Australia has sent help to its nearest neighbour to deal with its COVID crisis. But to really forge the next chapter in that relationship, we need to understand the history between the two countries.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, during the Pacific Islands Forum in Apia, Samoa, in 2017.
Despite indications the Samoan government was out of favour, few predicted it could lose power.
The second atomic test at Bikini Atoll explodes on July 25 1946.
In 1946, the US began its nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands -- a terrifying thought for many Australians. Some 75 years on, the evidence shows their fears were well-founded.
An example of 18th-century right-wing conservative commentary: ‘The New Atalantis.’
Anonymous satire by a 1709 political writer worked like today's partisan clickbait.
Rioters mass on the U.S. Capitol steps on Jan. 6.
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Ostensibly protesting an election they may have thought was stolen, their actions fed a larger set of goals that American militants are seizing upon to take more extreme action.
A U.S. Capitol police officer stands at a street corner near the Capitol.
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The FBI has long warned that white supremacist groups are seeking to infiltrate police, which makes the events of Jan. 6 all the more concerning.
U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, after spending time in hospital with a COVID-19 infection.
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New research suggests that if Donald Trump had handled the COVID-19 pandemic better and kept outbreaks under control, he might have won the Nov. 3 election.
The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19.
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A safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be developed in record time and may be approved for production, distribution and acceptance some time in 2021.
A woman counts money outside a U.S. remittance collection agency in San Isidro, El Salvador.
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Remittances to countries like Mexico, Pakistan and Vietnam are keeping pace with 2019's record levels or in some cases rising, despite spring forecasts of a 20% decline.
As a result of lockdown, many people had already lost their jobs.
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An overwhelming majority of respondents didn't think that their life under lockdown and wider pandemic conditions affected their mental health.
Sister Ardeth Platte, wearing black to honor the international Women in Black movement, being hugged by a supporter ahead of being sentenced in 2003.
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The lifelong activist and Dominican sister was arrested over 40 times, often with Sister Carol Gilbert, for peaceful actions protesting nuclear weapons.
The settlement of Old Fadama has reinvented itself
In cross-sector collaboration, communities and citizens articulate their needs and then partner with governments and NGOs to address these self-identified problems.
Plasma is the yellow liquid component of blood. It is separated into its component proteins and used in medical treatments.
A potential shortage of crucial blood plasma highlights the case for paying Canadians for plasma donations, rather than continuing to import most plasma from the United States, where donors are paid.
Stephen King famously called Jim Thompson’s Sheriff Lou Ford ‘the Great American Sociopath.’
The author's novels, famous for their bleakly sociopathic depiction of American culture, testify to the insanity and abusiveness that surround us.
Pope Francis observes a minute of silence for the victims of Hiroshima at the city’s Peace Memorial Park.
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As Pope Francis becomes the first pontiff in the nuclear era to call for total disarmament, all of us – whether secular or religious – can engage through creative and proactive moral responsibility.
Technology is raising a new wave of privacy concerns around contact tracing.
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Trust in the confidentiality of contact tracing broke down during the AIDS epidemic. Today, it's faltering again.
Residents of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood protest in 2017 outside a coffee shop that posted a sign celebrating gentrification.
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Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
Some members of New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community defied the government’s ban on gathering for Passover and other religious occasions, Brooklyn, April 16, 2020.
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Given that some people look to religious authorities not health officials in times of crisis, faith leaders can promote hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
La ansiedad es parte de la vida, pero no debe apoderarse de su vida.
La ansiedad alta sostenida puede debilitar reacciones constructivas a la crisis, dice una psicologa.
You can’t threaten or humiliate a virus.
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The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.