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Bushfires: Can ecosystems recover from such dramatic losses of biodiversity?

The Australian bushfires are larger than some of the deadliest recorded.

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US-China trade pact fails to resolve three fundamental issues

While business leaders in both countries will be temporarily relieved, the underlying tensions between them will not end easily.

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Harry, Meghan, and a right royal battle for control

Everyone wants to know what 'financial independence' means, how this semi-separation will affect the monarchy,

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Taiwan elections: What does Tsai Ing-wen's victory mean for island's future

Tsai emphasised that Taiwan is not willing to accept the “one country, two systems” relationship with China – a reference to the system currently in place in Hong Kong.

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Canada’s non-diplomacy puts Canadians at risk in unstable Middle East

Canada’s 2012 decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran has played a role affecting the tragic loss of Canadian citizens.

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US President Donald Trump, like Barack Obama, tests the limits of presidential war powers

There are important similarities between Trump’s action and the decision by President Barack Obama to attack Libya in 2011.

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Could Iran-US tensions mean troubled waters ahead in the Strait of Hormuz?

The US killing of General Qasem Soleimani has sparked fears that Iran could take action in the Strait of Hormuz as part of a retaliatory move – as they have threatened before.

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How putting purpose into your New Year’s resolutions can bring meaning and results

When people pursue personally meaningful goals, they are not only more intrinsically motivated but also find more joy in the process of goal pursuit.

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Protests have helped define first two decades of 21st century – here’s what’s next

Protest has become the form of political expression to which millions of people turn.

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Donald Trump enthusiastic about Boris Johnson’s victory – but it won’t be smooth sailing for them

With the UK out of the EU, the US will have less influence in Brussels and the UK will correspondingly be of less value to Washington.

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UK election: What Boris Johnson’s victory means for Britain’s place in the world

For India, any trade deal with the UK will have to come with the promise of a relaxation of the visa requirements for Indian nationals.

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Why Aung San Suu Kyi is in The Hague defending Myanmar against allegations of genocide

The genocide convention lists a number of acts, including killing or causing serious bodily or mental harm, that may constitute genocide

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Why White Island erupted and why there was no warning

The eruption is not caused by magma, but by steam, and this is much harder to track in our current monitoring systems.

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What would Russia prefer to happen in the UK election?

Russia might even use its membership of the World Trade Organization as leverage over the UK

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