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Cow derails Aussie Outback train

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 2:01PM UTC

One of Australia’s most popular tourist trains, The Ghan, derailed after hitting a cow in the Outback, train company officials said Monday. No passengers were hurt in the incident, which happened Sunday night near the small town of Kulgera in the Northern Territory, said Sophie Dent, spokeswoman for Great Southern

Malaysia declares new national holiday

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 1:49PM UTC

Malaysia’s government declared a new annual holiday Monday to mark the date that two states on Borneo island joined the country — a long-awaited gesture to placate ethnic minorities in the states who complain of being sidelined. Prime Minister Najib Razak (pictured) said “Malaysia Day” will be a national holiday

Hong Kong Filipinos extend typhoon helping hand

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 1:21PM UTC

Hong Kong is located just about two hours flight from Manila, so if Filipinos farther away were able to organize help and extend it to typhoon-ravaged victims in their motherland, their counterparts in this Chinese city should be able to replicate their generosity. Filipinos in Hong Kong pooled together resources and

Reader alleges racial discrimination in public school hiring

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 1:17PM UTC

I’ve just received this e-mail from a reader. If true, it seems to be a pretty clear-cut case of Bad Stuff: I am a Japanese-Canadian English teacher in the public school system in Yeosu. I am emailing you to inform you of a situation that has happened in the last

Dog bite fatal

By Mon, Oct 19, 2009 12:43PM UTC

So this guy is out walking around beautiful Melbourne when an American pit bull trots up and mangles his “two small fluffy dogs” and then latches onto the poor guy’s hand and won’t let go, savouring the flavour of hand for over twenty minutes. What to do? Get out the

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