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China’s Serious & Breaking Vaccine Scandal: Are Your Vaccines Made In China?

By Catherine J. Frompovich Please consider this a “public service announcement,” if you will, because the mainstream, lamestream media probably will not report on the growing Chinese vaccine scandal and huge protests against vaccines made and administered in China. However,...

/ July 23, 2018

The Secret Internet War Over Bots

Companies are waging an invisible data war online. And your phone might be an unwitting soldier. Retailers from Amazon and Walmart to tiny startups want to know what their competitors charge. Brick and mortar retailers can send people, sometimes called...

/ July 23, 2018

Users Sue Juul for Addicting Them to Nicotine

Juul Labs, the San Francisco-based e-cigarette company, is under pressure from parents, schools, public health advocates, lawmakers, and the Food and Drug Administration for its popularity with younger users, who have gravitated to Juul’s discrete rechargeable vaping device and nicotine...

/ July 23, 2018

2 Unlimited Finally Reach Their Limit

The latest news from the old school community suggests that the 1990’s Eurodance powerhouse, 2 Unlimited, have finally reached their limit. Until now, it was largely considered that the duo had no limits, as was heavily emphasised in their seminal...

/ July 23, 2018

‘Made in China makes us terrified’: Vaccine scandal sparks widespread outrage

Updated July 23, 2018 20:13:21 Photo: Parents are concerned their children received defective vaccinations. (AP: Chinatopix) A vaccine scandal in China has caused widespread outrage both on social media and in the pages of the country's government-controlled newspapers, with officials...

/ July 23, 2018

Trump and Iran’s Rouhani trade angry threats

Donald Trump fired off a capitalized tweet warning Iran's President Rouhani to "BE CAUTIOUS!" US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have traded hostile warnings, amid rising tensions between the two countries. Mr Trump tweeted Iran would "suffer...

/ July 23, 2018

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China has seen a number of incidents involving medicine safety in recent years Authorities in China have ordered an investigation into a vaccination scandal as panic grows over product safety. Last week vaccine maker...

/ July 23, 2018

Gunmen storm governorate building in Iraq’s Erbil: Official

Gunmen have stormed the governorate building in Erbil, the seat of the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq, according to a local official. "At around 7:45am two gunmen approached the entrance of the governorate and opened fire at the guards....

/ July 23, 2018

Meet DOJ’s Crypto Czar: Expert Take

In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by...

/ July 23, 2018

Toronto shooting: 2 dead, 13 injured, motive not yet known

Two people including the gunman are dead and 13 wounded in Toronto after a shooting in the busy Greektown neighborhood, adding to concern about gun violence in Canada's largest city. "One female adult has died. One young girl in critical...

/ July 23, 2018

Whales surface in front of surfers at Cronulla

Posted July 23, 2018 17:23:53 Photo: Two whales swim close to surfers at Cronulla on Sunday morning. (Facebook: Cronulla-National Surfing Reserve) Map: Cronulla 2230 A lucky group of surfers off Sydney's Cronulla Beach has had a close encounter with two...

/ July 23, 2018

Train inquiry to examine why NGR carriages don’t comply with disability laws

Updated July 23, 2018 17:22:51 Photo: Air-conditioning and disabled access have been ongoing problems for NGR train carriages. (Supplied: Transport and Main Roads) The bungled rollout of Queensland's newest fleet of trains, which have been plagued by defects and disability...

/ July 23, 2018

Teen arrested over death of woman at Melbourne CBD apartment

Updated July 23, 2018 17:22:51 A 17-year-old from Sunshine North in Melbourne has been arrested by Victoria Police over the death of a woman at a short-stay apartment complex in the CBD early on Saturday morning. Laa Chol, 19, from...

/ July 23, 2018

Get TERFs out of Feminism

The London Pride parade was derailed this year by a transphobic group of women who broke into it and despite not having parade passes were then allowed to lead. They held up large signs that said: “Transactivists erases lesbians,” “Get...

/ July 23, 2018

Three men arrested over acid attack on British toddler

Updated July 23, 2018 16:57:08 British police have arrested three men in London after a suspected acid attack on a three-year-old boy in the English city of Worcester. The boy was taken to hospital with serious burns to his arm...

/ July 23, 2018

Hells Angels bikie ‘violently’ resisting arrest captured in body camera footage by NT Police

Updated July 23, 2018 17:12:54 Related Story: NT vows to introduce new bikie laws after spike in violence Related Story: Rebels bikie gang constitution 'juvenile', 'poorly written': NT justice A high-ranking Hells Angels bikie has been found guilty of resisting...

/ July 23, 2018

‘I know I’m right’: Australian nun fights Philippines deportation order

Posted July 23, 2018 16:32:52 An Australian nun who irked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte by joining political rallies against him and his Government continues to fight to stay in the country. Sister Patricia Anne Fox filed a motion for reconsideration...

/ July 23, 2018

Artist Vincent Valdez Made a Painting So Provocative This Texas Museum Waited a Year to Unveil It

It’s not every day that an artist sets out to paint a 30-foot-long canvas filled with larger-than-life Ku Klux Klansmen staring ominously back at the viewer. And so, when the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin...

/ July 23, 2018

‘There’s no excuse for it’: Victorian MP caught drink driving told to consider future

Posted July 23, 2018 16:22:46 Victoria's Opposition Leader Matthew Guy says he is "exceedingly angry" at a state Liberal MP who was caught drink driving over the weekend and has asked him to consider his future in parliament. Upper House...

/ July 23, 2018

‘We are caretakers of the land’: Men fined for driving on closed 4WD tracks

Updated July 23, 2018 16:39:27 Photo: Wells and Heres say they both identified as Aboriginal. (ABC News: Henry Zwartz) Two men from Tasmania's west coast have been fined after riding all-terrain vehicles on closed four-wheel-drive tracks on a reserve known...

/ July 23, 2018