Motivation is what separates an act of violence from an act of terrorism, and we don’t know what drove Khalid Masood to kill.
Even when a response goes to plan, lessons can be learnt.
Armed police outside Westminster as the attack unfolded on March 22.
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In recent years, anti-terrorism defences have become more subtle. That might be about to change.
Five people are dead – including the perpetrator – following a terror attack in London.
Just when the Western world had absorbed the shock of a truck attack in Berlin in December that claimed 12 lives, it is reminded again of the dangers of “lone-wolf” attacks inspired by Islamic State (IS…
Westminster in lockdown.
There had been warnings and the city was on high alert. Police are now conducting a major terrorist investigation.
Every new batch of bees needs the equivalent of eight hectares of lavender fields to prosper.
The Law and Justice party are making a grab for the Polish capital, by making it massive, but ultimately residents may pay the price.
Palace of Westminster at dusk in 2007.
A century before the modern environmental era, experts realized that London’s dirty air was corroding its new Parliament building. This insight led to some of the first air pollution laws.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has signed off on the Badgerys Creek airport plan. The aim now should be to maximise the benefits of its construction.
With one of the world’s largest infrastructure pipelines, Australian governments could leverage their procurement spending power to benefit the communities where the work is done.
Cock and bullion: the $2,000 pizza.
On sale in New York for US$2,000. Don’t all rush at once.
Continue cooperation is crucial.
London and Brussels should be constructive about Brexit – for both their financial benefit.
Meet Bench Girl (you’ll have seen her before).
How the news media distorts the reality of alcohol – new findings.
Detail from Jenny Hval’s album Blood Bitch.
In a world seemingly spinning out of control, music has important roles to play – either to reflect or interpret the state of affairs, or simply to provide solace.
What a novelty: Qantas chief Alan Joyce and WA Premier Colin Barnett announce the new non-stop route.
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Qantas’s new non-stop route from Perth to London might be a watershed for travel times between Australia and Europe. But super-long-haul routes won’t do much to cut aviation’s greenhouse emissions.
Will the evidence finally convince polluted cities to clean up their act?
It’s about time Europe ditched the diesels – so what are the alternatives?
DBox for Eric Parry Architects
Skyscrapers are the new cathedrals – but are we worshipping a false idol?
Joe Corré’s stunt to end the Punk.London celebrations by torching lots of punk stuff misunderstands the movement completely.
A painted bus sculpture entitled ‘Punk'ed’ by artist Valerie Osment at Trafalgar Square in 2014.
In March this year, Joe Corré announced that on November 26 he would burn his collection of punk memorabilia. As the son of Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) and renowned fashion designer Vivienne…
Cities are realising that having great nightlife is not just about entertainment – it also means a 24-hour economy.