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Australia's apology for military abuse rapped as rushed
Australia's apology for military abuse rapped as rushed

Australia's apology to sex abuse victims in the military was criticised Tuesday as too rushed to allow the victims to witness it, even as it was welcomed as a necessary step.

Australia's apology for military abuse rapped as rushed
Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy
Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy

US Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney attacked President Barack Obama's Middle East policy late Sunday, stepping up the pressure after a wave of anti-US protests in the Islamic world.

Romney attacks Obama's 'dangerous' Mideast policy
Samsung acknowledges criticism of China plants
Samsung acknowledges criticism of China plants

South Korea's Samsung Electronics acknowledged Wednesday criticisms of working conditions at its plants in China, but rejected a US-based watchdog's charge that they were "inhumane".

Samsung acknowledges criticism of China plants
Libyan interim Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali. ©REUTERS/Ismail Zetouni
Libya's under-fire interior minister quits

Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali resigned on Sunday after coming under fire for the performance of security forces during a surge of violence that has rocked Libya, an official from his office told AFP.

Libya's under-fire interior minister quits
Todd Akin. Photo courtesy of rawstory.com
Furor over Republican's 'legitimate rape' comment

A Republican senatorial candidate triggered a firestorm of criticism Sunday, including a rebuff from Mitt Romney's campaign, after he suggested that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy.

Furor over Republican's 'legitimate rape' comment
Cast members of <i>Stars Earn Stripes</i> NBC show. Photo courtesy of buddytv.com
US reality TV show accused of trivializing war

An NBC television reality show featuring US celebrities competing in quasi-military drills is coming under fire from Nobel laureates and other critics who say the idea trivializes a deadly serious subject.

US reality TV show accused of trivializing war
Australian police chief attacks violent video games
Australian police chief attacks violent video games

One of Australia's top police officers on Monday criticised violent video games that glorify rape and murder, after a spate of high-profile knifings by young people.

Australian police chief attacks violent video games
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US report on religious freedom 'unjustified': China

China's official Xinhua news agency said Tuesday there was "no justification" for a US report signalling a marked deterioration in the country's religious freedom in 2011.

US report on religious freedom 'unjustified': China
Romney, in London, criticizes Olympic prep
Romney, in London, criticizes Olympic prep

US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made some undiplomatic criticism of London's preparations for the Olympic Games on Wednesday, expressing concern about Britain's readiness to host the event.

Romney, in London, criticizes Olympic prep
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Yessimov answers critics over cutting down trees in Almaty

Akim (Mayor) of Almaty Akhmetzhan Yessimov gave the exact number of trees in the city: 1 371 000.

Yessimov answers critics over cutting down trees in Almaty
Yerzhan Kazykhanov (L) and Nurlan Yerimbetov (R). Photo courtesy of megapolis.kz
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister threatened with a shoe for thanking Borat

If I were there, I would have thrown my shoe at Mr. Kazykhanov: Nurlan Yerimbetov criticized Kazykhanov.

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister threatened with a shoe for thanking Borat