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British, Aussies arrested in Hong Kong drug bust

By Sun, Nov 01, 2009 11:12PM UTC

Hong Kong police have arrested 10 foreigners — including Britons, Australians and Filipinos — in a drug bust on a sleepy outlying island favored by expatriates. Police spokesman Michael Kwan said officers found 137 grams of marijuana and 30 grams of cocaine worth 71,000 Hong Kong dollars ($9,200) in the

9 Afghans found adrift at sea in Hong Kong waters

By Sun, Nov 01, 2009 11:00PM UTC

Nine Afghans were among 20 people crammed into a small wooden vessel found adrift in waters near Hong Kong, a police spokesman said Sunday. Officers arrested all the passengers, also from Pakistan and Nepal, on suspicion of illegal entry, police spokesman Michael Kwan said. Police also arrested a 24-year-old mainland

India has third train accident in 10 days

By Sun, Nov 01, 2009 10:55PM UTC

Eleven people are dead after a train slammed into a truck at an unmanned railway crossing in northern India. Police say nearly two dozen others were injured in Sunday’s accident. Police official A. Padmaja says the truck was transporting Hindu pilgrims to participate in a religious festival in Uttar Pradesh

Now I am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds

By Sun, Nov 01, 2009 9:52PM UTC

The Bomb It was in the morning of July 16th, 1945 that the first nuclear bomb was detonated at the “Trinity” test site in New Mexico. J Robert Oppenheimer, one of the principal architects of the then most powerful bomb in the world, was a witness to the test and

Mental state questioned

By Sun, Nov 01, 2009 3:41PM UTC

A Ringwood, Victoria man, Daniel Schwartz, is accused of “defrauding Black Saturday bushfires relief funds of $25,485 in cash and vehicles”: “He is charged with eight counts of obtaining property by deception between February and June this year, but has not yet entered a plea. “Mr Schwartz’s barrister, Jeremy Sear,