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Robert Bridge

Australian metadata bill proposes phone, internet record storage for 2yrs
A new bill that would force Australian telecom firms to store clients' personal data to help law enforcement agencies track down extremists conspiring to carry out acts of terrorism has attracted the scrutiny of analysts.

27.02.2015 13:00

​Chinese diplomat lectures West on Russia’s ‘real security concerns’ over Ukraine
Western nations should heed Russia's legitimate security concerns over the volatile situation in Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in a rare public statement on the crisis that has damaged relations between Russia and the West.

27.02.2015 10:24

‘Hopeless’: Angry Aussie activists slam PM Abbott with Obama-style poster
An activist group has released a poster bearing the likeness of the Australian prime minister above the single word “hopeless” to slam the leader for his “uncaring ministry.”

26.02.2015 13:14

Aiming high: Australia makes world’s first 3D-printed jet engines
Australian researchers have created two jet engines using 3D printing, a breakthrough that proves the technology can create high-quality products from a variety of metals.

26.02.2015 07:54

Banksy in Gaza: Haunting images among ruins of war
The English graffiti artist has taken his politically charged message to the bombed-out neighborhoods of Gaza, where a series of murals amid a backdrop of devastation attempts to give voice to the desperation felt by Palestinians.

26.02.2015 09:56

​S. African spooks ‘spied on own govt’ to glean info on satellite program with Russia
South Africa’s intelligence agency unearthed information about a covert satellite surveillance program between Pretoria and Moscow with the help of a mole with “direct access to the Russian government,” leaked cables reveal.

26.02.2015 07:53

Bike blockade! Cycle-clogged Amsterdam mulls underwater parking
With the capital of the Netherlands struggling to accommodate over 880,000 bicycles in a city of 780,000 citizens, Amsterdam is considering underwater bicycle garages and other radical ideas to park its bikes.

25.02.2015 13:22

​Denmark's plan to give spooks greater-than-NSA spy powers sparks outcry
Copenhagen is considering empowering its intelligence services to conduct covert electronic surveillance on citizens abroad without the need for a court order. Outraged privacy advocates have pledged to fight the initiative.

25.02.2015 10:46

​Cop pepper-sprays grandma attempting to deliver cupcakes to school
A grandmother has filed charges after reportedly being pepper-sprayed and dragged from her car by a police officer for attempting to deliver cupcakes to her grandchildren, despite an alleged restraining order against her.

25.02.2015 09:23

Paper claim: Malvinas-Falklands join Argentina... on new banknote
More than 30 years after Argentinian forces made a failed attempt to seize the Falkland Islands from the British, Argentina’s Central Bank has announced the introduction of a 50 peso note with the archipelago emblazoned on the front.

25.02.2015 05:47

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly under fire over ‘combat zone tales’ accusations
Just after Bill O’Reilly excoriated NBC’s Brian Williams for fabricating his experiences during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, O'Reilly is now on the defensive himself after a publication questioned his claims of reporting during the Falklands war.

20.02.2015 14:55

​Under the pump: NASA races to fix suit malfunction ahead of spacewalks
With a series of tricky spacewalks scheduled to occur over the next two weeks, NASA is attempting to solve a spacesuit problem connected to a 2013 scare in which water entered an astronaut's helmet.

20.02.2015 12:08