Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

A detainee is carried by military police after being interrogated by officials at Camp X-Ray at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002.

From Law Dec 16

2,000 Photos Depicting US Troops’ Abuse & Sexual Humiliation Of Prisoners In Iraq & Afghanistan Set For Release On Friday

If the world was shocked by the report of the Senate on how the CIA tortured suspects in the 9/11 attack, people should brace for a stronger jolt as a federal judge in the U.S. is set to authorise the release on Friday of 2,000 photos that would further place the military is a bad light.

Hostages run past a police officer (C) near Lindt Cafe, at Martin Place in central Sydney December 16, 2014. Australian security forces on Tuesday stormed the Sydney cafe where several hostages were being held at gunpoint, in what looked like the dramatic

From Law Dec 16

Gunman Sheik Man Haron Monis Has Dozens Of Sexual Assault Cases

Forty-nine-year-old Sheik Man Haron Monis, the gunman who held hostage customers of Lindt Chocolate Café in Sydney, was more than just an extremist Muslim but had a string of criminal cases behind him, ranging from sexual assault to murder.

Waves crash as Typhoon Vongfong approaches Japan's main islands while surfers try to ride a wave at Eguchihama Beach in Hioki, Kagoshima prefecture, in this photo taken by Kyodo October 12, 2014. Typhoon Vongfong battered the southern Japanese island of O

From Entertainment Dec 15

Hoax Alert: Philippine TV Station Didn’t Fire News Reader Who Wished Super Typhoon ‘Ruby’ Would Hit Japan

Like Super Typhoon Ruby, ABS-CBN news reader Korina Sanchez came on too strong to many televiewers when she expressed hope that Hagupit (Ruby) would spare the Philippines and instead hit Japan.

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines attends a promotional event with his next opponent Chris Algieri of the U.S. (not pictured) at a hotel in downtown Shanghai August 26, 2014. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against Algieri at the Venetian&

From Sports Dec 15

Pacquiao Agrees to Lower Guaranteed Purse Than Mayweather’s

When Floyd Mayweather Jr. said two weeks ago that he should get two-thirds of the guaranteed purse, speculated to range from $100 million to $250 million, for him to agree to fight Manny Pacquiao, many thought it was just another of his delaying tactics to evade the dream match.

Ships waiting to be loaded are seen near piles of iron ore and bucket-wheel reclaimers at the Fortescue loading dock located at Port Hedland, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia in this December 3, 2013 file photograph.

From Global Markets Dec 15

BHP Believes Iron Ore Prices Unlikely To Go Higher Than $100

Based on the movement of iron ore prices in the global market, mining giant BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP) forecast that the price of this key-steelmaking ingredient would not breach $100 per tonne.

A man walks into a Centrelink, part of the Australian government's department of human services where job seekers search for employment, in a Sydney suburb, August 7, 2014. Australia's jobless rate jumped to a 12-year high of 6.4 percent in July in what c

From Politics & Policy Dec 15

Australia To Axe 175 Agencies, Thousands To Be Jobless

Australian public servants are waiting on Monday for the announcement which agencies would be closed as part of the federal government's saving measures for its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

Manny Pacquiao (R) of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the U.S. during their World Boxing Organisation (WBO) 12-round welterweight title fight at the Venetian Macao hotel in Macau November 23, 2014.

From Sports Dec 14

2 Proofs Why Pacquiao Is The Better Boxer Than Mayweather

Boxing fans surely have marked May 2, 2015 on their calendars following Floyd Mayweather's announcement on Friday that he is accepting Manny Pacquiao's challenge to meet on the ring.

Apr 12, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Mother of Manny Pacquiao Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao holds up his gloves after the WBO World Welterweight Title bout against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao won via unanimous decision.

From Sports Dec 12

Hoax Alert: Mayweather OK For Dionesia Pacquiao To Sing American Anthem, But Afraid Of Pacquiao Mum’s ‘Hex’

Since Floyd Mayweather is notorious for imposing impossible conditions for the dream match with Manny Pacquiao to happen, a new satire site exploited that character trait of the unbeaten American boxer by bringing into the picture Dionesia Pacquiao, the mother of Manny.

A woman uses her mobile phone in front of sale signs in the window of a clothes store at a shopping mall in central Sydney June 6, 2013. Australia's economy posted a second straight quarter of moderate growth as a drop in business investment offset gains

From Economy Dec 12

Sydney Stores Open 24/7 Until Dec 25

The Sydney city government allowed on Wednesday retail outlets to remain open for business 24 hours a day beginning December 10 until 25. It is the first time that stores have been allowed to open the whole day across the city without a need by the retailers to apply for a special permit.

Australian one dollar coins surround a U.S. one dollar note in this photo illustration taken in Sydney July 27, 2011. Australian consumer prices rose by more than expected last quarter while underlying inflation proved alarmingly high, reviving pressure f

From Global Markets Dec 12

RBA Hints Aussie Dollar Could Dip to US75c

The Australian dollar hit a four-year low on Thursday at US82.15c but it recovered and closed at US83.20c. Reserved Bank of Australia (RBA) officials warn that the Aussie dollar could further depreciate to US75c.