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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

Baby With One Heart, One Body but Two Faces With Brains Expected in Australia: Couple Already Has 7 Children and Receiving Welfare Benefits. -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

UN High Commission Refuses to Work With Australian Government Over Detention Centres. Facts About Nauru and the Nauruan Camp.

2012 has been a vigilant year for Australia and its asylum seeker ‘problem’.

In September, four boats arrived in the space of one week and all eyes are on the Labor government as they push for what they say was a successful initiation – I am referring to the Nauru and Manus Island detention centres.

Australia’s immigration Minister Chris Bowen has claimed that the detention centres constructed within the boundaries of the small island will hold 500 asylum seekers by the end of September. Once fully operational, it is expected to take 1500.

Facilities on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island will house 600 people.

The staffing costs at immigration detention centres have flourished by $650 million, with some claiming the entire contract is expected to rack a bill of up to 1.6 billion Australian dollars.

There are various unconfirmed reports that over 10 Sri Lankans have requested to return to their torn homelands due to their treatment by the detention centres. Opposition leader Tony Abbott has made a controversial claim that this “shows [that] using the Pacific Island works in discouraging boat arrivals.”

Other claims – equally unconfirmed – have surfaced that a small number of refugees were denied their wishes to return to their homeland – a claim, that if true, will severely influence Australia’s reputation with the Human Rights Watch.

It has been confirmed that The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is refusing to work with the government to process asylum-seekers on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

The UNHCR’s district representative Rick Towle stated fairly that:

“Australia may choose to transfer physically people to other jurisdictions, but we believe that under international law very clearly Australia is not absolved of its legal responsibilities to protect people through all aspects of the processing and solutions.”

He also claimed that the UNHCR has several concerns with Australia’s offshore processing arrangements.

He alleged that it would be difficult to make “full and credible” refugee status determinations in such remote locations.

“We are dealing with very vulnerable populations, particularly women and children (and) unaccompanied minors, and to try and manage all of their needs in a protection-appropriate way in remote places, particularly in the Pacific, has proven to be challenging in the past and we have no doubt it will be challenging again in the future,”


Particulars about Nauru

They use the Australian dollar and rely on Phosphate mining to stimulate the economy, Phosphate as a substance has been dwindling for the past few years, causing severe repercussions to the country’s economy.

Nauru has had a very interesting history – During World War II, the country was occupied by Japan and failed to gain independent status until 1968. Relics of bomb shells and weaponry lay randomly on the island and surrounding ocean.

Next to the Vatican City, Nauru is the least populated location on Earth; an achievement which will most probably disappear if Australia chooses to transfer more asylum seekers (and judging by the Nauruan economy, this seems very likely).

The country is roughly 4500 kilometers from the Australian coastline; with their national airline consisting of one Boeing 737. The only way there from Australia is via Brisbane.

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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

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As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.