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Fighters from outside the Middle East are still a very small percentage of the rebels fighting against Bashar al-Assad's government, but their numbers are growing...

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The Sri Lankan government is on the defensive again over human rights.
While Malaysia Airlines continues to provide welfare and support to the families of the passengers of MH370, compensation will soon become a priority.
Internal communications in plants share striking similarities with those in animals.
The idea of GP co-payments sounds very reasonable; the amount concerned passes a “milk bar test” of what is seen to be affordable to ordinary consumers, and the ...
George Brandis hopes that our natural repulsion at excluding a particular view from the public arena will be aroused in support of climate science denial.
The signs did not augur well for David Moyes. He began his career as the Chosen One, anointed by no less a person than Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful...
It seems an anomaly that among the 15 autonomous, specialised agencies within the United Nations – such as the FAO, WMO, WHO, or UNESCO – there is no dedicated...
Treasurer Joe Hockey will today reveal the release date for the much anticipated Commission of Audit report, as he does more softening up for a tough budget.
Facebook has been on a shopping spree in 2014... aimed at making your friending, liking, stalking and humble bragging more experiential.
The markers of identification of communities have clearly moved from just race, colour and national or ethnic origin to include religion - in the case of Muslims,...
Patience at Manchester United has run out. David Moyes has been sacked possibly sooner than was expected, but entirely predictably given the huge financial...
Video games have got a bad press in the past mostly due to the accusation that they make people who play them more violent. But other studies have said that the...
How schools should support students with special educational needs and disabilities is a controversial area of research.
Procrastinators, in my experience, like nothing better than explaining away their procrastination: General busyness, fear of failure, and simple laziness are just...
At the age of 14, I pulled "Cien años de soledad" out of my family's typical Colombian middle-class family library... The book took over my life.
In the fall of 2008, when I was 11 years old, I wrote to the CEO of McDonald's and asked him to change the way his stores sold Happy Meals.
Most people who think they have the flu, don’t. And some people who think they have a cold, really have the flu. So what is the difference between a cold and the...
If you can’t work and the pension is years away, what can you do for money? An obvious and increasingly important answer is superannuation.
Within just a few years, China’s 2400 km north-south spine will be linked by a giant rail network, with Hong Kong at one end, Beijing at the other, and hundreds...
If you’re willing to rise early tomorrow morning then there’s the chance to see a meteor shower, known as the Lyrids, which may been responsible for a bright...
Bill Shorten is laying down a sweeping agenda for ALP internal reform that will test both the party and his own authority.
Long before even Snape killed Dumbledore (sorry), spoilers have been an ever-present risk to enjoying your favourite book, television or movie franchise. But why?
As the Indian elections reach their climax, there is a sense that something might be about to change.
Easter is here, and while some might reflect on the resurrection of Christ, I’m wondering at another miracle of sorts that we’re witnessing – the renaissance of...
The white, heterosexual fairytale endings fetishised in these series rarely translate into love in reality. The question is, why do we find such artificial, and...
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