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US stocks advance ahead of US fed on rates

US equities advanced on the main indices ahead of the results of Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting on interest rate policy – in anticipation the fed will continue to follow its previously…

Jury acquits Casey Anthony in 2-year-old daughter’s 2008 death

On Tuesday a Florida jury acquitted Casey Anthony of murdering Caylee Anthony, her two year old daughter. Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and…

Legislation Needed for Fracking

Australian mining companies and projects are involved in a growing international environmental furore over the hydrocarbon extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. The process involves injecting a high…

E.Coli Outbreak Undermines European Food Security

The recent E.Coli outbreak across Europe, which has resulted in as many as 22 deaths, illustrates some of the many challenges to food security in a globalised world. Food security…

India, Australia and the United States – Strategic Convergence

Given the emerging security scenario in the Indo-Pacific region, where all three countries face challenges from terrorism and non-traditional security threats such as piracy, drug trafficking, serious communicable diseases, illegal…

Head of IMF on Suicide Watch

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, International Monetary Fund chief whip, is under suicide watch after being arrested for an alleged sex attack, officials say.   Law enforcement officials emphasised that all prisoners arriving…

Head of IMF on Suicide Watch

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, International Monetary Fund chief whip, is under suicide watch after being arrested for an alleged sex attack, officials say.   Law enforcement officials emphasised that all prisoners arriving…

German Pharmaceutical Faces US Lawsuit over Oral Contraceptive

A German chemical and pharmaceutical company is facing a lawsuit in the US after a teenager died from a blood clot allegedly linked the one of the company’s products –…

Girl Hospitalised after Eating Mother’s Drug-Tainted Noodles

A US girl fell ill and had to be hospitalised after eating noodles prepared by her mother in a pot that allegedly had been used to make the drug PCP.…

Al-Qaeda Leader Osama bin Laden is Dead

US President Barack Obama has confirmed that Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama bin Laden has been killed in an attack by US special forces who have seized his body.  …

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