Xi Jinping affirmed that, within a few decades, China would become a prosperous modern socialist society and the world’s most important country.
The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinping’s political dominance…
Virgil reads the Aeneid to Octavia and Augustus.
Angelica Kauffmann/Hermitage/Wikimedia Commons
Virgil's epic poem The Aeneid documents the founding of Rome by a Trojan hero. As with other ancient epics, our hero has to remain resolute in the face of significant divine hostility.
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Iklan Dove mengundang kontroversi karena menampilkan wanita kulit hitam berubah putih setelah menggunakan produk Dove. Produk pemutih kulit punya sejarah yang rasis.
They may not be co-ordinated, nor linked in any way. But two events in Asia over the next week will help define Australia’s political and security environment for the next period. First is the convening…
Donald Trump’s overall approval ratings are low, but among his base they remain relatively strong.
Donald Trump's base appears to remain loyal to him, even though he has so far failed to deliver on any of their key concerns.
The Dove ad published on Facebook, which the company took down after many complaints of racial insensitivity.
Beauty brand Dove caused controversy with an ad seemingly showing a black woman turning white after using its body lotion. While Dove removed the ad, it played into the racist history of skin whitening.
This display of Chinese characters represents the Chinese leadership’s ‘Five Major Development Concepts’ ahead of the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.
No-one knows quite how things will play out, but most likely Xi will bend the norms of the party to allow him to place enough supporters in key posts without completely upending the system.
Nick Kyrgios has written of his on-court struggles for athletes’ website PlayersVoice.
The new wave of athlete-to-fan digital products will be faced with a few challenges if they are to be successful.
People raise hands during a protest as Catalan regional police officers stand guard outside the
National Police station in Barcelona.
Both regions have held independence referendums that have returned overwhelming "yes" votes. But without international support, the road ahead will be a tough one.
Having called a snap election for October 22, Japanese Prime Minister now faces a tough battle against a charisimatic new-comer in Yoriko Koike.
Over time, the Kim family has become adept at coup-proofing its rule in North Korea.
We should interpret the threat posed by North Korea from an informed perspective based on demonstrable strategic logic, rather than on caricatured misrepresentations of its leadership.
Robbie ‘Bones’ McGhie after playing in the 1973 Grand Final, in which his team, Richmond, won.
Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive
Football has changed dramatically in the 35 years since Richmond last had a chance at the Grand Final. But while footy is now 'an industry', the arrival of the first women's league is to be celebrated.
Gil Birmingham (Cory) and Jeremy Renner (Martin) in Wind River: grieving fathers who come together in the realm of the dead.
Production Co: Acacia Filmed Entertainment, Film 44, Ingenious Media
American cinema mines Greek myth most strongly at times of profound social anxiety. In the age of Trump, we are already seeing key political battlegrounds framed as underworld quests in film.
Transgender teens need to jump through a lot of stressful and time laborious hoops to get the hormone treatment they need.
Currently the Family Court has to decide for parents and teens whether or not transgender young people can get the hormone treatment they need. This could change today.
De facto couples still often have to go to great lengths to prove their relationship, unlike married couples, who need only furnish a marriage certificate.
Tony Abbott has claimed that same-sex de facto couples already have the same rights as married couples. This is not true.
Abbott’s Right ignores completely the influence of Catholic thinking on the former prime minister.
A new book attempts to cloak Tony Abbott in a political philosophy, but is not entirely convincing.
People with tuberculosis were confined in specialised hospitals called sanatoria.
Interior of open air ward for tuberculosis patients 1918./ US. National Library of Medicine
Tuberculosis has had a significant impact on the world, from influencing fashion trends to helping understand how the human body works.
Donald Trump has described Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as the ‘worst deal ever’.
A policy tug-of-war is taking place in the Trump White House over what to do about Iran.
Cassini captures Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
The Cassini space probe discovered liquid lakes, poisonous gases and the basic elements of life on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Marriage reform of any kind has been historically slow to take hold.
Changes to marriage around the world have, historically, met with strident opposition, so it's no surprise that same-sex marriage in Australia has had its own tough road to hoe.