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April 23, 2014

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Several World Nations Begin Multistakeholder Meeting on Future of Internet -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[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

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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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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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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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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Four Officers to Be Charged Over Roberto Laudisio Death for Excessive Force in Australia

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Four New South Wales police officers will face assault charges over the death of young Brazilian student Roberto Laudisio Curti last year after he was tasered up to 14 times, sprayed with capsicum spray and held on the ground by police using their knees against his throat in March of 2012. Mr Curti had supposedly stolen a packet of biscuits from a convenience store and was said to be ‘delusional’ and ‘behaving erratically’. Toxicology reports showed a small amount of LSD in his system. After Mr Curti’s death, the family necessitated "accountability" for his "awful death" and greeted the news…

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People Being Held in Mandatory, Arbitrary Detention Settings: UNHCR Raise Concerns Over Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has elevated grave concerns about the conditions for asylum seekers being held at the Nauru and Manus Island detention centres by Australia. In two condemning reports, it has called on the Federal Government to stop sending asylum-seeker youngsters to the detention centres. It singled out the Nauru centre in particular, saying it is rat-infested, cramped and very hot. The UNHCR’s Richard Towle has stated: “Unaccompanied children are already very vulnerable and to place them in situations of uncertainty and tough physical conditions… could be very damaging to their health and well-being. People…

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Should We Punish Pre-Teen Bushfire Starters in Australia and What Else Causes Bushfires?

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With Insurance companies claiming the bill is growing with it currently sitting at $94 million with 855 claims made and the intense “first-person” view footage being released by fire-fighters in Australia, it is proof that there are multiple ways in which the New South Wales fires are devastating families, nearby residents, volunteers and communities around Australia. Now though, we hear the news that a few of the fires have been lit by children as young as 11 years of age. It’s easy to point the finger at the parents, but it’s not always their fault that kids are straying from…

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