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[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

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

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

44yo “Stone Baby” Discovered in Brazilian Elder -

Monday, February 17, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia

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Five people have been killed in a blazing light aircraft crash at Caboolture airfield, north of Brisbane. The Cessna 206 is assumed to have been taking off with skydivers when it crashed and burst into flames about 11:30am (AEST). Bryan Carpenter, the safety officer at the airfield witnessed the crash and stated: "The aircraft was a Cessna 206. It’s used for skydiving here at Caboolture and it had just departed the runway 06, not sure why it turned off heading to the left and it was very low level and impacted with the ground and immediately caught on fire. There…

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Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On.

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Crimea’s parliament has voted to join Russia in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that has drawn serious condemnation from the US, UK and other Western countries with their interests. The US has now ordered sanctions on those responsible for Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine, including bans on travel to the United States and freezing of their U.S. assets. Here’s what we know has happened so far in the Ukraine-Russia-US debacle: Crimea’s parliament has voted to join Russia in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian region that has drawn serious condemnation from the…

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Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy

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The 40+ billion year old interstellar humanoid Oderus Urungus has been criticised for his performance which depicted the beheading of Australian PM Tony Abbott and the Queen. The first sentence of this article alone should give you the hint that this band is a comedic and over-the-top act intended to make you laugh. No stranger to controversy, the rock band GWAR have been criticised for their “Gross Abuse of Hospitality” by the organisation Australians for Constitutional Monarchy. Their condemning statement goes along the lines of “Gwar, as public figures, are no doubt role models to many impressionable young people. This…

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44yo “Stone Baby” Discovered in Brazilian Elder

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Rare and shocking, though not entirely unheard of, Brazilian medics were surprised when they discovered a 44-year-old foetus inside the body of an 84-year-old and ‘normally healthy’ Brazilian woman. After suffering from extreme abdominal pains, the woman was admitted to a hospital in central Brazil, where x-rays revealed that she was carrying a 20 to 28-week-old “stone baby” The exceptional occurrence is known as a condition called lithopedion (which is an ancient Greek term for stone child or child of stone), in which the foetus grows and then dies whilst all-the-while separated from the uterus. Due to the bodies’ natural…

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The Decision Is In: Schapelle Corby Granted Parole

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We’ll try not to add too much to the irritating media circus that has surrounded the Schapelle Corby case but it’s been confirmed that Schapelle Corby will be receiving parole today. According to the Indonesian justice minister Amir Syamsuddin, there are over 1500 applicants.

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This Is Australia’s Attack on the Environment: Destroying the Barrier Reef, Logging a World Heritage Forest and Culling Sharks.

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has approved a proposal to dump dredge spoil from the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion in the marine park area. Australia sells out again. (oops, if WordMean keeps criticising, then the government will probably list us as terrorists or anti-patriots) Three million cubic metres of spoil must be dredged as part of the project at Bowen in North Queensland green-lighted by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt last month. Association of Marine Park Tour Operators president Colin McKenzie, the highest diligence lobby group covering the leisure industry in the World Heritage-listed reef region, accused…

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Australian Government Forcing Suppression, Ignorance and Nationalism After Lashing Out Against Its Own Critics.

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It’s usually a common occurrence for people to put their foot down when they believe that free speech and an uncontrolled platform to criticise the government is about to be suppressed but with Australia it’s certainly no paranoia or hyperbole that the freedom of information and the ability to have an honest and unbiased news source is under serious threat with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Recently criticised by the PM for its coverage of Edward Snowden – of whom Abbott has labelled a traitor – and the unbiased news stories detailing Tony Abbott’s abysmal failures in pertaining to human rights…

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Australian Government to Give Counselling to Newlyweds, Despite Cutting Funding to Schools, Mental Health and Child Care.

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They’ve cut the funding to mental health. They’ve nuked the easy access to free counselling for those struggling to make ends meet. They’ve rejected to have any say or action over the country’s majority wanting same-sex marriage to become a thing – but there’s one thing the Australian government will be promoting: a $20 million tax-payer funded scheme to give newlyweds a $200 voucher towards marriage counselling. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said the Coalition’s priorities were “wrong”, stating the belief that the money should be better spent on maintaining election commitments. "Marriage counselling is a nice idea," he said. "But…

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61 Years After Suicide, Computing Pioneer Alan Turing Pardoned on Homosexuality Conviction

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Queen Elizabeth II has posthumously pardoned the father of computing, Alan Turing, for "a sentence we would now consider unjust and discriminatory". The pardon comes 61 years after he poisoned himself. He committed suicide in 1954 after eating an apple laced with cyanide, two years after he was condemned to chemical castration for the "gross indecency" of being a homosexual male. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said the code-breaker’s work had saved "countless lives". "Alan Turing was a remarkable man who played a key role in saving this country in World War II by cracking the German Enigma code, He…

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Australian Coalition Suggesting More Poorly-Researched Ideas for Better Internet Access: Why HFC Is a Bad Idea.

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Australia’s abysmal internet access and terrible speeds and coverage have been the focus of political debate for several years now, and it’s not at all surprising that the suggestions that have come up recently by the Liberal government (who have been in for about 3 months and haven’t exactly kept their promises on many pre-election claims) are unrealistic and flawed. The NBN (National Broadband Network) has been a problematic introduction from day one. The issue is now the suggestion by the Coalition (Liberal government) to use Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) for a good third of all premises. This is the…

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