With the nation’s attention focused on yet another armed conflict Americans will again to the polls in just under two months for a midterm election that neither party is fighting on sure footing.
A University of Sydney academic has urged delegates at a human rights conference to go soft on the Sri Lankan government, which has refused to investigate war-time atrocities that allegedly occurred at the end of its civil war five years ago.
It was ironic that the launch of Barack Obama’s war on terror coincided with the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, doubly so because it meant the president’s pitch for Saudi Arabia to join his global coalition coincided with renewed attention on claims that Washington is suppressing evidence of Saudi complicity in the strikes on key US cities.
"DON'T SAY ANYTHING YET". The previously untold September 11 story from George Bush's press adviser.
It was a day that Australia remembered the first losses of World War I in a battle described by the Veterans' Affairs Minister on Thursday as "the untold story".
It was hot, airless and excruciatingly tense - and that was even before the judge entered the courtroom.
Oscar Pistorius might have escaped a life sentence, possibly even any jail time at all, but the controversy surrounding the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp is unlikely to end with a judge's formal verdict on Friday.
Jacintha Saldanha sent two last, desperate emails of apology and regret to her nursing comrades before taking her own life after falling for an Australian radio hoax.
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