Monthly Archives: January 2005

American troops have suffered their highest number of deaths of any day in the Iraq war, while six Australian soldiers were injured in Iraq on the same day. 37 US troops were killed in a single day, with most casualties … Continue reading

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An American jury has awarded over $US3 million in total to two policeman accused of involvement in the videotaped beating of a 16 year old boy. Sacked former police officer Jeremy Morse had alleged he was treated unfairly when he … Continue reading

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Freed Australian Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mamdouh Habib may be prevented from selling his story to newspapers under ‘anti-terrorism’ laws, despite being released without charge. Mr Habib has been detained without charge for more than three years on suspicion he knew … Continue reading

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Queenslanders are being stripped naked and searched by police at the rate of one an hour, new official figures reveal. Grandmothers, children, pensioners and teenagers are among thousands of people being subjected to strip-searches for crimes as trivial as unpaid … Continue reading

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Two US defence contractors being sued over allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison have been awarded valuable new contracts by the Pentagon. Three employees of CACI International and Titan – working at Abu Ghraib as civilian contractors – were … Continue reading

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Three British soldiers carried out “shocking and appalling” physical and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners that was photographed by servicemen, a court martial has heard. Among the twenty-two photographs released by a military court is a picture of two naked … Continue reading

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A dehydrated child who waited four hours for treatment in a country emergency department was among 21 people who died through errors in Victoria’s public hospitals last financial year. According to a report, inexperienced staff failed to accurately monitor the … Continue reading

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US commandos are already operating in Iran, and have been authorised by President Bush to attack targets in up to 10 countries, according to a new report. Seymour Hersh, who exposed prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq in … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “Don’t cheerleaders all over America make pyramids every day?”. The lawyer for Specialist Charles Graner Jr, accused of torturing prisoners at Abu Gharib, doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.

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The Australian Shareholders Association has expressed disapproval at companies pledging money to the tsunami relief effort in Asia. Association spokesman Stephen Matthews says firms should not generally give without expecting something in return. Mr Matthews said that in most circumstances, … Continue reading

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