China is still struggling to function.
Global markets are finally waking up to the threat of the outbreak.
Shanghai airport empty after scores of cancelled flights.
Suspending flights and screening passengers is mainly about reassuring us, not keeping us healthy.
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Banning travel might not always be the best way to respond to a disease outbreak.
Some changes to visa rules could make travel easier for scientists.
Scientists from the developing world perceive current visa rules as a major impediment to professional travel. They miss out on opportunities to collaborate globally.
The new laws would make it easier for authorities to prevent people fighting in foreign conflicts, as happened to this man arrested in December for allegedly attempting to travel to Syria.
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The Abbott government has today introduced the second tranche of its national security amendments – the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 – into the Senate. As its name…