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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Australia to force vaccinations or lose socialized medicine coverage

“No jab, no pay” is the headline as Australia has moved strongly for the government to force vaccinations on all children and intimidate parents into compliance, even it’s against their religion. Many More...

By Guest Author On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Plumbsolvency and Subsidies: The State of Drinking Water in New Zealand

Access to clean and safe drinking water is something that many of us take for granted, especially when you look at the struggles that some countries face to achieve this important goal. New Zealand is no different More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Utility Flexibility: Are You a Contestable Customer?

Are you free to choose your business electricity provider? Most Australians don’t realize that yes, they are. Here’s how to get the provider you want, thanks to the contestable customer regulation in the ERAR. If More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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NBA Legend Bill Russell shares birthday with Lorne Greene, Abraham Lincoln

Bill Russell, the legendary center for the Boston Celtics, celebrates a birthday alongside of other greats in their respective fields: US President Abraham Lincoln and actor Lorne Greene. Russell was a dominating More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, February 9th, 2015

Australia: Police link ‘body parts’ found in river after family ID’s tattoo

Victoria Police now believe they know the identity of the man whose body parts, including an arm with a distinctive tattoo of a devil holding a pitch fork, were found in the Maribyrnong River in Melbourne. Police More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

George the Goldfish undergoes surgery to remove tumor PHOTO

A  10-year-old goldfish made headlines as the owners decided to pay for a costly $200-$300 surgery to save the fish when he developed a large tumor. George, the goldfish, underwent a surgery to remove a tumor protruding More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, July 20th, 2014

NIAID Director, Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses tragic loss of Dr. Joep Lange

This past Thursday, 298 passengers and crew on Malaysian Airline flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur lost their lives when a missile tragically took the plane down near the Ukraine-Russia border. Six of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Melbourne Vietnamese restaurant linked to salmonella outbreak

A salmonella outbreak that has sickened at least 21 people, including two pregnant women, has been linked to popular Vietnamese restaurant in Melbourne’s inner west, according to a Herald Sun report. Authorities More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Pope Francis excommunicates pro-gay marriage Fr. Greg Reynolds for ‘heresy’

Pope Francis recently encouraged Christians to stop “obsessing” over moral issues like homosexuality and abortion and called for a greater study of the role of women in the church. Pope Francis I March 2013 More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Chancey Luna, James Edwards charged in Oklahoma murder of Christopher Lane, killed for ‘fun of it’

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged two teenagers accused of gunning down an Australian student in Oklahoma for the “fun of it” with first-degree murder, and a third teen with being an accessory.  Officials say More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

What is Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis?

The story of three Australian women who developed complications from lymphocytic choriomeningitis, which they contracted after receiving organs from one donor and shortly died thereafter was published in a Sydney More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Samir Mohammad Fawaka, Florida man arrested in ‘murder for hire’ plot

Police have arrested a man in connection with a murder-for-hire plot in Melbourne. Samir Mohammad Fawaka photo supplied According to the police report, Samir Mohammad Fawaka offered a man $500 and a ’99 Dodge More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 26th, 2012

Florida college student faces charges for making Mythbusters bomb

A Florida Institute of Technology student is accused of detonating a homemade bomb at the school, a device the student said he learned how to make by watching the Discovery Channel TV show “MythBusters.” The More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Roger Abbas, Australian aid worker, killed in crossfire of Syrian violence

An Australian man has reportedly died in gunfire in Syria while working at a refugee camp. Roger Abbas Roger Abbas, age 23, from Melbourne died while doing aid work at a refugee camp near the Turkey and Syrian border, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Missing head of famous outlaw Ned Kelly found in witch’s cupboard

One of Australia’s biggest mysteries was solved this week when the head of notorious outlaw Ned Kelly, or the skull in this case, was found in the cupboard of a New Zealand witch. Ned Kelly the day before More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, October 7th, 2011

Florida lawmaker proposes to bring back ‘dwarf tossing’ (VIDEO)

A Florida lawmaker filed House Bill 4063 on Monday, and if it passes then dwarf tossing may no longer be illegal in bars around Florida. Rep. Ritch Workman of Melbourne is attempting to repeal a bill dating back More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Experts analyzing Japanese exports for radiation

Authorities across Asia stepped up checks this week on Japanese imports after radioactive contaminants showed up in food and water in quake-stricken Japan following blasts at a nuclear plant last week. Reuters reports More...

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