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March 24, 2015

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Jewish and Islamic Schools Given Millions of Dollars of Security in Australia Amidst Terrorist Fear -

Monday, March 2, 2015

New Australian IVAN MILAT Series Irritates Thousands Convinced We Should “Forget All About Him” -

Friday, February 27, 2015

What Significant Right Do Men Have These Days That Women Don’t? -

Monday, February 23, 2015

Australia Resorts to Guilt and Threats Against Indonesia, Attempting to Spare Bali Nine Members From Execution. -

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Australian Mandatory Government Data Retention Con Will Cost $400m for Your “Freedom” and “Safety” -

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Everything Is Offensive. Everything Is Sexist, Racist and Derogatory. -

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Ross Ulbricht Convicted for Black Market Site SILK ROAD -

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Qatar Airways Buys Stake of British Airways and Iberia Parent Company -

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Delta and Southwest Planes Landed After Twitter Prankster Claims to Have Smuggled Bombs. -

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Why Does Depicting Prophet Muhammad Annoy Some of the Muslims? -

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gamblers, Transgenders, Voyeurs and People With Fetishes May Be Unable to Hold Driver’s Licence in Russia in Effort to Crack Down on Road Accidents. -

Friday, January 9, 2015

[LIVE] Airbus A320 AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Goes Missing. -

Sunday, December 28, 2014

MMXIV: The Year in Review -

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Protests in Missouri After Teenage Black Man Shot Dead by Police -

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sydney Hostage Crisis Ends: The Event That Was a Convenience to the Australian Government? -

Monday, December 15, 2014

(UPDATED) Sydney City in Lockdown After Man Takes 13 Hostages in Cafe -

Monday, December 15, 2014

`MH17 Shot Down by Ukraine, Mistaken for Putin`s Plane` -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Pirate Bay Raided in Stockholm -

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Australian Retailers Pull GTA v From Shelves Thanks to Females Warning “It Promotes Sexual Violence” -

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Another Dramatic G20 Summit After Criticisms and Propaganda Flow Against Russia and Australia -

Friday, November 21, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules

whaling_in_the_faroe_islands (1)The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has governed that Japan’s whaling program is not for scientific purposes and has forbidden the granting of further permits. The ICJ’s ruling is final and cannot be appealed.

The finding by a 16-judge panel at the ICJ is in favour of Australia’s argument that Japan’s whaling program is carried out only for commercial purposes rather than scientific research.

Japan has been able to kill limitless numbers of whales in the Antarctic under the treaty, arguing that they do so for scientific purposes.

Peter Tomka of Slovakia, the presiding judge, stated:

"In light of the fact the Jarpa II [research program] has been going on since 2005, and has involved the killing of about 3,600 minke whales, the scientific output to date appears limited, Japan shall revoke any existent authorisation, permit or licence granted in relation to Jarpa II and refrain from granting any further permits in pursuance to the program."

Japan had argued it has complied with the moratorium despite a 2,000-year tradition of whale hunting, leaving coastal communities in what they described as "anguish" because they can no longer practice their ancestral traditions.

More than 10,000 whales have been killed since 1988 as a result of Japan’s programs.

Both Australia and Japan had said prior to the ruling that they would respect the court’s decision. Now is simply a matter of seeing if that still holds.

Download or Read the PDF Court Filing summary here.

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