Monthly Archives: December 2010

The head of a “mafia-like” Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs, is also the Prime Minister of Kosovo, who Western powers supported, according to a Council of Europe inquiry report on organised crime. Hashim Tha├ži is … Continue reading

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An American judge forced jurors in a murder trial to stay in court past three o’clock in the morning, so that she could go on holiday. Judge Valerie Vega ordered jurors in the murder trial of Victor Fakoya to begin … Continue reading

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78 members of the far-right English Defence League have claimed compensation for injuries caused by a bus crash, even though only 25 people were on the bus. A bus carrying EDL members to an anti-Muslim rally was involved in a … Continue reading

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A man has been compensated by the British government for his arrest and detention at Guantanamo Bay – but not released. Shaker Aamer is one of several men to whom the British government agreed to pay compensation totalling millions of … Continue reading

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ATM owners are charging members of remote communities up to $10 for each transaction. Unavoidable ATM and EFTPOS fees can swallow a fifth of the income of indigenous customers, according to research by the Australian Financial Counselling and Credit Reform … Continue reading

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An American man claims that he lost joint custody of his children for being agnostic. Indiana father Craig Scarberry had shared 50/50 custody of his three children with his ex-wife for four years. However that time was recently reduced to … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: “We live in an age of branded content, where ads have moved out of the ad breaks and into the shows themselves… “There’s a scene in one of the Twilight movies where Edward gets out of … Continue reading

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Sales of fair trade gifts have seen a large increase this year, according to an aid agency. Oxfam Australia said that from December 1 to 12 they sold 17 percent more fair trade products in their 23 shops compared to … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Moment: “I absolutely condemn the placement of this information on the WikiLeaks website. It’s a grossly irresponsible thing to do and an illegal thing to do.” Julia Gillard. “The foundation stone of it [WikiLeaks] is an illegal … Continue reading

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The Defence Department intended to charge Australian soldiers in Afghanistan $10 each for their ration of two beers on Christmas Day. The Department backed down only after the policy was reported in the NT News. (Source: Herald-Sun)

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