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18 February 2014

Stories from 18 February 2014

Seeking Asylum in Australia Is ‘Getting Real Ugly’

  18 February 2014

Gary Sauer-Thompson pulls no punches in his assessment of the latest crisis at Papua New Guinea's Manus Island asylum seeker detention centre. It is part of the so-called Pacific Solution. In a post for his blog Public Opinion, it's getting real ugly, he calls it a concentration camp… designed to...

Miss Online Award in Miss Indonesia Pageant

  18 February 2014

Aside from presenting their beauty, charm, talent, and intelligence, contestants of the Miss Indonesia 2014 beauty pageant also learned to be tech-savvy. Special tech-related awards were given during the contest such as Miss Chatting, Miss Social Media, and Miss Online.

VIDEO: UN Report on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea

  18 February 2014

Horrible stories about North Korea is nothing new. But this may be one of the most extensive reports worth-reading on the country's abysmal human rights condition. A new report by a UN Commission of Inquiry reveals unspeakable crimes against humanity carried out by the North Korean regime against its own...

SmartNomination, a Counter to the Binge Drinking Game Neknomination

  18 February 2014

The online drinking game Neknomination that promotes binge drinking for teenagers has outraged many people around the world. Neknomination asks participants to film themselves drinking an alcoholic beverage in one gulp, upload the footage to the web and nominate others to do the same. Julien Voinson, a young frenchman from Bordeaux, decided...

Bermuda: Political Shenanigans

  18 February 2014

Bermuda deserves better. Our country is in deep trouble, and you are fiddling away with self-absorption. Vexed Bermoothes has some advice for the country's politicians.

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