The secrecy surrounding this major announcement is troubling, and there are many questions still to be answered.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women have started telling their own stories via social media, challenging television’s sometimes one-sided depictions of their lives.
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The #MyOrthodoxLife movement challenges both mainstream and ultra-Orthodox media to tell more nuanced and complex stories about Jewish women.
The U.S., Australia and New Zealand have been friends, partners and allies for decades.
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A 70-year-old Cold War-era treaty among the three nations is finding renewed importance in response to the global rise of Chinese power and influence.
Having been protected by geography early in the pandemic, Pacific nations are now battling serious outbreaks and struggling to get their people vaccinated.
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa.
After months of constitutional stalemate, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa has prevailed. But her predecessor remains in parliament, and his power base will present a major challenge for her leadership.
The Little Ice Age brought some bitter extremes.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565
Globally, the temperature changed by half a degree Celsius, but it dramatically altered the likelihood of extreme local weather.
Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza (R) celebrates with teammate Brian Mudzinganyama at the Harare Sports Club in 2020.
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Nine immigrants founded a cricket club in 1934 in Rhodesia. The Sunrise club survives to this day, part of Zimbabwe’s national culture.
Samoa’s Prime Minister-elect Fiame Naomi Mata'afa takes her oath at an unofficial ceremony outside parliament house in Apia, May 24.
Samoa’s Supreme Court has had a bet each way to resolve the country’s election stalemate, but the odds are still on a new prime minister within the week.
Migrants hoping to reach the distant U.S. border walk along a highway in Guatemala in January 2021.
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Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.
Prime Minister-elect Fiame Naomi Mata'afa talks to reporters outside parliament house in Apia, May 24.
Samoa’s constitutional crisis has caught the world’s attention, but diplomatic rhetoric may not be enough to support the country’s democratically elected government.
Scientific knowledge is a critical driver for human health and wellbeing, economic development and environmental sustainability.
Caretaker Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
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With a recent election declared void and another snap election called, the Pacific nation seems to be spiralling away from democracy once again.
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.