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Concerns at 'Vampire' Project Aboriginal people in Central Australia have learned of an international scientific proposal to take blood and hair samples from indigenous people in Australia. The director of the Central Australian Aboriginal
This summary of developments relating to the death penalty was compiled by Amnesty International. Jamaica On November 2, 1993, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London (which remains the final court of appeal for 16
Taming of the Great South Land — A history of the conquest of Nature in Australia By William J. Lines Allen and Unwin. 337 pp. $19.95. Reviewed by Dave Riley When you fly the east coast of Australia on a window seat, you look down on a
Two million hectares of rainforest at risk On January 24, the Ecuadorian government opened 10 new rainforest blocks to oil development. The Quito-based environmental organisation, Accion Ecologica, has requested that faxes be sent to the
By Richie Walsh Some six months ago, Irish people and those around the world who wish for and work towards peace in Ireland were astounded to find that the leader of the Social Democratic Labour Party, John Hume, Westminster MP, and Gerry Adams,
More than 10,000 Kooris and their supporters gathered at Survival '94 in Sydney on Invasion Day, Jan 26th, to celebrate Aboriginal culture and struggle. The day-long event brought performers and participants from all over Australia. The range of
Family life in New York City Falsettos Sydney Theatre Company Drama Theatre, Opera House, to March 5 Directed by Wayne Harrison Music and lyrics by William Finn Reviewed by Graham Matthews In this "Year of the Family", Falsettos
GENEVA, January 18 (WHO) — More than 30% of the world's under-five-year-old children — about 192 million in all — are still malnourished and underweight, according to a World Health Organisation report. More than two-thirds of those
By Jana D.K. JAKARTA — In late December, controversy erupted here after it was reported that the Portuguese newspaper Publico had printed a letter by jailed Fretilin leader Xanana Gusmao in which he requested that the Portuguese government
Open Learning: International Politics — an Australian perspective — Cold War and the Wave of Democracy in the Third world looks at the Reagan doctrine in the Third World, which sought to roll back Soviet influence. The program looks at whether
Puerto Rican nationalist radiated, says family SAN JUAN — The family of Nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos, a principal Puerto Rican independence figure of this century, is demanding that the US admit to torturing Campos by radiation.
By Tom Kelly Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer over their lifetime. This is the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world, and it is increasing. Recent figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show a
Amen "Kennett looks like he should have been on drugs." — Victorian Labor MLA Neil Cole, scoring a telling point in the debate on legalisation of marijuana. Popular non-government A New Zealand opinion poll in early January asked voters to
Mexico donates school pads for Cuban children HAVANA — The Mexican government has donated three million note pads for school children in Cuba. A Mexican official in Havana, Cristina de la Garza, says the donation will help to support Cuba's
War by other means "America's ignoble isolation of Vietnam for the defeat it sustained in the Vietnam war is coming to an end — and not before time." responded the Australian editorial to the news that the US Senate had voted on January 28 to
'Health risk' from Telecom tower ADELAIDE — Henley Beach residents are being "kept in the dark" over proposals to construct a six-metre telecommunications structure (for mobile phone services) on the roof of the Western Community Hospital.

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