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As trauma, tragedy and suffering continue to dominate the headlines, is it possible for us to experience compassion fatigue?
The influence of the veto on the outcome of the Security Council deliberations is well known. But perhaps what is less well known is that Russia is no longer the...
Why are all odd numbers in Hollywood prime?

Where does Ebola come from?

How eating bats, washing victims' bodies, and a lack of doctors are all contributing to the worst Ebola outbreak of all time.
Amazon wants publishers to make their e-books cheaper. Publishers, particularly Hachette, want to preserve their position as cultural gatekeepers. Who will blink...

Comment: Who wins in the name game?

From dating to job prospects, a name has remarkable power over the path of its owner's life.
Rather than recuperating the black diggers and soldiers from minority communities into the “militarisation” of Australian history, let’s use their stories to cast...
As we approach the halfway point, important questions remain about how the games are working for some Glaswegians.
The sanctions against Russia just announced by the EU and the US are widely reported to be the harshest since the end of the Cold War. But what are these...
As we approach the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, who or what is shaping the way we remember it?
The sudden escalation of rocket attacks from Gaza in recent weeks has renewed interest in the Iron Dome, which remains a stop-gap measure tailored to the specific...
Since it claimed its first victims in Guinea last March, the Ebola virus epidemic has killed 660 people in three countries and infected nearly 1,100—more lethal...
I recently spoke Russian for multiple days for the first time in more than a decade. It did not go smoothly.
No matter how hard we try, we can't make our pets live as long as we do. Owners may need to start asking themselves how much is too much.

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As deadly conflict rages in Gaza, Israel and Hamas have taken to social media with force, using websites such as Twitter in the war for hearts and minds. It's a fierce...
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The Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for apostasy has finally arrived in the US, where she will make her home.
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DALLAS (Reuters) - The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century...
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SBS journalist Nick Lazaredes says he 'hit the ground' after gunfire erupted around him at the 'highly volatile' MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
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Do journalists get ‘desensitised’ when writing stories about overseas conflicts? Not when the conflict is in your country of origin, writes SBS’s Widyan Al-Ubudy.
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Would you sign your dog up for the gym? Pet owners in the US now have the chance after a new 'dog gym' opened in the state of Virginia.
Everyone knows how to arm wrestle - so why don't we take this seriously as a sport? These guys want to go all the way; professionalism and Olympics.