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Cocaine haul in Peru

From Science Sep 11

Global Commission On Drug Policy Recommends Decriminalisation of Heroin, Cocaine

The Global Commission on Drug Policy wants to go beyond the legalisation of marijuana but would recommend on Tuesday, Sept 16, the decriminalisation and regulation of the use of most other illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

Cyclists look at a naked cyclist taking part in the World Naked Bike Ride in Thessaloniki, northern Greece

From Law Sep 11

Social Media Campaign Asks American Women To Walk Naked Outdoors To Mark 13th Anniversary Of 9/11 & Weed Out Neighbourhood Terrorists

The United States has gone beyond traditional memorial services in New York and Washington DC to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon. With another threat from Islamic fundamentalists hovering over the country and other parts of the world, a photographer has l...


From Global Markets Sep 11

New Crowdfunding Firm Focuses on Alternative Mortgage Financing

A newly launched crowdfunding platform will be focusing on raising funds for non-bank lenders that provide short-term commercial property loans to small individuals and businesses looking at real estate investing, a report on Bloomberg said.

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his weapon as he walks during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Assad in Morek

From Law Sep 11

Islamic Centre Raid In Brisbane Leads To Arrest Of 2 Men Recruiting Aussies To Fight In Syria

Australian federal police arrested on Wednesday two men after they raided the iQraa Islamic Centre in Underwood. They arrested 31-year-old Omar Succarieh of Kuraby and an unnamed 21-year-old man from Boronia Heights.

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From Companies Sep 11

Google Perks Allow Wise Employees To Live Rent-Free, Enable One Worker To Buy House After 3 Years Of Piggybacking On Freebies

Because of the many perks enjoyed by Google employees, ranging from gourmet food to gym to laundry facilities, some wise workers manage to go around the giant tech firm's policy that no one should live in its office.

Trainer Freddie Roach (L) and boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines pose in the lobby of the Venetian Las Vegas Resort in Nevada August 30, 2014. Pacquiao and his opponent Chris Algieri of the U.S. are on an international tour promoting their WBO welter

From Sports Sep 11

Boxing News 2014: Roach Says Pacquiao & Cotto Are Better Fighters Than Mayweather

In an apparent bid to bait Floyd Mayweather into admitting plans to fight Manny Pacquiao, coach Freddie Roach is provoking Money May by saying that his wards, Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, are now better fighters than the unbeaten American boxer.

Accenture Raises Full-year Profit Forecast

From Companies Sep 11

Australian Tax Office Considers Outsourcing IT Work To BPO Accenture’s Philippine Delivery Centre

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is open to the invitation by global business process outsourcing (BPO) giant Accenture to offshore IT work to the company's offices in the Philippines. However, ATO assured Australians that the deal, if it would push through, would exclude sending of personal tax information to Manila.

The iPhone 6 And The iPhone 6 Plus Are Shown During An Apple Event At The Flint Center In Cupertino

From Companies Sep 10

Telstra Offers Extra Credit & Download Data As Telcos Start iPhone 6 War Early

Telcos are riding on the expected consumer frenzy created by the Wednesday launch of Apple's iPhone 6. Telstra is enticing smartphone enthusiast to buy the flagship device from it and get extra credit and download data.

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From Companies Sep 10

Orange Open To Buy-Out Spanish Telcos Jazztel & Yoigo

French telco giant Orange is considering a buy-out of Spanish telcos Jazztel and Yoigo if ever these two firms would be placed on the block, said Orange CEO Federico Colom.

Zero alcohol drinks

From Science Sep 10

UK Housing Association Scraps Plan To Open Alcoholic Housing Unit

The Oakley Trinity Housing Association set aside its plan to operate a 24-bed facility for alcohol-dependent people on its Nazareth House site in Bishop Street. The group scrapped the idea due to negative response from residents who opposed the project.