Rights Council must renew the mandate of its investigative body as crisis spreads to other parts of the country Worried about heat and fire this summer? Here's how to prepare 'Don't say anything about it': why so many LGBTQIA+ Buddhists feel pressure to hide their identities In China, Albanese might find an economy as uncertain as Japan's 30 years ago Global corporate power is 'out of control', but reports of democracy’s death are greatly exaggerated How a 16th century Italian anatomist came up with the word 'placenta': it reminded him of a cake Tests that diagnose diseases are less reliable than you’d expect. Here’s why What helps students cope with academic setbacks? Our research shows a sense of belonging at school is key The NDIS has a parent problem. Changes could involve parents more in disability support and reduce stress State and territory ballots will be counted differently at the Voice referendum – is that fair? International students are not to blame for Canada's housing crisis Canada’s war crimes investigation may not deter Russia, but it matters to Ukrainians Discovering the universe from our own backyards Bill C-22 will provide income security to Canadians with disabilities, but it needs to be done right Ethiopia: UN Human Rights Council must renew the mandate of its investigative body as crisis spreads to other parts of the country. Wild animals leave DNA on plants, making them easier to track – here’s what scientists found in a Ugandan rainforest Nigeria's slick Netflix epic, Jagun Jagun, explores a rich past that also reflects the world today Kenya's new urban school meal plan is ambitious – it could offer lessons for scaling up Corruption in South Africa: would paying whistleblowers help? France used 10% less electricity last winter – three valuable lessons in fighting climate change Medical gaslighting: when conditions turn out not to be 'all in the mind' Shops and restaurants can help blur class lines but interactions may not be meaningful enough to boost social mobility Violence against workers increased during the pandemic – our research shows how it affected them 'Something special, otherworldly': why so many people are making maritime pilgrimages Tears, compromise, divorce – what it's like to leave the UK because of Brexit Anxiety and stress really can be lowered through colouring – here’s what our research has found A Haunting in Venice – the Poirot film franchise finds its footing in this spooky murder mystery How reading ‘dark academia’ novels can help new students feel more at home at university Ukraine war: reports suggest that Russia has been deliberately targeting journalists – which is a war crime Trump on trial: experts answer key legal and political questions about what could happen next The secret world of rhododendrons: a plant more ancient than the Himalayas that inspired fables and stories around the world Uganda: Carry Out Treaty to Protect Everyone at Work Central Asia/US: Put Rights At Heart of Talks Ethiopia: Mass killings continue, risk of further ‘large-scale’ atrocities Well behind at halftime: here’s how to get the UN Sustainable Development Goals back on track What ancient Greek stories of humans transformed into plants can teach us about fragility and resilience What happens if you need to pee while you're asleep? Sickle cell disease can be deadly, and the persistent health inequities facing Black Americans worsen the problem Dopamine is a brain chemical famously linked to mood and pleasure − but researchers have found multiple types of dopamine neurons with different functions 'Big Bang of Numbers' – The Conversation's book club explores how math alone could create the universe with author Manil Suri Desert dust storms carry human-made toxic pollutants, and the health risk extends indoors Keeping your cool in a warming world: 8 steps to help manage eco-anxiety What are the liberal arts? A literature scholar explains Racial trauma has profound mental health consequence - a Black clinical psychologist explains and offers 5 ways to heal India and Vietnam are partnering with the US to counter China − even as Biden claims that's not his goal Genocide fears in Darfur are attracting little attention − have nations abandoned their responsibility to protect civilians? Building resilience: Public debt management and health financing in Uganda Colombia: Ensure Justice for Army Killings Algeria: Freedom of Association, Assembly Under Attack Neighbours vs Friends: we found out which beloved show fans mourned more when it ended Worried about heat and fire this summer? Here's how to to prepare EU: Harmful ‘Prostitution’ Resolution Passes New UN Guidance on Children’s Rights and the Environment Bangladesh: Stop weaponizing labour law to harass Nobel Laureate Mohammad Yunus Sri Lanka: Abuses Undercut Proposed ‘Truth Commission’ Contaminations, revisions, reinventions: how cultures, ancient and modern, have influenced each other National wants to change how NZ schools teach reading – but 'structured literacy' must be more