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Man jailed for misogynist Melbourne bus tirade against French tourist

One of two men who delivered a racist and misogynist tirade at a French tourist on a Melbourne bus has been jailed.<p>David Robert Graham, 36, and Hayden Stirling Stewart, 26, were captured on video swearing at and abusing the tourist on a bus in Melbourne’s south-east in November 2012.<p>The rant was …

Cancer 'drove black skin evolution'

Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our African ancestors dying from skin cancer<p>Cancer may have driven the evolution of black skin early in human history, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe dark skins appeared more than a million years ago to prevent our …

Ukip Councillor Peter Lagoda Admits To £25,000 Benefit Fraud After 'Racist Language' Fury

Ukip councillor Peter Lagoda has admitted to fiddling nearly £25,000 through benefits fraud just days after coming under pressure to be booted out of …

Prison system is almost full, and overflowing in some states, report says

The Australian prison system is almost at capacity, and exceeds capacity in some states, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Productivity Commission. The report also examined the cost of corrective services, which vary almost five-fold between some states.<p>Released as part of the …

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The Whore of Babylon; sitting on the seven-headed beast, St John and the angel looking on from a cloud in top right corner

The Whore of Babylon; sitting on the seven-headed beast, St John and the angel looking on from a cloud in top right corner. From a series of 21 woodcuts of the Apocalypse for Martin Luther’s translation of the New Testament (Augsburg: S. Otmar, 1523). 1523 Woodcut<p>Hans Burgkmair the Elder (Print made by); Silvan Otmar (Printed by);<p>The British Museum

Separation of families on Christmas Island is raising tensions, Greens say

The separation of pregnant women from their families on Christmas Island is heightening tensions at the detention centre.<p>The crowded detention facilities on the island hold almost 2,000 asylum seekers, many of whom are distressed by family separations and the fear of being sent to Manus or Nauru, …

Maules Creek blockade: coal company says protesters will not stop mine

A coal company developing a new mine in northern NSW says protesters blocking access roads are a "nuisance" but will not stop the project going ahead.<p>More than 120 people on Tuesday morning blockaded entries to Whitehaven Coal's $767m Maules Creek project, near Boggabri, and attached themselves to …

Children locked in cages at Salvation Army home, abuse inquiry told

Children at a Salvation Army home in Queensland were fed food donated for animals, savagely beaten, sexually abused and locked in a cage, an inquiry has been told.<p>The royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, which is examining four homes run by the Salvos in New South …

Shocking Road Rage Video Shows Driver Punching Cyclist In Central London

Police are looking to speak to the victim of a horrific cycle rage attack in Central London.<p>The driver of a white Audi saloon can be seen encroaching …

Weatherman Fred Talbot Charged With Indecent Assault And Buggery

Fred Talbot, the TV weatherman, has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault and one count of buggery, according to Greater Manchester …

There Are 85 People Who Are As Wealthy As Half The WORLD, Oxfam Reports

Worldwide economic inequality is looking rather bleak these days, according to a new report by relief organization Oxfam.<p>Oxfam's "Working For The Few" report looked at Credit Suisse's "Global Wealth Report 2013" and Forbes' list of the world's billionaires from 2013 to conclude that 1 percent of …