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Friday, 14 October 2011

Lead item

The Australian solution "The government announced that it had little choice but to embrace onshore processing. This was despite knowing for weeks it had no choice because the legislation was never going to pass the Senate." (Phillip Coorey)

Sydney Morning Herald
Asylum Seekers

Friday, 14 October 2011

General item

Occupy Wall Street has already won "Suddenly, the issues of equity, fairness, justice, income distribution, and accountability for the economic cataclysm - issues all but ignored for a generation - are front and center." (Eliot Spitzer) 


The strange tale of Sir Richard Branson's plot to oust Robert Mugabe "According to Sir Richard, the scheme initially came into being because he had a chance meeting with Mr Gono at an airport in South Africa early in 2007."

The Independent

Friday, 14 October 2011

General item

Huaxi: The village that towers above China "An incongruous new sight has risen up in the countryside of eastern China: a skyscraper taller than any building in London or Tokyo, topped by what looks very much like a giant, golden disco ball."


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