Air strikes by the US, France and Britain destroy the Scientific Research Center building in Damascus, Syria.
AAP/ Youssef Badawi
The US, France and Britain launching air strikes this weekend on Syria in retalition for an alleged gas attack by the Assad regime – but niether side is likely to up the ante soon.
With hectic scheduling and constant teaching demands, teachers are turning to social media to meet urgent professional learning needs.
Twitter provides a low-cost, easy to access platform for teachers to connect with other teachers, gain support and find resources that fit their specific professional development needs.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is sworn in for a second term at the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall.
The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.
Like two peas in a pod, if the pod was an egg and the peas were chickens.
Eggs are tiny wonders, but even wonders can go wonky sometimes. We look at everything from double-yolkers to eggs with no shell at all.
The thorny devil, one of Australia’s many remarkable and unique animals.
Most of Australia's plants and animals are found nowhere else on Earth. This remarkable biodiversity requires a bolder, brighter conservation vision.
Around 40% of children in out-of-home care have been there for five years or more.
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals grim detail on the breadth of child abuse in Australia. But crucial national data on abuse in out-of-home care remains elusive.
Until the jihadist rebel groups are wiped out, there will be more civilian casualties, like this man and young boy in Eastern Ghouta.
Despite a devastating toll in the seven-year conflict, which has seen 400,000 people killed and six million displaced, there is no end in sight for the people of Syria.
Universities need to find more ways to encourage Indigenous students to go on to postgraduate study and become academics.
When it comes to increasing Indigenous Australians' participation in higher education, we could take a leaf from our neighbour's book.
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters in east Afrin, Syria.
Over the past three decades, Turkey has launched countless operations across the Iraqi and Syrian borders, succeeding only in making matters worse for itself. This time may be no different.
A parliamentary select committee will hold hearings and receive public submissions on the euthanasia bill.
New Zealand MPs will cast a conscience vote on a euthanasia bill. But with 49 out of 120 seats held by 'list' MPs, this raises issues about the democratic process under the country's electoral system.
Transition to school is a difficult time for children.
Photo by Piron Guillaume on Unsplash
At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.
Australia’s Constitution vests executive power in the Queen and says that that power is exercised ‘on her behalf’ by the governor-general.
Many of the questions that would arise if Australia wants to become a republic have been successfully tackled elsewhere.
Indigenous peoples’ claims to substantive political voice transcend the symbolic.
To finally succeed, the idea of an Indigenous voice to parliament must be argued as one that is fundamentally democratic.
‘Antifasc’ as portrayed in Romper Stomper.
Stan's remake of the 1992 film Romper Stomper swaps skinhead culture for the complexities of contemporary Australian extremist politics. In doing so, it highlights disillusion with mainstream politicians and media.
Varicose veins don’t always require surgery.
Surgical techniques for varicose veins are becoming more refined, but not all cases require surgery. Lifestyle changes can help.
Nigerians don’t trust the police and often resort to mob justice.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Hukuman publik di Aceh dan sanksi sosial dijatuhkan pada orang-orang yang ditemukan berada dalam hubungan sesama jenis.
Pekerja LGBTI yang ditempatkan pada penugasan internasional besar kemungkinan mengalami tantangan lebih dibanding ekspatriat umumnya .
Solar-powered arrays can be left in remote locations, recording high-quality audio for years.
In a global first, hundreds of solar-powered microphones will be placed across Australia, listening out for invasive species, rare animals and the effects of climate change.
In Indonesia, severe public penalties are inflicted upon people found to be in same-sex relationships.
LGBTI employees relocating for a foreign assignment are likely to experience additional hardships compared to the typical expatriate.
Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, a vigilante group battling Boko Haram in north east Nigeria.
Inefficient policing in Nigeria has forced many communities to rely on vigilante groups for security. Despite using force and violence, many groups even have support from authorities.