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Australia, like several other countries fearful of contagion, wants to cut cruise ships adrift

Disunity in government is never a good thing; in a time of crisis, when the leader is absent, it can be disastrous

Searching for home-schooling inspiration? @Econ_Foundation  has released free home-learning resources, including a critical-thinking guide on covid-19

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Young Indonesians are often more conservative than their elders

Spikes in new covid-19 cases in China have coincided with changes in personnel or policy announcements

On “Money Talks”: - Are banks healthy enough to handle the covid-19 fallout? - @JosephEStiglitz  on how emerging economies might weather the pandemic - A reckoning for Silicon Valley's unicorns

Even before covid-19 hit, it was clear that America’s globe-girdling navy was not in tip-top shape

The successful Republican quest to carry on with the election and limit absentee voting has little to do with the presidential primary

The British constitution makes no provision for a prime minister’s long-term absence

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The Amazon is reaching a dangerous tipping-point. Beyond this, the rainforest is unlikely to survive

The recent death of a student and shooting of a protester have fanned the flames of Hong Kong's demonstrations

Brazil is in desperate need of reform, but Jair Bolsonaro would make a disastrous president. Our cover this week

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Donald Trump is politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office

How India's prime minister and his party are endangering the world's biggest democracy. Our cover this week

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We explain how coronavirus originated and why hand-washing is such a valuable barrier

How big is Africa really? Much bigger than it looks on most maps

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A shortage of brides in China is causing major social shifts

Chile's police force is brutal, corrupt and incompetent. They need to be thoroughly reformed

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