Monthly Archives: January 2008

At least 100,000 deaths from ovarian cancer have been prevented worldwide by the contraceptive pill over 50 years, research has concluded. The Oxford University team said the rising popularity of the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, generally known simply as ‘the … Continue reading

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A mother whose two teenage daughters were placed in an orphanage when she fell ill during an overseas trip has been told she is under investigation because her children were taken into care. British woman Yvonne Bray took her daughters … Continue reading

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Two out of five charity workers have been victims of workplace bullying, according to a new study. The British survey by the Unite trade union found that victims included volunteers in soup kitchens, and those who gave up free time … Continue reading

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Company owners and senior managers use their power to get away with sexual assaults on their female employees, according to a Sydney rape crisis centre. The New South Wales Rape Crisis Centre received three reports of sexual assaults at work … Continue reading

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The mother of a 12 year old child who hung himself said the child committed suicide because of incessant bullying that teachers and other school administrators knew about but failed to stop. Kim Myers, father of Brandon Myers, says her … Continue reading

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An American police officer has been found not guilty of any crime, despite admitting ejaculating on a female motorist that he’d stopped. In late December of 2004, officer Alex Park stopped a car driven by stripper ‘Lucy’. He had been … Continue reading

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Doubts have intensified over the nature of an alleged aggressive confrontation by Iranian patrol boats and American warships in the Persian Gulf, after Pentagon officials admitted that they could not confirm that a threat to blow up the US ships … Continue reading

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A senior manager at Channel 9 told female staff that they needed ‘fuckability’ to succeed, according to a complaint to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. John Westacott is also accused of saying that the newsroom was no place … Continue reading

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The attack on an American ship which led to a sharp escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War never happened, according to recently released information. The 1964 ‘Gulf of Tonkin Incident’, an attack on two American warships by North … Continue reading

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Telstra has been accused of threatening to make staff redundant unless they sign individual employment contracts. The Ombudsman, Nicholas Wilson, is investigating claims Telstra is forcing workers to sign the three-year and five-year contracts before the federal Labor government introduces … Continue reading

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