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Mailbox of the future: Drone delivery nets may soon replace postmen
Drone delivery nets, proposed by two Australian inventors, may become the solution that Amazon and Google are looking for in order to start mass delivery of small packages via unmanned aircrafts.

30.11.2014 20:33

November 2014 in pictures: Comets, riots and marches...oh my!
Remember, remember, this mad month of November! 'Twas not a single day one could miss...from Al-Aqsa rage to Ferguson flames; volcanoes, monsters, and more. ‘Twas a month of comet landings! The pics are outstanding! So sit back and see what’s in store!

29.11.2014 10:55

Children dig up baby’s body on Australian beach
The body of a baby was found by a pair of children playing on a Sydney beach on Sunday, under nearly a foot of sand. The news comes a mere week after another newborn child was discovered at a roadside drain.

30.11.2014 14:12

Blood money: 7 UK firms finance globally banned cluster bombs
Since 2011, 151 financial institutions worldwide have invested £17 billion in firms that produce deadly cluster bombs, which are banned under international law. Seven of these financial institutions are British.

27.11.2014 13:40

US helping Israel boycott Geneva summit on occupied territories – diplomatic sources
Switzerland is under diplomatic pressure from Israel, the US, Canada and Australia, which are trying to prevent an international conference in Geneva from taking place in mid-December on Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, Haaretz reports.

27.11.2014 06:21

What Brisbane G20 summit showed
President Vladimir Putin stressed at the final news conference at the recent G20 summit in Brisbane that “the work took place in a very constructive atmosphere and was productive.”

27.11.2014 10:55

Freak cricket fatality: 25yo Aussie athlete dies after being hit by ball
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died in hospital three days before his 26th birthday. He never regained consciousness after a bouncer – a short-pitched, high-finishing delivery - struck him on the back of head during a Tuesday match in Sydney.

27.11.2014 09:24

People pot power: Aussie state gives go-ahead to medicinal cannabis trial
An Australian state will conduct clinical trial of medical marijuana after thousands supported a pro-pot campaign. New South Wales may grow the plant on its own and include child patients into the scheme, the state premier told a cannabis conference.

21.11.2014 12:46

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce - an investigation by John Pilger
The siege of Knightsbridge is a farce. For two years, an exaggerated, costly police presence around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state.

19.11.2014 11:02

Yes, Cameron - there's a 3rd recession coming - and you're to blame!
Reading David Cameron’s article in The Guardian on the G20, analyzing why the Eurozone is “teetering on the brink of a third recession” and the world is beset with chaos and instability, you could be forgiven for thinking none of it is his fault.

18.11.2014 15:20

China, Australia sign landmark free trade deal
China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement worth billions of dollars giving the Australian agricultural sector tariff free access to the massive Chinese market, while China will get greater access to investment projects in Australia.

17.11.2014 19:34

G20 aim to add $2tn to global economy by 2018
Leaders of the G20 left Brisbane with a plan: to collectively boost the global economy by $2 trillion by 2018, and to implement structural reforms to “re-balance” and strengthen it. This would be a 2 percent increase to the world’s $74 trillion economy.

17.11.2014 07:48