Monthly Archives: December 2011

The annual cleaning of one of Christianity’s holiest churches deteriorated into a brawl, as dozens of monks feuding over space at the Church of the Nativity battled each other with brooms until police intervened. The ancient church, built over the … Continue reading

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The Immigration Department has successfully lobbied to impose new restrictions on TV networks showing images of asylum-seekers arriving by boat. Peter Meakin, the Seven Network’s head of news and current affairs, said that the new rules in the 2011 Australian … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: Not only did my romantic options explode [after having plastic surgery], but my career instantly shifted into a higher gear. I was suddenly being courted by senior partners, included in meetings with the CEOs and CFOs … Continue reading

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Indonesian police have fired on a crowd protesting against an Australian-owned gold mine, killing three people. Arc Exploration is searching for gold on the island of Sumbawa, east of Bali. On Saturday a large group of locals staged a protest, … Continue reading

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A film fan has been sentenced to a year of supervised release for uploading a copy of a film to the internet, and a journalist has lost his job for downloading a film, despite research showing that ‘piracy’ is rife … Continue reading

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The Defence Department awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to a businessman who is blacklisted in the US, and whose banned status shows up in basic Google searches, and did not end the contract even after learning of his status. The Navy, … Continue reading

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A leading candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination has apparently come out against a basic principle of the United States Constitution. Commenting on a case in which a judge ruled that a high school graduation ceremony may not make explicit … Continue reading

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An anonymous shopper at a suburban shopping centre has paid off the accounts of customers struggling to keep up with their lay-by repayments. The female shopper approached the lay-by department at Eastland Shopping Centre’s Kmart store and said she wanted … Continue reading

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A prisoner was denied necessary pain medication for a month until she killed herself, the coroner has found. Thirty-seven-year-old Tracey Inglis was suffering from a tooth abscess, and was in constant pain from a serious car accident. Townsville Correctional Centre’s … Continue reading

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A British newspaper ‘buried’ a poll it commissioned, after the results went against its editorial line. The Sunday Times newspaper denounced “our reckless folly in erecting tens of thousands of wind turbines” and declaring that “For reasons of cost as … Continue reading

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