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... Professor Zahir Tari,
RMIT University June, 2014.
"(Rape) is sometimes right. This is a social crime... Sometimes it's right, sometimes it's wrong."
... Babulal Gaur, Indian Home Minister newly elected,
Prime Minister Modi's party June 7, 2014.
* The comment has triggered renewed outrage in India regards sexual violence against women.
... Facebook Website, June 20, 2014.
* A power outage, caused by a server error, prevented many of Facebook's 1.28 billion users from posting for up to 1 hour... quelle tagedie!... one hour without any friends?
... Curt Coleman, social media phenomenon,
Gold Coast Bulletin June 21, 2014.
* The selfie-obsessed 17 year-old narcissist (who "always wanted to be famous") has over 200,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram. He admits to having always being obsessed with himself, with no other goal in life other than to be a celebrity... (Wow, is this guy making the world a better place or what?)
Massive Croc Pulls Man From Boat: ... June 8, 2014.
A 4.7 meter crocodile has snatched a 62-year-old man from his boat as he was dangling a bucket over the side in northern Australia's Kakadu National Park.
The saltwater monster was later killed 1.5 km away by park rangers who found human remains inside.
The attack was witnessed by the man's wife, son, and daughter-in-law who were in the boat with him. The family was then forced to drive 2 hours for help as cellphones don't work in the remote area.
Park rangers say the ever present crocodiles aren't usually very active during the winter months (the Park had only just been re-opened for the dry season).Uploaded June 8, 2014 by TomoNews US.
Ducklings Cause Highway Deaths: ... June 25, 2014.
A 25 year-old woman stopped her car on the inside lane of a highway south of Montreal, Canada to gather up a brace of ducklings. Their mother was nowhere in sight and the woman thought to take them home.
Unfortunately a motorcycle smashed into the rear of her vehicle killing the 50 year-old driver and his 16 year-old daughter (her mother was following on another motorcycle and witnessed the tragedy). Police believe the motorcycle was travelling 20-30 km/hr over the speed limit at the time.
Charges have been laid against the woman which carry sentences up to 25 years.Uploaded June 25, 2014 by Global News:
Luxury Mansion Topples Off Limestone Cliff: ... June 14, 2014.
An $800,000 luxury mansion overlooking Lake Whitney (60 miles south of Fort Worth, Texas) has crumbled off the edge of a 75 foot limestone cliff.
The unfortunate owners bought the prestigious home 2 years ago after a geologist's report said the land was stable.
A crack in the ground opened up February 2014 and rapidly travelled and worsened. Insurance doesn't usually cover "earth movement".
The home was eventually set alight by firefighters to prevent it posing a hazard and falling apart piece by piece. Adjoining house owners are now wondering how this will affect their own homes and the resale values of this "high-dollar" area.Uploaded June 13, 2014 by USA TODAY.
800 Babies Bodies Found in Irish Septic Tank: ... June 4, 2014.
A mass grave has been uncovered in Ireland's Galway County near a former home for unwed mothers.
The site was adjacent to the former Saint Mary's Mother and Baby Home which operated from 1925 to 1961 (run by Bon Secours nuns).
The 800 babies' bodies showed signs of malnutrition and disease. The institution had a capacity to house 243 but records indicate up to 333 residents (66 mothers and 271 babies) were at one time crammed into the building.
The site will be exhumed to look for more bodies. Meanwhile, the bodies of the 800 babies will be moved to consecrated ground for proper burial. Theresa Kelly, from the Children's Home Graveyard Committee, wants to "make sure those children's identities are acknowledged. They had names, they were human beings, not animals."Uploaded June 4, 2014 by NextNewsNetwork:
Moving Car Struck by Lightning: ... June 6, 2014.
Lightning struck the pickup truck of a married couple driving through a storm in Canada.
They described being hit by what "sounded like a sonic boom" before their vehicle was consumed in a fireball.
The couple were trapped inside the burning vehicle (the electrical systems were destroyed by the lightning bolt) but luckily were rescued by a Royal Mounted Police Officer who was driving past at the time.
Uploaded June 6, 2014 by GeoBeats News:
Injured Caver Rescued from Germany's Deepest Cave: ... June 19, 2014.
After 12 days trapped underground an experienced German cave explorer has been rescued from Germany's deepest cave, Riesending.
The 52 year-old man was 1 km underground in the tortuous cave complex when struck by falling rock, sustaining head and chest injuries.
Over 720 emergency and medical rescuers (202 of these below ground) finally succeeded in hauling the injured caver through the cave labyrinth on a stretcher and up to the surface.Uploaded June 19, 2014 by Euronews:
Sudanese Christian Woman Escapes Death Sentence: ... June 23, 2014.
A 27 year-old Christian woman, sentenced to death in May by a Sudanese court for apostasy (relinquishing Islamic faith and marrying an American Sudanese Christian), has been released after an international outcry.
In Sudan children must be brought up in the father's faith. Abandoning Islam to convert to another faith is punishable by death under Sudan's 1991 penal code. In this case the woman was abandoned by her Muslim father and was raised by her Ethiopian Christian mother.
The woman was 8 months pregnant with her 2nd child when sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging. Her baby was delivered in her jail cell after she was refused temporary release.Uploaded on June 23, 2014 by euronews:
ChainSaw Cuts Into Man's Neck: ... April2, 2014.
A 21 year-old Pennsylvanian tree trimmer narrowly escaped death when his chainsaw "kicked back on me" and cut into his shoulder and neck, missing vital arteries by millimetres. He quickly shut down the chainsaw and climbed down with the blade stuck in his neck.
Medical staff said he was "extraordinarily lucky and very blessed" and should make a full recovery.Uploaded on April 2, 2014 by Associated Press:
The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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The Internet Revolution, Globalization, and the Global Financial Crisis created the perfect storm... Old Business models are being destroyed and jobs are disappearing offshore at an astonishing rate. Analysts warn that "China and India are poised to out-think us and out-compete us by their sheer numbers" and that "there is no job security now".
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More International Emergency numbers...
Hong Kong ....999
Isle of Man ....999
Kenya, Africa .999
New Zealand ..111
Norfolk Island 000
Scilly Isles .....999
Solomon Is. ...999
Who to call if your credit card is lost or stolen, or if you suspect fraud.
MasterCard Emergency Services.
(ref: Cash Passport)
(ref: Cash Passport)