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Australia is Selling Uranium to India Without Safety Nets

Julian Morgans
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On May 18, 1974, India detonated an eight kiloton nuclear bomb named Smiling Buddha. The international reaction was swift, abject condemnation. This was the first bomb to be built from uranium sold as nuclear fuel, and it was the first bomb detonated by a country other than the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, China, England, ... Read More »

9 Year-Old Spanish Boy Becomes Young Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Laura Lokkie
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Since 1964, the National History Museum in London has been organizing their annual Wildlife Photographer Of The Year contest. This year, the Grand title winner in Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, which includes photographers up to 17 years of age, was Carlos Perez Naval – a 9-year-old boy from Spain. Carlos’ parents are tireless travelers, and they always take ... Read More »

‘Silent revolution’ in biotech farming is overtaking GM, says Greenpeace

Tracy McVeigh
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Pressure group accused of hypocrisy by geneticists who say the same science is behind genetic modification and Greenpeace-approved Marker Assisted Selection Jump to comments The row over genetically modified crops should be a thing of the past because they have failed to live up to their promise, according to Greenpeace, which will publish a report this week highlighting the successes ... Read More »

Taliban tumult

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Pakistan’s militants Strains are showing among the country’s jihadist groups FOR years Pakistan’s government and army put off confronting the Pakistani Taliban and their allied fanatics who had set up what was almost a state of their own in North Waziristan, the wildest of several tribal agencies on the country’s north-west frontier with Afghanistan. The reason for such reluctance was ... Read More »

Our Refugee Story unfolds in Bendigo

Grace Serpell
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HUNDREDS of people gathered to hear the stories of refugees on Saturday. Refugee activist Julian Burnside, author Najaf Mazari and local Karen refugees talked about their perspectives on asylum seekers. More than 250 people listened to a discussion by panel members Bendigo Bank’s National Community Strengthening manager Chris DeAraugo, Mt Alexander Shire mayor Michael Redden, Mr Burnside, Bendigo councillor Mark Weragoda and ... Read More »

Open letter: Living in the hell called Nauru

IDENTITY WITHHELD - This letter was written by a woman held in Australia’s detention centre on Nauru.
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I am writing as a mother in Nauru house of detention. After 10 months of being detained on Christmas Island, my three-member family was brought here: myself and my husband and my son who is not yet three. As I knew we were going to be forcefully taken to Nauru, I felt sadness and spent all the night crying in ... Read More »

Foreign Affairs: Turkey’s elusive promised land and the war on Islamic State

AMOTZ ASA-EL
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As the war on Islamic State reaches Turkey’s border, its victims include Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s vision of a Turkish-led Sunni world. By sheer coincidence, the Syrian town of Kobani – where Kurdish and Islamic State fighters have been squaring off in recent weeks – happens to be tucked just west of Haran, the Turkish spot from which Abraham disembarked ... Read More »

Our eyes are blind to Tamil torture

Martin Flanagan, Sports Writer for The Age
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Trevor Grant was the cricket writer when I joined The Age in 1985. I remember him as a friendly, independent character with whom I talked sport. In 1989, he joined News Corp, finally leaving in 2009 after he became “disillusioned with the direction of the newspaper [the Herald Sun]“. I didn’t know what happened to him thereafter and was somewhat ... Read More »

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