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2018 Winter Olympics set to begin against the backdrop of warm words and cold politics

Mega sporting events are always heavily infused with politics, but the impending Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have almost been buried in a geopolitical avalanche.

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Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer the same fate?

The world is watching the unfolding Cape Town water crisis with horror. On “Day Zero”, now predicted to be just ten weeks away, engineers will turn off the water supply. The city’s four million residents will have to queue at one of 200 water collection points.

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Instagram is changing the way we experience art, and that’s a good thing

It was perhaps inevitable that Instagram would shake up the art world. Instagram is changing the way we experience and share our visits to exhibitions, and how we perceive art.

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Acting out, acting their age or something more serious? Dealing with difficult behaviour in children

At some stage in every child’s life they will exhibit defiant, impulsive or even disobedient behaviours.

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Trump’s travel ban is just one of many US policies that legalize discrimination against Muslims

As we anticipate the Supreme Court’s decision to either uphold or rescind Trump’s travel ban, the question remains: Will the Supreme Court continue to allow the legal discrimination against Muslims in the U.S.?

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Back to school and back to bad habits? Western Sydney University experts talk keeping kids active

Western Sydney University academics say getting children involved in physical activity and away from their screens can be made easier with a few tips.

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Moral rights, artistic integrity and Cory Bernardi’s Australia Day playlist

Amid the debate over changing the date of Australia Day and Triple J’s announcement of moving the Hottest 100 countdown, Senator Cory Bernardi, has sparked criticism for arranging his own Australia Day playlist on Spotify.

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Should raw sushi-eaters be worried about tapeworms?

Australians love their sushi and consume more than 115 million servings of seaweed-wrapped rolls and sashimi (slices of raw fish) per year.

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