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Arafat’s widow calls for body to be exhumed

Gregg Carlstrom Al Jazeera It was a scene that riveted the world for weeks: The ailing Yasser Arafat, first besieged by Israeli tanks in his Ramallah compound, then shuttled to Paris, where he spent his final days undergoing a barrage … Continue reading

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Andrew Wakefield sues BMJ for claiming MMR study was fraudulent

Source: Guardian Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who was struck off the medical register after triggering a health scare linking autism to the MMR vaccine, is suing the editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal for defamation. In a complaint filed to … Continue reading

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Facebook faces US $15 billion lawsuit

RT Tracking users after they log out and violating US wiretapping laws – these are the allegations behind a 15-billion-dollar nationwide class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook in California. ­The suit, combining 21 cases of alleged privacy violations by the social … Continue reading

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UK aid helps to fund forced sterilisation of India’s poor

Gethin Chamberlain Guardian Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men, the Observer has learned. Many have died as a result of botched operations, while … Continue reading

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Video reveals teen’s electro-shock torture at Massachusetts school

Stephen C. Webster Raw Story A video that a school in Massachusetts has fought in court for years to keep under wraps was played in public for the first time this week, revealing the torture of a disabled boy through … Continue reading

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Australia military faces years of abuse inquiries

BBC News Australia’s military faces years of inquiries into allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, following an initial review by a legal firm. The lawyers looked into more than 1,000 claims of mistreatment made by military staff going back … Continue reading

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Suppliers refer Coles, Woolies to ACCC

Mark Hawthorne & Colin Kruger Sydney Morning Herald Suppliers to Australia’s two dominant supermarket chains have complained to the consumer watchdog about ”unconscionable conduct” by Coles and Woolworths. The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, told … Continue reading

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Gillard staff planned for coup

Sydney Morning Herald Julia Gillard insists she decided to challenge Kevin Rudd only on the day she confronted him, after fresh allegations last night that her staff began preparing her acceptance speech two weeks before she rolled Mr Rudd for … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Puts Spotlight On FDA Technical Reviews

Sam Kean Science Insider The integrity of the scientific review process appears to be at the heart of recent allegations that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials spied electronically on whistleblowers—including scientists, an engineer, and a statistician—trying to expose alleged … Continue reading

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The Assange case means we are all suspects now

Source: John Pilger This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in western democracies. This is Assange’s final appeal against his extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual … Continue reading

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