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Australia to authorize guards to 'beat asylum seekers to death' – report
An inquiry by the Australian Supreme Court has proposed new powers to officers at immigration centers, granting them right to resort to violence, should they find it necessary, according to a former Victoria supreme court judge.

16.04.2015 06:48

​Know your enemy: Aussie defense minister can’t name ISIS leader in interview
Shortly after committing Australian troops to fight against the jihadist radicals of the Islamic State in the Middle East, the Australian defense minister failed to name the leader of the group when challenged in an interview.

14.04.2015 14:25

Barclays ends investment in ‘toxic’ coal mining practice under campaign pressure
Following years of political pressure from financial justice campaigners and concerned account holders, British bank Barclays has ceased funding controversial firms that profit from environmentally devastating mining techniques.

07.04.2015 16:13

Scientists discover revolutionary method to regrow heart muscles
Prolonging the life of heart attack victims may become a reality for millions as scientists have successfully tested on mice a way to activate the regrowth of heart muscle. Human trials are expected to follow.

07.04.2015 07:39

‘Overcome disability of fear’: Nick Vujicic born limbless and inspirer of billions to RT
Nick Vujicic, who has packed stadiums around the world with his positive message on life and approach to overcoming adversity, told RT we all have “disabilities of fear,” and you should never give up, otherwise you won’t grasp your real limits.

06.04.2015 08:45

‘Reclaim Australia’: Anti-Islam rallies provoke fear in Muslim community
​Muslim community leaders expressed fear and bewilderment after protesters gathered in over a dozen Australian cities at the weekend to express their opposition to minority groups, who want to ‘change the cultural identity of the country.’

06.04.2015 07:36

Australian politician investigated on return from ISIS battle zone
The former president of Australia’s Northern Territory Labor Party has been detained at Darwin airport after returning from Syria’s theater of war, where he allegedly fought the Islamic State alongside Kurdish self-defense forces.

05.04.2015 13:11

Anti-racism vs anti-Muslim: Clashes as hundreds rally across Australia (PHOTOS)
Anti-Islam rallies have taken place across Australia, organized by the Reclaim Australia group. Police were forced to intervene in Melbourne as clashes broke out between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters, with thousands attending the demonstrations.

04.04.2015 08:23

Anti-Islamic marches to be held across Australia slammed as ‘racist’, counter protests planned
Anti-Islamic ‘Reclaim Australia’ marches are planned for 16 major cities on Saturday. Opponents have lashed out at the event in social media, calling it ‘Nazi’, while activists claim they are guarding traditional Christian values.

03.04.2015 05:31

​Abuses against refugees at Aussie-paid detention camp 'known by govt for years'
Staff members at the Nauru refugee detention center, where Australia keeps its asylum seekers, spoke about violations including rapes as early as November 2013. They are reportedly prepared to testify before parliament.

31.03.2015 13:16

G20 leaders’ details leak: ‘Abbott’s govt has very peculiar attitude to data retention’
The Australian government’s failure to keep something as simple as personal details of leaders attending the G20 summit reveals its peculiar attitude to data retention, says Dr. Binoy Kampmark, a lecturer at RMIT University in Melbourne.

30.03.2015 12:55

Australian immigration dept leaks G20 leaders’ passport info – report
The personal details of all 20 leaders at the recent G20 summit in Australia have been accidentally leaked by the Australian immigration department. Despite being notified of the high-profile breach four months ago, it neglected to inform anyone.

30.03.2015 06:54