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Aussie PM calls for global internet crackdown in wake of Christchurch attacks

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, one of which was streamed live on Facebook and viewed thousands of times. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Read More

Deep Ocean Live: Tonnes of plastic threaten wildlife on coral atoll

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By Thomas Moore, science correspondent Scientists have estimated that there could be 1000 tonnes of plastic washed up on the remote coral atoll of Aldabra. The island, known as the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean” because of the sheer variety of life, is more than 400 miles (644 km) from the nearest significant human settlement. Read More

Huawei leads Asian domination of U.N. patent applications in 2018

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GENEVA (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms giant Huawei led the pack with Asia accounting for more than half of the international patent applications at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last year, WIPO said on Tuesday. A Huawei company logo is seen outside a shopping mall in Shanghai, China March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song Huawei, which Read More

Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside ready for sail-away

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3/18/2019 The Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside at Kværner Stord. Photo Kværner ASA. STAVANGER — With 560 beds the Johan Sverdrup living quarters topside is the largest of its kind in Norway. The fourth and last platform for the first phase of the giant project is now ready for sail-away from Kværner’s yard on Stord Read More

'Did anyone bring an egg for this guy?' Australian PM gives places of worship $55mn for fence & CCTV

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was accused of hypocrisy after he announced $55 million in grants for security upgrades at religious schools and places of worship in the wake of the New Zealand tragedy. The money will be given to the country’s mosques, churches, synagogues and religious schools so that worshipers can “practice their faith Read More

'A statement of fact': Aussie politician refuses to backtrack after blaming Muslims for NZ attack

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An Australian senator who implied that Muslims are to blame for the attacks on New Zealand mosques has stood by his remarks, accusing the government of hypocrisy. Over one million people have signed a petition for him to resign. Queensland Senator Fraser Anning has remained defiant in the face of an avalanche of criticism and Read More

Mosque massacre suspect Tarrant fires lawyer, wants to represent himself in court

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Brenton Tarrant, a suspect behind the massacre of 50 people in two New Zealand mosques, has fired his court-appointed lawyer and wants to defend himself amid concerns he might use the high-profile trial to promote his beliefs. Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian charged with murder in the brutal attack on two Christchurch mosques, has sacked his Read More

‘He wasn’t representing Ireland’: Irish PM upstaged by Conor McGregor at Chicago St Patrick’s parade

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PR-obsessed Irish PM Leo Varadkar was left squirming after leading Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade alongside recently-arrested UFC bad boy Conor McGregor. Varadkar claimed McGregor “wasn’t representing Ireland.” Varadkar led the massive, three-hour parade through the streets of the Windy City on Saturday, as part of his annual four-day trip to the US as Taoiseach Read More

‘Angelic’ terrorist? Tabloid treatment of Christchurch shooter slammed on social media

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A number of tabloid newspapers have been criticized for their coverage of Christchurch attacker Brenton Tarrant, which has been described as sympathetic and hypocritical. The outlets have been called out for fueling Islamophobia. : ‘Absolutely his intention’: Christchurch gunman planned further attacks, had other firearms Daily Mirror The UK Daily Mirror was slammed over its Read More

Global recycling crisis shows West can’t use poorer countries as dumping grounds

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India has followed China’s lead and banned imports of solid plastic waste from in an effort to tackle its own environmental crisis — but the move has added to an ever-growing global recycling and plastics crisis. One year ago, the Chinese government implemented its ‘National Sword’ policy, which put a stop to the massive flow Read More