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What, no Velvet Underground?

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 4:18PM UTC

The harsh treatment accorded US-held terrorism suspects is back in the news with a number of high profile musicians aghast at the use of their music as an instrument of torture. The music of Metallica, REM, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam and Britney Spears was allegedly

Rights body claims Australia detaining children

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 4:14PM UTC

Children are being held in a crowded detention camp for asylum seekers on a remote Indian Ocean island, contrary to government policy that they should be housed elsewhere, a state rights commission reported Friday. After allegations in recent years from rights groups that children were being emotionally scarred by Australia

Thai King makes public appearance

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 3:16PM UTC

Thailand’s 81-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej appeared in public Friday for the first time since he was hospitalized over a month ago at a Bangkok hospital. His appearance came a day after the palace pronounced his health “stable,” adding that it would stop daily updates unless his condition changes. Wearing a

Trophy Winners-Australian Smallmakers Show Stanthorpe

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 1:32PM UTC

Best White and Best Red from the Australian Smallmakers’ Show have been announced with a Margaret River Chardonnay and a Hunter River Shiraz trumping the field of over a thousand entries. Forester Estate Chardonnay 2007 (about $30) from Yallingup in the northern tip of Margaret River took the trophy for

IITs and institutionalized insanity – Part 2

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 1:30PM UTC

Getting into an IIT is perhaps the greatest academic challenge an Indian school student faces. Some years ago, Mr Narayanamurty, c0-founder of Infosys, revealed that his son wanted to go to an IIT but as a safety measure had applied to Ivy League schools in the US. It’s harder to

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