than just a classroom checklist What does having a 'good relationship with food' mean? 4 ways to know if you've got one Substack newsletters are a literary trend. What's the appeal – and what should you read? Pigs with human brain cells and biological chips: how lab-grown hybrid lifeforms bamboozle scientific ethics Who really benefits from private health insurance rebates? Not people who need cover the most 70% of Australian students with a disability are excluded at school – the next round of education reforms can fix this Like plumbing did for water, Australia's 'consumer data right' could make your personal data safer and easier to share No, the Voice to Parliament would not force people to give up their private land Older Canadians' savings are shaped by their long-term care preferences Hollywood letters of support for Danny Masterson demonstrate the pervasiveness of myths about rape culture What Canadians need to know about West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection that can be life-threatening We gave $7,500 to people experiencing homelessness — here's what happened next Why AUKUS is here to stay, despite looming roadblocks Climate minister Chris Bowen says replacing coal-fired power stations with nuclear would cost $387 billion Resistance to antibiotics in northern Nigeria: what bacteria are prevalent, and which drugs work against them Yoweri Museveni: ageing Uganda president rides on the memory of his past heroics Continuing the Fight for Jailed Rights Defenders in Belarus Libya dam collapse: engineering expert raises questions about management Egypt: US to Provide Security Assistance Despite Repression Over-compliance with unilateral sanctions hurts human rights Libya dam collapse happened because of bad management, not bad weather Despite legal costs awarded to Rogers-Shaw, the competition commissioner’s challenge to the telecom merger was not a waste of taxpayer money Time to revoke death penalty for social media dissent, UN experts urge In Russia, it's the state against the internet Water scarcity and its impact on period poverty in Jamaica Bidenomics: why it's more likely to win the 2024 election than many people think Sustainable use of natural resources: lessons from Pantanal communities NASA report finds no evidence that UFOs are extraterrestrial Kyrgyzstan: Authorities’ attempt to shut down media outlet is a dark day for press freedom An Opportunity to Embrace a Human Rights Economy Anxiety can often be a drag on creativity, upending the trope of the tortured artist Can at-home DNA tests predict how you'll respond to your medications? Pharmacists explain the risks and benefits of pharmacogenetic testing The president loves ice cream, and a senator has a new girlfriend – these personal details may seem trivial, but can help reduce political polarization Ransom or realism? A closer look at Biden’s prisoner swap deal with Iran Alzheimer's disease is partly genetic − studying the genes that delay decline in some may lead to treatments for all US autoworkers launch historic strike: 3 questions answered Morocco earthquake: why traditional earthen architecture is not to blame for the destruction communities have endured An X-Files expert on the show's enduring appeal – 30 years on Scotland's legal go-ahead for safer drug consumption rooms is a gamechanger Why taxing 'junk food' to tackle obesity isn't as simple as it seems Libya floods: why cash is the best way to help get humanitarian aid to people affected by disasters Surgery is facing its #MeToo moment – here's what needs to be done now How weather 'blocks' have triggered more extreme heatwaves and floods across Europe Apple has switched from its Lightning connector to USB-C — we explain which is better and why they did it Russian and North Korea artillery deal paves the way for dangerous cyberwar alliance Libya flood disaster: scale of the catastrophe must bring the two warring factions together How pubs could get drinkers to swallow a peak-time price rise What happened to Mahsa/Zhina Amini? Bahrain: Maryam Al-Khawaja prevented from boarding flight for visit to demand father’s release As Sarah Burton leaves Alexander McQueen, an expert explores her legacy through five iconic designs Mahsa Amini: a year into the protest movement in Iran, this is what’s changed In Russia, its the state against the internet A story from a Russian POW camp in Ukraine Wales' residential speed limit is dropping to 20mph – here's how it should affect accidents and journey times Jamais vu: the science behind eerie opposite of déjà vu We are poised to pass 1.5℃ of global warming – world leaders offer 4 ways to manage this dangerous time Iran: Crackdown on Dissent Ahead of Protest Anniversary UN: World Leaders Should Spotlight Global Crises UN: World Leaders Should Spotlight Global Crises Electric vehicle fires are very rare. The risk for petrol and diesel vehicles is at least 20 times higher iPhone switching to USB-C is a win for consumers and the environment – but to what extent? How can I lower