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‘Never Again!’ – R2P Book Could Save Lives

  • September 28th, 2008
  • Posted by Monique Ross

garethevans.jpgA new book by International Crisis Group (ICG) President and former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, shows how the emergence of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine may fundamentally change the international landscape. It could potentially save many lives. … Read More »

The Pending End Of The Earth

  • September 25th, 2008
  • Posted by Daniel Challis


The end of the world will have to wait well into next year, with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland having to be shut down thanks to a faulty electrical connection between two of its accelerator magnets.
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Oktoberfest Spirit Spreads to Australia

  • September 22nd, 2008
  • Posted by Grace Tobin

“O’zapft is!” (It’s tapped!)genimage11.jpg

Munich Mayor Christian Ude tapped the first keg of beer on Saturday in commencement of the 175th Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese.

It has spawned little Oktoberfests in sympathy around the globe; as a case in point, two weekends of chicken-dancing and cold beers at Brisbane, as Grace Tobin observed for EUAustralia.
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Migration Solutions Within Europe

  • September 13th, 2008
  • Posted by Isabel Fitzgerald

council-of-europe.jpgImmigration Ministers from the Council of Europe have declared it “critical” for receiving countries to take responsibility, to assure the participation of migrant people in society.

The representatives of the forty-seven member body endorsed a strategic approach similar to the joint migration plan being confirmed and put into effect by the EU. … Read More »

Another Digger – Bayonet Still Fixed

  • September 12th, 2008
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie


Another Australian World War I soldier has been uncovered by archaeologists excavating German trenches near St Yves in Wallonia, Belgium.

The discovery coincides with a similar event, from another theatre of war, the location of the body of Private David Fisher — a soldier killed in Vietnam. … Read More »

Australian Digger – Pvt Storey – Identified

  • September 12th, 2008
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

Private George Stoney

An Australian World War I soldier has finally been identified 91 years after he was killed, thanks to a DNA test from a relative he never knew.

The Memorial Museum of Passchendaele, in Belgium, has announced that DNA matching a sample taken from the son of the soldier’s brother had identified the digger as Private George Storey.

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“Défense De Fumer” – Ça Marche

  • September 7th, 2008
  • Posted by Guillaume Benoist

france-no-smoking.jpgFrance has joined the smoking-bans league of countries since February this year — and despite some predictable grumbling, the move is promising astounding prospects on the health front. … Read More »

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