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A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies. shutterstock

Leave for surrogate parents in South Africa: no time for baby steps

South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
A voting station in London where the remain vote was strong. Only the London region, Scotland and Northern Island voted to remain. Neil Hall/Reuters

The geography of Brexit: what the vote reveals about the Disunited Kingdom

The London area has been the U.K.'s political and economic power center, causing the social inequality with other parts of England and Wales that fueled the leave campaign.
Now what are you going to do with it? Neil Hall/Reuters

What explains Britain’s Brexit shocker?

UKIP's Nigel Farage and others blamed immigration for the desire to "leave." But the real subject of the referendum was a dismal economy that stopped working for most Brits.
An uncertain future… Union Jack via www.shutterstock.com

Would Brexit be followed by breakup of the United Kingdom?

The UK's regions – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – hold very different views about whether to remain in the EU, which means the country might not survive a Brexit in its current form.
With the “Brexit” decision looming, citizens of the European Union may be walking into a troublesome future. Neil Hall/Reuters

Is Europe over?

In two weeks, Brits will cast a vote that could change the future of the European Union. A UCLA expert explores the continent's greatest threats to unity.
Australian and New Zealand dairy farmers need to get used to the low prices for milk as they represent the new norm in global markets. Dan Peled/AAP

Milk price cuts reflect the reality of sweeping changes in global dairy market

Cooperatives like Murray Goulburn and Fonterra and dairy farmers need to accept that lower milk prices will be the new normal in a more competitive global market.
Migrant children can feel left out and excluded in schools far from home. Kim Ludbrook/EPA

How teachers can help migrant learners feel more included

Migrant children may feel uncomfortable or shy trying to verbally explain their experiences. Photography is a powerful medium through which to make their voices heard.
Despite declining gun fatalities, there should be no room for complacency in Australia, with an estimated 260,000 illegal guns in Australia – including this MP5K 9mm machine gun, seized in Queensland in 2013. Dan Peled/AAP

Good news: fatal shootings are now less common in Australia, NZ, Canada and even the US

The rate of fatal shootings has fallen in Australia, the US and other nations in recent decades. Yet anti- and pro-gun ideology still makes it hard to have a sensible discussion about gun violence.

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