Ukraine’s airforce is outgunned at present, but a supply of F-16 fighters could change that.
A supply of US F-16 fighter aircraft could transform the air war and give Ukraine an edge on the ground.
Smaller cities can offer the amenities of larger ones, combined with authentic charm and history.
February 2, 2023
The Conversation Weekly
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, people started moving into smaller cities, drawn by the possibility of more affordable and pleasant quality of life.
Henry Tilney (J.J. Feild) and Catherine Morland (Felicity Jones) in the 2007 film.
A UK university has attached a trigger warning to Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen’s biting satire, for ‘toxic relationships’. Ironically, Jodi McAlister loves it for the gentle romance at its centre.
Siddi children performing Dance Dhamaal in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India.
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Dhamaal music and dance reveals a rich and complex mixing of cultures that is shaped by history.
Angelique Kidjo on stage in Paris in 2021.
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Kidjo has a remarkable cultural vision that spans the globe but stays true to her roots.
Afghan women have been banned from working by the Taliban, leaving thousands in poverty.
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Widows and single women are losing their homes, after being told they can no longer work by the Taliban, and are living on the poverty line.
Members of Memphis’ SCORPION unit were behind the brutal beating of a suspect.
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The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
A Chinese surveillance balloon in U.S. airspace before it was shot down by the U.S. military.
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A Chinese high-altitude balloon violated U.S. airspace, a serious enough breach to nix a high-level diplomatic meeting in Beijing. The balloon itself, however, was not much of a threat.
The Attallah Cross.
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In purchasing iconic items previously owned by other celebrities, Kim Kardashian is negotiating her own place in the celebrity sphere.
Since the Taliban’s return to power in neighbouring Afghanistan, the security situation in Pakistan has grown increasingly dire.
Beavers dramatically change a landscape by building dams that create ponds of still water.
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January 26, 2023
The Conversation Weekly
Restoring entire ecosystems is a difficult and expensive process. Thankfully, certain species, called ecosystem engineers, can make restoration easier. Gaining social and political support is critical too.
Two deadly mass shootings have California on edge.
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Mass shooters over the age of 60 are rare, but often differ from younger gunmen in motives and actions prior to their attack.
Myanmar’s two-year resistance to the brutal military regime barely registers in the West. But Ukraine shows that Western military force can be successfully used to support a democracy under siege.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
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Insider politics: why Germany needed US tanks to be offered to Ukraine.
People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 2023.
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The death of a Black motorist after a beating by five Black Memphis police officers has triggered national outrage over police brutality and systemic racism with the U.S. criminal justice system.
RowVaughn Wells, in gray jacket, mother of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis police officers, is with friends and family members at the conclusion of a candlelight vigil for Tyre, in Memphis, Tenn., on Jan. 26, 2023.
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Evidence shows that many Black Americans experience police killings of unarmed Black people – even those they do not know – as traumatic events, causing acute physical and emotional distress.
Ukrainian women have signed up for service on the frontlines, breaking down stereotypes of who can serve.