South African comedian Trevor Noah at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 12, 2022.
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The comic offers important ways of criticising those in power. Trevor Noah is superb at it.
A Texas law says slavery cannot be taught as part of the ‘true founding’ of the United States.
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Lawmakers are seeking to downplay the role that slavery played in the development of the United States, but history tells a different story.
Tension in Kabul: a Taliban fighter stands guard over the building in which Ayman al-Zawahiri was assassinated.
The assassination of the leader of al-Qaida in Kabul raises some important questions about divisions among the Taliban leadership.
The US president was hoping that the gathering of Latin American leaders would present a united front of migrants. But several key players were absent.
Frequent mass shootings are a stain on the country’s international reputation. But it’s likely the latest episode will lead to more inaction on gun control.
Over 50 per cent of working Americans continue to be dissatisfied with their ‘unjust’ incomes. They say it isn’t sufficient to meet their family expenses.
Many Americans regularly report that they don’t make enough to support their families. Status plays a role — while money can’t buy happiness, it can bring status, which can lead to happiness.
Arctic strategy: a Russian military drill in Shukozero in Arctic Russia.
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Climate change is forcing countries to review both their security strategies and their military sustainability.
There are other pathways to increasing vaccination rates, while also fostering trust in the health-care system. These have proved difficult in the US, but are available in Australia.
Defending Taiwan: US is committed to standing by its ally in the face of threats from China.
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Beijing has reacted to the withdrawal with the message that the US can’t be trusted as an ally.
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meeting in 2011, during the Obama presidency.
The Biden-Putin summit will be symbolic, rather than substantive - but there could be grounds for cautious optimism.
The US health system costs roughly twice as much as the Australian system per person. Despite this, the US has lower life expectancy than Australia.
Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian.
New York’s Guggenheim Museum has acquired Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian but how can you value and own a banana and some tape?
Workey Tadele, a radio operator, at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam near Guba in Ethiopia in December 2019.
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America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
Underlying inequality, an under-resourced public health system and socio-political tensions have met in a dizzying, tragic outcome for the richest country in the world.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is arguably the world’s best-placed agency to fight COVID-19. But it’s been cut out of the loop, and pandemic data will now go straight to the White House.
The actions of one country cannot be allowed to undermine decades of multilateral efforts to improve the health and well-being of all peoples of the world.
Trump pulling US funding from WHO served to deflect blame from his own bungled handling of coronavirus.
Digital reconstruction of French slaver L'Aurore.
If you want to know the extent of the slave trade from Liverpool, use the tools in this article.
Actor Roger Moore poses with a martini after learning he would play the British secret agent James Bond.
To celebrate National Vodka Day, a food historian debunks myths and highlights unknown facts about one of America’s favorite liquors.
‘American Progress’ by John Gast.
Progress, in historical terms, has so often meant clearing places of their native inhabitants – both human and non-human.