Monthly Archives: October 2011

Three more Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. Two Australian army trainers were killed when a soldier in the Afghan National Army turned his weapon on his fellow soldiers. A third Australian soldier later died of his injuries. 32 … Continue reading

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A man employed by the Catholic Church to investigate child sexual abuse has been jailed for posssesing child pornography. Christopher Jarvis was employed by the Diocese of Plymouth to investigate sex abuse allegations, until he was arrested for making, possessing … Continue reading

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A Catholic cardinal has ruled out any further investigation into an order whose founder sexually abused his followers. The late Reverend Marciel Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, was a favorite of Pope John Paul II. He was held … Continue reading

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Indigenous young people are more than 15 times more likely to be in detention or community supervision than other people of their age, according to the annual survey of the juvenile justice system. The report by the Australian Institute of … Continue reading

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An Indian international student was detained at Sydney’s Villawood detention centre for 18 months because of mistakes by immigration officers. Australian Human Rights Commission president Catherine Branson has found that Prashant Cherkupalli, 31, was illegally detained between November 2004 and … Continue reading

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The family of a dead British soldier were told that his pay had been deducted, because he was killed before the end of the month. The family of Lance Corporal Jordan Bancroft was told that 433 pounds (about $AU650) had … Continue reading

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An American couple has filed for trademark rights to the phrase ‘Occupy Wall Street.’ The couple hope to sell bumper stickers, tshirts, bags and other merchandise. (Source: MX)

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American greeting card company Hallmark has introduced a new range of cards, expressing sympathy for people who have become unemployed. “Losing a job is just plain painful. So I want you to know I’m in your cheering section,” reads one … Continue reading

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A two-year old girl who died after being bashed by her father was let down by childcare staff and police, who knew she had suffered injuries in the weeks before the fatal attack, according to the Victorian Coroner. Hayley, whose … Continue reading

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A doctor working in the remote Kimberley region has been rejected for permanent residency because his daughter is disabled, according to a Labor Senator. Dr Rafik Mansour applied to become a permanent resident after working in Fitzroy Crossing for more … Continue reading

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