Jack Doran

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Prime Evil: why South Africa is releasing Eugene De Kock

The release of Eugene de Kock, former commander of the notorious Vlakplaas counterinsurgency unit responsible for numerous clandestine assassinations …

South Africa

A plea to Indonesia: don't kill these changed men

<b>In this address to Parliament today, Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop urged Indonesia to show the same mercy to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran</b> …

South African death squad leader Eugene de Kock freed from jail

An apartheid-era assassin known as “Prime Evil” for his role in the torture and murder of dozens of black activists is to be set free by the South African government after 20 years behind bars.<p>Eugene de Kock is said to have been directly responsible for more atrocities than any other individual in …

South Africa

Anonymous hits ISIS with hundreds of hacks

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has dealt a blow to the recruiting efforts of ISIS by launching cyber attacks on Twitter accounts used by the terror group to mobilize fighters. In a comprehensive strike called #OpISIS, the hackers have managed to breach hundreds of ISIS Twitter accounts and email …

'We're homeless at Heathrow': They look as if they're off on holiday, but this middle-class couple are living in an airport after losing their £500,000 home

• <b>Katrina Smith, 62, and Alan Lane, 71, ended up sleeping rough at Heathrow</b>• <b><br>Had planned retirement in Dorset, buying a three-bed house to grow old in</b>• <b><br>But</b> …

'Malcolm Turnbull has not been ringing colleagues for their support': Minister 'point blank' denies fellow senior Liberal is thinking of launching a leadership challenge to topple Tony Abbott

• <b>Journalist Julia Baird claims Malcolm Turnbull is canvassing votes for the Liberal leadership</b>• <b><br>Mr Turnbull later denied the claims</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Education Minister</b> …

Liberal party room to meet on Monday morning to vote on spill motion

"The last thing Australia needs right now is instability and uncertainty," he said.<p>"The only question, the only question for our party is do we want …

Kerobokan prisoners fear future without Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

"A girl had a tooth problem and was in severe pain and they were able to get her a dentist."<p>Inmates cried and hugged when they learnt on Friday that …

Crime

Europe’s Jihadi Generation

In the wake of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the thwarting of an attack in Belgium, Europe needs to understand why second- and …

17-year-old given power over his parents for gender dysphoria treatment

They hoped that it would allow him a better education, but his parents now blame the western education system for Isaac's gender dysphoria, and …

Canada's Supreme Court lifts ban on doctor-assisted suicides, suspends ruling for a year

Canada's Supreme Court has unanimously struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicides for mentally competent adults suffering an incurable disease.<p>The …

Maybe Isolation, Not Loneliness, Shortens Life

Loneliness hurts, but social isolation can kill you. That's the conclusion of a study of more than 6,500 people in the U.K.<p>The study, by a team at University College London, comes after decades of research showing that both loneliness and infrequent contact with friends and family can, …

On Being a Black Male, Six Feet Four Inches Tall, in America in 2014

<i>Just like Michael Brown, comedian and commentator W. Kamau Bell is six feet four inches tall. And he knows it.</i><p>I am afraid of the cops. Absolutely petrified of the cops. Now understand, I’ve never been arrested or held for questioning. I’ve never been told that I “fit the description.” But that …

Sean Abbott wins Bradman young cricketer of the year award

Sean Abbott, the bowler who was unwittingly at the centre of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes, was on Tuesday named Australia’s young cricketer of the year.<p>The 22-year-old New South Wales all-rounder delivered the bouncer that felled Hughes in freakish circumstances during a Sheffield Shield …

Cricket

Australia first class cricketer Daniel Hughes survives identical Phillip Hughes deadly bouncer hit

Australia first class cricketer Daniel Hughes was knocked unconscious by a bouncer to the head, much the same like the blow that resulted in his …

Inflammation

Phillip Hughes Tragedy Made James Anderson Rethink Bouncers

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes was struck by a bouncer in a domestic match on November 25 and died two days later from its effects.<p>England pacer …

Canberra

How Do Young Aussies Respond When Asked To Describe Themselves?

As the description on the <b>1DENTITIES</b> tumblr, where the accompanying images are collected for your perusal, reads: “Our identity is everything. It is …

Australian Open 2015

I don't know Nick particularly well – I haven't spent much time with him. But I do know that he enjoys playing on the big courts and that's a huge …