Monthly Archives: February 2012

People with higher social status are more selfish, according to new scientific research. Privileged people behaved consistently worse than others in a range of situations, with a greater tendency to lie, cheat, take things meant for others, cut up other … Continue reading

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At least 27 civilians have been killed in a Nato air strike in southern Afghanistan. Syed Zahir Shah, the police chief of Kajran district, in Daikondi province, said he spent all day yesterday helping to recover body parts so they … Continue reading

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73 percent of people in the information technology and finance industries believe that racism plays a part in deciding who gets jobs in the sector, according to a recent survey. The survey of almost 900 IT and finance workers and … Continue reading

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Scientology has asked for an exemption to the Fair Work Act so they do not have to pay their workers minimum wage. In a submission to the Fair Work review, Mary Anderson said making non-profit organisations pay award wages was … Continue reading

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A leading American anti-immigration campaigner has been accused of threatening to have his Mexican ex-boyfriend deported unless he kept their relationship secret. Paul Babeu is Sherrif of Pinal County, Arizona, a leading campaigner against illegal immigration, and co-chair of Mitt … Continue reading

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An American state may pass a law requiring all women who seek abortion to undergo a procedure which meets their legal system’s definition of rape. The Virginia state House of Delegates voted 63 to 36 to pass a bill requiring … Continue reading

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The CEO of Qantas has increased his yearly pay by over $2 million, despite falling profits and share prices and plans to lose a thousand staff. Qantas’s most recent annual report revealed that CEO Alan Joyce ‘earned’ a total of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Moment: The tour rules i) Cheating is allowed; ii) No anti-lad behavior allowed (i.e. calling girlfriends, being nice to random expats); … (v) Compulsory gunning of parents affairs; (vi) Mentioning parents salaries once a day… … (viii) … Continue reading

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A group of US Marines posed for a photograph with a flag bearing the logo of the Nazi SS. The picture, taken in September 2010 in Sangin province, shows a flag with the letters “SS” in the shape of jagged … Continue reading

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A government minister has advised homeless people to avoid the cold weather across Europe by not going outside. Nora Berra, the French Secretary of State for Health, posted on her blog that toddlers, the elderly, sick and homeless were especially … Continue reading

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