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  • France's Crackdown on Civil Society Sparks Concerns of Authoritarianism [...]
  • Job vacancies in Australia decrease by 5% in Nov 2022 but are still 12% higher compared to Nov 2021,28% of businesses reported at least one vacancy [...]
  • Time to retire coal as the go-to naughty list punishment, Santa! Not only is it bad for the planet, but it could also harm kids' health and mental well-being. Let's embrace more eco-friendly and compassionate alternatives this holiday season. #ChristmasKindness [...]
  • As the sun beams down on southeast Queensland's vast, sprawling terrain, the team of researchers from QUT have discovered something remarkable - the climate change beliefs of people in the peri-urban region is not dependent on political orientation. In fact, the survey revealed that 64% of the study’s climate change believing participants were made up of those who lean right and left politically. On the other side of the climate change debate, the researchers found that those who rejected the notion of climate change were overwhelmingly right-wing in their political views. In addition, they were mostly older, and generally less educated. [...]
  • Buckingham Palace has announced that the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon (UK Time). The new King and The new Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral for the evening and will return to London tomorrow. “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” His Majesty said. “We mourn profoundly the [...]
  • Between May and July of 2022, 197 monkeypox cases were confirmed at an infectious disease centre in London. There were 2,137 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the UK as of July 18, 2022, with 2,050 of them in the United Kingdom. Lesions on the skin or mucosa of all patients were found in the genitals or perianal area, most frequently on the genitals. Patients with these symptoms should be evaluated for monkeypox infection, according to the study. Monkeypox is still being transmitted in the UK among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom, according to scientists. [...]
  • There were 31,118 sexual assaults in 2021, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is the most police have ever recorded in the 29 years that the ABS has been keeping track of crime data. More than a third of sexual assaults were linked to family and domestic violence. [...]
  • Australian children aged 5–15 years report fewer side effects in the days following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination than those reported in clinical trials and published safety data, new AusVaxSafety-led research has found. The rate of side effects reported was similar across sex and Indigenous status, but increased with age and was higher for children with parent-reported chronic medical conditions. The Australian Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) says side effect rates are below what has been observed internationally for this age group. No self-reported cases of myocarditis or pericarditis were reported in Australia. [...]
  • BREAKING: Reports of multiple explosions tonight in Abu Dhabi. Possible rocket attack. More to come … Twitter: @AryJaey Possible terror attack fears have gripped Abu Dhabi following reports of a double explosion and a missile crashing into a building. Images from the incident purport to show a burning building. According to some [...]
  • Lachlan G. Howell, Deakin University; Ryan R. Witt, University of Newcastle, and Shelby A. Ryan, University of Newcastle Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley is reportedly poised to decide whether some koala populations should be listed as endangered, as new research shows her government continues to approve land clearing in koala habitat. Zoos Victoria Analysis released by the Australian [...]
  • Australian retail sales volumes rose a record 8.2 per cent in the December quarter 2021, seasonally adjusted, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This follows a 4.4 per cent fall in the September quarter 2021. Ben James, Director of Quarterly Economy Wide Statistics, said the 8.2 per cent increase in retail sales volumes is the strongest quarterly [...]
  • Ilana Finefter-Rosenbluh, Monash University The recent case of a Christian school in Queensland asking parents to sign a contract, stating, among other things, homosexuality is immoral and their children will only identify as their birth gender, sparked a furore across the country. It also highlighted an ethical issue many staff face: what action to take if their school’s values conflict with [...]
  • According to US researchers, a healthy gut microbiome – the bacteria, fungi, and other tiny organisms that live in our guts – in middle age is linked to better brain performance. They investigated gut microbiome data from 597 people with an average age of 55 who had completed brain function tests. Those who had more healthy bacteria called Barnesiella and Lachnospiraceae performed [...]

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