Imran Khan addresses his supporters during an anti-government march.
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Former prime minister emerges from assassination attempt wounded, but vowing to continue protest against government.
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Parties to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have agreed to end hostilities after two years. Here is a selection of previously published articles on its devastating consequences.
Extreme flooding in Pakistan in 2022 affected 33 million people.
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That’s the big question at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and it’s controversial.
Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia is a new podcast series from The Conversation.
A podcast and long read series exploring new research into the brain and dementia.
Debt swaps in some countries have involved commitments to protect the ocean.
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Many small island nations are struggling to protect their land from rising seas while also facing paralyzing debt.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, stands near a damaged residential building in Irpin, Ukraine, on Sept. 8, 2022.
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Giving Ukraine large amounts of money while not actually declaring war on Russia has various benefits for the US and other countries. Chiefly, it could protect US soldiers and civilians.
Pandemics over the course of evolution have led to the integration of viruses into our genome.
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Bits of viral genes incorporated into human DNA have been linked to cancer, ALS and schizophrenia. But many of these genes may not be harmful, and could even protect against infectious disease.
A damaged tank on the road north of Mekelle, the capital of Tigray, in February 2021.
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The African Union needs to launch a credible, robust mediation process with mutually accepted mediators.
Kim Jong Un remains focused on reunifying Korea – on his terms.
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A recent barrage of nuclear-capable missile tests and a change in law setting out the conditions for a nuclear strike show that North Korea’s leader is intent on reunification on his terms.
A military cadet stands near a billboard promoting army service in Saint Petersburg on Oct. 5, 2022.
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While Russian public opinion polls show continued support for the war, there are questions about the polls’ reliability and indications that public approval of Putin is declining.
Graduation is less likely for students at less selective schools.
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America’s selective colleges and universities become less diverse if the Supreme Court shoots down affirmative action in higher education, an expert on the subject warns.
The new Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline connects Norwegian natural gas fields in the North Sea with Denmark and Poland, offering an alternative to Russian gas.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has not hesitated to use energy as a weapon. An expert on global energy markets analyzes what could come next.
Patagonia has always sought to limit its environmental harm.
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Yvon Chouinard, his wife and their two adult children have given the company he founded away. From now on, its profits will fund climate and conservation work.
Cardinal Joseph Zen has long supported protesters and critiqued China.
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A scholar of philosophy and foreign policy explains why Cardinal Zen poses a threat to the Chinese Communist Party as a competing source of political authority.
Diana by Augustus Saint Gaudens, 1928, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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A scholar of Greek mythology explains the naming of NASA’s missions after mythological figures and why the name Artemis is indicative of a more diverse era of space exploration.
Where you’ve been and who you’ve interacted with are not difficult for governments and corporations to find out.
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Even a burner phone paid for with cash can reveal your identity and where you’ve been. A data privacy expert explains.
The Indian government is encouraging the use of electric vehicles, particularly scooters.
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India’s international climate pledge could set the tone for other emerging economies for a decade.
El libro ‘Maladie de Famine’ incluye fotos inquietantes tomadas dentro del Gueto, juntas con un record de los efectos médicos de la inanición.
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El libro registra los sombríos efectos de una falta casi total de alimentos en el cuerpo humano. Es un tesoro para los médicos que también muestra la dedicación y humanidad de los científicos judíos.
Bacteria can team up with viruses to cause coinfections.
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Coinfections with bacteria can make viral infections even deadlier. Researchers have identified a protein in immune cells that may play a role in fighting both types of pathogens.
‘All things are possible,’ Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters said of the message contained in the band’s eighth album, ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’
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Stoicism can easily be misread as pessimistic because of its relentless focus on mortality and fragility. But its core message – contained in songs spanning generations – is profoundly empowering.