The port, and surrounding neighbourhoods devastated by the explosion, are at the heart of Beirut.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
It's a myth that Black voters represent monolithic support for Democrats. A recent survey shows that young Black Americans in swing states have big reservations about Joe Biden, Democrats and voting.
As the crisis in Victorian aged-care homes goes on, the issue of whether to move all COVID-positive residents into hospital continues to generate debate. There are pros and cons for both sides.
I feel justified for leaving decades ago but my heart bleeds for the people trapped in Lebanon.
Early access would trim the retirement income of typical 35 year old by just 1%.
Doubling the cost of degrees in the humanities and social sciences has a disproportionate impact on women because they account for two-thirds of the students.
Six hours of streaming video may be the equivalent of burning one litre of petrol.
The threat of nuclear war has not diminished, despite the lessons learned from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in 1945.
The oldest known skeleton of our species _Homo sapiens_ is about 300,000 years old. But there was a time when humans didn't exist at all and the world was covered in nothing but slime.
Contaminated masks are an infection risk. Here's how to clean them properly.
Ghettos of crime, drugs and vice? Full of people bludging off the state? That's typical of the unfair stigma attached to public housing, and it distracts us from more fundamental issues.
Even though cases haven't dropped off yet, mandatory masks have probably helped to prevent cases continuing to spiral upwards - which is a real risk with this virus.
A rumour that Victoria's high profile chief health officer Brett Sutton was quitting caused a flurry in state government circles on Wednesday afternoon.
For combustion to occur, oxygen must be present. Ammonium nitrate prills provide a much more concentrated supply of oxygen than the air around us.
Paul Kelly's former manager draws on hundreds of interviews for his biography of the singer.
What will help drive high compliance rates is clear communication from authorities about the restrictions and consistent messaging about people doing the right thing.
Like other Aboriginal leaders of the 1960s, Perkins viewed basic rights – housing, education and employment – as the building blocks of self-reliant communities.
Australian official guidelines need to reflect culturally safe dietary advice or risk worsening Indigenous people's health.