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Scandal

Koala cull: 700 endangered marsupials secretly slain by Australian authorities
About 700 koalas have been covertly killed off by the Australian authorities due to overpopulation causing starvation of the animals. Australian Koala Foundation has slammed the move, calling it “a gross mismanagement.”

04.03.2015 10:14

Rafferty’s rules: Chaos reigned in Afghanistan throughout US occupation, HRW reports
The US imperative of security at any cost after the ouster of the Taliban created an atmosphere of absolute impunity among Afghan authorities and strongmen, who could get away with murder, torture and all other possible human rights abuses, HRW reports.

04.03.2015 05:59

Unprecedented: Nobel Peace Prize chair who oversaw Obama award demoted
The Nobel Peace Prize Committee’s chairman has been removed from his post for the first time in the award’s 114-year history. He’s been criticized over a number of the panel’s controversial picks, like US president and the EU.

04.03.2015 06:00

Marine Le Pen accepts Madonna’s invitation out
The leader of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen accepted an offer from pop star Madonna to have a drink to discuss her vision of human rights. The gesture comes after Madonna described Le Pen’s party as "fascist."

03.03.2015 17:52

‘Sanitized, one-sided account’: Veterans blast school resource that ‘infects kids with militarism’
A UK veterans group has slammed an armed forces resource meant for use in schools in the wake of a critical report jointly published by the Quakers and the anti-militarist NGO Forces Watch.

03.03.2015 16:04

How they missed RT: Here comes the Guardian's spring offensive
The Guardian's RT section must have been feeling lonely. After a flurry of “hit-pieces” against the Russian state broadcaster between mid-November and orthodox Christmas, the barrage suddenly paused.

03.03.2015 15:41

Highway heist: $4.8mn in gold bars stolen in N. Carolina, manhunt underway
Armed thieves have stolen 275lb (125kg) of gold bars from a truck on its way from Florida to Massachusetts. The gunmen are still at large, with the transportation company offering a reward of $50,000 for information leading to their arrest.

03.03.2015 05:45

Hillary Clinton may have broken law by using personal email at State Dept.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have violated a federal law during her four years in office after conducting all of her state business using a private e-mail account instead of an official State Department domain.

03.03.2015 04:13

Bill O’Reilly busted, take four: Fox News admits his tall tales about Irish terrorists
Fox News issued a mea culpa for one of anchor Bill O’Reilly’s too-good-to-be-true stories ‒ but not for all his anecdotes that critics complain are fake. The controversial talk show host has been under fire for recollections of his reporting career.

02.03.2015 19:51

New York minority officers forced to meet quotas or face punishment, lawsuit alleges
Minority officers with the New York Police Department face racial bias within arrest and summons quotas, and, compared to white officers, are disproportionately punished for failing to meet those standards, according to a new lawsuit.

02.03.2015 18:46

‘Stingray’ surveillance devices can degrade service for any cell phone in vicinity - report
Surveillance technology known as ‘Stingray’ -- used to trick phones into connecting to them by mimicking cell towers -- can block or drop phone calls and disrupt other mobile devices that use the same cell network, according to a recent court disclosure.

02.03.2015 18:23

‘I’d be a bad prime minister,’ UKIP’s Farage admits
The leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has admitted he doesn’t believe himself capable of running the country, despite leading one its most prominent parties.

02.03.2015 14:55