Australia

By benim
In Australia
Aug 31st, 2011
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Hundreds of mourners who gathered for a traditional Greek Orthodox funeral service near Athens were in for a surprise when they were served cocaine-coated biscuits. Relatives of the deceased had ordered the traditional biscuits or “kouramiedes” for the reception following the service from a local bak...
By benim
In Australia
Aug 4th, 2011
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A manhunt was under way on Thursday for a suspect who attached what turned out to be a fake bomb to a terrified Sydney teenager in a drama described as “like something out of a Hollywood movie script”. Madeleine Pulver (18) a member of one of Sydney’s wealthiest families, endured a ...
By benim
In Australia
Jul 11th, 2011
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Controversial laws forcing Muslim women to remove their veils for police could soon be made law in Australia. The Australian Government believes the ban should be applied as motorists and criminal suspects need to remove any head coverings so that police can identify them. Officials say unless people...
By benim
In Australia
Mar 15th, 2011
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Australia’s remote Christmas Island detention centre was hit by a second night of riots on Tuesday, with up to 200 asylum seekers destroying closed-circuit television cameras. It followed a “significant and serious incident” on Monday when police used tear gas to quell a protest of ...
By benim
In Australia
Feb 22nd, 2011
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Thousands of shocked people wandered rubble-strewn Christchurch on Tuesday, many searching for loved ones and trying to reach trapped people, after a major earthquake threw the city into chaos. Screams rang out across the southern New Zealand city’s main square as parts of Christchurch Cathedra...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 26th, 2010
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Asssange has told the British Sunday Times that he will write his memoirs as part of a book deal worth up to 1 million pounds (1.5 million dollars). Mr. Assange, who is currently under a form of house arrest in Britain, says he needs the money to pay his legal bills. The [&he...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 25th, 2010
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The whistleblower has released its much-anticipated Iraq War logs, a massive trove of nearly 400,000 files that constitute the biggest leak of military secrets in U.S. history. From unreported cases of torture to a potential coverup involving the imprisoned American hikers in Iran, see what’s in the ...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 23rd, 2010
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JANUARY - 1: In Pakistan a suicide bomber blows up a car packed with explosives in the middle of a crowd gathered for a volleyball game in a northwest village, killing at least 101 people. It is the first of many sectarian attacks during the year. - 4: The Gulf emirate of Dubai throws a […]...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 16th, 2010
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Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, walked out of London’s High Court after being freed on bail Thursday, nine days after he was arrested for questioning about alleged sex crimes in Sweden. His time in solitary confinement prompted him “to reflect on the condition of those people aro...
By benim
In Asia
Dec 15th, 2010
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2010. At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world’s youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of phi...