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Sadness behind the smile: Shireen Abu Akleh, a voice for Palestine

It is fitting that Shireen was given a state memorial service. She was a role model for millions of women who grew up watching her on television.

Sherine Salama

Fox and its white supremacists in suits give succour to mass killers

As broadcasters spout racist theories, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are under pressure to stop their “reckless amplification in the wake of the Buffalo massacre.

Anne Summers
Anne Summers

Columnist

‘Hate will not prevail’: Biden visits Buffalo to mourn, denounce white supremacy

Biden called out sections of the media and political figures for radicalising “angry, alienated, lost and isolated individuals” into believing racist ideas.

Farrah Tomazin
Farrah Tomazin

North America correspondent

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Page 1 of the Sydney Morning Herald, May 26, 1962.

From the Archives, 1962: Rousing welcome for astronaut after long sea ordeal

60 years ago, Scott Carpenter became the second American to orbit Earth - but a series of glitches during re-entry almost cost him his life.

  • by AAP
Monkeypox is rare and is typically spread by skin-to-skin contact.

Biden calls monkeypox virus ‘a concern’ as three more countries diagnose cases

The White House says it has stockpiles of a vaccine to treat the disease. “This is not a new virus to us,” says Biden’s coronavirus chief Ashish Jha.

  • by Rich McKay

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US President Joe Biden, seen here during a summit with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, has raised alarm with his Taiwan comments on at least five occasions.

Biden pledges US military will defend Taiwan if China attacks

The White House was quick to insist US policy towards Taiwan ‘had not changed at all’ but the president’s remarks yet again challenge strategic ambiguity.

  • by Jennifer Jacobs
TV anchor Khatereh Ahmadi wears a face covering as she reads the news on TOLO NEWS, in Kabul, due to Taliban restrictions. Fellow news anchor Hamed Bahram wears a face mask in protest.

Male newsreaders wear masks in protest as Taliban cover female TV anchors

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air as part of a hard-line shift.

  • by Rahim Faiez

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Shireen Abu Akleh died after she was shot while covering an Israeli army raid for al-Jazeera.

Sadness behind the smile: Shireen Abu Akleh, a voice for Palestine

It is fitting that Shireen was given a state memorial service. She was a role model for millions of women who grew up watching her on television.

  • by Sherine Salama

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