Monthly Archives: May 2009

A former candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party told a female employee that “all women should be sterilised”, an employment tribunal has heard. Former employee Sarah Nixon is accusing Mr Coates of sexual discrimination, unpaid wages, and sexual harassment and constructive … Continue reading

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A retired Catholic Archbishop has claimed that he didn’t realise that child sexual abuse was a crime. In his memoirs, retired Archbishop of Milwaukee Rembert Weakland says that “we all considered sexual abuse of minors as a moral evil, but … Continue reading

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A new reality TV show will film employees of threatened firms, competing to avoid being fired. Each week the show, Someone’s Gotta Go, sets itself up in a small business where redundancies have to be made. The employees – usually … Continue reading

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The Irish government was aware of the abuse of thousands of children in institutions run by the Catholic Church, but took no action, according to a government report. A nine-year investigation by the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse concluded … Continue reading

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Employers are using the financial crisis as an excuse to unlawfully sack staff, according to Victoria’s chief employment watchdog. JobWatch head Zana Bytheway said that “in some case companies are being forced to make people redundant, but employees need to … Continue reading

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Four U.S. contractors from the company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide fired on an approaching civilian vehicle in Kabul this month, wounding at least two Afghan civilians. The off-duty contractors were involved in a car accident around 9 p.m. on … Continue reading

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American airstrikes have caused the highest single toll of civilian casualties in eight years of war in Afghanistan. US planes bombed the village of Granai during a battle with Taliban insurgents. The bombs were so powerful that people were ripped … Continue reading

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The Department of Immigration tricked a refugee into handing his daughter over for deportation, by telling her she was going on a shopping trip. The man, who now has a permanent protection visa and lives in Melbourne, arrived in Australia … Continue reading

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The Australian military has been accused of killing civilians in Afghanistan and then covering it up. In July 2006 a group of soldiers opened fire on a family driving in the Oruzgan province. They killed a man, left a woman … Continue reading

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A man who died during protests against the G20 in London was assaulted by riot police shortly before he suffered a heart attack, according to witnesses. Several witnesses say that Ian Tomlinson, 47, was a victim of police violence in … Continue reading

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