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Facebook turns 15: how can the troubled teen earn our trust?

The social media giant has turned 15, but its growing pains continue.

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The Brexit mess could lead to a break-up of a no longer United Kingdom

As England agonises over Brexit, divisions have emerged in other parts of the UK, especially in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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US midterm elections: the mess that trails Donald Trump is likely to leave the houses divided

US President Donald Trump’s job remains secure, but the electoral fates of many of his congressional allies are at stake.

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Driving success: out of the car and into the pharmacy

The curtain has come down on the Victorian auto industry, but former workers are finding opportunities in the booming pharmaceuticals and medical technology sector.

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Financial illiteracy and the perils of the credit debt trap

The credit debt trap is a honey pot for financial institutions, and that becomes a problem mostly for the poor, says John Vaz.

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Catch of the day: letting the big one get away is the key to protecting all the fish in the sea

Throwing back small fish is being challenged as we learn more about the relationship between fish size and reproductive capacity – or, why the big one should get away.

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2018 federal budget: tax splash as Treasurer Scott Morrison shows us the money

Scott Morrison's 2018 federal budget is aimed at winning back middle Australia, with 10 million workers set to receive tax refunds worth up to $530.

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Breaking the deadlock on the ivory trade – researchers propose a new strategy to address the poaching crisis

The current elephant poaching crisis makes it imperative to advance international debates on the ivory trade.

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