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A man works at the West Qurna oilfield in southern Basra October 13, 2014.

From Politics & Policy 12:44 pm

Shell Corp. Found To Be Drilling Oil Wells 'Illegally' in New Zealand

The Environmental Protection Authority has revealed Shell has violated New Zealand's new environmental laws.

Dale Newman (R) and Paul Martella are dressed as zombies as they take part in a zombie crawl during Halloween in Santa Monica, California October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

From Global Markets 11:08 am

Global Markets Overview – October 23, 2014

The US markets snapped out of a four day losing streak overnight. The futures market Asia will likely follow suit, while the ASX should snap out of a seven day rally.

Specialist traders work at the post that trades Alibaba Group Holding Ltd during the company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" at the New York Stock Exchange in New York September 19, 2014.

From Companies 10:59 am

Sydney Software Firm Bigcommerce Teams Up With Alibaba To Beat Amazon

Fresh from its New York initial public offering (IPO) that raised a record $25 billion fresh capital, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) has partnered with an Australian software company. Its team up with Bigcommerce is expected to further rival its US competitor Amazon.


From Global Markets 9:58 am

Australian Stock Market Report – Morning October 23, 2014

US economic data, the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.1% in September while the core index (excludes food and energy) also rose by 0. Prices are up 1.7% on a year ago. The mortgage market index soared by 11.6% with the refinancing index up 23.3% in the latest week.

Filipino soldiers with K9 sniffing dogs board a military plane at the Villamor air base in Pasay city, metro Manila October 7, 2014, as they embark on a search operation for the hideout of Abu Sayyaf group, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group who are belie

From Politics & Policy 10:48 pm

Terrorists in Canada Aren’t Tracked ‘All the Time’ Due to ‘Limited Resources’ – Spies

Canada's spy agency is unequipped to track all suspected 80 terrorists in its shores due to limited funds.

A man works at the West Qurna oilfield in southern Basra October 13, 2014.

From Politics & Policy 10:42 pm

ISIS Earns $800 Million Per Year Selling Oil to Black Market

The ISIS earns a whopping $2 million per day selling oil to the black market.

The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen and a guard boat are seen in the search for suspected "foreign underwater activity" at Namdo Bay, Stockholm October 21, 2014. Sweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of

From Politics & Policy 10:27 pm

Swedish Military Spots ‘Russian Submarine’ Off Stockholm Coast, An Alarming ‘Security Game Changer’

The Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are panicking over the alleged sighting of a Russian submarine in Sweden's territorial waters.

A man looks the board of the Australian Securities Exchange in central Sydney August 7, 2013. Australian shares skidded 1.3 percent on Wednesday, its biggest fall in five weeks, hit by sharp falls in miners and financials as regional markets tracked a sof

From Global Markets 6:42 pm

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon October 22, 2014

The feature of the second half of Wednesday's trade was the ASX 200 recovering from a flat spot in late morning trade to make new session highs over the afternoon. The gains of the day were the best improvement of the current winning streak which has lasted for seven sessions.

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) greets Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at Westerplatte, September 1, 2009, during ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland.

From Politics & Policy 4:45 pm

Russia Wanted To Divide Ukraine With Poland As Early As 2008, Says Polish Ex-Minister

Poland's former foreign minister said Russia wanted so bad to divide Ukraine as early as four years ago.

A pedestrian talking on his phone is reflected in the window of the Australian Securities Exchange as an investor watches boards displaying stock prices in central Sydney October 16, 2014. Australian shares slid 1.1 percent on Thursday after U.S. stocks l

From Global Markets 4:16 pm

Australian Stock Market Report – Midday October 22, 2014

The positive tone for the Australian share market has extended into Wednesday following solid gains for Wall St overnight. US stocks recorded strong gains on Tuesday supported by healthy corporate results. The S&P 500 has now gained more than 6% since its session low last Wednesday.