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ABC online opinion tilts Left (again)

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 11:45PM UTC

Last year, the ABC appointed the left-leaning, News Limited-fixated, John Howard effigy-bashing (yes, really) editor of Crikey, Jonathan Green to its online operations. Since then, Green has invested  our money into publishing the left-leaning, News Limited-fixated, Howard/Abbott-bashing views from his Crikey friends. He apparently considers this to be balanced out by occasional

Pakistani spy agency denounces US intel docs

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 7:41PM UTC

Pakistan’s most powerful spy agency on Monday lashed out against a trove of leaked U.S. intelligence reports that alleged close connections between it and Taliban militants fighting NATO troops in Afghanistan, calling the accusations malicious and unsubstantiated. The reports, which were released by the online whistle-blower Wikileaks, raised new questions

US holds drills off Korea as Pyongyang talks war

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 6:48PM UTC

U.S. and South Korean warships and helicopters practiced anti-submarine maneuvers off the Korean peninsula Monday that officers said they hope would serve as a warning to Pyongyang that aggression in the region would not be tolerated. An international investigation has blamed the North for the sinking of a South Korean

Separatists start 5-day strike in Indian Kashmir

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 6:12PM UTC

Most shops, businesses and schools were closed and streets were deserted in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Monday as separatists opposed to Indian rule called for five days of strikes and demonstrations. Thousands of armed police and paramilitary soldiers on patrol asked residents to stay indoors in major towns

Conversations about change and identity

By Mon, Jul 26, 2010 5:49PM UTC

The unconventional and dramatic turn of political events that gripped the Australian  Parliament, its media and the nation in the twenty four hours across June 23-24 have unexpectedly brought some interesting layers in the Australian story to the fore.  With a federal political system that operates on the premise of a

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