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Over a million flee S Sudan conflict: UN

Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing …

Working girls trapped in a cycle of dependence, drugs and exploitation

Three weeks later, a lonely Sydney man called Peter* made his second visit to the establishment: ''I met Adeline,'' he said. ''She had a twinkle in …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Cardinal defends Vatican abuse policy

A leading Italian cleric has defended a decision to adopt a Vatican-approved policy exempting bishops from having to report suspected child sex abuse …

The popular idea that outer suburban workers spend two hours or more commuting every day could be exaggerated. The real story is the distance, and what transport method they use to get there, writes Alan Davies. http://ow.ly/uXGDd

The Victorian state government has proposed making all tram travel in Mebourne's CBD and and Docklands free, and getting rid of the Zone Two pricing for trips taken from outer suburbs. It'll save some commuters up to $1200 a year, but is it financially feasible for the government? Alan Davies takes a look at the pros and cons of free public transport. http://ow.ly/v0SZ9

4 Crazy Conspiracies That Were Completely True

Usually conspiracy theories are fodder for mocking, but these four true conspiracies will make you question your own world!<p>Source: Wikipedia<p>True …

Conspiracies

Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen

As US officials inched ever closer to infiltrating and apprehending Al Capone in 1930, the infamous gangster decided that it was high time to …

Jane Perkins’ Remarkable Recycled Art

See Jane Perkins' stunning recreations of artistic masterworks using only recycled materials like buttons and beads.<p>Source: Juxtapoz<p>Before tackling …

United Kingdom

15 Shocking Photos Of The Mile-Wide Washington Mudslide

Source: National Post<p>On Saturday, March 23, the hillside across from the small Washington town of Oso gave way to nature’s unstoppable demands. A …

Fluoride in safe levels in Melbourne's water, says Health Department

Health authorities have assured the public Victoria's water supply is safe after US experts raised concerns about the impact of high levels of …

Why teachers are left on society's second tier

The effort of most students to reach beyond their grasp is so heartening. It is the reason I stay in teaching. I am a homeroom teacher, a corrector …

Saudi Arabia appoints first female newspaper editor

Somayya Jabarti. Image via kompas.com<p>Somayya Jabarti has been appointed the editor of a national English language daily newspaper, the Saudi Gazette. …

Welcome back to White Australia

It hardly needs me to point out that history is littered with tragedies when justification is hitched to popularity.<p>Stopping the boats is an end, and …

Australia

Sydney, Melbourne more expensive than New York, says Living Index

Singapore toppled Tokyo to claim the dubious honour of being the most expensive city in the world, due largely to the soaring cost of cars and …

Death with dignity reform

They could also use the advance care plan to appoint a substitute decision-maker. Euthanasia or assisted suicide, however, will remain illegal.<p>While …

US doctor claims ADHD does not exist

''He's saying, 'My personal experience outweighs all the scientific evidence available to people, my information is going to be more persuasive …

It is difficult to support Mamata Banerjee, says Anna Hazare

Activist Anna Hazare has made it clear that it is difficult for him to support Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee because some people, who …

Mamata Banerjee

Four convicted for raping Indian journalist

A court in India has found four men guilty of gang-raping two women, including a photo-journalist, in the city of Mumbai, reports say.<p>The photo-journalist was gang-raped in the city's abandoned Shakti Mills compound in August while on an assignment, following which several men were arrested by the …

Google Launches Online Tools For India and Indonesia Elections

Google has launched a series of tools as it seeks to make itself useful to 1 billion Indian and Indonesian voters, who are heading to the polls next month. These tools listed on the respective Elections Hub pages provide easier access to the latest news, videos, and practical details about the …