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Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker

From Society 8:48 pm

U.S. Woman Wins $66 Million in Lottery

Kelsey Zachow, a 24-year-old single mother from the Unites States, won a $66 million [AUD71 million] jackpot.

From Society 1:07 pm

15 Orgasms/Week, $27K/Yr Salary Not Bad for Professional Toy Tester Cara Houiellebecq (VIDEO)

Cara Houiellebecq wouldn't probably ask for more, nor trade ever her present job. Apart that it's stress-free, Houiellebecq's job enables her to have 15 orgasms a week and earn £15,000 [AUS27,000] a year all by just test driving adult sex toys.

Senior refinery technician Vincente Sandoval puts a gold "button" into a furnace to be further refined to form gold dore bars at Newmont Mining's Carlin gold mine operation near Elko, Nevada May 21, 2014. The dore bars contain approximately

From Politics & Policy 11:41 am

Gold in China: 127-Tonne Gold Reserves Tapped in Xinjiang

A gold reserve holding 127 tonnes of the precious safe haven yellow metal has been discovered in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The find is estimated to be worth 40 billion yuan ($6.

U.S. President Obama speaks about the economy, in Austin

From Politics & Policy Jul 31

U.S. ‘Defends’ Israel for ‘Disgraceful’ Attack on UN School in Gaza that Killed 15

The United Nations as well as the United States condemned Israel after an Israeli missile attack on a Gaza school killed at least 15 people and injured more than 100 on Wednesday, July 30.

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From Politics & Policy Jul 30

ACCC Targets Australian Companies Over Scrapped Carbon Tax; Orders Virgin, Qantas to Explain Why No Savings to Give Back to Consumers

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has started targeting companies now that the carbon tax has been scrapped. It has specifically ordered airline companies Qantas and Virgin to explain why they cannot pass on to travelers the supposed savings they generated from implementing the said tax.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the League of Conservation Voters Capital Dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington June 25, 2014.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

From Politics & Policy Jul 30

EU & U.S. Announce Further Sanctions against Russia

The United States and the European Union announced stricter sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29.

A French farmer drives his combine as he harvests wheat in a field in Oisy-le-Verger, near Douai, northern France, July 18, 2014. Western Europe is heading towards a hefty wheat harvest this year but concerns are mounting that a large share of it will fai

From Politics & Policy Jul 30

El Niño Update: 2014 Threat Easing, ‘Unlikely to be a Strong Event’ – Australia BoM

The looming threat of an El Niño in 2014 is easing up and is unlikely to be a strong event should it strike during spring time, Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday.

Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird speaking to the media in Tokyo

From Politics & Policy Jul 29

Canada ‘Hides’ Embassy in Libya, Remains Operational

Canadian diplomatic staff stationed in Tripoli, Libya said the embassy continues to operate there, albeit withholding information where the facility is really currently located.

Palestinians sleep at a United Nations school, where people who fled heavy Israeli shelling in the Shejaia neighbourhood sought refuge during fighting, in Gaza City July 21, 2014

From Politics & Policy Jul 29

CCTV Footage Captured Children Being Beaten To Sleep And Physically Abused Inside Nursery

Parents were shocked when they saw a CCTV footage of their children being beaten to sleep and physically abuse at a nursery in Romania.

From Politics & Policy Jul 28

Australian Dollar Outlook - 28 July 2014

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar has slipped below the .9400 level over the weekend as the latest US economic data was slightly better than expected.