Friendlier times: Putin and Biden met in Moscow in 2011.
Russia may not be a foreign policy priority for the incoming Biden administration. But its promise to foreground democracy will put the Kremlin on edge.
Temperature checks have become a commonplace screening tool for COVID-19, but loss of sense of smell is a more predictive symptom of coronavirus infection than fever.
Homes are now not only places to live, but also pensions, savings accounts and social care plans.
Australian Department of Defence
This might appear a radical suggestion, but military units have been moved, shuffled, re-branded, disbanded and reactivated frequently throughout Australia’s history.
Angolan dance troupe Fenómenos do Semba.
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During the coronavirus pandemic the Jerusalema dance challenge enacted a way for communities to connect - repetitive enough to be picked up and varied enough to tease.
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Este año, en plena segunda ola de casos de COVID-19 y con la temporada de gripe a la vuelta de la esquina, la coincidencia temporal de ambos virus puede ser un problema muy grave.
View of Jaffa from Tel Aviv.
Photo by Mor Shani on Unsplash
Interviews with young hiloni, secular Israeli-Jews, shows many have complicated feelings about Palestinians.
Decoding doctors’ writing can unlock vital health data.
Underwater Kenya Wildlife Services offices at Lake Nakuru park.
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Because the forecast for rainfall in the Rift Valley basin is a rising trend, the lake levels look set to rise even more in the future.
The contestants of the first Canadian Drag Race.
How Ru Paul's Drag Race turned an underground anti-capitalist art form into a lucrative multifaceted mainstream industry
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Aunque con más de 150 candidatos a vacuna en desarrollo hay señales para ser optimistas, en ciencia nada es cierto hasta que se demuestra y es mejor no pecar de un exceso de confianza.
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How did the British prime minister and Brazilian president's brush with COVID-19 affect them politically?
The sectors hardest hit by coronavirus are predominantly staffed by women.
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Underlying the design and implementation of these schemes is perhaps a perception that women’s employment is an optional extra. This could not be more mistaken.
Artwork at the site of George Floyd’s memorial in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Digital artwork has helped campaigns such as the #ClimateStrikeOnline thrive on social media. Through three examples, I explore why digital arts can sustain political engagement amid the pandemic.
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Vietnam broke its streak of no coronavirus deaths in July, but with dragonfruit, YouTube and free masks, innovators have helped the country fight back.
Protest against lockdown in Michigan, April 2020.
Extremists are playing on people's health fears to normalise their views.
Even drinking fewer than 14 units of alcohol a week was damaging.
Drinking at "safe" levels was shown to reduce the amount of a person's total brain tissue.
Alexei Navalny remains in hospital in Germany after he was poisoned in Siberia.
Vladimir Putin is a standard-bearer, rather than a pioneer in the history of Soviet and Russian political assassination.
People queueing to buy forex at currency exchange in Istanbul.
It's two years since Turkey's last near-death experience, and the same short-term fixes are unlikely to work again.
The pandemic has disrupted informal work worldwide, leaving many without any form of income.
Unconditional emergency assistance for the world’s poorest could be funded by temporarily freezing debt repayments.