my cholesterol? Do supplements work? How about psyllium or probiotics? What does Kim Jong Un stand to gain from his meeting with Vladimir Putin? A Haunting of Venice: a Gothic horror, supernatural, Agatha Christie murder mystery which all becomes quite camp Another day, another roadblock: how should NZ law deal with disruptive climate protests? Recognition versus reality: Lessons from 30 years of talking about a Palestinian state Ontario needs to remove barriers to child-care subsidies for low-income families Our planet is burning in unexpected ways - here’s how we can protect people and nature Iran: Harassment, reprisals continue for Mahsa Amini’s family How climate change is affecting farmers in Tobago South Africa's court system has been abused by powerful people: five ways to stop it Hunter Biden is the latest presidential child to stain a White House reputation − but others have shined it up How climate assemblies can help Canada tackle the climate crisis Navigating the complexities of caregiving for dementia in South Asian communities Seaweed is taking over coral reefs. But there's a gardening solution – sea-weeding With the popularity of One Piece, has Netflix hit the winning formula for live-action anime adaptations? Many migrants wait hours after a heart attack to seek help. Here's what needs to change 'It is impossible for me to be unpaid': 3 ways to fix student work placements Friday essay: homesick for ourselves – the hidden grief of ageing Are we about to see a rare green comet light up the sky? An expert on what to expect from Nishimura Tim Flannery's message to all: rise up and become a climate leader – be the change we need so desperately Drop the talk about 'mum and dad' landlords. It lets property investors off the hook As climate change warms rivers, they are running out of breath – and so could the plants and animals they harbor Proud Boys on trial: does remorse in court signal a change for this far right group? A psychologist reviews the research Climate change is set to make our holidays look very different – here's how Asymetrical bridges, timber towers and a repurposed gas platform: awards hail 2023's best structures The cross-Africa dance company bringing new life to Pina Bausch's Rite of Spring Mounjaro: type 2 diabetes drug more effective than Ozempic to launch in the UK — here’s what you need to know Christmas shopping starts earlier every year – here's why, and how to shop smart Should you send your child to an academy or a council-run school? Why Ofsted results don't mean much Fashion industry's environmental impact is largely unknown – here's why Ukraine war: US and allies may supply longer-range missiles – how this would change the conflict Ukraine recap: Kim Jong-un visits Putin for arms-for-tech talks while Kyiv urges west for longer-range missiles to aid counteroffensive Bangladesh: Quash Conviction and Release Rights Defenders Cluster Munitions: Gains in Stockpile Destruction, Clearance Ukrainians in one of the most war-torn towns face grave realities but avoid despairing Ukraine war: capture of key Black Sea outposts and strike on Crimea show Kyiv's increasing confidence Grattan on Friday: Langton and Price fight with passion and gloves off for beliefs Why it's good to talk about women's health at work, according to research Wealthy but worried: why the UK's top 10% are turning their backs on the rest of society Menopausal women often turn to doctors who know little about the symptoms – here's what needs to change Pollen in pee: fossilised urine from a small African mammal helps us understand past environments The complex chemistry behind America's spirit – how bourbon gets its distinctive taste and color Heating and cooling space habitats isn't easy -- one engineering team is developing a lighter, more efficient solution The importance of shining a light on hidden toxic histories How Russia's theatre scene has been obliterated by Putin’s culture war South Africa can't crack the inequality curse. Why, and what can be done Kenya: Ongata Rongai boom town destroyed two vital rivers – new study flags a major health risk Global: Climate protests to call for an end to the use of fossil fuels Algeria: Halt Assault on Fundamental Freedoms Winning a million Lira won't get you far in today's Turkey, but its worth celebrating anyway Are crows really that clever? France launches bird vaccination scheme, amid fears of a repeat of H5N1 outbreaks Egypt: Immediately release prominent dissident on trial for online expression Ukrainians in the most war-torn town face grave realities but avoid despairing Bangladesh: Social Audits Shortchange Workers This desk is mine! How noisy offices can make us more territorial UK: Children and Families Seeking Asylum Face Dire Conditions Poland: Abortion Witch Hunt Targets Women, Doctors Jamaican government swiftly returns a boat full of Haitians, as Caribbean officials express disappointment after latest talks Koalas need their booster shots too. 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