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Could video of worker losing it in halal KFC spark riot?

By Thu, Jan 06, 2011 4:23AM UTC

Back in the Summer of 2005, the Sydney beach suburb of Cronulla erupted into a riot after a large group of increasingly inebriated Aussie bogans gathered to exact revenge on anyone with a vaguely middle eastern appearance. This followed the assault of volunteer lifesavers and continued harassment of women at the

China unveils stealth fighter

By Wed, Jan 05, 2011 10:01PM UTC

Only days after it came out that they had a workable design for a missile to destroy American aircraft carriers from long range, China has released photos of a stealth fighter prototype. The photos appear to have been taken during taxi tests at the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute’s airfield  in southern

Malaysian official denies rape allegations

By Wed, Jan 05, 2011 7:45PM UTC

Communications Minister Rais says allegations were inspired by opposition parties, reports Asia Sentinel Information Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim today denied an allegation that he had raped his Indonesian maid in 2007, describing the accusations as “wild” and inspired by bloggers and opposition political parties. “I refute the allegations,

Pakistani governor buried under tightened security

By Wed, Jan 05, 2011 6:00PM UTC

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of Pakistani police were on high alert in Lahore on Wednesday ahead of the funeral for an outspoken provincial governor shot dead by a bodyguard reportedly enraged by his opposition to laws decreeing death for insulting Islam. Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, a high-profile, 66-year-old businessman

Flooded Rockhampton faces long wait to dry out

By Wed, Jan 05, 2011 5:52PM UTC

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Floodwaters in an inundated city on Australia’s northeastern coast held steady below their predicted peak on Wednesday as exhausted residents were warned they would face a long wait before the churning, muddy mess dries up. Residents of the waterlogged city of Rockhampton were hopeful the river