Australia urged to formally recognise climate change refugee status

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TweetYumAustralia, a close neighbour of small, low-lying South Pacific states at the frontline of climate change, should be the first country to formally recognise climate change refugees, the country’s main refugee advisory body has said. The Refugee Council of Australia has told the Australian government that it should create a new refugee category for those […]

City Council Candidate’s Wife Skips Voting Booth; Race Ends in a Tie

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TweetYumA man running for city council in Northern Kentucky would have won the election — if only his wife had voted for him. Robert McDonald, who is seeking a seat on the Walton City Council, is currently tied at 669 votes each with his opponent Olivia Ballou. That unlikely result would be amusing if not […]

Greece Races as Cash Dwindles With Europe Seeking Austerity

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TweetYumShareThis Greece Races as Cash Dwindles With Europe Seeking Austerity 18 Jun 2012 Greece’s two traditional political rivals are in a race to forge an unprecedented coalition as the state’s cash dwindles, bank deposits flee and Europe demands renewed austerity pledges before releasing more emergency aid. Greece will run out of money in mid-July, the […]

Rodney King, Whose Beating Led to Riots in Los Angeles, Dies at 47

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TweetYumShareThis Rodney King, Whose Beating Led to Riots in Los Angeles, Dies at 47 18 Jun 2012 Rodney G. King, whose 1991 videotaped beating by the Los Angeles police became a symbol of the nation’s continuing racial tensions and subsequently led to a week of deadly race riots after the officers were acquitted, was found […]

Gun appears in e-mail in race for Giffords seat

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TweetYumShareThis Gun appears in e-mail in race for Giffords seat 07 Jun 2012 A PAC supporting Jesse Kelly in the race to replace Gabrielle Giffords in Congress has sent an e-mail using an image of the Republican candidate holding an assault rifle. Giffords resigned in January, about a year after she was shot in the […]