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Dozens feared dead as asylum seeker boat capsizes off Christmas Island "'This is looking increasingly grim by the hour,' said Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare this afternoon. It appeared the suspected asylum seekers were all from Afghanistan and that there were between 90 to 100 people still unaccounted for."
Rio+20: Doing the zombie shuffle "Rio+20 is a zombie summit, shuffling through its paces dead-eyed, toothless, empty-handed. It is a ritual that lacks a clear agenda or international commitment to action. Its 53-page, 283-clause draft text can rightly be criticised as a pastiche of platitudes."
Why women still can't have it all "I said, 'When this is over, I’m going to write an op-ed titled ‘Women Can't Have It All'. 'You can't write that,' she said. 'You, of all people.' What she meant was that such a statement, coming from a high-profile career woman, would be a terrible signal to younger generations of women." (Anne-Marie Slaughter)
The scam Wall Street learned from the mafia "Along with virtually every major bank and finance company on Wall Street, these three wiseguys spent the past decade taking part in a breathtakingly broad scheme to skim billions of dollars from the coffers of cities and small towns across America." (Matt Taibbi)
Greece hopes for German payback on the pitch "Everyone knows the score before a game starts. It is 0 to 0. The playing field is level. The referee is fair. The rules favor no one. If only such principles were seen applying to the euro zone currency union, the emotions over Friday’s Euro 2012 soccer quarterfinals between Greece and Germany would not be so intense."