Monthly Archives: June 2007

American police say they don’t know why a man covered in gasoline burst into flames, after they shot him with tasers. Juan Flores Lopez, 47, died at a hospital in Texas. He had covered himself in gasoline and threatened to … Continue reading

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The United States has freed a man who the US Justice Department once described as “a dangerous criminal and an admitted mastermind of terrorist plots”, and who is widely believed to be responsible for what, at the time, was the … Continue reading

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Labor Party head Kevin Rudd has sent a message of goodwill to a fundamentalist Christian group with links to Holocaust deniers, who have implied that Buddhists, Moslems and Hindus worship Satan. Mr Rudd sent a message to Christian group Catch … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “I think if we do the right things politically and economically with the right Iraqi leadership we could still salvage at least a stalemate, if you will – not a stalemate but at least stave off … Continue reading

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A woman has been denied a teaching certificate for ‘promoting underage drinking’, because her MySpace page showed a picture of her drinking – despite the fact that she was 25 at the time. Stacy Snyder was denied her teaching certificate … Continue reading

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The World Health Organisation’s conservative estimates – based only on diarrhoea-related disease, malaria and malnutrition – suggest climate change is already causing 150,000 premature deaths a year globally. (Source: Financial Times [UK])

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A key figure in the World Bank, said to have links to the Roman Catholic organisation Opus Dei, was accused yesterday of undermining its commitment to the health of women by ordering the deletion of goals, targets and policies relating … Continue reading

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A woman who needed an electric oxygen pump to breathe has died, after the utility company cut off her power over a bill of about $150. 44 year old New Zealander Folole Muliaga died less than two hours after state-owned … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “I’ve been stopped and searched more often than I can count. I’d say it’s at least ten or twelve times. The last time was a few weeks ago.” “The older ones are more reasonable – calmer, … Continue reading

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New ‘flexible’ working arrangements, such as the WorkChoices legislation and the growth in casual employment, are increasing job stress, according to a new study. The University of Melbourne study found that the rise in ‘flexible’ working arrangements were having a … Continue reading

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